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Wednesday September 3, 2014 -  Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Art Exhibit: Chinese Folk Art by Xiang Jin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Xiang Jin, originally an established artist in China and now a Cheshire resident will have her work featured in an art exhibit in the Mary Baldwin room of the Cheshire Public Library during the month of September.  Xiang, an expert in painting, paper-cut and embroidery, has eleven pieces of art published in the Encyclopedia Collection of China Contemporary Art.  She is the author of  Chinese Meticulous Figure (Portrait) Painting Techniques and has contributed significantly to Chinese Folk Art with her artistic folk art embroidery and paper-cut. Xiang’s use of color and composition across all media is exquisite.   The exhibit at the library will feature many of her embroideries, which appear three-dimensional in their detail.

Environmentally conscious, Xiang Jin has also made original contributions to “Traditional Chinese Meticulous Painting with Heavy Colors” by inventing an incredible and ingenious process to use metal oxides for pigments, thereby helping to preserve mineral ores.

Because of these contributions, Xiang has been asked to hold a critical role in the mission of safeguarding and promoting Chinese folk art.  Xiang Jin says her mission is to introduce traditional Chinese arts to the world. 

Xiang and her family hope that you will have a chance to visit the exhibit from September 3- 30 .  The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, September 13 from 1-3pm.   

Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Tuesday Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ctencza@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.  Enhances children's literacy and social skills.  Children attend without parents/caregivers to create a sense of independence.  Dates in this series include September 9, 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 14

For children ages 3 to Kindergarten.

Registration starts on August 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
anim_dragon 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

If you like reading the Nutmeg books, Lois Lowry, Rick Riordan, Michael Buckley, James Patterson, and more…then this is the club for you!

The Tween Book Club is for kids in grades 4-6. At our meetings we chat about books we've been reading, get ideas for new things to read, have some snacks, and even get a chance to write content for our group's blog!  cheshirelibrarytweens.wordpress.com

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

For a full listing of 2014 dates, please visit the blog (noted above).

    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Book Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Readers are invited to munch pizza, write reviews, and talk about books at our informal monthly meetings. Members help the teen librarian decide which books to buy for the library, contribute book reviews to the Teen Book Blog, discover great new books to read, and sometimes go home with a book too! No registration required, Grades 6—12.

    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Write and Illustrate a Children's Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      bbasel@cheshirelibrary.org
   

How to Write and Illustrate a Children’s Book

The Cheshire Public Library presents children’s book author Julie C. Phillipps on Tuesday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.  Ms. Phillipps will offer useful tips to help aspiring writers get started.  Her presentation will include:

  •  How to familiarize yourself with the picture book genre through research and analysis
  • The craft of writing about characters, personalities, and plot; including and obstacles
  • How to find a suitable publisher and/or agent; and how to craft query letters
  • A series of handouts for audience members to take home

Seating for this event is limited.  Please register online or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

http://www.jcphillipps.com    
    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_wizard_hat 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cheshire Magic:The Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

In Magic: The Gathering, you are counted among the elite spellcasters of the Multiverse—the Planeswalkers. Your deck of cards represents your weapons, containing the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you. (Cards will be provided to play with if you don’t have any of your own.) No registration required, Grades 9—12 and up.

    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:30 AM  -  9:55 AM Mother Goose Time 1 (Birth-age 2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      shartley@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Stories, songs, and finger plays that help develop speech and social skills.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.  Dates for this session include September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15.

Session One is for children ages birth to 24 months.  [Children ages 2 to 3 years should register for Mother Goose 2.]

Registration opens on August 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose Time 2 (ages 2-3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      shartley@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Stories, songs, and finger plays that help develop speech and social skills.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.  Dates for this session include September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15.

Session Two is for children ages 2-3 years old.  [Children ages birth to 24 months should register for Mother Goose 1.]

Registration opens on August 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:55 AM Family Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      shartley@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Resource area of print material, craft activity and age-appropriate toys. Provides opportunities for socialization and development of fine and gross motor skills. Dates in this program series include Sept. 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2, 9, 16.

For children ages 1-3 with parent/caregiver.

Registration required starting on August 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
school_chemistry2 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Gizmos, Gadgets and Goo: TRACK B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Gizmos, Gadgets, and Goo: Mad Scientist's Club offers children a chance to see just how cool science can be! In our hands-on, one-hour science program children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves. For grades 3 - 6. Registration required beginning on August 15th.

Please note that this registration is for TRACK B ONLY (dates include January 9 and 23). Only register for Track A OR Track B (the programs will be duplicated).

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
        There are 2 spaces available.
Friday October 3, 2014 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Silly Song Sing-a-long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      shartley@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Silly Song Sing-a-long is a mix of popular children's songs, musical games, dance movements, and rhythms. Children and adults will be encouraged to participate and act silly along with Edward Leonard and his guitars, drums, and maracas.

This program is designed for children ages 5 and under, but all ages are welcome.

