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. The Library will be closed on Saturdays in August due to a severe staffing shortage.
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
Every Hero Has a Story: Children’s Summer Reading Program
June 18 – August 15
For students entering grades K-5. Pre-schoolers can register as “Read to Me” members. Students entering grade 6 may choose to participate in either “Every Hero Has a Story” or the teen summer reading program, “Unmask!” Sign up in person with your child or register and participate online at tinyurl.com/cmlchildsrp2015
Registration is required for children’s summer programs and opens two weeks in advance of the program date.
Drama Workshop with Ingrid Schaeffer: “Pandora’s Box”
Thursday, July 30, 4 p.m.
Learn how to act out this famous Greek myth complete with costumes and props then make your own Pandora’s Box. For children ages 5-10. Space is limited.
Wednesday, August 12, 2 p.m.
Decorate your own cape. For children ages 4 and up. Space is limited.
Teddy Bear Picnic Storytime
Thursday, August 13, 4 p.m.
Held outside on the sitting wall. Bring your bear and blanket. Refreshments will be served. For children ages 2-5.
Children’s Film: Big Hero 6
Wednesday, August 19, 1 p.m.
Come see this Oscar-winning Disney film about a band of heroes on our big screen! Rated PG. Refreshments will be served.
End-of-Summer-Reading Party: Al deCant “Music for Little Superstars”
Friday, August 21, 11 a.m.
Raffle drawings will be held and certificates will be awarded to summer reading participants who have read 5 or more books. Refreshments will be served.
Events for Teens
Unmask!: Teen Summer Reading Program
June 18 – August 15
For students entering grades 7-12. Students entering grade 6 may choose to participate in “Unmask!” or the children’s summer reading program, “Every Hero Has a Story.” Here’s how it works: tell us what you’re reading this summer by logging it online. Read at least two books and you’re guaranteed a prize! For every five books you read you’ll be entered into a grand prize raffle. Each week you finish a book and log it online you’ll be entered into an additional weekly raffle. Sign up in person or register and participate online at tinyurl.com/cmlteensrp2015
Registration is required for teen summer programs and opens two weeks in advance of the program date.
Henna with Jamilah
Tuesday, August 4, 2-3 p.m.; 3-4 p.m.
Learn about henna and get your own tattoo from professional henna artist Jamilah. Register for either the 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. session. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, July 21.
Marbled Clay Ring Dishes
Tuesday, August 18, 2-3 p.m.
Create a customized marbled ring dish with oven-bake clay. Please bring a 6-inch oven-safe bowl. All other supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, August 4.
Events for Adults
Escape the Ordinary: Adult Summer Reading Program
June 18 – August 15
For adults 18 and up and recent high school graduates. Here’s how it works: each time you visit the Library this summer fill out a simple form with the title and author of a book you’ve just finished, give it a star rating, and drop it in the raffle box. Every two weeks we’ll hold at raffle drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Can’t make it to the Library? No problem! You can participate online at tinyurl.com/cmladultsrp2015
Registration is highly recommended for all Oscar films. Seating is limited. Registration opens three weeks in advance of the screening date.
Monday, August 10, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12, 1 p.m.
PG-13. 169 minutes.
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.
Two Days, One Night and Citizenfour have been cancelled due to delayed release dates.
The Bookcase: Evening Book Discussion Group
Monday, August 17, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland.
Film Buffs: Woman in Gold
Thursday, August 27, 7 p.m.
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. 109 minutes. PG-13.
Books & Breakfast: Morning Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, September 15, 10 a.m.
Join Books & Breakfast leader Carol Davidson for a discussion of Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann.
Art in the Library
August: Watercolors, knitted items, and dolls by Graziella deSoldow and Bronislava Slagle.
Reception: Thursday, August 6, 5-7 p.m.
Books for Babies
The Friends of the Library are launching a new program to welcome our newest and littlest Orange residents to the Library. Parents and their babies born in the last year are invited to the Children’s Department to receive a gift compliments of the Friends. The gift includes a small yellow bag containing a book, a toy, and baby’s first library card as well as helpful information on how to take advantage of the great programs and services offered by the Library for children and their caregivers.