It’s Happening At The Library This Month

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Dec 052019

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, offers the following activities and events this month.

Fall Film: The Farewell
Monday, December 9, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 1 p.m.

A Chinese family discover their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. PG. 1 hr. 40 min.

Lapsit Storytime with Musical Folk
Tuesday, December 10, 10:30 a.m.
For babies and toddlers up to two years old.  Little ones and caregivers will play with shaker eggs, use movement scarves, and learn simple songs from around the world with Christina Montanari.  Then, stick around for playtime after class! Registration is not required and all materials will be provided.

Hygge Holiday Party for Teens

Tuesday, December 10, 3:30 p.m.
For teens in grades 7-12. Get in the hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) mindset with this peaceful holiday party for teens. Create a needle felted ornament to hang on your tree or in your locker and enjoy customized hot cocoa at our hot cocoa bar. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Chess Club
Wednesday, December 11, 3:45 p.m.
For children and tweens in grades 1-6.  Come join our chess club! This club is open to beginners and experienced players. During our meetings, children and tweens will be able to learn about this strategic board game and play against other club members. Feel free to bring your own chess board as the library has a small supply.

The Bookcase Evening Book Discussion Group
Thursday, December 12, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of Trinity by Louisa Hall.

Hot Chocolate Slime
Monday, December 16, 3:45 p.m.
For children in grades 1-3.  Enjoy the delicious scent of hot chocolate with this winter-themed sensory slime.  Please note: this slime is not meant to be eaten.  Children’s skin may come into contact with the following ingredients: white glue, baking soda, contact lens solution, brown food coloring and/or unsweetened cocoa powder, and dried marshmallows.  Registration is required.

Tween Cookie Decorating Class
Wednesday, December 18, 3:45 p.m.
For children ages 9-12.  Frost, sprinkle, and decorate cookies with ShopRite’s Registered Dietician, Courtney Huggins. Registration is required.

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


It’s Happening At The Library, Several Great Subjects From Which To Choose

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Jan 242019

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, offers the following programs and events for children, teens, and adults.

Connecticut 169 Club
Monday, January 28, 7 p.m.
Learn about Connecticut 169 Club, the travel guide to all 169 of Connecticut’s towns, with author Marty Podskoch. Local contributors Ginny Reinhard of Orange, Martha German of Woodbridge, and Art Stowe of Milford will be present to discuss the unique history and local attractions of their towns and sign books.

Tween Advisory Group (TWAG)
Tuesday, January 29, 3:45 p.m.
Tell us what to do! Join our tween advisory group (TWAG) and help us make the library a better place for our tweens! As a member of TWAG, tweens will be able to brainstorm and help plan programs that they want to see at the library, as well as recommend books for our collection. This is a great opportunity for tweens to make their voices heard at the library! Our TWAG meetings will run once a month for tweens in grades 4-6. Pizza will be served. Registration is required. Click below, stop by the Children’s Room or call the Library to sign up!

Teen Cooking Class
Thursday, January 31, 3:30 p.m.
Learn to cook tasty treats with ShopRite’s Registered Dietician Courtney Huggins. For students in grades 7-12.


Take Your Child to the Library Day: A Palo Seco Flamenco Company
Saturday, February 2, 11 a.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  For children and families of all ages.  Olé!  Saturday, February 2, 2019 is Take Your Child to the Library Day and we’re celebrating with A Palo Seco Flamenco Company of New York CIty.  Experience the energy of a live flamenco performance and learn more about the history and culture of Andalusia where the style first began.  This event will fill up quickly, so reserve your space early!  Registration is required.


3-5 Year Old Story Time: Teddy Bear Clinic with DOCS Urgent Care of Orange
Monday, February 4, 10:30 a.m.
For children ages 3-5.  Bring your favorite teddy bear, doll, or other cuddly pal and meet a very special guest from DOCS Urgent Care of Orange!  We’ll learn about germs, how to stay healthy, and more.  Registration is required.


