Programs at the Case Memorial Library are free (except as noted for materials charges) and open to the public. 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 Friday, March 25 in observance of Good Friday.
Registration is highly recommended for all Library events.
Come to our weekly storytimes to have fun, meet new friends, and set your child on the path to lifelong learning!
Our lapsit storytimes are for babies and toddlers up to 24 months and feature nursery rhymes, music, and movement. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Visit casememoriallibrary.org/events for upcoming dates.
Our 2-year-old storytimes feature storytelling, music, and movement. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Visit casememoriallibrary.org/events for upcoming dates.
Three to Five-Year-Old Storytime
Our 3 to 5-year-old storytimes feature storytelling, rhymes, finger plays, and a craft activity. Mondays at 4 p.m. Visit casememoriallibrary.org/events for upcoming dates.
Events For Children
Nutmeg Book Discussions
Thursday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson, a 2016 Intermediate Nutmeg Nominee. Led by Children’s Librarian Gina Monti. Check for copies at the Children’s Circulation Desk. For tweens in grades 4-6.
Events For Teens
Book Chat Café
Tuesday, March 15, 2:15 p.m. Held in the Amity Middle School Media Center for teens who love to read and share their opinions over refreshments. Please see Ms. Leibrock.
Events For Adults
2016 Oscar Films
Registration is required for all Oscar films as seating is limited. Registration opens three weeks in advance of the program date.
Monday, March 21, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, March 23, 1 p.m.
Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. R. 122 minutes.
Monday, March 28, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, March 30, 1 p.m.
After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery. R. 118 minutes.
Monday, April 4, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, April 6, 1 p.m.
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. PG-13. 111 minutes.
Toni Morrison: Life, Liberty, and Literature
An Afternoon with Veronica C. Hendrick
Saturday, March 12, 1:30 p.m.
The Orange Arts and Culture Commission and Case Memorial Library welcome Veronica C. Hendrick, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Literature and Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as she shares her insights about the work of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison. Focusing predominantly on Morrison’s novel Song of Solomon, Hendrick will discuss the turbulent times surrounding the social movements which Morrison depicts, the changing roles of women, and the uncomfortable position for the growing black middle class. Registration is required in person or by telephone.
Books & Breakfast: Morning Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 15, 10 a.m.
Join Books & Breakfast leader Carol Davidson for a discussion of Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. Check the Circulation Desk for copies. Registration is required in person or by telephone.
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group
Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian. Check the Circulation Desk for copies. Registration is required in person or by telephone.
Sinatra Birthday Concert
Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m.
Celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with a trio led by local resident Rich Moran and featuring Judy Webber on piano and Jeff Webber on saxophone. This concert featuring the music of Frank Sinatra will include commentary and anecdotes in honor of his legacy. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Art In The Library
March: Oils and acrylics by Eileen Carey and Steve Sangapore. On view March 2-30.
April: Artwork by the children of Orange elementary schools, selected by art teachers. On view April 2-29. Reception: April 7, 5-7 p.m.
Friends’ Semi-Annual Great! Basement Book Sale
Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thousands of new and gently used books are available at the Friends of the Library’s semi-annual book sale including hardcover and paperback fiction and non-fiction 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 books to read. Come check it out!
New Museum Pass To Long Wharf Theatre
The Library is pleased to announce we now 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.