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Case Memorial Library for July 2023

June 22, 2023
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Case Memorial Library for July 2023

Visit our website casememoriallibrary.org and sign up for our weekly email newsletter for updates on events at the library.

Hours

The Library’s hours are as follows: 

  • Monday, Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.;
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Holiday Closings

The Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Program Fees

Programs at the Case Memorial Library are free, except as noted for materials charges, and open to the public.

Registration

Registration is required for all library programs, unless otherwise noted. Register for events at casememoriallibrary.org/events.

Summer Reading

June 17-August 12

The Case Memorial Library has planned a summer full of fun for all ages. Children, teens, and adults are all invited to participate in our summer reading programs and attend exciting free events throughout the summer. Drop by the Library or visit casememoriallibrary.org/summerreading to learn more!

Friends Of The Library Book Sale

Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Storytimes

Music Mondays with Al deCant

Mondays, 10:30 a.m. (No class 7/3 or 7/10)

For children ages 2-7 and families.

Explore music with Orange’s own Singing Principal, Al deCant! Registration is required. This series is generously sponsored by the Shirley Martin Prown Fund.

Family Storytime

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for storytime! This program is primarily for ages 1-5, but siblings and friends are welcome. No registration required.

Events For Children

Take and Make: Juneteenth Flag Craft

Pick up dates: June 19-24

For ages 3-12.

Make a flag to celebrate a newly official state holiday! Summer take and makes are available while supplies last, no registration required. This kit is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Summer STEAM: Circuit Quizzes

Tuesday, June 20, 3 p.m.

For children ages 6-12.

Create a quiz about your favorite subject that lights up when you answer correctly! Registration is required. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Summer STEAM: Penny Boats

Tuesday, June 27, 3 p.m.

For ages 6-12.

Put your engineering skills to the test and see how many pennies your boat can hold before it sinks! Registration is required. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library. 

Take and Make: July 4th Straw Rockets

Pick up dates: July 3-8

For children ages 3-12

Make and launch mini rockets using straw, paper, and your lungs! Summer take and makes are available while supplies last, no registration required. This kit is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Preschool Playtime

Saturday, July 8, 10:30 a.m.

For children ages 2-5.

Come enjoy our mini obstacle course for a morning of fun and peer socialization! Registration is required.

Makerspace: Perler Beads

Tuesday, July 11, 3 p. m.

For children ages 6-12.

Create something unique using fusible perler beads! Registration is required.

Take and Make: Emoji Notebooks

Pick up dates: July 17 -22

For children ages 3-12

Use origami to create mini notebooks out of a sheet of paper! Summer take and makes are available while supplies last, no registration required. This kit is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Tween D&D: Session #1

Monday, July 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

For children ages 8-12.

Now that we know the basics, it’s time to play! Registration is required. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Baby Sensory Playtime

Tuesday, July 18, 10:30 a.m.

For children ages 3 months to 24 months.

Use all your senses to explore our baby-safe sensory stations and meet other babies! Registration is required. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Summer STEAM: Earthquake Towers

Tuesday, July 18, 3 p.m.

For ages 6-12.

Architecture meets engineering as we try to build the tallest (and most disaster-proof) towers out of household items. Registration is required. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Summer STEAM: Weather Science

Tuesday, July 25, 3 p.m.

For ages 6-12.

Create your own homemade thermometer and barometer while you learn about weather science! Registration is required. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Glass Photo Magnets

Thursday, July 27, 3 p.m.

For ages 6-12.

Design a set of glass magnets with drawings and photos! Registration is required. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Take and Make: Make Your Own Kazoo

Pick up dates: July 31- August 5

For children ages 3-12

Use household items to create a musical instrument! Summer take and makes are available while supplies last, no registration required. This kit is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Summer STEAM: Ozobots

Tuesday, August 1, 3 p.m.

For ages 6-12.

Learn how to code an Ozobot and test it with mazes and races! Registration is required.

Preschool Playtime

Saturday, August 5, 10:30 a.m.

For children ages 2-5.

Come enjoy our mini obstacle course for a morning of fun and peer socialization! Registration is required.

Makerspace: 3D Doodlers

Tuesday, August 8, 3 p.m.

For ages 6-12.

Draw in 3D with these special printing pens! Registration is required. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Summer Reading Finale: Magician Ed Popielarczyk

Saturday, August 12, 10:30 a.m.

For children and families

Come enjoy an interactive magic show! Registration is required. This program is generously funded by the Shirley Martin Prown Fund.

Tween D&D: Session #2

Monday, August 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

For children ages 8-12.

The thrilling conclusion of our D&D mini-game! Registration is required. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Events For Teens & Adults

Crochet Club

Saturdays, July 1, August 5, 10 a.m.

For adults.

