Bon Voyage Summer — Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m. All children who took part in the Kids Summer Reading Club are welcome to build ice cream sundaes and be entertained by local magician Brian Lizotte. Special prize drawings for kids who meet the 8 book challenge, there is still time to finish.
Digging into AlphaBits — Thursdays, Aug. 22 and 29, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.
Teen Booked for Lunch — Thursday, Aug. 22, 12:30 p.m. Teens 13-19 discuss Insignia by S.J. Kincaid, a futuristic look at a video gamer teen changing the course of history in WWIII as an elite military academy trainee and government secret weapon; multiple copies available in the Teen Room, lunch provided.
Party Prep for Teens — Thursday, Aug. 22, 2 p.m. Teens 13-19 create treats for teen party on Friday.
Stay & Play — Fridays, Aug. 23 and 30, 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 Masquerade of Horror — Friday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m. to midnight. Teens who have read and reported on at least 3 books are invited to attend this Masquerade Ball. This invitation-only event celebrates fun, fear and food. For teens 13-19 who have completed the Summer Reading program at either library branch.
Plumb Page Turners — Monday Aug. 26, 6 p.m. Children 5-9 years old discuss books from Magic Tree House series, then make a craft and share a snack; copies of the books available.
knit! — Tuesdays, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, 6 p.m. Knitters meet to share and support.
Packing Your Backpack — Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m. Free program by Maureen Fox, Special Education Advocate and professor of educational law offers ideas for getting a good start on the new year in special education.
Library Lego Club — Wednesday, Aug. 28, 6 p.m. Kids 3-12, free, drop-in and create original constructions using LEGOs/ Duplos provided by the library, this month’s challenge is animals. Each child’s creation goes on display until the next club meeting. Library Legos/ Duplos do not go home and no personal Legos/Duplos.
Teen Volunteer Orientation — Friday, Aug. 30, 12:30 p.m. Teens 13-19 interested in school credit for volunteering at the library need to attend with a parent.
Teen Advisory Board — Friday, Aug. 30, 3 p.m. Teens 13-19 help with library décor, teen collections and planning teen activities; snacks served.
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.