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 Friday, March 30 in observance of Good Friday. We will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 29.
Events For Adults
Books & Breakfast Morning Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 20, 10 a.m.
Join Books & Breakfast leader Carol Davidson for a discussion of A Violet Season by Kathy Leonard Czepiel. Refreshments will be served. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.
The Bookcase: Evening Discussion Group
Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m.
Join The Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of The Unseen World by Liz Moore. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.
2018 Oscar Films
Full Oscar film schedule to be available mid-March.
Dunkirk|1 hr. 46 min. | PG-13
Monday, March 5, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7, 1 p.m.
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Get Out|1 hr. 44 min. | R
Monday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14, 1 p.m.
It’s time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly ambience will give way to a nightmare.
Wonder|1 hr. 53 min.
Monday, March 19, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21, 1 p.m.
The incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
The Florida Project|1 hr. 51 min. | R
Monday, March 26, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28, 1 p.m.
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
The Great! Basement Book Sale
Members Preview: Thursday, March 22, 4-7 p.m.
The preview is for members only, but you may become a member at the door.
Public Sale: Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Come for great deals on thousands of new and gently used books including hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction for adults, children, and teens as well as vinyl records, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks. It’s the perfect place to pick up a gift for an upcoming event, add a new special book to your coffee table collection, or just grab a few great new things to read.
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. Leibrock 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 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.
No Bake Kids’ Cooking Class with Courtney Huggins
Wednesday, March 7, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18, Session I: 2-3 p.m.; Session II: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-10. Make tasty, healthy recipes with Courtney Huggins, Orange ShopRite’s Registered Dietitian! Registration is required and will open February 14 for the 3/7 session and March 28 for the 4/18 sessions. Please notify us of any food allergies at the time of registration so that we may make the proper accommodations.
Saturday, March 10, 10:30-11:15 a.m.: Color Science
Saturday, April 7. 10:30-11:15 a.m.: Weather
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 storytime is best for children ages 3-5, but older siblings are welcome. Registration is required and begins three weeks in advance of the storytime date.
Thursday, March 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
For children in grades 1-5. Get messy as a slime-ologist in training! We’ll learn how to make non-Newtonian fluids and even study slugs. All recipes are Borax-free and feature ingredients readily available in most home kitchens. Registration is required.
Tween Bubble Science
Wednesday, March 21, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
For children in grades K-3. Explore the foundational basics of coding using tech toys like Code the Mouse, Code-A-Pillar, and our Goldieblox sets. Registration is required and opened on Saturday, March 3.
Minute to Win It Physics with Cool-ology
Thursday, April 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-10. Can you ace our one-minute physics challenges? Find out at this interactive workshop as we explore inertia, motion, and acceleration! Registration is required and will open on Thursday, March 15.
Tween Event: LED Throwie Workshop
Thursday, April 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
For children in grades 4-6. “Throwies” are tiny lights constructed out of rare earth magnets, watch batteries, electric tape, and LED bulbs and are designed to stick to metal surfaces. Link them together to create a color-changing throwie “ball” or make individual lights to build a throwie constellation! Registration is required and will open on Thursday, March 22.
Scratch Coding Storytelling
Thursday, April 19, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
For children in grades 4-6 (grade 3 with a parent). Create your own unique story using Google CS First! Laptops and headphones will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration will open on Thursday, March 29.
“The Rainbow Fish” Drama Workshop with Ingrid Schaeffer
Saturday, April 21, 2-3:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-10. Deep inside the ocean, a fish with sparkling rainbow scales captivates fellow sea creatures with his beauty. But everything changes when the rainbow fish refuses to share any beauty with his admirers. Ingrid Schaeffer will read Marcus Pfister’s tale aloud to the group 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 Saturday, March 31. This drama workshop is generously funded by a grant from the Orange Foundation Trust U/A, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.
Thursday, April 26, 5-6 p.m.
For children in grades K-3. Play games that teach the basics of coding. Laptops and headphones will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration will open on Thursday, April 5.
March: Oils by Andy Bishop, on view March 3-30.
April: Art by the children of Orange elementary schools, selected by art teachers, on view April 2-28. Reception: April 6, 4-56 p.m.