Programs at the Case Memorial Library are free (except as noted for materials charges) and open to the public. Registration is required where noted. 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 Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving and on Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.
3-5 Year Olds Storytime – Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Enjoy storytelling, books, music, fingerplays, and puppetry at this story time series especially for three to five-year-olds! A story-related craft is offered following each session. A special story time will be held on October 31 from 4-5 p.m. No storytime on December 26.
Lapsit Storytime – Tuesdays, 10:30-11 a.m.
Little ones from birth up to age two and their caregivers are invited to this high-energy storytime with Ms. Michelle! We’ll practice nursery rhymes, sing and move together, plus explore touch-and-feel books.
2-Year-Old Storytime – Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.
Audience participation is highly encouraged at this storytime session just for twos. Enjoy books, stories, music and movement, fingerplays, and puppetry together. No storytime on November 24.
Events for Children
3-5 Year Old Halloween Party and Story Time – Monday, October 31, 4-5 p.m.
Little ghosts, witches, bats, and mummies ages 3-5 years are invited to don their most bewitching costumes and attend our special Halloween party and story time. Munchkins and juice will be provided. Registration is required in person or by telephone.
Animal Mosaic Storytime and Craft – Tuesday, November 8, 2-3 p.m.
For children ages 4-8 – Join us and listen to a tale of a curious creature who can camouflage himself. Which animal do you think it will be? We will also explore the art of mosaics with a colorful tissue paper animal craft. All materials will be provided. Registration is required and begins on October 18.
Thanksgiving Craft: Tie-Dye Turkeys – Thursday, November 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
For children in grades 1-3 – Make tie-dye turkey favors for your friends and family this Thanksgiving. We’ll read a short Thanksgiving tale together, then create unique treats out of coffee filters, paint markers, and lollipops. All materials will be provided. Registration is required and begins on October 20.
Clay Workshop with Debi Hamuka-Falkenham – Saturday, November 12, 1-2:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-12 – Come to the library and create some funny clay characters with professional cartoonist Debi Hamuka-Falkenham. We’ll learn how math, science, and storytelling combine to make for successful cartooning and sculpting, plus make some unique clay creatures of our own. All materials will be provided. Registration is required and begins on October 22.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid “Double Down” Release Party – Thursday, November 17, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
For children in grades 3-6 – Zoo-wee-mama! We’re hosting a Diary of a Wimpy Kid party and you’re invited (but only if you don’t have the cheese touch). Meet other Wimpy Kids, play some hilarious games, and grab an awesome goody bag to take home! All materials will be provided. Registration is required and begins on October 26.
The Prince and the Pauper presented by the Hampstead Stage Company – Monday, December 19, 4:30 p.m.
For children ages 5 and up – An unexpected and thrilling adventure unfolds when two boys – one a poor beggar, the other a prince – trade places in order to see how the other lives. Prince Edward Tudor lives a life of luxury with servants to grant his every wish while Tom Canty spends his days begging on the streets of London. A simple switch of clothing sets them on a path they’d never dreamt possible! Registration is required and begins on November 28.
Drum Making for Children – Tuesday, December 27, 2 p.m.
For children ages 5 and up – Jam out with us this winter! We’ll rock out with our homemade drums after we make them out of cans, tape, and balloons. This program is an excellent introduction for those interested in exploring rhythm and music. Registration is required and begins on December 6. Space is limited.
STEM Craft: LED Light-Up Boxes – Thursday, December 29, 3-4 p.m.
For students in grades 6-12 – Come learn about simple circuitry and design your own working light-up box using copper tape, batteries, LED lights, and an alligator clip. Registration is required and begins on December 8. Space is limited.
2016 Fall Film Series
Hello, My Name Is Doris
Monday, November 7, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 9, 1 p.m.
A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker. R. 1 hour 35 minutes. Registration is required and begins on October 17.
2016 Oscar Shorts: Live Action & Animated
Monday, December 5, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 7, 1 p.m.
Join us for a screening of the 2016 Oscar-nominated shorts – both live action and animated – including Ave Maria, Shok, Alles Wird Gut, Stutterer, Day One, Bear Story, Prologue, World of Tomorrow, and Sanjay’s Super Team. 2 hours 28 minutes. Registration is required and begins on November 14.
Books & Breakfast: Morning Discussion Group
Tuesday, November 15, 10 a.m.
Join Books & Breakfast leader Carol Davidson for a discussion of The Year of the Runaways by Sanjeev Sahota. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk. Registration is required and begins on October 25.
Wellness Book Group
Wednesday, November 30, 11:30 a.m.
Join Adult Services Librarian Marianne Pysarchyk for a discussion of 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story by Dan Harris. This program is held at the Senior Center and is free and open to participants of all ages. Check the Circulation Desk for copies. Please call the Senior Center at 203-891-4784 to register.
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group
Thursday, December 8, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase discussion leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk. Registration is required and begins on November 17.
Cookies and Coloring for Adults
Tuesday, November 15, 2 p.m.
Think of the fun you had and the hours you spent with your coloring books and crayons in your childhood. Let’s return to those happy days and in the process reduce your stress, make new friends, and nibble some cookies. All supplies will be provided. Presented by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required and begins October 25.
Friends Great! Basement Book Sale
Preview Sale for Members Only
Thursday, November 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Refreshments will be served.
Great! Basement Sale Open to the Public
Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Come for great deals on thousands of new and gently used books including hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction for adults, children, and teens as well as vinyl records, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks. It’s the perfect place to pick up a gift for an upcoming event, add a new special book to your coffee table collection, or just grab a few great new things to read.
ART IN THE LIBRARY
November: Watercolors by students of Audrey Galer – On view November 2-29 – Reception: November 10, 5-7 p.m.
December: Monotypes, oils, and woolen dolls by Joan Jacobsen Zamore, Violet Nastri, and Chyeon Lee – On view December 2-29 – Reception: December 8, 5-7 p.m.