The Friends of the Case Memorial Library presents its first Summer GREAT Basement Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers not only a great number of books and a comfortable atmosphere but events for children and adults every week.
Summer Library Hours are Monday 12 – 8 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday 12 – 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This week, for example, the library is hosting these activities:
Block Printed Book Tote Craft
Tuesday, June 27, 2-3 p.m.
For students grades 6-12. Create a custom block print and personalize your own book tote. Registration is required. Space is limited.
Beardsley Zoo: “Life in the Wild”
Thursday, June 29, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
For children grades K-6. Learn about the amazing adaptations animals have for thriving in their habitats as we visit with creatures from the Beardsley Zoo! Registration is required.
The following upcoming storytimes are available.
Thursday, May 11 — Storytime for 2-year-olds — at 10:30 a.m.
Monday, May 15 — Storytime for 3-to-5-year-olds — 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16 — Lapsit Storytime — 10:30 – 11 a.m.
The Senior Art Show opened on Thursday, May 4, and most of the artists were on hand for the meet and greet.
Dennis Marsh and Alice DiNicola greeted guests, answered questions and kept the refreshment table full, making the opening night a pleasant experience for everyone.
If you are in the library this month, go up to the second floor and browse the gallery.
Several 3-D pieces by Amity High School seniors are included in the show.
Featured artists include: Barbara Scopp; Rachel Beaulieu; Rita Kelly; Lana Ho; Christine Barmmer; Audrey Galer; Betty Sword; Joan Stenner; Richard Zelladonis; Molly Dinneen; Mukul Biswajit Mukherjee; Carlyne Labrecque; Sonya Casey; Andrew Perfetto; Stephanie Martucci; Pauli Zambarano; Carole Selmont; Arara Cohen; Millie Farrell; Mary Ann Verinis; and Terri Miles.
Some are professional artists, others are hobby painters who create their art just for the love of it.
The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following upcoming events.
The Orange Senior Center Presents A Senior Art Exhibit at the Case Memorial Library during the month of May.
Meet the artists on Thursday, May 4 from 5-7 p.m.
The exhibit includes selected, original art in various mediums from senior artists over the age of 55.
In addition, 3D pieces by the Amity High School Senior Class also will be on display.
Come to the library and meet the artists. Light food and beverages will be served.
This week I posted a press release from our regular source at the Case Memorial Library stating that the library would be closed on Saturdays due to budget cuts.
This has happened in the past and many residents were upset with the news and expressed their concerns on our Facebook page.
One resident, though, said that we got it wrong — no phone call or e-mail explaining why the story was inaccurate, just “you’re wrong.”
After some prying, she said that a new decision has been made and that the Library Commission never approved the release. (She has since deleted her comments from the FB page). The story was up for 3 days yet I haven’t heard any complaints or received a corrected press release from anyone in authority at the library.
I will be away today when the library is open and I won’t be able to call. But I encourage someone to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can pass on the correct information. I know many people will be relieved if the library hours aren’t affected.
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.
The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, May have something of interest for you during Spring Break.