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May
11
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Live on Zoom

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation.  

Due to long-awaited medical advancements, Fibromyalgia is now generally considered a component of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME/CFS.  

The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion.

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol.

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. The Zoom like will be sent out 30 minutes prior to the program.

Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
11
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
11
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Virtual Intermediate Chess Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

We're starting an INTERMEDIATE class for those children who have previous chess experience.  This more advanced class meets every other Tuesday (this is the alternative week from the beginner chess program).  Class is limited to 15 children.

Kids in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Joe for teamdigusa.com .

In this Intermediate level class, the students will learn about more advanced tactics/strategies along with openings and end game theory.

The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyze the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game.

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with more comfortable with Chess.com please view this video before our first class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WIvM4CpQU

Registration for the event with a valid email address is required for each session. You will receive a ZOOM link with access to the class after registration.

Coach Joe Lessard was born in Springfield, MA and has played chess for most of his life. His current USCF Rating is 1524. Coach Joe graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Questions?  Call 203-794-8756 or email children@bethellibrary.org.

Virtual Intermediate Chess Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
11
6:00PM – 8:00 PM
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Music & Cocktail Night with Ethan James at J. Lawrence Downtown

J. Lawrence Downtown, 186 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Every Tuesday from 5pm- 8pm is J. LAW cocktail night !  All j. law cocktails are $9 & 1/2 price bottles of wine! PLUS live music with Ethan James.  Reservations suggested! Book at our website - https://www.jlawrencect.com/

Music & Cocktail Night with Ethan James at J. Lawrence Downtown

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May
11
MAY 1st – MAY 15th
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#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

Online Event for Non-Restaurant Businesses in Bethel, CT

Help make Bethel Businesses Shine during the month of May by sharing photos of your visits to the great businesses in our town.

Make sure to tag them with #ShineBethel and @BethelChamberCT!

Part 1 focuses on all non-restaurant businesses located in Bethel (don't worry, restaurants will be showcased in Part 2 from May 16th - 30th)

We will choose a random person to win a gift card to our new Buy Local eGift Card program that is launching in May.  The winner will be announced on our social media pages so be sure to like us & follow us.

While you are busy tagging and sharing, feel free to include our friends at:
Support Local - Bethel CT, Bethel Grapevine and Hello, Bethel CT

#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

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May
12
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children take turns adding to and finishing a story--encouraging children to work together to finish a story or draw pictures of the ending they created. This online story time program, for Pre-K to grade 2.

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
12
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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4:30 Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning with this virtual program open to children Grades 4-7.

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

2) Stop by the library to pick up a cartooning packet. You may arrange a curbside pickup if you do not wish to come inside for the packet.

3) The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your cartooning packet handy, along with pencils, erasers and a sturdy surface to draw on.

Each session will cover one section of the cartooning packet. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, make sure to sign up for each individual session to receive the zoom link. Registration is limited to eight children/ session. You will only need to pick up a cartooning packet once. Please call the library with any questions: (203)774-8756

Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the e-mail provided.

Contact: Children's Services Department at 203-794-8756 ext. 4 or children@bethellibrary.org

Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7 - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
12
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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6:30 Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning with this virtual program open to children Grades 4-7.

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

2) Stop by the library to pick up a cartooning packet. You may arrange a curbside pickup if you do not wish to come inside for the packet.

3) The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your cartooning packet handy, along with pencils, erasers and a sturdy surface to draw on.

Each session will cover one section of the cartooning packet. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, make sure to sign up for each individual session to receive the zoom link. Registration is limited to eight children/ session. You will only need to pick up a cartooning packet once. Please call the library with any questions: (203)774-8756

Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the e-mail provided.

Contact: Children's Services Department at 203-794-8756 ext. 4 or children@bethellibrary.org

Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7 - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
12
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Behavioral Health 101/Hosted by Western CT Coalition

On Zoom

This free training will include education around substance misuse, problem gambling, and other mental health concerns.  Participants will leave with valuable skills and connections to prevention, treatment, and recovery resources. Participants will receive a $20 Panera Bread gift card. Register today at http://events.con

stantcontact.com/register/event... We hope to see you!

More info: Kathy Hanley, Western CT Coalition, 203-743-7741, khanley@wctcoalition.org

Behavioral Health 101/Hosted by Western CT Coalition

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May
12
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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Lisa Gutkin & Matt Darriau "Call In the Klezmorim" A Kool Klezmer Jam @ La Zingara Restaurant

La Zingara Restaurant, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT 06801

A Klezmer gathering, hosted by Lisa Gutkin and Matt Darriau (of the Grammy Award winning Klezmatics) featuring Christina Crowder, Ilya Shneyveys, David Licht (the original drummer for the Klezmatics), and surprise guests

Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability. Tickets Are Sold By The Table ONLY. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request.

Lisa Gutkin & Matt Darriau "Call In the Klezmorim" A Kool Klezmer Jam @ La Zingara Restaurant

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May
12
MAY 1st – MAY 15th
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#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

Online Event for Non-Restaurant Businesses in Bethel, CT

Help make Bethel Businesses Shine during the month of May by sharing photos of your visits to the great businesses in our town.

Make sure to tag them with #ShineBethel and @BethelChamberCT!

Part 1 focuses on all non-restaurant businesses located in Bethel (don't worry, restaurants will be showcased in Part 2 from May 16th - 30th)

We will choose a random person to win a gift card to our new Buy Local eGift Card program that is launching in May.  The winner will be announced on our social media pages so be sure to like us & follow us.

While you are busy tagging and sharing, feel free to include our friends at:
Support Local - Bethel CT, Bethel Grapevine and Hello, Bethel CT

#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

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May
13
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for PJ Storytime. This online story time program is for children Pre K to grade 2.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
13
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Glenn Roth Live at Note Kitchen & Bar

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Glenn Roth Live at Note Kitchen & Bar. Join me  for great food, drink, & music!!

Glenn Roth Live at Note Kitchen & Bar

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May
13
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Water Safety for Parents at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

ummer is about to begin, and so is our time in and near water--whether pools, lakes or oceans.  

Water Safety for Parents focuses on how to protect yourself and your family from potential water dangers.

Our speaker, Maria Tumang, will offer facts and information on what potenial dangers and offer talking points with kids about how to what to do to prevent water accidents.  This will give parents a starting point on having a water safety discussion with their children, as well as giving them real “how-to’s” and “what-to-do’s”  to keep their children safe around water. Parents play a big role in their kids’ safety around water and it’s important for each family to know how to discuss and address common water safety rules that everyone must follow,

Maria has been a swim instructor for over 15 years, and have taught babies from 6 months old to school-age kids to adults.  She teaches swimming and water aerobics at the Regional YMCA of Western CT in Brookfield, and was the Aquatics Director at the Regional YMCA in Brookfield.  

Water Safety for Parents at Bethel Public Library

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May
13
MAY 1st – MAY 15th
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#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

Online Event for Non-Restaurant Businesses in Bethel, CT

Help make Bethel Businesses Shine during the month of May by sharing photos of your visits to the great businesses in our town.

Make sure to tag them with #ShineBethel and @BethelChamberCT!

Part 1 focuses on all non-restaurant businesses located in Bethel (don't worry, restaurants will be showcased in Part 2 from May 16th - 30th)

We will choose a random person to win a gift card to our new Buy Local eGift Card program that is launching in May.  The winner will be announced on our social media pages so be sure to like us & follow us.

While you are busy tagging and sharing, feel free to include our friends at:
Support Local - Bethel CT, Bethel Grapevine and Hello, Bethel CT

#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

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May
14
7:00 PM
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Justin Chan & the Vices at J. Lawrence Downtown

J. Lawrence Downtown, 186 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Justin Chan & the Vices return to J. Lawrence Downtown for their first show of 2021. Come out and party with the band as they celebrate the return of live music with brand new original songs and a host of classic covers! Reservations are recommended.

Justin Chan & the Vices at J. Lawrence Downtown

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May
14
6:00 PM
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Brian Matzke @ Sessionflo at Note Kitchen & Bar

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Brian Matzke @ Sessionflo at Note Kitchen & Bar.

Locally sourced dining; fine wines; craft beers, artisan cocktails, soulful music.

Offering a Unique mix of classic, alternative, indie rock, pop, country and americana music to enjoy.

Brian Matzke @ Sessionflo at Note Kitchen & Bar

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May
14
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Wiggle Storytime /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare.

Let's get moving!  Join us for this story time, for children 18 months to 4 years, where our books will help us move our bodies.  

This online story time program will include songs, rhymes and stories that help us bend, stretch and wiggle.    

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Wiggle Storytime /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
14
7:00 PM
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North County Trio at Notch8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Join the North County Trio on the Notch8 patio for some Country Music and Good Times.  

North County Trio at Notch8

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May
14
5:00 PM
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Street Food Summer at Symmetry Gastro Brewery

Broken Symmetry Gastro Brewery, 5 Depot Place, Bethel, CT 06801

Today marks the official start of our #streetfoodsummer at Broken Symmetry Gastro Brewery. “What does that mean?” you ask?:

The first Friday of every month we will roll out the grill and announce our street food theme for specials for that entire month!

Get ready because this summer is about to be #lit literally and figuratively.

Street Food Summer at Symmetry Gastro Brewery
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May
14
MAY 1st – MAY 15th
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#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

Online Event for Non-Restaurant Businesses in Bethel, CT

Help make Bethel Businesses Shine during the month of May by sharing photos of your visits to the great businesses in our town.

Make sure to tag them with #ShineBethel and @BethelChamberCT!