Tech Help Appointments
Tuesday, February 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Need tech help? Schedule a fifteen-minute appointment! Our librarians can answer questions about downloading e-books and audiobooks; using your device or laptop; Microsoft Office applications; using the Internet; basic computing; and more. Note: This program offers basic technology assistance. We are unable to help with broken hardware, viruses, and other advanced issues. Please bring any relevant usernames and passwords with you. Call the Reference Desk at 203-891-2170 to schedule your appointment.

Bad Art Competition
Wednesday, February 6, 3:30 p.m.
Put your artistic skills to the test and compete in our bad art competition. Children will be given 45 minutes to make the “worst” piece of art. At the end of 45 minutes, our judge will select a winner, and the lucky child will go home with a tacky trophy. For children ages 7-9. Registration is required. Click below, stop by the Children’s Room or call the Library to sign up!

OzoBot Valentines
Thursday, February 7, 5:45 p.m.
For children ages 6-10.  Make a heartwarming STEM Valentine with the help of our OzoBots!  After we finish creating, kids are encouraged to bring their own camera phones and iPads to film their creations in action.  Then, they can send their Valentine videos to friends and family.  Please be advised: to avoid running over time, registrants are advised to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Registration is required.


Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.



It’s Happening at The Library This Month

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Jan 062019

The Case Memorial Library176 Tyler City Road, offers the following events this month.

Q-Tip Wars
Monday, January 7, 3:45 p.m.
Ever wonder how an airplane is able to fly? Come find out at our Q-Tip Wars program! Tweens will learn about aerodynamics and play a game of Q-tip war! Not sure what Q-tip war is? Check out this video to get a rundown of the game! Please note that tweens will be crawling around on the carpet. For tweens grades 4-6. Registration is required.

Art in the Library Reception
Thursday, January 10, 5-7 p.m.

In honor of the current exhibit: Oil paintings by Patty Meglio, watercolors by Pauline Zambarano, and fine jewelry by Lee Keekendorf.

Arts for Learning CT

Saturday, January 19, 10:30 a.m.
For children and families.  This event was generously donated by the Micinilio and Ross families of Connecticut and New York in honor of the late Michael Micinilio, the talented and accomplished visual artist. Join us for a reading of “Everyone,” by Christopher Silas Neal, and join New Haven artist Alex Novak Foster in creating your very own portion of an art project that will be displayed at Case Memorial Library!  Registration is required.

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

It’s Happening This Week At The Case Memorial Library

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Aug 162015

The Case Memorial Library.

The Case Memorial Library.

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, has the following events scheduled for this week. 

The Bookcase Book Discussion Group
Monday, August 17 at 7 p.m.

The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland: Lena sits alone turning recorded stories into print, until she encounters a story that shatters the reverie her life has become. Discussion led by Toby Zabinski. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.

Teen Craft: Marbled Clay Ring Dishes
Tuesday, August 18, 2-3 PM

Create a customized, marbled ring dish with oven-bake clay. Please bring a small (6-8-inch) oven-safe bowl. All other supplies will be provided.

Children’s Film: Big Hero 6
Wednesday, August 19 at 1 PM

Come see this Oscar-winning Disney film about a band of heroes on our big screen! Rated PG. Refreshments will be served.

Children’s End-of-Summer-Reading Party
Friday, August 21 at 11 AM

Al deCant will perform “Music for Little Superstars.” Raffle drawings will be held and certificates awarded to summer reading participants who have read 5 or more books. Refreshments will be served.

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

Fall Events At the Case Memorial Library for Kids, Tweens, Teens, and Adults

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Sep 032013

Case Memorial Library

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;

Saturday 10-4.

The Library will be closed on Monday, October 14 in observance of Columbus Day.

Registration is highly recommended for all Library programs.


Weekly Storytimes

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.

Two-Year-Old Storytime

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.



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.