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 Monday, January 15 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents Day.
Events For Adults
Books and Breakfast: Morning Discussion Group
Tuesday, January 16, 10 a.m.
Join Books & Breakfast leader Carol Davidson for a discussion of The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group
Thursday, February 8, 7 p.m.
Join The Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.
2018 Oscar Films
Preliminary film schedule to be announced in February.
Rhythms of the World with Handler and Levesque
Saturday, February 24, 1 p.m.
Experience an exuberant celebration of cultures with this exceptional program of music from around the world. Presented by the Friends of the Library in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Registration is required and begins Saturday, February 3.
Events For Teens
Book Chat Café
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 and for more information about meeting dates and times.
Events For Children
3-5 Year Olds Storytime
Mondays, 4 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 January 15 or February 19.
Tuesdays, 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, 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.
Saturdays, January 27; February 24, 10:30 a.m.
Can a fairytale or picture book really be used to teach science? See how with Ms. Michelle! We’ll read the book together as a group, learn more about the story through our re-telling, then make a scientific craft or try some hands-on experiments together. This story time is designed for children ages 3-5, but older siblings are welcome. Registration begins three weeks in advance of the storytime date.
Tween Event: Make Your Own Bubblegum
Wednesday, January 17, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
For children in grades 4-6.
Case Memorial Library Craft Room
You’ve probably chomped it, chewed it, and stretched it, but do you know how to make bubblegum? Learn the science and history behind this mouthwatering treat as we whip up a batch of our own. Registration is required and begins December 27.
Squishy Circuits with Cool-ology®
Thursday, January 25, 4-5 p.m.
For children in grades K-6.
Are you ready to experience STEAM in action? We’ll learn all about electrical conductors and insulators. Then, using conductive and resistant play dough, participants will design and build their own electronic sculptures that light up, make sounds and more! Registration is required and begins January 4.
Up, Up, and Away! Balloon Science Challenge
Wednesday, January 31, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
For children in grades 3-6.
Learn the science of hot air balloons with some hands-on experiments in flight! After a brief demonstration, we’ll provide everyone with materials so they can make a flying balloon of their own. Registration is required and begins January 10.
Take Your Child to the Library Day: Li Liu, Chinese Acrobat
Saturday, February 3, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
For children of all ages.
Spend Take Your Child to the Library Day watching a one-woman acrobatic performance by world renowned Chinese acrobat Li Liu! Marvel at such jaw-dropping feats as hand balancing, plate spinning, artistic cycling, ribbon dancing, diabolos & foot juggling. A limited number of volunteers will get to join Li onstage to create an impromptu ribbon dance and also to try their hand at plate spinning. Registration is required and begins January 13. Sponsored by the Shirley Martin Prown Fund.
Valentine Card Making
Wednesday, February 7, 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
For children grades K-3.
Make a special Valentine for a friend or loved one at this fun and easy craft session. Registration is required and begins January 17.
Tween Event: Brownies in a Mug
Wednesday, February 14, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
For children in grades 4-6.
Enjoy a twist on this classic treat with our “kitchen hacked” version! Our brownies in a mug recipe will be your new favorite. We’ll provide the dry ingredients, you add the rest at home and enjoy. Please be advised that we will be working with ingredients that may contain allergens. Registration is required and begins January 24.
“The Fir Tree” Drama Workshop with Ingrid Schaeffer
Tuesday, February 20, 1-2:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-10.
In the forest, a tiny fir tree wishes to grow up and do great things like the other trees of the woodlands. But while he despairs, he misses the beauty of the fresh air, gentle sunlight, and soothing wind that surround him. Ingrid Schaeffer will read this poignant short story 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 Tuesday, January 30, 2018. This drama workshop is generously funded by a grant from the Orange Foundation Trust U/A, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.
No Bake Kids’ Cooking Class with Courtney Huggins
Wednesday, February 21, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
For children ages 5-10.
Make tasty, healthy recipes with Courtney Huggins, Orange ShopRite’s Registered Dietician! Registration is required and begins January 31. Please notify us of any food allergies at the time of registration so that we may make the proper accommodations.
January: Watercolors by Dennis Gentle, watercolors and acrylics by Joseph Barber, and metal sculpture by Doug Toth, on view January 3-29.
February: Acrylics by Afaf Khalil and acrylics on wood by Mridula Kumar, on view February 3-28. Reception: February 15, 5-7 p.m.