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.

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
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


 
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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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 6 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 6 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 - 4:50 PM
Library Lab (Grades K-6)

Kids come together to discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities and takeaways.  Science is fun, but it can be messy! 

Grades K-6

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 Allen  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 2 spaces available.

Kids come together to discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities and takeaways.  Science is fun, but it can be messy! 

Grades K-6

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 Allen
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 2 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 3 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 3 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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6:30 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
There are many spaces available.

 

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

There are many spaces available.

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
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 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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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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
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 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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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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 6 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 6 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.

 

Cancelled

 

A special thank you to the Friends 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.

 

Cancelled

 

A special thank you to the Friends 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

 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Library After Hours - Holiday Edition

Library After Hours is back by popular demand!

Join us for a family-friendly holiday movie ("The Polar Express") and some seasonal activities for children and parents/caregivers.  Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available for sale from the Friends of the Library.  There is no admission fee, but there is a suggested donation of $5 per family to help offset costs.  Please note that the Lower Level of the Library will not be open to the public.  Please register so we know how many goodies to have on hand.  Kids are welcome to wear pajamas!

Movie begins at 5:30 p.m.

Library closes at 7:30 p.m.

 

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

Library After Hours is back by popular demand!

Join us for a family-friendly holiday movie ("The Polar Express") and some seasonal activities for children and parents/caregivers.  Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available for sale from the Friends of the Library.  There is no admission fee, but there is a suggested donation of $5 per family to help offset costs.  Please note that the Lower Level of the Library will not be open to the public.  Please register so we know how many goodies to have on hand.  Kids are welcome to wear pajamas!

Movie begins at 5:30 p.m.

Library closes at 7:30 p.m.

 

CONTACT:
  
  
  rburkey@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

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. Check out the program here.

  • 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. Check out the program here.

  • 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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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Wiggles and Giggles (18-36 months)
Help develop your child's language, motor, and social skills in this fun library time dedicated to active toddlers.  Join us for books, songs, movement, and play.
 
For ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 2 times, December 4 and 11.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

CONTACT: Ali Allen  203-272-2245 x3  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 6 spaces available.
Help develop your child's language, motor, and social skills in this fun library time dedicated to active toddlers.  Join us for books, songs, movement, and play.
 
For ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 2 times, December 4 and 11.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  203.272.2245 x3
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Wiggles and Giggles (18-36 months)
Help develop your child's language, motor, and social skills in this fun library time dedicated to active toddlers.  Join us for books, songs, movement, and play.
 
Ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 2 times, December 4 and 11.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

CONTACT: Ali Allen  203-272-2245 x3  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 13 spaces available.
Help develop your child's language, motor, and social skills in this fun library time dedicated to active toddlers.  Join us for books, songs, movement, and play.
 
Ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 2 times, December 4 and 11.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  203.272.2245 x3
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 13 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 December 5, 2017
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9:30 AM
Early Walkers 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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 5 and 12. You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245 x3
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 13 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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 5 and 12. You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245 x3
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 13 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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 5 and 12.  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 21 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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 5 and 12.  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 21 spaces available.

 
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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

 
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4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Library Lab (Grades K-6)

Make your own ooey, gooey worms this week! 

Kids come together to discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities and takeaways.  Science is fun, but it can be messy. 

Grades K-6

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 5 and 12.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali Allen  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 19 spaces available.

Make your own ooey, gooey worms this week! 

Kids come together to discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities and takeaways.  Science is fun, but it can be messy. 

Grades K-6

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 5 and 12.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 19 spaces available.

Wednesday December 6, 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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 6, and 13th.  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 22 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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 6, and 13th.  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 22 spaces available.

 
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4:00 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 kids of all ages. Parents and/or caregivers are welcome to participate with their children.

No registration required. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  203-272-2245 x3
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 kids of all ages. Parents and/or caregivers are welcome to participate with their children.

No registration required. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  203.272.2245 x3
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

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

THE PAINTERLY PORTRAIT IN PASTEL

Wednesday December 6, 6:00-8:15pm

Cheshire Public Library

Alain Picard, award-winning artist, instructor, author and speaker, will work with a live model to demonstrate a painterly approach to the portrait in pastel. This demonstration will include an explanation of pastel portrait techniques for creating an accurate likeness, establishing clear values, evaluating color relationships and selecting skin tones, developing a painterly style, and harnessing the power of strong design. Alain will also discuss the importance of lighting and posing the model.

