Upcoming Events At The Case Memorial Library

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May 032018

Case Memorial Library

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, is hosting some excellent programs this month.

Oscar Film: Lady Bird
Monday, May 7, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9, 1 p.m.

1 hr. 34 min. R. In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.


Film: On Golden Pond
Tuesday, May 8, 2 p.m.
Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea’s new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms. 1 hr. 49 min.

Art in the Library Reception

Thursday, May 10, 5-7 p.m.
In honor of the current exhibit: Art by the Bridgeport Art League, on view May 2-30.


An Afternoon with Ann Nyberg: Remembering Katharine Hepburn
Saturday, May 12, 1 p.m.
Ann Nyberg, author & WTNH-TV’s anchor and reporter, will discuss and sign copies of her recently published book, Remembering Katharine Hepburn: Stories of Wit and Wisdom about America’s Leading Lady. Presented by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required.


Oscar Film: I, Tonya
Monday, May 14, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16, 1 p.m.

2 hr. R. Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises through the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.


Film: Woman of the Year
Tuesday, May 15, 2 p.m.
Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess’ hectic lifestyle. 1 hr. 54 min.

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


Material Girls Continues Tradition of Collecting Toys For Yale Toy Closet

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Dec 022013

Kristina Kaoud, Ann Nyberg and RJ Kaoud at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.

Kristina Kaoud, Ann Nyberg and RJ Kaoud at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.

Material Girls, 463 Boston Post Road, is collecting toys for the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Toy Closet, a tradition owner Kristina Kaoud started several years ago with her children.

The Toy Closet program was founded by News 8 anchor Ann Nyberg 20 years ago, in 1993. The purpose is to provide pediatric patients at the hospital (including those receiving outpatient services) with a new toy.

Kaoud family learned about the closet while visiting a friend’s child at the hospital. Their children were so moved by the idea that they asked their parents if they could do something to help.

Kristina has been collecting toys at Material Girls, and Jim has done the same at Kaoud Oriental Rugs for several years. In return, each business offers a discount on purchases with the donations.

You may drop off your donation (No plush please — hospital rules) during the regular business hours or during special events.

Material Girls is running promotions including discounts on purchases, or gifts for the next few weeks.  Get a start to your holiday shopping, while supporting a great charity.

Suggested Donations (from the Toy Closet Brochure)

All toys/gifts should be new, unwrapped and sized so the closets can accommodate them. Plush toys are not accepted due to hospital infection control standards.


(Ages Newborn – 3)

Infant Toys, baby rattles, new books, building blocks, sorting toys, musical toys, soft balls, soft toys.


(Ages 4-12)

Building toys, craft kits, cars, trucks, new books, videos, coloring books, crayons, games, dolls, art supplies, sports equipment.


Journals, handheld games, art and craft kits, jewelry, cosmetics, sports equipment, games, school supplies, new books, calculators, models, building toys, flash drives, CD players.

Another Toy Drop Off Point in Orange Announced

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Nov 302012

The Orange Coldwell Banker Office

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Orange has been designated as a local drop site for the Yale Toy Closet program this year.

Founded in 1993 by Ann Nyberg, WTNH News 8 anchorwoman, the Toy Closet helps insure that pediatric patients come away from their hospitalization with a pleasant memory. In addition, the toys serve as gifts for special occasions such as birthdays and holiday celebrations for hospitalized children. Toys, gifts and financial contributions are needed throughout the year. The success of the Toy Closet program is directly related to community involvement.

The Orange office, located at 564 Racebrook Road, will be accepting donated toys through December 14th. Once the reception area of the office is full of toys, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage staff and sales associates will deliver the toys to the Yale Toy Closet.

For more information about the Yale Toy Closet collection, please contact Aileen DeFeo at (203) 795-6000. A list of toy suggestions is also available upon request.