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, July 2 and Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
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.
On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!: Children’s Summer Reading Program
Our summer reading game is back! June 16-August 19, children entering pre-school through grade 5 are invited to come to the library to register or sign up online at http://tinyurl.com/cmlchildsrp2016 and receive a drawstring bag. When participants have read their first book, they will 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 with each book read. Read three books and receive a temporary tattoo. Read five books and complete one activity from our “Choose Your Challenge” activity list (or make up your own!) Then, stop by the library, pick up a science kit, and get entered into the Summer Reading Grand Prize Raffle of your choosing. Students entering grade 6 may choose to participate in either “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” or the teen summer reading program, “Get in the Game – Read!”
Registration is required for most children’s programs and opens three weeks in advance of the program date.
“The Tortoise and the Hare” Drama Workshop with Ingrid Schaeffer
Saturday, July 16, 1:30 p.m.
Children ages 5-10 will be provided with a costume piece and props to act out this classic Aesop fable with a twist. The workshop will conclude with a craft that corresponds to the theme of the story. Space is limited to 22 children. Sponsored by the Shirley Martin Prown Fund.
Teddy Bear Picnic Story Time
Thursday, July 21, 4 p.m.
Join Ms. Michelle by the sitting wall outside for an extra special story time! Bring your favorite bear and a snack. We’ll provide juice and tons of fun! Space is limited to 25 children.
Harry Potter Potions Class for Tweens
Monday, August 1, 2:30 p.m.
Congratulations! The Case Memorial Library is pleased to invite you to a potions class for young witches and wizards. Explore the magic of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with Professor Gina, who will be teaching students on crafting a Gillyweed potion. Wands and textbooks are not required. For tweens entering grades 4 to 6. Space is limited to 24.
Friendship Day Craft and Games
Wednesday, August 3, 2 p.m.
Bring a friend and make new friends at Friendship Day! We will be making friendship bracelets out of recycled t-shirts and playing board games like Jenga and checkers. The library will have t-shirts available, but feel free to bring an old one from home. If you are bringing a friend, don’t forget to register yourself and your pal! For children entering grades 1-3. Space is limited to 24 participants.
Family Film: Zootopia
Wednesday, August 10, 1 p.m.
Come watch a new flick on the big screen! Refreshments will be provided. This film is rated PG. Registration is not required.
Ninja Headband Craft
Wednesday, August 17, 2 p.m.
In honor of our summer reading theme – On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! – children ages 4-8 are invited to raid our stash of fabric markers and embellishments to make customizable ninja headbands! We’ll transform ordinary cotton t-shirts into super stealthy summer reading gear. All materials will be provided. Space is limited to 20 participants.
Magic Show with Ed Popielarczyk
Friday, August 19, 11 a.m.
Ready to make some magic? Children ages 3 and up will watch the spellbinding Ed Popielarczyk as he weaves storytelling and magic together at this family-friendly show.
Get in the Game – Read!: Teen Summer Reading Program
June 16 – August 19. For students entering grades 7-12. Students entering grade 6 may choose to participate in “Get in the Game-Read!” or the children’s summer reading program, “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” 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: http://tinyurl.com/cmlteensrp2016. 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.
Registration is required for all teen programs and opens three weeks in advance of the program date.
Shibori Tie Dye Totes
Wednesday, July 6, 2-3:30 p.m.
Make your own tie-dye book tote using the Japanese shibori method then make a frozen banana parfait while you wait for your tote to dry. Wear old clothes; this might get messy! All supplies will be provided. Supplies are limited so give us a call or stop by the Library to let us know if you plan to come. Space is limited to 30 participants. Rain date: Thursday, July 14, 2 p.m.
Action Painting Workshop
Tuesday, July 19, 2-3:30 p.m.
Join us on the back lawn for an interactive Jackson Pollock-style painting workshop using splatter and drip paint techniques then make a frozen banana parfait while your painting dries. Wear old clothes; this might get messy! All supplies will be provided. Supplies are limited so give us a call or stop by the Library to let us know if you plan to come. Space is limited to 24 participants. Rain date: Thursday, August 4, 2 p.m.
Henna Tattoos with Jamilah
Tuesday, July 26, 2-4 p.m.
Learn more about henna and get your own beautiful tattoo from professional henna artist Jamilah. Space is limited so give us a call or stop by the Library to let us know if you plan to come. Space is limited to 20 participants.
Stamped Initial Bracelets
Thursday, August 11, 2-3 p.m.
We’re making stamped initials bracelets! Make one for yourself, craft matching bracelets with your friends, or create a gift for someone special. Supplies are limited so give us a call or stop by the Library to let us know if you plan to come. Space is limited to 24 participants.
Exercise Your Mind: 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 at raffle drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Can’t make it to the Library? No problem! You can participate online here: http://tinyurl.com/cmladultsrp2016.
2016 Oscar Film Series
Registration is required in person or by telephone for all Oscar films and opens three weeks in advance of the program date.
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. R. 1 hour 35 minutes.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Monday, August 1, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 3, 1 p.m.
Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. PG-13. 2 hours 15 minutes.
The Hateful Eight
Monday, August 15, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17, 1 p.m.
In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. R. 3 hours 7 minutes.
Monday, August 29, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 31, 1 p.m.
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. R. 2 hours 4 minutes.
Friends’ Members Only Book Sale
Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join the Friends of the Library for coffee and great deals on thousands of new and gently used books 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 new things to read. Not a member? Not a problem! You can join the day of the sale.
Square One Theatre: Reader’s Theatre Showcase
Scott and Hem
Monday, July 18, 7 p.m.
The Square One Theatre Company will present a live, staged reading of “Scott and Hem,” a drama with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway about the cost of love, friendship, and the price of being a writer. Please pre-register. Sponsored by the Shirley Martin Prown Fund.
Books & Breakfast: Morning Discussion Group
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
Tuesday, July 19, 10 a.m.
Join Books & Breakfast leader Carol Davidson for a discussion of Dead Wake by Erik Larson. Check the Circulation Desk for copies. Please pre-register.
Film Buffs: A Foreign and Independent Film Series
Thursday, July 28, 7 p.m.
With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family. R. 1 hour 34 minutes.
ART IN THE LIBRARY
July: Watercolors and sculptures by Nandou Lu and Gary Rappaport. On view July 2-29. Reception: July 7, 5-7 p.m.
August: Watercolors by Lisa Rehm and Shuba Balakumar. On view August 2-30. Reception: August 4, 5-7 p.m.