Cheshire Public Library

104 Main Street, Cheshire CT


  

HOURS

Monday - Thursday:   9:00-8:30   |   Friday:   9:00-5:00

Saturday (Labor Day - June):   9:00-5:00   |   Saturday (July - Labor Day):  CLOSED

Sunday (November 2017- March 2018):  1:00-5:00


The Cheshire Public Library, as a public place, reserves the right to photograph/record groups and individuals using library services and programs,
and to publish those photographs/videos publicly in its newsletter and on social media outlets.

Friday October 20, 2017
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Cuentos y Cantos English & Spanish Storytime

¡Hola y bienvenidos a Cuentos y Cantos! Join Miss Lauren for a storytime in English and Spanish. We'll read stories, sing songs, learn new words, and have fun in two languages.

For children of all ages.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245  lgledhill@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

¡Hola y bienvenidos a Cuentos y Cantos! Join Miss Lauren for a storytime in English and Spanish. We'll read stories, sing songs, learn new words, and have fun in two languages.

For children of all ages.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  lgledhill@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
S.T.E.A.M. Punks

Investigate the many elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math. We’ll explore robotics, electronics, arts & crafts, food science and much, much more. We’ll put things together, take things apart, play games, and have a ton of fun! No registration required, Grades 7—12

This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:   kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Investigate the many elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math. We’ll explore robotics, electronics, arts & crafts, food science and much, much more. We’ll put things together, take things apart, play games, and have a ton of fun! No registration required, Grades 7—12

This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:
  
  
  kgile@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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5:30 PM
Friday Night @ the Library

The library will be opening at 5:30 pm on Friday October 20 for another Friday Night @ the Library! 

Enjoy events for children, families & adults including a concert, mini-art lessons for adults and children with ArtsPlace artists, short zumba classes for all ages, button-making and more!   The “Back In Time”’ concert at 6:00 pm will feature Liz McNicholl and Lindsey Ceitinn in a family-style singalong of old favorite songs and fiddle tunes.   Purchase pizza (from Cheshire Pizza and Ale) and drinks from our Friends of the Library.

 

 

CONTACT:   drutter@cheshirelibrary.org

The library will be opening at 5:30 pm on Friday October 20 for another Friday Night @ the Library! 

Enjoy events for children, families & adults including a concert, mini-art lessons for adults and children with ArtsPlace artists, short zumba classes for all ages, button-making and more!   The “Back In Time”’ concert at 6:00 pm will feature Liz McNicholl and Lindsey Ceitinn in a family-style singalong of old favorite songs and fiddle tunes.   Purchase pizza (from Cheshire Pizza and Ale) and drinks from our Friends of the Library.

 

 

CONTACT:
  
  
  drutter@cheshirelibrary.org

Saturday October 21, 2017
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Babywearing 101 Demo

Our general meetings are always free and open to the public and feature a “Babywearing 101” demo covering safety information and carrier types about 15 minutes after the posted start time.  If we have a smaller group, we will offer small group instruction instead.  The lending library is always available at these meetings for attendees to browse and for member check out.  And of course, we are happy to help you with your carrier!

No registration required.

 

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Our general meetings are always free and open to the public and feature a “Babywearing 101” demo covering safety information and carrier types about 15 minutes after the posted start time.  If we have a smaller group, we will offer small group instruction instead.  The lending library is always available at these meetings for attendees to browse and for member check out.  And of course, we are happy to help you with your carrier!

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
DNA Testing for Genealogy Research: Fact & Fiction

Thinking about doing a DNA test for your genealogy research or have done one already?  Genealogist Janeen Bjork will talk about the three major companies offering DNA testing, the costs, facts and misconceptions of what testing can do for you.

 

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are many spaces available.

Thinking about doing a DNA test for your genealogy research or have done one already?  Genealogist Janeen Bjork will talk about the three major companies offering DNA testing, the costs, facts and misconceptions of what testing can do for you.

 

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

Monday October 23, 2017
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Reviving Five Thousand Years of Chinese Civilization

                                              

China’s rapid economic growth, expanding global influence, continued military modernization, and deteriorated human rights record are shifting the geopolitical terrain and contributing to uncertainty about China’s future course. What happens in China does matter to the US. The presentation “Reviving Five Thousand Years of Chinese Civilization” covers the essence of the traditional Chinese philosophies: Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, how those core concepts influencing medicine, literature, music, and arts, how the rich tradition being interrupted, and how the authentic culture is returning to world stage through New York based Shen Yun Performing Arts.

CONTACT: Anna   203-272-2245 x 4
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are many spaces available.

                                              

China’s rapid economic growth, expanding global influence, continued military modernization, and deteriorated human rights record are shifting the geopolitical terrain and contributing to uncertainty about China’s future course. What happens in China does matter to the US. The presentation “Reviving Five Thousand Years of Chinese Civilization” covers the essence of the traditional Chinese philosophies: Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, how those core concepts influencing medicine, literature, music, and arts, how the rich tradition being interrupted, and how the authentic culture is returning to world stage through New York based Shen Yun Performing Arts.

CONTACT:
  Anna 
  203.272.2245 x 4
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday October 24, 2017
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Play & Learn (Ages 1-3)

Come play and learn in this play-based program.  Science provides concrete evidence for the value of play. While often dismissed as unimportant, play is a vital activity that children use to learn about and interact with their world, and gain the mental, physical and social skills necessary to succeed in their adult lives.  An Early Literacy Expert will be present at each session to answer questions and provide helpful tips.

Ages 1-3

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 1st for all others. This program meets three times, October 3, 10, 17 and 24.  You only need to register once to attend all four sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Come play and learn in this play-based program.  Science provides concrete evidence for the value of play. While often dismissed as unimportant, play is a vital activity that children use to learn about and interact with their world, and gain the mental, physical and social skills necessary to succeed in their adult lives.  An Early Literacy Expert will be present at each session to answer questions and provide helpful tips.

Ages 1-3

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 1st for all others. This program meets three times, October 3, 10, 17 and 24.  You only need to register once to attend all four sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Toddler Play & Learn (Ages 1-3)

Come play and learn in this play-based program.  Science provides concrete evidence for the value of play. While often dismissed as unimportant, play is a vital activity that children use to learn about and interact with their world, and gain the mental, physical and social skills necessary to succeed in their adult lives.  An Early Literacy Expert will be present at each session to answer questions and provide helpful tips.

Ages 1-3

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 1st for all others. This program meets three times, October 3, 10, 17 and 24.  You only need to register once to attend all four sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Come play and learn in this play-based program.  Science provides concrete evidence for the value of play. While often dismissed as unimportant, play is a vital activity that children use to learn about and interact with their world, and gain the mental, physical and social skills necessary to succeed in their adult lives.  An Early Literacy Expert will be present at each session to answer questions and provide helpful tips.

Ages 1-3

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 1st for all others. This program meets three times, October 3, 10, 17 and 24.  You only need to register once to attend all four sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich. 2 hours, 11 minutes.

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply. Starring Julia Roberts. No registration required. Please join us.

CONTACT:   cluciani@cheshirelibarry.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Erin Brockovich. 2 hours, 11 minutes.

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply. Starring Julia Roberts. No registration required. Please join us.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibarry.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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6:30 PM
Connecticut Rock 'n Roll: A History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join author Tony Renzoni as he shares tales from his book "Connecticut Rock 'n Roll: A History." Learn about some of the Nutmeg State's musical highlights: the beautiful harmonies of New Haven's Five Satins, Gene Pitney's rise to fame, Stamford's the Fifth Estate and notable rockers such as Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Saturday Night Live Band's Christine Ohlman. Rock Hall of Famers include Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads and Dennis Dunaway of the Alice Cooper Band. Some events became legend, like Jimi Hendrix's spellbinding performance at Yale's Woolsey Hall, Jim Morrison's onstage arrest at the New Haven Arena and teenage Bob Dylan's appearance at Branford's Indian Neck Folk Festival.  Book sale and signing immediately following the program.