Regstration not required. Free and open to the public.

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

THE PAINTERLY PORTRAIT IN PASTEL

Wednesday December 6, 6:00-8:15pm

Cheshire Public Library

Alain Picard, award-winning artist, instructor, author and speaker, will work with a live model to demonstrate a painterly approach to the portrait in pastel. This demonstration will include an explanation of pastel portrait techniques for creating an accurate likeness, establishing clear values, evaluating color relationships and selecting skin tones, developing a painterly style, and harnessing the power of strong design. Alain will also discuss the importance of lighting and posing the model.

Regstration not required. 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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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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents. This program will meet two times: December 7 and 14. You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  203-272-2245 x3
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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents. This program will meet two times: December 7 and 14. You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  203.272.2245 x3
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents. This program will meet two times: December 7 and 14. You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  203-272-2245 x3
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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents. This program will meet two times: December 7 and 14. You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  203.272.2245 x3
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 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
Afternoons of Awesome: Fun with Fleece

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!

Today we're making a no-sew fleece project, just in time for winter and the gift-giving season.

Grades 3-6.

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245 x3  lgledhill@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 14 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!

Today we're making a no-sew fleece project, just in time for winter and the gift-giving season.

Grades 3-6.

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245 x3
  lgledhill@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 14 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 - 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.

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

 

 

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.

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

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 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 Library.

CONTACT:
  
  
  kgile@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Saturday December 9, 2017
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11:00 AM
Donuts with Grownups

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. 

Best suited for children age 2-6.

Registration opens November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  203-272-2245 x3
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 14 spaces available.

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. 

Best suited for children age 2-6.

Registration opens November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  203.272.2245 x3
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 14 spaces available.

Sunday December 10, 2017
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2:00 PM
The Nutcracker

Brass City Ballet celebrates the magic of Christmas in a live, narrated performance of The Nutcracker. Children from 3 to 93 will delight in the story of Clara and her journey through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets where she meets the Sugarplum Fairy and all her delicious treats.

 

CONTACT: Anna  203-272-2245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 133 spaces available.

Brass City Ballet celebrates the magic of Christmas in a live, narrated performance of The Nutcracker. Children from 3 to 93 will delight in the story of Clara and her journey through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets where she meets the Sugarplum Fairy and all her delicious treats.

 

CONTACT:
  Anna
  203.272.2245    
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 133 spaces available.

Monday December 11, 2017
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Wiggles and Giggles (18-36 months)
Help develop your child's language, motor, and social skills in this fun library time dedicated to active toddlers.  Join us for books, songs, movement, and play.
 
For ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 2 times, December 4 and 11.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

CONTACT: Ali Allen  203-272-2245 x3  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 6 spaces available.
Help develop your child's language, motor, and social skills in this fun library time dedicated to active toddlers.  Join us for books, songs, movement, and play.
 
For ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 2 times, December 4 and 11.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  203.272.2245 x3
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Wiggles and Giggles (18-36 months)
Help develop your child's language, motor, and social skills in this fun library time dedicated to active toddlers.  Join us for books, songs, movement, and play.
 
Ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 2 times, December 4 and 11.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

CONTACT: Ali Allen  203-272-2245 x3  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 13 spaces available.
Help develop your child's language, motor, and social skills in this fun library time dedicated to active toddlers.  Join us for books, songs, movement, and play.
 
Ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 2 times, December 4 and 11.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  203.272.2245 x3
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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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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9:30 AM
Early Walkers 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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 5 and 12. You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245 x3
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 13 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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 5 and 12. You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245 x3
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 13 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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 5 and 12.  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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 5 and 12.  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: 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

 
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4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Library Lab (Grades K-6)

Join us to make gooey slime this week! 

Kids come together to discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities and takeaways.  Science is fun, but it can be messy. 

Grades K-6

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 5 and 12.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali Allen  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 19 spaces available.

Join us to make gooey slime this week! 

Kids come together to discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities and takeaways.  Science is fun, but it can be messy. 

Grades K-6

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 5 and 12.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 19 spaces available.

