Case Memorial Library for January & February 2024
Tories, Traitors, and Spies: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut
Thursday, January 25, 7 p.m. on Zoom
Which side are you on? That’s the question that every single person in Connecticut had to answer in 1775, as the thirteen colonies began a rebellion against British rule. Loyalty was not only a matter of words or opinion. For soldiers and civilians alike, loyalty could mean loss of fortune, of friends, and even of life. This Zoom presentation reveals stories — some well-known, some obscure — of Nutmeggers who risked and sacrificed to support their chosen side. Annie O’Brien will take us into this momentous, dangerous, and controversial time in our history. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Dungeons & Dragons Teen Group
Saturday, January 27, 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 2 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.
Take & Make: Hand Embroidery Kit
January 29-February 3
Learn the meditative craft of hand embroidery with this beginner-friendly, love-themed embroidery kit. Instructions and most supplies will be provided. You must provide scissors.
Tween Book Bags
January 29-February 3
For tweens in grades 4-6
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. Bags will be available on Monday, January 29th in the Children's Room.
Ban This Book! Club: All Boys Aren't Blue
Monday, January 29, 7 p.m.
All Boys Aren’t Blue by George Johnson is banned in 19 libraries in 10 different states. Join discussion co-leaders Rebecca Harlow and Elizabeth Ewen as we discuss this as a work of literature as well as an object of censorship. Copies available at the Circulation Desk.
Mystery Book Discussion
Thursday, February 15, 2 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.
The Bookcase Evening Discussion Group
Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of Go As A River by Shelley Read on Zoom. Set amid Colorado’s wild beauty, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story of a resilient young woman whose life is changed forever by one chance encounter. A tragic and uplifting novel of love and loss, family and survival—and hope. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
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Events are free and open to the public, except as noted.