Library notes

Huntington Branch Library

Stories with Danielle – Thursdays, Sept. 8 and 15, 11 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children, ages 3 to 4, with this drop-in storybook session.

Woven CD Dream Catcher – Thursday, Sept. 8, 4:30 p.m. Tweens in grades 5-8 transform old CDs into colorful dream catchers – sure to ward off nightmares and promote pleasant dreams! Register now.

Show-and- Tell Stories – Fridays, Sept. 9 and 16, 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. Next week grandparents are the special topic – marking national Grandparents Day.

Oreo Phases of the Moon – Monday, September 12, 5:30 p.m. Children, ages 5-10, use the frosting inside Oreo cookies to demonstrate lunar phases; register now.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans –Tuesdays, Sept. 13 and 20, 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Snuggly wee ones and energetic toddlers (infants to age 3) are invited to join Miss Marissa at one of the two sessions for scarves, maracas, stories, and bubbles!

Toddler Movement – Wednesdays, Sept. 14 and 21, 11 a.m. Miss Robin returns with this fun, active 30 minute musical program for children ages 2 1/2 – 4 and caregivers; register now, sessions run for the entire month.

As I See It – Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m. Friends of the Shelton Libraries offer a film viewing and discussion over desserts; new members and opinions welcome.

Read-Together Club – Saturday, Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m. Children, ages 5-8, and their caregivers can borrow a copy of Horrible Harry and the Kickball Wedding by Suzy Kline. Read together at home the story about 7-year- old Horrible Harry who loves kickball, his friends, and Harry’s idea for a pretend wedding with his crush Song Lee. Then, come to our meeting for an activity that includes both kids and adults; register now.

Old School Afternoon – Monday, Sept. 19, 4:45 p.m. Every month, kids, ages 5-10, can try out an “old school” activity that their parents or grandparents enjoyed as kids! This month, Jump Rope Games –practice jumping and learn to chant some skipping songs; register now.

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AlphaBits – Thursdays, Sept. 8 and 15, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them Kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Life is Art – Thursdays, Sept. 8 and 15, 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 – Fridays, Sept. 9 and 16, 10:30 a.m. Kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers share an open play time with library’s age appropriate toys, adults can chat over snacks; drop in and bring a friend.

Teen Volunteer Orientation – Saturday, Sept.10, 10 a.m. Teens who need community service hours – stop in anytime to complete an application then attend this orientation; no registration required.

Orientation is required before volunteer time is scheduled, the two hours of orientation count towards your total for 2017 school year. Volunteers must be 12-19 years old, and may not be completing these hours for court or disciplinary board assignments. Please call 203-924- 9461 and talk to Adam or Ronda for more information.

Word Wizards – Saturday, Sept.10, 10:30 a.m. Drop-in for this weekend story time; hear a story, make a craft and enjoy some music! Target audience is pre-school kids but all ages are welcome.

Olde Ripton Garden Club – Monday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. Area plant and garden enthusiasts are welcome to the monthly meeting of the club that has worked to enhance Shelton and the valley for over 40 years. Speakers and programs, refreshments; new members welcome.

Budding Bookworms – Monday, Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m. Monday storytime for Pre-schools kids and caregivers is back! 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. September 12th program will be held in Children’s Department play area.

MS Support – Monday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m. Regional self-led support group for those with MS; held in handicapped accessible ground floor meeting room, new members welcome.

SW CAPA – Monday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. Regional chapter of CT authors and publishers association, offers speakers and support, new members welcome.

Fun for Little Ones – Tuesday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. Children ages 1-5 join Mrs. Fritsch for stories, songs, activities and a special theme related craft, siblings always welcome; drop in.

Ruth to Jeter -Tuesday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m. Rich Marazzi speaks on the history of the New York Yankees. Marazzi is a sportswriter, radio commentator and umpire, the first known baseball rules consultant in major league history and author of five baseball books. His “You Make the Call” Scoreboard video program is used in major league stadiums and his Ruleball program educates players and coaches on the value of knowing the rules to produce victories. The Ansonia native is a former high school and college catcher; he was a school teacher and an administrator at the O’Brien Tech in Ansonia where he was employed for 29 years. Rich is the host of the Silver Sluggers, a weekly baseball roundtable at Derby Public Library for the past 11 years. The Yankees program is free and participants are encouraged to bring a lunch and share a beverage and dessert provided by the sponsor, Friends of the Shelton Libraries.

Knit! – Tuesdays, Sept. 13 and 20, 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.

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.

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