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Case Memorial Library Events 8/30/19

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 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The Library will be closed Saturday, August 31 and Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.  Registration is required for all events, unless otherwise noted.

Did you know you can register for events online?

Registration for events opens three weeks in advance of the event date online at casememoriallibrary.org/events.

Events For All Ages

Escape From Filch’s Office:  A Harry Potter-Themed Escape Room

Session 1:  Thursday, September 19, 6:30 p.m.

Session 2:  Monday, September 23, 6:30 p.m.

Session 3:  Thursday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.

Session 4:  Monday, October 7, 6:30 p.m.

For tweens, teens, and adults ages 10 and up.

Argus Filch, caretaker at the Hogwarts School of Magic, is suspected of stealing four magical items and you’ve broken into his office to recover them.  Solving puzzles and using clues, can you find all four magical items and use them to locate the hidden portkey you need to escape before he returns?  Space is limited.  Registration is required and begins three weeks in advance of each session.  Please sign up for only one session.  Duplicate registrations will be cancelled.

Events For Adults

Make & Take Workshop:  Arashi Shibori

Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m.

Make and take your own indigo tote using the arashi, or pole wrapping, method of shibori.  Led by Librarian Rebecca Harlow.  All supplies will be provided.  Space is limited.  Registration is required and begins Saturday, August 17.

Farm to Table Cooking Demonstration

Thursday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.

Join Chef Kashia Cave as she cooks fresh, healthy recipes using seasonal produce from farmers’ markets.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Registration is required and begins Thursday, September 5.

Concert: Lost Acres String Band

Saturday, October 5, 2 p.m.

The Lost Acres String Band serves up a rich stew of songs and instrumentals from a wide variety of musical traditions, with the added spice of some exotic originals.  A typical show includes blues, rags, old-time and contemporary fiddle tunes, Hispanic waltzes from the old Southwest, a classic string-band number by The Mississippi Sheiks, swing tunes from the 1930s, and a Ray Charles instrumental.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Registration is required and begins Saturday, September 14.

An Evening with Alasdair Neale

Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m.

Join us for an illuminating evening with Alasdair Neale, New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s newest conductor.  Maestro Neale will share music from the fall season at NHSO as well as the passion and stories behind the orchestra’s fall repertoire.  Sponsored by the Orange Arts and Culture Council.  Registration is required, through the Library, and begins Thursday, September 19 at 7 a.m.

Fall Film Series

Registration is highly recommended for all films.  Registration opens three weeks in advance of the film screening.  All Wednesday afternoon screenings are shown with subtitles.

Rocketman

Monday, September 16, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 18, 1 p.m.

A musical fantasy set to Elton John’s most beloved songs tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.  2 hr. 1 min.  R.  Registration is required and begins Monday, August 26.

Best of Enemies

Monday, October 28, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 30, 1 p.m.

Based on a true story, centered on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971.  2 hr. 12 min.  PG-13.  Registration is required and begins Monday, October 7.

Yesterday

Monday, November 18, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 20, 1 p.m.

A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.  1 hr. 56 min.  PG-13.  Registration is required and begins Monday, October 28.

The Farewell

Monday, December 9, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11, 1 p.m.

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decides to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.  1 hr. 40 min.  PG.  Registration is required and begins Monday, November 18.

Book Discussions

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, September 12, 7 p.m.

“A Brilliant Death” by Robin Yocum.  Led by Librarian Samantha Jasulavic.  Registration is requested.

The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group

Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m.

“Inheritance” by Dani Shapiro.  Led by Toby Zabinski.  Registration is requested.

Events For Teens

Teen Cupcake Decorating Class

Tuesday, October 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

For teens in grades 7-12.

Learn to make buttercream frosting and decorate cupcakes with ShopRite’s Registered Dietician Courtney Huggins.  Please notify the Library of any food restrictions at least 24 hours in advance of the program.  Space is limited.  Registration is required and begins Tuesday, September 24.

Teen Pumpkin Craft

Wednesday, October 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

For teens in grades 7-12.

Create a pumpkin masterpiece!  Pumpkins and decorating supplies will be provided.  Please bring a box to carry home your pumpkin.  Space is limited.  Registration is required and begins Wednesday, October 2.

Events For Children & Tweens

Oreo Tasting

Wednesday, September 18, 3:45 p.m.

For children ages 7-9.

Try our sampling of different Oreo flavors and vote for your favorite!  Registration is required and begins Wednesday, August 28.

Tween Advisory Group (TWAG)

Tuesday, September 24, 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, October 15, 3:45 p.m.

For tweens in grades 4-6.

Join us at our monthly meeting to brainstorm and help plan programs that you want to see at the library, as well as recommend books for our collection.  Registration is required and begins three weeks in advance of the event date.

Chess Club

Wednesday, September 25, 3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, October 16. 3:45 p.m.

For children and tweens in grades 1-6.

Children and tweens will learn about this strategic board game and play against each other.  Registration is required and begins three weeks in advance of the event date.

Textured Fall Slime

Saturday, September 28, 11 a.m.

For children in grades 1-3.

Create a Borax-free, sensory-friendly, slime with a fall twist.  Space is limited.  Registration is required and begins Saturday, September 7.

Life-Size Clue

Wednesday, October 2, 3:45 p.m.

For tweens in grades 4-6.

Play a life size version of the popular board game, Clue.  Registration is required and begins Wednesday, September 11.

Science Snoopers:  Going Batty

Thursday, October 3, 5 p.m.

For children ages 5-10.

Join Jean Mai of Science Snoopers and learn about these fascinating mammals.  Registration is required and begins Thursday, September 12.

Ping Pong Lanterns

Thursday, October 10, 3:30 p.m.

For tweens in grades 4-6.

Make decorative luminaries out of flameless tea lights and ping pong balls.  Registration is required and begins Thursday, September 19.

STEAM Wars

Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m.

For children and tweens ages 6-12.

Use the force, complete a minifig rescue challenge, and make pixelated art.  Registration is required and begins Saturday, September 21.

Vampire Slime

Thursday, October 24, 5:30 p.m.

For children in grades 1-3.

Whip up a batch of this spooky slime with a scientific twist.  Registration is required and begins Thursday, October 24.

Storytimes

Lapsit Storytime

Tuesdays at 10:30 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, and explore touch-and-feel books.

2-Year-Old Storytime

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Audience participation is highly encouraged at this story time session just for 2s.  Enjoy books, stories, music and movement, fingerplays and puppetry together.

3-5 Year Olds Storytime

Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

No storytime on Labor Day or Columbus Day

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.

Art In The Library

September:  Oils by Gene Zandri.  Reception:  September 12, 5-7 p.m.

October:  Artwork by David and Joanne Byrne.

Services

Homebound Delivery Service

Are you a book lover who is unable to leave your home?  If so, the Library will bring the books to you!  Orange residents who are homebound may contact the Library to arrange for regular library book delivery service to their home at no charge.  Some restrictions apply.  For more information, call the Library’s Head of Circulation Services, Samantha Jasulavic, at 203-891-2170 or email sjasulavic@casememoriallibrary.org.

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