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Case Memorial Library for November & December 2023

November 16, 2023
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Case Memorial Library for November & December 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 Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of observance of Thanksgiving.  The Library will be open on Saturday, November 25.

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.

STORYTIMES

Preschool Storytime

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.

Lapsit Storytime

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.

Toddler Storytime

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

Ozobot Bowling

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.

Tween Dungeons & Dragons: The Sunless Citadel

Monday, November 20, 5:30 p.m.

For tweens in grades 4-6.

A once proud fortress now finds itself in ruin and disarray as an evil has taken root within.  Adventurers, prepare to enter the Sunless Citadel, and discover the secrets of the terrible Gulthias Tree and the druid that harvests from it.  Players of all experience levels welcomed!  Players will start at level 3.  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.

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.

Dungeons & Dragons

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.

Book Boxes

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.

Take & Make Craft Kit: Macrame Star Ornaments

Pickup dates: November 27-December 2

For teens and adults

Learn some basic macramé knots and create your own star ornament with this fun take-home kit.  All supplies will be provided.  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.

Crochet Club

Saturday, 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.

Connected Cooking:  Sufganiyot

Pickup dates:  December 4-9

Create your own sufganiyot, a traditional jelly-filled doughnut for Hanukkah.  Learn about Hanukkah with information from PJ Library and enjoy a tasty treat with this food kit.  Most ingredients will be provided.  This kit was created in partnership with PJ Library and the Jewish Federation of New Haven.  Registration is required.

Quilting Club

Wednesday, 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.

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.

Fall Film:  Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Wednesday, December 13, 1 p.m.

A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress and decides that she must have one of her own.  1 hr. 55 min.  PG.  Registration is recommended; drop-ins are welcome if space permits.

Bookcase Discussion

Thursday, January 11, 7 p.m.

Join Bookcase discussion leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of The Lioness of Boston by Emily Franklin.  This discussion will be held on Zoom.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

Art in the Library

Visit the Library to view a display of artwork by veterans on display November 3-29.

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