What’s Happening At Cheshire Library in August

Our summer programming is at its peak in August, with lots of things going every day! Check our Event Calendar for the full lineup, here are some of the highlights:

MGL5699Nature Nick Animal Show

Wednesday Aug 3, 2016, 4:30 PM

Let Nature Nick introduce you to the true athletes of the animal world! This show will feature hopping kangaroos and lightening fast falcons! Nature Nick will also read excerpts from his new book entitled Animal Athletes. Registration Required.

maxresdefaultIntro to Kids Hip-Hop at United Rhythms Studio

Friday Aug 5, 2016, 1:00  –  2:00 PM

Join us for a special kids introduction to hip-hop workshop at United Rhythms Dance Studio! Meet us at United Rhythms at The Watch Clock Factory at 134 Elm Street in Cheshire.  Don’t miss this fun chance to try out your best dance moves! For ages 5 to 12, no registration required.

imageMovie Matinees

Tuesdays:  Aug 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016, 1:00 PM

Our movies all have a sports theme this month:

Yoga Side logoIntroduction to Hatha-Tantra Yoga

Wednesdays: Aug 10 – 31, 2016,  5:00  –  6:00 PM

In this series, participants will experience gentle stretching, basic postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), and guided meditation. This slower-paced series is a good place for those looking to begin a yoga practice or to learn more about what yoga is and experience some fundamental practices and philosophy. Suitable for beginners, no prior experience with yoga is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Accommodations for those who may prefer to practice using a chair are possible. Space is limited – register today!

LTKk8rdGcMassage Guru

Thursday Aug 11, 2016,  6:30  –  8:00 PM
Come learn the benefits of massage with licensed massage therapist Mary Rossi. Learn how you can reduce stress and anxiety, promote deep sleep and improve circulation in the body and much more! Registration required.

8906452-Illustration-of-Children-Practicing-Ballet-Stock-Illustration-cartoonThe Cheshire Performing Arts Academy – Creative Movement

Friday Aug 12, 2016, 1:00  –  2:00 PM

Join us for a introductory ballet and creative movement class presented by The Cheshire Performing Arts Academy! Ages 3-4, no registration required.

maxresdefaultManaging Stress in a 24/7 World

Thursday Aug 18, 2016,  7:00  –  8:00 PM

Does trying to juggle work, family and self-care leave you feeling exhausted and stressed out? Join Nancy Boudreau for an informative seminar on managing stress.  During this talk you’ll learn how stress affects your body, strategies for dealing with stress (including meditation) and breath work that will help quiet your mind and calm your nervous system. Registration required.

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 3.39.45 PMBeginner Irish Dance Workshop

Friday Aug 19, 2016, 1:00 PM

Join us for a special Irish dance beginner workshop from The Horgan Academy of Irish Dance in Naugatuck and Cheshire.  This is a unique opportunity to take a demo class with an award winning studio! Ages 5 to 12, no registration required.

imageKid’s Summer Reading Finale @ Cheshire Pool

Wednesday Aug 24, 2016, 6:00  –  8:00 PM

Join us for our Summer Reading Finale hosted at the Cheshire Pool at Bartlem Park, 520 South Main Street in Cheshire.  Enjoy swimming and bring a picnic!!!  You will be able to purchase dessert from the Sugar Bakery Cupcake Truck.  Have a family picnic and swim during our last program for the summer. All ages welcomed! No registration required.

 51GPwCAw8TL._SL1200_To The Nines

Thursday Aug 25, 2016, 6:30  –  8:00 PM

Author and golf enthusiast Anthony Pioppi will profile notable 9-hole golf courses around the county, including Fenwick Golf Course in Old Saybrook.  In addition he will discuss the long gone 9-hole Honey Pot Country Club in Cheshire. Copies of Mr. Pioppi’s book To the Nines will be available for purchase.  Registration required.

GemGeysersAdult Summer Reading Finale: Hula Hoop Dance Fitness @ Cheshire Park

Wednesday Aug 31, 2016,  6:30  –  7:30 PM

Join  Meg Geyser for this upbeat, aerobic workout mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party with a SPIN. We will be using specially designed and easy to use adult sized hula hoops on the waist  and off the body to add an extra element of fun and fitness. At the conclusion of this program we will reveal the grand prize winner for the Health is Wealth Adult Summer Reading. Registration required.

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