Library notes

Huntington Branch Library

Spanish with Sandra – On Thursday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. children and their caregivers learn Spanish through songs, games, stories, and other fun activities. Sessions run for an entire month.

 

Tina the Tooth Visit – On Friday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m., toddlers – four year olds are invited to meet Tina the Tooth from Commerce Park Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics. Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month as Tina explains the proper way to clean teeth. Plus, learn the difference between foods that are bad for teeth and those that are good for teeth.

 

Slime Game Lab –On Monday, Feb. 26, Tweens in grades 5-8 can make slime. Then, participants will include that slime in board games that they create themselves. Note: Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult (someone over 18 years old). This adult must stay in the library for the entire event.

 

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans. – On Tuesdays, Feb. 27 & March 6 at 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.

 

Toddler Movement – On Wednesday, Feb. 28 & March 7 at 11 a.m., Miss Robin provides a fun, active musical program for children and caregivers; sessions run for an entire month.

 

The Solution for Pollution – On Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m., calling all future marine biologists. Kids, ages eight-11, are invited to join University of New Haven student Kaitlin Mochi as she teaches a series of marine education classes. Through hands-on activities and discussions, participants will learn about ocean life and the ways marine pollution can be prevented. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 28 through March 15. Register for the entire session beginning Feb. 7.

Plumb Memorial Library

Alphabits – On Thursdays, Feb. 22 & March 1 at 10:30 a.m., a drop-in storytime geared toward kids and their caregivers. Join Miss Maura for a skill-based story time with a story plus hands-on centers and music fun.

 

Life is Art – On Thursday, Feb. 22 & March 1 at 6:30 p.m. join Miss Ronda for fun and different creative projects each week. Learn new techniques and express your inner artist.

 

Tai Chi for Adults – On Friday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. Plumb Memorial Library will continue its  special four-week series of Tai Chi workshops for adults, which began on Feb. 9 . Each class will begin and end with a series of warm up and cool down exercises. There is no prerequisite to participate, no equipment is necessary and participants may do this seated if they feel more comfortable. Free and open to the public. Classes are Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 9, and March 23. Registration for the four-week session is required. To register call the library at 203-924-1580 or visit sheltonlibrarysystem.org to sign up.

 

Repeat Reads – On Friday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m., Adults re-read (or read for the first time) classic favorites from youth. Come debate the merits and values, share tea and snacks, drop in for a reader’s Happy Hour. This month’s selection is Prisoner of Zenda, by Anthony Hope. Next month’s novel is The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge. Check the adult circulation desk for an available copy.

 

Bookworms Story Time –On  Monday, Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m. join Miss Maura for a themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers – Freezer Dance and ever popular Do Re Mi.

 

Books @ Noon – On Monday, Feb. 26 at 12 p.m. this book discussion group for adults meets every fourth Monday of each month at noon. This month’s selection is Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa. Group meets in the handicapped accessible ground floor meeting room. Bring along lunch and the library will offer beverage and dessert, new members are welcome.

 

Pizza Tasting Contest – On Monday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. join the library staff as they will sample cheese pizzas from a variety of local restaurants. They will judge on best sauce, best crust, best cheese and more to determine Best in Show. The event is open to teens 10 and older and the contest will be held in the Teen Room. Registration is Required.

 

SWCAPA – On Monday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. the South West chapter of CT Authors and Publishers Association offers speakers and support, new members welcome.

 

Fun for Little Ones – On Tuesdays, Feb. 27 & March 6 at 10:30 a.m., A drop-in story time geared toward kids 0-5 years old and their caregivers. Join Mrs. Fritsch for stories, songs, activities and a special theme related craft, siblings always welcome.

 

Talking in Spanish – On Tuesdays, Feb. 27 & March 6 at 5 p.m., tweens(10–13 years old) join Ms. Sandra to engage in Spanish conversation and activities. Registration is required.

 

Knit. – On Tuesdays, Feb. 27 & March 6 at 6 p.m., adult fiber fans meet to knit, crochet and chat. The group meets in the Reading Room.

 

Spanish with Sandra – On Wednesdays, Feb. 28 & Match 7 at 5 p.m. children (3–7 year old) and their caregivers join Ms. Sandra as she shares stories, games, songs and music all in Spanish. Registration is required.

 

Tai Chi for Adults: Extra Edition – On Thursday, March 1 at 11 a.m., Plumb Memorial Library will be offering a special four-week series of Tai Chi workshops for adults. This is a new set of classes and dates. Each class will begin and end with a series of warm up and cool down exercises. There is no prerequisite to participate, no equipment is necessary and participants may do this seated if they feel more comfortable. Free and open to the public. Classes are March 1, March 15, March 29, and April 12. Registration for the four-week session is required. Sign up once for all sessions. Call the library at 203-924- 1580, or visit sheltonlibrarysystem.org to sign up.

 

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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