NEWS AND EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY – JANUARY 2014
Happy New Year! January is shaping up to be a busy month at CPL – here’s what’s happening:
January Movie Matinees
Tuesdays at 1:00pm
January 7 : Lion In Winter
January 14 : Flags of Our Fathers
January 21 :Suspicion
Cheshire Cats Classics Club
Powerful Positive Thinking
Thursday January 16 7:00pm
Speaker Diane Frankel-Gramelis is director of Community Education at Milford Hospital and a Health & Wellness Educator at Yale New Haven Hospital and other institutions. She has been designing and implementing health and wellness programs for over 25 years. Diane has a dynamic and varied background in childbirth, parenting counseling, stress management and health promotion; she is an empowering wellness speaker, bringing warmth, wisdom and real-life solutions to her audience. To register, please visit our website.
Guitar and Mandolin featured in January Sunday Showcase
Sunday, January 26, 4:00pm
Husband and wife duo Judy Handler and Mark Levesque blend Brazilian, Latin American, swing, gypsy, classical and folk music influences to create their sophisticated and expressive arrangements. Audiences respond with great enthusiasm to their extraordinary sound and the uplifting spirit of their music. They have performed over 1,500 concerts together throughout the Northeast and Midwest. All ages welcome – no registration required.
Chocolate for Valentine’s Day!
Thursday, January 30, 7:00pm
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many of us wonder what kind of goodies we can easily make as gifts for family and friends. Think chocolate! Long time chef and chocolate expert Maria Brandriff will demonstrate both some decadent truffles and some healthier chocolate treats in a program entitled Chocolate for the Holidays. Recipes and ample samples will be available. Space is limited. To register, please visit our website.
Mondays-January 6, 13, 27, February 3, 10
Tuesdays- January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11
10:00 – 10:30 AM
Stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.Enhances children’s literacy and social skills. Children may stay with the librarian without parent or caregiver to create a sense of independence.
For ages 3-kindergarten
Mother Goose Time
Wednesdays-January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12
Session 1-9:30-9:55 AM (for children ages birth to 24 months)
Session 2-10:00-10:25 AM (for children ages 2-3)
Stories, songs and fingerplays that help develop speech and social skills. Children attend with a parent/caregiver.
Thursdays-January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13.
10:00 – 10:55 AM
Age-appropriate toys, craft activity, games and books. Provides opportunities for socialization and development of fine and gross motor skills. For children ages 1-3 with parent/caregiver. Register.
Gizmos, Gadgets and Goo: Mad Scientists’ Club
Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 PMThis hands-on, one-hour science program offers children a chance to see just how cool science can be! For grades 3-6.
Select Track A or B (the programs will be duplicated).
The following programs do not require registration:
Wednesday January 8, 22, 4:00-5 PM. For all ages.
Bookmarks Book Club
Tuesday January 21, 4:00 PM Grades 1-3
Tween Book Club
Tuesday January 28, 4:00 PM Grades 4-6.
Fab Film Saturday
“Turbo” Saturday, January 11, 2:00 PM. All ages.
Just For Teens
Local Newspapers Available on Library Website
Want to check up on a news event from yesterday, last year, or even as far back as 25 years ago?
Then Cheshire Library has an online resource for you.
Cheshire residents have access to articles from the following Cheshire-area newspapers: Cheshire Herald 2007 to present; Meriden-Record Journal 12/7/1997 to present; New Haven Register 1988 to present. This Newsbank database is indexed and searchable, and provides full-text articles from electronic editions.
To access Cheshire-area newspaper archives, online:
- Go to the Cheshire Library homepage: www.cheshirelibrary.org
- Mouse over the Research tab
- Click on Newspapers and Magazines
- Select the title you wish to search
- Enter your Cheshire Library card number
If you have any questions, call the library’s Reference Department at 203-272-2245, ext. 4.
Federal and Connecticut State Tax Forms Available
Federal and State tax forms and instruction booklets will be available in the Reference Department located on the Library’s lower level. Forms will be delivered to the library throughout the month of January, but please note that the library does not receive all forms and cannot guarantee when forms will be available. Please call (203-272-2245, ext 4) to determine if a particular form or booklet is in stock.Federal forms may be downloaded at http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs.Connecticut state tax forms may be downloaded at http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?a=1509&q=443200
From the Director’s Desk:
—Technology Survey on Library Website
We are writing our first Technology Plan and need your help to determine the best technology services for our library. The Impact Survey, developed by staff of the University of Washington Information School, ask how you use or would use various library technology services such as public computers, wireless networks, online resources, digital literacy training, etc. The survey will take about ten minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your time!
—Zinio Downloadable Magazines
I am completely hooked on Zinio, the library’s downloadable magazine service and want to tell everyone how terrific it is! Haven’t tried it?
Just go to Zinio on the library’s website and sign up with your Cheshire library card. Over 60 popular magazines are available. Need some help getting started? Check out the library’s “Downloadables” page.
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