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

The Highly Anticipated Food Truck Festival Is Friday, May 25

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May 252018

During the first four years, even with some soggy weather, the Race Brook School Food Truck Festival always drew a pretty big crowd.

This Friday’s weather is supposed to be dry, but hot and a little humid as the fifth annual festival hits the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, May 25 from 4-8 p.m.

Race Brook Alum DJ Chris Hughes will provide the entertainment. There will be kids crafts and activities and, of course, Food Trucks!

Bring your appetites, because these fabulous trucks will be serving up their specialties: 744 Express; Cappetta’s Italian Imports; Chompers; Cowabunga Grill; DrewbaQ; Fork In The Road; Four Flours; Golden Spoon jamaican; Halel Food Truck; Lemonade Grenade; Lenny and Joe’s, mamoun’s Falafel Truck; Meriano’s Cannoli Truck, Pierogies On Wheels; Pork Friends & Company; Rice & Beans; Shoreline Prime; Source Buszzy Truck; Spuds Your Way; Sugar; Ted’s Steamed Burgers; The Belgian Bus; and Tipsy Cones.

Pack up the family, grab some friends and bring your wallet, for some, this is the event of the year. Mom doesn’t have to cook!




This Week At The Library

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Dec 282016

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Hurry to see if there are any more openings for these activities at the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road this week.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid “Double Down” Release Party
Wednesday, December 28, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Zoo-wee-mama! We’re hosting a Diary of a Wimpy Kid party and you’re invited (but only if you don’t have the cheese touch). Meet other Wimpy Kids, play some hilarious games, and grab an awesome goody bag to take home! This program is best for children in grades 3-6. All materials will be provided. Registration is recommended in person or by telephone.

STEM Craft: LED Lightboxes
Thursday, December 29, 3 p.m.
For students in grades 6-12. Come learn about simple circuitry and design your own working light box using copper tape, batteries, LED lights, and an alligator clip. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Art in the Library Reception
Thursday, January 5, 5-7 p.m.
In honor of the January exhibit: Oils by Rosemary Serfilipi and watercolors and zentangles by Crystal Streit-Beetham, on view January 5-30.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register in person or by telephone at 203-891-2170.

Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show Coming Back To Orange

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Apr 102015

The Gem show is a wonderful place for children to begin a new hobby.

The Gem show is a wonderful place for children to begin a new hobby.

The New Haven Mineral Club returns to Amity Regional Middle School, 100 Ohman Ave., with its 42nd annual Gem & Mineral & Jewelry Show, April 12.

If you have never been to the show, it is a fun and educational event for people of all ages.

If you’re looking for unique stone jewelry, tumbled or raw stones, carved totem animals, healing crystals or just hope to meet other people with your interests in collecting fossils or crystal mining.

Come to the show and browse through the endless line of dealers and exhibits with their minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, crystals, metaphysical stones and more.

There are door prizes, children’s activities and refreshments, too.

The show takes place Sunday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free parking, Admission is $5 — under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Originally Published on: Mar 30, 2015 @ 15:18

Second Publishing on: Apr 5, 2015 @ 22:08

Final publishing: Apr 12, 2015 @ 10:08