Wednesday December 13, 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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 6, and 13th.  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 22 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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, December 6, and 13th.  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 22 spaces available.

 
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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!

For children of all ages.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  203-272-2245 x3
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Do you love building with LEGO® blocks or Mega Bloks? The Builders Brigade is the program for you!

For children of all ages.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  203.272.2245 x3
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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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

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


Thursday December 14, 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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents. This program will meet two times: December 7 and 14. You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  203-272-2245 x3
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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents. This program will meet two times: December 7 and 14. You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  203.272.2245 x3
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents. This program will meet two times: December 7 and 14. You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  203-272-2245 x3
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 November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for non-residents. This program will meet two times: December 7 and 14. You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  203.272.2245 x3
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 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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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Holiday Read Aloud with FEA

Come join the Future Educators of America from Dodd Middle School for a Fall-themed Read Aloud Thursday, December 14th  3:30-4:30

For children aged 3-6
 
Children will participate in a Read Aloud, make a craft project, and will be offered refreshments.
Registration required starting November 15.  
LOCATION: Third Floor Area
There are 13 spaces available.

Come join the Future Educators of America from Dodd Middle School for a Fall-themed Read Aloud Thursday, December 14th  3:30-4:30

For children aged 3-6
 
Children will participate in a Read Aloud, make a craft project, and will be offered refreshments.
Registration required starting November 15.  
LOCATION: Third Floor Area

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 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 November 15, and all others on December 1.

Kids grades K-6.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245 x3  lgledhill@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

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 November 15, and all others on December 1.

Kids grades K-6.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245 x3
  lgledhill@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main 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!  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 note the special date change. 

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!  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 note the special date change. 

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

Friday December 15, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Frosty Friday Storytime

Bundle up and join us for a special winter-themed storytime!  We'll sing songs about snow, read stories, and create winter crafts.

For children of all ages.

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT: Ali & Lauren  203-272-2245 x3
There are 20 spaces available.

Bundle up and join us for a special winter-themed storytime!  We'll sing songs about snow, read stories, and create winter crafts.

For children of all ages.

Registration required starting November 15 for Cheshire residents and December 1 for all others.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali & Lauren
  203.272.2245 x3
  

There are 20 spaces available.

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  203-272-2245 x3
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
  203.272.2245 x3
  

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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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Music Together Demo Class

Music Together an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and the adults who love them. This research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum strongly encourages adult involvement and emphasizes actual music experiences rather than concepts about music.

For ages newborn through 5 years old.

Registration required starting November 15. 

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Cheshire Public Library
There are 15 spaces available.

Music Together an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and the adults who love them. This research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum strongly encourages adult involvement and emphasizes actual music experiences rather than concepts about music.

For ages newborn through 5 years old.

Registration required starting November 15. 

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Cheshire Public Library

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Music Together Demo Class

Music Together an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and the adults who love them. This research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum strongly encourages adult involvement and emphasizes actual music experiences rather than concepts about music.

For ages newborn through 5 years old.

Registration required starting November 15. 

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Cheshire Public Library
There are 15 spaces available.

Music Together an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and the adults who love them. This research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum strongly encourages adult involvement and emphasizes actual music experiences rather than concepts about music.

For ages newborn through 5 years old.

Registration required starting November 15. 

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Cheshire Public Library

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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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

Wednesday December 20, 2017
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1:00 PM - 3:00 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

Friday December 22, 2017
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Dodd Drop-In

Hang out and enjoy socializing and snacks on early dismissal day for middle schoolers.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Hang out and enjoy socializing and snacks on early dismissal day for middle schoolers.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

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.

Monday December 25, 2017
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Christmas Day - Library Closed
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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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Relaxing Coloring Night for Adults

 

 

Join us for relaxing coloring night for adults and destress from this busy time of year.  We'll provide coloring pages and supplies, but feel free to bring your own pages, art supplies. 

 

 

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

 

 

Join us for relaxing coloring night for adults and destress from this busy time of year.  We'll provide coloring pages and supplies, but feel free to bring your own pages, art supplies. 

 

 

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

Friday December 29, 2017
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
New Year's Party

Get ready for 2018 with fun family activities!

For children of all ages and their families.

Registration required. Registration begins December 15 for Cheshire residents and December 28 for non-residents.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245 x3
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Get ready for 2018 with fun family activities!