Registration required. Please register online at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4

 

CONTACT: E. Topitzer
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are many spaces available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join author Tony Renzoni as he shares tales from his book "Connecticut Rock 'n Roll: A History." Learn about some of the Nutmeg State's musical highlights: the beautiful harmonies of New Haven's Five Satins, Gene Pitney's rise to fame, Stamford's the Fifth Estate and notable rockers such as Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Saturday Night Live Band's Christine Ohlman. Rock Hall of Famers include Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads and Dennis Dunaway of the Alice Cooper Band. Some events became legend, like Jimi Hendrix's spellbinding performance at Yale's Woolsey Hall, Jim Morrison's onstage arrest at the New Haven Arena and teenage Bob Dylan's appearance at Branford's Indian Neck Folk Festival.  Book sale and signing immediately following the program.

Registration required. Please register online at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4

 

CONTACT:
  E. Topitzer
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CANCELLED - STEM Coffee Hour: How children & you can have fun with STEM+C Activities

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

This STEM talk supports the learning of robotics at an early age. Facilitator: Aline Nichols.

 

Coffee Hours are designed for adults (18+) who are interested in learning more about a specific science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topic. The general format is an informative presentation followed by group discussion. Sessions may also have an additional interactive component. The benefits, challenges and future directions of the STEM technologies under discussion will be explored. This free initiative is generously being co-sponsored by Cheshire Public Library. Light refreshments will be served.

If you would like to be added to the e-mail list serve to receive updates and additional information on the Coffee Hours, please contact CheshireSTEMGroup@gmail.com.

You can also follow us on:   https://www.facebook.com/STEMCoffeeHour/

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

This STEM talk supports the learning of robotics at an early age. Facilitator: Aline Nichols.

 

Coffee Hours are designed for adults (18+) who are interested in learning more about a specific science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topic. The general format is an informative presentation followed by group discussion. Sessions may also have an additional interactive component. The benefits, challenges and future directions of the STEM technologies under discussion will be explored. This free initiative is generously being co-sponsored by Cheshire Public Library. Light refreshments will be served.

If you would like to be added to the e-mail list serve to receive updates and additional information on the Coffee Hours, please contact CheshireSTEMGroup@gmail.com.

You can also follow us on:   https://www.facebook.com/STEMCoffeeHour/

Wednesday October 25, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Play Group (pre-walkers)

Baby Play Group is a special time for babies and caregivers to interact with books, songs, rhymes, American Sign Language, and PLAY.

This program is for pre-walking babies and their caregivers. In order to give our youngest patrons a safe space of their own, we request no siblings, please

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 1 for all others.  This program meets four times, October 4, 11, 18 and 25.  You only need to register once to attend allsessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Baby Play Group is a special time for babies and caregivers to interact with books, songs, rhymes, American Sign Language, and PLAY.

This program is for pre-walking babies and their caregivers. In order to give our youngest patrons a safe space of their own, we request no siblings, please

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 1 for all others.  This program meets four times, October 4, 11, 18 and 25.  You only need to register once to attend allsessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Drop-in Tech Help

Do you have questions about your computer, smartphone, or iPad? Do you need help navigating Facebook or downloading an ebook?

Let our tech experts help! Bring your technology-related questions and problems to Cheshire Public Library’s Drop-In Tech Help. Our experts will be available to answer your questions and offer advice.

NOTE: Please be sure your device is fully charged beforehand. In the event your question or issue is more involved, we may ask you to schedule an appointment to come back for one-on-one help. Tech help is available on a first come first served basis. Tech help may be limited to 15 minutes per person.

CONTACT: Tech Department  203-272-2245  tech@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Do you have questions about your computer, smartphone, or iPad? Do you need help navigating Facebook or downloading an ebook?

Let our tech experts help! Bring your technology-related questions and problems to Cheshire Public Library’s Drop-In Tech Help. Our experts will be available to answer your questions and offer advice.

NOTE: Please be sure your device is fully charged beforehand. In the event your question or issue is more involved, we may ask you to schedule an appointment to come back for one-on-one help. Tech help is available on a first come first served basis. Tech help may be limited to 15 minutes per person.

CONTACT:
  Tech Department
  203.272.2245
  tech@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Builders Brigade LEGO Club
Do you love building with LEGO® blocks or Mega Bloks? The Builders Brigade is the program for you!

All Ages

No registration required.

 
CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Do you love building with LEGO® blocks or Mega Bloks? The Builders Brigade is the program for you!

All Ages

No registration required.

 
CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Introduction to Microsoft Word

This class will provide an introduction to Microsoft Word and is divided into three sessions.

  • You will learn basic navigation skills to effectively use the Microsoft Word program.
  • Create a simple document.
  • Edit text and check spelling errors.
  • Format the document.
  • Insert a picture; change font formatting and much more.

Part 1 - October 11

Part 2 - October 18

Part 3 - October 25

CONTACT: Anna  203-272-2245 Ext. 4
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

This class will provide an introduction to Microsoft Word and is divided into three sessions.

  • You will learn basic navigation skills to effectively use the Microsoft Word program.
  • Create a simple document.
  • Edit text and check spelling errors.
  • Format the document.
  • Insert a picture; change font formatting and much more.

Part 1 - October 11

Part 2 - October 18

Part 3 - October 25

CONTACT:
  Anna
  203.272.2245 Ext. 4
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level


Thursday October 26, 2017
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Toddler Music Class (Registration Required)

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 1 for all others. This program will meet four times, October 5, 12, 19, and 26.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 1 for all others. This program will meet four times, October 5, 12, 19, and 26.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Music Class (Registration Required)

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 1 for all others. This program will meet four times, October 5, 12, 19, and 26.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 1 for all others. This program will meet four times, October 5, 12, 19, and 26.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
After School Zumba

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.]

No registration required. 

Sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

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.]

No registration required. 

Sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Connecticut Made

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Join us as Cynthia Parzych will discuss her book Connecticut Made.  She will explain interesting, fun business to visit in the state, from wine, beer, jewelry, art and much more.  Her book will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation. 

 

 

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are many spaces available.

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Join us as Cynthia Parzych will discuss her book Connecticut Made.  She will explain interesting, fun business to visit in the state, from wine, beer, jewelry, art and much more.  Her book will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation. 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

Friday October 27, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fall Fun Storytime

Grab your turtlenecks and rakes for a special fall-themed storytime! We'll sing songs about the seasons, read books about changing leaves, and do an autumn craft.

For children of all ages.

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 1 for all others.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245  lgledhill@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Grab your turtlenecks and rakes for a special fall-themed storytime! We'll sing songs about the seasons, read books about changing leaves, and do an autumn craft.

For children of all ages.

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 1 for all others.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  lgledhill@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Saturday October 28, 2017
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Halloween Donuts with Grownups

Come dresssed in your Halloween costume!

Donuts with Grownups Storytime is designed especially for working families with children ages 2 and up who can't make it to our weekday storytimes. Enjoy crafts, activities, music, stories, and of course Donuts as a family!  Each session will also have a literacy building station to help young ones start building necessary pre-literacy skills or enhance those skills for older children.  

Dads are highly encouraged to attend!

Best suited for children age 2-5.

No registration required.

Sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

 
CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Come dresssed in your Halloween costume!

Donuts with Grownups Storytime is designed especially for working families with children ages 2 and up who can't make it to our weekday storytimes. Enjoy crafts, activities, music, stories, and of course Donuts as a family!  Each session will also have a literacy building station to help young ones start building necessary pre-literacy skills or enhance those skills for older children.  

Dads are highly encouraged to attend!

Best suited for children age 2-5.

No registration required.

Sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

 
CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday October 30, 2017
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6:00 PM
Halloween Dance Party and Trick-or-Treating

Come dressed in your Halloween costume for this special Halloween dance party followed by trick-or-treating around the library!

Ages 2+

Registration required.  Open to Cheshire residents on September 15, all others on October 29th.  

CONTACT:   203-272-2245 x3
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Come dressed in your Halloween costume for this special Halloween dance party followed by trick-or-treating around the library!

Ages 2+

Registration required.  Open to Cheshire residents on September 15, all others on October 29th.  

CONTACT:
  
  203.272.2245 x3
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Tuesday October 31, 2017
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Halloween Storytime (ages 1-3)

Join us for a special Halloween Storytime for toddlers 1-3.  Come dressed in your costume.

Ages 1-3

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 30 for all others.  

CONTACT:   203-272-2245 x3
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Join us for a special Halloween Storytime for toddlers 1-3.  Come dressed in your costume.

