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 close on Thursday, April 13 at 5 p.m. and will be closed Friday, April 14 in observance of Good Friday.
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.
Lapsit Storytime – 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.
2-Year-Old Storytime – 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
No Bake Kids’ Cooking Class – Wednesday, April 12, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
For children in grades K-6 – Ready to roll up your sleeves and learn some easy, allergen-free recipes? We’ll make delicious, nutritious bites and bars with Courtney Huggins, Retail Dietician at ShopRite in Orange. Courtney works with the local community doing cooking classes, cooking demos, nutrition presentations, store tours and one-on-one consultations. Registration is required and begins March 22.
“Caps for Sale” Drama Workshop – Thursday, April 13, 1-2:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-10 – Re-enact this humorous and timeless tale about a peddler, some townspeople and a band of monkeys who believe they have played a trick on all of them. Everyone will get a part and a costume piece to wear as they act out this funny folktale and we’ll end with a creative art activity. Registration is required and begins March 23.
Earth Day Craft – Wednesday, April 19, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
For children grades K-6 – Roll up your sleeves and celebrate Earth Day with a one-of-a-kind mystery craft! Note: our activity may get messy, so please dress accordingly. Registration is required and begins March 29.
Events for Teens
Book Chat Café – Tuesday, April 18, 2:15 p.m.
For teens who love to read and share their opinions over refreshments. Held at the Amity Middle School Media Center. Please see Ms. Liebrock for more information.
Events for Adults
Cookies and Coloring for Adults – Tuesday, April 11, 2-3:30 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.
Wellness Book Discussion – Wednesday, April 12, 11 a.m.
A discussion of Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution by Brené Brown. Led by Adult Services Librarian Marianne Pysarchyk at the Senior Center. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk. This program is free and open to participants of all ages. Please call the Senior Center at 203-891-4784 to register.
2017 Oscar Film: Moonlight – Monday, April 17, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, April 19, 1 p.m.
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. 1 hr. 51 min. Registration is required and begins March 27.
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group – Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m.
A discussion of Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Led by Toby Zabinski. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk. Registration is required.
Music in the Library: Belle of the Fall – Saturday, April 22, 1 p.m.
Belle of the Fall is fast becoming known for their vocal harmonies, and the interplay between Tracy Walton’s upright bass and the hauntingly beautiful voice of Julia Autumn Ford. Their sound has been described as a modern Simon and Garfunkel, if Art Garfunkel were female. In their performance, expect plenty of stories and interaction with the audience. Presented by the Friends of the Library in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Registration is required and begins April 1.
2017 Oscar Film: Fences – Monday, April 24, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, April 26, 1 p.m.
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. 2 hrs., 19 min. Registration is required and begins on April 3.
Aging Gracefully: Practicing Self-Care with Meditation and Massage – Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m.
Learn to lead a more relaxed, mindful, and open state of living with insight meditation and self-massage. Guided practice will be led by Barbara O’Neill and Rita Lombardi of the Anam Cara Center. Presented by Case Memorial Library and Orange Community Services as part of Boomers and Beyond: A Lifelong Learning Center. Registration is required and begins April 6.
2017 Oscar Film: Hidden Figures – Monday, May 1, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, May 3, 1 p.m.
The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. 2 hr. 7 min. Registration is required and begins April 10.
Aging Gracefully: Yoga for Peace and Well-Being – Tuesday, May 2, 7 p.m.
The ancient science of yoga offers easy access to tools for rest and relaxation. Learn to use breathing techniques plus meditation to relax your nervous system and bring you to a state of calm and peace. Led by instructor Sue Neufeld. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Held at the High Plains Community Center. Presented by Case Memorial Library and Orange Community Services as part of Boomers and Beyond: A Lifelong Learning Center. Registration is required and begins April 11.
2017 Oscar Film: Lion – Monday, May 15, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, May 17, 1 p.m.
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later he sets out to find his lost family. 1 hr. 58 min. Registration is required and begins April 24.
Aging Gracefully: Ingredients for a Healthy Lifestyle – Tuesday, May 16, 7 p.m.
Learn how to make a delicious chicken sausage and vegetable pasta dish and hear tips about overall nutrition and wellness from Courtney Huggins, Registered Dietician for Shoprite of Orange. Held in the High Plains Cafeteria. Presented by Case Memorial Library and Orange Community Services as part of Boomers and Beyond: A Lifelong Learning Center. Registration is required and begins April 28.
2017 Oscar Film: Jackie – Monday, May 22, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, May 24, 1 p.m.
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy. 1 hr. 40 min. Registration is required and begins May 1.
ART IN THE LIBRARY
April: Artwork by the children of Orange elementary schools, on view April 3-28.
May: Three-dimensional artwork by Amity seniors and artwork by the senior citizens on view May 2-30. Reception: Thursday, May 9, 5-7 p.m.
If physical limitations keep you or someone you know from visiting the Case Memorial Library, we can help. The Library will match you with a volunteer who will visit you with a variety of books hand-selected by our librarians based on your reading preferences. Your volunteer will pick up your materials and bring them back to the Library at no cost to you. Together, you and your Homebound Volunteer can arrange visits so that you always have books to enrich your life. To inquire about receiving Homebound Service or becoming a Homebound Volunteer, please call the Library at 203-891-2170. You must be an Orange resident to receive Homebound Service.
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.