December means heading warp speed into the holiday season. Take a break from the craziness with some of the free programs at Cheshire Library. Here’s a few of the things our calendar for December:
Wednesday Dec 2, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Join us for an evening of fun, free jewelry making! The holidays are just around the corner…make a necklace for yourself and earrings as a gift..or keep them all! Seating is very limited and registration is required. Register online or call 203-272-2245 ext. 4.
Color Yourself Calm
Thursday Dec 3, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Our last program was such a success, we decided to do it every month! De-stress your busy life with a relaxing night of coloring. We’ll provide coloring pages and supplies, but feel free to bring your own pages, art supplies. Meets the first Thursday of every month, no registration required.
Yu-Gi-Oh: It’s Time to Duel!
Friday Dec 4, 2015, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
A Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game tournament here at CPL! Just bring your cards, and join in the fun! No registration required, Grades 7-12.
Read, Play & Learn Storytime
Sunday Dec 6, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Join us for stories, songs, activities and play that promote the five best practices of Every Child Ready to Read — talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing — for developing language and pre-reading skills. This program will start with a storytime with books, songs, and rhymes followed by activities such as a writing or art station. The last hour of the program will be play based, with children given puppets, dress-up clothes, blocks and other toys to foster imaginative play! Best for ages 3-6, no registration required.
Marrow Donor Registry Drive
Monday Dec 7, 2015, 1:00 – 7:00 PM
As the holidays near, the library invites you to consider giving the greatest gift of all—life– by participating in the “Be the Match” bone marrow registration drive. A representative from “Be the Match” will be here to answer any questions and explain what the commitment involves. The age for potential donors is 18-44 years old. If you decide to participate, registration will take about 15 minutes, swabbing the inside of your cheeks with a Q-tip, and providing contact information. No blood or pain involved!
For thousands with blood cancers like leukemia or other diseases like sickle cell anemia, a marrow transplant is their only hope for life. If you have diverse ancestry, patients especially need you because they are most likely to match someone who shares their heritage.
Tuesdays at 1:00, no registration required.
Dec 8: Hitched for the Holidays
Dec 15: White Christmas
Dec 22: Miracle on 34th Street
Holiday Read-Aloud with the FEA
Thursday Dec 10, 2015, 3:30 PM
Come read with the Future Educators of America from Dodd Middle School for a special Holiday Storytime. We will be reading books, creating crafts, and snacks will be provided. Ages 3-6. Register online or call 203-272-2245 ext. 3.
Entywned Early Music presents a Renaissance Christmas
Sunday Dec 13, 2015, 2:00 PM
The Entwyned Early Music trio performs Renaissance settings of some of our most beloved Christmas carols, and a few charming surprises too. This historically informed performance with lutes, voice, Renaissance flutes, and viola da gamba, celebrates the season with sounds you won’t hear anywhere else. This concert is free and open to the public.
Cheshire Cats Classics Club
Monday Dec 14, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
The Cheshire Cats Classics Club meets once per month on a Monday evening, to discuss those classics you’ve always been meaning to read. This month we are discussing The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. Copies are available at the Checkout Desk.
There is limited seating for this event. For more information regarding this program, contact Jennifer Bartlett at email@example.com.
Inside Out Blowout
Sunday Dec 20, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Join us for a viewing of the newest Pixar film and fun activities. Children of all ages and their families welcome. No registration required!
‘Who Was’ Book Club: Who Was Walt Disney?
Wednesday Dec 30, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
If you love reading books from the ‘Who Was’ series, then this is the book club for you! This month we’ll be talking about the book Who Was Walt Disney? . Extra copies of the book are available in the Children’s Room. At the meeting, we’ll chat about what we discovered in the book and do some fun activities inspired by Walt Disney’s life. No registration required – all fans of the series are welcome!
Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party
Thursday Dec 31, 2015, 11:00 AM
Join us for dancing, singing, crafts and more as we count down to noon! Enjoy juice and cookies as we toast the New Year. All Ages, No registration required.