What’s Happening at Cheshire Library in March

Lots to see and do this month at Cheshire Library – mark your calendars for the following events:

  • Headin’ Home – Sunday Showcase Concert

10Sunday March 9, 4:00 PM

Hailing from Cheshire, Headin’ Home is a father/daughter duo featuring Dan Hedden on guitar and vocals and Christine Hedden on fiddle. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the pair will perform classic Celtic tunes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this program is free and open to the public. All ages welcome!

  • Friends of the Library Vintage Booksale

 Thursday March 13

The Friends of the Library are preparing their first-ever one-day Vintage Book Sale for Thursday March 13, 2014 from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm at the Cheshire Public Library.

All books have been individually priced and range from $1 to $100.  The great majority are under $5.  For your browsing pleasure, the books will be organized by decades. You may find that special book from your childhood or a out-of-print title you have always wanted to own!

Also… Cookbooks are half-price until March 15 at the Friends Lobby Booksale!

  • Learn To Play Blackjack! 

Wednesday March 19, 7:00 pm

An introductory course in state-of-the-art strategies with Richard Harvey.  Harvey, bestselling author, world-renowned innovator of new blackjack strategies and expert player, teaches cutting edge concepts so all can understand what it takes to win at the game “21.”

To register, please visit our website.
  • Cheshire Cats Classics Club       


Wednesday, March 19, 7:00 pm 
Our March pick is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

Set against the terror and turmoil of the French Revolution, A TALE OF TWO CITIES is one of Charles Dickens’s most loved works, an historical adventure of high drama and surprising depth.

This month’s book is available to check out at the library.

To register, please visit our website.
  •  SAT Preparation Seminar

Monday March 24, 6:30-8:00 pm
Well-known area language arts tutor Ellis Ratner will present a free SAT Preparation Seminar.   Mr. Ratner will address all aspects of the Reading and Writing Sections, including sentence completion, reading comprehension, grammar and essay writing.   Attendees will also receive, free of charge, an SAT Preparation Primer authored by Mr. Ratner.  Mr. Ratner’s qualifications and experience as SAT Preparation Tutor are detailed on his website, www.eratnertutor.com.
To register, visit our website.
  • Mountain Lions in Connecticut              

Tuesday March 25, 2014, 7:00 pm

The mountain lion once roamed free and wild all across the Northeast. It was eradicated from this region in about 1890 and declared officially extinct here in 2011, only one month before a 140 pound male cougar was struck by a car and killed in Milford, Connecticut. If they are extinct then why do so many people see them and how do you explain the recent kill? Robert Tougias will answer this question and discuss the future of the large carnivore here in New England.  Robert Tougias is a nature author and has been studying the eastern cougar for two decades.  He is the author of the book The Quest For The Eastern Cougar.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

This event is jointly sponsored by the Cheshire Planning Department and the Cheshire Library.

To register, please visit our website.
  • The Art of Psysanka: Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Wednesday March 26, 7 PM

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Join Wallingford resident Gloria Paproski Horbaty as she shares her talents in the beautiful and ancient art of pysanka: the Ukrainian Easter Egg. Horbaty will speak about the history and folklore of the the pysanka and will give a short demonstration on how pysanky are created.To register, visit our website.
  • Growing Herbs Organically

Monday March 31, 7 PM
Growing Herbs Organically will be presented at the Cheshire Public Library on Monday, March 31, at 7:00 p.m.
Carole Miller of the Topmost Herb Farm in Coventry, CT leads a show-and-tell lecture on growing herbs organically.  This program will provide an overview of her experiences in growing both culinary and medicinal herbs; which varieties grow best in our zone, best planting and harvesting methods, and a few organic strategies in dealing with pests and diseases.

This event is jointly sponsored by the Cheshire Planning Department and the Cheshire Library.

To register, visit our website.
Looking ahead to April…

  • Etsy.com: Set Up and Sell

 Tuesday, April 1, 7 PM

Do you want to start your own handmade business but you’re not sure where to begin?  Go on a guided tour of Etsy.com with handmade business educator, Jennifer St. Jean.  Jen has been selling on Etsy since 2009, and has had thousands of sales both on and off Etsy. . Don’t forget to bring questions about selling your work online. Jen’s Etsy shop name is ittybittybag.
To register, visit our website .
  • Celebrate National Poetry Month

 Thursday April 3, 7 PM

 In celebration of National Poetry Month, the library will present Stratford poet Norah Pollard.  Norah has recently released her wistful and joyous new book “In Deep”, her fourth poetry collection.  She has received the Academy of American Poets Prize from the University of Bridgeport, and for several years edited the Connecticut River Review.

To register, visit our website .
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Children’s Programs

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 Starting March 1 you may register for the following programs:
 

Zumba for Kids

Fridays, March 14 and 28
10:00-10:45 AM
Ages 3-6
Silly Sing-a-long 

Friday, March 21
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Ages 5 and under.
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The following programs do not require registration:
Tween Games Drop-In  
Tuesday March 4, 4:00 PM. Ages 8-12.
Wednesday March 5 and 26, 4:00-5 PM. For all ages.

