Activities and Programs 

 Every Tuesday

  • 6:30 p.m.   Nifty Needlers and more: Welcome to a casual crafting group.  Here you may explore your inner crafter, whether it is knitting, some other type of needle work, or some other handicraft.  Please note that we do offer informal instruction on knitting for novices.

Every Second Tuesday

  • 7 pm Second Tuesday Book Group:  Enjoy discovering yourself and others by discussing literature.

Every Thursday – Twice!

  • 1 & 5:30 p.m. Movies!:  

Mar 1,  It, rated R, Seven bullied kids battle a child-murdering clown in 1989 small-town Maine.  Based on Stephen King’s novel by the same name.

Mar 8, Professor Marsten and the Wonder Woman, rated R, Biopic of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marsten, details his polyamorous personal life.

Mar 15, Same Kind of Different as Me, rated PG-13: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struglling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

Mar 22, Roman J Israel, Esq, rated PG-13:  A lawyer gets involved in a complicated murder case, which offers him an opportunity to get rich if he compromises his ethics.

Mar 29, Only the Brave, rated PG-13: A drama based on the elite crew of men who battled a wildfire in Prescott, Arizona in June 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 of their members.

Every First & Third Tues

  • 7 p.m. (Mar 6 &20 ) Bethany Writers!  Find that connection between the written word, the story and the writer at our bimonthly meetup.  The group is facilitated by a professional editor and published author.  Bring a sample of work to share, 500 words or less.

 Every First Weds

  • 6 – 8 p.m. (Mar 7)  First Selectman’s Night Out First Selectman Derrylyn Gorski will be on hand to hear from constituents who may not be able to make it to Town Hall during regular business hours.  Bring questions and concerns.

Every Friday

4 pm  Forge your own Chainmail Learn how to make your own chainmail – yes, that stuff that knights used for protection.  Today’s chainmail is beautiful jewelry and can be used for more!

Every Saturday

2 – 4 pm Appy Hour!  Bring in your computer, tablet, smart phone, and technology questions to our Appy Hour tutors.  They will help you figure out your device and offer solutions.

Special Programs in March

Sat, Mar 10

10 am  Random Acts of Color  Interested in fiber arts? Join us for Random Acts of Color, a DIY workshop. Local artist and author, Cathy Weiss, will lead participants through the process of dyeing their own silk scarf.   Ages 16+. There is a supply fee of $20. Please register, 203 393-2103.

Weds, Mar 14

5:30 – 7 p.m. Meet the Artist Reception!  This month our art exhibition features the work of accomplished artist Dennis Gentle.  The Australian born artist has been in the art and design field, including Art Director and Production Designer for B.B.C. Broadcasting on seven feature films in England, Australia, and other locations around the globe. Mr. Gentle currently paints, gives private and group lessons, and exhibits his work in various venues.   He will give a demonstration of his technique at the Meet the Artist reception slated for Weds, March 14, 5:30 – 7 pm [snow date is March 21]

Tues, Mar 20,

6 p.m. Make Social Security Work for You!  We’ve been brainwashed into thinking Social Security isn’t going to be there for the long term, so many couples ignore it when it comes to their retirement planning. Their attitude is “Don’t count on it because it may not be there.” For most middle income couples, Social Security in fact makes up 20% – 50% of their retirement income—often upwards of $500,000 in lifetime benefits. With so much at stake, when and how to elect Social Security may be the most important decision middle income couples make in retirement.

Weds, Mar 28

6 p.m. Release your inner artist!  Local artist and chair of Arts at Clark, Liz Scott will host a drop in free-hand drawing table.  This is an opportunity for you to learn the basics of free hand drawing.  Pencils and paper provided.  Bring your imagination and creativity!  All ages.

Activities and Programs for Children and Families

Every Thurs

  • 10:30   R&R at the library. Means ready for reading.  Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their adults share time having fun with books, toys, songs, finger plays, and friendship.

Sat, Mar 17

10:30, Doggy Reading Pal:  Bethany resident Phyllis Rohloff and her canine sidekick Gwen will be here every third Saturday morning to read with young readers.  Each reader gets 15 minutes alone time with Gwen to read stories.    Register at 203 393-2103.

Sat, Mar 17

2 pm  Get crafty at the library!  Put your hands and creativity to work.  Make a craft celebrating this wintry time of year.  For elementary age kids.  Please call to register, 203 393-2103.