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It’s Happening At The Library

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Mar 242019
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following upcoming events and activities for children, ‘tweens, and adults.

Oscar Film: Bohemian Rhapsody
Monday, March 25, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27, 1 p.m.

The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid in 1985. 2 hr. 14 min. PG-13.

Chess Club
Tuesday, March 26, 3:30 p.m.
Come join our chess club! This club is open to beginners and experienced players. During our meetings, children and tweens will be able to learn about this strategic board game and play against other club members. Feel free to bring your own chess board as the library has a small supply. For children and tweens in grades 1-6. Registration is required. Click below, stop by the Children’s Room or call the Library to sign up!

TWAG — Bookend Painting
Wednesday, March 27, 3:45 p.m.
TWAG is going to run a little differently this month! We’ll not only discuss programming ideas and book recommendations, but we will also help beautify the Library by painting some of the Library’s bookends. These bookends will be used in the children’s room. Drinks and snacks will be served. For tweens grades 4-6. Registration is required. Click below, stop by the Children’s Room or call the Library to sign up!

Mystery Book Discussion Group
Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Still Life by Louise Penny: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal.  Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods.  The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods. Discussion led by Librarian Samantha Jasulavic.  Please check for copies at the Circulation Desk.

Family Move and Groove
Saturday, March 30, 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.

For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers (infants, young toddlers and older siblings are welcome, too).  Shake, clap, stomp, play, and sing at this fun series for little ones and caregivers!  Children will learn about following directions, rhyme and rhythm, and creative play through music and movement.  Please wear comfortable clothing to allow freedom of movement.  Registration is required.

Children’s Art Reception
Thursday, April 4, 5-7 p.m.
Featuring the artwork of Orange elementary school children.

 

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.

Phone: 203-891-2170

Don’t Miss These Events At The Library

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Jan 312019
 

Looking for something to do? The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road offers the following activities for children, teens, and adults this month.

3-5 Year Old Story Time: Teddy Bear Clinic with DOCS Urgent Care of Orange
Monday, February 4, 10:30 a.m.
For children ages 3-5.  Bring your favorite teddy bear, doll, or other cuddly pal and meet a very special guest from DOCS Urgent Care of Orange!  We’ll learn about germs, how to stay healthy, and more.  Registration is required.

Tech Help Appointments
Tuesday, February 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Need tech help? Schedule a fifteen-minute appointment! Our librarians can answer questions about downloading e-books and audiobooks; using your device or laptop; Microsoft Office applications; using the Internet; basic computing; and more. Note: This program offers basic technology assistance. We are unable to help with broken hardware, viruses, and other advanced issues. Please bring any relevant usernames and passwords with you. Call the Reference Desk at 203-891-2170 to schedule your appointment.

Riddle Challenge
Tuesday, February 12, 3:45 p.m.
You have a five-gallon bucket and a three-gallon bucket with as much water as you need, but no other measuring devices. How do you fill the five-gallon bucket with exactly four gallons of water? Think you figured it out? If you enjoyed this riddle, come and join us at our Riddle Challenge program! Tweens will try to solve brain teasers, logic games, riddles, and much more! For tweens grades 2-6. Registration is required. Click below, stop by the Children’s Room or call the Library to sign up!

Teen Craft: Valentine Slime
Wednesday, February 13, 3:30 p.m.
Make and take Valentine’s Day-inspired slime.

Family Move and Groove
Saturday, February 16, 11 a.m.
For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers (infants, young toddlers, and older siblings are welcome, too).  Shake, clap, stomp, play, and sing at this brand new series for little ones and caregivers!  Children will learn about following directions, rhyme and rhythm, and creative play through music and movement.  Please wear comfortable clothing to allow freedom of movement. Registration is required.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.

Phone: 203-891-2170

 

It’s Happening At The Library: Interesting Events For Children And Adults

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Jan 112019
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following events for adults and children this month.

Arts for Learning CT
Saturday, January 19, 10:30 a.m.
For children and families.  This event was generously donated by the Micinilio and Ross families of Connecticut and New York in honor of the late Michael Micinilio, the talented and accomplished visual artist. Join us for a reading of “Everyone,” by Christopher Silas Neal, and join New Haven artist Alex Novak Foster in creating your very own portion of an art project that will be displayed at Case Memorial Library!  Registration is required.

