Welcome to October at Cheshire Library! We’ve got a lot of science coming your way this month, in addition to some spooky fun. And don’t forget our 4th Annual Scavenger Hunt! Here’s a sample of what’s in store for October:
Terrific Tweens – Make a Spectroscope!
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 4:00 – 4:45PM
A spectroscope is an instrument used for breaking down light into its component wavelengths for visual observation. We’ll make a spectroscope and separate light into all its component colors! For grades 5 – 8, no registration required.
4th Annual Town-Wide Instagram Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:30AM – 3:00PM
Charge your phone and fill your gas tank for the fourth annual Town-Wide Scavenger Hunt! Form a team with members of any age and travel around town solving clues and posting your solutions to Instagram. When time is up, come back to the Library for celebratory snacks and a raffle drawing. Participants of all ages are encouraged to join the hunt. Each team needs a vehicle, a smartphone or network-enabled device, and an Instagram account set to public for the duration of the hunt. Technology help will be available when you pick up your clues.
- 9:30-10:00 Pick up clues at the Library
- 9:30-1:00 The scavenger hunt is on!
- 2:00-3:00 Post-hunt party
Pre-registration is required for all teams, starting September 1.
Makeup 101: How to accentuate your best features
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00PM
Cheshire’s own Dana Bartone of Co. Salon and Spa will demonstrate on how to apply makeup. Not just any makeup routine but one that will accentuate your best features. Our two models that will be demonstrated on are a millennial and baby boomer. Registration is required.
DNA Testing: Get Into Your Hand-Me Down Genes
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00PM
Thinking about doing a DNA test for your genealogy research or have done one already? Genealogist Janeen Bjork will talk about the three major companies offering DNA testing. Registration is required.
Cat Tales – Writers Group
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Do you write in secret, or do you publish your own blog? Are you working on your dream novel, a memoir, or poetry? Join us at the library for an open writing group that can help answer your questions on writing, editing, grammar, and publishing. Read a selection of your work to the group for general constructive feedback, or discuss a book you’ve read that might help someone else. Join us once, join us every month! Registration required for this adult program.
The Ever Changing Connecticut Forest
Monday, October 22, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00PM
The resilient Connecticut forest has undergone dramatic changes over the past 400 years and earlier. This talk by Dr. Jeffrey Ward will cover the changes in our forests since the ice age, and what the future forest may look like. Registration is required.
Crazy Colorful Chemistry (Ages 6+)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 4:00 – 5:00PM
To celebrate National Chemistry week, Jane Snell Copes from Science Outside the Box will be presenting a hands-on chemistry class for children ages 6 and up. Space is limited, so please register starting October 1.
Library After Hours: Halloween Spooktacular
Friday, October 26, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00PM
Join us for a spooky bubble dance party and face painting. Pizza and drinks will be available for sale by 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 and Upper Levels of the Library will not be open to the public. Please register so that we know how many goodies to have! Sponsored by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 2:30 – 4:00PM
Through discussion and hand-on demonstrations, participants will gain an appreciation of chemical transformations in a culinary context. This seminar will explore cooking through the four ancient elements of fire, air, earth and water. Each of these ancestral elements will be paired with a contemporary cooking method (roasting, baking, fermentation, sous vide) and applied through a featured food. The session concludes with light tastings of the featured foods. Registration is required for this adult program.
Paranormal Investigations in CT
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00PM
The truth behind investigating the unknown will be presented by the Eastern CT Paranormal Society. This program focuses on educating the public about how paranormal investigations are actually done, as opposed to what is seen on TV. We stress the importance of education as an asset to researching paranormal claims. We will showcase evidence that we have caught and explain the process of debunking paranormal activity, such orbs, light anomalies, and apparitions. Registration is required.
Spooky Storytime (Ages 2-5)
Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00AM
Spooktacular stories, ghoulish goodies, and decorate your own mini pumpkin! Costumes are encouraged! Supplies are limited so please register starting on October 1.