Registration required opening on September 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
        There are 37 spaces available.
 
rec_joystick.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Games Drop-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

No registration required. Nintendo Wii available for group play with ROCK BAND 2, DDR, MARIO KART, BRAWL, and lots more! We’ve got board games too, so come play games and nibble snacks, FTW!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
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Monday October 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Monday Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ctencza@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.  Enhances children's literacy and social skills.  Children attend without parents/caregivers to create a sense of independence.  Dates in this series include September 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6

For children ages 3 to Kindergarten.

Registration starts on August 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
lib_book_bunch1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Cheshire Cats Classics Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      jbartlett@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Cheshire Cats Classics Club

The Cheshire Cats Classics Club meets once per month on a Monday evening at the Cheshire Public Library. For the October meeting, the book club will read All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.  Copies of this book may be borrowed at the library.

Future dates and titles in the Cheshire Cats Classics Club series are November 10, Around the World in 80 Days; and December 8, The War of the Worlds.

There is limited seating for this event.  Please register online at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

For more information regarding this program, contact Jenn Bartlett at jbartlett@cheshirelibrary.org.

    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Gargoyles of Yale University Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      bbasel@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Mathew Duman, will appear Monday, October 6, 7:00 p.m., at the Cheshire Public Library.  Mr. Duman, author and photographer of An Education in the Grotesque : The Gargoyles of Yale University, is a native of Bethany, Connecticut. While attending Central Connecticut State University he studied abroad, which is where he developed a fascination with the grotesque sculptures on the cathedrals of Britain. After taking additional photographic trips to Italy, Africa,

Australia & New Zealand, Duman returned to the New Haven area to work as a photographer and graphic designer. Matt has explored the variety of sculpture found on the buildings of Yale University and has researched and documented these new world grotesques which are much closer but no less interesting than their European counterparts.

Seating for this event is limited.  Please register online or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

http://yalegargoyles.com    
    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
        There are 47 spaces available.
Tuesday October 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Tuesday Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ctencza@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.  Enhances children's literacy and social skills.  Children attend without parents/caregivers to create a sense of independence.  Dates in this series include September 9, 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 14

For children ages 3 to Kindergarten.

Registration starts on August 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org
   

October 7 – Scared Stiff – 1941 - 88 minutes

Nightclub singer Larry Todd (Dean Martin) breaks off his romance with a beautiful showgirl when he realizes she's the girlfriend of a murderously jealous gangster. While on the run, Larry mistakenly believes he kills one of the mobsters and is helped to escape police by heiress Mary Carol, who smuggles Larry and partner Myron Mertz (Jerry Lewis) to Cuba. Mary has inherited a haunted castle on an isolated island and, ignoring ominous warnings and threats, decides to take possession. While there, the trio hunt for a hidden treasure and encounter a ghost, a zombie, and a mysterious killer. No registration required.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
 
rec_origami_crane 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Anime Club Xtra Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

No registration required, Grades 9-12 and up. This group is BYOS (bring your own snacks) and for high school age and up only! Full-length Anime movies and a wider variety of Anime shows will be offered for your viewing pleasure!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Wednesday October 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:30 AM  -  9:55 AM Mother Goose Time 1 (Birth-age 2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      shartley@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Stories, songs, and finger plays that help develop speech and social skills.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.  Dates for this session include September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15.

Session One is for children ages birth to 24 months.  [Children ages 2 to 3 years should register for Mother Goose 2.]

Registration opens on August 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose Time 2 (ages 2-3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      shartley@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Stories, songs, and finger plays that help develop speech and social skills.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.  Dates for this session include September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15.

Session Two is for children ages 2-3 years old.  [Children ages birth to 24 months should register for Mother Goose 1.]

Registration opens on August 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Builders Brigade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Do you love building with Lego blocks or Mega blocks? Then Builders Brigade is the program for you!
This program will occur twice per month for children of all ages (no registration required). NOTE:  Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

NOTE:  Builders Brigade has moved from Tuesdays to Wednesdays for 2014!!

Kids have the opportunity to use their best creativity to design buildings, creatures, and more using Lego and Mega blocks. They can work alone, or in a team with peers. A different theme is picked for each session and kids can build on that theme or build a creation of their own. At the end of each session, kids can put their creations on display at the library for all to see until the next club is scheduled!
Check out the program's blog for cool photos and updates:  cheshirelibrarybuilders.wordpress.com!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:55 AM Family Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      shartley@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Resource area of print material, craft activity and age-appropriate toys. Provides opportunities for socialization and development of fine and gross motor skills. Dates in this program series include Sept. 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2, 9, 16.

For children ages 1-3 with parent/caregiver.

Registration required starting on August 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
holiday_pumpkin 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Halloween Read-Aloud with FEA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      shartley@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Come and read with the Future Educators of America (FEA) from Dodd Middle School! Dress up in Halloween colors to get in the spirit. There will be stories, crafts, and a snack.

For ages 3-6. Registration required starting on October 1st.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday October 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_trophy 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Yu-Gi-Oh: It’s Time to Duel! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

A Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game tournament here at CPL!   Just bring your cards, and join in the fun!  No registration required, Grades 6—12

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
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Saturday October 11, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fab Film Saturdays: FRANKENWEENIE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some great box office kids' movies with Fab Film Saturdays at Cheshire Public Library! 

