“Virtual” library programs are going to be the new normal for a while, but Cheshire Library is up to the challenge! We’ve been working on online programming steadily since March, and are coming up with new ways discover, create, and connect with our patrons all the time. Check out our June programs and participate from home with us!
Sofa Sing-Along (for all ages)
Jackbox Games with Zoom
Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00pm
Looking for ways to connect with friends? Tired of only talking to your pet all day? Let’s play a Jackbox Party Pack! Fibbage, Drawful and more! lease register through our Event Calendar, and we will email you before start time with a link to join this Zoom Virtual program. THEN go to https://jackbox.tv/ on your mobile device, enter the 4-letter Room Code, your name, and click PLAY! For grades 6-12.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:00 -10:30am
The library might be closed, but storytime is still on! Join us virtually for interactive songs, stories, and other fun activities for little ones with Miss Ali (Tues), Miss Andrea (Wed) and Miss Lauren (Thurs). No registration required, click the link in our Event Calendar to join the fun!
Support Through Meditation
Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:00pm
This introductory meditation class presented by Tia Mandrozos is geared towards helping you through these anxious and challenging times. You will learn various meditation techniques that you will practice in session and guidance to perform meditation on your own. Please register via our Event Calendar. Registered participants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the program.
Switch it up with CPL!
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons, (check Event Calendar for dates and times)
Teens: add us on Nintendo Switch and let’s play! Our Friend Code is: SW-2591-8360-3045 under CheshirePL. We’re playing Animal Crossing on Tuesdays, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Wednesdays, and Thursday games are TBA. No registration required! Info on how to join in is on our Event Calendar. For grades 6-12. (A Nintendo Online Account required to connect with others and play online.)
Cope During COVID Virtual Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00pm
This virtual program will be an hour-long discussion to talk about fears and concerns along with ways to cope and deal with the stress of this unprecedented situation. Cheshire Human Services Director, Michelle Piccerillo, MS, LMFT; Chesprocott Health District Public Health Specialist, Kathryn Glendon, MPH, CHES, CPS; and Cheshire Library Director, Beth Crowley will facilitate the discussions. Registration for each evening is required, registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting one hour prior to the program.
Sing Me a Fairytale
Fridays, 10:00 – 10:45am
Your family will love this hilarious retelling of these classic tales, presented by Michele Urban from My Music Room. Michele shows you how to make instruments using everyday household items in this video. Please register via our Event Calendar, and we will email you before start time with a link to join this program.
Virtual Cheshire Anime Club
Fridays, 3:00 – 5:00pm
Konnichiwa, minna-san! Can’t get enough Anime and Manga? Be an “Otaku” and join the Cheshire Anime Club! We’ll meet on Zoom and watch Anime movies together! The link to this Zoom Virtual Program will be posted on Cheshire Anime Club’s facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/13673851607/) OR you can register via our Event Calendar, and we will email you before start time with a link to join this program. For grades 7-12.
Color Yourself Calm
Fridays, 3:30 – 4:30pm
De-Stress from this stressful time and color. Coloring sheets will be available to print out from home. Please feel free to join us with any craft you wish to work on. Relaxing video and conversation will be provided. Registration required for this adult program, please register once per computer. Registered participants will receive an email before start time with a link to join the program.
Lunchtime Sing-Along (for kids and their grownups)
Mondays, June 8 and 22, 2020, 12:00 – 12:30pm
Start your week on a good note with a family-friendly lunchtime sing-along! Listen in and sing along to storytime favorites with Miss Andrea or Miss Ali! There are two options to view: either join us on Zoom (link in our Event Calendar)or watch us on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/cheshirelibrary/.
Nature as Mentor
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Learn the magnificent language of nature in this powerful workshop with Marlow Shami, M.S. Discover your unique niche as part of our planet’s restoration plan. This 90-minute program includes an informative talk enhanced by beautiful illustrations, a compelling activity, and a deep relaxing guided meditation. No meditation experience required. Registration required, please register once per computer. Registered participants will receive an email before start time with a link to join the program.
- Dinosaurs (grades K-2): Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00pm
- Exploring Ecosystems (grades 3-6): Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00pm
With experts from Mad Science, younger kids will examine fossil casts and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs on June 10, while older kids will build ecosystem models and and use field journals for everyday explorations on June 17. Registration via our Event Calendar is required, registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting one hour prior to the program.
Baking with Old Bishop Farms
Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 3:00 – 4:30pm
Carolyn Torello from Old Bishop Farm will be showing us how to bake banana muffins. As anyone who has had any of Carolyn’s yummy treats will know she is an excellent baker! A question and answer segment will follow. Registration via our Event Calendar is required, registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting one hour prior to the program.
Mood Boosting Foods
Thursday, June 18, 2020, :3:30 – 4:30pm
Feeling a little stressed, anxious or depressed lately? Aren’t we all! But did you know that some foods can actually help boost your mood and make you feel less stressed, anxious and depressed?! Join Marisa, your Shoprite of Southington and Wallingford registered dietitian in a zoom presentation to find out which foods actually give your mood a boost! Registration via our Event Calendar is required, registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting one hour prior to the program.
Thursday, June 25, 2020, 3:00 – 4:30pm
Test your knowledge from general categories including pop culture, current events, history, music and of course, literature! It’s all for Pride, not for Prize. This program is intended for adults. Please register starting June 11. We will email registered participants before the start time with a link to join the Zoom virtual adult program.
CactusHead Puppets: Magnificent Monster Circus
Friday, June 26, 2020, 10:00 – 10:40am
CactusHead Puppets presents a circus like no other! Encounter magnificent creatures from the wilds of your imagination as their quirky human caretaker tries to teach them new tricks. This colorful, silly, multi-sensory show full of friendly monsters is a perfect match for young audiences. Advance registration required. Registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting one hour prior to the program.