Part 1 focuses on all non-restaurant businesses located in Bethel (don't worry, restaurants will be showcased in Part 2 from May 16th - 30th)

We will choose a random person to win a gift card to our new Buy Local eGift Card program that is launching in May.  The winner will be announced on our social media pages so be sure to like us & follow us.

While you are busy tagging and sharing, feel free to include our friends at:
Support Local - Bethel CT, Bethel Grapevine and Hello, Bethel CT

#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

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May
15
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Bethel CT Garden Club Plant Sale 2021

Bethel Municipal Center, 1 School Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Value priced locally grown perennials, farm grown tomato and pepper plants, free advice from Master Gardeners and a raffle.

All proceeds benefit the Bethel Garden Club's efforts for the beautification and enhancement of Bethel's public gardens and window boxes.

(Plant and raffle prize donations accepted in advance, please message via Facebook)

Rain or shine!

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May
15
Last Day for #ShineBethel Part 1
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#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

Online Event for Non-Restaurant Businesses in Bethel, CT

Help make Bethel Businesses Shine during the month of May by sharing photos of your visits to the great businesses in our town.

Make sure to tag them with #ShineBethel and @BethelChamberCT!

Part 1 focuses on all non-restaurant businesses located in Bethel (don't worry, restaurants will be showcased in Part 2 from May 16th - 30th)

We will choose a random person to win a gift card to our new Buy Local eGift Card program that is launching in May.  The winner will be announced on our social media pages so be sure to like us & follow us.

While you are busy tagging and sharing, feel free to include our friends at:
Support Local - Bethel CT, Bethel Grapevine and Hello, Bethel CT

#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

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May
15
1:00 PM
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Guided Hike in Bethel/Hosted by Bethel Land Trust and Bethel Parks & Rec

Franc Preserve, 160 Plumtrees Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Check out some FUN Hikes the Bethel Land Trust will be having in the month of May! No registration needed -- just show up at the designated date and time!
ALL hikes are for the whole family! Overlook will be less then 1 hour and the shortest distance. Wolfpits and the Franc hikes will be approximately 2+ miles, and hour or slightly longer -- but still kid friendly!

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Guided Hike in Bethel/Hosted by Bethel Land Trust and Bethel Parks & Rec

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May
15
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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The Edukated Fleas at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch!

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

The Edukated Fleas at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch! Spring is here and the Fleas are swinging again! We are delighted to be returning to Note in Bethel, one of our favorite music venues, for a Ukulele Swing brunch on the patio (weather permitting). Enjoy a fabulous lunch or brunch (the food at Note is outstanding) and come celebrate the return of live music. We are looking forward to playing for you and seeing some old friends!

The Edukated Fleas at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch!

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May
15
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Bethel Farmer's Market

Bethel Farmer's Market, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Bethel Farmer's Market Summer Hours Return! We are returning to weekly markets and summer hours beginning May 1, 2021.

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Bethel Farmer's Market

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May
15
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Panda Pot Painting at The Giggling Pig

The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio, 272 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Come join us for this fun Panda Pot Painting Class at The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio.

Panda Pot Painting at The Giggling Pig

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May
16
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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Strawberry Picking Bear Painting at The Giggling Pig

The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio, 272 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

It's almost strawberry picking season! Celebrate by joining us for this fun painting on canvas. All ages welcome.

Strawberry Picking Bear Painting at The Giggling Pig

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May
17
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Spanish Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

This online story time program for grades Pre K - 2 will include songs, rhymes and stories.  The first 10 families to register can check out a bag of story time materials for one week that will be used during the program, however the materials are not necessary to join in!  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Spanish Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
17
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Karaoke Mondays at La Diferencia Restaurant

La Diferencia Restaurant, 208 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801
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Karaoke Mondays at La Diferencia Restaurant

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May
17
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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Acoustic Open Mic at Note Kitchen & Bar

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

We're Back!  The area's premier open mic returns.  4 years strong. Sign-Up day of event - noteopenmic@gmail.com or show up and add your name to the list.

Each performer gets 2 songs / 8 minutes.  Last round encore or group jam as time permits.  

Outdoor Only - Weather permitting.

Acoustic Open Mic at Note Kitchen & Bar

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May
17
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Introduction to Google Sheets/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Learn how to use Google Sheets, a free web-based spreadsheet program. This class will go over inputting data, creating formulas, as well as formatting, exporting, and sharing spreadsheets. Please have a Google account created prior to this class. The Zoom link will be sent 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Introduction to Google Sheets/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Virtual Beginner Chess for 1st - 5th Grade Kids/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Kids in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Joe for teamdigusa.com.

Students will learn chess basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyze the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game.

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  

To become more comfortable with Chess.com please view this video before our first class:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WIvM4CpQU

Registration for the event with a valid email address is required for each session. You will receive a ZOOM link with access to the class after registration.

Questions?  Call 203-794-8756 or email children@bethellibrary.org.

Virtual Beginner Chess for 1st - 5th Grade Kids/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
18
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
18
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
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Morning Book Chat/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

From the author of Me Before You, this novel, set in Depression-era America, is a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.

In The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, five heroic women are committed to their job of bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.  Based on a true story rooted in America's past, this novel is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling.  Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic-a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. (From the publisher).

We are also offering a book guide for all registrants which highlights the author's background, offers interviews and book insights, as well as topics and questions to stimulate the conversation.

We have preordered copies of the book for you.  Just call the Library at 203-794-8756 to reserve your copy and schedule a curbside pick-up.

Please note that this discussion will be via Zoom; registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link.

Paperback The Giver of Stars Book
Morning Book Chat/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
18
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Music & Cocktail Night with Amanda Bellitto at J. Lawrence Downtown

J. Lawrence Downtown, 186 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Music & Cocktail Night w/ Amanda Bellitto at J. Lawrence Downtown. Amanda Bellitto-Vocals/Rick Baumer-Guitar. $8 cocktail special 5-8pm

Music & Cocktail Night w/ Amanda Bellitto at J. Lawrence Downtown

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May
19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Science Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for Science Storytime for grades Pre K - 2.   It's never too early to have fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)! This program features a story and an activity to extend learning and explore STEM concepts at home.  All materials are easily found around the home like food coloring or tin foil.

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Science Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
19
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Children's Craft @ Home/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom (Pick-up Make and Take kit prior to program)

Get crafty with this virtual program open to children Grades 3-6 and create paper butterflies! First, sign up online and then stop by the library to pick up a Make and Take craft kit. Craft kits may be picked up with a curbside pickup appointment. The day of the program, check your email for the zoom link to virtually join the program.  Make sure to have your Make and Take kit handy, along with a pair of scissors. Registration is limited to eight children/session.

Paper Butterfly Craft
Children's Craft @ Home/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
19
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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The Roger Post Trio @La Zingara Restaurant

La Zingara Restaurant, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT 06801

Come be entertained by local legend, veteran JaZz players: legendary Bill Crow on Bass, Dave Childs on Piano, Bob Kolb on Sax, and Roger Post on Drums

Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability. Tickets Are Sold By The Table ONLY. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request.

The Roger Post Trio @La Zingara Restaurant

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May
20
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for PJ Storytime. This online story time program is for children Pre K to grade 2.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
20
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Find Your Stuff: Tips & Tricks of Home Organizing/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

It’s time for Spring Cleaning and getting organized around the house. Join Jan Baltrush, a professional organizer and owner of Find Your Stuff, in de-cluttering, organizing and making better use of the space around your house. Studies show that getting rid of clutter eliminated 40% of housework, and once you’ve decluttered and organized, you’ll feel more productive, save money, and be less stressed.  

Jan is a Residential Organizer who offers a variety of organizing services and techniques. She helps her clients tame their paper piles,  organize a variety of closets, kitchens, garages and home offices. Learn how to sort through items and make crucial decisions as to what to keep. Jan believes in the 3 “R”s – recycle / reuse / repurpose. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).

This is a ZOOM event requiring a valid email address to receive the ZOOM link approximately 1hr before the start of the event.

Find Your Stuff: Tips & Tricks of Home Organizing/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
21
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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The Red Hots Duo Live at Notch8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Join the ladies of The Red Hots as we serenade you on the patio of Notch8 in Bethel!

The Red Hots Duo live at Notch8

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May
21
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Wiggle Storytime /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare.

Let's get moving!  Join us for this story time, for children 18 months to 4 years, where our books will help us move our bodies.  

This online story time program will include songs, rhymes and stories that help us bend, stretch and wiggle.    

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Wiggle Storytime /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
22
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Foundations of LYT Yoga with Julie at Yogaspace

Yogaspace, 78 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT

LYT (Lara’s Yoga Technique) Yoga is a beautiful, energizing blend of traditional Yoga and Physical Therapy based principles of alignment and core strength.

At this workshop, you will experience how the sequencing of LYT Yoga actually makes your body stronger and better aligned while lighting up your brain. The LYT Method will help make your Yoga practice more sustainable!

And you will learn the importance of beginning each LYT Yoga class with The Reset to wake up your postural muscles and align your body. You will learn how to integrate the strength of your core (from shoulders to hips) throughout your Yoga practice and why we say, “When in doubt, recruit the glutes!”

Join us to explore how enjoyable it can be to practice Yoga in an unpredictable yet fluid, fun and functional way. And most importantly, you will learn how to carry everything you learn in LYT Yoga to other Yoga classes, sports, and everyday life!

Foundations of LYT Yoga with Julie

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May
22
7:00 PM
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Phoenix Tree at Notch8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Phoenix Tree at Notch8 - Music of the Grateful Dead, Beatles, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, originals and more!

