Programs at the Case Memorial Library are free (except as noted for materials charges) and open to the public. Registration is required where noted. Library hours are as follows: Monday and Thursday 10-8; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10-5; Saturday 10-4. The Library will be closed Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents Day.
3-5 Year Olds Storytime
Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Enjoy storytelling, books, music, fingerplays, and puppetry at this story time series especially for three to five-year-olds! A story-related craft is offered following each session. No storytime on January 16 or February 20.
Tuesdays, 10:30-11 a.m.
Little ones from birth up to age two and their caregivers are invited to this high-energy story time with Ms. Michelle! We’ll practice nursery rhymes, sing and move together, plus explore touch-and-feel books.
Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.
Audience participation is highly encouraged at this storytime session just for twos. Enjoy books, stories, music and movement, fingerplays, and puppetry together.
Events for Children
Homemade Lava Lamps
Wednesday, January 25, 3:45 p.m.
For children ages 3 and up; Children who love science will adore this simple craft and story time. All materials will be provided and you can take these projects home. Registration is required and begins on January 4. Space is limited.
Wednesday, February 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-12; Choose a Valentine craft or two to give to someone you love. Make a heart wreath (choose from two styles) or write a special message on a scratch-off Valentine. Registration is required and begins on January 11.
Take Your Child to the Library Day: Bach 2 Rock: The Science of Sound
Saturday, February 4, 11:30 a.m.
For children ages 4-12; Come to the library and make some noise! Electric violinist Caryn Lin makes music come to life before your very eyes with “Bach 2 Rock: The Science of Sound”. Using sound effects, musical instruments, modern technology, and plenty of audience participation, Caryn will show how creativity and science have taken us from the days of classical music to today’s techno-wonders. Registration is required and begins on January 14. Throughout the day, stop by the Children’s Room to make a kazoo using common household items.
Battery Motor Making
Tuesday, February 21, 11 a.m.
For tweens in grades 4 to 6; Learn how to make a working magnetic motor using a battery, magnets, and copper wire. All material will be provided. Registration is required and begins on January 31. Space is limited.
Teen Craft: Paint-by-Numbers Style Paintings
Tuesday, February 21, 3-4 p.m.
For students in grades 6-12; Learn how to create a paint-by-numbers style painting in this fun afternoon class. No painting experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Registration is required and begins on January 31. Space is limited.
Saturday, January 21, 1 p.m.
Local author Ida Greene brings her intimate diary entries to life in this memoir chronicling carefree pre-war days in England and a world turned upside down by the eruption of World War II. Meet the author and hear firsthand her experiences before, during, and after the war. Presented by the Friends of the Library in celebration of its 25th anniversary.
Cookies and Coloring for Adults
Tuesday, February 14, 2 p.m.
Think of the fun you had and the hours you spent with your coloring books and crayons in your childhood. Let’s return to those happy days and in the process reduce your stress, make new friends, and nibble some cookies. All supplies will be provided. Presented by the Friends of the Library in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Registration is required.
An Afternoon with Nat King Cole
Saturday, February 18, 1 p.m.
Join the Jim Scianna Trio, featuring bassist Jim Scianna, vocalist Atla DeChamplain, and pianist Matt DeChamplain, as they present songs and arrangements in the style of vocalist, pianist, and bandleader Nat King Cole. Presented by the Friends of the Library in celebration of iys 25th anniversary. R egistration is required and begins on Saturday, January 28.
Books & Breakfast: Morning Discussion Group
Tuesday, January 17, 10 a.m.
Join Books & Breakfast discussion leader Carol Davidson a discussion of A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk. Registration is required.
Wellness Book Group
Wednesday, February 8, 11 a.m.
Join Adult Services Librarian Marianne Pysarchyk for a discussion of Sacred Contracts by Carolyn Myss. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk. This program is held at the Senior Center and is free and open to participants of all ages. Please call the Senior Center at 203-891-4784 to register.
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group
Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase discussion leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk. Registration is required.
Art In The Library
January: Oils, watercolors, and acrylics by Rosemary Serfilipi and Crystal Streit-Beetham, on view January 5-30.
February: Photography, watercolors, and colored pencil drawings by Paula McDonough and Suzanne Wagner, on view February 2-27. Reception: February 9, 5-7 p.m.
Museum Pass to Long Wharf Theatre
The Library is pleased to announce a new museum pass for the Long Wharf Theatre which is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The pass allows patrons to call Long Wharf Theatre and reserve two free adult tickets for the Long Wharf performance of their choice. Reserving a pass is simple: Call or stop in the Library up to one week in advance of the performance you would like to attend to inquire about its availability. If the pass is available, you will have two days to come to the Library to check it out with your valid library card. Once you have the pass from the Library, call Long Wharf Theatre to reserve your seats. The day of the performance, bring the library pass to the box office to exchange it for your tickets.