Library notes

Huntington Branch Library

Spanish with Sandra – On Thursday, March 1 & 8 at 5 p.m., children and their caregivers learn Spanish through songs, games, stories, and other fun activities. Sessions run for an entire month.

 

The Solution for Pollution – On Thursday, March, Wednesday, March 7 & Thursday March 8 at 6 p.m., Calling all future marine biologists. Kids, ages 8-11, 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 February 28 through March 15. Registration is required.

 

Show-and- Tell Stories – On Friday, March 2 & 9 at 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. join Ms. Marissa for stories and songs. Plus, bring along a show-and-tell item. All ages are welcome at the 10:30 a.m. session. The 11 a.m. session is for ages three & up only and includes a bonus craft or game before the stories. March 2 is a Dr. Seuss themed story time. On March 16, Show-and- Tell Stories will be a Painting Day.

 

First Friday Book Discussion – On Friday, March 2 at 1 p.m., Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989 by Michael Bescholss will be discussed today while enjoying light refreshments. This nonfiction selection highlights those Presidents who made courageous decisions, although they knew they might be jeopardizing their careers. We Are Water by Wally Lamb will be the April reading selection. Books are available at the Huntington Branch Library.

 

We ♥ Candy Math. – On Monday, March 5 at 4:45 p.m., kids in grades K-4 can practice math skills with conversation hearts. Use candy for basic measurement, tallying, bar graphs, and constructing fractions. Registration now open.

 

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans. – On Tuesdays, March 6 & 13 at 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m., Snuggly wee ones and energetic toddlerscan join Ms. Marissa for a story, songs, and fun with scarves, maracas, or the parachute- plus bubbles.

 

Toddler Movement – On Wednesday, March 7 & 14 at 11 a.m., Miss Robin provides a fun, active musical program for children ages two and-a-half to four-years-old and their caregivers. Sessions run for an entire month.

 

Mother Goose Storytime – On Thursday, March 8, Children, ages 3-5, are invited to celebrate nursery rhymes through songs, dancing, and games. Registration is required.

 

Plumb Memorial Library

Tai Chi for Adults: Extra Edition – On Thursday, March 1 at 11 a.m., Plumb Memorial Library will be offering a special news set of 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.

 

Alphabits – On Thursdays, March 1 & 8 at 10:30 a.m., a drop-in story time 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, March 1 & 8 at 6:30 p.m., join Miss Ronda for fun and different creative projects each week. Learn new techniques and express your inner artist.

 

Pysanky Eggs Session 1 – On Thursday, March 1 at 6 p.m. join the Plumb Memorial Library staff and learn the ancient Eastern European art of decorating Easter eggs. Participants at this hands-on workshop will create their own pysanka to take home with them. They will show you how to write your design on the egg with wax, dye it, and remove the wax to reveal the colorful finished egg. Adults only, registration is required.

 

Pysanky Eggs Session 2 – On Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. join the Plumb Memorial Library  staff and learn the ancient Eastern European art of decorating Easter eggs. Participants at this hands-on workshop will create their own pysanka to take home with them. They will show you how to write your design on the egg with wax, dye it, and remove the wax to reveal the colorful finished egg. Adults only, registration is required.

 

Seuss-abration – On Saturday, March 3, 2:30 p.m., join the celebration of the children’s author, Dr. Seuss and all his books too. Enjoy a story, birthday hat craft, party games and sing Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss plus enjoy a piece of cake too of course. Geared toward kids and their caregivers, Registration is required.

 

Olde Ripton Garden Club – On Monday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m., local gardeners and plantsmen meet to share speakers, information and support; new members welcome.

 

Fun for Little Ones – On Tuesdays, March 6 & 13 at 10:30 a.m., a drop-in story time geared toward kids and their caregivers. Join Mrs. Fritsch for stories, songs, activities and a theme related craft, siblings always welcome.

 

Talking in Spanish –On Tuesdays, March 6 & 13 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, March 6 & March 13 at 6 p.m., adult fiber fans meet to knit, crochet and chat. Group meets in the historic Reading Room.

 

Spanish with Sandra – On Wednesdays, March 7 & 14 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 – On Friday, March 9 at 11 a.m., Plumb Memorial Library will be offering a special four-week series of Tai Chi workshops for adults, that 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. Remaining classes are March 9 and 23. 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.

 

Story Time Yoga for Kids –On Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m., join Miss Kathleen as she teaches the art of yoga through exciting storytelling. This program is geared toward kids ages 3-7. This will be a series of classes: March 10 & 24, and April 7 & 21. Register online or call 203-924- 9461. Register once and you will be signed up for all four sessions.

 

Teen Volunteer Orientation – On Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m., new teen volunteers are required to join Mr. Adam as he gives this seminar about volunteering at the library. This orientation counts for two volunteer hours. Meeting will be held in the Teen Room.

 

Bookworms Story Time – On Monday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m., join Miss Maura for a themed drop in story and craft time for kids and their caregivers.

 

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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