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 12-8; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10-5; Saturday 10-4. The Library will be closed Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day; Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving; Saturday, December 23 and Monday, December 25 in observance of Christmas; and Saturday, December 30 and Monday, January 1 in observance of the New Year.
Events For Adults
Fall Film Series
Registration is required for all films and begins three weeks in advance of the program date. Afternoon screenings are shown with subtitles.
2017 Oscar Shorts: Animated Nominees
Monday, November 6, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 8, 1 p.m.
Nominees include: Piper, Borrowed Time, Pearl, Blind Vayasha, and Pear and Cigarettes. 1 hr. 37 min.
My Cousin Rachel
Monday, December 4, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6, 1 p.m.
The story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. 1 hr. 46 min. PG-13.
Books and Breakfast: Morning Discussion Group
Tuesday, November 21, 10 a.m.
Join Books & Breakfast leader Carol Davidson for a discussion of The Aviator’s Wife by Anite Shreve. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group
Thursday, December 14, 7 p.m.
Join The Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.
Friends’ Great! Basement Book Sale
Members Preview Night: Thursday, November 2, 5-7 p.m.
Open to the Public: Saturday, November 4, 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. The Members Preview Night is open to current members of the Friends as well as those who wish to join the night of the sale.
Rhythms of the World with Handler and Levesque
Saturday, December 9, 1 p.m.
Experience an exuberant celebration of cultures with this exceptional program of music from around the world. Audiences will enjoy the lilt of a jam session at an Irish pub, a rollicking Tarantella from Italy, the appealing rhythms of nouveau flamenco from Spain, the warmth and passion of Brazil, the rhythmic poetry of Eastern Europe, the hard-swinging elegance of Gypsy jazz, a sweet love song from Taiwan, the sultry sounds of a Middle Eastern melody and more! Presented by the Friends of the Library in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Registration is required and begins Saturday, November 18.
Events For Teens
Book Chat Café
Tuesday, November 14, 2:15 p.m.
For Amity Middle School students who love to read and share their opinions over refreshments. Held at the Amity Middle School Media Center. Please see Ms. Liebrock to join.
Teen Cooking Class
Wednesday, December 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
For students in grades 6-12. Learn how to make tasty, healthy recipes with Courtney Huggins, Orange ShopRite’s registered dietician. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, December 6. Please notify the Library of any food allergies at the time of registration.
Events For Children
3-5 Year Olds Storytime
Mondays at 4:30 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. No storytime on Monday, December 25 or Monday, January 1.
Tuesdays at 10:30 p.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.
Wednesdays at 10:30 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.
Drama Workshops with Ingrid Schaeffer
Saturday, November 18, 2-3:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-10.
Join Ingrid Schaeffer as we re-enact this silly Thanksgiving story! In order to avoid becoming the main course on Thanksgiving Day, Turkey decides to disguise himself as other animals on the farm. But only one costume will do the trick! Participants will also complete an art activity based on the book as part of the workshop. Registration is required and will open on Saturday, October 28. This drama workshop is generously funded by a grant from the Orange Foundation Trust U/A, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.
“The Magical Toy Shop”
Saturday, December 2, 2-3:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-8.
Step inside “The Magical Toy Shop,” a place where enchanted toys secretly come to life while the shop owner sleeps through the night. Ingrid Schaeffer will read this charming tale aloud and provide costumes and props. Then, we’ll re-enact the story together! Participants will also complete an art activity based on the book as part of the workshop. Registration is required and will open on Saturday, November 11. This drama workshop is generously funded by a grant from the Orange Foundation Trust U/A, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.
The Hampstead Stage Company presents “Robin Hood”
Monday, December 11, 4:30 p.m.
For children ages 5 and up.
This classic English folktale chronicles the life and adventures of the infamous outlaw with a heart of gold. We’ll follow Robin as he wages an ongoing war against the oppressive tyrant King John, while befriending the residents of Sherwood Forest and making mischief with his Band of Merrie Men. Prepare for an action-packed hour filled with brave heroics, bumbling villains, and heartwarming moments. Registration is required and begins Monday, November 20. Sponsored by the Shirley Martin Prown Fund.
Kids’ Cooking Class
Wednesday, December 13, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
For children ages 5-10.
Learn how to make tasty, healthy recipes with Courtney Huggins, Orange ShopRite’s registered dietician. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, November 22.. Please notify the Library of any food allergies at the time of registration.
November: Waterworks: Artwork by students of Audrey Galer, on view November 2-29.
Reception: November 9, 5-7 p.m.
December: Watercolors by Puja Sinha, Anisha Jain, Francesca Giannattasio, Erica Chen, and Rachana Yetakuri, on view December 2-28.
Reception: December 7, 5-7 p.m.