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 Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents 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. No storytime on January 16 or February 20.
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
Battery Motor Making
Tuesday, February 21, 11 a.m. ˗ For tweens in grades 4 to 6. ˗ Learn how to make a working magnetic motor using a battery, magnets, and copper wire. All material will be provided. Registration is required and begins on January 31. Space is limited.
Events for Teens
Teen Craft: Paint-by-Numbers Style Paintings
Tuesday, February 21, 3-4 p.m. ˗ For students in grades 6-12. ˗ Learn how to create a paint-by-numbers style painting in this fun afternoon class. No painting experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Registration is required and begins on January 31. Space is limited.
Events for Adults
Cookies and Coloring for Adults
Tuesday, February 14, 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 in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Registration is required.
An Afternoon with Nat King Cole
Saturday, February 18, 1 p.m. ˗ Join the Jim Scianna Trio, featuring bassist Jim Scianna, vocalist Atla DeChamplain, and pianist Matt DeChamplain, as they present songs and arrangements in the style of vocalist, pianist, and bandleader Nat King Cole. Presented by the Friends of the Library in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Registration is required and begins on Saturday, January 28.
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group
Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m. ˗ Join Bookcase discussion leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk. Registration is required.
2017 Oscar Film: Florence Foster Jenkins
Monday, February 27, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, March 1, 1 p.m.
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice; 1 hr. 51 minutes. Registration is required and begins on February 6.
2017 Oscar Film: Arrival
Monday, March 6, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, March 8, 1 p.m.
When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. 1 hr. 56 minutes. Registration is required and begins on February 13.
Wellness Book Group
Wednesday, March 8, 11 a.m. ˗ Join Adult Services Librarian Marianne Pysarchyk for a discussion of Originals by Adam Grant. 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.
2017 Oscar Film: Manchester by the Sea
Monday, March 20, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, March 27, 1 p.m.
An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. 2 hrs, 17 minutes. Registration is required and begins on February 27.
Books & Breakfast: Morning Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 21, 10 a.m. ˗ Join Books & Breakfast discussion leader Carol Davidson a discussion of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk. Registration is required.
For the Sake of the Country: Female Spies in the Civil War
Saturday, March 25, 1 p.m. ˗ Focusing on four women who risked all for their country during the Civil War, military historian Matthew Bartlett tells how these women played an important part in the extensive spy networks that were formed on both the Union and Confederate sides. Presented by the Friends of the Library in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Registration is required and begins on Saturday, March 4.
2017 Oscar Film: Hacksaw Ridge
Monday, March 27, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, March 29, 1 p.m.
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. 2 hrs., 19 minutes. Registration is required and begins on March 6.
Art In The Library
February: Watercolors and colored pencil drawings by Suzanne Wagner and mixed media by Barbara Dierolf, on view February 2-27.
Museum Pass to Long Wharf Theatre
The Library is pleased to announce a new museum pass for the Long Wharf Theatre which is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The pass is available on a first come, first-served basis and allows patrons to call Long Wharf Theatre and reserve two free adult tickets for a performance of the current show at Long Wharf. Here’s how it works: 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.