Ages 1-3

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 30 for all others.  

CONTACT:
  
  203.272.2245 x3
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Halloween Storytime (ages 1-3)

Join us for a special Halloween Storytime for toddlers 1-3.  Come dressed in your costume.

Ages 1-3

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 30 for all others.  

CONTACT:   203-272-2245 x3
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 4 spaces available.

Join us for a special Halloween Storytime for toddlers 1-3.  Come dressed in your costume.

Ages 1-3

Registration required starting September 15 for Cheshire residents and October 30 for all others.  

CONTACT:
  
  203.272.2245 x3
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: My Cousin Vinny

My Cousin Vinny. 2 hours.

Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them. Starring Joe Pesci. No registration required. Please join us.

CONTACT:   cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

My Cousin Vinny. 2 hours.

Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them. Starring Joe Pesci. No registration required. Please join us.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Anime Club Halloween Cosplay Extravaganza

Dress up and act like your favorite character: anime or otherwise! Prizes will be awarded and Japanese refreshments will be provided—this is one event you won't want to miss!! No registration required. Grades 7—12.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:   kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Dress up and act like your favorite character: anime or otherwise! Prizes will be awarded and Japanese refreshments will be provided—this is one event you won't want to miss!! No registration required. Grades 7—12.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:
  
  
  kgile@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Wednesday November 1, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Play Group (pre-walkers)

Baby Play Group is a special time for babies and caregivers to interact with books, songs, rhymes, infant massage, American Sign Language, and PLAY.

This program is for pre-walking babies and their caregivers. In order to give our youngest patrons a safe space of their own, we request no siblings, please

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 3 times, November 1, 8,  and  29th.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 14 spaces available.

Baby Play Group is a special time for babies and caregivers to interact with books, songs, rhymes, infant massage, American Sign Language, and PLAY.

This program is for pre-walking babies and their caregivers. In order to give our youngest patrons a safe space of their own, we request no siblings, please

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 3 times, November 1, 8,  and  29th.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Drop-in Tech Help

Do you have questions about your computer, smartphone, or iPad? Do you need help navigating Facebook or downloading an ebook?

Let our tech experts help! Bring your technology-related questions and problems to Cheshire Public Library’s Drop-In Tech Help. Our experts will be available to answer your questions and offer advice.

NOTE: Please be sure your device is fully charged beforehand. In the event your question or issue is more involved, we may ask you to schedule an appointment to come back for one-on-one help. Tech help is available on a first come first served basis. Tech help may be limited to 15 minutes per person.

CONTACT: Tech Department  203-272-2245  tech@cheshirelibrary.org

Do you have questions about your computer, smartphone, or iPad? Do you need help navigating Facebook or downloading an ebook?

Let our tech experts help! Bring your technology-related questions and problems to Cheshire Public Library’s Drop-In Tech Help. Our experts will be available to answer your questions and offer advice.

NOTE: Please be sure your device is fully charged beforehand. In the event your question or issue is more involved, we may ask you to schedule an appointment to come back for one-on-one help. Tech help is available on a first come first served basis. Tech help may be limited to 15 minutes per person.

CONTACT:
  Tech Department
  203.272.2245
  tech@cheshirelibrary.org

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Builders Brigade LEGO Club
Do you love building with LEGO® blocks or Mega Bloks? The Builders Brigade is the program for you!

All Ages

No registration required.

 
CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Do you love building with LEGO® blocks or Mega Bloks? The Builders Brigade is the program for you!

All Ages

No registration required.

 
CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Cheshire Art League: TBA

Educational program presented by the Cheshire Art League.

Accomplished Thai chef Suchada will be demonstrating the artistic carving of vegetables and fruit to enhance a dinner party.

Free and open to the public.

CONTACT:   203-281-0228  cheshireartleague@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Educational program presented by the Cheshire Art League.

Accomplished Thai chef Suchada will be demonstrating the artistic carving of vegetables and fruit to enhance a dinner party.

Free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  
  203.281.0228
  cheshireartleague@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Thursday November 2, 2017
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Toddler Music Class (Registration Required)

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, November 2, 9 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 3 spaces available.

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, November 2, 9 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Music Class (Registration Required)

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, November 2, 9 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 4 spaces available.

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, November 2, 9 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Afternoons of Awesome

School-age kids in grades 3-6 are invited to Afternoons of Awesome (or A-squared for short) for fun with art, science, technology, and games. We'll assemble robots and contraptions, play with our food, create fun works of art, and bring video games to life!

Grades 3-6.

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet two times, November 2 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren and Kelley  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 12 spaces available.

School-age kids in grades 3-6 are invited to Afternoons of Awesome (or A-squared for short) for fun with art, science, technology, and games. We'll assemble robots and contraptions, play with our food, create fun works of art, and bring video games to life!

Grades 3-6.

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet two times, November 2 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren and Kelley
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ask A Lawyer

As a free service to the community, the New Haven County Bar Association provides participants with general legal information during a free 10-15 minute consultation.  If the participant requires additional assistance, they may be referred to the Lawyer Referral Service for a referral to a LRS attorney or social service agency.

LOCATION: Moss Room Upper Level

As a free service to the community, the New Haven County Bar Association provides participants with general legal information during a free 10-15 minute consultation.  If the participant requires additional assistance, they may be referred to the Lawyer Referral Service for a referral to a LRS attorney or social service agency.

LOCATION: Moss Room Upper Level

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
B.Y.O.C.

Bring Your Own Crafts! Coloring, stitching, drawing, stamping, scrapbooking, if it's crafty, bring it in!  Come for a relaxing and destressing night of crafting. We will meet most every first Thursday of the month. There will be plenty of room to spread out for your crafts.  Some supplies will be provided for this adult program.

 

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are many spaces available.

Bring Your Own Crafts! Coloring, stitching, drawing, stamping, scrapbooking, if it's crafty, bring it in!  Come for a relaxing and destressing night of crafting. We will meet most every first Thursday of the month. There will be plenty of room to spread out for your crafts.  Some supplies will be provided for this adult program.

 

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

Friday November 3, 2017
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cheshire Anime Club

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. Grades 7 -12.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:   kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

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. Grades 7 -12.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:
  
  
  kgile@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Saturday November 4, 2017
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Loft Knitters (Advanced/Intermediate)

Come socialize, learn, share your techniques with  other knitters.  Experience the relaxing and calming effect of knitting. All level of adult knitters welcome. 

Supplies will be provided but feel free to donate or bring your own. We will meet one Saturday of every month 10AM to 12PM. This adult program has a required registration. 

Advanced/Intermediate please sign up below and don't forget to ask your friends to join.

Registration for this program will take place tentatively two weeks prior

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Third Floor Area

Come socialize, learn, share your techniques with  other knitters.  Experience the relaxing and calming effect of knitting. All level of adult knitters welcome. 

Supplies will be provided but feel free to donate or bring your own. We will meet one Saturday of every month 10AM to 12PM. This adult program has a required registration. 

Advanced/Intermediate please sign up below and don't forget to ask your friends to join.

Registration for this program will take place tentatively two weeks prior

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Third Floor Area

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Loft Knitters (Beginners)
 

    
 

Come socialize, learn, share your techniques with  other knitters.  Experience the relaxing and calming effect of knitting. All levels of adult knitters welcome. 

Supplies will be provided but feel free to donate or bring your own. We will meet the one Saturday of every month 10AM to 12PM. This adult program has a required registration. 

Beginners please sign up below and don't forget to ask your friends to join.

Registration for this program will take place tentatively two weeks prior

CONTACT: Kathleen
 

    
 

Come socialize, learn, share your techniques with  other knitters.  Experience the relaxing and calming effect of knitting. All levels of adult knitters welcome. 

Supplies will be provided but feel free to donate or bring your own. We will meet the one Saturday of every month 10AM to 12PM. This adult program has a required registration. 

Beginners please sign up below and don't forget to ask your friends to join.

Registration for this program will take place tentatively two weeks prior

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

 
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11:00 AM
Craig & Fred: A Marine, a Stray Dog & How They Rescued Each Other

Join us for a conversation with author and US Marine Craig Grossi as he discusses his new book, Craig & Fred, the uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity." Craig will be joined at this event by Fred, also known as Fred the Afghan!

