Library notes

Huntington Branch Library

Danielle’s All Ages Storytime! – Thursdays, August 10 & August 17, 11 a.m., Join Danielle as she engages children of all ages with this drop-in storybook session!!

Show-and- Tell Stories – Fridays, Aug. 11 & Aug. 18, 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! On Aug. 11, Tina the Tooth from Commerce Park Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics will visit. On Aug. 18, its Stories at the Dog Park with Large Dogs at 10:30, and Small/Medium dogs at 11 a.m. Rain Date for Stories at the Dog Park on Aug. 25.

Not-So-Good Old Days (How Cool is That?!) – Monday, Aug. 14, 4:30 p.m., How Cool is That?! Teacher Velya Janz-Urban will teach kids in grades K-5 about colonial life! Learn to swaddle a baby and hang it on a hook so pigs don’t nibble it! Participate in a chamber pot relay race! Learn about colonial toilet paper!

Cursive Writing – Monday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Tweens in grades 4-6 can practice cursive writing basics with shaving cream and then make art out of their signatures!

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans! – Tuesday, Aug. 15 & Aug. 22, 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!

Moon Pie Cupcakes – Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 1:30 p.m., Teens in grades 7-12 can make Moon Pie cupcakes with a mix of cinnamon, marshmallow, and chocolate flavors! Register beginning July 19.

Canine Book Buddies – Saturday, August 19 at 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Kids in grades K-6 can reserve a 15-minute time slot to read to ZuZu, a standard poodle certified by Therapy Dogs International!

Lincoln Center Local – Saturday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m., The Huntington Branch Library is thrilled to be partnering with Lincoln Center to show free performance screenings to our patrons. Our third summer program is “Latin Beat”. Alexander Wu and the ZigZag Quartet take audiences on a journey across Latin culture to find the threads of salsa, samba, tango, and merengue throughout classical, jazz, and modern musical compositions. Latin influences abound if you listen carefully, and top tango dancers Carolina Jaurena and Diego Blanco bring Argentine music to life with their smooth moves.

Tween Mindbender Competition! – Saturday, Aug. 19 at 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Tweens in grades 4-6 can compete in activities based on retro game shows! Ponder rebus puzzles, read other contestants’ minds, answer trivia questions, and more.

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Life is Art – Thursdays, Aug. 10 & Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m., Ages 10 and up. Join Miss Ronda for fun and different creative projects each week. Learn new techniques and express your inner artist!

MS Support Group – Monday, Aug. 14, 2 p.m., Regional self-led group discusses topics of interest and shares information, new members welcome; meets in ground floor handicapped accessible meeting room off parking lot.

SW CAPA – Monday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., South West chapter of CT Authors and Publishers Association offers speakers and support, new members welcome.

Knit! – Tuesday, Aug. 15 & Aug. 22, 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.

Homeschool Art Club – Tuesday, Aug. 15, 11:30 a.m., Homeschooled children, elementary-aged, will learn about art techniques, history, and appreciation monthly through a book and an art project. Registration required at 203-924-9461 or online.

Build-a- Palooza – Tuesdays, Aug. 15 & 22, 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 Aug. 1, 8 and 29.

SCABGCA – Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., Regional chapter of the state antique bottle and glass collectors association meets, new members welcome.

Summer @ the Drive-in – Wednesday, Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m., m. Let’s go to the movies! We’ll spend the first part of the program transforming cardboard boxes into cool, kid-friendly cars. Then, park your sweet ride and join us for a free viewing of family-friendly movie The Lego Batman Movie and munch on free hot popcorn in the comforts of an air conditioned “parking lot” (the library Meeting Room). All Ages Welcome, bring your family and their drinks. No alcohol allowed.

AlphaBits – Thursdays, Aug. 17 & 24, 10:30 a.m. drop in with Miss Maura for an interactive story time with a central focus – expect to Hokey Pokey, Freezer Dance and My Energy plus themed activity centers to build pre-K skills. Older siblings welcome.

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 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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