Our “Discover a New You” series of summer programs continues this month with art, music, and health programs for adults, and fun with science for kids. Check out our Events Calendar for the full lineup of programs!
[PLEASE NOTE: Cheshire Library will be CLOSED for renovations on Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24]
Intro to Piano for Adults
Monday, August 6, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Join music instructor Dan Fontana as he reviews what you will need to know about learning to play the piano as an adult. Students are not required to bring a keyboard, but may do so. Paper keyboards will be provided for this workshop for everyone else. Registration required starting July 16 for Cheshire residents and July 30 for all others.
Family Movie Matinees
Tuesdays, 3:30PM, no registration required.
Tai Chi for Your Health
Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00PM
Join Tai Chi instructor Kathy Brenner as she explains the nature and benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong (pronounced Chee – Gung). Qigong is adaptive for people with differing physical abilities. She will have attendees join her in an easy to follow series of Qigong exercises and demonstrate Tai Chi forms. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Class size is limited and registration is required.
Library After Hours: Back in Time Family Singalong Concert
Friday, August 10, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00PM
Join us for a family concert and mini-art lessons with ArtsPlace artists and more! The “Back In Time”’ concert at 6:00 pm will feature Liz McNicholl and Lindsey Ceitinn in a family-style singalong of old favorite songs and fiddle tunes. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available for sale from the Friends of the Library. [Please register] in advance 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.
Science Tellers: Wild West
Monday, August 13, 2018, 4:00 – 5:00PM
Science Tellers presents “Wild West”. Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science! Best suited for children going into grades K-5, no registration required.
Night Skies Planetarium
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Night Skies is a program featuring Mike Francis using Starlab, the inflatable planetarium dome and projector system. A remarkably realistic night sky awaits groups of up to 30. There is no need to worry about the weather, time of day or travel. The experience of entering the giant bubble fascinates. The excitement of being able to identify that bright red star from last night’s sky or locating an elusive constellation sparks the imagination. [Check back for ticketing information]
Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Each patron will learn the Zentangle method and leave with one landscape artwork. Space is limited for this adult program, please register beginning Wednesday, August 8, at 9:00AM.
Benefits of Massage
Monday, August 27, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00PM
Wondering if massage is beneficial to your health? Come to the Cheshire Public Library and learn about the benefits of massage, as well as the different types of massage modalities. Registration is required.