Copies of both the adult and young readers’ editions will be available for purchase and signing at the event.  Want a copy of the book for Craig to sign? Please indicate on the registration form which edition you want:  the adult or the young reader’s edition. (This won't commit you to purchasing a copy but will help insure that we have enough copies.) The adult edition costs $27.64 and the young reader's edition costs $18.06. Cash, credit, debit or checks will be accepted.

Craig’s book is a poignant and inspiring tale of hope, resilience, and optimism, with a timeless message at its heart, the power of love to transform our hearts and our lives.

 

CONTACT:   drutter@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 132 spaces available.

Join us for a conversation with author and US Marine Craig Grossi as he discusses his new book, Craig & Fred, the uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity." Craig will be joined at this event by Fred, also known as Fred the Afghan!

Copies of both the adult and young readers’ editions will be available for purchase and signing at the event.  Want a copy of the book for Craig to sign? Please indicate on the registration form which edition you want:  the adult or the young reader’s edition. (This won't commit you to purchasing a copy but will help insure that we have enough copies.) The adult edition costs $27.64 and the young reader's edition costs $18.06. Cash, credit, debit or checks will be accepted.

Craig’s book is a poignant and inspiring tale of hope, resilience, and optimism, with a timeless message at its heart, the power of love to transform our hearts and our lives.

 

CONTACT:
  
  
  drutter@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 132 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
What Do You Mean There's More to Retirement Than Just Money?

“Taking time now to plan for all aspects of retirement will provide a smoother transition from your full time career to the next chapter of your life,” says Mark Danaher. Danaher, who resides in Cheshire, Connecticut, is President and Founder of Retire to the Good Life.

At the event, attendees will learn about the six life areas that will all deal with and need to address in varying degrees before and during retirement. All attendees will complete the Life of Balance activity to see where they are currently in their own life. Five myths about retirement will be unveiled along with four keys to taking action in planning for retirement.

CONTACT: Anna  203-272-2245 x 4
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are many spaces available.

“Taking time now to plan for all aspects of retirement will provide a smoother transition from your full time career to the next chapter of your life,” says Mark Danaher. Danaher, who resides in Cheshire, Connecticut, is President and Founder of Retire to the Good Life.

At the event, attendees will learn about the six life areas that will all deal with and need to address in varying degrees before and during retirement. All attendees will complete the Life of Balance activity to see where they are currently in their own life. Five myths about retirement will be unveiled along with four keys to taking action in planning for retirement.

CONTACT:
  Anna
  203.272.2245 x 4   
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

Sunday November 5, 2017
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2:00 PM
New Duke Band

New Duke, a classic 8-piece horn band from the Connecticut and New York City areas, is led by Guilford resident Brian Torff and features lead vocalist Darryl Tookes. 

This performance will feature new, updated arrangements of Duke Ellington classics including “Don't Get Around Much Anymore,” “East St. Louis Toodle-oo” and “Rockin' in Rhythm.”  The group is influenced by Ellington, Frank Zappa, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Gil Evans, the Beatles and James Brown and brings the past forward by combining classic grooves with topical issues. 

No need to travel to New York to hear a smoking hot big band!

 

CONTACT:   drutter@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

New Duke, a classic 8-piece horn band from the Connecticut and New York City areas, is led by Guilford resident Brian Torff and features lead vocalist Darryl Tookes. 

This performance will feature new, updated arrangements of Duke Ellington classics including “Don't Get Around Much Anymore,” “East St. Louis Toodle-oo” and “Rockin' in Rhythm.”  The group is influenced by Ellington, Frank Zappa, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Gil Evans, the Beatles and James Brown and brings the past forward by combining classic grooves with topical issues. 

No need to travel to New York to hear a smoking hot big band!

 

CONTACT:
  
  
  drutter@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday November 6, 2017
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Toddler Tales
Join us for books, songs, movement, and play during this library time dedicated to active toddlers. The more you read, talk, play, and sing with toddlers, the more they learn!  Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
 
Ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 6 and 27.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 8 spaces available.
Join us for books, songs, movement, and play during this library time dedicated to active toddlers. The more you read, talk, play, and sing with toddlers, the more they learn!  Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
 
Ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 6 and 27.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Toddler Tales
Join us for books, songs, movement, and play during this library time dedicated to active toddlers. The more you read, talk, play, and sing with toddlers, the more they learn!  Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
 
Ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 6 and 27.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 10 spaces available.
Join us for books, songs, movement, and play during this library time dedicated to active toddlers. The more you read, talk, play, and sing with toddlers, the more they learn!  Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
 
Ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 6 and 27.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cheers to Good Health! A Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Diet Throughout the Holidays and New Year
Interested in staying healthy during the holidays while still enjoying your favorite foods, join Jennifer Zarrilli, RD (Registered Dietitian) as she discusses how to continue a healthy diet throughout the holiday season and beyond.  By the end of the lecture, participants will be able to understand the new 2015 Guidelines for Healthy Americans and how to apply these guidelines to eating healthy daily as well as during the holiday season, how to eat healthy during the holidays while still enjoying some of their holiday favorites, which foods should be limited and which foods should be incorporated during holiday celebrations and some meal planning ideas for the holiday season. 
CONTACT: Anna  203-272-2245 x 4
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are many spaces available.
Interested in staying healthy during the holidays while still enjoying your favorite foods, join Jennifer Zarrilli, RD (Registered Dietitian) as she discusses how to continue a healthy diet throughout the holiday season and beyond.  By the end of the lecture, participants will be able to understand the new 2015 Guidelines for Healthy Americans and how to apply these guidelines to eating healthy daily as well as during the holiday season, how to eat healthy during the holidays while still enjoying some of their holiday favorites, which foods should be limited and which foods should be incorporated during holiday celebrations and some meal planning ideas for the holiday season. 
CONTACT:
  Anna
  203.272.2245  x 4
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cheshire Cats Classics Club

The Cheshire Cats Classics Club meets once per month on a Monday evening. 

There is limited seating for this event.  For more information regarding this program, contact Jennifer Bartlett at jbartlett@cheshirelibrary.org.

CONTACT: Jennifer Bartlett  jbartlett@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Moss Room Upper Level

The Cheshire Cats Classics Club meets once per month on a Monday evening. 

There is limited seating for this event.  For more information regarding this program, contact Jennifer Bartlett at jbartlett@cheshirelibrary.org.

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Bartlett
  
  jbartlett@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Moss Room Upper Level

Tuesday November 7, 2017
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Early Walker - Early Literacy Class

A fun program for parents/caregivers and their early walkers. We'll enjoy lap bounces, books, songs, rhymes, puppets, and playtime, with some early literacy tips sprinkled in. Early Walker - Early Literacy Class provides a time to bond with your little one and learn activities that you can do at home.

For early walkers to around 20 months of age

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 7 and 28.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
CONTACT: Lauren  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 15 spaces available.

A fun program for parents/caregivers and their early walkers. We'll enjoy lap bounces, books, songs, rhymes, puppets, and playtime, with some early literacy tips sprinkled in. Early Walker - Early Literacy Class provides a time to bond with your little one and learn activities that you can do at home.

For early walkers to around 20 months of age

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 7 and 28.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
CONTACT:
  Lauren
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Play Group (pre-walkers)

Baby Play Group is a special time for babies and caregivers to interact with books, songs, rhymes, infant massage, American Sign Language, and PLAY.

This program is for pre-walking babies and their caregivers. In order to give our youngest patrons a safe space of their own, we request no siblings, please

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 7 and 28.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 14 spaces available.

Baby Play Group is a special time for babies and caregivers to interact with books, songs, rhymes, infant massage, American Sign Language, and PLAY.

This program is for pre-walking babies and their caregivers. In order to give our youngest patrons a safe space of their own, we request no siblings, please

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 7 and 28.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: Going in Style

Going in Style. 1 hour, 36 minutes.

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Starring Alan Arkin, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.

CONTACT:   cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Going in Style. 1 hour, 36 minutes.

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Starring Alan Arkin, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library Lab (Grades K-2)

Children will participate in a dynamic STEM-based enrichment program. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts with fun, free activities that will spark curiosity through hands-on experiments and reading.

Grades K-2

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 7 and 28.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 12 spaces available.

Children will participate in a dynamic STEM-based enrichment program. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts with fun, free activities that will spark curiosity through hands-on experiments and reading.

