Summer is our busiest time at Cheshire Library, as anyone who has circled our parking lot on a summer afternoon can attest! Despite being a bit short on staff and tall on construction chaos, we have managed to put together some terrific programming this summer. We’ve got a bit of a railroad theme this month, take a look at what’s on the calendar for June:
The Electrification of the New Haven Railroad
Monday Jun 4, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
This program will cover the development of the New Haven’s freight and passenger electric locomotives and what made them unique with their pioneering designs. The program will also cover the development of the New Haven’s industry setting AC power and its distribution system. Registration is required.
Wednesdays, Jun 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Bring your friends, family and join your community in a game of scrabble. Please bring your up to date library card to check out a scrabble board located at the checkout desk. Please meet fellow players on the third floor area. No registration required.
Thursday, June 7, 2018, 5:45pm – 8:00pm
Did you miss the screening of a film you wanted to see in theatres? Join us for the first Thurday of the month for a screening of a recently released film. At the conclusion of the movie vote for next months not to miss movie. June’s movie is….. Black Panther! T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T’Challa’s father’s mistake.
Thursday, June 14, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Do you write in secret, or do you publish your own blog? Are you working on your dream novel, a memoir, or poetry? Interesting in being published, whether traditionally or self-published? Join us at the library 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! Registration required for this adult program.
Saturday Jun 16, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Join us for your one stop shop to acquire* or renew your passport.
Please bring the following:
- Passport Application
- Evidence of Citizenship
- Two Forms of ID
- Payment (2 checks for renewals)
– Checks or money orders only. No credit cards.
– First-time applicants must bring two checks or money orders:
– One check or money order for the passport application fee made payable to “U.S. Department of State”
– A second check or money order for the $25 execution fee – add $15 for a photo if applicable – made payable to “Postmaster”.
*Typical Processing Time for Passports is 4-6 Weeks.
For questions regarding Passports please contact The National Passport information line at 1-877-487-2778 or visit Travel.State.Gov
The Pennsylvania Station in New York City
Monday Jun 18, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
This presentation will cover the inception of Pennsylvania Station, its sub-aqueous tunnels and the challenges faced in the construction of this massive and impressive undertaking. The tragic demolition of this grand structure by the Pennsylvania RR will also be included. Registration is required.
Chalk Painting Furniture
Thursday Jun 21, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Do you have furniture you want to update with a fresh new look? Traci Selinske, the owner of the Posh Pear in Cheshire, will show you the techniques to get that naturally aged look using chalk paint, light & dark waxes, dusk of ages, and distressing techniques. Registration will begin on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM.
Friday After Hours: Lost Acres String Band
Friday Jun 22, 2018, 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Join us as we kick off summer reading with the Lost Acres String Band! The concert will begin at 6:00 and there will be plenty of fun activities for children of all ages! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available for sale from the Friends of the Library. Please register so we know how many goodies to have on hand! There is no admission fee, but there is a suggested donation of $5 per family to help offset costs. Please note that the Lower Level of the Library will not be open to the public. This concert is made possible by donations given to the Friends of the Library in loving memory of Jo Korten.
Streamlined Trains of the 1930s and Their Industrial Designers
Monday Jun 25, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
With the popularity of the private automobile and the effects of the Great Depression, passenger travel on the American railroads was in a steep decline. Something was needed to bring passengers back to the trains. This presentation will show how it was done and how the same steps were taken in the 1950s to once again bring passengers back to the trains. Registration is required.
Kids Spa Day
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 4:00 – 4:45pm
Start the summer off right! Join us to make your own sugar lip scrub and a stress ball. You will learn relaxation techniques and enjoy snacks with friends! Registration is required.
Wednesday Jun 27, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
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 for this adult program will begin on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM.