Here’s what’s happening at PLUMB MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 65 Wooster Street; 203-924-9461, children’s programs or 203-924-1580, adults. For even more, click here.
Kids in the Kitchen — Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m. The trip around the world with cooking treats continues for kids 5 and older, with caregivers. Simple skills but adult help needed so parents expect to stay. Dress for mess, be aware of allergies. Register early.
AlphaBits — Thursdays, Oct. 9 and 16, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.
Live Well Sessions 1&2 — Thursdays, Oct. 9 and 16, 1 p.m. Free six-week series to encourage older folks with ongoing health conditions (diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure) or their family members to take charge of their lives. For more information contact the trainer at 203-934-7077; provided by the Aging and Disability Resources Center (a partnership of the State of CT Aging Services Division and CT Dept of Public Health’s Center for Disability Rights.
Dementia Caregivers Support Group — Thursday, Oct. 9, 11:30 a.m. New support group for individuals caring for loved ones living with dementia. Bring along a lunch or snack and take a break with others sharing similar situations. A special welcome to Portuguese and Spanish speakers, their language will be accommodated by group facilitator Lidia Ayala from Benchmark at Split Rock. The group returns on the second Thursday of each month.
Stay & Play — Fridays, Oct. 10 and 17, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers: adults chat while children play; light refreshments provided. Suitable for babies and young children. Drop in.
Library/ Homeschool Network — Friday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m. Homeschooling or thinking of homeschooling? Meet other families at this open-session, children are welcome and light refreshments are served.
Teen Volunteer Orientation — Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. Teens who need community service hours. 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.
Teen Saturday — Saturday, Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m. Boost! Teens 13-18 craft while discussing this week’s book. Film Critics, 3 p.m., teens screen a film over snacks; new members welcome.
Star Wars Reads Day! — Saturday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. Welcome All Young Padwans (Jedis in Training) 1-12 years old with caregivers. Drop in to Plumb as you complete your Jedi Training. Upon completion of each Jedi Station you will receive a star. Collect all six, present to a Jedi Master for your prize. Costumes are welcome.
Fun for Little Ones — Tuesdays, Oct. 14 and 21, 10 a.m. Mrs. Fritsch offers stories, songs and movement for toddlers and pre-schoolers up to age 5 in this themed drop in program; siblings welcome.
Book Buzz — Tuesdays, Oct. 14 and 21, 2 p.m. Drop-in with Miss Maura for weekly book and book based craft plus a healthy snack. This is program for preschool children and their caregivers welcomes audience participation.
knit! — Tuesdays, Oct. 14 and 21, 6 p.m. Adult fiber fans meet to knit, crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group, stop in.
Tweens Rule — Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. For kids in grades 5-8; crafts, cooking, book discussions and more.
Art with Mr. Al — Monday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m. Kids in grades 1-6 discover the principles of art and color; dress for creating/mess. Registration required.
Volunteers Wanted — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will be offered again in the winter, new volunteers are welcome to consider participating in this rewarding program. Local training will be offered at Team in Derby in late fall. Interested individuals should contact Team for more details.
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.