What’s Happening at Cheshire Library in June

We’re starting off the summer with a lot of great programs for all ages – including a Civil War series and the Summer Reading kickoff party!

DSC_0454Color Yourself Calm

Thursday Jun 2, 2016,  6:00  –  8:00 PM

De-stress your busy life with a relaxing night of coloring. We’ll provide coloring pages and supplies, but feel free to bring your own pages, art supplies.     This adult only program meets the first Thursday of every month. Please register on our website.

Mary-Todd-Lincoln-5-14-13-300x225-1c1d670cdc75d0811de2ff7dd5176c73-200x156-100-cropMeet Mary Todd Lincoln

Thursday Jun 2, 2016,  7:00  –  8:00 PM

Listen to the personal account of her extraordinary life as first lady and wife of President Abraham  Lincoln. Presented by Carol Deleppo. Part of our three part series in honor of the 150th Anniversary Commemoration of the Cheshire’s Civil War Monument.  Please register on our website.

11140269_574342509385891_2126848489443040348_n-e1446648369259Adult Knitting Night

Wednesday June 8 & 22, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Come socialize, learn, and share your techniques with other knitters.  Experience the relaxing and calming effect of knitting. We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Advanced adult knitters welcome, no supplies or instruction will be given.  Please bring your own supplies and talent, register on our website.

spaghetti_eddie_041_resizeSpaghetti Eddie

Wednesday Jun 15, 2016, 6:00 PM

Ryan SanAngelo, local children’s author, music performer, and all around cool guy will be visiting the Cheshire Public Library on Wednesday June 15 at 6:00 pm. Ryan SanAngelo will read his books, Spaghetti Eddie and Bye Bye Balloon. He’ll also rock the house with his exciting and engaging children’s music. Come be delighted with fun stories. Plus join the dance party!

Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 2.58.00 PMOff The Beaten Track In The Civil War

Thursday Jun 16, 2016, 7:00  –  8:00 PM

Places like Fort Sumter, Gettysburg and Vicksburg and people like Gens. Grant and Lee get most of the attention, but the four years of the Civil War produced all kinds of small and almost forgotten incidents and people whose stories also deserve retelling. Come hear captivating untold stories of these soldiers from local author Neil Hogan. Part of our three part series in honor of the 150th Anniversary Commemoration of the Cheshire’s Civil War Monument.  Please register on our website.

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Friday Jun 17, 2016, 10:00 AM

Grab a friend and join us for a lively morning of music and movement! Young children learn best when using all their senses so engaging in a class that provides visual, auditory, physical and tactile stimulation is extremely beneficial for overall growth.
This family music program is best for kids ages 0-5 and their grownups. Presented by Felice Danielson, Director of Circle of Friends Music. Registration required. Register online beginning May 30 for Cheshire residents and June 6 for all others.

indexZumba for Kids

Friday Jun 17, 2016, 1:00  –  2:00 PM

Zumba® is an easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance-fitness program. Classes specifically for kids are formatted in a way to make getting fit fun. Kids can just let loose and be themselves. It’s referred to as the exercise in disguise. It’s an hour filled with energy and routines created to the latest music, like hip-hop, reggaeton and cumbia. Zumba® also increases focus and self-confidence, boosts metabolism, and improves coordination and balance. For all ages. (Parents and/or caregivers are welcome to participate with their children.) No Registration Required.

anime-clubCheshire Anime Club

Friday Jun 17, 2016, 3:00  –  4:30 PM

Konnichiwa, minna-san! Can’t get enough Anime and Manga? Be an “Otaku” and join the Cheshire Anime Club! We 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. For grades 7 -12, no registration required.

clip-art-magic-tricks-857117Magic Workshop for Kids

Saturday Jun 18, 2016,  10:00 AM

This magic workshop will teach kids magic tricks. Learn the “secret” to the tricks and then perform them for the other participants!  Please bring a deck of cards if you can. For ages 8 and up.  Register online beginning on May 28 for Cheshire residents and June 4 for all others.

{E1031EA9-496A-4F3B-A144-A9CC62CAAC8F}_SlimeTimeSlime Storytime (Grades K-2)

Mondays, Jun 20 – Jul 25, 2016, 6:00  –  7:00 PM

Enjoy this special STEM based storytime where children going into grades K-2 will listen to stories and do experiments.  This will be a messy, hands on storytime so make sure to wear clothes you won’t mind get messy.  This event will meet June 20, 27, July 11, 18 and 25.  For kids entering grades K-2 in fall 2016.  Registration is required. Register online beginning May 30 for Cheshire residents and June 6 for all others.  You only need to register one time.

dance-party-onesieWild Rumpus Dance Party

Wednesday Jun 22, 2016, 10:00 AM

Dancing is a great way to bond with your child and burn a little energy at the same time. Not only are you having fun but you are developing helpful skills. Here are just a few skills children develop while dancing: balance, coordination, rhythm, social skills, self-esteem, body-awareness, listening skills, gross motor, and fine motor. For ages 1-3, no registration required.


Wednesday Jun 22, 2016, 6:00  –  7:00 PM

Have you been wondering what Zumba is and if it’s right for you? Zumba is a popular dance based fitness program inspired by Latin music and dance. It’s different, it’s fun, it’s effective and it’s easy to do. Come try it out! Zumba demonstration for ADULTS presented by Donna Paventy-certified Zumba instructor from the Cheshire Community YMCA.


Thursday Jun 23, 2016, 6:00  –  8:00 PM

Join us for our Summer Reading kickoff hosted at Artsplace, 1220 Waterbury Road in Cheshire.  Express your inner artist and learn new art techniques with Artsplace artists, play with art robots, and use our green screen to make funny pictures and videos and learn to Hula with a professional Hula dancer. .  Light refreshments will be served. For all ages, no registration required.

P1220386Cheshire’s 150th Year Old Civil War Monument

Thursday Jun 23, 2016, 7:00  –  8:00 PM

Come hear Bob Larkin, address the upcoming commemoration of the Cheshire’s 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Monument, one of the first in the state and among the earliest in the nation.  Bob spearheaded having the only CT monument placed at Vicksburg National Military Park. Please register on our website.










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