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 Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. 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.
Events For Adults
Libraries Rock!: Adult Summer Reading 2018
June 14-August 18.
For adults 18 and up and recent high school graduates. Each time you visit the Library, fill out a simple form with the title and author of a book you’ve just finished, give it a star rating, and drop it in the raffle box. Every two weeks we’ll hold a raffle drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Can’t make it to the Library? No problem! You can participate online at www.casememoriallibrary.org/summerreading.
Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, August 14, 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 as you prepare to enter the online world! Space is limited.
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group
Thursday, June 28, 7 p.m.
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. Led by Toby Zabinski. Thursday, August 9, 7 p.m. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Led by Toby Zabinski.
Books & Breakfast: Morning Discussion Group
Tuesday, July 24, 10 a.m.
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline. Led by Carol Davidson.
Mystery Book Discussion Group
Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m.
The Passenger by Lisa Lutz. Led by Samantha Jasulavic.
2018 Oscar Films
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Monday, July 9, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11, 1 p.m.
Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action. 2 hr. 2 min. PG-13.
Make & Take Craft Workshops for Adults
Shibori Pillow Covers
Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m.
Make and take your own indigo pillow cover using the Japanese tie-dye method, shibori. Space is limited.
Essential Oils 101
Monday, August 6, 7 p.m.
Learn about essential oils, what they are and how to safely and effectively use them to benefit your overall health and wellness then make and take one essential oil roller bottle blend. Workshop led by Orange resident and doTERRA Wellness Advocate Carrie McDaniel. All supplies will be provided. Additional roller bottle blends will be available for purchase at $5 per bottle blend. Space is limited.
Friends of the Library Events
Great! Basement Book Sale
Thursday, July 12, 4-6 p.m.: Members Only Preview Night
Friday, July 13, 1-3 p.m.: Open to the Public
Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Open to the Public
The Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale begins on Thursday, July 12 with a “Members Only” preview night. New members are welcome to join the night of the sale. Light refreshments will be served. The book sale opens to all on Friday, July 13 from 1-3 p.m. and continues to Saturday, July 14 for an all-day sale. There will be short pop-up bag-a-book sales offered throughout the day as well as a book raffle. In addition to the vast array of books for adults, there is a large children’s area, albums, CDs and DVDs, sheet music, first edition collectibles, many of which are signed, and a bargain area where books are 50 cents each.
Oldies of the 50s, 60s, and 70s
Saturday, August 11, 1 p.m.
Willie and Jan Duo will perform the tunes of Paul Simon, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, Sonny and Cher, and many more favorites from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Come and relive the era of rock and roll that will bring back fond memories.
Events For Teens
Libraries Rock!: Teen Summer Reading 2018
June 14—August 18.
For students entering grades 7-12. Students entering grade 6 may choose to participate in the teen or the children’s summer reading program.
Here’s how it works: Tell us what you’re reading this summer by logging it online at casememoriallibrary.org/summerreading. Each time you read and log enough books to reach a new tier, stop into the Library to collect your prize. Each week you log a book you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $10 iTunes gift card.
- Tier 1: 2 Books: candy
- Tier 2: 5 Books: book
- Tier 3: 10 Books: earbuds
- Tier 4: 20 Books: $10 gift card (assorted, while supplies last)
- Tier 5: 30 Books: $10 gift card (assorted, while supplies last)
- Tier 6: 40 Books: $20 gift card (assorted, while supplies last)
Monday, July 16 & Wednesday, August 22, 2 p.m. For students entering grades 6-8.
Wednesday, July 18 & Thursday, August 23, 2 p.m. For students entering grades 9-12.
Learn to cook tasty treats with ShopRite’s Registered Dietician Courtney Huggins. Space is limited. Please notify the Library of any food allergies at least 24 hours in advance of the program.
Tie Dye Book Totes
Friday, June 29, 2 p.m.
Make a colorful tie dye tote to carry all your summer reading books. For students entering grades 6-12. Space is limited.