Grades K-2

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 7 and 28.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Not Because It's Easy: A Story of Pain, Struggle and Reward on the Tahoe Rim Trail

   

Author and Cheshire Police Officer David Maliar discusses his book, Not Because It's Easy: A Story of Pain, Struggle and Reward on the Tahoe Rim Trail, which he wrote after this grueling 165-mile hike through California and Nevada.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the program.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:   rburkey@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 65 spaces available.

   

Author and Cheshire Police Officer David Maliar discusses his book, Not Because It's Easy: A Story of Pain, Struggle and Reward on the Tahoe Rim Trail, which he wrote after this grueling 165-mile hike through California and Nevada.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the program.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  
  
  rburkey@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 65 spaces available.

Wednesday November 8, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Play Group (pre-walkers)

Baby Play Group is a special time for babies and caregivers to interact with books, songs, rhymes, infant massage, American Sign Language, and PLAY.

This program is for pre-walking babies and their caregivers. In order to give our youngest patrons a safe space of their own, we request no siblings, please

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 3 times, November 1, 8,  and  29th.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 14 spaces available.

Baby Play Group is a special time for babies and caregivers to interact with books, songs, rhymes, infant massage, American Sign Language, and PLAY.

This program is for pre-walking babies and their caregivers. In order to give our youngest patrons a safe space of their own, we request no siblings, please

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 3 times, November 1, 8,  and  29th.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Drop-in Tech Help

Do you have questions about your computer, smartphone, or iPad? Do you need help navigating Facebook or downloading an ebook?

Let our tech experts help! Bring your technology-related questions and problems to Cheshire Public Library’s Drop-In Tech Help. Our experts will be available to answer your questions and offer advice.

NOTE: Please be sure your device is fully charged beforehand. In the event your question or issue is more involved, we may ask you to schedule an appointment to come back for one-on-one help. Tech help is available on a first come first served basis. Tech help may be limited to 15 minutes per person.

CONTACT: Tech Department  203-272-2245  tech@cheshirelibrary.org

Do you have questions about your computer, smartphone, or iPad? Do you need help navigating Facebook or downloading an ebook?

Let our tech experts help! Bring your technology-related questions and problems to Cheshire Public Library’s Drop-In Tech Help. Our experts will be available to answer your questions and offer advice.

NOTE: Please be sure your device is fully charged beforehand. In the event your question or issue is more involved, we may ask you to schedule an appointment to come back for one-on-one help. Tech help is available on a first come first served basis. Tech help may be limited to 15 minutes per person.

CONTACT:
  Tech Department
  203.272.2245
  tech@cheshirelibrary.org

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
After School Zumba

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.]

No registration required. 

Sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

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.]

No registration required. 

Sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cookbook Club: Taste The World

What better way to connect with your fellow humans than by breaking bread together?

To our November Cookbook Club meeting, bring a prepared dish from any region of the world to share with the group, along with copies of your recipe(s), and the cookbook(s) you used.

Must be at least 18 years of age or older to participate.  By attending the program, participants acknowledge that they may choose to consume food that has not been prepared in a commercial kitchen.

This program was rescheduled from September 13.

CONTACT: Ramona A. Burkey  2032722245  rburkey@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 14 spaces available.

What better way to connect with your fellow humans than by breaking bread together?

To our November Cookbook Club meeting, bring a prepared dish from any region of the world to share with the group, along with copies of your recipe(s), and the cookbook(s) you used.

Must be at least 18 years of age or older to participate.  By attending the program, participants acknowledge that they may choose to consume food that has not been prepared in a commercial kitchen.

This program was rescheduled from September 13.

CONTACT:
  Ramona A. Burkey
  2032722245
  rburkey@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 14 spaces available.

Thursday November 9, 2017
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Toddler Music Class (Registration Required)

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, November 2, 9 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 3 spaces available.

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, November 2, 9 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Music Class (Registration Required)

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, November 2, 9 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 4 spaces available.

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, November 2, 9 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
KEVA Kids (K-6)

Explore art, science, and engineering with KEVA planks! School-age kids are invited to play with KEVA planks, the newest building toy at the Library. Kids will be given a new challenge each week.

Registration required. Registration opens to Cheshire residents on October 15, and all others on November 1.

Kids grades K-6.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 15 spaces available.

Explore art, science, and engineering with KEVA planks! School-age kids are invited to play with KEVA planks, the newest building toy at the Library. Kids will be given a new challenge each week.

Registration required. Registration opens to Cheshire residents on October 15, and all others on November 1.

Kids grades K-6.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Furniture Renewal - Connecting the Past, the Present and the Future

Join us for an evening with Gary LeClerc of FURNITURE REFINISHING by [RE]new and David Verdosci of Hidden Creek Fine Art Workshop as they discuss their most recent collaboration - the restoration and renewal of Mary Baldwin's 100-year-old desk. This will be followed by a brief introduction to furniture refinishing, restoration and renewal by Gary LeClerc which will include tips for DIYers and a question and answer time. Anyone who attends will also be entered to win a special gift contributed by Gary LeClerc.

Mary Baldwin was Cheshire's first librarian from the 1880's through the 1920's. Be sure to stop by and view the renewed desk, which is currently on display in our lobby.

CONTACT:   drutter@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are many spaces available.

Join us for an evening with Gary LeClerc of FURNITURE REFINISHING by [RE]new and David Verdosci of Hidden Creek Fine Art Workshop as they discuss their most recent collaboration - the restoration and renewal of Mary Baldwin's 100-year-old desk. This will be followed by a brief introduction to furniture refinishing, restoration and renewal by Gary LeClerc which will include tips for DIYers and a question and answer time. Anyone who attends will also be entered to win a special gift contributed by Gary LeClerc.

Mary Baldwin was Cheshire's first librarian from the 1880's through the 1920's. Be sure to stop by and view the renewed desk, which is currently on display in our lobby.

CONTACT:
  
  
  drutter@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

Friday November 10, 2017
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Trading Card Club: Yu-Gi-Oh & Pokemon

Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon trading card game tournaments here at CPL!   Just bring your cards, and join in the fun!  No registration required, Grades 7-12

This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:   kgile@cheshirelibrary.org

Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon trading card game tournaments here at CPL!   Just bring your cards, and join in the fun!  No registration required, Grades 7-12

This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:
  
  
  kgile@cheshirelibrary.org

Saturday November 11, 2017
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Veteran's Day - Library Closed

The Cheshire Library is closed Saturday, November 1tth for Veteran's Day.

The Cheshire Library is closed Saturday, November 1tth for Veteran's Day.

Monday November 13, 2017
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7:00 PM
Friends of the Library meeting

Book Sale Set-up.

CONTACT:   tmorck@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Book Sale Set-up.

CONTACT:
  
  
  tmorck@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Wednesday November 15, 2017
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Drop-in Tech Help

Do you have questions about your computer, smartphone, or iPad? Do you need help navigating Facebook or downloading an ebook?

Let our tech experts help! Bring your technology-related questions and problems to Cheshire Public Library’s Drop-In Tech Help. Our experts will be available to answer your questions and offer advice.

NOTE: Please be sure your device is fully charged beforehand. In the event your question or issue is more involved, we may ask you to schedule an appointment to come back for one-on-one help. Tech help is available on a first come first served basis. Tech help may be limited to 15 minutes per person.

CONTACT: Tech Department  203-272-2245  tech@cheshirelibrary.org

Do you have questions about your computer, smartphone, or iPad? Do you need help navigating Facebook or downloading an ebook?

Let our tech experts help! Bring your technology-related questions and problems to Cheshire Public Library’s Drop-In Tech Help. Our experts will be available to answer your questions and offer advice.

NOTE: Please be sure your device is fully charged beforehand. In the event your question or issue is more involved, we may ask you to schedule an appointment to come back for one-on-one help. Tech help is available on a first come first served basis. Tech help may be limited to 15 minutes per person.

CONTACT:
  Tech Department
  203.272.2245
  tech@cheshirelibrary.org

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale Preview Night

Book Sale Preview for Friends Members only.
6:30pm – 8:00pm
(You may purchase a membership at the door that evening.)

Book Sale Preview for Friends Members only.
6:30pm – 8:00pm
(You may purchase a membership at the door that evening.)