Phoenix Tree at Notch 8

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May
22
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Bethel Farmer's Market

Bethel Farmer's Market, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Bethel Farmer's Market Summer Hours Return! We are returning to weekly markets and summer hours beginning May 1, 2021.

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Bethel Farmer's Market

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May
22
9:00 AM
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Guided Hike in Bethel/Hosted by Bethel Land Trust and Bethel Parks & Rec

Wolfpit Preserve, 37 Wolpfpit Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Check out some FUN Hikes the Bethel Land Trust will be having in the month of May! No registration needed -- just show up at the designated date and time!
ALL hikes are for the whole family! Overlook will be less then 1 hour and the shortest distance. Wolfpits and the Franc hikes will be approximately 2+ miles, and hour or slightly longer -- but still kid friendly!

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Guided Hike in Bethel/Hosted by Bethel Land Trust and Bethel Parks & Rec

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May
22
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Music with Belle & The Boys at J. Lawrence Downtown

J. Lawrence Downtown, 186 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Music with Belle & The Boys at J. Lawrence Downtown.

Join us for a casual, comfortable, vibrant atmosphere where people gather to experience creative food, seasonal cocktail menu, craft beer, wine & weekend brunch. Offering socially distanced indoor & outdoor dining & take out.

Music with Belle & The Boys at J. Lawrence Downtown

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May
23
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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VIP Petcare Vaccination Clinic at MyAgway Bethel

MyAgway, 74 South Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Don't miss this convenient way to get your furry friend up to date on vaccinations! Event by MyAgway-Smithland and VIP Petcare.

VIP Petcare Vaccination Clinic at MyAgway Bethel

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May
23
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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Rainbow Unicorn Painting at The Giggling Pig

The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio, 272 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a fun morning painting this colorful unicorn! Must pre-register space is limited.

Rainbow Unicorn Painting at The Giggling Pig

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May
24
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Spanish Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

This online story time program for grades Pre K - 2 will include songs, rhymes and stories.  The first 10 families to register can check out a bag of story time materials for one week that will be used during the program, however the materials are not necessary to join in!  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Spanish Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
24
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Introduction to Google Forms/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Learn how to use Google Forms, a free web-based survey administration software. This class will go over creating forms, adding different types of questions and images, editing styles, linking answers to spreadsheets, and sharing forms.

Please have a Google account created prior to this class. The Zoom link will be sent 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Introduction to Google Forms/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
25
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
25
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Virtual Intermediate Chess Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

We're starting an INTERMEDIATE class for those children who have previous chess experience.  This more advanced class meets every other Tuesday (this is the alternative week from the beginner chess program).  Class is limited to 15 children.

Kids in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Joe for teamdigusa.com .

In this Intermediate level class, the students will learn about more advanced tactics/strategies along with openings and end game theory.

The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyze the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game.

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with more comfortable with Chess.com please view this video before our first class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WIvM4CpQU

Registration for the event with a valid email address is required for each session. You will receive a ZOOM link with access to the class after registration.

Coach Joe Lessard was born in Springfield, MA and has played chess for most of his life. His current USCF Rating is 1524. Coach Joe graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Questions?  Call 203-794-8756 or email children@bethellibrary.org.

Virtual Intermediate Chess Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
25
6:00PM – 8:00 PM
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Music & Cocktail Night with Ethan James at J. Lawrence Downtown

J. Lawrence Downtown, 186 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Every Tuesday from 5pm- 8pm is J. LAW cocktail night !  All j. law cocktails are $9 & 1/2 price bottles of wine! PLUS live music with Ethan James.  Reservations suggested! Book at our website - https://www.jlawrencect.com/

Music & Cocktail Night with Ethan James at J. Lawrence Downtown

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May
26
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children take turns adding to and finishing a story--encouraging children to work together to finish a story or draw pictures of the ending they created. This online story time program, for Pre-K to grade 2.

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
26
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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4:30 Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning with this virtual program open to children Grades 4-7.

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

2) Stop by the library to pick up a cartooning packet. You may arrange a curbside pickup if you do not wish to come inside for the packet.

3) The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your cartooning packet handy, along with pencils, erasers and a sturdy surface to draw on.

Each session will cover one section of the cartooning packet. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, make sure to sign up for each individual session to receive the zoom link. Registration is limited to eight children/ session. You will only need to pick up a cartooning packet once. Please call the library with any questions: (203)774-8756

Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the e-mail provided.

Contact: Children's Services Department at 203-794-8756 ext. 4 or children@bethellibrary.org

Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7 - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
26
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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6:30 Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning with this virtual program open to children Grades 4-7.

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

2) Stop by the library to pick up a cartooning packet. You may arrange a curbside pickup if you do not wish to come inside for the packet.

3) The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your cartooning packet handy, along with pencils, erasers and a sturdy surface to draw on.

Each session will cover one section of the cartooning packet. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, make sure to sign up for each individual session to receive the zoom link. Registration is limited to eight children/ session. You will only need to pick up a cartooning packet once. Please call the library with any questions: (203)774-8756

Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the e-mail provided.

Contact: Children's Services Department at 203-794-8756 ext. 4 or children@bethellibrary.org

Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7 - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
26
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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Roni-Ben-Hur, Harvie S. & Tim Horner Trio @La Zingara Restaurant

La Zingara Restaurant, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT 06801

Roni-Ben-Hur, Harvie S & Tim Horner Trio @La Zingara Restaurant.

NYC Jazz Giants, "Introspection" CD Artists - Guitarist: Roni-Ben-Hur, Bassist: Harvie S. & Drummer: Tim Horner

Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability. Tickets Are Sold By The Table ONLY. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request.

Roni-Ben-Hur, Harvie S. & Tim Horner Trio @La Zingara Restaurant

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May
27
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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STEM @ Home for Teens: Ozobots /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Join us via Zoom for this week's STEM lesson for grades 6-12 using Ozobots provided by the library!  Ozobots are small coding robots that move, light up, and make sounds.

Ozobot take home kits are available for checkout for those registered for this program. By registering, you agree to our loan agreement and replacement costs, found here: https://www.bethellibrary.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/BPL-Tech-Kit-Loan-Agreement-REVISED.pdf Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the email provided.

STEM @ Home for Teens: Ozobots /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

   

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May
27
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for PJ Storytime. This online story time program is for children Pre K to grade 2.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
28
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Wiggle Storytime /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare.

Let's get moving!  Join us for this story time, for children 18 months to 4 years, where our books will help us move our bodies.  

This online story time program will include songs, rhymes and stories that help us bend, stretch and wiggle.    

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Wiggle Storytime /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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May
29
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Music on the Patio with Johnny & The Goats at J. Lawrence Downtown

J. Lawrence Downtown, 186 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Music on the Patio with Johnny & The Goats at J. Lawrence Downtown

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Music on the Patio with Johnny & The Goats at J. Lawrence Downtown

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May
30
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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Toucan Love Painting at The Giggling Pig

The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio, 272 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a fun morning painting on canvas.

Toucan Love Painting at The Giggling Pig

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Jun
01
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org  

Knitting and Crocheting - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

                     

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Jun
01
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Jun
02
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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"Lisa's Pieces" Featuring Grammy Winner Lisa Gutkin & The Pieces @ La Zingara Restaurant

La Zingara Restaurant, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT 06801

"Lisa's Pieces" Featuring Grammy Winner Lisa Gutkin & The Pieces @ La Zingara Restaurant. Grammy Award Winner Lisa Gutkin Leads The Always Exciting & Eclectic, Irish-y, Jewish-y, Bluegrass-y, and  Funky Quartet Lisa's Pieces.

Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability. Tickets Are Sold By The Table ONLY. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request.

"Lisa's Pieces" Featuring Grammy Winner Lisa Gutkin & The Pieces @ La Zingara Restaurant

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Jun
03
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for PJ Storytime. This online story time program is for children Pre K to grade 2.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Jun
05
12:00 PM
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Phoenix Tree at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Phoenix Tree at Note Kitchen & Bar - Enjoy Brunch with the music of the Grateful Dead, Beatles, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, originals and more!

Phoenix Tree at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch

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Jun
06
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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VIP Petcare Vaccination Clinic at MyAgway Bethel

MyAgway, 74 South Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Don't miss this convenient way to get your furry friend up to date on vaccinations! Event by MyAgway-Smithland and VIP Petcare.

VIP Petcare Vaccination Clinic at MyAgway Bethel

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Jun
06
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Simone Marie at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Simone Marie makes her debut at Note Kitchen!  Come enjoy a lovely brunch outside while listening to the music of Simone Marie. Simone Marie is a singer and pianist.  She has been performing for over 10 years, and has been writing her own songs for over a year.

Simone Marie at Note Kitchen & Bar

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Jun
07
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Spanish Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

This online story time program for grades Pre K - 2 will include songs, rhymes and stories.  The first 10 families to register can check out a bag of story time materials for one week that will be used during the program, however the materials are not necessary to join in!  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Spanish Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Jun
07
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Pollinators and Their Effect on Our Ecosystem at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801 or On Zoom (Hybrid Event)

We are depend on honey bees for at least one third of the food that we eat every day. Learn about our most important pollinators and the Beekeepers that tend to them as well as the benefits of protecting our pollinators. Examine endangered species and how important honey bees are to apple crops.

Join Cathy Wolko from The Humble Bee Honey Company as she discusses the importance of pollinators to our ecosystem. Her company and it's apiaries was established in 2010. They are members of the Connecticut Farm Bureau, The Backyard Beekeeper's Association, The Eastern Agricultural Society , and The American beekeeping Federation, and their hives are registered with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station as per Connecticut State law.

