Following are programs and activities taking place at Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch Libraries. Most require advance registration. Plumb is at 65 Wooster Street. Call 924-9461 to register for children’s programs and 924-1580 for adult programs. Huntington Branch is in the Community Center, 41 Church St. Call 926-0111 to register for programs. Activities are listed under “current events” on the library’s website,.
Huntington Branch Library
Friends’ Spring Book Sale – Thursday, March 10, 10 a.m. Friends of the Shelton Libraries offer large selections of gently used books, cds, and movies during regular library hours. Thursday sale until 7:00 p.m., continues Friday, March 11 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Saturday, March 12 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Come and browse, purchases support our library activities.
Spanish with Sandra – Thursday, March 10, 4:30 (ages 3-5) and 5 p.m. (ages 6-8). Children and their caregivers learn Spanish through interactive songs, games, stories and other activities. Registration is required for this series that runs from March 10 through May 5.
Show-and-Tell Stories – Friday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages listen to Miss Marissa read stories, then enjoy a craft or a game. Participants are encouraged to bring along a show-and-tell item.
Shamrock Smoothies – Friday, March 11, 4:15 p.m. Teens, ages 12-18, make a leprechaun approved delicious smoothie. The twist? It’s green! Register now, taught by Shop Rite Dietician Jenna Hourani.
Icky Sweets Cooking Contest! – Monday, March 14, 5:30 p.m. Kids and teens create an edible snack that tastes great but looks gross! Hardboiled egg eyeballs, gelatin worms, a Rice Krispie treat brain… Use your imagination! To avoid food allergies, entries must be nut-free, and ingredients lists must be provided along with at least twelve servings; register now. Contestants are also judges and pick their favorite disgusting-but-delicious snack. The winner receives a copy of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes and one runner-up wins a human heart-shaped gelatin mold.
Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans – Tuesday, March 15, 10:30 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Snuggly wee ones and energetic toddlers (infants to age 3) are invited to join Miss Marissa for scarves, maracas, stories, and bubbles!
Toddler Movement – Wednesday, March 16, 11 a.m. Miss Robin provides a fun, active musical program for children ages 21/2 -4 and caregivers; register, sessions run for an entire month.
Lucky Charms Bash – Wednesday, March 16, 4:45 p.m. Kids, ages 3-8, practice math skills while playing with your food! Sort marshmallows from a bowl of Lucky Charms, and create a bar graph of the results; register now.
Read-Together Club – Saturday, March 19, 1:30 p.m. Join our new book club for kids ages 5-8 and their caregivers. This month, borrow a copy of The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems and Tony DiTerlizzi, to read together at home. This easy chapter book is about the unlikely friendship between an alley cat and a pampered dog. Register now for our discussion and activity for kids and their adults.
Cards and Board Games – Wednesday, March 23, 11 a.m. A new monthly program to entice adults out of the house. The Friends of the Shelton Libraries provide an assortment of games, dessert and beverages; just bring your sense of humor and a bag lunch. Then, consider staying for As I See It – watch a movie and weigh its merits over MORE dessert.
As I See It – Wednesday, March 23, 1 p.m. Join the Friends of the Shelton Libraries as we watch a film followed by discussion and dessert, for interested adults.
Plumb Memorial Library
AlphaBits – Thursdays, March 10 and 17, 10:30 a.m. Pre-school kids drop-in for this interactive Story Time: we Hokey Pokey, share a story, engage in Hands-on Centers, Freezer Dance and My Energy.
Life is Art – Thursday, March 10, 6 p.m. Tweens ages 10 and up create a variety of projects with upcycled materials; drop in and express your inner artist!
Stay & Play – Friday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers, suitable for babies and young children; drop in and bring a snack, tea and juice provided.
Library/Home School Network – Friday, March 11, 2 p.m. Homeschooling or thinking of homeschooling your child(ren)? Meet other families at this open-session, children are welcome and light refreshments are served.
Word Wizards – Saturday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. Families with kids 1-5 enjoy a drop in program featuring a story, craft and dance, especially geared for those who cannot attend weekday programs.
Lego Challenge: Alien – Saturday, March 12, 1 p.m. Back by popular demand! Kids of all ages are challenged to create an alien! Drop in with your imagination, we provide the Legos and Duplos for this free program. All creations are on display for the next month until the April Challenge meeting.
Budding Bookworms – Monday, March 14, 10:30 a.m. Drop-in with Miss Maura for a themed story and craft, then Freezer Dance and Do Re Mi, a great way to begin your week!
MS Support – Monday, March 14, 2 p.m. Regional self-led group discusses topics of interest and shares information, new members welcome; meets in ground floor handicapped accessible meeting room off parking lot.
SW CAPA – Monday, March 14, 6:30 p.m. South West chapter of CT Authors and Publishers Association offers speakers and support, new members welcome.
Fun for Little Ones – Tuesday, March 15, 10 a.m. Children ages 1-5 are invited to join Mrs. Fritsch for stories, songs, activities and a special theme related craft, siblings always welcome; drop in.
Book Boogie – Tuesday, March 15, 1:30 p.m. Brand New!!. Stomp your feet! Clap your hands! Pre-schoolers up to age 5 get ready to boogie in this drop-in interactive musical adventure with Miss Maura as they explore stories, instruments, songs and parachute fun!
knit! – Tuesday, March 15, 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.
Teen After Hours – Friday, March 18, 2:30 p.m. Drop in and join us then stay after the library closes, enjoy the movie playing while we play card and board games, snacks will be provided – of course.
Repeat Reads – Friday, March 18, 6 p.m. Adults re-read (or read for the first time) classic favorites from youth, this month P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins. Even if you have seen the film, try the book version. Come debate the merits and values, share tea and snacks, drop in for a reader’s Happy Hour.
Teen Volunteer Orientation – Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. All teens wishing to volunteer at Plumb Library must attend an orientation. Anyone who has attended a past orientation does not need to attend again. The two hours at orientation count as two volunteering hours. Time is ticking down for this school year; please see Adam or Ronda for the application and for more details.
TAB – Saturday, March 19, 12 p.m. Teen Advisory Board meets to develop and design programs, collection and activities for kids 13-18; snacks improve the discussions, free, new members welcome to drop in.
Teen Time – Saturday, March 19, 1 p.m. Teens 13-19 share board or card games, crafts or snacks with a movie. Free, drop in events.
Color Craze – Saturday, March 19, 1 p.m. Catch the coloring craze and share an hour each third Saturday through the winter. Adults indulge with the enticing pages provided by the library – as long as they share the crayons, pencils and markers! Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries, providing the snacks. Everyone needs to step back and take a break – here is some ready-made fun.
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 Branch Library, 203- 926-0111). A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.