Jester Jim — Wednesday, July 30, 1:30 p.m. Kids of all ages will be entranced by the amazing displays of balance and juggling bringing science to life; free tickets available starting at 1 p.m. (half hour before program starts).
Teen Volunteer Orientation — Wednesday, July 30, 6 p.m. Teens who need community service hours should stop in anytime to complete an application and attend this orientation; no registration required. Parents: expect to attend this workshop with teens. Volunteers must be 12-19 years old, and may not be completing these hours for court or disciplinary board assignments. Call 203-924-9461 and talk to Margaret for more information.
Stay & Play — Fridays, Aug. 1 and 8, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend.
Family Fun Friday — Friday, Aug. 1, 1 p.m. Families screen a film, with BYO drinks, library provides the popcorn; this week features the adventures of Blu, the macaw from Minnesota, and his trip to South America.
Work OUT: Boot Camp — Friday, Aug. 1, 1:30 p.m. Guest fitness instructor Michelle Collings gets teens (13-19) to test their exercise limits in this free one hour workout at the Shelton Riverwalk (weather permitting) be sure to bring a towel and water bottle.
Teen Movie Critics — Fridays, Aug. 1 and 8, 3:30 p.m. Teens 13-19 watch a film over snacks and share opinions in this free program; drop in.
Fun for Little Ones — Tuesdays, Aug. 5 and 12, 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, too.
Creative Kids — Tuesdays, Aug. 5 and 12, 1 p.m. Youth 1-12 years old and their caregivers welcome to explore many mediums, tricks and techniques to create one-of-a-kind art in this drop-in program.
Teen Boost! — Tuesday, Aug. 5, 4 p.m. Two hour free session for teens 13-19, this week, “Flip Flop Revival.” Teens need to bring their own flip flops; worn out or boring is perfect for this workshop; drop in.
knit! — Tuesdays, Aug. 5 and 12, 6 p.m. Adult fiber fans meet to knit, crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group, stop in and bring a friend.
Bubble Trouble — Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1:30 p.m. Jeff Boyer creates bubbles — building and juggling them, too. Free tickets available at 1 p.m.
Gotta Catch ’Em All! — Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m. A new Pokémon adventure for youth entering grades 5- 8 and their caregivers. Features crafts, games and trivia. All supplies (including cards) provided by the library.
AlphaBits — Thursdays, Aug. 7 and 14, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop-in session, siblings welcome.
Raising Readers — Thursdays, Aug. 7 and 14, 10:30 a.m. Parents join Jane Bailey of the Shelton School Readiness Council for the final sessions promoting reading as a family enrichment activity. Learn tips to help kids become better readers, receive handouts plus a book to build your family’s library. Register.
Mad Scientist Family Book Club — Thursday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m. Children entering kindergarten through grade 6 explore Philippe Petit’s 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers by reading Caldecott award-winner The Man Who Walked Between the Towers with their families; copies of the book available. Registration recommended.
Family Fun Friday — Friday, Aug. 8, 1 p.m. This Legos challenge is The Beach; Legos and Duplos provided by Plumb. All creations will be displayed in children’s department until next session. All ages; drop in.
WorkOUT! Self Defense — Friday, Aug. 8, 1:30 p.m. Teens 13-19 partner with Valley Karate to build self defense skills; free drop-in session meets at Riverwalk (weather permitting) be sure to bring a towel and water bottle.
Teen Movie Critics — Friday, Aug. 8, 3:30 p.m. Teens 13-18 screen their choice of film over light refreshments. Drop in.
Teen Movie Marathon — Saturday Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Teens 14-18 are invited to a day-long war movie extravaganza, snacks included; drop in.
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.