Frankenweenie (2012). 
From Disney and creative genius Tim Burton (ALICE IN WONDERLAND; THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS) comes the hilarious and offbeat FRANKENWEENIE, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life -- with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.

Running Time 1 hour, 27 minutes.  Rated PG.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Feel free to bring your own snacks!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed for Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday October 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Tuesday Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ctencza@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.  Enhances children's literacy and social skills.  Children attend without parents/caregivers to create a sense of independence.  Dates in this series include September 9, 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 14

For children ages 3 to Kindergarten.

Registration starts on August 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org
   

October 14 – The Uninvited – 1944 – 99 minutes

A pair of siblings (Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey) from London purchase a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price; soon they’re caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night—this gothic Hollywood classic has it all. No registration required.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
 
anim_butterfly_01 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Bookmarks Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

If you like reading books like the My Weird School series, Bink & Gollie, the Mercy  Watson series, and more...then this is the club for you!

Bookmarks is a reading club for kids in grades 1-3.  At each meeting, kids will share the books they've been reading, get ideas for what to read next, and even get a chance to write a book review for the group's blog!  cheshirelibrarybookmarks.wordpress.com

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Snacks will be provided!

The club meets once per month on a Tuesday afternoon from 4-5 PM.

Please visit the blog (noted above) for a full listing of 2014 dates.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
 
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Witchcraft Trials of Connecticut Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      bbasel@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Colonial Connecticut was witness to several witchcraft trials.  Though not as notorious as the infamous Salem witch trials, Connecticut, nonetheless, had its share.  Join Richard Tomlinson, author of Witchcraft Prosecution : Chasing the Devil in Connecticut as he discusses the fears that drove some citizens to seek out and punish accused witches that lived in their community.  Tomlinson will explore the witchcraft trials in 1600s Connecticut and highlight three major trials in Connecticut history: the Hartford Witch Panic of 1662-63; the landmark prosecution of Katherine Harrison of Wethersfield; and the trial of Mercy Disbrow, the last woman convicted of witchcraft in Connecticut, a case that was contemporary with Salem.

Richard Tomlinson is a founder of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc. and serves on its Board of Governors, and is a trustee of the Connecticut Historical Society.  Copies of Tomlinson’s book will be available for purchase.

Seating for this event is limited.  Please register online or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
        There are 48 spaces available.
Wednesday October 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:30 AM  -  9:55 AM Mother Goose Time 1 (Birth-age 2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      shartley@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Stories, songs, and finger plays that help develop speech and social skills.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.  Dates for this session include September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15.

Session One is for children ages birth to 24 months.  [Children ages 2 to 3 years should register for Mother Goose 2.]

Registration opens on August 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose Time 2 (ages 2-3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      shartley@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Stories, songs, and finger plays that help develop speech and social skills.  Children attend with a parent or caregiver.  Dates for this session include September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15.

Session Two is for children ages 2-3 years old.  [Children ages birth to 24 months should register for Mother Goose 1.]

Registration opens on August 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
nat_poppy 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Bobcats in Connecticut Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      bbasel@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Bobcats are common in Connecticut and found in most towns throughout the state.  They have been spotted in Cheshire and in other towns in the region.  Bobcats are stealthy predators; secretive, solitary and seldom observed, tending to hunt and travel in areas of thick cover.  Christine Clark, from Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, will highlight the abilities, adaptations and natural history of the bobcat using slides, video and artifacts.

Seating for this event is limited.  Please register online, or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
        There are 54 spaces available.
Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:55 AM Family Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      shartley@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Resource area of print material, craft activity and age-appropriate toys. Provides opportunities for socialization and development of fine and gross motor skills. Dates in this program series include Sept. 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2, 9, 16.

For children ages 1-3 with parent/caregiver.

Registration required starting on August 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
        There are 3 spaces available.
Friday October 17, 2014 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Cheshire Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

No registration required. Konnichiwa, minna-san! Can't get enough Anime and Manga? Be an "Otaku" and join the Cheshire Anime Club! We'll meet monthly, read and talk about what's hot in the world of Manga, and watch some of the latest Anime releases on the big screen! Japanese snacks (like Ramune and Pocky) will be available for refreshments.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Monday October 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
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Wednesday October 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale: Members-Only Preview Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preview the popular Friends of the Cheshire Public Library Semi-Annual Book Sale.  Memberships can be purchased at the door.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Thursday October 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Friday October 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Halloween Magic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      shartley@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Please join us for a fun-filled Halloween Magic Show with Mr. Magic, Rick Rothstein.  Rick will amaze everyone with his illusions with water and other visual trickery.

Rick Rothstein appeared at the Cheshire Public Library Reading Club Finale in 2013.

For all ages.

Registration required starting on October 1st.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org
   

October 28 – Here Comes Mr. Jordan – 1941 – 94 minutes

Boxer Joe Pendleton, flying to his next fight, crashes...because a Heavenly Messenger, new on the job, snatched Joe's spirit prematurely from his body. Before the matter can be rectified, Joe's body is cremated; so the celestial Mr. Jordan grants him the use of the body of wealthy Bruce Farnsworth, who's just been murdered by his wife. Joe tries to remake Farnsworth's unworthy life in his own clean-cut image, but then falls in love; and what about that murderous wife? No registration required.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
 
anim_dragon 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

If you like reading the Nutmeg books, Lois Lowry, Rick Riordan, Michael Buckley, James Patterson, and more…then this is the club for you!

