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 Saturday, May 28 and Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31.
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 Teens
Book Chat Café
Tuesday, May 24, 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
Cooking with John Bencivengo
Wednesday, May 11, 7 p.m.
Chef John Bencivengo, Senior Chef at Chowder Pot III in Branford, will delight us with a demonstration of delicious spring recipes. Sample all of the recipes demonstrated and receive a copy of each recipe to take home. $5 per person food charge must be paid upon registration. Tickets must be purchased in person at the library. Seating is limited.
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, May 16, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18, 1 p.m.
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Registration is required in person or by telephone.
2 hours 36 minutes.
Monday, June 6, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8, 1 p.m.
An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman.
1 hour 58 minutes.
Monday, June 27, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 29, 1 p.m.
The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
PG-13. 2 hours 13 minutes.
Monday, July 11, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13, 1 p.m.
Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.
PG-13. 2 hours 4 minutes.
Monday, July 25, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27, 1 p.m.
A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receive shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.
1 hour 35 minutes.
Author Meet and Great & Book Discussion
Thursday, May 19, 4 p.m.
Meet Roya Hakakian, author of Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran. In this touching memoir, Roya recalls her childhood and adolescence in prerevolutionary Iran with candor and verve. The result is a beautifully written coming-of-age story about one deeply intelligent and perceptive girl’s attempt to find an authentic voice of her own at a time of cultural closing and repression. Remarkably, she manages to re-create a time and place dominated by religious fanaticism, violence, and fear with an open heart and often with great humor. Moderated by Books & Breakfast discussion leader Carol Davidson. Copies are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Registration is required in person or by telephone.
American Heroes: Celebrating Greatness in Renowned and Unheralded Americans
Monday, June 13, 7 p.m.
Award-winning storyteller Carol Birch tells the story of Lou Gehrig, an American hero whose story resonates for diehard baseball fans and the uninitiated alike followed by the lesser-known story of the people of North Platte, Nebraska who, during World War II, with only their own resources and ration cards, greeted, fed, and thanked six million military personnel as they set off to serve our nation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program will open with the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting including the induction of new officers and presentation of the Lucy Scillia Scholarship to an Orange graduating senior. Registration is required in person or by telephone.
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group
The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez
Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez. Check the Circulation Desk for copies. Registration is required in person or by telephone.
Art in the Library
May: Oils, watercolors, and photography by Cheri Weymann and Hedi Minow-Pike.
On view May 3-30.
Reception: May 5, 5-7 p.m.
June: Oils, watercolors, and acrylics, by Elizabeth B. Wright.
On view June 2-29.
Reception: June 9, 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!