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Case Memorial Library for September 2023

August 31, 2023
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Case Memorial Library for September 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 September 4 or 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

Take and Make: Constellation Lamps

Pick up dates: September 11-16

For children in grades 1-6

Make your own constellation lamp and turn your room into the night sky! Take and makes are available while supplies last; no registration required.

Preschool Playtime

Saturday, September 23, 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: Owl Puppets

Pick up dates: September 25-30

For children ages 1-5

Practice your shapes and colors with this paper bag owl puppet! Take and makes are available while supplies last; no registration required.

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.

Room on the Broom Screening and Craft

Saturday, October 21, 3 p.m.

For children and families

Join us for a child-friendly screening of this classic Halloween film. Make your own wand while supplies last. 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

Quilting Club

Wednesdays, September 6, October 4, 1 p.m.

For adults

The Quilting Club is a monthly meetup of quilters. Please bring your own supplies. No registration is necessary.

Crochet Club

Saturdays, September 9, October 7, 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.

Ban This Book! Club

Monday, September 11, 7 p.m.

Join Librarian Rebecca Harlow and co-leader Elizabeth Ewen for a discussion of A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. The ACOTAR series was one of the most frequently challenged series in 2022, with 36 recorded challenges. The second book in the series, A Court of Mist and Fury is on the 2022 Top 10 Most Frequently Challenged Books list by ALA. A Court of Thorns and Roses is banned in at least one library in Florida, South Carolina, North Dakota, Texas, and Utah. Join us as we discuss this book as a work of literature and an object of censorship.

Bookcase Discussion

Thursday, September 14, 7 p.m.

Join Bookcase discussion leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of No Two Persons by Erica Bauermeister. This discussion will be held in person at the Library. Registration is recommended, drop-ins are welcome if space permits.

Book Boxes

September pickup dates: September 28-23

October pickup dates: October 23-28

For adults and students in grades 7-12

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. Please remember to register and complete a form each month you wish to participate.

2023 Fall Film: Till

Wednesday, September 20, 1 p.m.

In 1955, after Emmett Till is murdered in a brutal lynching, his mother vows to expose the racism behind the attack while working to have those involved brought to justice. 2 hr. 10 min. PG-13. Registration is recommended, drop-ins are welcome if space permits.

Concert: Sea Chanteys with Littlefield and Morneault

Saturday, September 23, 2 p.m.

A concert of sea chanteys with performers David Littlefield and Joseph Morneault. Registration is recommended, drop-ins are welcome if space permits.

Hot Ones Challenge To Go

Pickup dates: September 25-30

For adults and students in grades 7-12

Challenge your friends and family to the Hot Ones Challenge at home! This kit will consist of increasingly spicy hot sauces from the official Hot Ones Challenge. This program is not recommended for participants with food allergies. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required.

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.

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.

Dungeons & Dragons

Saturday, October 7, 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. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

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.

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.

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