While most of our programming is still online, we’re excited to be hosting our second Family Movie Night at Mixville Park on Friday September 17! Pack a picnic and join us!
September Teen Volunteering Challenges
All month long
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. September’s challenges include:
- Art: It’s Sketchtember! Challenge yourself and others to sketch!
- Writing: It’s time to go back to school- write about your goals and vision for the new school year.
- Food: September 26th is National Pancake Day- so get those hotcakes on the griddle, it’s time to make some pancakes!
- Reading: September 6th is National Read a Book Day- whatever format you prefer, grab or download the book on the top of your TBR pile and dive in!
- More Reading: Read a nonfiction book by or about a Latinx person to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month.
- Even More Reading: Head to the library during Library Card Sign-Up Month this September to get a library card! If you already have one, check out a book you’ve wanted to read!
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: They Both Die at the End
All month long
This month we are going to read They Both Die at the Endby Adam Silvera. Books will be provided and are yours to keep! To pick up your Book Buzz book, starting on September 1st, you must register for this event. Then you can come into the library and pick up your book at the Children’s Desk.
Author Talk: Arlington National Cemetery
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 6:30-8:00pm
Join us as author Cindy Parzych presents the backstory of this iconic national landmark and highlights some of the stories of the interesting people who lived and were buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Please register in advance to receive a link to the presentation an hour before the start time.
Cat Tales Writers Group
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 6:30 – 8:00pm
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! We’ll meet on Zoom, please register in advance to receive a link to the presentation an hour before the start time.
Being Bilingual Rocks!
Wednesdays, September 15, 22, 29, 10:00-10:40am
Alina Celeste and Mi Amigo Hamlet are back for more singing and dancing in this interactive, virtual, bilingual music program! Best for children ages 2-6. Please register once per family to attend all 3 sessions. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting one hour before the start time of the program.
Turtle Dance Music
Friday, September 17, 2021, 10:00 – 10:30am
This movement-focused virtual performance by Turtle Dance Music is a musical experience that is designed to engage children through song, movement, stories, projections, and interactive music technology! For kids of all ages, please register in advance to receive a link to the presentation an hour before the start time of the program.
Family Movie Night at Mixville: Coco
Friday, September 17, 2021, 6:45 – 8:30pm
Admission to Mixville Park is free for movie-goers. Just tell the staff at the entrance gate that you are there for the movie. The movie will begin shortly after 6:45 but you are welcome to come early and enjoy a picnic or a stroll at beautiful Mixville (1300 Notch Road, Cheshire, CT). Don’t forget to bring your blankets or chairs and some bug spray! This summer family movie series is funded by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library and co-sponsored by the library and Cheshire’s Park and Recreation Department.
Teddy Bear Picnic at Bartlem Park
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 10:00 – 10:45am
Bring along a teddy bear (or another favorite stuffed animal) for an outdoor storytime at Bartlem Park (520 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT) full of books, music, and movement! Be sure to bring a blanket or towel to sit on! We will meet at the fields or pavilion behind the playground. Best for ages 3-5, registration begins September 19.
Books Over Coffee: The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream
Wednesday, September 29, 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. We will meet over Zoom. This month’s book is The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream by Dean Jobb. please register in advance to receive a link to the presentation an hour before the start time of the program.