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Upcoming Events for Children, Teens and Adults At The Library

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Jul 282020
 

The Case Memorial Library is here to serve the community.  We are temporarily closed to the public, but we continue to provide services and develop new programs to meet your needs.  

We are currently providing the following services:

  • Our public computers may be used by appointment only. Call 203-891-2170 or email reference@casememoriallibrary.org to make an appointment. Time slots for computer use are 10-11 a.m., 2-3 p.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m., and 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Monday and Thursday evenings only). 
  • Holds can be placed on library materials through our online catalog, by phone, or by email.  When the items you request are available, we will call you to schedule a curbside pickup.  Hours for curbside pickup are Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We have online programs that are free and open to the public.  

EVENTS FOR ADULTS 

Book Discussions

Online Mystery Book Discussion

Thursday, August 13, 1 p.m.

Join Librarian Samantha Jasulavic for an online discussion of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. This discussion will take place on Zoom- please note that registration is required, as for online security reasons only registered attendees will be able to attend this event. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link via email before the event. Please call the library or contact Samantha at sjasulavic@casememoriallibrary.org to place a hold on a copy of the book.

Online Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Chat

Thursday, August 27, 6 p.m.

Do you have a new favorite science fiction or fantasy author you’d like to share or are you currently re-reading one of the classics and want to geek out over it with others? Come join Librarians Tom and Jonathan online for our very first Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Chat. All are welcome. Registration is required (you will receive a Zoom link the day before the chat).

EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 

Online 3-5 Year Olds Storytime

Monday, August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 10:30 a.m.
For children ages 3-5.  Preschoolers are invited to join Ms. Michelle for stories, music, and movement!  Registration is required. Please note: All registrants with a valid email address will be sent a link for storytime.  For security reasons, we are unable to admit non-registrants to this program.

Online Lapsit Storytime

Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18, and 25, 10:30 a.m.
For babies and toddlers up to two years old.  Little ones and their caregivers are invited to this virtual storytime with Ms. Michelle!  We’ll play with puppets, sing our favorite songs, explore books together, and more.  Registration is required. Please note: All registrants with a valid email address will be sent a link for storytime.  For security reasons, we are unable to admit non-registrants to this program.

Online 2-Year-Old Storytime

Wednesdays, August 5 and 12, 10:30 a.m.
For children ages 2-3.  Experience music and movement, dive into picture books, and sing your favorite songs with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is required. Please note: All registrants with a valid email address will be sent a link for storytime.  For security reasons, we are unable to admit non-registrants to this program.

Tween Take & Make: Cyanotypes

Kit pickup: Thursday, August 6-Saturday, August 8

For tweens going into grades 4-6. One of the earliest forms of photography, cyanotypes use the sun to imprint white silhouettes onto rich blue backgrounds. Learn about the first book of photographs and create your own unique print to take home! Participants may bring flowers, leaves, or small objects from home to use in their design. This activity requires the use of lemon juice and paper coated with ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide. Registered participants will be able to pick up their take-home kit between Thursday, August 6, and Saturday, August 8.

Tween Virtual Chill and Create

Thursday, August 6, 2-3 p.m.

For tweens going into grades 4-6.  Working on a drawing? Making a graphic novel? Practicing your knitting skills? Whatever motivates you to be creative, you’ll be welcome at our tween socially-distanced social hour! Join us via Zoom as we share our projects and our ideas.  Registered participants will receive a link to our Zoom session on Tuesday, August 4.

Take & Make: Rapunzel Rescue Challenge

Kit pickup: Thursday, August 13-Saturday, August 15

For children entering grades 1-3. Engineer a clever escape for Rapunzel and save the day using your imagination!  All materials will be provided.  Registered participants may pick up their take-home kits via curbside pickup from Thursday, August 13 to Saturday, August 15.  Adult supervision strongly recommended. Registration is required.  

Take & Make: Geology Slime

Kit pickup: Thursday, August 20-Saturday, August 23

For children entering grades 1-3. Mix a cool sensory concoction full of gemstones and minerals.  All materials will be provided.  Registered participants may pick up their take-home kits via curbside pickup from Thursday, August 20 to Saturday, August 23.  Use of food coloring is optional.  Adult supervision strongly recommended.  Registration is required.  

EVENTS FOR TEENS

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons

Thursday, August 6, 5:30 p.m.