Chess Club
Tuesday, January 22, 3:30 p.m.
Come join us for our first chess club meeting! This club is open to beginners and experienced players. During our meetings, children and tweens will be able to learn about this strategic board game and play against other club members. Feel free to bring your own chess board as the library has a small supply. For children and tweens in grades 3-6. Registration is required. Click below, stop by the Children’s Room or call the Library to sign up!

K-2 Minute to Win It Challenge
Thursday, January 24, 5:30 p.m.
For children in grades K-2. Put your problem-solving skills to the test! Using common household items, we’ll stack, balance, flip, and launch our way through a series of 60-second challenges. Registration is required.

Mystery Book Discussion Group
Thursday, January 24, 7 p.m.
A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn: The year is 1952. A police officer is found dead in a small town on the border of South Africa and Mozambique. Detective Emmanuel Cooper, an Englishman, begins investigating the murder following a trail of clues that lead him to uncover a shocking forbidden love and the imperfect life of one Captain Pretorius. Discussion led by Librarian Samantha Jasulavic.  Please check for copies at the Circulation Desk.
Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.

Phone: 203-891-2170

It’s Happening at The Library This Month

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Jan 062019
 

The Case Memorial Library176 Tyler City Road, offers the following events this month.

Q-Tip Wars
Monday, January 7, 3:45 p.m.
Ever wonder how an airplane is able to fly? Come find out at our Q-Tip Wars program! Tweens will learn about aerodynamics and play a game of Q-tip war! Not sure what Q-tip war is? Check out this video to get a rundown of the game! Please note that tweens will be crawling around on the carpet. For tweens grades 4-6. Registration is required.

Art in the Library Reception
Thursday, January 10, 5-7 p.m.

In honor of the current exhibit: Oil paintings by Patty Meglio, watercolors by Pauline Zambarano, and fine jewelry by Lee Keekendorf.

Arts for Learning CT

Saturday, January 19, 10:30 a.m.
For children and families.  This event was generously donated by the Micinilio and Ross families of Connecticut and New York in honor of the late Michael Micinilio, the talented and accomplished visual artist. Join us for a reading of “Everyone,” by Christopher Silas Neal, and join New Haven artist Alex Novak Foster in creating your very own portion of an art project that will be displayed at Case Memorial Library!  Registration is required.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register
Phone: 203-891-2170

A Wet And Dreary Holiday Festival Filled With Joy

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Dec 042018
 

The Orange Holiday Festival Committee works very hard to make the annual event fun for everyone. They can make up a schedule and cram a lot of activities into a very short period of time, but they can’t control the weather.

Even with a steady drizzle putting a damper on things, Sunday’s annual event was far from a washout. Al deCant brought smiles and excitement to children’s faces at the library. New visitors appreciated the history lessons they learned at the Stone-Otis House and Academy Building. And who doesn’t love the new model railroad layout in the Academy basement?

Over at the Congregational Church, the Bell Choir was magnificent as usual and guests were treated to something new, The Amity Chamber Singers performed in the balcony instead of at the traditional spot at the library.

The OVNA building had a lot of wonderful gingerbread creations and the fireplace Ice Sculpture was really something else.

The Case Memorial Library experienced less traffic this year due to two major changes. First, as previously mentioned, the absence of the Chamber Singers, and the “break” that the Friends of the Library took from their sponsored decorated tree display this year.

Two features that were appreciated were deCant’s performance, Letters to Santa, and the “guess how many candies” contest (run by Kim Browe).

Now, in its second year, the tractor parade drew the attention of the entire crowd, with more participants than last year. Led by Blue Fantarella, they slowly rolled up Orange Center Road, big tractors, little tractors, tractors pulling trailers, all beautifully decorated with lights, garland, inflatables, and lighted plastic blown figures.

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department then announced Santa’s arrival with horns and sirens as they delivered the jolly old elf to the bright-eyed children who’d been anticipating the chance to meet him in person.

Because of the rain, First Selectman Jim Zeoli sped things up a little this time so everyone wouldn’t have to spend any more time getting wet than necessary. A young boy, who’d been chosen came forward and flipped the switch with Buddy the Elf, and he was delighted.

Santa took a seat in the trailer that he and his elves made up in the North Pole and welcomed all of the children to come in and share their Christmas wishes. As expected, some little ones were apprehensive and wouldn’t come in without their mommy, but Santa is clever and found a way for nearly every parent to get a photo of their child with him. Even a puppy happily sat for a photo op.

