Here’s what’s happening this week at Plumb Memorial Library:
AlphaBits — Thursday, April 10, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.
Mother Daughter Book Club — Thursday, April 10, 6:30 p.m. Girls in grades 4-6 share time with their mothers or other significant adults as they discuss Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari. Snacks and opinions abound in this great opportunity to bridge age brackets. New members welcome; copies available. Register for this free program. Door prizes.
Stay & Play — Friday, April 11, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend.
Library/HomeSchool Network — Friday, April 11, 2 p.m. Families explore library resources and offer support over refreshments; new members welcome.
Not Your Average Princess — Saturday, April 12, 2 p.m. Drop in for kids, with stories, music and crafts.
Budding Bookworms — Mondays, April 14 and 21, 10:30 a.m. A themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers — Freezer Dance and Do Re Mi.
SW CAPA — Monday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. Regional authors and publishers association meets for information sessions; new members welcome.
Fun for Little Ones — Tuesdays, April 15 and 22, 10 a.m. Mrs. Fritsch offers stories, songs, and movement for babies and toddlers up to age 2 in this themed drop in program; siblings welcome.
Plumb Picassos — Tuesdays, April 15 and 22, 2 p.m. Drop-in art based program for kids 1-5 and their caregivers that explore art through picture books and then create original pieces, Freeze Dance and play Miss Maura Says.
knit! — Tuesdays, April 15 and 22, 6 p.m. Adult fiber fans meet to knit and crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group, stop in and bring a friend.
VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance — Tuesdays 1-4 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. IRS-trained volunteers, income limits; no reservations, register at the children’s desk.
Parent’s Café — Thursday, April 17, 5:45 p.m. Early Childhood Task Force invites families of preschoolers to attend dinner and learn about the new Ages and Stages project.
Teen Saturday — Saturday, April 19: Booked for Lunch, 12:30 p.m. Teens 13-18 share book discussion over lunch, this month Shadowlands by Kate Brian.
Boost! 1:45 p.m. Teens embark on craft/cooking/DIY adventures in this drop-in hour.
Teen Movie Critics, 3 p.m. Teens screen their choice of film over light refreshments; free programs, drop in.
Library Lego Club — Saturday, April 19, 2 p.m. Kids 3-12, free, drop-in and create original constructions using LEGOs/ Duplos provided by the library, this month’s challenge is. Each child’s creation goes on display until the next club meeting.
Tickets are on sale — Monday, May 19, New York Times best-selling author, Steve Berry visits Shelton to kick off his newest book, The Lincoln Myth. Tickets are available for in person purchase at either library (cash or check, no charge cards); the Friends website offers PayPal charge options (www.FOTSL.org). Ticket price includes copy of the book; space is limited.
1000 Books Before K — Information and supplies all provided at sign-up. To encourage families to read together, with the help of the Shelton School Readiness Council and Friends of the Shelton Libraries the Plumb Library is offering support for tracking all 1,000 books plus rewards and prizes along the way. Funding from the Valley Community Foundation and the Valley United Way supports this new adventure.
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 library, 203- 926-0111). A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.