This will be a hybrid in-person and ZOOM event. In person registration will be limited to 20 people; there will be no registration limit on ZOOM. Please indicate on the registration form whether you prefer in-person or ZOOM.

A mask and social distancing is mandatory at all in-person events.

Pollinators and Their Effect on Our Ecosystem at Bethel Public Library

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Jun
08
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Jun
08
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org  

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Jun
08
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Live on Zoom

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation.  

Due to long-awaited medical advancements, Fibromyalgia is now generally considered a component of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME/CFS.  

The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion.

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol.

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. The Zoom like will be sent out 30 minutes prior to the program.

Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Jun
08
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Virtual Intermediate Chess Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

We're starting an INTERMEDIATE class for those children who have previous chess experience.  This more advanced class meets every other Tuesday (this is the alternative week from the beginner chess program).  Class is limited to 15 children.

Kids in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Joe for teamdigusa.com .

In this Intermediate level class, the students will learn about more advanced tactics/strategies along with openings and end game theory.

The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyze the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game.

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with more comfortable with Chess.com please view this video before our first class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WIvM4CpQU

Registration for the event with a valid email address is required for each session. You will receive a ZOOM link with access to the class after registration.

Coach Joe Lessard was born in Springfield, MA and has played chess for most of his life. His current USCF Rating is 1524. Coach Joe graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Questions?  Call 203-794-8756 or email children@bethellibrary.org.

Virtual Intermediate Chess Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Jun
09
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Teen Craft @ Home - Grades 6-12/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Keep your tech organized with this virtual program open to Teens Grades 6-12 and create a Frog Cord Organizer. First, sign up for a program session online and then stop by the library to pick up a Make and Take Craft Kit. Craft kits may also be picked up by a curbside pickup appointment. The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your craft kit handy, along with a pair of scissors, Glue sick or tape, and something to draw with. Registration is limited to eight teens/ session.

Frog Cord Organizer Craft
Teen Craft @ Home - Grades 6-12/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Jun
09
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children take turns adding to and finishing a story--encouraging children to work together to finish a story or draw pictures of the ending they created. This online story time program, for Pre-K to grade 2.

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Jun
09
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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The Roberta Piket Quartet @La Zingara Restaurant

La Zingara Restaurant, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT 06801

Roberta Piket Quartet @La Zingara Restaurant. The Roberta Piket Quartet (Downbeat Winner) Featuring JAZZ GIANTS Bassist: Harvie S, Saxophonist: Virginia Mayhew, And Dummer: Billy Mintz. Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability. Tickets Are Sold By The Table ONLY. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request.

The Roberta Piket Quartet @La Zingara Restaurant

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Jun
09
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children take turns adding to and finishing a story--encouraging children to work together to finish a story or draw pictures of the ending they created. This online story time program, for Pre-K to grade 2.

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Jun
10
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for PJ Storytime. This online story time program is for children Pre K to grade 2.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Jun
10
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Tween Graphic Novel Book Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Like Comics? Come and talk about it in this virtual program for grades 4-7. Each month we will discuss an exciting graphic novel and do some fun activities based on the Book! This Month’s book is Cleopatra In Space: Target Practice by Mike Maihack. Registration is limited to eight children/ session.

How to participate:

1) Sign up for the program.

2) Call the Bethel Public Library to arrange a curbside pickup to check out the book and pick up an activity packet.

3) Read the book.

3) Join us on Zoom on Thursday 6/10 at 6:30 and join us for a fun virtual book discussion! Zoom Links are sent out 15 minutes before the program.

Tween Graphic Novel Book Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Jun
10
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Introduction to Personal Storytelling Presented by Terry Wolfisch Cole /Hosted by Bethel Public LIbrary

On Zoom

Ira Glass of This American Life says, “Great stories happen to people who know how to tell them.” Do you want to get better at captivating listeners? Whether you want to tell in a business meeting or college interview, or at the family table, or even on the stage, professional storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole of Tell Me Another will teach you everything you need to know to engage any audience. The ZOOM session will include an opportunity to hear Terry tell a story as well as tips and tricks for effective storytelling.

Terry Wolfisch Cole is the founder and host of Tell Me Another, a live storytelling show in the Hartford area. She is a Moth GrandSLAM champion whose story of running away from home was featured on the Moth Radio Hour and in Readers Digest. Terry has told stories onstage in New York, Boston, Miami, Burlington, Washington DC, and at numerous local shows throughout New England. She regularly teaches storytelling workshops and offers one-on-one coaching for a wide range of purposes including fundraising and professional development.

This is a ZOOM meeting, and a valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link.  The link will be sent out the afternoon of the event.

Introduction to Personal Storytelling Presented by Terry Wolfisch Cole /Hosted by Bethel Public LIbrary

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Jun
11
June 11th – June 20th
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Race for the Future- Bethel Education Foundation 5K

Virtual - Complete the 5K on your terms! Run, jog or walk. Any day, any time, any place you like!

Bethel Education Foundation virtual 5K.  Complete the 5K on your terms! Run, jog or walk. Any day, any time, any place you like!. All proceeds fund scholarships for BHS seniors. Celebrate the end of the school year with a virtual 5K.  Not only do you get a gift (to be picked up from Broken Symmetry) but all proceeds support our BHS Scholarships!

More info: https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Bethel/RacefortheFutureBEF5K

Race for the Future- Bethel Education Foundation 5K

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Jun
15
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Jun
15
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org  

Knitting and Crocheting - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

                     

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Jun
16
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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The Camacho - Safy Quartet Debut @La Zingara Restaurant

La Zingara Restaurant, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT 06801

The Camacho - Safy Quartet Debut  @La Zingara Restaurant. A Killer Quartet of young blood players from a new generation of Tri-State musicians with the creativity of players twice their age...

Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability. Tickets Are Sold By The Table ONLY. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request.

The Camacho - Safy Quartet Debut  @La Zingara Restaurant

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Jun
19
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Wandering Roots Acoustic Duo Live at Notch 8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Join Glenn Roth and Shawn Taylor for an evening of Wandering Roots acoustic music!! Come out to Notch8 for great food, drink, & music!!

Wandering Roots Acoustic Duo Live at Notch 8

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Jun
22
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Jun
22
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org  

Knitting and Crocheting - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

                     

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Jun
23
7:00 PM
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Byrd's Books Welcomes Author Camille Aubray - Virtual Author Discussion

Virtual Event/On Zoom

Byrd's Books welcomes back bestselling author Camille Aubray to discuss her latest book, The Godmothers. Some of you may remember our last event with Camille- a dinner at LaZingara with her book, Cooking For Picasso! This is a free, virtual event but you must register to get the zoom link.

About the book:
Big Little Lies set in World War II era Greenwich Village! An irresistible, suspenseful novel about four women who marry into an elegant, prosperous Italian family, and then must take charge of the family’s business when their husbands are forced to leave them during the war.

Byrd's Books Welcomes Author Camille Aubray

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Jun
27
8:30 AM
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2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K RUN & WALK - Bethel, CT

Bethel High School, 300 Whittlesy Drive Bethel, CT 06801

Join us! 2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K RUN & WALK - Bethel, CT. Born from the tragedy of 9/11, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation carries forward a legacy of courage and heroism. Built upon the mantra, “While we have time, LET US DO GOOD,” the Foundation supports our nation’s fallen and catastrophically injured first responders, military heroes and their families.

2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K RUN & WALK - Bethel, CT

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Jun
29
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Jun
29
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org  

Knitting and Crocheting - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

                     

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Jul
02
7:00 PM
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CJR Band at Notch8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

CJR Band will make their 2021 debut on the patio at Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill in Bethel CT! Come down & kick off the holiday weekend with some great Rock & Roll!!

CJR Band at Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill

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Jul
07
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Lisa Gutkin's Porch Band: World Music Band Born In Brooklyn @ La Zingara Restaurant

La Zingara Restaurant, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT 06801

Lisa Gutkin's Porch Band: A World Music Jam Band Born on a Street in Brooklyn

A World Music Jam Band Feat: Will Holshouser (accordion) Jessica Lurie (Saxophones, flute) Michael Sarin (Drums) Lisa Gutkin (Violin Vocals)

Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability. Tickets Are Sold By The Table ONLY. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request.

Lisa Gutkin's Porch Band: World Music Band Born In Brooklyn at La Zingara Restaurant

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Jul
10
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Simone Marie at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Simone Marie returns to Note Kitchen!   Come enjoy a beautiful summer day, a great brunch, and live music.

Simone Marie at Note Kitchen & Bar

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Jul
17
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Chris Marolda at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch!

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for Brunch and Tunes! Chris Marolda at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch...

Chris Marolda at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch!

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Jul
24
7:00 PM
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Phoenix Tree at Notch8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Phoenix Tree at Notch8 - Music of the Grateful Dead, Beatles, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, originals and more!

Phoenix Tree at Notch8

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May
11
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Live on Zoom

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation.  

Due to long-awaited medical advancements, Fibromyalgia is now generally considered a component of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME/CFS.  

The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion.

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol.

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. The Zoom like will be sent out 30 minutes prior to the program.

Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
11
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
11
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Virtual Intermediate Chess Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

We're starting an INTERMEDIATE class for those children who have previous chess experience.  This more advanced class meets every other Tuesday (this is the alternative week from the beginner chess program).  Class is limited to 15 children.

Kids in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Joe for teamdigusa.com .