One of the most sincere exchanges was from a group of Amity Chamber Singers who documented their visit with a selfie video, as they asked Santa for acceptance letters to the college of their choice(s).

Thank you to the Committee for their hard work and for pulling off another successful Holiday Festival — even if Mother Nature had other plans.

 

Get Ready For Some Awesome Holiday Fun In Orange

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Nov 272018
 

The town of Orange invites you to attend the Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting this coming Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. The festivities on and around the Orange Town Green will begin at 3 p.m.

Visitors may tour the Stone-Otis House to learn what a Victorian Christmas was like.  The Academy Building and the antique shop will be open and invites you to view the Historical Society’s antique collections and Emily Prudden Watercolors, as well as the New Haven to Derby line model railroad in the lower level from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Orange Congregational Church will host a cookie sale, handbell concert and carol sing in the church sanctuary from 4 to 5 p.m.

The Case Memorial Library will be splendidly decorated, and will host a performance from Al deCant of Half Moon Music who will perform a children’s musical program in the library meeting room from 3:30 – 4 p.m.  Guess how many candies are in the jar at the library and win a prize, write a letter to Santa Claus and make a craft in the craft room.  The Library will be open from 3 – 5 p.m.

Don’t forget to enter the Gingerbread House Contest

The Annual Gingerbread Contest will be featured in the Clark Building.  Friends of all ages are invited to enter a gingerbread creation.  Entries must be dropped off at the Clark Building from 2 – 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 and must be picked up between 5:30 – 6 p.m.  Prizes will be given to the contest winners.

An ice carving demonstration will take place in front of the Clark Building from 3- 5 p.m.

The second annual Lighted Tractor Parade will take place down Orange Center Road at 4:30 p.m.  Santa Claus will arrive at the conclusion of the Lighted Tractor Parade.  The Tree Lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m.  Children may visit with Santa on the Town Green.  The Holiday Festival will end at 6 p.m.

Come one, come all and bring your friends and family to this wonderful town event.

Originally posted on Nov. 10. 

 

Check Out These Upcoming Events At The Library

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Nov 242018
 

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The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, offers the following upcoming activities and events for teens, tweens and adults.


Teen Cooking Class
Tuesday, November 27, 3:30 p.m.
Cook tasty treats with ShopRite’s Registered Dietitian Courtney Huggins. For students in grades 7-12.


Mystery Book Discussion Group
Thursday, November 29, 7 p.m.
A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd: Dedicated to helping the many wounded during the Great War, Bess Crawford receives a desperate request from a dying lieutenant while serving as a nurse aboard a hospital ship. Discussion led by Librarian Samantha Jasulavic.  Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.


Ornament Decorating
Saturday, December 1, 2:30 p.m.
For teens and tweens in grades 6-12. Help us decorate ornaments for the Town Tree Lighting! Create your own ornaments at our decorating stations and make one for the Library to put on our tree. Registration is required. Space is limited.


Fall Film: Tea with the Dames
Monday, December 3, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 5, 1 p.m.

Celebrated actresses and longtime friends Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. 1 hr. 34 min.


The Amazing Race: Library Edition
Tuesday, December 4, 3:45 p.m.
Four teams, seven continents. Do you think you have what it takes? Similar to the TV show, The Amazing Race, tweens will work in groups and race across the seven continents completing challenges along the way. Test your knowledge and see if your team comes up on top! For tweens grades 4-6. Registration is required. Click below, stop by the Children’s Room, or call the Library to sign up!


Art in the Library Reception
Thursday, December 6, 5-7 p.m.
In honor of the current exhibit: “Waterworks.”

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.

Phone: 203-891-2170
http://www.casememoriallibrary.org

Friends Fall Book Sale Today!

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Nov 032018
 

The friends of the Case Memorial Library will host their annual Fall Book Sale in the Library basement, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This sale is open to the public.

Come for great deals on thousands of new and gently used books, DVDs, and music for all ages.

It truly is incredible and a wonderful opportunity for those shopping for book lovers for the holidays.

 

Upcoming Attractions At The Library

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Oct 252018
 

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The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, will host the following events for children, teens, and adults in the coming weeks.


Fall Film: Chappaquiddick
Monday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31, 1 p.m.

Depicting Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claimed the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. PG-13. 1 hr. 46 min.
Teen Cooking Class
Tuesday, October 30, 3:30 p.m.
Cook tasty treats with ShopRite’s Registered Dietitian Courtney Huggins. For students in grades 7-12.


Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale
Friends Night: Thursday, November 1, 4-7 p.m. (Members only. Nonmembers may join at the door.)
Open to the Public: Friday, November 2, 1-4 p.m., and Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come for great deals on thousands of new and gently used books, DVDs, and music for all ages!


Fall Film: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Monday, November 5, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 7, 1 p.m.

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers. PG-13. 1 hr. 34 min. Registration is required.


Art in the Library Reception
Thursday, November 8, 5-7 p.m.
In honor of the current exhibit: Photographs by the Veterans’ Photography Club.


Who Left a Pumpkin in the Road Drama Workshop
Saturday, November 10, 2 p.m.
For children ages 5-10.  Hear the tale of “Who Left a Pumpkin in the Road?”, then re-enact it and complete a fun art activity!  This drama workshop is generously funded by a grant from the Orange Foundation Trust U/A, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.  Registration is required.


Makey Makey Gaming

Wednesday, November 14, 3:30 p.m.
For teens and tweens in grades 5-12. Play classic games on our big screen after you build your own game controller out of gummy bears and Play-Doh using MakeyMakey. Registration is required. Space is limited.


Makey Makey for Kids
Thursday, November 15, 6 p.m.
For children ages 6-10.  Turn everyday objects into touchpads and create imaginative inventions using our Makey Makey kits!  Registration is required.


Powerful Voices: Connecticut Women Changing Democracy
Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m.
Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and learn about some of the state’s powerful female voices for change in our democracy. Co-sponsored by the Orange Community Women and Case Memorial Library as part of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame “Talks on the Road” series.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.

Phone: 203-891-2170
http://www.casememoriallibrary.org

Coming Up At The Library This Month

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Oct 112018
 

The Case Memorial Library176 Tyler City Road, offers the following activities and events of interest to different age groups through the end of October.

Fall Film: Book Club
Monday, October 15, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17, 1 p.m.

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. PG-13. 1 hr. 44 min.

I Spy Fun
Thursday, October 18, 5:30 p.m.
For children ages 6-8.  “I spy with my little eye…” Hone your observation skills as you complete “I Spy”-themed challenges!  Conquer a scavenger hunt with a twist and make a fun craft to take home.  Registration is required.  Click below, call the Library, or stop by the Children’s Room to reserve your space!

Boo Bubbles
Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m.
To get in the holiday spirit, the library is running a Boo Bubbles program. Tweens will learn about these bouncing smoke bubbles and will be given an opportunity to hold and play with them. Please note that dry ice will be used during this program. Please bring your own pair of knitted gloves similar to the ones in the picture. For tweens grades 4-6. Registration is required. Click below, stop by the Children’s Room, or call the Library to reserve your space!

Teen Craft: Pumpkin Decorating
Saturday, October 20, 1 p.m.
Create a pumpkin masterpiece! Pumpkins and decorating supplies will be provided. Bring a box to carry home your pumpkin. For students in grades 7-12.

Jazz Concert: Songs from Classic American Films
Saturday, October 20, 2 p.m.
A jazz concert by the Jim Clark Quartet, who will perform memorable songs from some of the most beloved (and some more obscure) American films. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Adult Make & Take Workshop: Gemstone Soaps
Monday, October 22, 7 p.m.
Create your own gemstone soaps scented with essential oils at this small hands-on workshop. Led by Librarian Rebecca Harlow. All supplies will be provided. For adults and teens ages 16 and up. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Computers for Beginners
Tuesday, October 23, 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. Laptops will be provided to registrants for use during this class. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Discovery Museum: Crime Lab
Thursday, October 25, 5:30 p.m.
For children in grades 4-8.  Ready to dive into some CSI-style science?  Observe the scene of a theft and learn about three suspects before testing evidence in this fun and engaging stations-based lab.  Learn what forensics is, discover different types of evidence, and question motive and means.  After building and discussing our case, we’ll present evidence.  Registration is required.  Please note: any cancellations or changes in registration status MUST be made by Tuesday, October 23 at 4:30 p.m.

The Bookcase Evening Book Discussion Group
Thursday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Join The Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Big Pumpkin
Saturday, October 27, 2 p.m.
For children ages 5-10.  Hear and re-enact the tale of the Big Pumpkin, then complete a fun art activity!  This drama workshop is generously funded by a grant from the Orange Foundation Trust U/A, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.  Registration is required.  Click below, call the Library, or stop by the Children’s Room to reserve your spot!

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.

Phone: 203-891-2170