Thursday November 16, 2017
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Friday November 17, 2017
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday November 18, 2017
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Sunday November 19, 2017
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bag of Books Sale
Monday November 20, 2017
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7:00 PM
Library Advisory Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Cheshire Library Advisory Board.

LOCATION: Moss Room Upper Level

Monthly meeting of the Cheshire Library Advisory Board.

LOCATION: Moss Room Upper Level

Tuesday November 21, 2017
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom. 1 hour, 51 minutes.

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil. Starring David Oyelowo and Rosamond Pike.

CONTACT:   cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

A United Kingdom. 1 hour, 51 minutes.

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil. Starring David Oyelowo and Rosamond Pike.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program

Throughout the state of CT, local public health departments & districts are responsible for Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) programs, which include preparing for public health emergencies, working & training with 1st responder agencies/ partners, and promoting the importance of being personally prepared for all types/kinds of hazards and emergencies. 

Chesprocott Health District (CHD), located at 1247 Highland Ave. in Cheshire, is responsible for advancing PHEP-related planning, exercising, and coordination efforts for the towns of Cheshire, Prospect, & Wolcott.  This evening’s program will focus on three topic areas related to CHD’s PHEP program:  Emergency/Personal Preparedness, Public Health Emergency Planning & Response Coordination, and CHD’s Volunteer Program. 

If you’re interested to know more, please consider joining us for this opportunity to learn more.

CONTACT:   drutter@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 40 spaces available.

Throughout the state of CT, local public health departments & districts are responsible for Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) programs, which include preparing for public health emergencies, working & training with 1st responder agencies/ partners, and promoting the importance of being personally prepared for all types/kinds of hazards and emergencies. 

Chesprocott Health District (CHD), located at 1247 Highland Ave. in Cheshire, is responsible for advancing PHEP-related planning, exercising, and coordination efforts for the towns of Cheshire, Prospect, & Wolcott.  This evening’s program will focus on three topic areas related to CHD’s PHEP program:  Emergency/Personal Preparedness, Public Health Emergency Planning & Response Coordination, and CHD’s Volunteer Program. 

If you’re interested to know more, please consider joining us for this opportunity to learn more.

CONTACT:
  
  
  drutter@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 40 spaces available.

Wednesday November 22, 2017
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The Library will CLOSE EARLY at 4:00pm

The Cheshire Public Li rary will close early today at 4:00pm for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Cheshire Public Li rary will close early today at 4:00pm for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thursday November 23, 2017
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Thanksgiving Holiday - Library Closed

The Cheshire Library is closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will be open, Saturday, November 25th from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

The Cheshire Library is closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will be open, Saturday, November 25th from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Friday November 24, 2017
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Thanksgiving Holiday - Library Closed

The Cheshire Library is closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will be open, Saturday, November 25th from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

The Cheshire Library is closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will be open, Saturday, November 25th from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Saturday November 25, 2017
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Library Open 9am-5pm

The Cheshire Library is open 9:00am - 5:00pm today.

The Cheshire Library is open 9:00am - 5:00pm today.

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Babywearing 101 Demo

Our general meetings are always free and open to the public and feature a “Babywearing 101” demo covering safety information and carrier types about 15 minutes after the posted start time.  If we have a smaller group, we will offer small group instruction instead.  The lending library is always available at these meetings for attendees to browse and for member check out.  And of course, we are happy to help you with your carrier!

No registration required.

 

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Our general meetings are always free and open to the public and feature a “Babywearing 101” demo covering safety information and carrier types about 15 minutes after the posted start time.  If we have a smaller group, we will offer small group instruction instead.  The lending library is always available at these meetings for attendees to browse and for member check out.  And of course, we are happy to help you with your carrier!

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday November 27, 2017
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Toddler Tales
Join us for books, songs, movement, and play during this library time dedicated to active toddlers. The more you read, talk, play, and sing with toddlers, the more they learn!  Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
 
Ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 6 and 27.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 8 spaces available.
Join us for books, songs, movement, and play during this library time dedicated to active toddlers. The more you read, talk, play, and sing with toddlers, the more they learn!  Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
 
Ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 6 and 27.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Toddler Tales
Join us for books, songs, movement, and play during this library time dedicated to active toddlers. The more you read, talk, play, and sing with toddlers, the more they learn!  Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
 
Ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 6 and 27.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 10 spaces available.
Join us for books, songs, movement, and play during this library time dedicated to active toddlers. The more you read, talk, play, and sing with toddlers, the more they learn!  Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
 
Ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 6 and 27.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 10 spaces available.

Tuesday November 28, 2017
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Early Walker - Early Literacy Class

A fun program for parents/caregivers and their early walkers. We'll enjoy lap bounces, books, songs, rhymes, puppets, and playtime, with some early literacy tips sprinkled in. Early Walker - Early Literacy Class provides a time to bond with your little one and learn activities that you can do at home.

For early walkers to around 20 months of age

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 7 and 28.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
CONTACT: Lauren  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 15 spaces available.

A fun program for parents/caregivers and their early walkers. We'll enjoy lap bounces, books, songs, rhymes, puppets, and playtime, with some early literacy tips sprinkled in. Early Walker - Early Literacy Class provides a time to bond with your little one and learn activities that you can do at home.

For early walkers to around 20 months of age

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 7 and 28.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
CONTACT:
  Lauren
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Play Group (pre-walkers)

Baby Play Group is a special time for babies and caregivers to interact with books, songs, rhymes, infant massage, American Sign Language, and PLAY.

This program is for pre-walking babies and their caregivers. In order to give our youngest patrons a safe space of their own, we request no siblings, please

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 7 and 28.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 14 spaces available.

Baby Play Group is a special time for babies and caregivers to interact with books, songs, rhymes, infant massage, American Sign Language, and PLAY.

This program is for pre-walking babies and their caregivers. In order to give our youngest patrons a safe space of their own, we request no siblings, please

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 7 and 28.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: Lion

Lion. 1 hour, 58 minutes.

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.

CONTACT:   cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Lion. 1 hour, 58 minutes.

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library Lab (Grades K-2)

Children will participate in a dynamic STEM-based enrichment program. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts with fun, free activities that will spark curiosity through hands-on experiments and reading.

Grades K-2

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 7 and 28.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 12 spaces available.

Children will participate in a dynamic STEM-based enrichment program. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts with fun, free activities that will spark curiosity through hands-on experiments and reading.

Grades K-2

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, November 7 and 28.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
The Revolutionary War and New Haven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What was life like in colonial New Haven, especially during the Revolutionary War? Join Amy Durbin, Director of Education and Visitor Experience, of the New Haven Museum to learn about the town, the government, and the people that made history here from Benedict Arnold to Roger Sherman and David Wooster.  This presentation covers what life was like on a daily basis, the role of the New Haven Green as well as the British invasion during the summer of 1779 using images of objects and documents from the collection of the New Haven Museum. Registration required. Please register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

CONTACT: E. Topitzer
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are many spaces available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What was life like in colonial New Haven, especially during the Revolutionary War? Join Amy Durbin, Director of Education and Visitor Experience, of the New Haven Museum to learn about the town, the government, and the people that made history here from Benedict Arnold to Roger Sherman and David Wooster.  This presentation covers what life was like on a daily basis, the role of the New Haven Green as well as the British invasion during the summer of 1779 using images of objects and documents from the collection of the New Haven Museum. Registration required. Please register at www.cheshirelibrary.org or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

CONTACT:
  E. Topitzer
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
STEM Coffee Hour: The Addicted Brain

Facilitator: Dr. Nii Addy, Neurosciebtists, Yale University. Author and co-author of numerouse articles on the neuroscience of addiction.

Coffee Hours are designed for adults (18+) who are interested in learning more about a specific science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topic. The general format is an informative presentation followed by group discussion. Sessions may also have an additional interactive component. The benefits, challenges and future directions of the STEM technologies under discussion will be explored. This free initiative is generously being co-sponsored by Cheshire Public Library. Light refreshments will be served.

If you would like to be added to the e-mail list serve to receive updates and additional information on the Coffee Hours, please contact CheshireSTEMGroup@gmail.com.

