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.

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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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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
There are 40 spaces available.

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

There are 40 spaces available.

 
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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
Monday January 1, 2018
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New Year's Day - Library Closed
Tuesday January 2, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 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. The class provides a time to bond with your little one and learn activities that you can do in the library, at home, or anywhere.

For early walkers to around 20 months of age.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 15 spaces available.

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

For early walkers to around 20 months of age.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Toddler Music Class

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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire. 1993. 2 hours, 5 minutes.

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. Starring Robin Williams and Sally Fields. No registration required. Please join us!

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

Mrs. Doubtfire. 1993. 2 hours, 5 minutes.

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. Starring Robin Williams and Sally Fields. No registration required. Please join us!

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Crafternoons (Grades K-6)

Drop-in for seasonal and fun crafts for kids!  Materials will be provided by the library.

For children in grades K-6.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali Allen  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Drop-in for seasonal and fun crafts for kids!  Materials will be provided by the library.

For children in grades K-6.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Thursday January 4, 2018
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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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, January 4, 11 and 25th.  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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, January 4, 11 and 25th.  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 - 11:15 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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, January 4, 11 and 25th.  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 is 1 space available.

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

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, January 4, 11 and 25th.  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 is 1 space available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
B.Y.O.C

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

Friday January 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cuentos y Cantos Storytime
¡Hola y bienvenidos a Cuentos y Cantos! Join Miss Lauren for a storytime in English and Spanish. We'll read stories, sing songs, learn new words, and have fun in two languages!

Best for children ages 2-5.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for nonresidents.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 20 spaces available.
¡Hola y bienvenidos a Cuentos y Cantos! Join Miss Lauren for a storytime in English and Spanish. We'll read stories, sing songs, learn new words, and have fun in two languages!

Best for children ages 2-5.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for nonresidents.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 20 spaces available.

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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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.
 
Toddlers ages 18-36 months.

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 18-36 months.

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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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.
 
Toddlers ages 18-36 months.

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 18-36 months.

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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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: Third Floor Area

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: Third Floor Area

 
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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

 
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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 January 9, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 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. The class provides a time to bond with your little one and learn activities that you can do in the library, at home, or anywhere.

For early walkers to around 20 months of age.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 15 spaces available.

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

For early walkers to around 20 months of age.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Toddler Music Class

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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: Some Like it Hot

Some Like it Hot. 1959. 2 hours, 1 minute.

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. No registration required. Please join us!

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

Some Like it Hot. 1959. 2 hours, 1 minute.

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. No registration required. Please join us!

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Library Lab (Grades K-6)

Design and launch your own straw rockets this week!

Kids discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities. 

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

Design and launch your own straw rockets this week!

Kids discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities. 

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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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 December15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets 3 times, January 10, 24,  and  31st.  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 December15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets 3 times, January 10, 24,  and  31st.  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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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.

Thursday January 11, 2018
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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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, January 4, 11 and 25th.  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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, January 4, 11 and 25th.  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 - 11:15 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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, January 4, 11 and 25th.  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 is 1 space available.

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

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, January 4, 11 and 25th.  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 is 1 space available.

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Introduction to Microsoft Word

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

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

Part 1 - January 11

Part 2 - January 18

 

CONTACT: Anna   203-272-2245 x 4
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 9 spaces available.

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

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

Part 1 - January 11

Part 2 - January 18

 

CONTACT:
  Anna 
  203.272.2245 x 4
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoons of Awesome

School-age kids in grades 3-6 are invited to Afternoons of Awesome 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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for nonresidents.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill / Kelley Gile  203-272-2245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 18 spaces available.

School-age kids in grades 3-6 are invited to Afternoons of Awesome 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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for nonresidents.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill / Kelley Gile
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 18 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

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Library After Hours: Spirits Alive

This month Library After Hours is hosting the Cheshire Historical Society's Spirits Alive show! Five spirits from the past will be at the library to tell their stories. If you missed this sold-out show in October, now is your chance to experience some of the tales from the grave. By turns funny, sad, and thought-provoking, you'll delight in these live performances.

Seating is limited. Please register.

Please note the lobby and children's room will be open to the public but the lower level of the library will not. 

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.

This event is paid for by the Friends of the Library.

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

This month Library After Hours is hosting the Cheshire Historical Society's Spirits Alive show! Five spirits from the past will be at the library to tell their stories. If you missed this sold-out show in October, now is your chance to experience some of the tales from the grave. By turns funny, sad, and thought-provoking, you'll delight in these live performances.

Seating is limited. Please register.

Please note the lobby and children's room will be open to the public but the lower level of the library will not. 

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.

