’tis the season for great programs at CPL! Check out our Events Calendar for all of our December offerings – here’s a taste of what’s in store this month:
The Nutcracker Ballet
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 1:30 and 3:30PM
Brass City Ballet celebrates the magic of Christmas in a live, narrated performance of The Nutcracker. Children and adults will delight in the story of Clara and her journey through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and all her delicious treats. Seating is limited and registration is required. Thank you to the Friends of the Cheshire Library for funding this special event!
Atwater-Donnelly Celtic Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00PM
In celebration of winter, light, and American diversity, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly sing ancient and new songs about Christmas, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed duo are long-time audience favorites at Cheshire Library for their programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs and percussive dance. No registration required.
CT’s Remarkable Jewish Women
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00PM
Jewish women in Connecticut have made a lasting impact on our society with contributions to the arts, business, and religious life. Their accomplishments are as varied as their struggles, and their stories inspire us to create new history. Learn about the many Connecticut Jewish women who have challenged the status quo and blazed new trails. Registration is required.
Caring Crafts: Socks for Seniors
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 4:00 – 5:00PM
Caring Crafts is a new program for school-age kids (grades K-6) to have fun making things, while making the world a better place. This week we’re making grippy socks for seniors in nursing homes. Want to donate crafting materials for an upcoming program? We’re accepting soft fabric like fleece, textured fabric like denim and nubby chenille, and sewing notions like buttons, velcro, and zippers. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in donating. Registration is required.
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Did you miss the screening of a film you wanted to see in theatres? Join us for the first Thursday of the month for a screening of a recently released film. December’s movie is Crazy Rich Asians : Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Registration is appreciated for this adult program.
Wednesday, December 12, and Saturday, December 22, 2018, 9:30 – 10:15AM
Small World Languages and Musical Folk have teamed up to bring to you Canta Y Baila Conmigo – a Music Together program. Designed for beginning Spanish speakers and native speakers alike, these playful, interactive classes naturally and organically integrate language learning with music learning. The idea is to help your child learn Spanish through immersion in both music and language. Best for ages 2-5. Please register at the Small World Languages website . This class will be held twice in December. Please register for only one class to make room for others.
Winter Read Aloud with FEA
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00AM
Join the Future Educators of America from Dodd Middle school for a special winter read aloud and crafts! The Future Educators of America is an organization that offers opportunities for young teens in exploring careers in education. Best for children ages 3-6.
Connecticut 169 Club
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 10:30 – 11:15AM
The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will read beloved children’s stories and use their instruments to bring each story to life. Children will also have a chance to play the musical instruments after the stories. Best for children ages 2 and up. Registration is required.
Cat Tales- Writers Group
Thursday, December 20, 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? 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.
Relaxing Coloring Night for Adults
Thursday, December 27, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Join us for relaxing coloring night for adults and de-stress from this busy time of year. We’ll provide coloring pages and supplies, but feel free to bring your own pages, art supplies. Registration is appreciated, beginning December 13.