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Case Memorial Library for October 2023

September 28, 2023
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Case Memorial Library for October 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 Saturday, September 2 and Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day and on Monday, October 9 in observance of Columbus 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.

Friends Of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.  No storytime on October 9.

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

Preschool Playtime

Saturday, October 7, 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.

Family Take and Make: Oreo Mummies

Pick up dates:  October 9-14

For children and families

Make a tasty and spooky treat using Oreos and white chocolate!  Take and makes are available while supplies last; no registration required.

Spooky Slime

Thursday, October 12, 4 p.m.

For children in grades 1-6

Make spooky slime that glows in the dark!  Registration is required.

Tween D&D:  Tournament of Champions

Monday, October 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

For children in grades 3-6

Players will come together to test their wit and might as they battle foes and solve puzzles!  Registration is required.

Makerspace:  Spooky 3D Doodler Art

Thursday, October 19, 4 p.m.

For children in grades 1-6

Make some haunting accessories with our 3D doodlers!  Registration is required.

Chess Club

Saturday, October 21, 11 a.m.

For children in grades 1-6

Come play chess with Paul Nunez, a member of the Chess Federation for over 30 years!  All skill levels are welcome.  Registration is required.

Halloween Storytime

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.

Events For Teens & Adults

Block Printing Workshop

Monday, October 2, 7 p.m.

For adults and students in grades 9-12

Learn to make a basic lino print on paper in this small, hands-on workshop led by Librarian Rebecca Harlow.  We’ll come up with a design, carve a linoleum block, and print our designs on paper.  Registration is recommended; drop-ins are welcome if space permits.  Space is limited.

2023 Fall Film:  The Woman King

Wednesday, October 4, 1 p.m.

A historical epic inspired by true events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.  2 hr. 15 min. PG-13.  Registration is recommended, drop-ins are welcome if space permits.

Quilting Club

Wednesdays, October 4, November 1, 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, October 5, 1 p.m.

Join Librarian Samantha Jasulavic for a discussion of Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Morena-Garcia.

Teen Craft:  Halloween Spell Books

Thursday, October 5, 5:30 p.m.

For students in grades 7-12

Get spooky with us in October and make a creepy Halloween spell tome craft out of an old book!  All materials will be provided.  Registration is recommended; drop-ins are welcome if space permits.

Crochet Club

Saturdays, October 7, November 4, 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.

Dungeons & Dragons

Saturday, October 7, 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 12, 5:30 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.

Cybersafety:  Tips for Seniors

Wednesday, October 11, 1 p.m.

Ever dream of moonlighting as a cyber sleuth?  Cybercrime affects millions of Americans each year, but all it takes is a keen eye and a bit of know-how to spot an attack.  Join Robert Lim, a cybersecurity professional with 20+ years of experience, for an engaging conversation about common scams targeting our elders and basic tips to keep yourself protected.  Registration is recommended; drop-ins are welcome if space permits.  Snacks will be provided.

2023 Fall Film:  The Quiet Girl

Wednesday, October 18, 1 p.m.

Rural Ireland 1981.  A quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer.  She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.  1 hr. 38 min. PG-13.  Registration is recommended; drop-ins are welcome if space permits.

Book Boxes

October pickup dates:  October 23-28

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.

Adult Murder Mystery Party

Monday, October 23, 7 p.m.

There’s been a murder at the roller rink!  Who could have done such a terrible thing to a guy who just wanted to dance…or is that really all he wanted?  Who knows?  Maybe YOU killed him!  Light refreshments will be served.  Registration is recommended; drop-ins are welcome if space permits.

Teen Murder Mystery and Pizza Party

Saturday, October 28, 12 p.m.

For rising 7th-12th graders

There’s been a murder at the roller rink!  Who could have done such a terrible thing to a guy who just wanted to dance…or is that really all he wanted?  Who knows?  Maybe YOU killed him!  Pizza will be served.  Registration is recommended; drop-ins are welcome if space permits.

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.

Bookcase Discussion

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.

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.

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.

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