Events at Plumb from Wednesday on

Afternoon Knitters — Wednesdays, July 24 and 31, 1 p.m. Local knitters, new members welcome; meets in main floor reading room for the summer.

 

Robot, Go Bot — Wednesday, July 24, 1:30 p.m. Author Dana Meacham Rau brings a workshop featuring writing and robot creation for kids of all ages. Space is limited, tickets available in the Children’s Room after 1 p.m. the day of the event.

 

Library Lego Club — Wednesday, July 24, 6 p.m. Free drop in session for kids 3-12; this month’s challenge theme “Construction” will be displayed for the next month, each creation labeled with title plus builder’s name and age. No personal Legos, and library’s Legos do not go home.

 

Digging into AlphaBits — Thursdays, July 25 and Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

 

Teens Booked for Lunch — Thursday, July 25, 12:30 p.m. Drop in for a quick lunch and discuss Croak by Gina Damico. Lex’s uncle is a Grim Reaper delivering souls to the next world, where will the family business lead her? Multiple copies of both titles available in the Teen Room.

 

Stay & Play — Fridays, July 26 and Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend.

 

Teen Volunteer Orientation — Friday, July 26, 12:30 p.m. Teens 12 to 19 get details preparing them to earn community service hours, parents are expected to attend; court or disciplinary board assignments are not eligible.

 

Teen Advisory Board — Friday, July 26, 3 p.m. Teens 13 to 19 discuss plans and ideas for library programs, collection and décor; snacks; bring a friend.

 

An Explosive Ending! — Tuesday, July 30, 1:30 p.m. Children 5 and older hear a story and write their own volcano tale, then create a volcano to take home. Drop in; come early to reserve a seat.

 

knit! — Tuesdays, July 30 and Aug. 6, 6 p.m. Knitters meet to share and support.

 

Kids in the Kitchen — Tuesday, July 30, 6 p.m. Veggie crepes? Kids 3 and older experience vegetables in a new way as they learn basic kitchen skills, then practice them making edible projects. Dress for mess, be aware of possible allergies; adults help with prep work.

 

Digging Creatures — Wednesday, July 31, 1:30 p.m. Creature teacher presents wildlife education through a visit with a selection of animals that dig; children 4 and older get a close up view of each animal guest as they learn more about them. Space is limited, tickets available in the Children’s Room after 1 p.m. the day of the event.

 

Connecticut Vampires — Thursday, Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. Nick Bellantoni, CT State Archaeologist, discusses the real history of vampires in Connecticut and New England; for teens 13 and older, adults welcome too. Registration requested: 203-924-1580.

 

Summer Saturday Closings — Plumb Library closed on Saturdays until after Labor Day. The branch remains open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the end of July.

 

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 the branch at 203-926-0111. A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.

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