For children of all ages and their families.

Registration required. Registration begins December 15 for Cheshire residents and December 28 for non-residents.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245 x3
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cheshire Anime Club Holiday Special

No registration required. Konnichiwa, minna-san! Can't get enough Anime and Manga? Join us for a special holiday edition of Anime Club where we will watch holiday and New Year's themed anime! 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? Join us for a special holiday edition of Anime Club where we will watch holiday and New Year's themed anime! 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

Sunday December 31, 2017
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New Year's Eve - Library Closed

The Cheshire Public Library will be closed on New Year's Eve.

The Cheshire Public Library will be closed on New Year's Eve.

Thursday January 4, 2018
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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.

 

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!  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.

 

Please check back for sign up.

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Saturday January 6, 2018
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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.

Please check back for sign up

CONTACT: Kathleen

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.

Please check back for sign up

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

 
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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 the1st Saturday of every month, through April, 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.

Please check back for sign up

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 the1st Saturday of every month, through April, 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.

Please check back for sign up

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

Monday January 8, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wiggles and Giggles (Toddlers)
Help develop your child's language, motor, and social skills in this fun library time dedicated to active toddlers.  Join us for books, songs, movement, and play.
 
Toddlers ages 1-3.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, January 8, 22, and 29.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT: Ali Allen  203-272-2245 x3  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Help develop your child's language, motor, and social skills in this fun library time dedicated to active toddlers.  Join us for books, songs, movement, and play.
 
Toddlers ages 1-3.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, January 8, 22, and 29.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  203.272.2245 x3
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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7:00 PM
Friends of the Library meeting

Everyone is welcome. Join the Friends!

CONTACT:   tmorck@gmail.com

Everyone is welcome. Join the Friends!

CONTACT:
  
  
  tmorck@gmail.com

Tuesday January 9, 2018
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4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Library Lab (Grades K-6)

Science is fun, but it can be messy!  Kids discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities and takeaways. 

Grades K-6

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, January 9 and 23.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali  (203) 272-2245 x3  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Science is fun, but it can be messy!  Kids discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities and takeaways. 

Grades K-6

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, January 9 and 23.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali
  (203) 272.2245 x3
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Wednesday January 10, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cookbook Club: Slow Cooker

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

To our January Cookbook Club meeting, bring a slow-cooker dish, 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 registering for the program, participants acknowledge that they may choose to consume food that has not been prepared in a commercial kitchen.

CONTACT:   rburkey@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 15 spaces available.

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

To our January Cookbook Club meeting, bring a slow-cooker dish, 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 registering for the program, participants acknowledge that they may choose to consume food that has not been prepared in a commercial kitchen.

CONTACT:
  
  
  rburkey@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 15 spaces available.

Friday January 12, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Yu-Gi-Oh: It's Time to Duel!

A Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game tournament 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

A Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game tournament 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

Wednesday January 17, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Zumba for Adults

Class is open to adults of any skills or fitness level and is designed to teach the basic dance steps and easy to follow movements.

Zumba classes:

Wednesday - January 17 - 2:00-3:00

Wednesday - January 24 - 2:00-3:00

Wednesday - January 31 - 2:00 -3:00

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

Class is open to adults of any skills or fitness level and is designed to teach the basic dance steps and easy to follow movements.

Zumba classes:

Wednesday - January 17 - 2:00-3:00

Wednesday - January 24 - 2:00-3:00

Wednesday - January 31 - 2:00 -3:00

CONTACT:
  Anna/Sandy
  203.272.2245  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Zumba for Kids

Perfect for younger Zumba fans. Zumba Kids feature kid-friendly routines. This class helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun.

Zumba classes:

Wednesday - January 17 - 3:00-3:30

Wednesday - January 24 - 3:00-3:30

Wednesday - January 31 - 3:00-3:30

CONTACT: Anna/Sandy  203-272-2245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Perfect for younger Zumba fans. Zumba Kids feature kid-friendly routines. This class helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun.