Geode Bath Bombs
Saturday, July 7, 2 p.m.
Mix and mold scented bath bombs to look like geodes. For students entering grades 6-12. Space is limited.
Tuesday, July 10, 2 p.m.
Learn about henna and receive a beautiful henna tattoo from artist Jamilah. For students entering grades 6-12. Space is limited.
Friday, July 27, 2 p.m.
Roll your own California roll beeswax candles. For students entering grades 6-12. Space is limited.
Spin Art Machines
Saturday, August 4, 2 p.m.
Learn simple circuitry to build and use a working spin art machine. For students entering grades 6-12. Space is limited.
Marbled Canvas Art
Wednesday, August 15, 2 p.m.
Paint your own custom canvas art using a marbling technique. For students entering grades 6-12. Space is limited.
Events For Children
Libraries Rock! Children’s Summer Reading
June 14-August 18.
For children entering preschool-grade 6. Our summer reading game is back! Receive a bookmark when you register at the Library or online at casememoriallibrary.org/summerreading. Read at least five books throughout the game and complete one challenge from our “Choose Your Challenge” list (or make up your own!) Then, stop by the Library to enter the Grand Prize Raffle Drawing of your choosing.
Sound Explorers with Matthew Cantello
Monday, July 30 at 2 p.m.
For children ages 3-12. Make instruments from recycled materials, engage in unique sound science experiments, try out group movement, create “sound stories,” and play listening games to awaken a sense of wonder with the experience of sound and music in our lives.
The Cure for the Common Show
Saturday, August 18, 11 a.m.
For children of all ages. Celebrate your summer reading success with a one-of-a-kind performance! Bryson Lang incorporates audience participation, ball bouncing and spinning, juggling, improvisation, glow-in-the-dark objects, giant beach balls, and exciting surprises into every show.
Elephant Toothpaste Experiment
Wednesday, July 11, 2-3 p.m.
For children ages 7-9. Become a chemist for the day and learn about the chemical reaction that creates Elephant Toothpaste. At the end of the program, make your own Elephant Toothpaste.
3Doodler Print Pens
Thursday, July 12, 2 p.m. & Saturday, July 14, 11 a.m.
For children tweens 8-12. Create, design, plan and build your own 3D project with our award-winning 3Doodler Start pens!
The Science of Sound
Thursday, July 19, 3 p.m.
For children ages 3 and up. Experiment with echolocation, amplification, and voice waves as we become experts on the science of sound.
Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m. & Thursday, August 2, 4 p.m.
For children ages 6-10. Program our tiny ’bots using markers to change their movement and light. Experiment with coding, science, and art!
Glow in the Dark Bouncy Balls
Wednesday, August 1, 2-3 p.m.
For children ages 7-9. Make your own glow-in-the-dark bouncy balls using the science we learn about polymers and monomers.
Wednesday, August 8, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
For children going into grades 2-5. Create oozy oobleck and watch it dance to the music as we engage in some messy science fun! This activity will involve food coloring that may stain clothes so please dress accordingly.
LED Paper Flowers
Thursday, August 9, 3-4 p.m.
For tweens going into grades 4-6. Create your own glowing flowers using music sheets and LED lights.
Science of Baseball
Tuesday, August 14, 2-3 p.m.
For tweens going into grades 4-6. Learn about the sweet spot in a baseball bat, why a curve ball curves, what a baseball is actually made of, and more. Weather permitting, we’ll go outside and practice pitching!
3-5 Year Olds Storytime
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
Bi-weekly beginning June 4.
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.
Bi-weekly beginning June 5.
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.
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Bi-weekly beginning June 6.
Audience participation is highly encouraged at this story time session just for 2s. Enjoy books, stories, music and movement, fingerplays and puppetry together.
July: Monoprints by Mary Mayer, Maura Galante, and Nan Adams. Reception: July 12, 5-7 p.m.