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Case Memorial Library Revs Up for Summer with Reading, Movies, Crafts & More

July 2, 2024
Time to read:
A large building with a flagpole in front of it. Case Memorial Library in Orange, Connecticut.

Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday, June 15

Kick off the summer in style! Drop by the children's room on Saturday, June 15 and sign up for summer reading in person. You'll get a welcome packet and a free tote bag to decorate while supplies last. Get ready to Read, Renew, and Repeat with us in Summer 2024! You can also sign up online at or by using the ReadSquared app on your phone.

Make and Take Craft of the Week

Monday, June 17, 2-4 p.m.

Drop in to the children's room to make our Craft of the Week! Make it here, take it home. No registration required, available while supplies last.

Oscar Film: Nyad

Monday, June 17, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 19, 1 p.m.

The remarkable true story of athlete Diana Nyad who, at the age of 60 and with the help of her best friend and coach, commits to achieving her life-long dream: a 110-mile open ocean swim from Cuba to Florida. 2 hr. 13 min. PG-13.

Click here to register for Monday, June 17, 6 p.m.

Click here to register for Wednesday, June 19, 1 p.m.

Eco-Friendly Slime

Thursday, June 20, 3 p.m.

For children in grades 1-6. Learn how to make slime that is both fun to play with and better for the environment! Registration is required.

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Tween D&D

Saturday, June 22, 2:30 p.m.

For tweens in grades 3-6 (2024-2025 academic year). School may be out, but that doesn't mean swords (and skills) should get rusty! Welcome to Tasha's Insanely Awesome, Extra Hardcore Summer Camp For Young Adventurers, a training ground for the next generation of heroes. Learn how to beat dangerous foes, solve puzzles, make daring escapes, and value the real treasure: the friends we make along the way.

Players of all experience levels welcomed! Players will start at level 1. New players should come a few minutes early for a quick crash course.

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Take & Make: Cyanotypes

June 24-29

For adults and teens entering grades 7-12. Create your own monoprint on cyanotype fabric with this take-home craft kit. Cyanotype is an antique photographic process distinctive for producing Prussian blue monochromatic prints. Instructions and most supplies will be provided. You must provide objects to print and water.

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Teen Book Box: June

June 24-29

Free book box service for teens in grades 7-12. Each month that you register you will pick up a box containing two hand-selected teen books for you to borrow as well as some treats and other surprises for you to keep. After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with a link to a Google Form. Please be sure to complete this form to finalize your registration and personalize your book box. Please note: You must register and complete the personalization form each month you wish to receive a book box.

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Children's Take & Make: Independence Day Bubble Wands

June 24-29

Get ready for Independence Day with an explosion of bubbles! Grab a kit and make your own bubble wand. Kits are available in the children's room on a first come, first served basis.

Summer Baby Playtime

Monday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.

Come to the library for a baby playtime! Babies up to 24 months can join us and our toy collection in the meeting room for some baby-safe toy fun and social interaction. Registration is NOT required, but you can register in order to receive reminder emails.

Click here to register.

STEAM Challenge: Oil Spill Cleanup

Thursday, June 27, 3 p.m.

What happens after an oil spill? Get ready to test your ideas and save the planet in this clean-up simulation. For children in grades 1-6.

Click here to register.

Children's Take & Make: Flashlight Search

July 8-13

Make your very own flashlight search game. Use markers to decorate your bag and use the paper flashlight to light up your art. First come, first served.

The Bookcase Evening Discussion Group

Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m.

Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. This discussion will take place on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder....

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Concert: Marc Berger

Saturday, July 13, 2 p.m.

Marc Berger & Ride bring a well choreographed mix of deep country folk songs with touches of bluegrass, roots, Americana, a little spicy cajun, and even a little indie with an effects laced lead acoustic guitar. It’s near impossible to sit through a set without feeling a musical kinship to something in every song, even if it’s just the basic joy of watching a well seasoned band rip through every song as if it was the final number of their farewell tour. Marc has performed at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival and The Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts.

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Mystery Book Discussion

Thursday, July 18, 2 p.m.

Join discussion leader Donna DiMassa and Librarian Rebecca Harlow for a discussion of Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto.

Sixty-year-old self-proclaimed tea expert Vera Wong enjoys nothing more than sipping a good cup of Wulong and doing some healthy ‘detective’ work on the internet (AKA checking up on her son to see if he’s dating anybody yet). But when Vera wakes up one morning to find a dead man in the middle of her tea shop, it’s going to take more than a strong Longjing to fix things. Knowing she’ll do a better job than the police possibly could – because nobody sniffs out a wrongdoing quite like a suspicious Chinese mother with time on her hands – Vera decides it’s down to her to catch the killer. Nobody spills the tea like this amateur sleuth....

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Ban This Book Club

Monday, August 12, 7 p.m.

Join librarian Rebecca Harlow as we discuss Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo as a work of literature and an object of censorship. This book has been banned, restricted, or challenged in libraries in 15 states, including Connecticut. It is a National Book Award winner, a Stonewall Award winner, a Printz Honor book, and received an Asian American and Pacific Islander Librarians Award for Literature.

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