Activities and Programs for Adults and Teens

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.  Schedule of books to be read the next three months are:  Circling the Sun by Paul McClain (Nov), The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman (Dec), and The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende (Jan).  We do have copies of the books at the library.

Every Wednesday

5:30 p.m. Movies!:  

Dec 7, Pearl Harbor, rated PG-13, this sweeping drama, based on real historical events, follows American boyhood friends Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker as they enter World War II as pilots;

Dec 14, Florence Foster Jenkins, rated PG-13, In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent;

Dec 21, Christmas in Connecticut, rated NR, a food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas;

Dec 28, The Magnificent Seven, rated PG-13, looking to mine for gold, greedy industrialist Bartholomew Bogue seizes control of the Old West town of Rose Creek. With their lives in jeopardy, Emma Cullen and other desperate residents turn to bounty hunter Sam Chisolm for help. Remake of the 1960’s classic.

Every First & Third Tues

7 p.m. (Nov 1 & 15 ) 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.

Heart of BethanyEvery first Tues at 10 am

(Nov 1)  Heart of Bethany Coalition Meeting Become active in building opportunities for Bethany residents to connect with one another and to assist one another.  We are making plans for a Rid Litter Day, April 9, and related activities.  Join us!

Every First Weds

6 – 8 p.m. (Nov 2)  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 Thursday

6 – 8 p.m.  Dungeons and Dragons find a new lair Yearn for a life of adventure- so long as it’s safely contained within the realm of pen, paper, and imagination? Do you want to play a game with dice that have way more than six sides? Experience the original game of swords and sorcery: One that’s different every time, where you get to make the story, and where you can do anything you want- so long as the dice allow it. Dungeons & Dragons is appropriate for all kids 10 and up.  Email Jared Levine for more details,

Thurs, Dec 29

6 pm, SAT Knowledge  High school students are invited to learn all about the new SAT and to get tips on preparing and taking the test. This workshop is conducted by Ellis Ratner, lawyer, tutor, and author.

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.

Tues, Nov, 8, 15, 22, 29, & Dec 6

4 p.m. Hamster Princess Mania at the Library!  Join us for a weekly celebration of Harriet the Invincible Hamster Princess.  We will have enough copies of this Nutmeg book to go around.  We will enjoy games, talking, writing, and all things hamster-ish. 

Sat, Dec 17

2 pm Get Crafty at the Library! Use your imagination and creativity to create a seasonal craft. Please register, 203 393-2103.

Tues, Dec 27

1 pm, Family Matinee Movie – Take a moment to enjoy an afternoon at the library.  We are showing Steven’s Spielberg’s adaptation of R. Dahl’s childhood classic, BFG, rated PG.

Weds, Dec 28

6:30 pm, Cocoa and Stories – Enjoy some cocoa and our favorite stories.  Pajamas and teddy bears are welcome.  For readers old enough to sit for a story.

Thurs, Dec 29

2 pm, The Magic of Chanukah:  Discover the stories and traditions of this Jewish holiday.  Presented by Dini Druk.