Library notes

Huntington Branch Library

Danielle’s All Ages Storytime! – Thursdays, July 20 & July 27, 11 a.m., Join Danielle as she engages children of all ages with this drop-in storybook session.

Show-and- Tell Stories – Fridays, July 21 & July 28, 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m., During this program designed for ages 3 & up, join Ms. Marissa for stories and songs! Plus, bring along a show-and- tell item. Younger visitors are welcome at the 10:30 a.m. session. The 11 a.m. session is for ages 3 & up only and includes a bonus craft or game! (Stories at the Dog Park is on July 21 with rain date on July 28. If held on either the 21 or 28, this will replace Show-and- Tell Stories).

Stories at the Dog Park! – Friday, July 21, Large Dogs: 10:30 a.m. & Small Dogs: 11:15 a.m., Children of all ages are invited to bring their dogs to storytime! Meet Ms. Marissa at Shelton’s Dog Park for stories, songs & canine fun! Register starting July 7. (Rain Date is Friday, July 28, this will replace Show-and- Tell Stories)

Lincoln Center Local – Saturday, July 22, 1 p.m., The Huntington Branch Library is thrilled to be partnering with Lincoln Center to show free performance screenings to our patrons. Our second summer program is “A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger”. Pete and Toshi Seeger’s legacies run deep: from transforming the way we listen to our American roots, to demanding social justice and successfully advocating for grassroots environmental change. Organized by their grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson, an all-star line-up of family and friends gathers to remember these leaders in folk music and activism.

Storybook Fitness – Monday, July 24, 3:45 p.m., Children are invited to play active games inspired by favorite storybook characters.

World of Owls – Monday, July 24, 6:30 p.m., Wingmasters will present a variety of live North American owls to patrons, ages 6-adult! Learn how owls use their specialized powers of sight, hearing, and flight to survive!

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans! – Tuesday, July 25 & August 1, 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m., Snuggly wee ones and energetic toddlers (infants to age 2) can join Ms. Marissa for a story, songs, and fun with scarves, maracas, or the parachute- plus, bubbles!

As I See It – Wednesday, July 26, 1 p.m., Join the Friends of the Shelton Libraries as we watch a fascinating movie followed by a lively discussion and dessert. Adults only.

Wayback Wednesday at the Schoolhouse! – Wednesday, July 26, 10:30 a.m., Meet Ms. Marissa at the Shelton History Center’s Schoolhouse! Each week, kids can travel way back in time while listening to a fun historical picture book! Then, make a craft or play a game! Register for each session separately.

Pizza Afternoon – Wednesday, July 26, 1:30 p.m., Teens in grades 7-12 can enjoy pizza while hanging out with friends. Crafty teens may also make a different small project each week. Register for each Wednesday separately starting June 21. This meeting will focus on Sand Art.

Mother/Daughter Tea Party – Saturday, July 29, 11 a.m. Girls, ages 3-8, and the special women in their lives can listen to a story, make a craft, and enjoy iced tea and snacks! Attendees are encouraged to dress in fancy clothes and bring a tea cup.

Fairy Tale: A True Story – Film & Craft! – Saturday, July 29, 12:30 p.m. Tweens in grades 5-8 can watch a film based on true events during WWI when two girls made all of England wonder: where their photos of fairies just a hoax… or were they real? Stay for a craft.

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AlphaBits – Thursdays, July 20 & July 27, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them Kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Life is Art – Thursdays, July 20 & August 7, 6:30 p.m. Join Miss Ronda for fun and different creative projects each week. Learn new techniques and express your inner artist!

Budding Bookworms – Mondays, July 24, 10:30 a.m., Drop in with Miss Maura for a themed story and craft, then Freezer Dance and Do Re Mi. A great way to begin your week. No Bookworms in August. See you in September!

Books @ Noon – Monday, July 24, 12 p.m. New book discussion group for adults on fourth Mondays at noon. This month’s selection is The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill. Group meets in handicapped accessible ground floor meeting room; bring along lunch and the library will offer beverage and dessert, new members welcome.

A Divine Universe for All – Monday, July 24, 7 p.m., A charity organization providing information and this forum is open to the public.

Build-a-Palooza – Tuesdays, July 25, 1 p.m., All Ages welcome to attend as we “build” something unique each week using recycled materials! This is a hands-on program (no hard hats or previous building experience required ). No program on August 1, 8 and 29.

Knit! – Tuesday, July 25 & August 1, 6 p.m., Adult fiber fans meet to knit, crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group, stop in and bring a friend.

Biomagnetic Therapy with Yolanda Drake – Tuesday, July 25, 7 p.m., Join Ms. Drake as she provides an informative seminar on Biomagnetic Therapy. This forum is open to the public.

Riverside Reptiles – Wednesday, July 26, 1:30 p.m. Brian Kleinman presents an assortment of reptiles, amphibians, and creepy critters. Possible animals to be shown include native snakes, a large python, a toad, and a bearded dragon, among others! free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before performance.

Globe-Trotters Book Club – Wednesday, July 26, 6 p.m. A new multi-cultural family book club where we explore the world through books geared toward kids 5-9 years old and their caregivers. We will read a book together, engage in a book-related activity, and then you will get a free copy of the book as a gift! Registration is required 2 weeks prior to the date of book club meeting.

Repeat Reads – Friday, July 28, 6 p.m., Adults re-read (or read for the first time) classic favorites from youth, this month’s book is The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey. Come debate the merits and values, share tea and snacks, drop in for a reader’s Happy Hour.

Home Delivery – Shelton residents who cannot get to the library due to temporary or permanent disability are welcome to apply for home delivery of library materials. Contact Huntington Branch Library, 203-926-0111. A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.

Riverside Reptiles – Wednesday, July 26, 1:30 p.m. Brian Kleinman presents an assortment of reptiles, amphibians, and creepy critters. Possible animals to be shown include native snakes, a large python, a toad, and a bearded dragon, among others! free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before performance.

Globe-Trotters Book Club – Wednesday, July 26, 6 p.m. A new multi-cultural family book club where we explore the world through books geared toward kids 5-9 years old and their caregivers. We will read a book together, engage in a book-related activity, and then you will get a free copy of the book as a gift! Registration is required 2 weeks prior to the date of book club meeting.

Repeat Reads – Friday, July 28, 6 p.m., Adults re-read (or read for the first time) classic favorites from youth, this month’s book is The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey. Come debate the merits and values, share tea and snacks, drop in for a reader’s Happy Hour.

Home Delivery – Shelton residents who cannot get to the library due to temporary or permanent disability are welcome to apply for home delivery of library materials. Contact Huntington Branch Library, 203-926-0111. A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.

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