Zumba classes:

Wednesday - January 17 - 3:00-3:30

Wednesday - January 24 - 3:00-3:30

Wednesday - January 31 - 3:00-3:30

CONTACT:
  Anna/Sandy
  203.272.2245  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Goal Setting

 

Are you struggling in one area of your life, or maybe more?  Do you know why?  Would you like to learn how to identify what your goals are and then how to take the steps to attain those goals?  This can be in any area of your life.  Career, home, relationships, etc. Whatever is holding you back can be recognized and steps to get you to where you want to be will be revealed.

Presenter: Fiona Bain is a Certified Life Coach who received her training through the accredited program at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Fiona is very passionate about life coaching.  She brings her sense of humor and love for life to her coaching and supports people in being well, fulfilled and vibrantly alive. Life coaching fulfills Fiona's purpose -- to help others become empowered in their own lives, to take steps to reach their goals and relieve their anxiety about what steps they want to take next. Before coaching, Fiona was in the U.S. Navy, is a retired Commander, and worked in Corporate America for 14 years.  Fiona enjoys working with women in transition to help them create the life they dream of.

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

 

Are you struggling in one area of your life, or maybe more?  Do you know why?  Would you like to learn how to identify what your goals are and then how to take the steps to attain those goals?  This can be in any area of your life.  Career, home, relationships, etc. Whatever is holding you back can be recognized and steps to get you to where you want to be will be revealed.

Presenter: Fiona Bain is a Certified Life Coach who received her training through the accredited program at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Fiona is very passionate about life coaching.  She brings her sense of humor and love for life to her coaching and supports people in being well, fulfilled and vibrantly alive. Life coaching fulfills Fiona's purpose -- to help others become empowered in their own lives, to take steps to reach their goals and relieve their anxiety about what steps they want to take next. Before coaching, Fiona was in the U.S. Navy, is a retired Commander, and worked in Corporate America for 14 years.  Fiona enjoys working with women in transition to help them create the life they dream of.

CONTACT:
  Anna
  203.272.2245 Ext. 4
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

Thursday January 18, 2018
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6:30 PM
Wake up Your Thyroid- Naturally Improve Thyroid, Energy and Metabolism

- Have you been diagnosed with a malfunctioning thyroid?

- Do you think you have a thyroid problem, even if your blood work says differently?

- Are problems with your thyroid affecting your weight, sleep, or energy levels?

Research shows that more than 12 percent of the United States population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime.  An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease.  Undiagnosed thyroid problems puts patients at risk for certain serious conditions including cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, depression, and even infertility.  The only solution seems to be medications that will only, at best, give temporary relief.  Help can be found within a few simple steps.

Join us as Dr. David DeRosa, D.C., Clinical Nutritionist will discuss;

·     Why half of all thyroid disorders go misdiagnosed

·     The two missing nutritional links no one talks about

·     Learn simple steps you can take to promote balance in your thyroid

Please check back for sign up.

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

- Have you been diagnosed with a malfunctioning thyroid?

- Do you think you have a thyroid problem, even if your blood work says differently?

- Are problems with your thyroid affecting your weight, sleep, or energy levels?

Research shows that more than 12 percent of the United States population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime.  An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease.  Undiagnosed thyroid problems puts patients at risk for certain serious conditions including cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, depression, and even infertility.  The only solution seems to be medications that will only, at best, give temporary relief.  Help can be found within a few simple steps.

Join us as Dr. David DeRosa, D.C., Clinical Nutritionist will discuss;

·     Why half of all thyroid disorders go misdiagnosed

·     The two missing nutritional links no one talks about

·     Learn simple steps you can take to promote balance in your thyroid

Please check back for sign up.

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Friday January 19, 2018
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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 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 Library.

CONTACT:
  
  
  kgile@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Sunday January 21, 2018
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2:00 PM
Marlene Verplanck sings from the Great American Songbook

Marlene Verplanck sings from the Great American Songbook

Jazz and pop legend Verplanck, who according to the New York Times “may be the most accomplished interpreter of popular material performing today “, will be accompanied by Darren Litzie on piano and Jeff Fuller on bass.  The internationally known songstress has performed at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Rainbow Room, and on numerous TV programs including Entertainment Tonight and The Today Show and has recorded with such music luminaries as Mel Torme, Julius LaRosa and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

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

Marlene Verplanck sings from the Great American Songbook

Jazz and pop legend Verplanck, who according to the New York Times “may be the most accomplished interpreter of popular material performing today “, will be accompanied by Darren Litzie on piano and Jeff Fuller on bass.  The internationally known songstress has performed at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Rainbow Room, and on numerous TV programs including Entertainment Tonight and The Today Show and has recorded with such music luminaries as Mel Torme, Julius LaRosa and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

CONTACT:
  
  
  drutter@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday January 22, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wiggles and Giggles (Toddlers)
Help develop your child's language, motor, and social skills in this fun library time dedicated to active toddlers.  Join us for books, songs, movement, and play.
 
