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Happenings At Case Memorial Library 6/29/18

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

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

Internet Basics

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.

Book Discussions

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  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)

Cooking Class

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.

Henna Tattoos

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.

Sushi Candles

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  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.

Special Events

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.

S.T.E.A.M. Events

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.

OzoBot Mania

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.

Dancing Oobleck

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.

Lapsit Storytime

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.

2-Year-Old Storytime

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.

Art Reception

July:  Monoprints by Mary Mayer, Maura Galante, and Nan Adams.  Reception: July 12, 5-7 p.m.

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