In this Intermediate level class, the students will learn about more advanced tactics/strategies along with openings and end game theory.

The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyze the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game.

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with more comfortable with Chess.com please view this video before our first class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WIvM4CpQU

Registration for the event with a valid email address is required for each session. You will receive a ZOOM link with access to the class after registration.

Coach Joe Lessard was born in Springfield, MA and has played chess for most of his life. His current USCF Rating is 1524. Coach Joe graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Questions?  Call 203-794-8756 or email children@bethellibrary.org.

Virtual Intermediate Chess Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
11
6:00PM – 8:00 PM
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Music & Cocktail Night with Ethan James at J. Lawrence Downtown

J. Lawrence Downtown, 186 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Every Tuesday from 5pm- 8pm is J. LAW cocktail night !  All j. law cocktails are $9 & 1/2 price bottles of wine! PLUS live music with Ethan James.  Reservations suggested! Book at our website - https://www.jlawrencect.com/

Music & Cocktail Night with Ethan James at J. Lawrence Downtown

May
11
MAY 1st – MAY 15th
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#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

Online Event for Non-Restaurant Businesses in Bethel, CT

Help make Bethel Businesses Shine during the month of May by sharing photos of your visits to the great businesses in our town.

Make sure to tag them with #ShineBethel and @BethelChamberCT!

Part 1 focuses on all non-restaurant businesses located in Bethel (don't worry, restaurants will be showcased in Part 2 from May 16th - 30th)

We will choose a random person to win a gift card to our new Buy Local eGift Card program that is launching in May.  The winner will be announced on our social media pages so be sure to like us & follow us.

While you are busy tagging and sharing, feel free to include our friends at:
Support Local - Bethel CT, Bethel Grapevine and Hello, Bethel CT

#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

May
12
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children take turns adding to and finishing a story--encouraging children to work together to finish a story or draw pictures of the ending they created. This online story time program, for Pre-K to grade 2.

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
12
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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4:30 Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning with this virtual program open to children Grades 4-7.

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

2) Stop by the library to pick up a cartooning packet. You may arrange a curbside pickup if you do not wish to come inside for the packet.

3) The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your cartooning packet handy, along with pencils, erasers and a sturdy surface to draw on.

Each session will cover one section of the cartooning packet. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, make sure to sign up for each individual session to receive the zoom link. Registration is limited to eight children/ session. You will only need to pick up a cartooning packet once. Please call the library with any questions: (203)774-8756

Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the e-mail provided.

Contact: Children's Services Department at 203-794-8756 ext. 4 or children@bethellibrary.org

Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7 - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
12
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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6:30 Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning with this virtual program open to children Grades 4-7.

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

2) Stop by the library to pick up a cartooning packet. You may arrange a curbside pickup if you do not wish to come inside for the packet.

3) The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your cartooning packet handy, along with pencils, erasers and a sturdy surface to draw on.

Each session will cover one section of the cartooning packet. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, make sure to sign up for each individual session to receive the zoom link. Registration is limited to eight children/ session. You will only need to pick up a cartooning packet once. Please call the library with any questions: (203)774-8756

Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the e-mail provided.

Contact: Children's Services Department at 203-794-8756 ext. 4 or children@bethellibrary.org

Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7 - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
12
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Behavioral Health 101/Hosted by Western CT Coalition

On Zoom

This free training will include education around substance misuse, problem gambling, and other mental health concerns.  Participants will leave with valuable skills and connections to prevention, treatment, and recovery resources. Participants will receive a $20 Panera Bread gift card. Register today at http://events.con

stantcontact.com/register/event... We hope to see you!

More info: Kathy Hanley, Western CT Coalition, 203-743-7741, khanley@wctcoalition.org

Behavioral Health 101/Hosted by Western CT Coalition

May
12
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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Lisa Gutkin & Matt Darriau "Call In the Klezmorim" A Kool Klezmer Jam @ La Zingara Restaurant

La Zingara Restaurant, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT 06801

A Klezmer gathering, hosted by Lisa Gutkin and Matt Darriau (of the Grammy Award winning Klezmatics) featuring Christina Crowder, Ilya Shneyveys, David Licht (the original drummer for the Klezmatics), and surprise guests

Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability. Tickets Are Sold By The Table ONLY. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request.

Lisa Gutkin & Matt Darriau "Call In the Klezmorim" A Kool Klezmer Jam @ La Zingara Restaurant

May
12
MAY 1st – MAY 15th
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#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

Online Event for Non-Restaurant Businesses in Bethel, CT

Help make Bethel Businesses Shine during the month of May by sharing photos of your visits to the great businesses in our town.

Make sure to tag them with #ShineBethel and @BethelChamberCT!

Part 1 focuses on all non-restaurant businesses located in Bethel (don't worry, restaurants will be showcased in Part 2 from May 16th - 30th)

We will choose a random person to win a gift card to our new Buy Local eGift Card program that is launching in May.  The winner will be announced on our social media pages so be sure to like us & follow us.

While you are busy tagging and sharing, feel free to include our friends at:
Support Local - Bethel CT, Bethel Grapevine and Hello, Bethel CT

#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

May
13
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for PJ Storytime. This online story time program is for children Pre K to grade 2.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
13
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Glenn Roth Live at Note Kitchen & Bar

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Glenn Roth Live at Note Kitchen & Bar. Join me  for great food, drink, & music!!

Glenn Roth Live at Note Kitchen & Bar

May
13
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Water Safety for Parents at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

ummer is about to begin, and so is our time in and near water--whether pools, lakes or oceans.  

Water Safety for Parents focuses on how to protect yourself and your family from potential water dangers.

Our speaker, Maria Tumang, will offer facts and information on what potenial dangers and offer talking points with kids about how to what to do to prevent water accidents.  This will give parents a starting point on having a water safety discussion with their children, as well as giving them real “how-to’s” and “what-to-do’s”  to keep their children safe around water. Parents play a big role in their kids’ safety around water and it’s important for each family to know how to discuss and address common water safety rules that everyone must follow,

Maria has been a swim instructor for over 15 years, and have taught babies from 6 months old to school-age kids to adults.  She teaches swimming and water aerobics at the Regional YMCA of Western CT in Brookfield, and was the Aquatics Director at the Regional YMCA in Brookfield.  

Water Safety for Parents at Bethel Public Library

May
13
MAY 1st – MAY 15th
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#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

Online Event for Non-Restaurant Businesses in Bethel, CT

Help make Bethel Businesses Shine during the month of May by sharing photos of your visits to the great businesses in our town.

Make sure to tag them with #ShineBethel and @BethelChamberCT!

Part 1 focuses on all non-restaurant businesses located in Bethel (don't worry, restaurants will be showcased in Part 2 from May 16th - 30th)

We will choose a random person to win a gift card to our new Buy Local eGift Card program that is launching in May.  The winner will be announced on our social media pages so be sure to like us & follow us.

While you are busy tagging and sharing, feel free to include our friends at:
Support Local - Bethel CT, Bethel Grapevine and Hello, Bethel CT

#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

May
14
7:00 PM
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Justin Chan & the Vices at J. Lawrence Downtown

J. Lawrence Downtown, 186 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Justin Chan & the Vices return to J. Lawrence Downtown for their first show of 2021. Come out and party with the band as they celebrate the return of live music with brand new original songs and a host of classic covers! Reservations are recommended.

Justin Chan & the Vices at J. Lawrence Downtown

May
14
6:00 PM
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Brian Matzke @ Sessionflo at Note Kitchen & Bar

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Brian Matzke @ Sessionflo at Note Kitchen & Bar.

Locally sourced dining; fine wines; craft beers, artisan cocktails, soulful music.

Offering a Unique mix of classic, alternative, indie rock, pop, country and americana music to enjoy.

Brian Matzke @ Sessionflo at Note Kitchen & Bar

May
14
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Wiggle Storytime /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare.

Let's get moving!  Join us for this story time, for children 18 months to 4 years, where our books will help us move our bodies.  

This online story time program will include songs, rhymes and stories that help us bend, stretch and wiggle.    

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Wiggle Storytime /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
14
7:00 PM
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North County Trio at Notch8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Join the North County Trio on the Notch8 patio for some Country Music and Good Times.  

North County Trio at Notch8

May
14
5:00 PM
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Street Food Summer at Symmetry Gastro Brewery

Broken Symmetry Gastro Brewery, 5 Depot Place, Bethel, CT 06801

Today marks the official start of our #streetfoodsummer at Broken Symmetry Gastro Brewery. “What does that mean?” you ask?:

The first Friday of every month we will roll out the grill and announce our street food theme for specials for that entire month!

Get ready because this summer is about to be #lit literally and figuratively.

Street Food Summer at Symmetry Gastro Brewery
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May
14
MAY 1st – MAY 15th
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#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

Online Event for Non-Restaurant Businesses in Bethel, CT

Help make Bethel Businesses Shine during the month of May by sharing photos of your visits to the great businesses in our town.

Make sure to tag them with #ShineBethel and @BethelChamberCT!

Part 1 focuses on all non-restaurant businesses located in Bethel (don't worry, restaurants will be showcased in Part 2 from May 16th - 30th)

We will choose a random person to win a gift card to our new Buy Local eGift Card program that is launching in May.  The winner will be announced on our social media pages so be sure to like us & follow us.

While you are busy tagging and sharing, feel free to include our friends at:
Support Local - Bethel CT, Bethel Grapevine and Hello, Bethel CT

#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

May
15
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Bethel CT Garden Club Plant Sale 2021

Bethel Municipal Center, 1 School Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Value priced locally grown perennials, farm grown tomato and pepper plants, free advice from Master Gardeners and a raffle.