The Tween Book Club is for kids in grades 4-6. At our meetings we chat about books we've been reading, get ideas for new things to read, have some snacks, and even get a chance to write content for our group's blog!  cheshirelibrarytweens.wordpress.com

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

For a full listing of 2014 dates, please visit the blog (noted above).

    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Book Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Readers are invited to munch pizza, write reviews, and talk about books at our informal monthly meetings. Members help the teen librarian decide which books to buy for the library, contribute book reviews to the Teen Book Blog, discover great new books to read, and sometimes go home with a book too! No registration required, Grades 6—12.

    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
 
misc_none 7:00 PM iPad 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org
   
Learn the basics on how to use the most popular tablet on the market.  This class will cover everything from changing settings to taking photographs.  Please bring your own iPad if possible.  The library has a limited number of iPads participants can use.

Topics covered:
Changing your settings
Securing your iPad for unauthorized use
Downloading Apps
Setting up your email
Organizing your life with iCalendar and Reminders
Photo-taking 101

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_wizard_hat 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cheshire Magic:The Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

In Magic: The Gathering, you are counted among the elite spellcasters of the Multiverse—the Planeswalkers. Your deck of cards represents your weapons, containing the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you. (Cards will be provided to play with if you don’t have any of your own.) No registration required, Grades 9—12 and up.

    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Builders Brigade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Do you love building with Lego blocks or Mega blocks? Then Builders Brigade is the program for you!
This program will occur twice per month for children of all ages (no registration required). NOTE:  Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

NOTE:  Builders Brigade has moved from Tuesdays to Wednesdays for 2014!!

Kids have the opportunity to use their best creativity to design buildings, creatures, and more using Lego and Mega blocks. They can work alone, or in a team with peers. A different theme is picked for each session and kids can build on that theme or build a creation of their own. At the end of each session, kids can put their creations on display at the library for all to see until the next club is scheduled!
Check out the program's blog for cool photos and updates:  cheshirelibrarybuilders.wordpress.com!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Before the Auto: Transportation in Cheshire during the 19th Century. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
Please join local author and historian Richard DeLuca on Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 7pm
as he presents his program “Before the Auto: Transportation in Cheshire during the 19th 
Century.” The program details how turnpikes, the Farmington Canal, steam railroads, and
electric trolleys provided transportation in Cheshire in the nineteenth century. Richard DeLuca
has worked as a transportation planner in Connecticut forover ten years. He is the author 
of “Post Roads and Iron Horses,” which looks at transportation in Connecticut from Colonial
Times to the Age of Steam.  He is currently working on a companion volume which will cover
transportation on Connecticut in the twentieth century.
http://www.cheshirelibrary.org    
    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
        There are 58 spaces available.
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Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Halloween Storytime and Costume Parade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Join Miss Nicole for a Halloween Storytime and Parade in the library! We'll read some stories and then go treak-or-treating around the library!

Be sure to wear your costume!

For ages 8 and under.  Registration required starting on October 1st.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club Halloween Cosplay Extravaganza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Dress up and act like your favorite character: anime or otherwise! Prizes will be awarded for effort and creativity. Japanese refreshments will be provided, but the major event will be the cosplay contest, so start planning your costume and moves today—this is one event you won't want to miss!! No registration required. Grades 6—12.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Monday November 3, 2014 Go To Top
elect_camera 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Ghostly Photographs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      bbasel@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Julie Griffin, paranormal investigator and spirit photographer, will present Ghostly Photographs, at the Cheshire Public Library on Monday, November 3, 7:00 p.m.  She is the author of Ghostly Photographs: Ghost Stories You Can See with Your Own Eyes, copies of which will be available for purchase on the night of the program.  Griffin will tell the tales behind the very real "ghostly" photographs she has taken. They range from balls of energy to full body apparitions.  She will also discuss how to tell the difference between dust, moisture, and other natural objects versus an anomaly.  Griffin has investigated in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Gettysburg is still her favorite location.

Seating for this event is limited.  Please register online or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

http://www.ghostlyphotographs.com    
    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
        There are 56 spaces available.
Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Cheshire Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

No registration required. Konnichiwa, minna-san! Can't get enough Anime and Manga? Be an "Otaku" and join the Cheshire Anime Club! We'll meet monthly, read and talk about what's hot in the world of Manga, and watch some of the latest Anime releases on the big screen! Japanese snacks (like Ramune and Pocky) will be available for refreshments.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Saturday November 8, 2014 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Zumba for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      shartley@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Join Tracy Brody in a great Zumba program designed just for kids!

Zumba is an easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance-fitness program. Classes specifically for kids are formatted in a way to make getting fit fun. kids can just let loose and be themselves. It's referred to as the exercise in disguise. It's an hour filled with energy and routines created to the latest music like hip-hop, reggaeton and cumbia. Zumba also increases focus and self-confidence, boosts metabolism, and improves coordination and balance.

