What’s Happening at Cheshire Library in March

We’re getting artsy and bookish this month with programs featuring art and artists, and SIX different book clubs!

Navigating College Admissions in 2022

Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00pm

Learn how COVID-19 has changed the college admissions landscape and how it will affect Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. This presentation is led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. Registration is required for this online program.

Cheshire Art League: Zbigniew Grzyb

Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00pm

The Cheshire Art League is hosting artist Zbigniew Grzyb at their in-person March meeting. Zbigniew will demonstrate his approach to still life drawing, beginning with basics such as composition and structure and working to final stages including details and shading. Please register for this in-person program – click here to see the latest mask policies in town buildings.

Meditative Mondays

Mondays: March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2:00 – 3:00pm

Learn to master your thoughts, be in control of your mental & emotional well-being, and discover a world you never thought possible. Presenter Tia Mandrozos will explain the purpose of meditation and interact with the participants to provide the help needed in these online classes. Registration is required for this online program.

Frida Kahlo: Love, Pain, and Painting

Monday, March 7, 2022, 7:00 – 8:15pm

Frida Kahlo has become a household name in recent years, with movies, books and countless products dedicated to her art and likeness. This program will explore her life and her work, particularly as it relates to the trolley accident she survived as a teen and her passionate and often tumultuous marriage to fellow artist Diego Rivera. Registration is required for this online program.

Chess Club for Beginners (Grades 4-8)

Tuesdays: March 8, 15, 22, 29, 5:00 – 6:00pm

DIG USA Chess is partnering with the Cheshire Public Library to run this in-person beginner weekly chess program. The students will learn the basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. Registration is requiredfor this in-person program – click here to see the latest mask policies in town buildings.

Let’s Draw Cartoons! with Rick Stromoski (Grades 2-8)

Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:00pm

Award winning cartoonist and humorous illustrator, Rick Stromoski, will teach you how to create your own cartoon drawings during these online events! All you need is a stack of paper and something to draw with! Registration is required for these online programs.

Trivia Night

Thursday, March 10, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature! It’s all For Pride, Not Prize. Registration is required for this in-person program – click here to see the latest mask policies in town buildings.

The Queen of Beer: How Women Shaped Brewing’s History from Ancient Times to the Present

Monday, March 14, 2022, 7:00 – 8:15pm

From thousands of years ago until today, women have shaped the way beer is enjoyed and celebrated. Learn about ancient and medieval brewing practices and how women were (and still are) the queens of beer! Registration is required for this online program.

Cheshire Anime Club 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 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. For grades 7-12, no registration required. This month we plan to meet in person – click here to see the latest mask policies in town buildings.

Loft Knitters

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Come socialize, learn, share your techniques with other knitters.  Experience the relaxing and calming effect of knitting. All levels of adult knitters’ welcome. We hope to meet in-person, please bring your own yarn and knitting needles. Registration is required for this in-person program – click here to see the latest mask policies in town buildings.

Paint Party for Teens (Grades 5-12)

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 3:30 – 5:00pm

Follow along with instructor, Pamela Halligan, of Pam’s Picassos as she walks you through creating your own masterpiece. Please bring your own smock or apron. The library will provide all other materials. Registration is required for this in-person program – click here to see the latest mask policies in town buildings.

Teen Advisory Board (Grades 6-12)

Friday, March 25, 2022, 4:00 – 4:45pm

Teens – share your ideas and thoughts about upcoming programs, materials, and general improvements to help make the Cheshire Library an even better place for you and your friends. You will earn 1 hour of community service credit for attending. If you want to make a difference in the library and your community, then TAB is for you! Registration is required for this in-person program – click here to see the latest mask policies in town buildings.

BOOK CLUBS GALORE THIS MONTH AT CPL!

Murder by the Book Mystery Book Club: Night Over Water

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 2:00 – 3:30pm (online, registration required)

Art League Book Club: The Passion of Artemisia

Friday, March 18, 2022, 11:00am – 12:30pm (online, registration required)

Natural Selections Book Club: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

Saturday, March 19, 2022, 10:30 – 11:30am (in-person, registration required)

Many Stories Book Club: Americanah

Monday, March 21, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00pm (in-person, registration required)

Books Over Coffee Book Club: Interior Chinatown

Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 12:00 – 1:30pm (in-person, registration required)

Book Buzz Teen Book Club (Grades 6-12): Firekeeper’s Daughter

Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 3:30 – 4:30pm (in-person, registration required)

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