May we interest you in a program or two this month? Tons of programs are on the May calendar for kids, teens, and adults, here’s a sampling:
The Art of the Scandal: Thefts, Vandals and Forgeries
Monday, May 2, 2022, 7:00 – 8:15pm
This ONLINE program explores some of the most brazen criminal acts in the art world and features works by artists including da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. Learn more about works that were targeted and how they were recovered and restored for our enjoyment today. Presented by Jane Oneail of Culturally Curious. Registration is required.
Bitcoin and Other Market Trends
Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Have you been scratching your head about Bitcoin? What is it? How does it work? Join us for an interesting evening and we will explore cryptocurrency and other trends in the marketplace. Bring your questions! Presented by Tim Baker, CFA, Founder & CEO of Metric Financial, LLC. Registration is required.
Food Explorers – cooking for kids
Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00pm
- May 4: Cannoli Cones
- May 11: Cheesy Broccoli Bites
- May 18: Apple Pie Parfaits
- May 25: Rainbow Spring Rolls
Kids will create their own delicious after school snack each week, while learning all about food and nutrition with a Registered Dietitian. Recipes may contain gluten, dairy, and/or eggs. For children in grades 2-6. Please register for each event in the series.
Open Art Studio
Fridays from 1-3pm, May 6, 13, 20, 27
Bring your works in progress and supplies to this weekly drop-in art program. This is an opportunity to create in a collaborative environment with other artists. No formal instruction will be provided, but informal critiquing for those who want it is encouraged. Table covers will be provided. There is a sink in the room for basic cleanup (please do not bring turpentine). Registration is required for each session.
Cat Tales Writers Group
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Join us for a monthly 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. Registration is required.
West Main Music Academy’s Spring Showcase
Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Join us to enjoy performances from the West Main Music Academy’s talented and hard-working students, on such instruments as guitar, piano, violin, viola, ukulele, drums, vocal performances, and more. These music students and their teachers have put a tremendous amount of dedication, practice, and passion into honing their skills. Please join us to enjoy their performances and celebrate their accomplishments!
Creating a Compelling College Application
Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00pm
This virtual program will cover the college application process including current admissions trends, writing the personal statement essay and supplemental essays, teacher recommendations and how students can position themselves to increase their chances for admission. Registration is required for this online program, participants will receive a Zoom meeting link 1 hour prior to the event start time.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Our monthly knitting group. Come socialize, learn, share your techniques with other knitters. All levels of adult knitters’ welcome, please bring your own yarn and knitting needles. Registration is required.
Teen Advisory Board (Grades 6-12)
Thursday, May 19, 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.
Housing Choice for the Whole Life Cycle: Opportunities and Benefits
Thursday, May 19, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Come listen to experts Dwight Merriam (Fellow and Past President of the American Instituted of Certified Planners) and Sean Ghio (Policy Director of Partnership for Strong Communities) and join in this discussion of housing and one potential solution to our housing shortage and cost crisis – accessory dwelling units (ADUs.) Registration is required.
Saturday, May 21, 2022, 9:30 – 10:00am
An interactive storytime for children to learn through talking, singing, reading, writing,and playing!
Registration is required: Cheshire Residents: Cheshire residents will be allowed to register starting on May 7. Non-Residents: Non-residents may register starting on May 14.
Medicinal Herb Gardening
Monday, May 23, 2022, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Imagine growing your own medicinal herbs for your own herbal remedies! “. . . but where do I begin? How do I even start growing a medicinal herb garden?” This ONLINE program is presented by the mother/daughter team “The Grounded Goodwife, who will teach you 11 of their favorites that are all easy to grow, do well in virtually every climate, and have a variety of medicinal benefits. Registration is required.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 3:45 – 4:45pm
Join the Future Educators of America from Dodd Middle School for a special read aloud and crafts in commemoration of Memorial Day. The Future Educators of America is an organization that offers opportunities for young teens in exploring careers in education. For children in grades K-2. Please register to make sure we have enough supplies for everyone.
MAY BOOK CLUBS:
Many Stories Book Club: The Leavers
Monday, May 16, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Murder by the Book Mystery Book Club: The Stranger Diaries
Thursday, May 19, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Art League Book Club: Exploring Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel
Friday, May 20, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Natural Selections Book Club: Finding the Mother Tree
Saturday, May 21, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Books Over Coffee: America for Beginners
Wednesday, May 25, 12:00 – 1:30pm