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 Monday, October 10 in observance of Columbus Day. Registration is highly recommended for all Library events.
3-5 Year Old Storytime
Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Enjoy storytelling, books, music, finger plays, and puppetry at this story time series especially for 3-5 year olds! A story-related craft is offered following each session. No story time on October 10. A special Halloween story time will be offered at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 31.
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.
Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.
Audience participation is highly encouraged at this storytime session just for twos. Enjoy books, stories, music and movement, finger plays, and puppetry together.
Events For Children
“Let Off Some STEAM” Series
Wednesday, October 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Build Your Own Marble Run
Wednesday, October 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Tinker with a Miniature Robot Kit
Wednesday, October 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Experiment with No-Tech Tabletop Coding
Ready to let off some STEAM? Join us for any or all of these fun STEAM-based programs for children in grades 3-6. All materials will be provided. Advance registration is required in person or by telephone.
Tuesday, October 25, 3:30 p.m.
Join us for a candy sushi program just in time for Halloween! It’s easy, fun, and tasty! For tweens in grades 4-6. Registration is required in person or by telephone.
Halloween Craft: DIY Trick-or-Treat Bags
Wednesday, October 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Scare up some fun at our Halloween craft session! Decorate a unique Halloween trick-or-treat bag using our stamps, stencils, paint pens, and duct tape. All materials will be provided. Registration is required in person or by telephone.
3-5 Year Old Halloween Party and Story Time
Monday, October 31, 4-5 p.m.
Little ghosts, witches, bats, and mummies ages 3-5 years are invited to don their most bewitching costumes and attend our special Halloween party and story time. Munchkins and juice will be provided. Registration is required in person or by telephone.
Animal Mosaic Storytime and Craft
Tuesday, November 8, 2-3 p.m.
Join us and listen to a tale of a curious creature who can camouflage himself. Which animal do you think it will be? We will also explore the art of mosaics with a colorful tissue paper animal craft! All materials will be provided. Registration is recommended in person or by telephone.
Thanksgiving Craft: Tie-Dye Turkeys
Thursday, November 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Make tie-dye turkey favors for your friends and family this Thanksgiving. We’ll read a short Thanksgiving tale together, then create unique treats out of coffee filters, paint markers, and lollipops. All materials will be provided. Registration is required in person or by telephone.
Clay Workshop with Debi Hamuka-Falkenham
Saturday, November 12, 1-2:30 p.m.
Come to the library and create some funny clay characters with professional cartoonist Debi Hamuka-Falkenham! We’ll learn how math, science, and storytelling combine to make for successful cartooning and sculpting, plus make some unique clay creatures of our own. All materials will be provided. For children ages 5-12. Registration is required in person or by telephone.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid “Double Down” Release Party
Thursday, November 17, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Zoo-wee-mama! We’re hosting a Diary of a Wimpy Kid party and you’re invited (but only if you don’t have the cheese touch). Meet other Wimpy Kids, play some hilarious games, and grab an awesome goody bag to take home! This program is best for children in grades 3-6. All materials will be provided. Registration is recommended in person or by telephone.
Events for Teens
Marbled Mini Pumpkin Craft
Thursday, October 20, 4:30 -5:30 p.m.
What happens when dip-dyeing, nail polish, and Halloween collide? Marbled mini pumpkins, of course! Join us for this fun craft for students in grades 6 through 12. Registration is required in person or by telephone. Registration begins Thursday, September 29.
Events for Adults
Registration is highly recommended for all adult events.
2016 Fall Film Series
Love & Friendship – Monday, October 24, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, October 26, 1 p.m.
Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica—and herself too, naturally. PG. 1 hour 32 minutes.
Hello, My Name Is Doris – Monday, November 7, 7 p.m. & Wednesday, November 9, 1 p.m.
A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker. R. 1 hour 35 minutes.
Film Buffs: A Foreign and Independent Film Series
The Innocents – Thursday, October 13 – Warsaw, December 1945: a young French Red Cross doctor is summoned to a local convent where she discovers several nuns in various states of pregnancy, facing an unprecedented crisis of faith as their fiercely private world clashes with harsh realities. PG-13. 1 hour 55 minutes.
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group
The Bookcase Evening Discussion Group will not meet in the fall. Please save the date for Bookcase discussion leader Toby Zabinski’s discussion of The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor on Thursday, December 8.
Wellness Book Group
Join Adult Services Librarian Marianne Pysarchyk for a new wellness book group at the Senior Center. Copies can reserved through the Library or are available to purchase at a discounted price through the Senior Center. This program is free and open to all. Please call the Senior Center at 203-891-4784 to register.
Wednesday, September 28, 11:30 a.m. – Big Magic: Living Creatively Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Wednesday, October 26, 11:30 a.m. – Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
Wednesday, November 30, 11:30 a.m. – 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing my Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story by Dan Harris
An Afternoon with the Gershwins
Saturday, October 22, 1 p.m.
Step back in time and revisit the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s, personified by the Gershwin brothers who helped to give a musical voice to the time, as Julie Harris recounts the lives of the tuneful brothers with her songs and narration, accompanied by Stephen Roane on guitar. Sponsored by the Shirley Martin Prown Fund.
Friends’ Semi-Annual Great Basement Book Sale
Members Preview Night: Thursday, November 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Open to the Public: Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Come for 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.
ART IN THE LIBRARY
October: Metal, concrete, and glass sculptures, acrylics, watercolors, and pencil drawings by Verne Michel Gill, Joanne Panne-Gill, and Terry Russo. On view October 3-29. Reception: October 6, 5-7 p.m.
November: Watercolors by students of Audrey Galer. On view November 2-29. Reception: November 10, 5-7 p.m.