Case Memorial Library
Programs at the Case Memorial Library are free (except as noted for materials charges) and open to the public. Pre-registration is required for Library programs.
Library hours are as follows:
Monday and Thursday 10-8;
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10-5;
The Library will be closed on Monday, October 14 in observance of Columbus Day.
Registration is highly recommended for all Library programs.
Come to our weekly storytimes to have fun, meet new friends, and set your child on the path to lifelong learning! The schedule is as follows:
Mother Goose is on the Loose! Lapsit Storytime
Sessions for babies and toddlers up to 24 months. Our lapsit storytimes feature nursery rhymes, music, and movement. Tuesday, September 10, 17, and 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Our 2-year-old storytimes feature storytelling, music, and movement. Thursday, September 12, 19, and 26.
Three to Five-Year-Old Storytime
Our 3 to 5-year-old storytimes feature storytelling, rhymes, and finger plays. Monday, September 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Events for Children
Music Together with Eniko Jonas
Wednesday, October 2, 1 p.m.
A family music and movement program with Eniko Jonas from Orange Music Studio for babies, toddlers, and children up to age 5.
Potions – A Halloween Adventure
Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m.
Join us as we learn about the concept of matter and how to change matter from one state to another by telling the tale of Doolittle – a hidden underground laboratory. With screaming quarters, jets of gas to taste, popping potions, incredible showers of smoke-filled buckets of fog, discover how all of this created with the two coolest things in the world – dry ice and imagination! For ages 4-12. Presented by Sciencetellers.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Wednesday, November 13 – Thursday, November 14
On November 13 your stuffed animal is invited to sleep over at the Library! We’ve got lots of fun activities planned for them after you’ve gone home. Drop off your stuffed animal in the Children’s Room any time before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and pick it up any time before 7:30 p.m. the next day. Join us for a special stuffed animal storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. Limited to 25 children. One animal per child.
Events for Teens & Tweens
Book Chat Café
Tuesday, October 1, 2:15 p.m.
Held in the Amity Middle School Media Center for teens who love to read and share their opinions over refreshments. Please see Mrs. Goss
Improv Theatre of Horrors with Drama Specialist Ingrid Schaeffer
Saturday, October 19, 2-3:30 p.m.
In a playful yet haunting environment, players will create creepy and spooky improvisations. Learn how to instantly create a character and eerie scene with conflict and a mysterious resolution. Bring an active imagination and a willingness to explore the unknown. No experience necessary. For students entering grades 6-12. Limited to 25 students. Registration required. Sponsored by the Shirley Martin Prown Fund.
Events for Adults
Monday, September 16, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, September 18, 1 p.m. (with subtitles)
Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. One day, Anne has an attack and the couple’s bond is severely tested. Winner: Foreign Film. PG-13. 127 minutes.
Books and Breakfast: Morning Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, September 17, 10 a.m.
Join Books and Breakfast leader Carol Davidson for a discussion of the banned book 1984 by George Orwell. Copies available at the Circulation Desk.
Tuesday, November 19, 10 a.m.
Join Books and Breakfast leader Carol Davidson for a discussion of the Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie. Copies available at the Circulation Desk in October.
As Time Goes By Swing Band
Thursday, September 19, 7 p.m.
Classic melodies from an era gone by, this swing band will get your toes a-tappin’ and your fingers snappin’. Presented by the Friends of the Library.
GOLDEN GLOBE COMEDIES
Monday, September 30, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2, 1 p.m. (with subtitles)
At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. PG-13. 98 minutes.
Hyde Park on Hudson
Monday, October 28, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 30, 1 p.m. (with subtitles)
The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, centered around the weekend when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York. R. 94 minutes.
Monday, November 18, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20, 1 p.m. (with subtitles)
In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she’s alive. PG-13. 104 minutes.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Monday, December 9, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 1 p.m. (with subtitles)
A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik’s vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert. PG-13. 107 minutes.
A Royal Affair
Thursday, September 26, 7 p.m.
A young queen who is married to an insane king falls secretly in love with her physician – and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. 2013 Oscar nominee – Foreign Film. 137 minutes.
The Bookcase: Evening Book Discussion Group
Thursday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.
Join Book Case leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of the banned book Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence. Copies available at the Circulation Desk.
You Are Not Alone: Our Loved Ones Are Here – You’re Just Not Listening
Saturday, October 5, 1 p.m.
Author, medium, and paranormal investigator Sydney Sherman will give an enlightening talk about why and what we believe about the paranormal and the afterlife and offer guidance on how to connect with your loved ones. Copies of her book will be available for signing.
Cookbook Club: Cookbook Discussion Group
Monday, October 7, 7 p.m.
Come to the cookbook club for great food and great discussion about the featured cookbook: The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman – author of the immensely popular food blog Smitten Kitchen. Come ready to share your dish and your experiences with the group.
Cozy Mystery Author: Lucy Burdette
Monday, October 21, 7 p.m.
Local author Roberta Isleib, aka Lucy Burdette, will discuss her 11th published mystery Topped Chef, the third installment in the Key West food critic mystery series featuring Hayley Snow, an aspiring food critic and amateur sleuth living in America’s southernmost island paradise. Presented by the Friends of the Library.
Cooking with John Bencivengo
Wednesday, October 23, 7 p.m.
Join Chef John Bencivengo as he teaches you to create some of his new and old favorite recipes. All attendees will get to sample each recipe. Registration begins October 9. $5 per person food charge payable upon registration.
Great! Basement Book Sale
Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tons of great deals on new and gently used books, DVDs, CDs, and more for all ages. Come check it out!
The Edna Project
Saturday, November 2, 1 p.m.
Artists Liz Queler and Seth Farber’s afternoon of music and songs spans folk, bluegrass, rock, and jazz while illuminating the poetry of beloved poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Sponsored by the Shirley Martin Prown Fund.
Art in the Library
September: Oils, pastels, watercolor, charcoal, and photography by Radhika Malhotra and Linda Brinckerhoff.
Reception: Thursday, September 12, 5-7 p.m.
October: Artwork by the senior citizens of Orange.
Reception: Thursday, October 10, 5-7 p.m.