February might be the shortest month, but you’d never know it by looking at our Events Calendar! February is chock full of fun and interesting programs just about every day at Cheshire Library. Here are a few highlights:
Sir George and the Dragon by Pumpernickel Puppets
Saturday Feb 6, 2016, 10:30 AM
The Cheshire Public Library is pleased to welcome Pumpernickel Puppets this year for the 5th annual Take Your Child to the Library Day. Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you’ll meet Zelda the babysitter, a silly bat, Sir George and his clumsy dog, and of course the lovable dragon. Will Sir George slay the dragon? Not to worry, everything ends happily in this fun show. Ages 3 and up, no registration required.
The Harris Brothers Balkan Band
Valentine’s Day Read-Aloud with the FEA
Thursday Feb 11, 2016, 3:30 PM
Come read with the Future Educators of America from Dodd Middle School for a special Valentine’s Day Storytime. Please register online or call the library at (203) 272-2245.
Thursday Feb 11, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Come and enjoy a Valentine celebration of chocolate, love, and friendship! Kim Larkin is the owner and chocolatier of a commercially licensed chocolate company located in Connecticut, Klassic Kreations Gourmet. This fun, educational workshop covers interesting topics such as new chocolate trends, the various types of chocolate, the history and health benefits of chococate, and highlights friends and lovers throughout history. Free samples are available to all! Seating is limited, please register online or call the library at (203) 272-2245.
Bhangra Dance Lesson and Performance
Saturday Feb 13, 2016, 2:00 – 3:15 PM
Enjoy a short performance followed by a fun hourlong lesson in the vibrant, high-energy style of Bhangra, a traditional folk dance performed in the Punjab region of South Asia with modern influences from modern pop and hip-hop styles. Performance and lesson provided by Yale Jashan Bhangra. Part of our South Asian Cultural Festival. Lesson: ages 6 – adult. Performance: all ages. No registration required.
Sunday Feb 14, 2016, 2:00 PM
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sheri Miller writes and performs her soulful, Beatles-inspired love songs, while accompanying herself on guitar and piano. She also sings a wide range of popular, classic, love song favorites for families, children, and all ages, including The Beatles, Jackson 5, Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash, among others. This concert is free and open to the public, no registration required.
Monday Feb 15, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Crafting ideas are endless with stamps from cards, fabric, scrapbooking etc. Bring your crafty ideas, we will provide the stamps, ink and paper. You may bring your own items to stamp. Please register for this adult program early as space is limited, online or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.
Italy, A Cultural Journey
Thursday Feb 18, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Ashley Turney has spent 25 years living, studying and working in the place that she calls her second home. Italy’s 20 regions are each unique in customs, language and cuisine making this small country a true mosaic of cultures. We will explore the regional differences from an eager traveler’s perspective in a slide presentation which takes us on a colorful journey from north to south and even to the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. Please register online or call the library at (203) 272-2245.
Saturday Feb 20, 2016, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
The Cheshire Public Library would like to invite you to participate in our first Preschool Fair on Saturday, February 20. In the event of bad weather, the snow date will be March 12 from 1:00-4:00 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. No registration required.
The Heart of Organizing with Sheri Bertolini
Thursday Feb 25, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Sheri Bertolini, a professional organizer, has learned that organizing doesn’t start with trips to a donation center, or by purchasing labels, containers and bins. The first step is to connect with your heart to build a home you love to spend time in, and are proud to show off. With humor and tools to implement her ideas, Sheri will show how to make decisions about what goes and what stays, give you fresh perspective and energy to reorganize your home. Please register online or call the library at (203) 272-2245 ext. 4.
Explore the Art of Henna
Saturday Feb 27, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Tweens and teens–interested in the art of henna? As part of our South Asian Cultural Festival, learn the cultural roots and the different styles of henna from Jamilah Zebarth, of Jamilah Henna Creations, who will also demonstrate the art on you! (Henna is a plant based dye that safely stains the skin for 1-2 weeks.) Space is limited, Please register online or call the library at (203) 272-2245.