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At the Case Memorial Library: 5/26/17

Programs at the Case Memorial Library are free (except as noted for materials charges) and open to the public.  Registration is required where noted.  Through June 4, the Library will be open Monday and Thursday from 10-8; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10-5; and Saturday from 10-4.  As of June 5, 2017, per the Library Commission, the Library will be open Monday and Thursday from 12-8; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10-5; and Saturday from 10-4.

Weekly Storytimes

3-5 Year Olds Storytime

Mondays, 4:30-5:15 p.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 and all materials will be provided.  No storytime on May 29.


Tuesdays, 10:30-11 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 and all materials will be provided.

2-Year-Old Storytime

Wednesdays, 10:30-11 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 and all materials will be provided.  No storytime the week of May 29.

Events for Children

Summer Reading Registration Opening Day

Thursday, June 15, 11:30 a.m.

For children in preschool – grade 6

Our summer reading game is back!  June 15-August 18, children in preschool-grade 6 are invited to come to the library to register or sign up online and receive a bookmark.  When participants have read their first book, they will receive a drawstring bag, choose and decorate a game piece, and pin it to our Summer Reading Game Board.  Game pieces will be moved from one area of the Board to the next as books are read.  Prizes will also be distributed for books read during a particular week.  Read a total of five books throughout the game and complete one activity from our “Choose Your Challenge” activity list (or make up your own!).  Then, stop by the library, pick up a tangram kit, and get entered into the Summer Reading Grand Prize Raffle of your choosing.

Summer Reading Kickoff: “The Magic of Science” with Marvelous Marvin

Friday, June 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

For children ages 5 and up

Behold the twirling perpetuos!  Marvel at the eight foot tall photo collage!  Thrill to the billiard ball spinning sculptures!  The Magic of Science explains the scientific process, from the art of experimenting to the creation of an invention.  With simple experiments that kids can try at home, we’ll learn about air pressure, carbon dioxide, and the invention of the wheel.  It’s art mixed with science and a whole lot more.  Registration is required and begins Friday, May 26.

Beardsley Zoo: “Life in the Wild”

Thursday, June 29, 2:15-3:15 p.m.

For children grades K-6

Learn about the amazing adaptations animals have for thriving in their habitats as we visit with creatures from the Beardsley Zoo!  Meet some very special animal ambassadors and take a look at an assortment of rare artifacts.  Registration is required and begins Thursday, June 8.

Events for Teens

Teen Summer Reading Program

June 16—August 19.  For students entering grades 7-12.

Students entering grade 6 may choose to participate in the teen or the children’s summer reading program.  Here’s how it works:  tell us what you’re reading this summer by stopping in the Library with your reading record or logging it online here:  Read at least two books and you’re guaranteed a prize!  For every five books you read you’ll be entered into a grand prize raffle drawing.  Plus, each week you finish a book and log it online you’ll be entered into a raffle drawing for a $10 iTunes gift card.

Book Chat Café

Tuesday, May 16, 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.

Block Printed Book Tote Craft

Tuesday, June 27, 2-3 p.m.

For students grades 6-12.

Create a custom block print and personalize your own book tote.  Registration is required and begins June 6.  Space is limited.

Events for Adults

Adult Summer Reading Program

June 16—August 19. For adults 18 and up and recent high school graduates.

Each time you visit the Library, fill out a simple form with the title and author of a book you’ve just finished, give it a star rating, and drop it in the raffle box.  Every two weeks we’ll hold a raffle drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.  Can’t make it to the Library?  No problem!  You can participate online at:

Special Events

Jazz Concert: NMS Stompers

Saturday, June 17, 1 p.m.

The NMS Stompers have been rehearsing and performing at New Haven’s Neighborhood Music School for several years, gradually developing an extensive repertoire of traditional jazz; featuring Jim Caplik on trumpet, Brooks Low on clarinet, Don Harvey on trombone Ed Stern on piano, and Art Hovey on tuba.  Arrangements by Art Hovey.  Presented by the Friends of the Library in celebration of its25th anniversary.  Registration is required and begins May 26.


2017 Oscar Films

Registration is required for all Oscar films and opens three weeks in advance of the program date.  Wednesday afternoon screenings are shown with subtitles.

La La Land

Monday, June 5, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7, 1 p.m.

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.  2 hr. 8 min.  PG-13.


Monday, June 19, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 21, 1 p.m.

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a battle that would end in the U.S. Supreme Court.  2 hr. 3 min.  PG-13.

Nocturnal Animals

Monday, June 26, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 28, 1 p.m.

A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.  1 hr. 56 min.  R.


Monday, July 10, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 12, 1 p.m.

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers.  As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.  1 hr. 56 min.  PG-13.

Book Discussions

The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group

Thursday, June 22, 7 p.m.

A discussion of Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie, led by Toby Zabinski.  Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.

Art In The Library

May:  Art by senior citizens and 3-dimensional art by Amity High School seniors, on view May 2-30.

June:  Photography by Michael Push and watercolors, oils, and pencil drawings by Irena Dzierzbinski, on view June 2-29.  Reception:  June 8, 5-7 p.m.

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