Toddlers ages 1-3.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, January 8, 22, and 29.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT: Ali Allen  203-272-2245 x3  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Help develop your child's language, motor, and social skills in this fun library time dedicated to active toddlers.  Join us for books, songs, movement, and play.
 
Toddlers ages 1-3.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, January 8, 22, and 29.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  203.272.2245 x3
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Tuesday January 23, 2018
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4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Library Lab (Grades K-6)

Science is fun, but it can be messy!  Kids discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities and takeaways. 

Grades K-6

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, January 9 and 23.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali  (203) 272-2245 x3  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Science is fun, but it can be messy!  Kids discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities and takeaways. 

Grades K-6

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, January 9 and 23.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali
  (203) 272.2245 x3
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Wednesday January 24, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Zumba for Adults

 

Class is open to adults of any skills or fitness level and is designed to teach the basic dance steps and easy to follow movements.

Zumba classes:

Wednesday - January 17 - 2:00-3:00

Wednesday - January 24 - 2:00-3:00

Wednesday - January 31 - 2:00 -3:00

 

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

 

Class is open to adults of any skills or fitness level and is designed to teach the basic dance steps and easy to follow movements.

Zumba classes:

Wednesday - January 17 - 2:00-3:00

Wednesday - January 24 - 2:00-3:00

Wednesday - January 31 - 2:00 -3:00

 

CONTACT:
  Anna/Sandy 
  203.272.2245  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Zumba for Kids

Perfect for younger Zumba fans. Zumba Kids feature kid-friendly routines. This class helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun.

Zumba classes:

Wednesday - January 17 - 3:00-3:30

Wednesday - January 24 - 3:00-3:30

Wednesday - January 31 - 3:00-3:30



 

CONTACT: Anna/Sandy  203-272-2245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Perfect for younger Zumba fans. Zumba Kids feature kid-friendly routines. This class helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun.

Zumba classes:

Wednesday - January 17 - 3:00-3:30

Wednesday - January 24 - 3:00-3:30

Wednesday - January 31 - 3:00-3:30



 

CONTACT:
  Anna/Sandy
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trivia Night

 

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature! It's all For Pride, Not Prize.  Registration for this adult programwill take place two weeks prior. 

CONTACT: Kathleen/Sandy
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature! It's all For Pride, Not Prize.  Registration for this adult programwill take place two weeks prior. 

CONTACT:
  Kathleen/Sandy
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Thursday January 25, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Movement For Your Busy Life

In this fast-paced world it seems impossible to fit in any kind of exercise or movement into our work day. Many of us are chained to the desk, phone or computer and are buried under an ever-growing Inbox. However, a little movement can rejuvenate the mind and body and actually increase productivity without increasing the number of work hours. In this session. Mary Hurley, holistic health coach and certified personal trainer, will teach you a series of breathing techniques, stretching and strengthening movements that can be done throughout your work day with no need for equipment.

A special thank you to the Friends of the Library for their funding.

Please check back for sign up.

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

In this fast-paced world it seems impossible to fit in any kind of exercise or movement into our work day. Many of us are chained to the desk, phone or computer and are buried under an ever-growing Inbox. However, a little movement can rejuvenate the mind and body and actually increase productivity without increasing the number of work hours. In this session. Mary Hurley, holistic health coach and certified personal trainer, will teach you a series of breathing techniques, stretching and strengthening movements that can be done throughout your work day with no need for equipment.

A special thank you to the Friends of the Library for their funding.

Please check back for sign up.

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday January 29, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wiggles and Giggles (Toddlers)
Help develop your child's language, motor, and social skills in this fun library time dedicated to active toddlers.  Join us for books, songs, movement, and play.
 
