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At the Case Memorial Library 2/12/16

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 be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents Day.

Registration is highly recommended for all Library events.

Weekly Storytimes

Come to our weekly storytimes to have fun, meet new friends, and set your child on the path to lifelong learning!

Lapsit Storytime

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.

Two-Year-Old Storytime

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

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. Registration is required in person or by telephone.

Nutmeg Book Discussions

Liesl and Po

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.

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

Monday, March 7, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods, 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.

The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel

Thursday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson, a 2016 Intermediate Nutmeg 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, February 23, March 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

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. Registration is required in person or by telephone.

2016 Oscar Films

Mad Max: Fury Road

Monday, February 22, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, January 24, 1 p.m.

A woman rebels against a tyrannical rule in post-apocalyptic Australia in search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max. 10 Oscar nominations including Best Picture. 120 minutes. R. Registration is required in person or by telephone.

The Martian

Monday, February 29, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 1, 1 p.m.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead and left behind by his crew after a fierce storm. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on a hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw on his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. 7 Oscar nominations including Best Picture.144 minutes. PG-13. Registration is required in person or by telephone.

Bridge of Spies

Monday, March 7, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 9, 1 p.m.

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot. 6 Oscar nominations including Best Picture. 142 minutes. PG-13. Registration is required in person or by telephone.

Grover Cleveland’s Rubber Jaw…and Other Unusual, Unexpected, Unbelievable, but All-True Facts about America’s Presidents

Saturday, March 5, 1 p.m.

Come hear about the weird and wild, but true, facts about America’s presidents from best-selling author, University of New Haven Practitioner, and New Haven resident Stephen Spignesi. Sponsored by the Shirley Martin Prown Fund. Registration is required in person or by telephone.

Toni Morrison: Life, Liberty, and Literature

An Afternoon with Veronica C. Hendrick

Saturday, March 12, 1 p.m.

The Orange Arts and Culture Commission and Case Memorial Library welcome Veronica C. Hendrick, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Literature and Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as she shares her insights about the work of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison. Focusing predominantly on Morrison’s novel Song of Solomon, Hendrick will discuss the turbulent times surrounding the social movements which Morrison depicts, the changing roles of women, and the uncomfortable position for the growing black middle class. Registration is required in person or by telephone.

Books & Breakfast: Morning Discussion Group

Tuesday, March 15, 10 a.m.

Join Books & Breakfast leader Carol Davidson for a discussion of Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. Check the Circulation Desk for copies. Registration is required in person or by telephone.

ART IN THE LIBRARY

February: Acrylics by Rita Breiger. On view February 2-27.

March: Oils and acrylics by Eileen Carey and Steve Sangapore. On view March 2-30.

Reception: Thursday, March 10, 5-7 p.m.

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