All proceeds benefit the Bethel Garden Club's efforts for the beautification and enhancement of Bethel's public gardens and window boxes.

(Plant and raffle prize donations accepted in advance, please message via Facebook)

Rain or shine!

May
15
Last Day for #ShineBethel Part 1
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#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

Online Event for Non-Restaurant Businesses in Bethel, CT

Help make Bethel Businesses Shine during the month of May by sharing photos of your visits to the great businesses in our town.

Make sure to tag them with #ShineBethel and @BethelChamberCT!

Part 1 focuses on all non-restaurant businesses located in Bethel (don't worry, restaurants will be showcased in Part 2 from May 16th - 30th)

We will choose a random person to win a gift card to our new Buy Local eGift Card program that is launching in May.  The winner will be announced on our social media pages so be sure to like us & follow us.

While you are busy tagging and sharing, feel free to include our friends at:
Support Local - Bethel CT, Bethel Grapevine and Hello, Bethel CT

#ShineBethel (Part 1)/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce CT

May
15
1:00 PM
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Guided Hike in Bethel/Hosted by Bethel Land Trust and Bethel Parks & Rec

Franc Preserve, 160 Plumtrees Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Check out some FUN Hikes the Bethel Land Trust will be having in the month of May! No registration needed -- just show up at the designated date and time!
ALL hikes are for the whole family! Overlook will be less then 1 hour and the shortest distance. Wolfpits and the Franc hikes will be approximately 2+ miles, and hour or slightly longer -- but still kid friendly!

May be an image of tree and text that says 'Bethel Land Trust & Bethel Parks & Recreation invite you to come along and explore Guided Hikes •Overlook Park 31 Nashville Road Sunday, May 2 at 2pm Franc Preserve 160 Plumtrees Road Saturday, May 15 at lpm Wolfpit Preserve 37 Wolfpit Road Saturday, May 22 at 9am The Bethel Land Trust Join us on these dates, no registration is needed.'
Guided Hike in Bethel/Hosted by Bethel Land Trust and Bethel Parks & Rec

May
15
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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The Edukated Fleas at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch!

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

The Edukated Fleas at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch! Spring is here and the Fleas are swinging again! We are delighted to be returning to Note in Bethel, one of our favorite music venues, for a Ukulele Swing brunch on the patio (weather permitting). Enjoy a fabulous lunch or brunch (the food at Note is outstanding) and come celebrate the return of live music. We are looking forward to playing for you and seeing some old friends!

The Edukated Fleas at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch!

May
15
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Bethel Farmer's Market

Bethel Farmer's Market, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Bethel Farmer's Market Summer Hours Return! We are returning to weekly markets and summer hours beginning May 1, 2021.

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Bethel Farmer's Market

May
15
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Panda Pot Painting at The Giggling Pig

The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio, 272 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Come join us for this fun Panda Pot Painting Class at The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio.

Panda Pot Painting at The Giggling Pig

May
16
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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Strawberry Picking Bear Painting at The Giggling Pig

The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio, 272 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

It's almost strawberry picking season! Celebrate by joining us for this fun painting on canvas. All ages welcome.

Strawberry Picking Bear Painting at The Giggling Pig

May
17
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Spanish Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

This online story time program for grades Pre K - 2 will include songs, rhymes and stories.  The first 10 families to register can check out a bag of story time materials for one week that will be used during the program, however the materials are not necessary to join in!  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Spanish Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
17
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Karaoke Mondays at La Diferencia Restaurant

La Diferencia Restaurant, 208 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801
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Karaoke Mondays at La Diferencia Restaurant

May
17
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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Acoustic Open Mic at Note Kitchen & Bar

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

We're Back!  The area's premier open mic returns.  4 years strong. Sign-Up day of event - noteopenmic@gmail.com or show up and add your name to the list.

Each performer gets 2 songs / 8 minutes.  Last round encore or group jam as time permits.  

Outdoor Only - Weather permitting.

Acoustic Open Mic at Note Kitchen & Bar

May
17
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Introduction to Google Sheets/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Learn how to use Google Sheets, a free web-based spreadsheet program. This class will go over inputting data, creating formulas, as well as formatting, exporting, and sharing spreadsheets. Please have a Google account created prior to this class. The Zoom link will be sent 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Introduction to Google Sheets/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Virtual Beginner Chess for 1st - 5th Grade Kids/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Kids in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Joe for teamdigusa.com.

Students will learn chess basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyze the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game.

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  

To become more comfortable with Chess.com please view this video before our first class:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WIvM4CpQU

Registration for the event with a valid email address is required for each session. You will receive a ZOOM link with access to the class after registration.

Questions?  Call 203-794-8756 or email children@bethellibrary.org.

Virtual Beginner Chess for 1st - 5th Grade Kids/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
18
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
18
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
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Morning Book Chat/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

From the author of Me Before You, this novel, set in Depression-era America, is a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.

In The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, five heroic women are committed to their job of bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.  Based on a true story rooted in America's past, this novel is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling.  Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic-a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. (From the publisher).

We are also offering a book guide for all registrants which highlights the author's background, offers interviews and book insights, as well as topics and questions to stimulate the conversation.

We have preordered copies of the book for you.  Just call the Library at 203-794-8756 to reserve your copy and schedule a curbside pick-up.

Please note that this discussion will be via Zoom; registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link.

Paperback The Giver of Stars Book
Morning Book Chat/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
18
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Music & Cocktail Night with Amanda Bellitto at J. Lawrence Downtown

J. Lawrence Downtown, 186 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Music & Cocktail Night w/ Amanda Bellitto at J. Lawrence Downtown. Amanda Bellitto-Vocals/Rick Baumer-Guitar. $8 cocktail special 5-8pm

Music & Cocktail Night w/ Amanda Bellitto at J. Lawrence Downtown

May
19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Science Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for Science Storytime for grades Pre K - 2.   It's never too early to have fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)! This program features a story and an activity to extend learning and explore STEM concepts at home.  All materials are easily found around the home like food coloring or tin foil.

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Science Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
19
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Children's Craft @ Home/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom (Pick-up Make and Take kit prior to program)

Get crafty with this virtual program open to children Grades 3-6 and create paper butterflies! First, sign up online and then stop by the library to pick up a Make and Take craft kit. Craft kits may be picked up with a curbside pickup appointment. The day of the program, check your email for the zoom link to virtually join the program.  Make sure to have your Make and Take kit handy, along with a pair of scissors. Registration is limited to eight children/session.

Paper Butterfly Craft
Children's Craft @ Home/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
19
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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The Roger Post Trio @La Zingara Restaurant

La Zingara Restaurant, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT 06801

Come be entertained by local legend, veteran JaZz players: legendary Bill Crow on Bass, Dave Childs on Piano, Bob Kolb on Sax, and Roger Post on Drums

Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability. Tickets Are Sold By The Table ONLY. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request.

The Roger Post Trio @La Zingara Restaurant

May
20
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for PJ Storytime. This online story time program is for children Pre K to grade 2.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
20
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Find Your Stuff: Tips & Tricks of Home Organizing/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

It’s time for Spring Cleaning and getting organized around the house. Join Jan Baltrush, a professional organizer and owner of Find Your Stuff, in de-cluttering, organizing and making better use of the space around your house. Studies show that getting rid of clutter eliminated 40% of housework, and once you’ve decluttered and organized, you’ll feel more productive, save money, and be less stressed.  

Jan is a Residential Organizer who offers a variety of organizing services and techniques. She helps her clients tame their paper piles,  organize a variety of closets, kitchens, garages and home offices. Learn how to sort through items and make crucial decisions as to what to keep. Jan believes in the 3 “R”s – recycle / reuse / repurpose. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).

This is a ZOOM event requiring a valid email address to receive the ZOOM link approximately 1hr before the start of the event.

Find Your Stuff: Tips & Tricks of Home Organizing/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
21
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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The Red Hots Duo Live at Notch8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Join the ladies of The Red Hots as we serenade you on the patio of Notch8 in Bethel!

The Red Hots Duo live at Notch8

May
21
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Wiggle Storytime /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare.

Let's get moving!  Join us for this story time, for children 18 months to 4 years, where our books will help us move our bodies.  

This online story time program will include songs, rhymes and stories that help us bend, stretch and wiggle.    

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Wiggle Storytime /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
22
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Foundations of LYT Yoga with Julie at Yogaspace

Yogaspace, 78 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT

LYT (Lara’s Yoga Technique) Yoga is a beautiful, energizing blend of traditional Yoga and Physical Therapy based principles of alignment and core strength.

At this workshop, you will experience how the sequencing of LYT Yoga actually makes your body stronger and better aligned while lighting up your brain. The LYT Method will help make your Yoga practice more sustainable!

And you will learn the importance of beginning each LYT Yoga class with The Reset to wake up your postural muscles and align your body. You will learn how to integrate the strength of your core (from shoulders to hips) throughout your Yoga practice and why we say, “When in doubt, recruit the glutes!”

Join us to explore how enjoyable it can be to practice Yoga in an unpredictable yet fluid, fun and functional way. And most importantly, you will learn how to carry everything you learn in LYT Yoga to other Yoga classes, sports, and everyday life!

Foundations of LYT Yoga with Julie

May
22
7:00 PM
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Phoenix Tree at Notch8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Phoenix Tree at Notch8 - Music of the Grateful Dead, Beatles, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, originals and more!