This event is paid for by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  
  
  mdattilo@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level


Saturday January 13, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Builders Brigade Free-Build

Budding engineers can let their imagination run wild with LEGOs, Mega Bloks, KEVA planks, and other building materials during this open-ended free build.

For kids of all ages.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  2032722245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Budding engineers can let their imagination run wild with LEGOs, Mega Bloks, KEVA planks, and other building materials during this open-ended free build.

For kids of all ages.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  2032722245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday January 15, 2018
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Martin Luther King Day - Library Closed

The library is closed in observacne of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The library is closed in observacne of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Tuesday January 16, 2018
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: Tootsie

Tootsie. 1982. 1 hour, 56 minutes.

Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. Starring Dustin Hoffman. No registration required. Please join us.

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

Tootsie. 1982. 1 hour, 56 minutes.

Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. Starring Dustin Hoffman. No registration required. Please join us.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@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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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Introduction to Microsoft Word

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

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

Part 1 - January 11

Part 2 - January 18

CONTACT: Anna  203-272-2245 x 4
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 9 spaces available.

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

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

Part 1 - January 11

Part 2 - January 18

CONTACT:
  Anna
  203.272.2245 x 4
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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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

Saturday January 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Babywearing 101 Demo

A general meeting of Babywearing International, featuring a “Babywearing 101” demo covering safety information and carrier types. 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: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

A general meeting of Babywearing International, featuring a “Babywearing 101” demo covering safety information and carrier types. 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:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Sunday January 21, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Preschool Fair @ Artsplace

The Cheshire Public Library and Artsplace would like to invite you to our Preschool Fair on Sunday, January 21 from 1:00-3:00 pm. This program will allow you to meet and ask questions with preschools in the Cheshire area. Our objective is to provide you support by offering a one-stop-shop to community preschools in order to navigate through endless information regarding school facilities, personnel, and educational philosophies.

This program will take place at Artsplace 1220 Waterbury Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410

CONTACT: Lucas Franklin  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org
LOCATION: Artsplace

The Cheshire Public Library and Artsplace would like to invite you to our Preschool Fair on Sunday, January 21 from 1:00-3:00 pm. This program will allow you to meet and ask questions with preschools in the Cheshire area. Our objective is to provide you support by offering a one-stop-shop to community preschools in order to navigate through endless information regarding school facilities, personnel, and educational philosophies.

This program will take place at Artsplace 1220 Waterbury Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410

CONTACT:
  Lucas Franklin
  
  lfranklin@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Artsplace

 
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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.

Paid for by the Friends of the Library.

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.

Paid for by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  
  
  drutter@cheshirelibrary.org


LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday January 22, 2018
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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.
 
Toddlers ages 18-36 months.

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 18-36 months.

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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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.
 
Toddlers ages 18-36 months.

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 18-36 months.

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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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: Third Floor Area

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: Third Floor Area

Tuesday January 23, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 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. The class provides a time to bond with your little one and learn activities that you can do in the library, at home, or anywhere.

For early walkers to around 20 months of age.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 15 spaces available.

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

For early walkers to around 20 months of age.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Toddler Music Class

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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: The Birdcage

The Birdcage. 1996. 1 hour, 57 minutes.

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents. Starring Robin Willimas and Nathan Lane. No registration required. Please join us.

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

The Birdcage. 1996. 1 hour, 57 minutes.

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents. Starring Robin Willimas and Nathan Lane. No registration required. Please join us.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Library Lab (Grades K-6)

Learn how to catch and squeeze bubbles without popping them this week!

Kids discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities. 

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

Learn how to catch and squeeze bubbles without popping them this week!

Kids discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities. 

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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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 December15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets 3 times, January 10, 24,  and  31st.  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 December15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets 3 times, January 10, 24,  and  31st.  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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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 program will 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 program will take place two weeks prior. 

CONTACT:
  Kathleen/Sandy
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Thursday January 25, 2018
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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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, January 4, 11 and 25th.  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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, January 4, 11 and 25th.  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 - 11:15 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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, January 4, 11 and 25th.  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 is 1 space available.

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

Ages 1 to 3 years old. 

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program will meet three times, January 4, 11 and 25th.  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 is 1 space available.

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Introduction to PowerPoint

This class will provide introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint and is divided into two sessions.

           You will learn how to:

  • Create a new presentation.
  • Modify presentation.
  • Add and edit text.
  • Insert clipart images and shapes to slides.
  • Add sound and video to a slide presentation and more...

Part 1 - Thursday - January 25

Part 2 - Thursday - February 01

CONTACT: Anna  203-272-2245 x 4
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 9 spaces available.

This class will provide introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint and is divided into two sessions.

           You will learn how to:

  • Create a new presentation.
  • Modify presentation.
  • Add and edit text.
  • Insert clipart images and shapes to slides.
  • Add sound and video to a slide presentation and more...