Toddlers ages 1-3.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, January 8, 22, and 29.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT: Ali Allen  203-272-2245 x3  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
Help develop your child's language, motor, and social skills in this fun library time dedicated to active toddlers.  Join us for books, songs, movement, and play.
 
Toddlers ages 1-3.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, January 8, 22, and 29.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  203.272.2245 x3
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Valentine Cards

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

CONTACT: Anna  203-272-2245 x 4
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 10 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Anna
  203.272.2245  x 4
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 10 spaces available.

Wednesday January 31, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Zumba for Adults

Class is open to adults of any skills or fitness level and is designed to teach the basic dance steps and easy to follow movements.

 

Zumba classes:

Wednesday - January 17 - 2:00-3:00

Wednesday - January 24 - 2:00-3:00

Wednesday - January 31 - 2:00 -3:00

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

Class is open to adults of any skills or fitness level and is designed to teach the basic dance steps and easy to follow movements.

 

Zumba classes:

Wednesday - January 17 - 2:00-3:00

Wednesday - January 24 - 2:00-3:00

Wednesday - January 31 - 2:00 -3:00

CONTACT:
  Anna/Sandy
  203.272.2245  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Zumba for Kids

Perfect for younger Zumba fans. Zumba Kids feature kid-friendly routines. This class helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun.

Zumba classes:

Wednesday - January 17 - 3:00-3:30

Wednesday - January 24 - 3:00-3:30

Wednesday - January 31 - 3:00-3:30



 

CONTACT: Anna/Sandy  203-272-2245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Perfect for younger Zumba fans. Zumba Kids feature kid-friendly routines. This class helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun.

Zumba classes:

Wednesday - January 17 - 3:00-3:30

Wednesday - January 24 - 3:00-3:30

Wednesday - January 31 - 3:00-3:30



 

CONTACT:
  Anna/Sandy
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Thursday February 1, 2018
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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.

 

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!  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.

 

Please check back for sign up.

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Friday February 2, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Yu-Gi-Oh: It's Time to Duel!

A Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game tournament 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

A Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game tournament 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 February 3, 2018
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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 the1st Saturday of every month, through April, 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.

Please check back for sign up


 

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 the1st Saturday of every month, through April, 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.

Please check back for sign up


 

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 2nd 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.

 

Please Check Back For Sign Up

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 2nd 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.

 

Please Check Back For Sign Up

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

Thursday February 8, 2018
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Dodd Drop-In

Hang out and enjoy socializing and snacks on early dismissal day for middle schoolers.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Hang out and enjoy socializing and snacks on early dismissal day for middle schoolers.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Victoria and Abdul ~ the movie

 

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Please check back for registration.  

 

 

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Please check back for registration.  

 

 

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Friday February 9, 2018
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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 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 Library.

CONTACT:
  
  
  kgile@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Sunday February 11, 2018
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2:00 PM
River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs

It’s Mardi Gras and time to party with The Zydeco Hogs, who bring the exuberant sounds of the steamy bayous of southwestern Louisiana to the hills of New England. Wear your dancing shoes!

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

It’s Mardi Gras and time to party with The Zydeco Hogs, who bring the exuberant sounds of the steamy bayous of southwestern Louisiana to the hills of New England. Wear your dancing shoes!

CONTACT:
  
  
  drutter@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday February 12, 2018
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7:00 PM
Friends of the Library meeting

Everyone is welcome. Join the Friends!

CONTACT:   tmorck@gmail.com

Everyone is welcome. Join the Friends!

CONTACT:
  
  
  tmorck@gmail.com

Wednesday February 14, 2018
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6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Trivia Night

 

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature! It's all For Pride, Not Prize.  Registration for this adult programwill take place two weeks prior. 

CONTACT: Kathleen/Sandy
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature! It's all For Pride, Not Prize.  Registration for this adult programwill take place two weeks prior. 

CONTACT:
  Kathleen/Sandy
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday February 19, 2018
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Craft Night: Book Candle Holder

 


This evening we will have a relaxing night crafting and upcycling books into beautiful candle holders.  Registration required for this adult program.

 

Registration will tentatively take place two weeks prior.   

 

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 


This evening we will have a relaxing night crafting and upcycling books into beautiful candle holders.  Registration required for this adult program.

 

Registration will tentatively take place two weeks prior.   

