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  • Behind the Grin Newsletter of the Cheshire Public Library

    Volume 11, Issue 4 www.cheshirelibrary.org Fall 2008


    The Cheshire Public Librarys Sun-day Showcase kicks off its Fall 2008 se-ries on Sunday, September 21 at 4:00 pm with a presentation of Music of the Gas Light Era. Musician and educator John Root presents this concert, featuring a diverse repertoire of instrumental and vocal musical styles from the turn of the previous century. The fall Sunday Showcase continues on October 26 with a guitar, flute and piano trio; on November 16 with the Three Finger Poi Hawaiian Dancers and Players; and on December 7 with the Jazz Arts Trio. All programs begin at 4:00 pm and are free. They are funded by the Friends of the Library.

    GENEALOGY PROGRAMS Robert Locke, webmaster for Con-necticut Ancestry Society, Inc. will pre-sent Planting Your Family Tree Online, on Monday, November 10, at 7:00 pm. More genealogical records are being made available online every day, and distant relatives are connecting with each other through emails. Locke will demon-strate how publishing your own family tree on the Internet can bring connections from around the world. On Wednesday, November 12, at 7:00 pm, the program will be Jewish Ge-nealogy: Roots to the Past. Our present-ers are Marcia Indianer Meyers, President of both the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Friends of the Godfrey Memorial [Genealogy] Library, and Arthur Meyers, Director of Middle-towns Russell Library. They have been active family history researchers for 20 years, using libraries and archives throughout the United States, Israel, England and Canada. Please register in advance, as seating is limited. To register, call the library at 272-2245, and press 4 for the Reference Desk.


    The line-up for the Tuesday Movie Matinees series has been finalized. Showtime for all movies is 1:00 pm and admission is free. On tab for September are Epic Ad-ventures. In the spirit of the World Se-ries, Baseball Classics will be shown in October. With a presidential election on the horizon, Politics as Usual will be the focus for November. The fall series will wrap up in December with Favorite Holi-day Films.

    EPIC ADVENTURES September 9 - Casablanca September 16 - North by Northwest September 23 - The African Queen

    BASEBALL CLASSICS October 7 - Pride of the Yankees October 14 - Field of Dreams October 28 - Damn Yankees

    POLITICS AS USUAL November 4 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington November 18 - All the Kings Men November 25 - All the Presidents Men

    HOLIDAY FAVORITES December 9 - Its a Wonderful Life December 16 - White Christmas December 23 - Miracle on 34th Street


    Author and chef Terry Walters will present a book talk and cooking demon-stration entitled Clean Food on Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 pm. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the pro-gram.

    Remember to save the date - Novem-ber 20 at 7:00 pm, for Organizing for the Holidays with Lisa Lelas. All programs are free and have been funded by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library. To pre-register for these programs, please call the library Refer-ence Desk at 203-272-2245, extension 4.


    FOR THE FALL Beginning Thursday, September 25, the Cheshire Public Library will host a new book discussion series sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities Council and funded by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library. The series, entitled Food for Thought takes the reader through culinary journeys to provide insight into a profession that serves us all. Writer and independent scholar Brian Trent will lead the series. The first book in the series is Ruth Reichls Garlic and Sapphires, her deli-cious new memoir recounting her adventures in deception as she goes undercover in the worlds finest restau-rants as the New York Times restaurant critic. The discussion will take place Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 pm and is free and open to all, but pre-registration is necessary. Please call the library at 272-2245 to register. Multiple copies of the book are available at the library. The series continues on October 30 with the title Julie and Julia, presenting us with a very unique coming of age ex-perience and a young womans struggle to find who she wants to be. November 13 brings us the autobi-ography of the worlds first famous TV Chef, My Life In France by Julia Child. The series concludes on December 4 with a look behind the scenes of The Wife of a Chef, clearly illustrating that owning a restaurant is hard work, not glamour. Copies of all the titles are available for loan at the library.


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    Funding for these programs has been provided by the Friends of the Cheshire Library




    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    Ages 4 and up

    Bring your own pumpkins !

