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Case Memorial Library 12/14/18

Events For Adults

The Connecticut 169 Club

Monday, January 28, 7 p.m.

Join author Marty Podskoch and learn about the CT 169 Club, the travel guide to all 169 of Connecticut’s towns.  Local contributors Ginny Reinhard of Orange and Martha German of Woodbridge will be present to discuss their towns and sign books.  Co-sponsored by the Orange Historical Society, the Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society, and Case Memorial Library.

Adult Make & Take Workshop:  Paper Flowers

Monday, February 4, 7 p.m.

Create your own Icelandic poppies out of crepe paper at this small, hands-on, paper-crafting workshop.  Led by Librarian Rebecca Harlow.  All supplies will be provided.  For adults and teens ages 16 and up.  Registration is required and opens Monday, January 14.  Space is limited and fills up quickly.

2019 Oscar Film Series

Our 2019 Oscar Film Series will begin on Monday, February 25.  The first three films in our 2019 Oscar Film Series will be announced on Monday, January 28.  A complete film schedule will be available on Monday, March 4.  Films will include all nominees from the Best Picture and Acting categories as well as other notable selections.

Book Discussions

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, January 24, 7 p.m.

A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn.  Led by Librarian Samantha Jasulavic.  Registration is requested.

The Bookcase:  Evening Discussion Group

Thursday, February 21, 7 p.m.

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie.  Led by Toby Zabinski.  Registration is requested.

Events For Teens & Tweens

Q-tip Wars

Monday, January 7, 5:30 p.m.

For tweens in grades 4-6.

Learn about aerodynamics and play a game of Q-tip Wars.  Registration is required and begins Monday, December 17.

Teen Cooking Class

Thursday, January 31, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

For students in grades 7-12.

Learn to cook tasty treats with ShopRite’s Registered Dietician Courtney Huggins.  Please notify the Library of any food allergies or restrictions at least 24 hours in advance of the program.  Registration is required and begins three weeks in advance of the program date.  Space is limited.

Teen Craft: Valentine Slime

Wednesday, February 13, 3:30-4 p.m.

For students in grades 7-12.

Make and take Valentine’s Day-inspired slime.  Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 23.

Events For Children

Chess Club

Wednesday, December 19, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 22, 3:30 p.m.

For children and tweens in grades 3-6.

Learn and play chess at our monthly chess club for children and tweens.  Registration is required and begins three weeks in advance of the program date.

Drama Workshop: The Mouse Bride

Thursday, December 20, 6 p.m.

For children ages 5-10.

Hear the tale of the Mouse Bride then reenact it and complete a fun art activity.  This drama workshop is generously funded by a grant from the Orange Foundation Trust U/A, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.  Registration is required.  Space is limited.

Take the Stage: Theater Games and Improvisations with Ingrid Schaeffer

Saturday, January 5, 2 p.m.

For children ages 7-12.

Give your imagination a workout at this special drama workshop led by Ingrid Schaeffer.  Registration is required and begins Saturday, December 15.

Citizen Scientists: The Oil Spill Challenge

Thursday, January 10, 5:45 p.m.

For children in grades K-2.

Learn about oil spills and discover what the clean-up process is really like at this hands-on STEM lab for young citizen scientists.  Registration is required and begins Thursday, December 20.

Floam Slime

Wednesday, January 16, 3:30 p.m.

For children ages 7-9.

Learn the science behind making floam and make some floam to take home (that rhymes!)  Registration is required and begins Wednesday, December 26.

Reading and Art Project with Arts for Learning CT

Saturday, January 19, 10:30 a.m.

For children of all ages and their families.

Join us for a reading of “Everyone,” by Christopher Silas Neal, and join a New Haven artist in creating your very own portion of a mural that will hang at the Library!  Registration is required and begins Saturday, December 29.

Kids’ Cooking Class

Wednesday, January 23, 3:45 p.m.

For children ages 5-10.

Learn to cook nutritious, delicious recipes with ShopRite of Milford’s Registered Dietician, Courtney Huggins.  Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 2.

Minute to Win It Challenge

Thursday, January 24, 5:30 p.m.

For children in grades K-2.

Put your problem-solving skills to the test!  Using common household items, we’ll stack, balance, flip, and launch our way through a series of 60-second challenges.  Registration is required and begins Thursday, January 3.


3-5 Year Olds Storytime

Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

No storytime on December 24, January 21, or February 18.

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.

Lapsit Storytime

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

No storytime on December 25.

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.

2-Year-Old Storytime

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.

Art In The Library

December: “Waterworks,” on view December 1-28.


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

Tween Advisory Group (TWAG)

Tell us what to do!  Join our tween advisory group (TWAG) and help us make the library a better place for our tweens!  As members of TWAG, tweens in grades 4-6 will meet monthly to brainstorm and help plan programs that they want to see at the library, as well as recommend books for our collection.  This is a great opportunity for tweens to make their voices heard at the library!  The first meeting of TWAG will be held on Tuesday, January 29 at 3:45 p.m.  Pizza will be served.  Registration is required (so we have enough pizza!) and begins Tuesday, January 8.

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