 

CONTACT:
  Kathleen 
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Wednesday February 21, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Men in the Life of Queen Victoria

 

Join us for a fun evening, as we learn about the Queen and the men in her life.  From her infatuation with the Duke of Brunswick, through Uncle Leopold, her Prime Minister Lord Melbourne, Albert, then the dreaded John Brown,  Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, and finally the Munshi, her Indian secretary.

 

 

Please check back for sign up.

 

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 

Join us for a fun evening, as we learn about the Queen and the men in her life.  From her infatuation with the Duke of Brunswick, through Uncle Leopold, her Prime Minister Lord Melbourne, Albert, then the dreaded John Brown,  Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, and finally the Munshi, her Indian secretary.

 

 

Please check back for sign up.

 

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Thursday March 1, 2018
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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.

 

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!  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.

 

Please check back for sign up.

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Friday March 2, 2018
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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 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 Library.

CONTACT:
  
  
  kgile@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Saturday March 3, 2018
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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 the1st Saturday of every month, through April, 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.

Please check back for sign up


 

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level


 

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 the1st Saturday of every month, through April, 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.

Please check back for sign up


 

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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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 2nd 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.

 

Please Check Back For Sign Up

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 2nd 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.

 

Please Check Back For Sign Up

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

Sunday March 4, 2018
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2:00 PM
Kitchen Céilí

This Irish/New England band serves up healthy portions of spirited tunes and songs in an atmosphere of unpretentious good humor. Their repertoire includes driving reels and lilting jigs as well as stately waltzes, slow airs, and old and new songs of emigrants, soldiers, lovers, lawyers and computer programmers from both sides of the Atlantic.  The band features George Wilson on fiddle, banjo and vocals, Dora Hast on tin whistle and recorders, and Stan Scott on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals

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

This Irish/New England band serves up healthy portions of spirited tunes and songs in an atmosphere of unpretentious good humor. Their repertoire includes driving reels and lilting jigs as well as stately waltzes, slow airs, and old and new songs of emigrants, soldiers, lovers, lawyers and computer programmers from both sides of the Atlantic.  The band features George Wilson on fiddle, banjo and vocals, Dora Hast on tin whistle and recorders, and Stan Scott on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals

CONTACT:
  
  
  drutter@cheshirelibarry.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday March 5, 2018
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Spring and Summer Gardening Tips

Spring and summer is a great time to be working in the garden for beauty and foods, but you might encounter a number of puzzling issues. This presentation will answer and discuss some common questions about general care, pruning, water management, fertilizing, and disease control in lawns, flower gardens, small fruits, and vegetable gardens.

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

Spring and summer is a great time to be working in the garden for beauty and foods, but you might encounter a number of puzzling issues. This presentation will answer and discuss some common questions about general care, pruning, water management, fertilizing, and disease control in lawns, flower gardens, small fruits, and vegetable gardens.

CONTACT:
  Anna
  203.272.2245 x 4
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

Thursday March 8, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Introduction to Gmail

 

We will learn how to compose an e-mail, send an e-mail, create folders, organizing e-mails, and working with attachments. Prerequisite familiarity with computers and internet.  Space is limited and registration is required

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 

We will learn how to compose an e-mail, send an e-mail, create folders, organizing e-mails, and working with attachments. Prerequisite familiarity with computers and internet.  Space is limited and registration is required

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday March 12, 2018
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7:00 PM
Friends of the Library meeting

Everyone is welcome. Join the Friends!

CONTACT:   tmorck@gmail.com

Everyone is welcome. Join the Friends!

CONTACT:
  
  
  tmorck@gmail.com

Friday March 16, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Yu-Gi-Oh: It's Time to Duel!

A Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game tournament 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

A Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game tournament 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

Thursday March 22, 2018
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Dodd Drop-In

Hang out and enjoy socializing and snacks on early dismissal day for middle schoolers.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Hang out and enjoy socializing and snacks on early dismissal day for middle schoolers.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Sunday March 25, 2018
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2:00 PM
Conn-Men A Cappella

The Conn-Men are UCONN’s premier all-male a cappella group.  Join us for an exuberant concert! 

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

The Conn-Men are UCONN’s premier all-male a cappella group.  Join us for an exuberant concert! 

CONTACT:
  
  
  drutter@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Thursday April 5, 2018