Case Memorial Library for November 2023
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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.
The Library will be closed on Saturday, November 11 in observance of observance of Veterans Day.
Programs at the Case Memorial Library are free, except as noted for materials charges, and open to the public.
Registration is required for all library programs, unless otherwise noted. Register for events at casememoriallibrary.org/events.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mondays, 10:30 a.m.
Music, movement, and literacy for our preschool friends! Join us as we get ready for the school years. There will be a craft after the storytime session. Registration is required.
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Little ones and their caregivers are invited to explore books, sing songs, and practice interactive nursery rhymes with Ms. Angela! Registration is required.
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Get the wiggles out with Ms. Angela! Stories, music, dancing, and more fill this high-energy storytime for toddlers and their grownups. Registration is required.
EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Thursday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.
For children and families.
Put on your costume and come down to the library for a special night-time edition of storytime! Registration is required.
Saturday, November 4, 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.
Take and Make: Leaf Hedgehogs
Pick up dates: November 6-11
For children up to age 12.
Turn autumn leaves into a cute hedgehog family! Take and makes are available while supplies last, no registration required.
Lotus Flower Light
Wednesday, November 8, 4 p.m.
For children in grades 1-6.
Get ready for Diwali with a 3D paper lotus that lights up in the center! Registration is required.
Thursday, November 16, 4 p.m.
For children in grades 1-6.
Tiny robots? Check. Coding with Markers? Check. Now, see if you can use an Ozobot to bowl a strike! Registration is required.
EVENTS FOR TEENS & ADULTS
2023 Fall Film: Glass Onion
Wednesday, November 1, 1 p.m.
Tech billionaire Miles Bron invites his friends for a getaway on his private Greek island. When someone turns up dead, Detective Benoit Blanc is put on the case. 2 hr. 19 min. Registration is recommended; drop-ins are welcome if space permits.
Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase discussion leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of Crow Mary by Kathleen Grissom. This discussion will be held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Dungeons & Dragons
Thursday, November 9, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, 2:30 p.m.
For students in grades 7-12.
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. Registration is recommended; drop-ins are welcome if space permits. Please register for only one session per month. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.
10 Tips to Manage Stress
Monday, November 13, 7 p.m.
Stress happens to all of us. Up to 90% of all visits to the doctor’s office are stress-related, according to Harvard. Stress can be considered as much a risk factor for disease as smoking. Why can two people be in the same situation and respond to stress differently? Can going through stressful times without stress be a learned skill? Whatever your age or situation, this presentation will provide 10 tips to manage stress. Everyone will learn a technique to minimize stress and maximize vitality. Registration is recommended, drop-ins are welcome if space permits.
2023 Fall Film: Good Luck to You Leo Grande
Wednesday, November 15, 1 p.m.
Nancy Stokes, a retired school teacher, is yearning for some adventure, and some sex. And she has a plan, which involves hiring a young sex worker named Leo Grande. 1 hr. 37 min. R. Registration is recommended; drop-ins are welcome if space permits.
November pickup dates: November 20-30
For adults and students in grades 7-12.
Our free 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 each month. Please remember to register and complete a form each month you wish to participate.
Ban This Book! Club
Monday, November 27, 7 p.m.
This month we’re discussing two books! Let’s Talk About It is a graphic nonfiction book that has been formally challenged in at least three public libraries in the LION consortium (of which Case Memorial Library is a member). When Aidan Became a Brother is a picture book that received attention in a letter to the editor that appeared in the Labor Day issue of Orange Town News. Join Librarian Rebecca Harlow and co-leader Elizabeth Ewen as we discuss these books as works of literature as well as an object of censorship. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk. Registration is required.
Fall Film: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Wednesday, November 29, 1 p.m.
Movie star Nick Cage is channeling his iconic characters as he’s caught between a superfan and a CIA agent. 1 hr. 47 min. R. Registration is recommended; drop-ins are welcome if space permits.
Wednesdays, November 1, December 6, 10 a.m.
The Quilting Club is a monthly meetup of quilters from the CT Piecemakers Guild who work on their quilting projects. Please bring your own supplies. No registration is necessary.
Saturdays, November 4, December 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
For adults and teens.
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.
Mystery Book Discussion Group
Thursday, December 7, 1 p.m.
Join Librarian Samantha Jasulavic for a discussion of Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart.
Art in the Library
Visit the Library to view a display of artwork by veterans on display November 3-29. A reception will be held in the artists’ honor on Thursday, November 16 from 5-7 p.m.