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Library Basement Book Sale Slated For Nov. 7

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Nov 042019
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, will host its popular book sale in the basement of the library on Thursday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 8 from 1-4 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Find incredible deals on gently used books, videotapes, CDs, DVDs and more.

Everyone waits for this sale, don’t miss it.

For more information, call  203-891-2170.

It’s Happening At The Library

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Aug 082019
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange Offers the following activities:

Beat Shazam — Library Edition
Monday, August 12, 2:30 p.m.
Put your music knowledge to the test with our Library edition of Beat Shazam! As on the TV show, teams of two will go against each other and the clock to try and identify the songs being played. These songs will range from classic rock to soundtracks. The team with the highest score at the end of the program will win the grand prize! For tweens entering grades 4-6.

Oscar Film: At Eternity’s Gate
Monday, August 12, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 14, 1 p.m.

A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France. 1 hr. 51 min. PG-13.

Summer Reading Finale: Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris 
Saturday, August 17, 10:30 a.m.
For all ages. Celebrate your summer reading success with Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris, two brothers on a mission to bring you intergalactic magic and big laughs. Registration is required.

 

Henna for Teens
Monday, August 19, 4-6 p.m.
For students entering grades 7-12. Learn about henna and receive a beautiful henna tattoo from artist Jamilah. While we wait for our tattoos, we’ll decorate sugar cookies, color mandalas, and practice with henna cones. Please be prepared to stay for the full two hours.

The Bookcase Evening Book Discussion Group
Thursday, August 22, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.

 

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

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

 

It’s Happening At The Library

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Jul 162019
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, offers the following events this month.

 

Color War
Tuesday, July 16, 3:30 p.m.
Prepare to get messy! Tweens will be playing an epic game of capture the flag with color powder, which will be used to “color-tag” the other teams! This program will take place on the lawn behind the library, and is open to tweens entering grades 4-6. Registration is required. Parents must sign their tween up in the Children’s Room. Registration cannot be completed over the phone or online. If you have any questions, please call the library at 203-891-2170.

Oscar Film: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Wednesday, July 17, 1 p.m.
When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.1 hr. 46 min. R.

Beardsley Zoomobile
Thursday, July 18, 1 p.m.
For children ages 3-5.  Meet and touch amazing animals, plus examine rare artifacts!  Registration is required.

 

Mystery Book Discussion
Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m.

Join Librarian Samantha Jasulavic for a discussion of I Found You by Lisa Jewell.

Teen Craft: Paper Flowers
Friday, July 19, 3 p.m.
For students entering grades 7-12. Make your own colorful crepe paper poppies.

Chess Club
Tuesday, July 23, 3:45 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!

 

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

Phone: 203-891-2170

This Month at the Case Memorial Library

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Jun 132019
 

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The Case Memorial Library offers events and programs for all ages. Following is a list of this months’ schedule.

 

 

Make sure you pre-register where required.

 

Oscar Film: The Wife
Monday, June 17, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 19, 1 p.m.

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.1 hr. 39 min. R.

TWAG
Tuesday, June 18, 3:45 p.m.
Tell us what to do! Join our tween advisory group (TWAG) and help us make the library a better place for our tweens! As a member of TWAG, tweens will be able to brainstorm and help plan programs that they want to see at the library, as well as recommend books for our collection. This is a great opportunity for tweens to make their voices heard at the library! Our TWAG meetings will run once a month for tweens in grades 4-6.  Registration is required. Click below, stop by the Children’s Room or call the Library to sign up!

Chess Club
Wednesday, June 19, 3:45 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!

The Bookcase Evening Book Discussion Group
Thursday, June 20, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash.

The Yo-Yo Guy (Summer Reading Kick-Off)
Saturday, June 22, 1 p.m.
For children of all ages.  We’re kicking off summer reading with world yo-yo champion John Higby and his high-energy comedy yo-yo show!  This interactive performance will include amazing feats with giant yo-yos, unicycling, and of course, big laughs.  Don’t miss out on a chance to see a 4-time Guinness World Record holder!  Registration is required.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Teen Summer Reading Kickoff: Pizza Taste Test and Cornhole Tournament
Saturday, June 29, 1 p.m.
For students entering grades 7-12. Who makes the best pizza in town? You decide at our first pizza taste test! Enjoy hot, tasty pizza and vote for your favorite. After we choose a winner we’ll play a cornhole elimination tournament.

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

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

 

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.