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 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 and will be closed on Friday, April 3 in observance of Good Friday.
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/storytime.htm for upcoming dates.
Our 2-year-old storytimes feature storytelling, music, and movement. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Visit casememoriallibrary.org/storytime.htm 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/storytime.htm for upcoming dates.
Events for Children
Hooked on Llamas
Saturday, April 18, 1 p.m.
Come pet a real, live llama outside on the sitting wall, listen to llama stories told by Debbie Elias of Country Quilt Llama Farm, and hear about the many uses of llamas. In the event of rain, this program will be held inside. For children of all ages.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Tuesday, April 21 – Drop off your animal
Wednesday, April 22 – Pick up your animal
On April 21 your stuffed animal is invited to sleep over at the Library! We’ve got lots of fun activities planned for them after you’ve gone home. Drop off your stuffed animal in the Children’s Room any time on Tuesday and pick it up any time the next day. Join us for a special all-ages storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Limited to 25 children. One animal per child.
Earth Day Nature Hike
Wednesday, April 22, 2 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with a hike! Join us as we explore local woods and learn about native flora and fauna. Collect fallen items to create a memorable craft afterward. Space is limited. Rain or shine. For ages 6-11.
Events for Teens
Teen Craft: LED Bracelets
Tuesday, April 21, 2 p.m.
Sew a light-up cuff bracelet using LED lights, a coin-sized battery, battery pack, felt, and conductive thread. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. For students in grades 6-12.
Book Chat Café
Tuesdays, April 28, May 19
Held at the Amity Middle School Media Center for teens who love to read and share their opinions over refreshments. Please see Mrs. Goss.
Events for Adults
Drop-In Tech Help
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month as follows: April 2, 16, May 7, 21
Registration is highly recommended for all Oscar films. Seating is limited. Registration opens three weeks in advance of the screening date.
Imitation Game ~ Monday, April 6, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, April 8, 1 p.m. PG-13. 113 minutes.
Foxcatcher ~ Monday, April 13, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, April 15, 1 p.m. R. 129 minutes.
The Judge ~ Monday, April 20, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, April 22, 1 p.m. R. 141 minutes.
American Sniper ~ Monday, May 11, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, May 13, 1 p.m. R. 132 minutes.
Still Alice ~ Monday, May 18, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, May 20, 1 p.m. PG-13. 101 minutes.
Cooking with John Bencivengo
Wednesday, April 15, 7 p.m.
Join Chef John as he demonstrates delicious spring recipes. Registration begins Wednesday, April 1. A $5 per person food charge must be paid upon registration.
The Bookcase: Evening Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent.
Dating After 40: 7 Steps to Find Love
Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Feeling lonely? Don’t know how to find love and where to look for it? Dating coach Ronnie Ann Ryan will teach you everything you need to know to find the right partner for you. Discover ways to increase your appeal and learn the best way to meet people as well as how to avoid common dating mistakes and self-sabotaging behaviors that keep you from connecting with the love you want. Followed by a Q&A period.
An Evening with the Dog Whisperer
Monday, May 4, 7 p.m.
Spend the evening with Dog Listener Pat Wright and learn how to bring your dog peace and eliminate unwanted behaviors. Some of the many topics discussed include pulling on the lead, jumping, aggression, separation anxiety, and excessive barking. Followed by a Q&A period.
Books & Breakfast: Morning Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, May 19, 10 a.m.
Join Books & Breakfast leader Carol Davidson for a discussion of The Children Act by Ian McEwan.
Art in the Library
April: Artwork by the children of Orange elementary schools, selected by their art teachers.
Reception: Thursday, April 9, 4-6 p.m.
May: Artwork by the senior citizens of Orange.
Reception: Thursday, May 7, 5-7 p.m.
Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Great! Basement Book Sale
Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Over 50,000 items will be available this year, including hardcover and paperback fiction and non-fiction, vinyl records, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and books for children and teens as well as many free items. Come check it out!