For all ages. [Parents and/or caregivers are welcome to participate with their children]

Registration required starting on October 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday November 11, 2014 Go To Top
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Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Builders Brigade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Do you love building with Lego blocks or Mega blocks? Then Builders Brigade is the program for you!
This program will occur twice per month for children of all ages (no registration required). NOTE:  Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

NOTE:  Builders Brigade has moved from Tuesdays to Wednesdays for 2014!!

Kids have the opportunity to use their best creativity to design buildings, creatures, and more using Lego and Mega blocks. They can work alone, or in a team with peers. A different theme is picked for each session and kids can build on that theme or build a creation of their own. At the end of each session, kids can put their creations on display at the library for all to see until the next club is scheduled!
Check out the program's blog for cool photos and updates:  cheshirelibrarybuilders.wordpress.com!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Gizmos, Gadgets and Goo: TRACK A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Gizmos, Gadgets, and Goo: Mad Scientist's Club offers children a chance to see just how cool science can be! In our hands-on, one-hour science program children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves. For grades 3 - 6. Registration required beginning on October 15th.

Please note that this registration is for TRACK A ONLY (dates include November 13 and December 4). Only register for Track A OR Track B (the programs will be duplicated).

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
rec_joystick.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Games Drop-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

No registration required. Nintendo Wii available for group play with ROCK BAND 2, DDR, MARIO KART, BRAWL, and lots more! We’ve got board games too, so come play games and nibble snacks, FTW!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PUPPETRY DEMONSTRATION with the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Ever wonder how puppets are made for movie like The Muppets, and how people are trained to perform with them?

Cheshire Public Library is proud to host a puppetry demonstration with graduate students enrolled in the University of Connecticut's puppetry program in affiliation with the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry in Storrs, CT.  The students will demonstrate several of their own puppets, talk about the world of puppetry, and answer any questions you may have about puppetry and what it takes to become a professional puppeteer. Then on Saturday, November 22nd, come see our special Fab Film feature - Jim Henson's classic, The Dark Crystal - to see great puppetry at work!

This program is for ages 6 and up. Registration required starting on October 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Monday November 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly meeting of the board of the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
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Tuesday November 18, 2014 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Bookmarks Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

If you like reading books like the My Weird School series, Bink & Gollie, the Mercy  Watson series, and more...then this is the club for you!

Bookmarks is a reading club for kids in grades 1-3.  At each meeting, kids will share the books they've been reading, get ideas for what to read next, and even get a chance to write a book review for the group's blog!  cheshirelibrarybookmarks.wordpress.com

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Snacks will be provided!

The club meets once per month on a Tuesday afternoon from 4-5 PM.

Please visit the blog (noted above) for a full listing of 2014 dates.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
 
rec_origami_crane 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Anime Club Xtra Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

No registration required, Grades 9-12 and up. This group is BYOS (bring your own snacks) and for high school age and up only! Full-length Anime movies and a wider variety of Anime shows will be offered for your viewing pleasure!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Maker Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Does your child enjoy working with their hands and making a lot of fun crafts? Then this is the perfect program! We'll set up several seasonal crafting stations around the room and children will be able to make several art projects to take home with them at the end of the two hours. The framework of the program will be very loose, so children will be free to work at their own speeds and do only the crafting that interests them.

For children ages 2 to 8. [Children must be accompanied by an adult]

Registration required starting on November 1st.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Gizmos, Gadgets and Goo: TRACK B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Gizmos, Gadgets, and Goo: Mad Scientist's Club offers children a chance to see just how cool science can be! In our hands-on, one-hour science program children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves. For grades 3 - 6. Registration required beginning on October 15th.

Please note that this registration is for TRACK B ONLY (dates include November 20 and December 11). Only register for Track A OR Track B (the programs will be duplicated).

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday November 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_trophy 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Yu-Gi-Oh: It’s Time to Duel! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

A Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game tournament here at CPL!   Just bring your cards, and join in the fun!  No registration required, Grades 6—12

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fab Film Saturdays: THE DARK CRYSTAL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some great box office kids' movies with Fab Film Saturdays at Cheshire Public Library! 

THE DARK CRYSTAL (1982). 
Travel back in time to the faraway planet of Thra. Cheer on the Mystics as they fight to overthrow the evil Skeksis and take back control of their planet! When Jen, a member of the Gelfling tribe, sets out to find the crystal's missing shard, his dangerous journey brings him face to face with monsters at every turn. Determined to restore peace to their planet, Jen will not back down! From the brilliant imagination of Jim Henson, this masterpiece of animation recounts the timeless tale of good vs. evil and has become a cult favorite of children and grown-ups alike!

Running Time 1 hour, 33 minutes.  Rated PG.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Feel free to bring your own snacks!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dragon 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

If you like reading the Nutmeg books, Lois Lowry, Rick Riordan, Michael Buckley, James Patterson, and more…then this is the club for you!

The Tween Book Club is for kids in grades 4-6. At our meetings we chat about books we've been reading, get ideas for new things to read, have some snacks, and even get a chance to write content for our group's blog!  cheshirelibrarytweens.wordpress.com

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

For a full listing of 2014 dates, please visit the blog (noted above).

