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 Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas as well as Saturday, December 31 through Monday, January 2 in observance of the New Year holidays.
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. No storytime on December 26 or January 2.
Tuesdays, 10:30-11 a.m.
Little ones from birth up to age two and their caregivers are invited to this high-energy story time with Ms. Michelle! We’ll practice nursery rhymes, sing and move together, plus explore touch-and-feel books.
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.
Events for Children
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.
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.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid “Double Down” Release Party
Wednesday, December 28, 3 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 December 7.
Homemade Lava Lamps
Wednesday, January 25, 3:45 p.m.
For children ages 3 and up. Children who love science will adore this simple craft and story time! All materials will be provided and you can take these projects home! Registration is required and begins on January 4. Space is limited.
Wednesday, February 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-12. Choose a Valentine craft or two to give to someone you love. Make a heart wreath (choose from two styles) or write a special message on a scratch-off Valentine. Registration is required and begins on January 11.
Take Your Child to the Library Day: Bach 2 Rock: The Science of Sound
Saturday, February 4, 11:30 a.m.
For children ages 4-12. Come to the library and make some noise! Join electric violinist Caryn Lin as she makes music come to life before your very eyes with “Bach 2 Rock: The Science of Sound”. Using sound effects, musical instruments, modern technology, and plenty of audience participation, Caryn will show how creativity and science have taken us from the days of classical music to today’s techno-wonders. Registration is required and begins on January 14. Throughout the day, stop by the Children’s Room to make a kazoo using common household items.
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.
Cookies and Coloring for Adults
Tuesday, December 13, 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.
Film Buffs: Where to Invade Next
Thursday, January 12, 7 p.m.
To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully “invades” them to see what they have to offer. R. 2 hours. Registration is required and begins on December 22.
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.
Wellness Book Group
Wednesday, January 11, 11 a.m.
Join Adult Services Librarian Marianne Pysarchyk for a discussion of The Road to Character by David Brooks. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk. This program is held at the Senior Center and is free and open to participants of all ages. Please call the Senior Center at 203-891-4784 to register.
Books & Breakfast: Morning Discussion Group
Tuesday, January 17, 10 a.m.
Join Books & Breakfast discussion leader Carol Davidson a discussion of A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk. Registration is required and begins on December 27.
ART IN THE LIBRARY
December: Monotypes and oils by Joan Jacobsen Zamore and Violet Nastri. On view December 2-29.
Museum Pass to Long Wharf Theatre
The Library is pleased to announce we offer a new museum pass for the Long Wharf Theatre which is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The pass allows patrons to call Long Wharf Theatre and reserve two free adult tickets for the Long Wharf performance of their choice. Reserving a pass is simple: Call or stop in the Library up to one week in advance of the performance you would like to attend to inquire about its availability. If the pass is available, you will have two days to come to the Library to check it out with your valid library card. Once you have the pass from the Library, call Long Wharf Theatre to reserve your seats. The day of the performance, bring the library pass to the box office to exchange it for your tickets.