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July is Where’s Waldo month in Bethel!

Where's Waldo? In Bethel of course.  The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more. In celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is once again teaming up with the American Booksellers Association … [Read More...]

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July is Where’s Waldo month in Bethel!

Where's Waldo? In Bethel of course.  The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more. In celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is once again teaming up with the American Booksellers Association … [Read More...]

Millers Valley

Miller’s Valley

By Anna Quindlan (signed copies) Coming of age in a dwindling 1960s farming community in eastern Pennsylvania, Mimi struggles with profound family secrets and the pain of falling in love with the wrong person against a backdrop of dynamic historical periods. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Object Lessons. … [Read More...]

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Join the celebration of Karen Romano Young’s new book, “Hundred Percent”

Join us for a very special afternoon on Saturday August 27th at 4:00pm as we celebrate the release of Karen Romano Young's newest book, "Hundred Percent". We will celebrate with readings from her book performed by middle schoolers. Light refreshments will be served. All ages welcome! About the book: The last year of elementary school is big for every kid. In this utterly honest, equal parts funny and crushing, novel perfect for boys and … [Read More...]

Featured books & events

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II book launch party!

Yes, this is a book launch party for the new Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II.  Join us at 11:30pm on July 30th as we celebrate J.K. Rowling's newest addition to the Harry Potter series. Wear your costime, eat … [Read More...]

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

A sequel to "Notes from a Small Island" stands as the author's tribute to his adopted country of England and describes his riotous return visit two decades later to rediscover the country, its people, and its culture. … [Read More...]

When Breath Becomes Air

A Ivy League-trained, award-winning young neurosurgeon describes his how after receiving a terminal diagnosis with lung cancer he explored the dynamics of his roles as a patient and care provider, the philosophical conundrums about a meaningful life … [Read More...]

Summer Reading lists 2016

As we get the Summer reading lists from the various schools we will post those from Bethel here, and try to link to the other towns as they are provided to us. We are looking forward to helping you find that perfect summer read! Bethel High School: click HERE for the online flyer. Bethel Honors/AP list: click HERE for the online flyer. Bethel Middle School Reading list: click HERE. Reed Intermediate School, Newtown, click HERE. Immaculate High School, Danbury, click HERE. Joel … [Read More...]

The Wild Robot

By Peter Brown Initializing for the first time on a remote island where she is all alone, Roz the robot learns survival strategies from the island's hostile animals and finally gains acceptance when she cares for an orphaned gosling. By the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Creepy Carrots!. … [Read More...]

Raymie Nightingale

Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds while outmaneuvering a drama queen and a saboteur who become her unlikely friends and allies during a painful challenge. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Tale of Despereaux … [Read More...]

On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody’s Favorite Games

by Gary Belsky and Neil Fine Did you know that James Naismith invented basketball as a way to keep his students indoors during the cold Massachusetts winter? Or that many of the Southerners who began racing stock cars got their early driving experience escaping police while running moonshine? On the Origins of Sports is jam-packed with these compelling tidbits of information tailor-made for … [Read More...]

Valiant Ambition

By Nathaniel Philbrick. Presents an account of the complicated middle years of the American Revolution that shares insights into the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. … [Read More...]

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

Places the improbable life of Great Famine orator and revolutionary hero Thomas Francis Meagher against a backdrop of Irish-American history, detailing his leadership during Irish uprisings, service with the Irish Brigade and achievements as the territorial governor of Montana. By a National Book Award-winning author Timothy Egan. … [Read More...]

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