Did you know February is Library Lovers Month? We’ve got lots to love at CPL this month, check out these great programs:
Dirty Movie Month at CPL
Tuesdays at 1:00 PM
Now that we’ve got your attention, we should explain that our Matinee Movies this month all have the word “Dirty” in the title. Disappointed? Relieved? Come by every Tuesday at 1:00 for some good, (mostly)clean fun! No registration Required.
- Feb 6 : Dirty Harry
- Feb 13: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
- Feb 20: The Dirty Dozen
- Feb 27: Dirty Dancing
Movie Night – Victoria & Abdul
Thursday Feb 8, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
The extraordinary true story of the amazing and unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and a young clerk, Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), who becomes her teacher, her spiritual advisor, and her devoted friend. Based on the book of same name by Shrabani Basu. Please register for this event.
Cheshire Anime Club
Friday Feb 9, 2018, 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.
Sunday Concert – River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs
Sunday Feb 11, 2018, 2:00 PM
It’s Mardi Gras and time to party with River City Slim and The Zydeco Hogs, who bring the exuberant sounds of the steamy bayous of southwestern Louisiana to the hills of New England. Whatever you do, don’t forget your dancing shoes! Cheshire is Slim’s old hometown so be prepared to give him a big Cheshire welcome! This concert is Paid for by the Friends of the Library and free to the public, no registration required.
Wednesday Feb 14, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Come by yourself or bring your sweetheart for a Valentine’s Day Trivia Night. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature! It’s all For Pride, Not Prize. Registration for this adult program begins January 31.
Meet Queen Victoria
Thursday Feb 15, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Using Queen Victoria’s diary and letters, this program reveals the personal details of a powerful yet humane woman, who took seriously her role as monarch in a time of great expansion. Sally Mummey’s portrayal as the queen is one not to miss! Registration is required.
Friday Feb 16, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Celebrate the first day of Chinese New Year with a special storytime! We’ll sing simple songs, learn rhymes, and read books in Chinese and English, and complete a craft as well. For children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Registration required starting January 15 for Cheshire residents, and February 1 for nonresidents.
Craft Night: Book Candle Holder
Monday Feb 19, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
A fun night crafting and upcycling books into beautiful candle holders. Registration required for this adult program.
The Men in the Life of Queen Victoria
Wednesday Feb 21, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Join us for a fun evening, as we learn about the Queen and the men in her life. From her infatuation with the Duke of Brunswick, through Uncle Leopold, her Prime Minister Lord Melbourne, Albert, then the dreaded John Brown, Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, and finally the Munshi, her Indian secretary. Registration is required.
The Rice That Helped America Grow
Monday Feb 26, 2018, 6:00 PM
A variety of rice named Carolina Gold was the first food product that America exported to Europe, and helped the coastal colonies achieve economic independence. Learn the legend of how this rice came to America, how West African ingenuity helped it thrive and become a local and international delicacy, and how it was almost lost forever before being revived by amateur enthusiasts in the past few years. Registration is required.