The following programs and activities are taking place at Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch Libraries. Most require advance registration. Plumb is located at 65 Wooster Street and can be reached at 203-924-1580. Huntington Branch is located in the Community Center, 41 Church St and can be reached at 203-926-011. Visit sheltonlibrarysystem.org and click “Events Calendar & Registration” to register online.
Library Closings: Both Plumb and Huntington Branch Libraries are closed on Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day. You may access all online services to renew materials, place holds, search databases, and more. Book drops will remain open at both libraries to return materials. They will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Please note: Friends of the Shelton Library System are no longer accepting book donations at this time. The F.O.T.S.L.S. will make an announcement at a later date as to when they will resume taking donations. There will not be a book sale this October due to renovations to the meeting room at Plumb.
Huntington Branch Library
“Emojine” Cooking at the Library – Monday, August 27, 1 p.m. Tweens entering grades 5-8 can learn to cook with The Shelton Library System Director, Mrs. Joan Stokes. Please register for this program.
First Steps in Music with Miss Diana – Tuesday, August 28, 10:30 a.m., Snuggly wee ones and energetic toddlers (infants to age 2) are invited to join Miss Diana for an early childhood music class that includes songs, scarves, the parachute, and exploration of percussion instruments. Please register for each week that you plan to attend.
Plumb Memorial Library
Tai Chi: Thursday Sessions – Thursdays, August 23 and August 30, 9 a.m., Plumb Memorial Library is thrilled to offer another set of Thursday Tai Chi workshops for adults. 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. Registration is required. Call 203-924-1580, or visit sheltonlibrarysystem.org to sign up. Please note: Tai Chi location may be changed to the Reading Room.
Life is Art – Thursdays, August 23 and August 30, 6 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.
Tai Chi: Friday Sessions – Friday, August 24 and August 31, 9 a.m., Plumb Memorial Library has added more dates for Friday Tai Chi workshops for adults. 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. Registration is required. Call for availability at 203-924-1580 or visit www.sheltonlibrarysystem.org. Please note: Tai Chi location may be changed to the Reading Room.
Connect: ELL – Fridays, August 24 & August 31, 10:30 a.m., Attention English Language Learners! Join us at Plumb Memorial Library for a relaxed and fun morning of conversation. Enjoy coffee, tea and light refreshments while you meet friendly people and practice your skills. Community members 18-plus, with all levels of English are welcome to attend. No sign-up, so just show up.
Knit! – Tuesdays, August 28 & September 4, 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. Group meets in the beautiful and historic Reading Room.
Books @ Noon – Monday, August 31, 12 p.m.This book discussion group for adults meets on fourth Mondays every month at noon. This month’s selection is The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. Group meets in handicapped accessible ground floor meeting room; bring along lunch and the library will offer beverage and dessert, new members welcome.
Under The Sea Cupcake Creatures – Wednesday, August 29, 6 p.m. Join Miss Maura as she teaches you how to transform a cupcake into a sea creature or two! Cupcakes, frosting, candy and utensils will be provided to create your sweet fish desserts! This program is for children 5-13 years old. Caregiver’s MUST remain with child(ren) for the duration of this program. This is a hands-on food program. Plumb Memorial Library cannot ensure an allergy free environment. Caregivers will be required to complete a Food Allergy Waiver Form prior to child being allowed to participate in this program. Registration is required.
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.