Welcome to 2023 at Cheshire Library! We’re bringing our popular Virtual Reality programs back this month, along with a new Tabletop Gaming group. We’ve got plenty of indoor activities for the cold weather months – check our Event Calendar for all the lastest happenings at CPL!
- Tuesday January 3: Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
- Tuesday January 17: TBD
Join us in the Library Loft for a movie on the big screen! No registration is required and movies begin at 1pm.
Explore New Worlds: Virtual Reality
- Tuesday January 3, 6:00 – 7:30pm
- Tuesday January 17, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Experience virtual reality with the library’s Oculus headsets. Choose from a wide selection of tours adventures and games all in an interactive virtual world. 30 minute spots available from 6:00 to 7:30. Register for the date you want, you will be contacted prior to the program to select your spot.
Color Yourself Calm (With a Movie)
Monday, January 9, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00pm
De-Stress from this busy time of year and color. In addition to coloring we will be watching The Lost City. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Registration required for this adult program.
Wellness Talk – Osteoporosis
Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 4:30 – 5:30pm
This talk will include different information about osteoporosis. Talked about will be prescribed exercises, reducing your risk, what does a physical therapy session look like, vitamins and minerals associated with bone health and methods to increase protein intake. Register to attend in-person or online.
Adult Loft Knitters
Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Come socialize, learn, and share your techniques with other knitters. Experience the relaxing and calming effect of knitting. All levels of adult knitters are welcome. Please bring your own yarn and knitting needles (crocheters are also welcome!). This group meets monthly, please register in advance.
Backyard Wildlife: All About Opossums
Thursday, January 12, 2023, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Join Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue for an overview of wildlife rehabilitation and their rescue efforts with opossums. Adults and kids can learn what makes opossums awesome, and how you can give support to wildlife in your neighborhood. There will be time for questions and a meet-and-greet with the opossum ambassadors! Registration required. This program is made possible by the Al Sanders Memorial Fund.
Saturday, January 14, 2022, 11:00 – 11:30am
Family Storytime is a drop-in, interactive storytime for children and family members! Learn through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing! This storytime is for children of all ages. No registration is required.
Tabletop Gaming Group
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Join us for an afternoon of gaming featuring the popular role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons! Try out D&D with a four-week campaign, or just enjoy a quick round of board games and card games that you can borrow from the library. No gaming experience necessary. Snacks will be provided. No snacking experience necessary. Registration required. This program is best for adults and teens. The Dungeons and Dragons campaign will run for four sessions: January 14, 21, 28, and February 4.
Houseplants are For Everyone!
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Do you want to fill your home with easy-care housplants ? Or learn to care for the ones you already have? Join us for a program with garden expert Karla Dalley who will discuss houseplants that work for all areas of the home. Karla will bring handouts and a selection of plants for “show and tell”. Bring your questions! Registration is required.
Saturday, January 21, 2023, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Experience an exuberant celebration of cultures with this exceptional program of music from around the world performed by Judy Handler and Mark Levesque on guitar and mandolin! No registration required.
Life Planning Series
Mondays at 6:30pm.
January 23: Downsizing Doesn’t Need to be Painful
January 30: Your Children Don’t Want It (online)
February 6: Leave your loved ones with answers…not questions (online)
Cat Tales Writers Group
Thursday, January 26, 2023, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Join us for a monthly 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. Registration is required.
Know Your News: Become a Media Expert
Thursday, January 26, 2023, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Not sure if a new source is fact or fake? Learn how to tell the difference in this hands-on workshop. You’ll learn tips and tricks for finding reliable and credible information in any format and get a chance to practice your new skills. Registration is required.
The Happy Place
Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Find your happy place with soothing music, hot drinks, socializing, crafting, and other self-care activities. We’ll provide a low-stress craft,66-=[`but feel free to bring your own crochet, scrapbook, cross stitch, or other projects from home that help you reach your happy place. Registration is required.
January Book Clubs:
Books Over Cocoa: Wintering (January 24, 7pm)
Books Over Coffee: Wintering (January 25, 2:30pm)