From Scottish music to dance at Shelton library open house

Vincent Gasbarro, 3, and his mom Erin of Shelton check out items at a Scottish genealogy and history table with the help of Peg Limbacher, president of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, during the open house.

The Huntington Branch Library in Shelton hosted an open house focusing on Scotland on Saturday.

Jo Ann Patters, a library volunteer from Shelton, was distributing cake with a Scottish bagpipe design at the Huntington Branch Library open house.

A steady flow of patrons dropped by during the three-hour event, which featured music, dancing, military re-enactors, history and genealogy information, children’s activities, and food samples from local restaurants.

Shawn Fields, branch director, said the annual open house attracts many people who don’t regularly visit the library and provides exposure to local restaurants.

The event has a different theme every year.

Look for more open house photos on this website in the coming days.

Dana Moy, 8, and her younger borther Ryan, 6, try the pizza during the Huntington Library Branch open house.
Library circulation assistants Mickey Lacrosse, left, and Mabel Papsin dressed for the occasion during the open house tribute to Scotland.
Members of the Litchfield Hills Pipe Band perform for visitors outside the Huntington Branch Library.