For students in grades 7-12 (minimum age 13). Join us as we play Dungeons & Dragons Online with our Adult Services Librarian Tom, who is an experienced gamemaster. We will be using the Roll20 platform for this program, which is safe, free, and easy to use. Bring your imagination and we’ll do the rest! Registered participants will receive a link to the game session on Roll20 on Tuesday, August 4.

The Library will be closed Saturday, September 5, and Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.

New Year, New Events At The Library

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Jan 042020
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, just released its first event listings of the New Year.

Art in the Library Reception
Thursday, January 9, 5-7 p.m.
In honor of the current exhibit: Pastels and watercolors by Janice Blanck. Abstracts by Sam Kirby.

Emoji Paint Workshop
Thursday, January 16, 5:45 p.m.
For tweens in grades 4-6.  Paint your own emoji on canvas to take home.  Please be advised that we will be using acrylic paint which may permanently stain clothing.  Please dress accordingly.  Registration is required.

Chess Club
Saturday, January 18, 11 a.m.
For children and tweens in grades 1-6.  Learn about this strategic board game and play against other club members. This club is open to beginners and experienced players. Feel free to bring your own chess board as the library has a small supply. Registration is required.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.
Phone: 203-891-2170
https://www.casememoriallibrary.org

 

Celebrate Hanukkah at Congregation Or Shalom on Friday Night

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Dec 042018
 

Come to Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange for a fun-filled evening of Hanukah Celebration on Friday, Dec. 7.
The menorah lighting will take place in the lobby at 7 p.m. sharp, and then everyone will gather in the Sanctuary for the dedication of the new Marty Zwerdling Hanukah Menorah, followed by a brief Friday night service.
A Oneg Shabbat will follow, featuring a magic show, latkes, and chocolate gelt!
Children of all ages are invited.

A Look Back: Orange Strawberry Festival In Photos

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Jun 202017
 

Orange Congregational Church Strawberry Festival took place on the Orange Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event included an expanded Arts and Craft Fair and Home Show with live music, hayrides, children’s events, a Red Car Show and fabulous food, including sausage and peppers, burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, strawberry shortcake, sundaes, and chocolate-dipped berries.

Here are a few photos from the event.

 

Are You Ready For The Orange Strawberry Festival?

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Jun 102017
 

Years ago, the little Orange Congregational Church Strawberry Festival moved from the Town Green to the Orange Fairgrounds and that is where it will be again this year on Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free parking/Free admission

Come join the expanded Arts and Craft Fair and Home Show at the 9th Annual Strawberry Festival featuring live music, hayrides, children’s events, a Red Car Show and fabulous food, including sausage and peppers, burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, strawberry shortcake, sundaes, and chocolate-dipped berries.

Don’t forget to bring home a jar of jam or one of the church’s famous strawberry rhubarb pies (they’re amazing!)

If you are a vendor and would like to display your wares, sign up to get a table now.

Schedule of Events

  • 9 AM ­­–Pancake Breakfast
  • 10 AM-3 PM –Red Car Show
  • 11 AM- 12 Noon –Hay Rides
  • 12 Noon -12:45 PM –Al DeCant – Children’s Entertainment
  • 1 PM-5 PM–Furious George- classic rock
  • 2 PM-3 PM–Magician -Bryan Lizotte
  • 4 PM –Pie Eating Contest

All Day

60+ Vendors
Artisans, antiques, local businesses, and service organizations
Rides, Face Painting, Children’s Games

The rain date is Sunday, June 11, same place and time.

Next Week’s Program Schedule for The Case Memorial Library

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Jul 242014
 

The Case Memorial Library.

The Case Memorial Library.

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following events next week:

Oscar Film: The Book Thief

Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, July 30 at 1 p.m. (with subtitles)

During World War II in Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, her adoptive parents are sheltering a Jewish refugee. 

Children’s Paper-Making Craft

Wednesday, July 30, 11 a.m.

For ages 6-10. Outside at the sitting wall; in the Craft Room if it is raining. Limited to 20 children. Reserve your space now.

Make it Yourself: Water Balloon Luminaries

Thursday, July 31, 2-3:30 p.m.

For students entering 6-12 grades. Create a unique luminary using hot wax and water balloons.

Teddy Bear Picnic Storytime

Thursday, July 31 at 4 p.m.

For ages 2-5. Bring a snack; Library will provide juice.

 

Events are free and open to the pubic. Pre-register in person or by phone 203-891-2170.