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Library To Close On Saturdays Due To Budget Cuts

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Apr 272017
 

Case Memorial Library

An important message from the Case Memorial Library — and how you can help. 

Cuts to the Case Memorial Library’s staff budget, including the elimination of funding and a hiring freeze for an essential professional librarian position, forced the Case Memorial Library Commission to make the difficult decision to close the Library on Saturdays, effective June 3, until further notice.
Without funding and permission to fill essential staff positions, the library does not have adequate staffing to maintain its hours six days a week.

Let your town representatives know that you want your Library open six days a week.

Make your voice heard at the Public Hearing of the Orange Board of Finance:
Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. at High Plains Cafeteria

  1. Tell them why the Library is important to you.
  2. Tell them you want the Library open six days a week.
  3. Tell them you want funding restored to the Case Memorial Library’s staff budget and vacant Library positions filled immediately.

If you can’t make it to the hearing, contact your representatives. Every phone call, every email, every letter counts

To contact First Selectman Jim Zeoli
Phone: 203-891-4737
Email: jzeoli@orange-ct.gov

To contact Chairman, Board of Finance, Kevin Houlihan
Email: khoulihan@1-hcpas.com

Upcoming Events At The Case Memorial Library

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Apr 242017
 

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The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following upcoming events and activities.


Oscar Film: Fences
Monday, April 24, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 1 p.m.

2 hr. 19 min. PG-13. A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Aging Gracefully: Practicing Self-Care with Meditation and Massage
Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m.
Learn to lead a more relaxed, mindful, and open state of living with insight meditation and self-massage. Guided practice will be led by Barbara O’Neill and Rita Lombardi of the Anam Cara Center. Presented by the Case Memorial Library and Orange Senior Center as part of Boomers and Beyond: A Lifelong Learning Center. Registration is required.


Oscar Film: Hidden Figures
Monday, May 1, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 3, 1 p.m.

2 hr. 7 min. PG. The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who played a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.


Yoga for Peace and Well-Being: De-stress with Breath
Tuesday, May 2, 7 p.m.
The ancient science of yoga offers easy access to tools for rest and relaxation. Learn to use breathing techniques plus meditation to relax your nervous system and bring you to a state of calm and peace. Led by instructor Sue Neufeld. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Held at High Plains Community Center.


Art in the Library Reception
Thursday, May 4, 5-7 p.m.
In honor of the May exhibit: Seniors, on view May 2-30.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register in person or by telephone.

Phone: 203-891-2170

 

Mark Your Calendars For These Upcoming Events

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Apr 132017
 

The Case Memorial Library.

The Case Memorial Library, 127 Tyler City Road, released this list of upcoming events:

Oscar Film: Moonlight

Monday, April 17, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19, 1 p.m.

1 hr. 51 min. R. A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Earth Day Craft

Wednesday, April 19, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

For children in grades K-6. Roll up your sleeves and celebrate Earth Day with a one-of-a-kind mystery craft! Note: our activity may get messy, so please dress accordingly. Registration is required.

The Bookcase Book Discussion Group

Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m.

A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait. Discussion led by Toby Zabinski. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.

Spring Concert: Belle of the Fall

Saturday, April 22, 1 p.m.

Presented by the Friends of the Library in celebration of their 25th anniversary. Registration is required.

Oscar Film: Fences

Monday, April 24, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26, 1 p.m.

2 hr. 19 min. PG-13. A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

Aging Gracefully: Practicing Self-Care with Meditation and Massage

Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m.

Learn to lead a more relaxed, mindful, and open state of living with insight meditation and self-massage. Guided practice will be led by Barbara O’Neill and Rita Lombardi of the Anam Cara Center. Presented by the Case Memorial Library and Orange Senior Center as part of Boomers and Beyond: A Lifelong Learning Center. Registration is required.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register in person or by telephone.

Phone: 203-891-2170

http://www.casememoriallibrary.org

Upcoming Events At The Case Memorial Library

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Apr 062017
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, May have something of interest for you during Spring Break.

Cookies & Coloring for Adults
Tuesday, April 11, 2-3 p.m.
Think of the fun you had and the hours you spent with your coloring books and crayons in your childhood. Let’s return to those happy days and in the process reduce your stress, make new friends, and nibble some cookies. All supplies
will be provided. Registration is required. Presented by the Friends of the Library. 
Wellness Book Group @ Orange Senior Center
Wednesday, April 12, 11 a.m.
Join Adult Services Librarian Marianne Pysarchyk at the Senior Center for a discussion of Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution by Brene Brown. Copies can be checked out from the Library or purchased at a discounted price through the Senior Center. This program is free and open to all. Please call the Senior Center at 203-891-4784 to register.
No Bake Kids’ Cooking Class
Wednesday, April 12, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
For children in grades K-6. Ready to roll up your sleeves and learn some easy, allergen-free recipes? We’ll make delicious, nutritious bites and bars with Courtney Huggins, Retail Dietitian at ShopRite in Orange. Registration is required.


“Caps for Sale” Drama Workshop
Thursday, April 13, 1-2:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-10. Re-enact this humorous and timeless tale about a peddler, some townspeople, and a band of monkeys who believe they have played a trick on all of them. Everyone will get a part and a costume piece to wear as they act out this funny folktale. We will end with a creative art activity! Registration is required.


Oscar Film: Moonlight
Monday, April 17, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19, 1 p.m.