Phoenix Tree at Notch 8

May
22
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Bethel Farmer's Market

Bethel Farmer's Market, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Bethel Farmer's Market Summer Hours Return! We are returning to weekly markets and summer hours beginning May 1, 2021.

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Bethel Farmer's Market

May
22
9:00 AM
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Guided Hike in Bethel/Hosted by Bethel Land Trust and Bethel Parks & Rec

Wolfpit Preserve, 37 Wolpfpit Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Check out some FUN Hikes the Bethel Land Trust will be having in the month of May! No registration needed -- just show up at the designated date and time!
ALL hikes are for the whole family! Overlook will be less then 1 hour and the shortest distance. Wolfpits and the Franc hikes will be approximately 2+ miles, and hour or slightly longer -- but still kid friendly!

May be an image of tree and text that says 'Bethel Land Trust & Bethel Parks & Recreation invite you to come along and explore Guided Hikes •Overlook Park 31 Nashville Road Sunday, May 2 at 2pm Franc Preserve 160 Plumtrees Road Saturday, May 15 at lpm Wolfpit Preserve 37 Wolfpit Road Saturday, May 22 at 9am The Bethel Land Trust Join us on these dates, no registration is needed.'
Guided Hike in Bethel/Hosted by Bethel Land Trust and Bethel Parks & Rec

May
22
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Music with Belle & The Boys at J. Lawrence Downtown

J. Lawrence Downtown, 186 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Music with Belle & The Boys at J. Lawrence Downtown.

Join us for a casual, comfortable, vibrant atmosphere where people gather to experience creative food, seasonal cocktail menu, craft beer, wine & weekend brunch. Offering socially distanced indoor & outdoor dining & take out.

Music with Belle & The Boys at J. Lawrence Downtown

May
23
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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VIP Petcare Vaccination Clinic at MyAgway Bethel

MyAgway, 74 South Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Don't miss this convenient way to get your furry friend up to date on vaccinations! Event by MyAgway-Smithland and VIP Petcare.

VIP Petcare Vaccination Clinic at MyAgway Bethel

May
23
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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Rainbow Unicorn Painting at The Giggling Pig

The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio, 272 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a fun morning painting this colorful unicorn! Must pre-register space is limited.

Rainbow Unicorn Painting at The Giggling Pig

May
24
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Spanish Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

This online story time program for grades Pre K - 2 will include songs, rhymes and stories.  The first 10 families to register can check out a bag of story time materials for one week that will be used during the program, however the materials are not necessary to join in!  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Spanish Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
24
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Introduction to Google Forms/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Learn how to use Google Forms, a free web-based survey administration software. This class will go over creating forms, adding different types of questions and images, editing styles, linking answers to spreadsheets, and sharing forms.

Please have a Google account created prior to this class. The Zoom link will be sent 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Introduction to Google Forms/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
25
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
25
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Virtual Intermediate Chess Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

We're starting an INTERMEDIATE class for those children who have previous chess experience.  This more advanced class meets every other Tuesday (this is the alternative week from the beginner chess program).  Class is limited to 15 children.

Kids in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Joe for teamdigusa.com .

In this Intermediate level class, the students will learn about more advanced tactics/strategies along with openings and end game theory.

The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyze the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game.

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with more comfortable with Chess.com please view this video before our first class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WIvM4CpQU

Registration for the event with a valid email address is required for each session. You will receive a ZOOM link with access to the class after registration.

Coach Joe Lessard was born in Springfield, MA and has played chess for most of his life. His current USCF Rating is 1524. Coach Joe graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Questions?  Call 203-794-8756 or email children@bethellibrary.org.

Virtual Intermediate Chess Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
25
6:00PM – 8:00 PM
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Music & Cocktail Night with Ethan James at J. Lawrence Downtown

J. Lawrence Downtown, 186 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Every Tuesday from 5pm- 8pm is J. LAW cocktail night !  All j. law cocktails are $9 & 1/2 price bottles of wine! PLUS live music with Ethan James.  Reservations suggested! Book at our website - https://www.jlawrencect.com/

Music & Cocktail Night with Ethan James at J. Lawrence Downtown

May
26
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children take turns adding to and finishing a story--encouraging children to work together to finish a story or draw pictures of the ending they created. This online story time program, for Pre-K to grade 2.

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
26
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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4:30 Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning with this virtual program open to children Grades 4-7.

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

2) Stop by the library to pick up a cartooning packet. You may arrange a curbside pickup if you do not wish to come inside for the packet.

3) The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your cartooning packet handy, along with pencils, erasers and a sturdy surface to draw on.

Each session will cover one section of the cartooning packet. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, make sure to sign up for each individual session to receive the zoom link. Registration is limited to eight children/ session. You will only need to pick up a cartooning packet once. Please call the library with any questions: (203)774-8756

Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the e-mail provided.

Contact: Children's Services Department at 203-794-8756 ext. 4 or children@bethellibrary.org

Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7 - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
26
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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6:30 Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning with this virtual program open to children Grades 4-7.

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

2) Stop by the library to pick up a cartooning packet. You may arrange a curbside pickup if you do not wish to come inside for the packet.

3) The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your cartooning packet handy, along with pencils, erasers and a sturdy surface to draw on.

Each session will cover one section of the cartooning packet. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, make sure to sign up for each individual session to receive the zoom link. Registration is limited to eight children/ session. You will only need to pick up a cartooning packet once. Please call the library with any questions: (203)774-8756

Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the e-mail provided.

Contact: Children's Services Department at 203-794-8756 ext. 4 or children@bethellibrary.org

Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7 - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
26
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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Roni-Ben-Hur, Harvie S. & Tim Horner Trio @La Zingara Restaurant

La Zingara Restaurant, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT 06801

Roni-Ben-Hur, Harvie S & Tim Horner Trio @La Zingara Restaurant.

NYC Jazz Giants, "Introspection" CD Artists - Guitarist: Roni-Ben-Hur, Bassist: Harvie S. & Drummer: Tim Horner

Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability. Tickets Are Sold By The Table ONLY. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request.

Roni-Ben-Hur, Harvie S. & Tim Horner Trio @La Zingara Restaurant

May
27
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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STEM @ Home for Teens: Ozobots /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Join us via Zoom for this week's STEM lesson for grades 6-12 using Ozobots provided by the library!  Ozobots are small coding robots that move, light up, and make sounds.

Ozobot take home kits are available for checkout for those registered for this program. By registering, you agree to our loan agreement and replacement costs, found here: https://www.bethellibrary.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/BPL-Tech-Kit-Loan-Agreement-REVISED.pdf Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the email provided.

STEM @ Home for Teens: Ozobots /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

   

May
27
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for PJ Storytime. This online story time program is for children Pre K to grade 2.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
28
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Wiggle Storytime /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare.

Let's get moving!  Join us for this story time, for children 18 months to 4 years, where our books will help us move our bodies.  

This online story time program will include songs, rhymes and stories that help us bend, stretch and wiggle.    

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Wiggle Storytime /Hosted by Bethel Public Library

May
29
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Music on the Patio with Johnny & The Goats at J. Lawrence Downtown

J. Lawrence Downtown, 186 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Music on the Patio with Johnny & The Goats at J. Lawrence Downtown

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Music on the Patio with Johnny & The Goats at J. Lawrence Downtown

May
30
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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Toucan Love Painting at The Giggling Pig

The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio, 272 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a fun morning painting on canvas.

Toucan Love Painting at The Giggling Pig

Jun
01
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org  

Knitting and Crocheting - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

                     

Jun
01
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Jun
02
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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"Lisa's Pieces" Featuring Grammy Winner Lisa Gutkin & The Pieces @ La Zingara Restaurant

La Zingara Restaurant, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT 06801

"Lisa's Pieces" Featuring Grammy Winner Lisa Gutkin & The Pieces @ La Zingara Restaurant. Grammy Award Winner Lisa Gutkin Leads The Always Exciting & Eclectic, Irish-y, Jewish-y, Bluegrass-y, and  Funky Quartet Lisa's Pieces.

Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability. Tickets Are Sold By The Table ONLY. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request.

"Lisa's Pieces" Featuring Grammy Winner Lisa Gutkin & The Pieces @ La Zingara Restaurant

Jun
03
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for PJ Storytime. This online story time program is for children Pre K to grade 2.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Jun
05
12:00 PM
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Phoenix Tree at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Phoenix Tree at Note Kitchen & Bar - Enjoy Brunch with the music of the Grateful Dead, Beatles, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, originals and more!

Phoenix Tree at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch

Jun
06
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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VIP Petcare Vaccination Clinic at MyAgway Bethel

MyAgway, 74 South Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Don't miss this convenient way to get your furry friend up to date on vaccinations! Event by MyAgway-Smithland and VIP Petcare.

VIP Petcare Vaccination Clinic at MyAgway Bethel

Jun
06
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Simone Marie at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Simone Marie makes her debut at Note Kitchen!  Come enjoy a lovely brunch outside while listening to the music of Simone Marie. Simone Marie is a singer and pianist.  She has been performing for over 10 years, and has been writing her own songs for over a year.

Simone Marie at Note Kitchen & Bar

Jun
07
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Spanish Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

This online story time program for grades Pre K - 2 will include songs, rhymes and stories.  The first 10 families to register can check out a bag of story time materials for one week that will be used during the program, however the materials are not necessary to join in!  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Spanish Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Jun
07
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Pollinators and Their Effect on Our Ecosystem at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801 or On Zoom (Hybrid Event)

We are depend on honey bees for at least one third of the food that we eat every day. Learn about our most important pollinators and the Beekeepers that tend to them as well as the benefits of protecting our pollinators. Examine endangered species and how important honey bees are to apple crops.

