What’s Happening at Cheshire Library in January?

Happy New Year! We’ve got some programs to help you start the year off right, whether it’s getting healthier, spending quality family time together, or figuring out that new technology you got over the holidays… check out our January calendar for the full roster of programs this month, including:

Tuesday Movie Matinees

img_8439Tuesdays, Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 1:00 PM

  • Jan 3: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
  • Jan 10: Money Monster (2016)
  • Jan 17: Sully (2016)
  • Jan 24: All the Way (2016)

Family Game Night

familyWednesday Jan 4, 2017, 6:30  –  8:00 PM

Enjoy a fun-filled, family-friendly evening at Family Game Night! We’ll bring out a mix of classic and new tabletop games, as well as video games for Wii. Use the library’s games, or feel free to bring your own! Best for families with children ages 3 and up, registration required.

board-game-1719449_960_720Cheshire Board Game Club

Thursday Jan 5, 2017, 3:00  –  4:30 PM

Cheshire Board Game Club is a table top gaming group welcoming all skill levels and gaming abilities. We have a ton of games, so come on by, play games and nibble snacks with us! Grades 7—12, no registration required.

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Saturday Jan 7, 2017, 11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Baby, it’s cold outside! Come in from the cold and join us for an indoor obstacle course that’s just right for kids under 6. Healthy snacks will be served. No registration required.

karkowska_sistersThe Karkowska Sisters Duo

Sunday Jan 8, 2017, 2:00 PM

60 Minutes Around the World will take the audience on a breathtaking journey/adventure around the world with unforgettable stories, a healthy dose of humor, and an amazing program of the most beloved classical music. Free to the public, no registration required.

Drop-In Tech Help

notebook, and two persons on white backgroundMondays Jan 9, 23, 30 and Saturday Jan 21, 1:00 PM

Do you have questions about your computer, smartphone, or iPad? Do you need help navigating Facebook or downloading an ebook?  Bring your technology-related questions and problems to Cheshire Public Library’s Drop-in Tech Help. NOTE: Please be sure your device is fully charged beforehand. In the event your question or issue is more involved, we may ask you to schedule an appointment to come back for one-on-one help. Tech help is available on a first come first served basis.

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Wednesday Jan 11, 2017, 6:30  –  8:00 PM

Let’s explore recipes that not only keep up healthy and fit, but that also taste great!  Are you like us, and looking to get back on track after the holidays?  Then this Cookbook Club is for you. Check out a cookbook from the library, bring a sample dish, and discuss healthy and delicious food with some great people.  Don’t forget to bring copies of your recipe to share with the group.  Bon Appetit! Registration is required.

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Thursday Jan 12, 2017, 6:30 PM

Do you have an iPad or are you thinking of getting one? Then this class is for you!  Get the lowdown on apps, music, settings and more. Please bring your fully charged iPad, apple user name/password and your e-mail user name/password if applicable. Registration is required.


Saturday Jan 14, 2017, 2:30  –  4:00 PM

Pilates is a highly effective exercise that can be practiced by all ages and abilities to help you build strength, flexibility and overall well-being. Pilates is designed to help you improve muscles, strength, breathing, posture, balance and more. Come  improve core strength mobility and stability with Pilates instructor Nadine Phillips. Registration is required.

dr_lynnette_m_guida-61115356_stdHealing Power of Nature

Wednesday Jan 18, 2017, 6:00  –  7:30 PM

Join  Dr. Lynnette M. Guida, a Naturopathic Physician and  Licensed Acupuncturist, as she explains principles and benefits of naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Registration is required.

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Thursday Jan 19, 2017, 6:30 PM

Join us as we discuss the fundamentals of the Amazon Fire HDX.  We will look at apps, setting, how to connect your device to the internet and more.  Please bring your fully charged Amazon Fire HDX and your Amazon user name/ password.  Registration is required.

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 Wednesday Jan 25, 2017, 6:00  –  7:30 PM  

Join Lynn Healy as she shares her own personal stories for overcoming fear and limiting beliefs around self-worth and happiness. She’ll provide tips and tools you can put into your life today to help you find your happiness. Talk includes meditation designed to help you bust through the blocks that are holding you back. Previous meditation experience is not necessary. This meditation will help spiritual gurus and newbies, alike. Registration is required.

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Saturday Jan 28, 2017, 2:00 PM

With the holidays over, we naturally begin to focus on healthy eating and exercise but we still want our chocolate!   Can chocolate really be part of a healthy diet?  Long time chef and chocolate expert Maria Brandriff will demonstrate that it can. The program will feature information about the health benefits of chocolate as well demonstrations of some healthy and easy-to-make recipes.  Ample samples and recipes will be available. Registration is required.

What’s Happening at Cheshire Library in February

February might be the shortest month, but you’d never know it by looking at our Events Calendar! February is chock full of fun and interesting programs just about every day at Cheshire Library. Here are a few highlights:

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Saturday Feb 6, 2016, 10:30 AM

The Cheshire Public Library is pleased to welcome Pumpernickel Puppets this year for the 5th annual Take Your Child to the Library Day. Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you’ll meet Zelda the babysitter, a silly bat, Sir George and his clumsy dog, and of course the lovable dragon. Will Sir George slay the dragon? Not to worry, everything ends happily in this fun show. Ages 3 and up, no registration required.

10371467_1540268869561620_4023246819026684593_nThe Harris Brothers Balkan Band

Sunday Feb 7, 2016, 2:00 PM
Exciting and joyful music that celebrates the culture of the Balkans. Local resident Drew Harris is a member of this popular band! This concert is free and open to the public, no registration required.

cohdra100_2820-e1328766234322Valentine’s Day Read-Aloud with the FEA

Thursday Feb 11, 2016,  3:30 PM

Come read with the Future Educators of America from Dodd Middle School for a special Valentine’s Day Storytime. Please register online or call the library at (203) 272-2245.

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Thursday Feb 11, 2016,  6:30 –  8:00 PM

Come and enjoy a Valentine celebration of chocolate, love, and friendship!  Kim Larkin is the owner and chocolatier of a commercially licensed chocolate company located in Connecticut, Klassic Kreations Gourmet. This fun, educational workshop covers interesting topics such as new chocolate trends, the various types of chocolate, the history and health benefits of chococate, and highlights friends and lovers throughout history. Free samples are available to all!  Seating is limited, please register online or call the library at (203) 272-2245.

1601587_709912399058791_477674483_nBhangra Dance Lesson and Performance

Saturday Feb 13, 2016,  2:00  –  3:15 PM

Enjoy a short performance followed by a fun hourlong lesson in the vibrant, high-energy style of Bhangra, a traditional folk dance performed in the Punjab region of South Asia with modern influences from modern pop and hip-hop styles. Performance and lesson provided by Yale Jashan Bhangra. Part of our South Asian Cultural Festival.  Lesson: ages 6 – adult. Performance: all ages. No registration required.

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Sunday Feb 14, 2016, 2:00 PM

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sheri Miller writes and performs her soulful, Beatles-inspired love songs, while accompanying herself on guitar and piano.  She also sings a wide range of popular, classic, love song favorites for families, children, and all ages, including The Beatles, Jackson 5, Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash, among others. This concert is free and open to the public, no registration required.


Monday Feb 15, 2016,  6:00  –  8:00 PM

Crafting ideas are endless with stamps from cards, fabric, scrapbooking etc.  Bring your crafty ideas, we will provide the stamps, ink and paper. You may bring your own items to stamp. Please register for this adult program early as space is limited, online or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4.

8340850086b5d8506675367a391eeb14Italy, A Cultural Journey

Thursday Feb 18, 2016,  6:30  –  8:00 PM

Ashley Turney has spent 25 years living, studying and working in the place that she calls her second home. Italy’s 20 regions are each unique in customs, language and cuisine making this small country a true mosaic of cultures. We will explore the regional differences from an eager traveler’s perspective in a slide presentation which takes us on a colorful journey from north to south and even to the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. Please register online or call the library at (203) 272-2245.

imagePreschool Fair

Saturday Feb 20, 2016, 1:00  –  4:00 PM

The Cheshire Public Library would like to invite you to participate in our first Preschool Fair on Saturday, February 20.  In the event of bad weather, the snow date will be March 12 from 1:00-4:00 pm.   This program will allow you to meet and ask questions with preschools in the Cheshire area. Our objective is to provide you support by offering a one-stop-shop to community preschools in order to navigate through endless information regarding school facilities, personnel, and educational philosophies. No registration required.

mqdefaultThe Heart of Organizing with Sheri Bertolini

Thursday Feb 25, 2016, 6:00  –  7:30 PM

Sheri Bertolini, a professional organizer, has learned that organizing doesn’t start with trips to a donation center, or by purchasing labels, containers and bins.  The first step is to connect with your heart to build a home you love to spend time in, and are proud to show off. With humor and tools to implement her ideas, Sheri will show how  to make decisions about what goes and what stays, give you  fresh perspective and energy to reorganize your home. Please register online or call the library at (203) 272-2245 ext. 4.

Jamilah-henna-creations-logoExplore the Art of Henna

Saturday Feb 27, 2016,  2:00  –  4:00 PM

Tweens and teens–interested in the art of henna? As part of our South Asian Cultural Festival, learn the cultural roots and the different styles of henna from Jamilah Zebarth, of Jamilah Henna Creations, who will also demonstrate the art on you! (Henna is a plant based dye that safely stains the skin for 1-2 weeks.)   Space is limited, Please register online or call the library at (203) 272-2245.