Youcan alos follow us on:   https://www.facebook.com/STEMCoffeeHour/

Facilitator: Dr. Nii Addy, Neurosciebtists, Yale University. Author and co-author of numerouse articles on the neuroscience of addiction.

Coffee Hours are designed for adults (18+) who are interested in learning more about a specific science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topic. The general format is an informative presentation followed by group discussion. Sessions may also have an additional interactive component. The benefits, challenges and future directions of the STEM technologies under discussion will be explored. This free initiative is generously being co-sponsored by Cheshire Public Library. Light refreshments will be served.

If you would like to be added to the e-mail list serve to receive updates and additional information on the Coffee Hours, please contact CheshireSTEMGroup@gmail.com.

Youcan alos follow us on:   https://www.facebook.com/STEMCoffeeHour/

Wednesday November 29, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Play Group (pre-walkers)

Baby Play Group is a special time for babies and caregivers to interact with books, songs, rhymes, infant massage, American Sign Language, and PLAY.

This program is for pre-walking babies and their caregivers. In order to give our youngest patrons a safe space of their own, we request no siblings, please

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 3 times, November 1, 8,  and  29th.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 14 spaces available.

Baby Play Group is a special time for babies and caregivers to interact with books, songs, rhymes, infant massage, American Sign Language, and PLAY.

This program is for pre-walking babies and their caregivers. In order to give our youngest patrons a safe space of their own, we request no siblings, please

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others.  This program meets 3 times, November 1, 8,  and  29th.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Drop-in Tech Help

Do you have questions about your computer, smartphone, or iPad? Do you need help navigating Facebook or downloading an ebook?

Let our tech experts help! Bring your technology-related questions and problems to Cheshire Public Library’s Drop-In Tech Help. Our experts will be available to answer your questions and offer advice.

NOTE: Please be sure your device is fully charged beforehand. In the event your question or issue is more involved, we may ask you to schedule an appointment to come back for one-on-one help. Tech help is available on a first come first served basis. Tech help may be limited to 15 minutes per person.

CONTACT: Tech Department  203-272-2245  tech@cheshirelibrary.org

Do you have questions about your computer, smartphone, or iPad? Do you need help navigating Facebook or downloading an ebook?

Let our tech experts help! Bring your technology-related questions and problems to Cheshire Public Library’s Drop-In Tech Help. Our experts will be available to answer your questions and offer advice.

NOTE: Please be sure your device is fully charged beforehand. In the event your question or issue is more involved, we may ask you to schedule an appointment to come back for one-on-one help. Tech help is available on a first come first served basis. Tech help may be limited to 15 minutes per person.

CONTACT:
  Tech Department
  203.272.2245
  tech@cheshirelibrary.org

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Builders Brigade LEGO Club
Do you love building with LEGO® blocks or Mega Bloks? The Builders Brigade is the program for you!

All Ages

No registration required.

 
CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Do you love building with LEGO® blocks or Mega Bloks? The Builders Brigade is the program for you!

All Ages

No registration required.

 
CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cheshire's James W. Hawk filmmaker

 

Cheshire Connecticut’s independent filmmaker, James W. Hawk will be screening several of his short films. Hawk has had 30 screenings of his films at 12 film festivals. One of his films finished as a semi-finalist. His films have been highly praised by Mr. Jan Harlan, an executive producer for Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick. This night’s program will consist of “EENY, MEENY, MINY, MOE”, “FAILURE”,” THE SATURN MISSION”, “DR. DO RONG” and “ESQUIRE”. ESQUIRE stars Greg Nutcher who was in Steven Spielberg’s “BRIDGE OF SPIES.” Please be advised that this adult program contains strong language. 

 

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 

Cheshire Connecticut’s independent filmmaker, James W. Hawk will be screening several of his short films. Hawk has had 30 screenings of his films at 12 film festivals. One of his films finished as a semi-finalist. His films have been highly praised by Mr. Jan Harlan, an executive producer for Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick. This night’s program will consist of “EENY, MEENY, MINY, MOE”, “FAILURE”,” THE SATURN MISSION”, “DR. DO RONG” and “ESQUIRE”. ESQUIRE stars Greg Nutcher who was in Steven Spielberg’s “BRIDGE OF SPIES.” Please be advised that this adult program contains strong language. 

 

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Thursday November 30, 2017
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Toddler Music Class (Registration Required)

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, November 2, 9 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 3 spaces available.

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, November 2, 9 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Music Class (Registration Required)

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, November 2, 9 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 4 spaces available.

Enjoy music and movement in this high energy program. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.  Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, November 2, 9 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Afternoons of Awesome

School-age kids in grades 3-6 are invited to Afternoons of Awesome (or A-squared for short) for fun with art, science, technology, and games. We'll assemble robots and contraptions, play with our food, create fun works of art, and bring video games to life!

Grades 3-6.

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet two times, November 2 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren and Kelley  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 12 spaces available.

School-age kids in grades 3-6 are invited to Afternoons of Awesome (or A-squared for short) for fun with art, science, technology, and games. We'll assemble robots and contraptions, play with our food, create fun works of art, and bring video games to life!

Grades 3-6.

Registration required starting October 15 for Cheshire residents and November 1 for all others. This program will meet two times, November 2 and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren and Kelley
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Craft Night: Make Popcorn Garland

 

Join us for a festive evening of crafting.  We will make a old fashioned popcorn garland.  All supplies will be provided and crafting/older clothes are recommended.  Space is limited and registration is required for this adult program.

 

Registration for this program will take place tentatively two weeks prior.

 

A specail thank you to the Friend of the Library for their funding of this program. 

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 

Join us for a festive evening of crafting.  We will make a old fashioned popcorn garland.  All supplies will be provided and crafting/older clothes are recommended.  Space is limited and registration is required for this adult program.

 

Registration for this program will take place tentatively two weeks prior.

 

A specail thank you to the Friend of the Library for their funding of this program. 

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Friday December 1, 2017
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Trading Card Club: Yu-Gi-Oh & Pokemon

Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon trading card game tournaments here at CPL!   Just bring your cards, and join in the fun!  No registration required, Grades 7-12

This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:   kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon trading card game tournaments here at CPL!   Just bring your cards, and join in the fun!  No registration required, Grades 7-12

This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:
  
  
  kgile@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Saturday December 2, 2017
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
On Holiday Hiatus ~ Adult Loft Knitters
 


We look forward to seeing you at the Adult Loft Knitters next month.  Please stay tuned for sign up. 
 

Come socialize, learn, share your techniques with  other knitters.  Experience the relaxing and calming effect of knitting. All level of adult knitters welcome. 

Supplies will be provided but feel free to donate or bring your own. We will meet the 1st Saturday of every month trhough April, 10AM to 12PM. This adult program has a required registration. 

 

 


We look forward to seeing you at the Adult Loft Knitters next month.  Please stay tuned for sign up. 
 

Come socialize, learn, share your techniques with  other knitters.  Experience the relaxing and calming effect of knitting. All level of adult knitters welcome. 

Supplies will be provided but feel free to donate or bring your own. We will meet the 1st Saturday of every month trhough April, 10AM to 12PM. This adult program has a required registration. 

 

Sunday December 3, 2017
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2:00 PM
Coast Guard Saxophone Quartet

The United States Coast Guard Saxophone Quartet is comprised of the saxophone section of the U.S. Coast Guard Band. In addition to performing throughout Taiwan in 2009 and 2010, the Quartet performs regularly at conferences held by the World Saxophone Congress and the North American Saxophone Alliance, and has performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and at Carnegie Hall. The Quartet also performs at universities throughout New England and on recitals as part of the Coast Guard Band’s Chamber Players concert series. The Quartet’s members also form the Element Saxophone Quartet, winning medals at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

  • MUC Greg Case, soprano saxophone and group leader
  • MUCS Joshua Thomas, alto saxophone
  • MU1 Joseph D'Aleo, tenor saxophone
  • MUC Jeffrey Emerich, baritone saxophone
CONTACT:   drutter@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

The United States Coast Guard Saxophone Quartet is comprised of the saxophone section of the U.S. Coast Guard Band. In addition to performing throughout Taiwan in 2009 and 2010, the Quartet performs regularly at conferences held by the World Saxophone Congress and the North American Saxophone Alliance, and has performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and at Carnegie Hall. The Quartet also performs at universities throughout New England and on recitals as part of the Coast Guard Band’s Chamber Players concert series. The Quartet’s members also form the Element Saxophone Quartet, winning medals at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

  • MUC Greg Case, soprano saxophone and group leader
  • MUCS Joshua Thomas, alto saxophone
  • MU1 Joseph D'Aleo, tenor saxophone
  • MUC Jeffrey Emerich, baritone saxophone
CONTACT:
  
  
  drutter@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday December 4, 2017
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cheshire Cats Classics Club

The Cheshire Cats Classics Club meets once per month on a Monday evening. 