    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Book Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Readers are invited to munch pizza, write reviews, and talk about books at our informal monthly meetings. Members help the teen librarian decide which books to buy for the library, contribute book reviews to the Teen Book Blog, discover great new books to read, and sometimes go home with a book too! No registration required, Grades 6—12.

    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
 
misc_wizard_hat 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cheshire Magic:The Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

In Magic: The Gathering, you are counted among the elite spellcasters of the Multiverse—the Planeswalkers. Your deck of cards represents your weapons, containing the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you. (Cards will be provided to play with if you don’t have any of your own.) No registration required, Grades 9—12 and up.

    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
Wednesday November 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closes at 4:00 p.m. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Thursday November 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed for Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
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Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Builders Brigade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Do you love building with Lego blocks or Mega blocks? Then Builders Brigade is the program for you!
This program will occur twice per month for children of all ages (no registration required). NOTE:  Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

NOTE:  Builders Brigade has moved from Tuesdays to Wednesdays for 2014!!

Kids have the opportunity to use their best creativity to design buildings, creatures, and more using Lego and Mega blocks. They can work alone, or in a team with peers. A different theme is picked for each session and kids can build on that theme or build a creation of their own. At the end of each session, kids can put their creations on display at the library for all to see until the next club is scheduled!
Check out the program's blog for cool photos and updates:  cheshirelibrarybuilders.wordpress.com!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Gizmos, Gadgets and Goo: TRACK A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Gizmos, Gadgets, and Goo: Mad Scientist's Club offers children a chance to see just how cool science can be! In our hands-on, one-hour science program children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves. For grades 3 - 6. Registration required beginning on October 15th.

Please note that this registration is for TRACK A ONLY (dates include November 13 and December 4). Only register for Track A OR Track B (the programs will be duplicated).

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
ent_drum3 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Rhythms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

"Fun with Rhythms" is an educational drum and music circle designed to teach children (and adults) the fundamentals of music while playing interactive rhythm games with drums and hand-held percussion instruments from around the world (kids will also have the thrill of playing on a full drum set). The program lasts about an hour and includes making maracas with plastic eggs and recyclable containers that everyone can take home. Parents and caregivers are invited to join in the fun, making this a quality time event for the entire family.

Best for ages 5 and under, but all ages welcome!  Registration required starting on November 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_joystick.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Games Drop-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

No registration required. Nintendo Wii available for group play with ROCK BAND 2, DDR, MARIO KART, BRAWL, and lots more! We’ve got board games too, so come play games and nibble snacks, FTW!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Tuesday December 9, 2014 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Bookmarks Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

If you like reading books like the My Weird School series, Bink & Gollie, the Mercy  Watson series, and more...then this is the club for you!

Bookmarks is a reading club for kids in grades 1-3.  At each meeting, kids will share the books they've been reading, get ideas for what to read next, and even get a chance to write a book review for the group's blog!  cheshirelibrarybookmarks.wordpress.com

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Snacks will be provided!

The club meets once per month on a Tuesday afternoon from 4-5 PM.

Please visit the blog (noted above) for a full listing of 2014 dates.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
 
rec_origami_crane 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Anime Club Xtra Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

No registration required, Grades 9-12 and up. This group is BYOS (bring your own snacks) and for high school age and up only! Full-length Anime movies and a wider variety of Anime shows will be offered for your viewing pleasure!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Wednesday December 10, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Holiday Read-Aloud with FEA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      shartley@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Come and read with the Future Educators of America (FEA) from Dodd Middle School. Dress in red or green to get in the holiday spirit! There will be stories, crafts, and a snack.

For ages 3-6. Registration required starting on December 1st.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Gizmos, Gadgets and Goo: TRACK B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Gizmos, Gadgets, and Goo: Mad Scientist's Club offers children a chance to see just how cool science can be! In our hands-on, one-hour science program children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves. For grades 3 - 6. Registration required beginning on October 15th.

Please note that this registration is for TRACK B ONLY (dates include November 20 and December 11). Only register for Track A OR Track B (the programs will be duplicated).

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday December 12, 2014 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Holiday Silly Song Sing-a-long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Come and join Edward Leonard for this special holiday version of his popular program!

Silly Song Sing-a-long is a mix of popular children's songs, musical games, dance movements, and rhythms. Children and adults will be encouraged to participate and act silly along with Edward Leonard and his guitars, drums, and maracas.

This program is designed for children ages 5 and under, but all ages are welcome.  Registration required starting on December 1st.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_trophy 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Yu-Gi-Oh: It’s Time to Duel! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

A Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game tournament here at CPL!   Just bring your cards, and join in the fun!  No registration required, Grades 6—12

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Saturday December 13, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fab Film Saturdays: MUPPETS MOST WANTED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Come enjoy some great box office kids' movies with Fab Film Saturdays at Cheshire Public Library! 