Part 1 - Thursday - January 25

Part 2 - Thursday - February 01

CONTACT:
  Anna
  203.272.2245 x 4
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:55 PM
Builders Brigade Free-Build

Budding engineers can let their imagination run wild with LEGOs, Mega Bloks, KEVA planks, and other building materials during this open-ended free build.

For kids of all ages.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Budding engineers can let their imagination run wild with LEGOs, Mega Bloks, KEVA planks, and other building materials during this open-ended free build.

For kids of all ages.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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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

Saturday January 27, 2018
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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: Third Floor Area

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: Third Floor Area

Monday January 29, 2018
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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.
 
Toddlers ages 18-36 months.

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 18-36 months.

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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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.
 
Toddlers ages 18-36 months.

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 18-36 months.

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 is 1 space 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 is 1 space available.

Tuesday January 30, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 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. The class provides a time to bond with your little one and learn activities that you can do in the library, at home, or anywhere.

For early walkers to around 20 months of age.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Lauren Gledhill  203-272-2245
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level
There are 15 spaces available.

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

For early walkers to around 20 months of age.

Registration required starting December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Toddler Music Class

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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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 December 15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others. This program meets four times: January 2, 9, 23, and 30.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: Victor/Victoria

Victor/Victoria. 1982. 2 hours, 14 minutes.

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. Starring Julie Andrews and James Garner. No regitration required. Please join us.

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

Victor/Victoria. 1982. 2 hours, 14 minutes.

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. Starring Julie Andrews and James Garner. No regitration required. Please join us.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Crafternoons (Grades K-6)

Drop-in for seasonal and fun crafts for kids!  Materials will be provided by the library.

For children in grades K-6.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali Allen  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Drop-in for seasonal and fun crafts for kids!  Materials will be provided by the library.

For children in grades K-6.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Wednesday January 31, 2018
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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 December15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets 3 times, January 10, 24,  and  31st.  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 December15 for Cheshire residents and January 1 for all others.  This program meets 3 times, January 10, 24,  and  31st.  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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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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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Introduction to PowerPoint

This class will provide introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint and is divided into two sessions.

           You will learn how to:

  • Create a new presentation.
  • Modify presentation.
  • Add and edit text.
  • Insert clipart images and shapes to slides.
  • Add sound and video to a slide presentation and more...

Part 1 -  Thursday - January 25

Part 2 -  Thursday - February 01

CONTACT: Anna  203-272-2245 x 4
There are 9 spaces available.

This class will provide introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint and is divided into two sessions.

           You will learn how to:

  • Create a new presentation.
  • Modify presentation.
  • Add and edit text.
  • Insert clipart images and shapes to slides.
  • Add sound and video to a slide presentation and more...

Part 1 -  Thursday - January 25

Part 2 -  Thursday - February 01

CONTACT:
  Anna
  203.272.2245 x 4
  

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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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
  
  

Monday February 5, 2018
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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.
 
Toddlers ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, February 5, 12, and 19.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT: Ali Allen  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 18-36 months.

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, February 5, 12, and 19.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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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.
 
Toddlers ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, February 5, 12, and 19.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT: Ali Allen  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 18-36 months.

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, February 5, 12, and 19.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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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 February 6, 2018
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry. 1971. 1 hour, 42 minutes.

When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. Starring Clint Eastwood. No registration required. Please join us.

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

Dirty Harry. 1971. 1 hour, 42 minutes.

When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. Starring Clint Eastwood. No registration required. Please join us.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Library Lab (Grades K-6)

Kids discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities. 

Grades K-6

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, February 6 and 20.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali Allen  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Kids discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities. 

Grades K-6

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, February 6 and 20.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

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 River City Slim and The Zydeco Hogs, who bring the exuberant sounds of the steamy bayous of southwestern Louisiana to the hills of New England.  Whatever you do, don't forget those dancing shoes!  Cheshire is Slim's old hometown so be prepared to give him a big Cheshire welcome! 

Paid for by the Friends of the Library.

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

It’s Mardi Gras and time to party with River City Slim and The Zydeco Hogs, who bring the exuberant sounds of the steamy bayous of southwestern Louisiana to the hills of New England.  Whatever you do, don't forget those dancing shoes!  Cheshire is Slim's old hometown so be prepared to give him a big Cheshire welcome! 

Paid for by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  
  
  drutter@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday February 12, 2018
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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.
 
Toddlers ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, February 5, 12, and 19.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT: Ali Allen  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 18-36 months.

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, February 5, 12, and 19.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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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.
 
Toddlers ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, February 5, 12, and 19.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT: Ali Allen  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 18-36 months.