1 hr. 51 min. R. A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.


Earth Day Craft
Wednesday, April 19, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
For children in grades K-6. Roll up your sleeves and celebrate Earth Day with a one-of-a-kind mystery craft! Note: our activity may get messy, so please dress accordingly. Registration is required.


The Bookcase Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m.
A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait. Discussion led by Toby Zabinski. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.


Spring Concert: Belle of the Fall
Saturday, April 22, 1 p.m.
Presented by the Friends of the Library in celebration of their 25th anniversary. Registration is required.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register in person or by telephone.

Phone: 203-891-2170

Coming Up At The Library

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Mar 232017
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following upcoming events:

Oscar Film: Hacksaw Ridge
Monday, March 27, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29, 1 p.m.

2 hr. 19 min. R. WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Art in the Library Reception
Thursday, April 6, 4-6 p.m.
In honor of the April exhibit: Art by the children of Orange elementary schools, on view April 2-28.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register in person or by telephone at 203-891-2170

Coming Up At The Case Memorial Library

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Feb 192017
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following events for tweens and adults

Battery Motor 
Tuesday, February 21, 11 a.m.
For tweens in grades 4 to 6. Learn how to make a working magnetic motor using
a battery, magnets, and copper wire. All material will be provided. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Teen Craft: Paint by Numbers
Tuesday, February 21, 2 p.m.
For students in grades 6-12. Learn how to create a paint-by-numbers style painting in this fun afternoon class. No painting experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Art in the Library Reception
Thursday, February 23, 5-7 p.m.
In honor of the February exhibit: Watercolors and colored pencil drawings by Suzanne Wagner and mixed media by Barbara Dierolf, on view February 2-27.

The Bookcase Book Discussion Group
Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. Inspired by the life of the woman who would become the mother of Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, this novel offers a lush, lyrical depiction of 19th-century Jewish life in the Danish West Indies. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.

Oscar Film: Florence Foster Jenkins
Monday, February 27, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1, 1 p.m.

1 hr. 51 min. PG-13. The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Film Buffs: A Man Called Ove
Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. PG-13. 1 hour 56 minutes.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Pre-register in person or by telephone at 203-891-2170

Coming Up At The Case Memorial Library, Reserve Your Space Soon

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Feb 102017
 

Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following upcoming events for children and adults.
Cookies & Coloring for Adults
Tuesday, February 14, 2-3 p.m.
Think of the fun you had and the hours you spent with your coloring books and crayons in your childhood. Let’s return to those happy days and in the process reduce your stress, make new friends, and nibble some cookies. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required. Presented by the Friends of the Library. 

An Afternoon with Nat King Cole
Saturday, February 18, 1 p.m.
Join the Jim Scianna Trio, featuring bassist Jim Scianna, vocalist Atla DeChamplain, and pianist Matt DeChamplain, as they present songs and arrangements in the style of vocalist, pianist, and bandleader Nat King Cole. Registration is required. Presented by the Friends of the Library.

Battery Motor Making
Tuesday, February 21, 11 a.m.
For tweens in grades 4 to 6. Learn how to make a working magnetic motor using a battery, magnets, and copper wire. All material will be provided. Registration is required. Space is limited.
Teen Craft: Paint by Numbers
Tuesday, February 21, 2 p.m.
For students in grades 6-12. Learn how to create a paint-by-numbers style painting in this fun afternoon class. No painting experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Space is limited.
Art in the Library Reception
Thursday, February 23, 5-7 p.m.
In honor of the February exhibit: Watercolors and colored pencil drawings by Suzanne Wagner and mixed media by Barbara Dierolf, on view February 2-27.
The Bookcase Book Discussion Group
Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. Inspired by the life of the woman who would become the mother of Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, this novel offers a lush, lyrical depiction of 19th-century Jewish life in the Danish West Indies. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register in person or by calling 203-891-2170.

Sign Up For These Great Children’s Programs At The Library

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Jan 232017
 

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The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following upcoming children’s programs.

Homemade Lava Lamps
Wednesday, January 25, 3:45 p.m.
For children ages 3 and up. Children who love science will adore this simple
craft and storytime. All materials will be provided and you can take these projects home. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Valentine Crafts
Wednesday, February 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
For children ages 5-12. Choose a Valentine craft or two to give to someone you love. Make a heart wreath (choose from two styles) or write a special message on a scratch-off Valentine. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Take Your Child to the Library Day — Bach to Rock: The Science of Sound
Saturday, February 4, 11:30 a.m.
For children of all ages. Come to the Library and make some noise! Join electric violinist Caryn Lin as she makes music come to life before your very eyes. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Shirley Martin Prown Fund. Throughout the day stop by the Children’s Room to make a kazoo using common household items.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register in person or by telephone at 203-891-2170.

Case Memorial Library Hosts Showing of “Sully”

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Jan 182017
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road will host its monthly movie on Friday, Jan 20 at 1 p.m.

This week’s film is “Sully,” starring Tom Hanks, and directed by Clint Eastwood.

Sully is the story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew.

Popcorn and soda to be served.

Call 203-891-4784 for a seat.

Friends Of The Library Want You

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Jan 182017
 

The Friends of the Library need one or two people to stop by the library a few times each week, to check if there are donated books in the alcove.

These donations need to be taken on the elevator to the basement.

If you are available and willing to help, e-mail Leslie Wasserman at lesliew6359@yahoo.com.for more details