Muppets Most Wanted (2014). 
There's plenty of fun for the whole family as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and the entire Muppets gang head out on a world tour. But mayhem follows the Muppets, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper. Now Kermit is behind bars at the mercy of prison warden Nadya (Tina Fey), and the World's Number One Criminal, Constantine -- a dead ringer for Kermit -- has taken his place. As Constantine and his dastardly sidekick Dominic (Ricky Gervais) plot the robbery of the century, they are pursued by Sam Eagle and Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell). Will Constantine get away with his nefarious scheme? Will Kermit escape in time to save the day? Packed with dozens of guest cameos and some great new songs, Disney's MUPPETS MOST WANTED is the most hilarious, most wanted Muppet movie ever!

Running Time 1 hour, 47 minutes.  Rated PG.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Feel free to bring your own snacks!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Monday December 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly meeting of the board of the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
Tuesday December 16, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dragon 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

If you like reading the Nutmeg books, Lois Lowry, Rick Riordan, Michael Buckley, James Patterson, and more…then this is the club for you!

The Tween Book Club is for kids in grades 4-6. At our meetings we chat about books we've been reading, get ideas for new things to read, have some snacks, and even get a chance to write content for our group's blog!  cheshirelibrarytweens.wordpress.com

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

For a full listing of 2014 dates, please visit the blog (noted above).

    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Book Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Readers are invited to munch pizza, write reviews, and talk about books at our informal monthly meetings. Members help the teen librarian decide which books to buy for the library, contribute book reviews to the Teen Book Blog, discover great new books to read, and sometimes go home with a book too! No registration required, Grades 6—12.

    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
 
misc_wizard_hat 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cheshire Magic:The Gathering Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

In Magic: The Gathering, you are counted among the elite spellcasters of the Multiverse—the Planeswalkers. Your deck of cards represents your weapons, containing the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you. (Cards will be provided to play with if you don’t have any of your own.) No registration required, Grades 9—12 and up.

    Location: Moss Room Upper Level
Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Builders Brigade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Do you love building with Lego blocks or Mega blocks? Then Builders Brigade is the program for you!
This program will occur twice per month for children of all ages (no registration required). NOTE:  Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

NOTE:  Builders Brigade has moved from Tuesdays to Wednesdays for 2014!!

Kids have the opportunity to use their best creativity to design buildings, creatures, and more using Lego and Mega blocks. They can work alone, or in a team with peers. A different theme is picked for each session and kids can build on that theme or build a creation of their own. At the end of each session, kids can put their creations on display at the library for all to see until the next club is scheduled!
Check out the program's blog for cool photos and updates:  cheshirelibrarybuilders.wordpress.com!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Maker Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Does your child enjoy working with their hands and making a lot of fun crafts? Then this is the perfect program! We'll set up several seasonal crafting stations around the room and children will be able to make several art projects to take home with them at the end of the two hours. The framework of the program will be very loose, so children will be free to work at their own speeds and do only the crafting that interests them.

For children ages 2 to 8. [Children must be accompanied by an adult]

Registration required starting on December 1st.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
        There are 50 spaces available.
Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Zumba for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Join Tracy Brody in a great Zumba® program designed just for kids!

Zumba® is an easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance-fitness program. Classes specifically for kids are formatted in a way to make getting fit fun. Kids can just let loose and be themselves. It's referred to as the exercise in disguise. It's an hour filled with energy and routines created to the latest music, like hip-hop, reggaeton and cumbia. Zumba® also increases focus and self-confidence, boosts metabolism, and improves coordination and balance.

For all ages. [Parents and/or caregivers are welcome to participate with their children.]

Registration required starting on December 1st.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Cheshire Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

No registration required. Konnichiwa, minna-san! Can't get enough Anime and Manga? Be an "Otaku" and join the Cheshire Anime Club! We'll meet monthly, read and talk about what's hot in the world of Manga, and watch some of the latest Anime releases on the big screen! Japanese snacks (like Ramune and Pocky) will be available for refreshments.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Saturday December 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Joy to the World: Holiday Music for Classical Guitar & Mandolin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      drutter@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Local audience favorites Judy Handler and Mark Levesque return to the Cheshire Library with a new concert for the holidays featuring traditional and contemporary holiday music with an international flavor. The audience will have a chance to join in at the end of the program on some rhythm instruments! Check out their website: www.judyandmark.com

This program is free and opened to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Wednesday December 24, 2014 Go To Top
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Thursday December 25, 2014 Go To Top
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Friday December 26, 2014 Go To Top
rec_joystick.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Games Drop-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
   

No registration required. Nintendo Wii available for group play with ROCK BAND 2, DDR, MARIO KART, BRAWL, and lots more! We’ve got board games too, so come play games and nibble snacks, FTW!

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
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Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
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Friday January 9, 2015 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Zumba for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Join Tracy Brody in a great Zumba® program designed just for kids!

Zumba® is an easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance-fitness program. Classes specifically for kids are formatted in a way to make getting fit fun. Kids can just let loose and be themselves. It's referred to as the exercise in disguise. It's an hour filled with energy and routines created to the latest music, like hip-hop, reggaeton and cumbia. Zumba® also increases focus and self-confidence, boosts metabolism, and improves coordination and balance.

For all ages. [Parents and/or caregivers are welcome to participate with their children.]