Bookmarks Book Club

Tuesday March 18, 4:00 PM.  Grades 1-3.
Tuesday March 18, 4:00 PM. Grades 4-6
Wednesday March 19, 4:40-5:00 PM. All Ages.

Please check the Kids’ page on our website for a complete list of our popular weekly children’s programs. Registration for March-April storytimes and our after-school science program began on February 15.
See our calendar  to register or for more information.
  •  Just For Teens

Please join us for the following teen programs:

See the library’s teen page or the calendar  for  more information!

What’s Happening at Cheshire Library in February…

Another busy month coming up at CPL! Mark your calendars for these events:

February Movie Matinees:

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Tuesdays 1:00pm

 February 4 – Hombre

 February 11 – 3:10 To Yuma

February 18 – Ride the High Country 

  • Control Your Life, Control Your Habits        

Thursday February 6, 7:00 pm

Are you feeling stressed and out-of-control and ready for a change?  Do you want to lose weight, quit smoking or just relax and get a good night’s sleep? Licensed professional hypnotist Fern Tausig will discuss hypnosis and how it can help you improve your physical and mental well-being. Tausig is a motivational speaker and hypnotist specializing in stress management, holistic health, smoking cessation, pain management and energy healing.

To register, visit our website.

  • Classical Pianist Frederick Moyer
Sunday, February 9, 4:00pm 
During over thirty years as a full-time concert pianist, Frederick Moyer has established a vital musical career that has taken him to forty-three countries and to such far-flung venues as Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle, Carnegie Recital Hall, Tanglewood, and the Kennedy Center. He has appeared as piano soloist with most of the major orchestras of the United States as well as many orchestras of Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Australia.
This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
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  • Forensic History of a Connecticut Slave: The Life and Death of Mr. Fortune
Monday February 10, 7:00 pm
Join us as Quinnipiac University School of Medicine Professor Richard Gonzalez describes his anthropological examination of the remains of an 18th-century Connecticut slave, Mr. Fortune. Fortune’s bones were used by his owner for medical research; hundreds of years later they were donated to the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury. More than 200 years after his death, Fortune was given a proper burial. This presentation provides a great example of how modern forensic techniques can contribute to the historical study of slavery and the use of slaves by physicians.
To register, please visit our website.
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  • Vintage Booksale on March 13
The Friends of the Library are preparing their first-ever one-day Vintage Book Sale for Thursday March 13, 2014 from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm at the Cheshire Public Library. All books have been individually priced and range from $1 to $100.  The great majority are under $5.  For your browsing pleasure, the books will be organized by decades. You may find that special book from your childhood or a out-of-print title you have always wanted to own!
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  • Solarize Cheshire!
Wednesday February 19, 7 PM
Want to save money and protect the environment? Tired of electric rates that keep going up? Curious about solar energy and want to learn more? Attend this free information session at the library sponsored by Solarize Cheshire, an exciting new Town/State sponsored solar program that gives local homeowners new and affordable options for solar.
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  • Cheshire Cats Classics Club

Wednesday, February 19, 7:00pm

Our February pick is Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe.

Written by Defoe in 1722 under a pseudonym so his readers would think it an actual journal of the ribald fortunes and misfortunes of a woman in eighteenth-century London, the book remains a picaresque novel of astonishing vitality. From her birth in Newgate Prison to her ascent to a position of wealth and  stature, Moll Flanders demonstrates both a mercantile spirit and an indomitable will. This vivid saga of an irresistible and notorious heroine endures today as one of the liveliest, most candid records of a woman’s progress through the hypocritical labyrinth of society ever recorded.

This month’s book is available to check out at the library.  Please join us!  To register, please visit our  website.

  • Fab Film Saturday

February 22, 2:00 pmPLANES (2013).  The world of CARS takes flight in PLANES, Disney’s high-flying animated comedy revved up with action and adventure. Join Dusty, a crop duster with sky-high dreams and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take on the world’s fastest flyers in the greatest air race ever. Dusty has a huge heart but two big problems… he’s not exactly built for speed, plus he’s afraid of heights. His courage is put to the ultimate test as this unlikely hero aims higher than he ever imagined. With a little help from his friends, Dusty finds the courage to be more than he was built for and the inspiration to soar.

Running Time: 1 hour 31 minutes.  Rated PG.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Feel free to bring your own snacks!

 

   Children’s Programs

 

  • Valentine Read-A-Loud
Wednesday February 12 3:30 pm. Ages 3-6.
 Register after February 1.

  • Zumba for Kids

Friday February 14 10:00 AM. Ages 3-6.

Register after February 1.

  • Special Vacation Week Zoology Workshop

Monday February 17 2:00 PM or 3:15 PM. Ages 6 and up.
Register after February 1.

  • Silly Sing-a-long 

Friday February 21 10:30 AM. Ages 5 and under.
Register after February 1.

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The following programs do not require registration:

Wednesday February 5 and 19  4:00-5 PM. For all ages.

Tuesday February 18, 4:00 PM.  Grades 1-3.

Tuesday February 25, 4:00 PM.  Grades 4-6.

Tuesday February 11, 4:00 PM. Ages 8-12.

 Just For Teens :

Please join us for the following teen programs: