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April Events at Case Memorial Library: Fruit Candy Tourney, Eclipses & 3D Doodling

July 2, 2024
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Teen March Madness: Tournament of Fruit Candy

March 21-28

Which candy is the champion of fruit?  Find out in our third annual March Madness tournament of candy for teens!  Take home a kit with 16 different candies to taste and vote for your favorites in our online elimination tournament.  Please note this event is strictly for students in grades 7-12.  Kits will not be distributed to adults or students grades 6 or below unless they are picking up for a registered teen.  Click here to register.

Oscar Film: Poor Things

Monday, April 1, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3, 1 p.m.

The fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter.  2 hr. 21 min.  R. 11 Oscar nominations. 4 wins.

Click here to register for Monday, April 1, 6 p.m.

Click here to register for Wednesday, April 3, 1 p.m.

Make & Take:  Solar Eclipse Craft

Saturday, April 6

The solar eclipse will happen on Monday, April 8!  Stop by the library on Saturday to do some eclipse art and pick up some eclipse-safe glasses while supplies last.  Craft supplies and eclipse viewing glasses will be distributed in the Children’s Room on a “first come, first served” basis.

Take & Make:  Ramadan and Eid Lantern Garlands

April 8-13

Ramadan is ending and it’s almost Eid al-Fitr!  Make a beautiful suncatcher garland to bring color and light to your room.  Registration is not required.  Take & Makes will be distributed in the Children’s Room on a “first come, first served” basis.

Oscar Film: Zone of Interest

Monday, April 15, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17, 1 p.m.

Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Hoess and his wife Hedwig strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden beside the camp.  1 hr. 45 min.  R.

Click here to register for Monday, April 15, 6 p.m.

Click here to register for Wednesday, April 17, 1 p.m.

3D Doodlers

Tuesday, April 16, 2:30 p.m.

Build models and get creative with our hand-held 3D printers!  Registration is required.  For children in grades K-6.  Click here to register.

STEAM Activity:  Seed Bombs

Wednesday, April 17, 2:30 p.m.

Make a “seed bomb” with native, pet-safe wildflowers!  For children in preschool to 2nd grade.  Click here to register.

Dungeons & Dragons Teen Group

Saturday, April 20, 2:30 p.m.

Go on adventures!  Fight monsters!  Save the world!  Claim loot!  Dungeons & Dragons is a cooperative, storytelling tabletop roleplaying game where you and other players take on the roles of different characters within a fantasy story.  This program runs monthly.  Drop-ins are welcome and strongly encouraged to bring a LEVEL 4 character sheet (in the event that a player does not have one, a premade character sheet will be provided). Minimal knowledge of D&D gameplay is required for this session.  Click here to register.

Mystery Book Discussion

Thursday, May 2, 2 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of The Secret History by Donna Tartt.  Richard Papen had never been to New England before his nineteenth year.  Then he arrived at Hampden College and quickly became seduced by the sweet, dark rhythms of campus life, in particular by an elite group of five students, Greek scholars, worldly, self-assured, and at first glance, highly unapproachable.  Yet as Richard was accepted and drawn into their inner circle, he learned a terrifying secret that bound them to one another, a secret about an incident in the woods in the dead of night where an ancient rite was brought to brutal life and lead to a gruesome death.  And that was just the beginning...Click here to register.

The Bookcase Evening Discussion Group

Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m.

Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens.  This program will be held on Zoom.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

In a small southern town where loyalty to family and to “your people” carries the weight of a sacred oath, defying those unspoken rules can be a deadly proposition.  Click here to register.

Ban This Book! Club:  Flamer

Monday, May 13, 7 p.m.

Flamer was tied with Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer as the most banned book in PEN America’s Index of School Book Bans, Fall 2022. It has been singled out by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the book-banning group Moms for Liberty, whose concerns include that it contains “alternate sexualities.” Join us as we discuss this as a work of literature as well as an object of censorship. Discussion led by Librarian Rebecca Harlow. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk. Registration is required.It's the summer between middle school and high school, and Aiden Navarro is away at camp. Everyone's going through changes--but for Aiden, the stakes feel higher...Click here to register.


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