The Hooked on the Sound Crochet Guild meets monthly to share stitch successes, assist with pattern problems, education, and generally have a great time crocheting. All skill levels are welcome. Bring any crochet project you are working on or one you may need help with. Please bring your own supplies. No registration is necessary. 

Virtual Trivia Night

Thursdays, July 6, August 3, 7 p.m.

Join us on Zoom for a game of general knowledge trivia where players (either individuals or teams of up to three) will compete in three rounds of ten questions each using the application Slides with Friends. The top three winners will receive a prize! This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Book Boxes

July pickup dates: July 24-29

August pickup dates: August 21-26

For adults and rising 7th-12th graders.

Our free monthly book box service! Each month that you register you will pick up a box containing two books selected by our librarians based on your reading preferences for you to borrow as well as some treats and others surprises for you to keep. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins on the first of the month for each box.

Dungeons & Dragons

Saturdays, June 24, July 22, August 19, 2:30 p.m.

For rising 7th-12th graders.

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, and drop-ins are welcome. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Ban This Book! Club

Monday, June 26, 7 p.m.

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison has been one of the top 10 most challenged books for the last decade. Join librarian Rebecca and co-leader Elizabeth Ewen as we discuss this as a work of literature as well as an object of censorship. This program will be held in person at the Library. Registration is required.

Take & Make: Patriotic Votives

Pickup dates: June 26-July 1

For adults and rising 7th-12th graders.

Make your own red, white, and blue votive candles in time for Fourth of July festivities with this take-home craft kit. Registration is required. This kit is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Teen Volunteer Training

Saturday, July 1, 2:30 p.m.

Are you a high school student interested in earning volunteer hours? Come to this training session and learn to be a volunteer shelf manager. The shelf manager position is ideal for students who are highly organized and need a flexible volunteer schedule. Registration is requested. Drop-ins are welcome.

Take & Make: Bubble Tea

Pickup dates: July 3-8

For adults and rising 7th-12th graders.

Make your own bubble tea with this tasty, take-home cooking kit. Registration is required. This kit is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Amigurumi Workshop

Saturday, July 8, 2 p.m.

For adults.

Join our presenter MeganLeighCrafts to create your very own reversible octopus amigurumi craft to take home. All crochet materials (yarn, hook, embroidery needle) will be provided. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

2023 Oscar Film: Living

Monday, July 10, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 12, 1 p.m.

In 1950s London, a humorless civil servant decides to take time off work to experience life after receiving a grim diagnosis. 1 hr. 42 min. PG-13. Registration is required.

Bookcase Discussion

Thursday, July 13, 7 p.m.

Join Bookcase discussion leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li.

Teen Murder Mystery and Pizza Party

Saturday, July 15, 12 p.m.

For rising 7th-12th graders.

One killer. Two murder victims. One inheritance to win. Do you have what it takes to piece it all together? We’ll have pizza for lunch – if you live long enough! This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Teen Take & Make: Paint by Numbers

Pickup dates: July 17-22

For rising 7th-12th graders.

Create your own masterpiece at home with a Vincent Van Gogh paint by numbers kit. Registration is required. This kit is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

2023 Oscar Film: Living

Monday, July 24, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26, 1 p.m.

A West Texas single mother wins the lottery and squanders it just as fast, leaving behind a world of heartbreak. Years later, with her charm running out and nowhere to go, she fights to rebuild her life and find redemption. 1 hr. 59 min. R. Registration is required.

Calligraphy Workshop

Monday, July 31, 7 p.m.

For adults and rising 10th-12th graders.

Learn the basics of modern calligraphy with pointed dip pen and ink in this hands-on workshop led by librarian Rebecca Harlow. Registration is required. Space is limited. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Hot Ones Challenge

Wednesday, August 3, 1 p.m.

For rising 7th-12th graders.

The Hot Ones Challenge will consist of increasingly spicy chicken nuggets covered with sauces from the official Hot Ones Challenge. The winner is the one that makes it through all the rounds without having to cool down. Challenge your friends or come to cheer on participants. This program is not recommended for participants with food allergies. A parental waiver must be signed to participate. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Break-In Bags

Pickup dates: August 7-12

For adults and rising 7th to 12th graders.

Think escape room except instead of trying to break out you’re trying to break in. Solve the puzzles to find the numeric code that will open the lock and free the loot inside! Registration is required. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

2023 Oscar Film: Aftersun

Monday, August 7, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 9, 1 p.m.

Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier. Memories real and imagined fill the gaps between as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t. 1 hr. 42 min. R. Registration is required.

2023 Oscar Film: Causeway

Monday, August 21, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 23, 1 p.m.

A U.S. soldier suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home. 1 hr. 34 min. R. Registration is required.

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