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 Friday, April 19 in observance of Good Friday. Registration is required, unless otherwise noted.
Did You Know You Can Now Register For Events Online?
Registration for events opens three weeks in advance of the event date online at casememoriallibrary.org/events.
Spring Book Sale
Friends Night: Thursday, March 21, 4-7 p.m. New members may join the night of the sale.
Open to the Public: Friday, March 22, 1-4 p.m.
Open to the Public: Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Events For Adults
Adult Make & Take Workshop: Body Butters & Sugar Scrubs
Monday, March 18, 7 p.m.
Monday, April 1, 7 p.m.
Create your own scented body butter and sugar scrub using all-natural products, including your own essential oil blend, at this small, hands-on workshop led by Librarian Rebecca Harlow. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 25.
Powerful Voices: Connecticut Women Changing Democracy
Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m.
Join us for an interactive multi-media presentation by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and learn about some of the state’s most powerful female voices for change in our democracy. Co-sponsored by the Orange Community Women and the Case Memorial Library as part of the CT Women’s Hall of Fame “Talks on the Road” series. Registration is required and begins Thursday, February 28.
2019 Oscar Film Series
Registration is highly recommended for all Oscar films. Registration opens three weeks in advance of the film screening. All Wednesday afternoon screenings are shown with subtitles.
A Star is Born
Monday, March 11, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, 1 p.m.
A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. 2 hr. 16 min. R. Registration is required and begins Saturday, February 16.
Monday, March 25, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27, 1 p.m.
The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid in 1985. 2 hr. 14 min. PG-13. Registration is required and begins Monday, March 4.
Monday, April 8, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10, 1 p.m.
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver for an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the American South in the 1960s. 2 hr. 10 min. PG-13. Registration is required and begins Monday, March 18.
Monday, April 22, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24, 1 p.m.
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. 1 hr. 59 min. R. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 1.
Mystery Book Discussion Group
Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Still Life by Louise Penny. Led by Librarian Samantha Jasulavic. Registration is requested.
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group
Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m.
Educated by Tara Westover. Led by Toby Zabinski. Registration is requested.
Events For Teens & Tweens
Tuesday, March 26, 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23, 3:30 p.m.
For children and tweens in grades 1-6. Learn and play chess at our monthly chess club for children and tweens. Registration is required and begins three weeks in advance of the program date.
Tween Advisory Group (TWAG)
Wednesday, March 27, 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24, 3:45 p.m.
For tweens in grades 4-6. Join us at our monthly meetings to brainstorm and help plan programs that you want to see at the library, as well as recommend books for our collection. Registration is recommended.
Life-Sized Pac Man
Wednesday, March 20, 3:45 p.m.
For tweens in grades 4-6. Play a life-sized version of Pac-Man. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, February 27.
Teen Cooking Class
Monday, April 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
For teens in grades 7-12. Cook tasty treats with ShopRite’s Registered Dietician Courtney Huggins in this hands-on cooking class. Please notify the Library of any food allergies or restrictions at least 24 hours in advance of the program. Registration is required and begins Monday, March 25. Space is limited.
Crack the Code
Tuesday, April 16, 3:30 p.m.
For tweens in grades 4-6. Help your teammates diffuse an explosive device before the time runs out by solving puzzles in this collaborative, fast-paced, computer game. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 26.
Teen Craft: Gemstone Soaps
Wednesday, April 17, 3:30 p.m.
For teens in grades 7-12. Create your own colorful, scented gemstone soaps at this fun soap making workshop for teens. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, March 27.
Events For Children
Move & Groove Family Storytime
Saturday, March 30, 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.
For children ages 0-7. Shake, clap, stomp, and play at this music and movement series for kids and families. Registration is required and begins three weeks in advance of the program date.
Body Recipe Art Workshop
Saturday, March 16, 2 p.m.
For children ages 6-12. Create a life-sized self-portrait, then decorate it with the “ingredients” that make you unique! Led by Ingrid Schaeffer. Registration is required and begins Saturday, February 23. Sponsored by the Shirley Martin Prown Fund.
Kids Cooking Class
Thursday, April 18, 3:45 p.m.
For children ages 5-10. Make healthy recipes with Courtney Huggins of ShopRite in Milford. Registration is required and begins Thursday, March 28. Please notify the Library of any food allergies at the time of registration.
Blood Science in a Bowl
Thursday, April 11, 5:30 p.m.
For children ages 6-9. Build a model of human blood out of food. Registration is required and begins Thursday, March 21.
Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.
For children ages 5-12. Engage with a traveling makerspace at this hands-on engineering workshop. Registration is required and begins Saturday, March 23. Sponsored by the Shirley Martin Prown Fund.
3-5 Year Olds Storytime
Mondays at 10:30 a.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.
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.
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
March: Watercolors by Lindsay Marieb, Mukul Mukherjee, and Al Monroe. On view March 1-29.
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 email@example.com.