There is limited seating for this event.  For more information regarding this program, contact Jennifer Bartlett at jbartlett@cheshirelibrary.org.

CONTACT: Jennifer Bartlett  jbartlett@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Moss Room Upper Level

The Cheshire Cats Classics Club meets once per month on a Monday evening. 

There is limited seating for this event.  For more information regarding this program, contact Jennifer Bartlett at jbartlett@cheshirelibrary.org.

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Bartlett
  
  jbartlett@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Moss Room Upper Level

Tuesday December 5, 2017
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: The House without a Christmas Tree

The House without a Christmas Tree. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946, wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past. Starring Jason Robards.

CONTACT:   cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

The House without a Christmas Tree. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946, wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past. Starring Jason Robards.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Wednesday December 6, 2017
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6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Cheshire Art League: TBA

Educational program presented by the Cheshire Art League.

Topic TBA

Free and open to the public.

CONTACT:   203-281-0228  cheshireartleague@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Educational program presented by the Cheshire Art League.

Topic TBA

Free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  
  203.281.0228
  cheshireartleague@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Thursday December 7, 2017
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ask A Lawyer

As a free service to the community, the New Haven County Bar Association provides participants with general legal information during a free 10-15 minute consultation.  If the participant requires additional assistance, they may be referred to the Lawyer Referral Service for a referral to a LRS attorney or social service agency.

LOCATION: Moss Room Upper Level

As a free service to the community, the New Haven County Bar Association provides participants with general legal information during a free 10-15 minute consultation.  If the participant requires additional assistance, they may be referred to the Lawyer Referral Service for a referral to a LRS attorney or social service agency.

LOCATION: Moss Room Upper Level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Pearl Harbor: Into the Arizona Documentary

 

 

Join us for this fascinating documentary Pearl Harbor: Into the Arizona. The USS Arizona has been resting on Pearl Harbor's ocean floor for the past 76 years. For the first time since it was destroyed in 1941, scientists have the technology to take an in-depth look inside the ship. Once considered the pride of its fleet, the Arizona has taken on drastic changes in the shallow waters of the Pearl. This comprehensive search of the USS Arizona sheds light on one of the darkest days in American history. The discoveries made inside the ship are a stark reminder of all those who paid the ultimate price for their country. The expedition retells personal stories of survivors who lived through Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. It also brings a survivor who was aboard the Arizona back to see the ship for what might be one last time. A sight he never thought he'd see again.

 

Please Check Back For Sign Up

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 

 

Join us for this fascinating documentary Pearl Harbor: Into the Arizona. The USS Arizona has been resting on Pearl Harbor's ocean floor for the past 76 years. For the first time since it was destroyed in 1941, scientists have the technology to take an in-depth look inside the ship. Once considered the pride of its fleet, the Arizona has taken on drastic changes in the shallow waters of the Pearl. This comprehensive search of the USS Arizona sheds light on one of the darkest days in American history. The discoveries made inside the ship are a stark reminder of all those who paid the ultimate price for their country. The expedition retells personal stories of survivors who lived through Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. It also brings a survivor who was aboard the Arizona back to see the ship for what might be one last time. A sight he never thought he'd see again.

 

Please Check Back For Sign Up

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Friday December 8, 2017
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cheshire Anime Club

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. Grades 7 -12.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:   kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

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. Grades 7 -12.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:
  
  
  kgile@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday December 11, 2017
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7:00 PM
Friends of the Library meeting

Everyone is welcome. Join the Friends!

CONTACT:   tmorck@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Everyone is welcome. Join the Friends!

CONTACT:
  
  
  tmorck@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Tuesday December 12, 2017
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis. 1 hour, 53 minutes.

In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. Starring Judy Garland.

CONTACT:   cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Meet Me in St. Louis. 1 hour, 53 minutes.

In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. Starring Judy Garland.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Wednesday December 13, 2017
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Create Holiday Cards with Rubber Stamps

One of the many joys of the Holiday season is sending cheerful cards to the ones you love.  Join Sue Bernier and create beautiful Holiday cards. You will use rubber stamps, ink and Stampin' Up products to create your cards.  All levels are invited to join.                          

Space is limited. Sign up today!

CONTACT: Anna  203-272-2245 x 4
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 4 spaces available.

One of the many joys of the Holiday season is sending cheerful cards to the ones you love.  Join Sue Bernier and create beautiful Holiday cards. You will use rubber stamps, ink and Stampin' Up products to create your cards.  All levels are invited to join.                          

Space is limited. Sign up today!

CONTACT:
  Anna
  203.272.2245  x 4
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 4 spaces available.

Thursday December 14, 2017
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
B.Y.O.C.

Bring Your Own Crafts! Coloring, stitching, drawing, stamping, scrapbooking, if it's crafty, bring it in!  We will meet most every first Thursday of the month. There will be plenty of room to spread out for your crafts.  Some supplies will be provided for this adult program.

 

Please Check Back For Sign Up

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Bring Your Own Crafts! Coloring, stitching, drawing, stamping, scrapbooking, if it's crafty, bring it in!  We will meet most every first Thursday of the month. There will be plenty of room to spread out for your crafts.  Some supplies will be provided for this adult program.

 

Please Check Back For Sign Up

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Saturday December 16, 2017
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Babywearing 101 Demo

Our general meetings are always free and open to the public and feature a “Babywearing 101” demo covering safety information and carrier types about 15 minutes after the posted start time.  If we have a smaller group, we will offer small group instruction instead.  The lending library is always available at these meetings for attendees to browse and for member check out.  And of course, we are happy to help you with your carrier!

No registration required.

 

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Our general meetings are always free and open to the public and feature a “Babywearing 101” demo covering safety information and carrier types about 15 minutes after the posted start time.  If we have a smaller group, we will offer small group instruction instead.  The lending library is always available at these meetings for attendees to browse and for member check out.  And of course, we are happy to help you with your carrier!

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday December 18, 2017
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7:00 PM
Library Advisory Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Cheshire Library Advisory Board.

LOCATION: Moss Room Upper Level

Monthly meeting of the Cheshire Library Advisory Board.

LOCATION: Moss Room Upper Level

Tuesday December 19, 2017
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: The Bishop's Wife

The Bishop's Wife. 1 hour, 49 minutes.

An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. Starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven.

CONTACT:   cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

The Bishop's Wife. 1 hour, 49 minutes.

An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. Starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Friday December 22, 2017
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
S.T.E.A.M. Punks

Investigate the many elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math. We’ll explore robotics, electronics, arts & crafts, food science and much, much more. We’ll put things together, take things apart, play games, and have a ton of fun! No registration required, Grades 7—12

This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:   kgile@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Investigate the many elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math. We’ll explore robotics, electronics, arts & crafts, food science and much, much more. We’ll put things together, take things apart, play games, and have a ton of fun! No registration required, Grades 7—12

This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:
  
  
  kgile@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Sunday December 24, 2017
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Christmas Eve - Library Closed

The Cheshire Library is closed Sunday, December 24th for Christmas Eve.

The Cheshire Library is closed Sunday, December 24th for Christmas Eve.

Tuesday December 26, 2017
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: An Affair to Remember

An Affair to Remember. 1 hour, 55 minutes.

A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? Starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.

CONTACT:   cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

An Affair to Remember. 1 hour, 55 minutes.

A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? Starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Thursday December 28, 2017
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Teen Tabletop

New RPG group starting at CPL!! Are you an adventurer? Do you like games that involve strategy, thinking, and (most importantly) roleplaying? If so, you've found the right group! The games we play will be a wide range of tabletop RPGs- so if you like adventure, be sure to meet us in the Teen Room! Any questions? Contact Tas at tfox100@me.com.

CONTACT:   kgile@cheshirelibrary.org