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, February 5, 12, and 19.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  
  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 February 13, 2018
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirt Rotten Scoundrels. 1988. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. Starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. No registration required. Please join us.

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

Dirt Rotten Scoundrels. 1988. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. Starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. No registration required. Please join us.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Crafternoons (Grades K-6)

Drop-in for seasonal and fun crafts for kids!  Materials will be provided by the library.

For children in grades K-6.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali Allen  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Drop-in for seasonal and fun crafts for kids!  Materials will be provided by the library.

For children in grades K-6.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Wednesday February 14, 2018
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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 program will 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 program will take place two weeks prior. 

CONTACT:
  Kathleen/Sandy
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Thursday February 15, 2018
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Meet Queen Victoria

 

Come meet the Queen!  Using Queen Victoria’s diary and letters, this program reveals the personal details of a powerful yet humane woman, who took seriously her role as monarch in a time of great expansion. Sally Mummey, portrayal as the queen is one not to miss!  For more than twenty years Sally Mummey has brought First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln to life for hundreds of audiences throughout the eastern U.S. Using storytelling and a good dash of humor, she engages audiences of all ages in dynamic, interactive, first-person portrayals.

 

Please check back for sign up.

CONTACT: Kathleen
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 

Come meet the Queen!  Using Queen Victoria’s diary and letters, this program reveals the personal details of a powerful yet humane woman, who took seriously her role as monarch in a time of great expansion. Sally Mummey, portrayal as the queen is one not to miss!  For more than twenty years Sally Mummey has brought First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln to life for hundreds of audiences throughout the eastern U.S. Using storytelling and a good dash of humor, she engages audiences of all ages in dynamic, interactive, first-person portrayals.

 

Please check back for sign up.

CONTACT:
  Kathleen
  
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Friday February 16, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Chinese-English Storytime

Celebrate the first day of Chinese New Year with a special storytime! We'll sing simple songs, learn rhymes, and read books in Chinese and English, and complete a craft as well.

Best for children ages 2-5.

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for nonresidents.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Celebrate the first day of Chinese New Year with a special storytime! We'll sing simple songs, learn rhymes, and read books in Chinese and English, and complete a craft as well.

Best for children ages 2-5.

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for nonresidents.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Lauren Gledhill
  203.272.2245
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Monday February 19, 2018
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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.
 
Toddlers ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, February 5, 12, and 19.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT: Ali Allen  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 18-36 months.

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, February 5, 12, and 19.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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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.
 
Toddlers ages 18-36 months.

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, February 5, 12, and 19.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT: Ali Allen  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 18-36 months.

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for non-residents.  This program meets 3 times, February 5, 12, and 19.  You only need to register once to attend all sessions. 

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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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

Tuesday February 20, 2018
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen. 1967. 2 hours, 30 minutes.

During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers. Starring Lee Marvin. No registraton required. Please join us.

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

The Dirty Dozen. 1967. 2 hours, 30 minutes.

During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers. Starring Lee Marvin. No registraton required. Please join us.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Library Lab (Grades K-6)

Kids discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities. 

Grades K-6

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, February 6 and 20.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali Allen  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Kids discover the wonders of science through hands-on activities. 

Grades K-6

Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents and February 1 for all others.  This program meets 2 times, February 6 and 20.  You only need to register once to attend both sessions. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

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

Monday February 26, 2018
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6:00 PM
The Rice That Helped America Grow

A variety of rice named Carolina Gold was the first food product that America exported to Europe, and helped the coastal colonies achieve economic independence. Learn the legend of how this rice came to America, how West African ingenuity helped it thrive and become a local and international delicacy, and how it was almost lost forever before being revived by amateur enthusiasts in the past few years.

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

A variety of rice named Carolina Gold was the first food product that America exported to Europe, and helped the coastal colonies achieve economic independence. Learn the legend of how this rice came to America, how West African ingenuity helped it thrive and become a local and international delicacy, and how it was almost lost forever before being revived by amateur enthusiasts in the past few years.

CONTACT:
  Anna
  203.272.2245  x 4
  

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday February 27, 2018
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1:00 PM
Movie Matinee: Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing. 1987. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. No registration required. Please join us.

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

Dirty Dancing. 1987. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. No registration required. Please join us.

CONTACT:
  
  
  cluciani@cheshirelibrary.org

LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Crafternoons (Grades K-6)

Drop-in for seasonal and fun crafts for kids!  Materials will be provided by the library.

For children in grades K-6.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ali Allen  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin Room Main Level

Drop-in for seasonal and fun crafts for kids!  Materials will be provided by the library.

For children in grades K-6.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ali Allen
  
  cheshirechildrendepartment@gmail.com

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.  Experienc