What’s Happening at Cheshire Library in April (no fooling!)

April 2014 


Song and Dance of the Scottish Highlands
Sunday Showcase Concert 

Sunday April 13, 4:00 pm


Gaelic singer Maggie Carchrie will perform with her husband, bagpiper  Thomas Leigh, for our April Sunday Showcase Concert.  Maggie delights listeners with her crystal clear voice and her mastery of the unique sounds and rhythms of Gaelic Song.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this program is free and open to the public. No registration is required, but for further information  please contact Jenn Bartlett at: jbartlett@cheshirelibrary.org.
All ages welcome!

                     Etsy.com: Set Up and Sell                   

 Tuesday, April 1, 7 PM

Do you want to start your own handmade business but you’re not sure where to begin?  Go on a guided tour of Etsy.com with handmade business educator, Jennifer St. Jean.  Jen has been selling on Etsy since 2009, and has had thousands of sales both on and off Etsy. Jen’s Etsy shop name is ittybittybag.
To register, visit our website .

Root Out Non-Native Invasive Plants 
Monday April 7, 7:00 pm

Many species of non-native invasive plants grow in Cheshire , taking over landscapes, destroying habitat diversity and posing threats to beneficial trees and shrubs.  Learn to identify and eradicate or control Oriental bittersweet, Japanese knotweed, garlic mustard, burning bush and multiflora rose without the widespread application of herbicides.

This program will be led by Suzanne Simone, Cheshire Environmental Planner, certified horticulturist and membership coordinator with the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group.

To register, please visit our website.

               Cheshire Cats Classics Club

Wednesday, April 16 7:00 pm 
Our April pick is A Brave New World byAdolous Huxley.Written in 1931, this powerful work of speculative fiction has enthralled and terrified readers for generations. Brave New World remains absolutely relevant as both a cautionary dystopian tale in the vein of the George Orwell classic 1984, and as thought-provoking, thoroughly satisfying entertainment.This month’s book is available to check out at the library.

To register, please visit our  


    Ecology of the North American Porcupine

Tuesday April 8, 7:00 pm
Did you know that the porcupine is the world’s 3rd largest rodent? Join us to learn more about this fascinating animal, common in Connecticut but seldom seen due to its solitary and mostly nocturnal habits. CT DEEP Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Gerri Griswold will bring an un-releasable porcupine for an hour long program.
To register, visit our website.

                               Forgive Me                                

Thursday April 10, 6:00 pm 

Join us for a screening of Forgive Me, the anti-bullying film produced by Cheshire High School graduate Nicholas Lamoreux.  After the film, representatives of Yale University’s anti-bullying group It Ends Today, will give a short presentation.To register, visit our website.

                   Where to Hike in Cheshire                

Monday April 21, 7 PM

Cheshire has over 1,400 acres of open space available for a variety of passive recreation. Join Cheshire Environmental Planner Suzanne Simone as she shares information about property locations, access, topography and uses.  Property maps will be available.
To register, visit our website

                  Hiking Hidden Connecticut                 

Tuesday Apr 22, 7:00PM
Although Connecticut is one of the smallest states, it has an abundance of hiking opportunities, and many are right outside your door.  Join
Hartford Courant feature writer Peter Marteka as he shares his thoughts about ‘Hidden Connecticut’ and his favorite hikes in the state.  His hiking columns ‘Nature’s Path’ and ‘Way to Go’ can be found in the paper edition of the Courant or on their website.

To register, visit our website.

  April Movie Matinee 


April is classic comedy month at the library! All movies are at 1:00 pm on Tuesdays.

April 1  

Some Like It Hot


April 8 

Adam’s Rib 


April 22 

What’s Up, Doc?  



                      Friends of the Library                      

Lobby Vintage Book Sale


Visit the Vintage Lobby Book Sale going on now in the front lobby of the Cheshire Public Library.  Feel nostalgic for the finely made books of your youth, see rare out-of-print editions not normally found for sale anywhere, and find that favorite classic.  All books have been individually priced, most at under $5.   

Semi-Annual Book Sale Preview Night  


The Spring Sale Preview, our giant book sale preview, will be on Wednesday April 30.  This preview sale is only open to members of the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library, so sign up now.  Get first crack at thousands of bargain priced books before the general public.


Friends memberships start at $8 for Seniors and $10 for an individual.  Click here for a form or more information. You can join at the door that night, but you will get in faster if you are already signed up.  Don’t wait, support your local library now!


Spring Library Book Sale


The Spring Library Book Sale will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 1, 2, and 3

Join the fun and save on great books!  This is the time to stock up  on summer reading.  See the biggest and best selection of bargain priced books!   We have something for everyone, from popular current bestsellers to children’s books to great literature.

Donate Books for a Tax Deduction!

Just a reminder that The Friends of the Cheshire Public Library is a 501(c)(3) tax-designated organization. This means you can become a member, donate books, music, DVDs, or give a monetary donation for a tax deduction. When you drop off donations, simply stop at the front desk of the library and ask for a donation receipt. You can make a difference to the library community and save on your taxes next year.

                     Children’s Programs


Story Cat

Phantasy Baseball Talk & Book Signing
Author John Hoda
Saturday April 5, 10:30 am
Best for 10 and up.


When a Little League coach wins a trip to Phantasy Baseball Camp, it sets in motion an unforgettable season with his beloved Philadelphia Phillies.

Refreshments will be served.
To register or for more information.



April Vacation Week Programs
Magic Show with Chick Kelman

Saturday April 12 
10:30 am

All ages

To register or for more information.


Martial Arts and Zoology Program

Monday April 14
2:00 pm or 3:15 pm
Ages 6 and up.
To register or for more information.

Thursday April 17
2:00 pm

Vacation week special Fab Film!  No registration required. 

Traveling Lantern Theater Company Presents Pinocchio 

Wednesday April 16
10:30 am
Ages 3 and up
To register or for more information.

Come on in and enjoy some great box office kids’ movies with Fab Films  at Cheshire Public Library! 


Saturday April 5, 2:00-4:00 pm.Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2
Please check the Kids’ page on our website for a complete list of our regular popular children’s programs. Registration for April-May storytimes begins on April 1.  Registration for the May session of our popular after school science program, Gizmos, Gadgets and Goo begins April 15.
See our calendar  to register or for more information.

                           Just For Teens                             
Please join us for the following teen programs:
April 15, 6:00 pmAnime Club Xtra

April 25, 2:30 pm –Yu-Gi-Oh: It’s Time to Duel


See the library’s teen page or the calendar  for  more information! 

              Library Closed on  Good Friday             

The library will be closed on Friday April 18 for Good Friday.

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