Join Cathy Wolko from The Humble Bee Honey Company as she discusses the importance of pollinators to our ecosystem. Her company and it's apiaries was established in 2010. They are members of the Connecticut Farm Bureau, The Backyard Beekeeper's Association, The Eastern Agricultural Society , and The American beekeeping Federation, and their hives are registered with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station as per Connecticut State law.

This will be a hybrid in-person and ZOOM event. In person registration will be limited to 20 people; there will be no registration limit on ZOOM. Please indicate on the registration form whether you prefer in-person or ZOOM.

A mask and social distancing is mandatory at all in-person events.

Pollinators and Their Effect on Our Ecosystem at Bethel Public Library

Jun
08
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Jun
08
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org  

Knitting and Crocheting - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

                     

Jun
08
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Live on Zoom

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation.  

Due to long-awaited medical advancements, Fibromyalgia is now generally considered a component of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME/CFS.  

The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion.

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol.

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. The Zoom like will be sent out 30 minutes prior to the program.

Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Jun
08
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Virtual Intermediate Chess Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

We're starting an INTERMEDIATE class for those children who have previous chess experience.  This more advanced class meets every other Tuesday (this is the alternative week from the beginner chess program).  Class is limited to 15 children.

Kids in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Joe for teamdigusa.com .

In this Intermediate level class, the students will learn about more advanced tactics/strategies along with openings and end game theory.

The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyze the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game.

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with more comfortable with Chess.com please view this video before our first class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WIvM4CpQU

Registration for the event with a valid email address is required for each session. You will receive a ZOOM link with access to the class after registration.

Coach Joe Lessard was born in Springfield, MA and has played chess for most of his life. His current USCF Rating is 1524. Coach Joe graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Questions?  Call 203-794-8756 or email children@bethellibrary.org.

Virtual Intermediate Chess Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Jun
09
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Teen Craft @ Home - Grades 6-12/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Keep your tech organized with this virtual program open to Teens Grades 6-12 and create a Frog Cord Organizer. First, sign up for a program session online and then stop by the library to pick up a Make and Take Craft Kit. Craft kits may also be picked up by a curbside pickup appointment. The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your craft kit handy, along with a pair of scissors, Glue sick or tape, and something to draw with. Registration is limited to eight teens/ session.

Frog Cord Organizer Craft
Teen Craft @ Home - Grades 6-12/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Jun
09
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children take turns adding to and finishing a story--encouraging children to work together to finish a story or draw pictures of the ending they created. This online story time program, for Pre-K to grade 2.

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Jun
09
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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The Roberta Piket Quartet @La Zingara Restaurant

La Zingara Restaurant, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT 06801

Roberta Piket Quartet @La Zingara Restaurant. The Roberta Piket Quartet (Downbeat Winner) Featuring JAZZ GIANTS Bassist: Harvie S, Saxophonist: Virginia Mayhew, And Dummer: Billy Mintz. Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability. Tickets Are Sold By The Table ONLY. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request.

The Roberta Piket Quartet @La Zingara Restaurant

Jun
09
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children take turns adding to and finishing a story--encouraging children to work together to finish a story or draw pictures of the ending they created. This online story time program, for Pre-K to grade 2.

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Storybook Endings/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Jun
10
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Register to join us for PJ Storytime. This online story time program is for children Pre K to grade 2.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Jun
10
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Tween Graphic Novel Book Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Like Comics? Come and talk about it in this virtual program for grades 4-7. Each month we will discuss an exciting graphic novel and do some fun activities based on the Book! This Month’s book is Cleopatra In Space: Target Practice by Mike Maihack. Registration is limited to eight children/ session.

How to participate:

1) Sign up for the program.

2) Call the Bethel Public Library to arrange a curbside pickup to check out the book and pick up an activity packet.

3) Read the book.

3) Join us on Zoom on Thursday 6/10 at 6:30 and join us for a fun virtual book discussion! Zoom Links are sent out 15 minutes before the program.

Tween Graphic Novel Book Club/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Jun
10
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Introduction to Personal Storytelling Presented by Terry Wolfisch Cole /Hosted by Bethel Public LIbrary

On Zoom

Ira Glass of This American Life says, “Great stories happen to people who know how to tell them.” Do you want to get better at captivating listeners? Whether you want to tell in a business meeting or college interview, or at the family table, or even on the stage, professional storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole of Tell Me Another will teach you everything you need to know to engage any audience. The ZOOM session will include an opportunity to hear Terry tell a story as well as tips and tricks for effective storytelling.

Terry Wolfisch Cole is the founder and host of Tell Me Another, a live storytelling show in the Hartford area. She is a Moth GrandSLAM champion whose story of running away from home was featured on the Moth Radio Hour and in Readers Digest. Terry has told stories onstage in New York, Boston, Miami, Burlington, Washington DC, and at numerous local shows throughout New England. She regularly teaches storytelling workshops and offers one-on-one coaching for a wide range of purposes including fundraising and professional development.

This is a ZOOM meeting, and a valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link.  The link will be sent out the afternoon of the event.

Introduction to Personal Storytelling Presented by Terry Wolfisch Cole /Hosted by Bethel Public LIbrary

Jun
11
June 11th – June 20th
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Race for the Future- Bethel Education Foundation 5K

Virtual - Complete the 5K on your terms! Run, jog or walk. Any day, any time, any place you like!

Bethel Education Foundation virtual 5K.  Complete the 5K on your terms! Run, jog or walk. Any day, any time, any place you like!. All proceeds fund scholarships for BHS seniors. Celebrate the end of the school year with a virtual 5K.  Not only do you get a gift (to be picked up from Broken Symmetry) but all proceeds support our BHS Scholarships!

More info: https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Bethel/RacefortheFutureBEF5K

Race for the Future- Bethel Education Foundation 5K

Jun
15
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Jun
15
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org  

Knitting and Crocheting - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

                     

Jun
16
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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The Camacho - Safy Quartet Debut @La Zingara Restaurant

La Zingara Restaurant, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT 06801

The Camacho - Safy Quartet Debut  @La Zingara Restaurant. A Killer Quartet of young blood players from a new generation of Tri-State musicians with the creativity of players twice their age...

Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability. Tickets Are Sold By The Table ONLY. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request.

The Camacho - Safy Quartet Debut  @La Zingara Restaurant

Jun
19
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Wandering Roots Acoustic Duo Live at Notch 8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Join Glenn Roth and Shawn Taylor for an evening of Wandering Roots acoustic music!! Come out to Notch8 for great food, drink, & music!!

Wandering Roots Acoustic Duo Live at Notch 8

Jun
22
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Jun
22
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org  

Knitting and Crocheting - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

                     

Jun
23
7:00 PM
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Byrd's Books Welcomes Author Camille Aubray - Virtual Author Discussion

Virtual Event/On Zoom

Byrd's Books welcomes back bestselling author Camille Aubray to discuss her latest book, The Godmothers. Some of you may remember our last event with Camille- a dinner at LaZingara with her book, Cooking For Picasso! This is a free, virtual event but you must register to get the zoom link.

About the book:
Big Little Lies set in World War II era Greenwich Village! An irresistible, suspenseful novel about four women who marry into an elegant, prosperous Italian family, and then must take charge of the family’s business when their husbands are forced to leave them during the war.

Byrd's Books Welcomes Author Camille Aubray

Jun
27
8:30 AM
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2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K RUN & WALK - Bethel, CT

Bethel High School, 300 Whittlesy Drive Bethel, CT 06801

Join us! 2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K RUN & WALK - Bethel, CT. Born from the tragedy of 9/11, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation carries forward a legacy of courage and heroism. Built upon the mantra, “While we have time, LET US DO GOOD,” the Foundation supports our nation’s fallen and catastrophically injured first responders, military heroes and their families.

2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K RUN & WALK - Bethel, CT

Jun
29
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Jun
29
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org  

Knitting and Crocheting - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

                     

Jul
02
7:00 PM
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CJR Band at Notch8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

CJR Band will make their 2021 debut on the patio at Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill in Bethel CT! Come down & kick off the holiday weekend with some great Rock & Roll!!

CJR Band at Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill

Jul
07
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Lisa Gutkin's Porch Band: World Music Band Born In Brooklyn @ La Zingara Restaurant

La Zingara Restaurant, 8 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT 06801

Lisa Gutkin's Porch Band: A World Music Jam Band Born on a Street in Brooklyn

A World Music Jam Band Feat: Will Holshouser (accordion) Jessica Lurie (Saxophones, flute) Michael Sarin (Drums) Lisa Gutkin (Violin Vocals)

Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability. Tickets Are Sold By The Table ONLY. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request.

Lisa Gutkin's Porch Band: World Music Band Born In Brooklyn at La Zingara Restaurant

Jul
10
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Simone Marie at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Simone Marie returns to Note Kitchen!   Come enjoy a beautiful summer day, a great brunch, and live music.

Simone Marie at Note Kitchen & Bar

Jul
17
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Chris Marolda at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch!

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for Brunch and Tunes! Chris Marolda at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch...

Chris Marolda at Note Kitchen & Bar Brunch!

Jul
24
7:00 PM
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Phoenix Tree at Notch8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Phoenix Tree at Notch8 - Music of the Grateful Dead, Beatles, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, originals and more!

Phoenix Tree at Notch8

Jul
30
7:00 PM
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North County Trio at Notch8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Join the North County Trio on the Notch8 patio for some Country Music and Good Times.  

North County Trio at Notch8