Programs at the Case Memorial Library are free (except as noted for materials charges) and open to the public. Library hours are as follows: Monday and Thursday 10-8; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10-5; Saturday 10-4. The Library will close at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 24 and will be closed on Friday, December 25 and Saturday, December 26 in observance of Christmas. The Library will close at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 31 and will be closed on Friday, January 1 and Saturday, January 2 in observance of the New Year holidays.
Registration is highly recommended for all Library events.
Come to our weekly storytimes to have fun, meet new friends, and set your child on the path to lifelong learning!
Our lapsit storytimes are for babies and toddlers up to 24 months and feature nursery rhymes, music, and movement, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Visit casememoriallibrary.org/events for upcoming dates.
Our 2-year-old storytimes feature storytelling, music, and movement, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Visit casememoriallibrary.org/events for upcoming dates.
Three to Five-Year-Old Storytime
Our 3 to 5-year-old storytimes feature storytelling, rhymes, finger plays, and a craft activity, Mondays at 4 p.m. Visit casememoriallibrary.org/events for upcoming dates.
Events for Children
Hampstead Stage presents “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe”
Monday, December 14, 4:30 p.m.
Join us for alive production based on C.S. Lewis’s timeless classic. Step into the wardrobe and enter Narnia, the snowy world laced with fantasy. For children ages 5 and up.
Holiday Teddy Bear Storytime
Monday, December 21, 6:30 p.m.
Bring your bear or favorite stuffed animal to this special holiday storytime. For children ages 2-5.
Nutmeg Book Discussion
Monday, February 1, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, a 2016 Intermediate Nutmeg Award Nominee. Led by Children’s Librarian Helena Estes. Check for copies at the Children’s Circulation Desk. For tweens in grades 4-6.
Take Your Child to the Library Day Program: Jeepers Creepers!: Riverside Reptiles
Saturday, February 6, 11 a.m.
Is that a tarantula in the library? Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with Riverside Reptiles. Touch and learn about live snakes, scorpions, tarantulas, lizards and more! For children ages 4 and up.
Pixel Art Craft
Tuesday, February 16, 2 p.m.
Looking for something to do on the last day of February break? Why not create some cool pixel art at the library? With pixel art you can take all of your ideas and create them by ironing beads together. We have many colors. All you need to bring is your imagination! For tweens in grades 4-6. Space is limited to 24 students.
Nutmeg Book Discussion
Thursday, February 18, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver, a 2016 Intermediate Nutmeg Award Nominee. Led by Children’s Librarian Gina Monti. Check for copies at the Children’s Circulation Desk. For tweens in grades 4-6.
Events for Teens
Book Chat Café
Tuesday, December 15, 2:15 p.m.
Held in the Amity Middle School Media Center for teens who love to read and share their opinions over refreshments. Please see Ms. Leibrock.
Events for Adults
2015 Oscar Films
Oscar-Nominated Short Films – Animated
Monday, January 11, 7 p.m. (Snow date February 1)
Wednesday, January 13, 1 p.m. (Snow date February 3)
The reality of life’s joys, laughter, and adventure told through the lens of 2015’s best Oscar animated short films: Feast (US), A Single Life (The Netherlands), Me and My Moulton (Canada & Norwary), The Bigger Picture (UK), The Dam Keeper (USA), plus a selection of highly commended bonus animation.
Oscar-Nominated Short Films – Live Action
Monday, January 25, 7 p.m. (Snow date February 8)
Wednesday, January 27, 1 p.m. (Snow date February 10)
Art and humanity collide with compelling stories from 2015’s best Oscar short live action films: Aya (Israel & France), Boogaloo and Graham (UK), Butter Lamp (France & China), Parvaneh (Switzerland), The Phone Call (UK).
Books & Breakfast: Morning Discussion Group
Tuesday, January 19, 10 a.m.
Join Books & Breakfast leader Carol Davidson for a discussion of A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. Check the Circulation Desk for copies.
Film Buffs: Foreign and Independent Film Series
Thursday, January 29, 7 p.m. (Snow date February 25)
The story of the Soviet Union’s famed Red Army hockey team through the eyes of its players. PG. 84 minutes.
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Thursday, February 11, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Check the Circulation Desk for copies.
Art in the Library
December: Watercolors by Graziella deSolodow and knitted dolls and other items by Bronislava Slagle.
January: Oils by Barbara Skopp and watercolors by Mukul Mukherje. Reception: Thursday, January 7, 5-7 p.m.
February: Acrylics by Rita Breiger and Robert Jacoby. Reception: Thursday, February 4, 5-7 p.m.