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 St. 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.
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
Due to the large number of teens who are currently volunteering at Plumb, the library has no volunteer hours available until the end of the year. Check back in the new year to see about volunteer opportunities.
Huntington Branch Library
Danielle’s All Ages Storytime! — Thursdays, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children of all ages with this drop-in storybook session.
First Friday Book Discussion — Friday, Dec. 7, 1p.m. The selection for December is The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin. This is a vividly imagined novel of a complicated marriage between Anne Morrow and Charles Lindberg. January’s selection is Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult. Books will be available at the Huntington Branch Library.
Meet Santa Day — Saturday, Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m. Help bring holiday cheer to children in our community through TEAM’S Toys 4 Kids program. Enjoy holiday activities, songs, stories, movies, and refreshments. Please bring an unwrapped toy for a child and get a free photo taken with Santa. Co-sponsored with TEAM, Echo Hose Ambulance Corps, and the Huntington Fire Company 3.
Shelton Reading Circle — Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. This book discussion group is sponsored by the Shelton Historical Society. This group was originally founded in 1894 and use to meet in members’ homes to actually read novels aloud while doing charity work for community causes. Ellen Kolesk is the facilitator and can be reached at: 203-925-1803.
Plumb Memorial Library
Tai Chi: Thursday Sessions — Thursdays, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13, 9 a.m. 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. Note: Tai Chi location meets in the historic Reading Room.
Life is Art — Thursdays, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13, 6 p.m. Ages 10 and older. Join Miss Ronda for fun and different creative projects each week. Learn new techniques and express your inner artist.
Tai Chi: Friday Sessions — Fridays, Dec. 7, and Dec. 14, 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 203-924-1580 or visit sheltonlibrarysystem.org to register. Note: Tai Chi location meets in the historic Reading Room.
Bookworms Story Time — Mondays, Dec. 10, and Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Maura for a themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1 to 5 years old and their caregivers. No program on Monday, Dec. 3.
Valley Shakespeare Festival Reading of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol — Friday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. Join the Valley Shakespeare Festival troupe in their annual reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This show will be held in the historic Reading Room. Free admission, but a $10 donation to support the VSF group is greatly appreciated. To reserve your spot, call 203-513- 9446 or visit www.vsfestival.org. In case of bad weather, snow dates for V.S.F. will be the following week, Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15. Times of these programs will be the same.
MS Support Group — Monday, Dec. 10, 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. Due to renovations at Plumb, meeting will be held at Shelton Community Center Art Room #2.
SWCAPA — Monday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. South West chapter of CT Authors and Publishers Association offers speakers and support, new members welcome.
Knit! — Tuesdays, Dec. 11, and Dec. 18, 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.
Story to Art — Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. Join Ms. Kim as she crafts a connection about storytelling through art. This is a bi-weekly drop-in story time for children ages 3 to 5 year old and their caregivers.
Alphabits — Thursdays, Dec. 13, and Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m. A drop-in story time geared toward kids 0-5 years old and their caregivers. Join Miss Maura for a skill-based program story plus hands-on centers, baby space & music fun!
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.