Book clubs, toddler activities and more this week at Plumb

AlphaBits

Thursdays, June 5 and 12, 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, June 5, 6:30 p.m. The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies is the final book in this series. Special activities including a tea party mark the culmination of the first season of this adult-child program geared to girls in grades 4-6. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Stay & Play

Fridays, June 6 and 13, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend. 

1000 Books B4 K Party

Saturday, June 7, 11 a.m. Story, crafts, activities and pre-school fun with Ms Maura. For families enrolled in the library’s new family reading program; help the first finishers celebrate their accomplishments. Co-sponsored by Shelton School Readiness Council and Friends of the Shelton Libraries with funding from the Valley Community Foundation and the Valley United Way.

Library Lego Club

Saturday, June 7, 2 p.m. Kids 3-12, free, drop-in and create original constructions using LEGOs/ Duplos provided by the library. Each child’s creation goes on display until the next club meeting.

Budding Bookworms

Mondays, June 9 and 16, 10:30 a.m. Pre-K story time: drop in for music, crafts and more for children 1-5 years.

Fun for Little Ones

Tuesdays, June 10 and 17, 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, June 10 and 17, 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, June 10 and 17, 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.

Teen Summer Volunteers

Tuesday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. Teens entering Grade 7 and up are welcome to learn about volunteering for assisting with the library’s summer reading club. Information on schedules and general expectations are shared; qualifies for 2015 school year volunteer hours.

Magnet School Q&A

Saturday, June 14, 12 p.m. Justin Sprague discusses the value and challenge in public high school alternatives.

Scratch Day Returns

Saturday,  June 14, 1 p.m. Kids 8 to 12 interested design their own game using using computer language to direct Scratch the Cat, get pointers and share their ideas in this second session presented by Robert Lysik; drop in for parent and kids.

Teen Saturday Saturday, June 14

Booked for Lunch, 12:30 p.m. Teens 13-18 share book discussion over lunch.

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.

Not Your Average Princess

Saturday, June 14, 2 p.m. Kids 3 and older hear a story and make a craft, then “Save the Prince” in this offbeat afternoon adventure with Ms Maura; drop in.

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