Programs at the Case Memorial Library are free, except as noted for materials charges, and open to the public. Library hours are as follows, starting April 2: Monday and Thursday 10-8; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10-5; Saturday 10-5. The Library will be closed Friday, March 30 in observance of Good Friday, and Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 for the Memorial Day weekend. The Library is located at 176 Tyler City Road in Orange.
Events For Adults
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group
- Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m.
Join The Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of The Unseen World by Liz Moore. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.
2018 Oscar Films
The Shape of Water | 2 hr. 3 min. | R
- Monday, April 9, 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 11, 1 p.m.
At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | 1 hr. 55 min. | R
- Monday, April 16, 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 18, 1 p.m.
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit.
Darkest Hour | 2 hr. 5 min. | PG-13
- Monday, April 30, 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 2, 1 p.m.
During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler or fight on against incredible odds.
Lady Bird | 1 hr. 34 min. | R
- Monday, May 7, 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 9, 1 p.m.
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.
I, Tonya | 2 hr. | R
- Monday, May 14, 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 16, 1 p.m.
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Call Me By Your Name | 2 hr. 12 min. | R
- Monday, May 21, 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 23, 1 p.m.
In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.
Events For Teens
Book Chat Café
For Amity Middle School students who love to read and share their opinions over refreshments. Held at the Amity Middle School Media Center. Please see Ms. Leibrock to join and for more information about meeting dates and times.
Events For Children
3-5 Year Olds Storytime
Monday, April 2, 4 p.m.
Mondays starting April 9, 10:30 a.m.
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. Registration is not required.
Tuesdays, 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, plus explore touch-and-feel books. Registration is not required.
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Audience participation is highly encouraged at this storytime session just for 2s. Enjoy books, stories, music and movement, fingerplays and puppetry together. Registration is not required.
Minute to Win It Physics with Cool-ology
Thursday, April 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-10. Can you ace our one-minute physics challenges? Find out at this interactive workshop as we explore inertia, motion, and acceleration! Registration is required and opened on March 15.
STEM Storytime: Weather
Saturday, April 7, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Can a fairytale or picture book really be used to teach science? See how with Ms. Michelle! We’ll read the book together as a group, learn more about the story through our re-telling, then make a scientific craft or try some hands-on experiments together. This storytime is best for children ages 3-5, but older siblings are welcome. Registration is required.
Tween Event: LED Throwie Workshop
Thursday, April 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
For children in grades 4-6. “Throwies” are tiny lights constructed out of rare earth magnets, watch batteries, electric tape, and LED bulbs and are designed to stick to metal surfaces. Link them together to create a color-changing throwie “ball” or make individual lights to build a throwie constellation! Registration is required.
No Bake Kids’ Cooking Class with Courtney Huggins
Wednesday, April 18, Session I: 2-3 p.m.; Session II: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-10. Make tasty, healthy recipes with Courtney Huggins, Orange ShopRite’s Registered Dietitian! Registration is required. Please notify us of any food allergies at the time of registration so that we may make the proper accommodations.
Scratch Coding Storytelling
Thursday, April 19, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
For children in grades 4-6 (grade 3 with a parent). Create your own unique story using Google CS First! Laptops and headphones will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration opened on March 29.
“The Rainbow Fish” Drama Workshop with Ingrid Schaeffer
Saturday, April 21, 2-3:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-10. Deep inside the ocean, a fish with sparkling rainbow scales captivates fellow sea creatures with his beauty. But everything changes when the rainbow fish refuses to share any beauty with his admirers. Ingrid Schaeffer will read Marcus Pfister’s tale aloud to the group and provide costumes and props. Then, we’ll re-enact the story together. Participants will also complete an art activity based on the book as part of the workshop. Registration is required and will open on Saturday, March 31. This drama workshop is generously funded by a grant from the Orange Foundation Trust U/A, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.
Thursday, April 26, 5-6 p.m.
For children in grades K-3. Play games that teach the basics of coding. Laptops and headphones will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration will open on Thursday, April 5.
April: Art by the children of Orange elementary schools, selected by art teachers, on view April 2-28. Reception: April 6, 4-56 p.m.
May: Art by the Bridgeport Art League, on view May 2-30. Reception: May 10, 5-7 p.m.