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Case Memorial Library Events – October 2018

EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Jazz Concert: Songs from Classic American Films

Saturday, October 20, 2 p.m.

Jim Clark Quartet will entertain us with memorable songs from some of the most beloved (and some more obscure) American films. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Adult Make & Take Workshop: Gemstone Soaps

Monday, October 22, 7 p.m.

Create your own scented gemstone soaps at this small hands-on workshop. Led by Librarian Rebecca Harlow. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Technology Basics: Computers for Beginners

Tuesday, October 23, 10:30 a.m.

Are you a new computer user with little experience using a keyboard and mouse? If so, come to this class and learn how to left-click, right-click and use basic command keys. Laptops will be provided to registrants for use during this class. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Powerful Voices: Connecticut Women Changing Democracy

Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m.

Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and learn about some of the state’s powerful female voices for change in our democracy. Co-sponsored by the Orange Community Women and Case Memorial Library as part of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame “Talks on the Road” series. Registration is required.

Adult Make & Take Workshop: Photo Coasters

Saturday, November 17, 11 a.m.

Create your own personalized photo coasters at this small hands-on workshop. Led by Librarian Rebecca Harlow. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins Saturday, October 27.

Fall Film Series

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

Monday, October 1, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3, 1 p.m.

A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. 2 hr. 4 min. Registration is required.

Book Club

Monday, October 15, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17, 1 p.m.

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. PG-13. 1 hr. 44 min. Registration is required.

Chappaquiddick

Monday, October 29, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 31, 1 p.m.

A depiction of Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. PG-13. 1 hr. 46 min. Registration is required and begins Saturday, October 6.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Monday, November 5, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 7, 1 p.m.

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers. PG-13. 1 hr. 34 min. Registration is required and begins Monday, October 15.

Book Discussions

The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group

Thursday, October 25, 7 p.m.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Led by Toby Zabinski. Registration is required.

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, November 29, 7 p.m.

A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd. Led by Librarian Samantha Jasulavic. Registration is required.

EVENTS FOR TEENS & TWEENS

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Interactive Movie

Saturday, October 6, 1 p.m.

For students in grades 4-6

Step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and take part in an interactive movie experience. With a bag full of snacks, prompts, and props, tweens will be able to experience the movie like they never have before. Please be aware that cookies, chips, and candy will be served during this program. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Boo Bubbles

Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m.

For students in grades 4-6

Learn about these bouncing smoke bubbles and get the opportunity to hold and play with them. Registration is required and begins Saturday, September 29. Space is limited.

Pumpkin Decorating

Saturday, October 20, 1 p.m.

For students in grades 7-12

Create a pumpkin masterpiece! Pumpkins and decorating supplies will be provided. Bring a box to carry home your pumpkin. Registration is required and begins Saturday, September 29. Space is limited.

Crime Lab with the Discovery Museum

Thursday, October 25, 5:30 p.m.

For students in grades 4-8

Get ready to delve into some CSI-style science! Observe the scene of a theft and learn about three individual suspects before visiting different stations to test your evidence. Registration is required and begins Thursday, October 4. Space is limited.

Teen Cooking Classes

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

Tuesday, November 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

For students in grades 7-12

Learn to cook tasty treats with ShopRite’s Registered Dietician Courtney Huggins. Please notify the Library of any food allergies or restrictions at least 24 hours in advance of the program. Registration is required and begins three weeks in advance of each program date. Space is limited.

Makey Makey Gaming

Wednesday, November 14, 3-4 p.m.

For teens and tweens ages 10 and up.

Play classic games on our big screen after you build your own game controller out of gummy bears using MakeyMakey! Registration is required and begins Wednesday, October 24. Space is limited.

EVENTS FOR CHILDREN

Flying Ghost Rockets

Thursday, October 4, 5:30 p.m.

For children ages 7-9

Make a Ghost Rocket using our recipe then experiment to give your creation maximum lift off as we learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion, NASA, and more. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Owl Pellet Dissection

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

For children ages 7-9

Did you know that owls can’t chew their food? Learn about owls and how they eat and digest their food. With this knowledge, dissect an owl pellet to see what animal bones you can find. Registration is required. Space is limited.

OzoBot Bowling Challenge

Thursday, October 11, 6 p.m.

For children ages 6-10

Bowl with tiny robots at this one-of-a-kind STEAM event!  Program your way to victory, move by move. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Move & Groove

Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m.

For children ages 0-5

Shake, clap, stomp, play, and sing at this brand new series for little ones and caregivers!  Children will learn about following directions, rhyme and rhythm, and creative play through music and movement. Registration is required. Space is limited.

I Spy Fun!

Thursday, October 25, 5:30 p.m.

For children ages 6-8

Hone your observation skills as you complete “I Spy”-themed challenges!  Conquer a scavenger hunt with a twist and make a fun craft to take home. Registration is required and begins Thursday, October 4. Space is limited.

Drama Workshop: Wilma the Witch Spies on the Big Pumpkin

Saturday, October 27, 2 p.m.

For children ages 5-10

A witch plans to make a delicious pie out of a gigantic pumpkin from her garden, but realizes she will need help when it proves too heavy to pull off the vine.  Can her friends Ghost, Mummy, and Vampire help save the day?   See how the story unfolds – and become part of it!  Followed by an art activity. Registration is required and begins Saturday, October 6. Space is limited. This drama workshop is generously funded by a grant from the Orange Foundation Trust U/A, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

Day of the Dead Skull Painting

Monday, October 29, 3:30 p.m.

For children ages 7-9.

Decorate your own plastic skull to take home after we learn about el Dia de los Muertos and the tradition behind the sugar skulls. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, October 9. Space is limited.

Storytimes

3-5 Year Olds Storytime

Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

No storytime on Oct. 8

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.

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.

ART IN THE LIBRARY

October: Acrylics by Jo Rembish, on view October 2-31.

No reception in October.

November: Photographs by the Veterans’ Photography Club, on view November 2-29.

Reception: November 8, 5-7 p.m.

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.

Museum Passes

The fall is a great time to take advantage of Case Memorial Library’s museum pass program and explore the state. Passes provide free admission or discounts to a variety of Connecticut attractions including museums, parks, aquariums, and zoos as well as the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York and the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island.

The passes may be checked out with a valid library card for two days at a time on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations or renewals are permitted and only one pass per family may be checked out at any given time. The Library’s museum pass program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Case Memorial Library.

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