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Case Memorial Library Buzzes with May Events: Book Discussions, Coding, Movie Nights & More

May 15, 2024
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Case Memorial Library Buzzes with May Events: Book Discussions, Coding, Movie Nights & More

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...

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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...

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Take & Make: Glow Stick Fireflies

May 13-18

Have you seen fireflies when the sun goes down? Make your very own recycled firefly that glows in the dark! Participants will need to supply their own bottle, scissors, glue, and makers. Registration is not required. First come, first served.

Ozobots

Wednesday, May 15, 3:45 p.m.

Learn how to code an Ozobot and put the robot through a test of mazes and races! For children ages 6-12.

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Art Reception: Amity Student Show

Thursday, May 16, 5-7 p.m.

Artwork by Amity Regional High School and Amity Middle School Orange students, selected by their teachers. On display through May 30.\n 

Preschool Playtime

Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m.

Come play at our homemade obstacle course designed just for preschoolers! We'll build with blocks, go through tunnels, and jump in and out of hula hoops while going around and around. This event will be held on the back lawn, weather permitting, but in case of rain, we'll be in the Meeting Room.

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Teen Book Box: May

May 20-25

Free book box service for teens in grades 7-12. Each month that you register you will pick up a box containing two hand-selected teen books for you to borrow as well as some treats and others surprises for you to keep. After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with a link to a Google Form. Please be sure to complete this form to finalize your registration and personalize your book box. Please note: You must register and complete the personalization form each month you wish to receive a book box.

Click here to register.\n 

Oscar Film: American Fiction

Monday, May 20, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22, 1 p.m.

A novelist who's fed up with the establishment profiting from Black entertainment uses a pen name to write a book that propels him into the heart of the hypocrisy and madness he claims to disdain. 1 hr. 57 min. R.

Click here to register for Monday, May 20, 6 p.m. Click here to register for Wednesday, May 22, 1 p.m.

Dungeons & Dragons: Teen & Tween End-of-Year Party

Thursday, May 23, 5:30 p.m.

DMs Andi and Luca invite you to a special end-of-year party for both teen and tween D&D players! We will be painting miniature figures (minis) and enjoying pizza and refreshments together to celebrate an awesome year of heroic feats and fantastic adventures. No supplies required.

Click here to register.\n 

Children's Book Bags

 May 27-June 1

Tell about what you like to read and we will pair you with a new favorite! Space is limited. Registration is required. All registered patrons must fill out the additional Google Form sent to their email in order to receive a bag. Please check your spam box. For children in grades 1-3.

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Tween Book Bags

May 27-June 1

Tell about what you like to read and we will pair you with a new favorite! Space is limited. Registration is required. All registered patrons must fill out the additional Google Form sent to their email in order to receive a bag. Please check your spam box. For tweens in grades 4-6.

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Book Sale

Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.\nConducted in our basement by the Friends of the Library.

New! Wednesday Book Group

Wednesday, June 12, 1 p.m.

Join librarian Ellen Miller for an in-person discussion of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Books available to borrow at the Circulation Desk. From the author of the very popular Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, our inaugural discussion will feature The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, an earlier book by Gabrielle Zevin. It’s a story of redemption, some romance, and bit of mystery. Most importantly for this new discussion group, it’s a story about why we love to read and the pleasure of connecting with a great book.

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Events are free and open to the public, except as noted.

Phone: 203-891-2170

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