April showers? Head into Cheshire Library, we’ve got something fun and interesting going on every day, rain or shine! Here are a few of our programs scheduled for April:
Your Edible Landscape
Tuesday Apr 3, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Join the 3 Foragers – a family from southeastern Connecticut who have been identifying, photographing and cooking with the edible plants and fungi of New England for more than 10 years. Things like the edible fruits of Kousa (Japanese) dogwood and nuts like acorns, as well as roses and many edible flowers, and even the weeds between your garden veggies! Registration is required.
Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Tuesday Apr 10, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Those who attend this program will be treated to a modern day adventure. Sam Ducharme set out on a 2180 mile, 14 state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine. During his six month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. Registration is required.
Strategies for a Sustainable Income in Retirement
Come and learn some of the considerations to make when addressing retirement planning including strategies to help maximize their social security benefits, how to avoid some of the common filing mistakes, and an overview of tax-advantaged savings vehicles. Registration is required.
Library After Hours Dance Party
Friday Apr 13, 2018, 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Enjoy Zumba, dancing, instrument play and more with Cheshire Public Library’s staff in program room. We’ll have crafts and our play area open in the Children’s Room. Pizza from Cheshire Pizza and drinks will be available for sale from the Friends of the Library. There is no admission fee, but there is a suggested donation of $5 per family to help offset costs. Please note that the Lower Level of the Library will not be open to the public.
Ask a Veterinary Technician
Saturday Apr 14, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital will have a Certified Veterinary Technician on hand to answer your dog and cat questions. VCA offers general practice, emergency, specialty care and is open 24 hours a day. (Please leave your pet at home and if this is a emergency please bring your animal to the hospital). Register online.
Financial Fitness Checkup
Tuesday Apr 17, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
This workshop will help you review your current status and identify actions you can take to improve your financial situation. Participants will have an opportunity to take a quiz about their current financial practices in areas such as general money management, saving, credit, debt, and other topics. This workshop is provided by UConn Extension and the Connecticut Saves Campaign. Registration is required.
Rock Science Workshop
Wednesday Apr 18, 2018, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Explore the physical and optical properties of rocks and minerals with local naturalist, Eric Nelson. Observe their crystal structure and find out how to make certain rocks and minerals glow in the dark. Registration required starting March 15 for Cheshire residents and April 1 for all others.
Investment Concerns in a Fragile Market
Wednesday Apr 18, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Come and learn why “down” down markets create investment “opportunities” for the wise investor. Additionally, several options that may help to lessen the impact of your tax burden will be reviewed along with some tips for tax-smart investing strategies. The informational workshop will be presented by the Society for Financial Awareness. Registration is required.
Friends of Cheshire Public Library – Spring Book Sale
Thursday Apr 26 – Sunday Apr 29, 2018.
Thousands of gently used books, audiobooks, dvds, and more – it’s a bargain hunter’s paradise! Proceeds go to supporting programs and events at CPL. Special Preview Night for Friends Members only on Wednesday Apr 25, 6:30 – 8:00 PM – memberships may be purchased at the door.
Outdoor Storytime @ Bartlem Park
Saturday Apr 28, 2018, 11:00 AM
A spring-themed outdoor storytime full of books, rhymes, music, and movement. Enjoy the Kids in Motion Playground before or after the program. Best suited for ages 2-6. Registration required starting April 1 for Cheshire residents and April 15 for nonresidents.