The new year is right around the corner! Start 2019 off right with educational and entertaining programs from Cheshire Library! Here are a few to tempt you:
Tuesdays (Jan 8, 15, 22, and 29), 6:00 – 8:00PM
The perfect winter pastime – bring your friends & family and join your community in a game of Scrabble every Tuesday night in January. Please bring your up-to-date library card to check out a game board at the Checkout Desk, them meet your fellow players on the newly renovated Upper Level. No registration required.
Bad Art Night
Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Bad Art Night is back! At this laid-back, fun event we encourage you to make the worst piece of art that you can. Bad art and craft supplies will be provided, but you can also bring your own. This even is for adults, because why should kids get to have all the fun? Come join us and have a few laughs while you’re at it! Registration is required.
Survivors Swing Band Concert
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2:00 – 3:30PM
The Survivors Swing Band are a Connecticut-based 7-piece professional jazz band that play the hot tunes and soothing ballads from the fabulous era of Swing plus many of the wonderful melodies from the two decades that followed. Bring your dancing shoes!
Meditation: a 3-Part Program
Wednesdays, (January 16, 23, and 30), 6:30 – 8:00PM
This is a three week meditation training led by Sue Maisano. It is advisable to stay committed to complete all three parts, because each training session builds upon the previous session. This workshop meets three times: each class builds on the previous ones, it is recommended that you register for all three sessions: January 16, January 23, January 30.
Teen Drop-in Programs:
Anime Club : Friday, January 4, 2019, 3:00 – 4:30PM
Can’t get enough Anime and Manga? Be an “Otaku” and join the Cheshire Anime Club! We’ll 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! Grades 7 -12.
Yu-Gi-Oh: It’s Time to Duel! : Friday, January 25, 2019, 3:00 – 4:30PM
A Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game tournament here at CPL! Just bring your cards, and join in the fun! Grades 7-12.
Abraham Lincoln: the Life of an American President
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00PM
Born in a log cabin, he rose through self-education to the highest office in the land. However, he was considered by many to lack the qualifications needed for the intellectual and political demands of his position. This program will explore the life and personality of this powerful but surprisingly enigmatic figure in our history, including his childhood, professional career and political ambitions. Registration is required.
Documentary Film: The White House Inside Story
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Celebrate the 200-year history of the White House through the stories of the First Families who have called it home, and through the recollections of workers, historians and members of the press who have spent time within the illustrious building. Registration is appreciated for this adult program.
U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band Concert
Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00PM
The United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band will be performing classic jazz, blues, and rags with a “New Orleans” flavor. The Dixieland Jazz Band has entertained audiences across America, and around the world. Please join us for a very special concert!
UPDATE: The band will not be able to perform if the U.S. government is still in shutdown on January 27. Please check the CPL Event Calendar before the event to see if the concert has been cancelled.
The Geography of Coffee
Monday, January 28, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00PM
This talk will discuss the role of geography in understanding production, movement, and consumption of coffee around the world. Which countries are coffee powerhouses and why? What is the role of sustainability in coffee production? Why was it considered the “devil’s drink” for so long? We will include a tasting and food pairing from three different coffee growing regions of the world. Registration is required.
An Evening with First Lady Dolley Madison
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00PM
“Mrs. Madison” will speak about the founding of our nation, her husband James Madison’s role as the Father of the American Constitution, and events of the early Republic. Registration is required.