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 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Library will be closed Monday, October 14 in observance of Columbus Day. Registration is required for all events, unless otherwise noted.
Did you know you can register for events online?
Registration for events opens three weeks in advance of the event date online at casememoriallibrary.org/events.
Fall Book Sale
Thursday, November 7, 4-7 p.m.
Open to the Public:
Friday, November 8, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Friends of the Library Book Sale begins on Thursday, November 7 with a Members’ Night. New members are welcome to join the night of the sale. The book sale will be open to the general public on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9.
Events For Adults
Concert: Lost Acres String Band
Saturday, October 5, 2 p.m.
The Lost Acres String Band serves up a rich stew of songs and instrumentals from a wide variety of musical traditions with the added spice of some exotic originals. A typical show includes blues, rags, old-time and contemporary fiddle tunes, Hispanic waltzes from the old Southwest, a classic string-band number by The Mississippi Sheiks, swing tunes from the 1930s, and a Ray Charles instrumental. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required and begins Saturday, September 14.
An Evening with Alasdair Neale
Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m.
Join us for an illuminating evening with Alasdair Neale, New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s newest conductor. Maestro Neale will share music from the fall season at NHSO as well as the passion and stories behind the orchestra’s fall repertoire. Sponsored by the Orange Arts and Culture Council. Registration is required, through the Library, and begins Thursday, September 19 at 7 a.m.
Fall Film Series
Registration is highly recommended for all films. Registration opens three weeks in advance of the film screening. All Wednesday afternoon screenings are shown with subtitles.
Best of Enemies
Monday, October 28, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 30, 1 p.m.
Based on a true story, centered on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. 2 hr. 12 min. PG-13. Registration is required and begins Monday, October 7.
Monday, November 18, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20, 1 p.m.
A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. 1 hr. 56 min. PG-13. Registration is required and begins Monday, October 28.
Monday, December 9, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 1 p.m.
A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. 1 hr. 40 min. PG. Registration is required and begins Monday, November 18.
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group
Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m.
“Inheritance” by Dani Shapiro. Led by Toby Zabinski. Registration is requested.
Mystery Book Discussion Group
Thursday, November 14, 7 p.m.
“Miracle Creek” by Angie Kim. Led by Librarian Samantha Jasulavic. Registration is requested.
Events For Teens
Teen Cupcake Decorating Class
Tuesday, October 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
For teens in grades 7-12.
Learn to make buttercream frosting and decorate cupcakes with ShopRite’s Registered Dietician Courtney Huggins. Please notify the Library of any food restrictions at least 24 hours in advance of the program. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, September 24.
Teen Pumpkin Craft
Wednesday, October 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
For teens in grades 7-12.
Create a pumpkin masterpiece! Pumpkins and decorating supplies will be provided. Please bring a box to carry home your pumpkin. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, October 2.
Events For Children & Tweens
Wednesday, October 16, 3:45 p.m.
For children and tweens in grades 1-6.
Children and tweens will learn about this strategic board game and play against each other. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, September 25.
Thursday, October 24, 5:30 p.m.
For children in grades 1-3.
Whip up a batch of this spooky slime with a scientific twist. Registration is required and begins Thursday, October 24.
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Little ones and their caregivers are invited to this high-energy story time with Ms. Michelle! We’ll practice nursery rhymes, sing and move together, and explore touch-and-feel books.
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Audience participation is highly encouraged at this story time session just for 2s. Enjoy books, stories, music and movement, fingerplays and puppetry together.
3-5 Year Olds Storytime
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
No storytime on Labor Day or Columbus Day.
Enjoy storytelling, books, music, fingerplays, and puppetry at this story time series especially for 3-5-year olds! A story-related craft is offered following each session.
Art In The Library
October: Artwork by David and Joanne Byrne. Reception: Thursday, October 17, 5-7 p.m.
Homebound Delivery Service
Are you a book lover who is unable to leave your home? If so, the Library will bring the books to you! Orange residents who are homebound may contact the Library to arrange for regular library book delivery service to their home at no charge. Some restrictions apply. For more information, call the Library’s Head of Circulation Services, Samantha Jasulavic, at 203-891-2170 or email email@example.com.