    Register in the childrens roo

    m beginning

    September 2

    ART WITH KIM Wednesdays

    Crafts for ages 2 - 5 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10

    FAMILY PLACE Thursdays

    Ages 1 - 3 years with parent/caregiver 10:00 A.M. - 10:55 a.m.

    Session 1 - FILLED September 11, 18, 25

    October 2, 9, 16

    Session 2 October 30

    November 6, 13, 20 December 4, 11

    Stories, toys, crafts & parent resources

    FRIDAY FUN 2 - 3 years old

    10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Session 1 - FILLED September 12, 19, 26

    October 3, 10, 17

    Session 2 October 31,

    November 7, 14, 21 December 5, 12

    Stories, songs and a craft

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED for these programs

    Registration for Session 1 of Family Place and Friday Fun began in August. For Session 2, registration will begin on Monday, October 1. Register for Art With Kim on September 2, October 1, November 1 and December 1.


    3 years old - kindergarten 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Stories, fingerplays and songs


    3 years old - kindergarten 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Stories, fingerplays and songs


    Best for ages 3 - 8 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    For children and parents/caregivers Stories, songs, rhymes, craft

    MOTHER GOOSE TIME Wednesdays

    Ages 6 - 30 months 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    For children and parents/caregivers Stories, songs, fingerplays


    STORYTIME Wednesdays

    Best for ages 3 - 8 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    For children and parents/caregivers Stories, songs, rhymes, craft

    DROP-IN PROGRAMS No Pre-registration needed!

    Drop-in storytimes will NOT be held November 24-28 and December 22-26.

    SUPER CIRCUS Comedy Excitement Audience Participation MONDAY, DECEMBER 29 2:00 PM All ages

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    Cheshire Anime Club Fridays, 3:004:30 Sept. 5, 26 Oct. 17 Nov. 7, 28 Dec. 19 Konnichiwa, minna-san! Cant get enough Anime and Manga? Be an Otaku and join the Cheshire Anime Club! Well meet monthly, read and talk about whats hot in the world of Manga, and watch some of the lat-est Anime releases on the big screen! Japanese snacks (like Ramune and Pocky) will be available for re-freshments. Check out our Facebook group for more information or talk to Kelley, teen librarian. No regis-tration required. Grades 612. Anime Club Halloween Cosplay Extravaganza Friday, October 31 3:004:30 Dress up and act like your favorite character: anime or otherwise! Prizes will be awarded for effort and creativity. We may watch spooky or Halloween-themed anime or even dance to anime music videos. Japa-nese refreshments will be provided, but the major event will be the cosplay contest, so start planning your costume and moves todaythis is one event you won't want to miss!! No registration required. Grades 612. Teen Book Board Tuesdays, 5:306:30 Sept. 9, 23 Oct. 7, 28 Nov. 18 Dec. 2 Readers are invited to munch pizza, write reviews, and talk about books at our informal monthly meetings. Members help the teen librarian decide which books to buy for the library, contribute book reviews to the Teen Book Blog (www.cpltbb.wordpress.com), and have the opportunity to appear on the report from the Teen Book Board segment of the CPL Podcast. No registration required. Grades 612. CPL Podcast Were looking for some new voices! The CPL Podcast is an award-winning audio-magazine featuring teen writers, musicians, and reviewers. Contribute songs, poems, essays, reviews, comic sketches, or announce-ments. Subscribe on iTunesor listen in streaming audio on the librarys website. For more information, contact Sarah, or join the CPL Podcast group on Facebook. Participation in the podcast is limited to high school students.

    Visit our website: http://www.cheshirelibrary.org/teens Read our blog: http://www.cpltbb.wordpress.com

    Call us or stop by: 104 Main St. Cheshire, CT 06410 203.272.2245 Contact us via e-mail: Sarah smorgan@cheshirelibrary.org

    Kelley kgile@cheshirelibrary.org

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    Recently, the library partnered with the Senior Center for intergen-erational get-togethers. Taking place at the Senior Center, the programs consist of a story and some social time. he next planned event is Wednesday, October 29 at 10:30 am. This will be a Halloween story fol-lowed by a costume parade and a Halloween Treat. Stone Soup will be the story for Tuesday, November 25, at 11:30 am. Soup and san