While much of our programming is still online, we’re excited to be able to offer some new outdoor programs at our local parks this summer!
June Teen Volunteering Challenges
Earn community service hours by submitting a photo, video, or other content that may be added to CPL’s social media pages! Each submission will be awarded 2 community service hours. June’s challenges include:
- Art: It’s the month of Junebugs and Junicorns- draw your favorite bug, or a unicorn!
- Writing: Write about your most memorable vacation.
- Food: June has a bunch of ice cream/frozen yogurt-related holidays, so make something fun with ice cream or frozen yogurt.
- Reading: June is Pride Month- read a story by or about someone from the LGBT+ community, fact or fiction.
- More Reading: Read a graphic novel. When you’re done, continue the story with artwork in the style of the illustrator.
- Even More Reading: For a week-long challenge, read a different book by the same author each day.
If you participate in the challenges, earn community service credit by submitting your creations so we can share them on our social media pages.
Book Buzz Teen Book Club: Shadow and Bone
All month long
This month we are going to read Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Books will be provided and are yours to keep! To pick up your Book Buzz book, starting on June 1st, you must register for this event. Then you can either call the Children’s Desk (at 272-2245 x 33003) and schedule a Grab n Go pickup, or come into the library and pick up your book at the Children’s Desk.
River Cruising 101
Saturday, June 5, 2021, 3:00 – 4:30pm
Discover the world of European river cruising with Bella Europa Travel. In this informative program you will learn about the many options that exist as well as the differences between traditional and river cruising. The talk will be complimented by beautiful photography and bits of interesting information to help you decide whether this form of cruising is for you. Please register for this virtual event and you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting 1 hour prior to the start of the program.
America’s Scenic Drives
Monday, June 7, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Who has been thinking about a road trip? Join us we will introduce you to lesser-discovered gems along America’s byways. You’ll learn about stops along each drive, the best time to visit, what makes each area special and more all complimented by beautiful photography. Please register for this virtual event and you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting 1 hour prior to the start of the program.
Cat Tales Writers Group
Monday, June 14, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Join us virtually 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! Please register for this virtual event and you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting 1 hour prior to the start of the program.
Ask Mike the Appraiser : What’s it Worth
Monday, June 21, 2021, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
We’ll Discuss “10 Factors That Always Impact Value”
We’ll Perform 1-on-1 Appraisals of ZOOM attendees’ treasures. (Limit first 25 who sign up)
We’ll Share Buying & Selling Tips & Strategies Throughout.
Please register for this virtual event and you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting 1 hour prior to the start of the program.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 3:00 – 4:00pm
Learn about birds of prey and reptiles with a virtual visit from live animal ambassadors!All ages are welcome to attend. Please register starting June 1 and you will receive a Zoom link 1 hour prior to the start of this virtual program.
U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band in concert at Mixville
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 6:30 – 8:00pm
The Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band performs classic jazz, blues, and rags with a “New Orleans” flavor. Admission to Mixville Park (1300 Notch Road in Cheshire) is free for concert attendees. Just tell the staff at the entrance gate that you are there for the concert. The concert will begin at 6:30, but you are welcome to come early and enjoy a picnic or a stroll at beautiful Mixville! This summer concert series is funded by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library and co-sponsored by the library and Cheshire’s Park and Recreation Department.
Tips for the First-Time Travelers on a Budget
Thursday, June 24, 2021, 3:00 – 4:30pm
Join us we will learn how to find the cheapest flights, go over luggage limitations, how to research and plan your own trip. Learn how to use Google tools to make pages of links and a personalized map for walking or driving. We will go over the options for finding an affordable place to stay, and cover some other basics like safety, language and money. Please register for this virtual event and you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting 1 hour prior to the start of the program.
Trivia Night in the Park
Monday, June 28, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature! We will meet at Cheshire Park at the Pavilion. Masks must be worn over your nose and mouth during the entire program. Registration is required for this adult program.
Storytime @ the Park: Bartlem (Ages 3-5)
Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:00 – 10:30am
Enjoy an outdoor storytime at Bartlem Park full of books, music, and movement! You are welcome to bring your own blanket or towel to sit on. Best for ages 3-5. Masks must be worn when you are not in your designated spot and social distancing will be observed. Space is limited and registration is required to attend. Please register each participant (caregivers and children). Registration begins 48 hours prior to each class. We will be meeting at the fields behind the playground.
Books Over Coffee: The Woman in the Window
Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Want to engage in great discussions about books? Meet new people? Join us for an adult monthly book club program called Books Over Coffee. This month’s book is The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn .We will meet over Zoom, please register for this virtual event and you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting 1 hour prior to the start of the program.
Food Explorers: Bread Workshop (Grades 3-8)
Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 3:00 – 5:00pm
Food Explorers will show you how to make your own focaccia bread masterpiece by decorating with fresh vegetables and herbs. You’ll also make dinner rolls from scratch in this two hour class. for kids in grades 3-8. Please register for this virtual event and you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting 1 hour prior to the start of the program.