Registration required starting on December 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday January 10, 2015 Go To Top
ent_drum3 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Rhythms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

"Fun with Rhythms" is an educational drum and music circle designed to teach children (and adults) the fundamentals of music while playing interactive rhythm games with drums and hand-held percussion instruments from around the world (kids will also have the thrill of playing on a full drum set). The program lasts about an hour and includes making maracas with plastic eggs and recyclable containers that everyone can take home. Parents and caregivers are invited to join in the fun, making this a quality time event for the entire family.

Best for ages 5 and under, but all ages welcome!  Registration required starting on January 1st.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday January 17, 2015 Go To Top
ent_drum3 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Rhythms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

"Fun with Rhythms" is an educational drum and music circle designed to teach children (and adults) the fundamentals of music while playing interactive rhythm games with drums and hand-held percussion instruments from around the world (kids will also have the thrill of playing on a full drum set). The program lasts about an hour and includes making maracas with plastic eggs and recyclable containers that everyone can take home. Parents and caregivers are invited to join in the fun, making this a quality time event for the entire family.

Best for ages 5 and under, but all ages welcome!  Registration required starting on November 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday January 23, 2015 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Zumba for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Join Tracy Brody in a great Zumba® program designed just for kids!

Zumba® is an easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance-fitness program. Classes specifically for kids are formatted in a way to make getting fit fun. Kids can just let loose and be themselves. It's referred to as the exercise in disguise. It's an hour filled with energy and routines created to the latest music, like hip-hop, reggaeton and cumbia. Zumba® also increases focus and self-confidence, boosts metabolism, and improves coordination and balance.

For all ages. [Parents and/or caregivers are welcome to participate with their children.]

Registration required starting on January 1st.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday February 13, 2015 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Zumba for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Join Tracy Brody in a great Zumba® program designed just for kids!

Zumba® is an easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance-fitness program. Classes specifically for kids are formatted in a way to make getting fit fun. Kids can just let loose and be themselves. It's referred to as the exercise in disguise. It's an hour filled with energy and routines created to the latest music, like hip-hop, reggaeton and cumbia. Zumba® also increases focus and self-confidence, boosts metabolism, and improves coordination and balance.

For all ages. [Parents and/or caregivers are welcome to participate with their children.]

Registration required starting on February 1st.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday February 21, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Silly Song Sing-a-long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Silly Song Sing-a-long is a mix of popular children's songs, musical games, dance movements, and rhythms. Children and adults will be encouraged to participate and act silly along with Edward Leonard and his guitars, drums, and maracas.

This program is designed for children ages 5 and under, but all ages are welcome.  Registration required starting on December 1st.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Silly Song Sing-a-long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Silly Song Sing-a-long is a mix of popular children's songs, musical games, dance movements, and rhythms. Children and adults will be encouraged to participate and act silly along with Edward Leonard and his guitars, drums, and maracas.

This program is designed for children ages 5 and under, but all ages are welcome.  Registration required starting on December 1st.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday March 13, 2015 Go To Top
ent_drum3 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Rhythms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

"Fun with Rhythms" is an educational drum and music circle designed to teach children (and adults) the fundamentals of music while playing interactive rhythm games with drums and hand-held percussion instruments from around the world (kids will also have the thrill of playing on a full drum set). The program lasts about an hour and includes making maracas with plastic eggs and recyclable containers that everyone can take home. Parents and caregivers are invited to join in the fun, making this a quality time event for the entire family.

Best for ages 5 and under, but all ages welcome!  Registration required starting on November 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday March 20, 2015 Go To Top
ent_drum3 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Rhythms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

"Fun with Rhythms" is an educational drum and music circle designed to teach children (and adults) the fundamentals of music while playing interactive rhythm games with drums and hand-held percussion instruments from around the world (kids will also have the thrill of playing on a full drum set). The program lasts about an hour and includes making maracas with plastic eggs and recyclable containers that everyone can take home. Parents and caregivers are invited to join in the fun, making this a quality time event for the entire family.

Best for ages 5 and under, but all ages welcome!  Registration required starting on November 15th.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday March 27, 2015 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Zumba for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      ndolat@cheshirelibrary.org
   

Join Tracy Brody n a great Zumba® program designed just for kids!

Zumba® is an easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance-fitness program. Classes specifically for kids are formatted in a way to make getting fit fun. Kids can just let loose and be themselves. It's referred to as the exercise in disguise. It's an hour filled with energy and routines created to the latest music, like hip-hop, reggaeton and cumbia. Zumba® also increases focus and self-confidence, boosts metabolism, and improves coordination and balance.

For all ages. [Parents and/or caregivers are welcome to participate with their children.]

Registration required starting on December 1st.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale: Members-Only Preview Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preview the popular Friends of the Cheshire Public Library Semi-Annual Book Sale.  Memberships can be purchased at the door.

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
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Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday, Arpil 30, 2015

9:30am - 8:00pm

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Friday May 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Friday, May 1, 2015

9:30am - 4:00pm

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Saturday May 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Saturday, May 2, 2015

9:30am - 3:00pm

    Location: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
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