Library notes

Huntington Branch Library

Stories with Danielle – Thursdays, Oct. 20 and 27, 11 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children, ages 3 to 4, with this drop-in storybook session.

Show-and- Tell Stories – Fridays, Oct. 21 and 28, 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.

I’m Trying to Love Spiders – Monday, Oct. 24, 4:45 p.m. Children of all ages listen to Bethany Barton’s informational picture book I’m Trying to Love Spiders; then make a spider-themed snack with Miss Marissa and Shop-Rite Dietitian Jenna Hourani! Register now and notify the library of any food allergies.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans –Tuesday, Oct. 25, 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!

Creative Juices – Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m. Need a mental break from your job, time away from your kids (or spouse), or just want to get out of the house? Drop in to our new adult program series featuring activities to relax, amaze, stimulate and entertain. For one hour leave your problems outside and bring an open mind.

Toddler Movement – Wednesday, Oct. 26, 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, Oct. 26, 1 p.m. Friends of the Shelton Libraries offer a film viewing and discussion over desserts; new members and opinions welcome.

ZuZu the Poodle’s Halloween Storytime – Saturday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages are invited to a special edition of our weekly Show-and- Tell Stories. Listen to festive stories with therapy dog ZuZu the Standard Poodle! Attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.

Dia de los Muertos! – Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. Tweens in grades 5-8 learn to make intricately-cut Mexican Paper Art (papel picado) for an early celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Learn more about the holiday – anyone who enjoys making paper snowflakes will especially love making these colorful paper designs; register now. 

Monster Mash Fitness Party- Saturday, Oct. 29, 1:30 p.m. Children of all ages practice monster exercises and play a fitness game to celebrate Halloween! Attendees may wear costumes as long as they allow full range of motion; register now.

Not-So-Scary Halloween – Monday, Oct. 31, 1:30 p.m. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers have a happy Halloween while listening to Miss Marissa read not-so- scary stories that are just right for little kids! Costumes are encouraged, register now.

Plumb Memorial Library

AlphaBits – Thursdays, Oct. 20 and 27, 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, Oct. 20 and 27, 6 p.m. Tweens ages 10 and up create a variety of projects with upcycled materials; drop in and express your inner artist!

SCABGCA – Thursday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m. Regional chapter of the state antique bottle and glass collectors association meets, new members welcome.

Stay & Play – Friday, Oct. 21 and 28, 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.

Pete the Cat: Party! – Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m. Come for a festive party based on our favorite groovy feline…Pete the Cat @ the library! Drop-in as we celebrate Pete through books, games and crafts – “it’s all good!”

Budding Bookworms – Monday, Oct. 24 and 31, 10:30 a.m. Monday story time 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.

[email protected] Monday, Oct. 24, 12 p.m. New book discussion group for adults on fourth Mondays at noon. This month, Judy Blume’s In the Unlikely Event, copies are available; finishing the book is not required. Group meets in handicapped accessible ground floor meeting room; bring along lunch and the library will offer beverage and dessert, new members welcome.

Hush, Hush, It’s Halloween – Monday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Kids ages 5 years and older, come party – dress in a favorite costume and join the Annual Plumb Halloween Parade. Light refreshments on offer, register now.

Fun for Little Ones – Tuesdays, Oct. 25 and Nov.1, 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.

Knit! – Tuesdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, 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 Book Club- Wednesday, Oct.26, 3:30 p.m. Book club meets for an hour of book discussion, followed by a social hour. Check with the Children’s Desk for this month’s title.

Repeat Reads- Friday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m. Adults re-read (or read for the first time) classic favorites from youth, this month Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Come debate the merits and values, share tea and snacks, drop in for a reader’s Happy Hour.

Minds, Murder and Magic – Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. The Friends of the Shelton Libraries (www.fotsl.org) present a “Murder at the Plumb” performance in Plumb Library’s historic main floor Reading Room; light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $15 and available for purchase at both libraries, visit sheltonlibrarysystem.org for more information.

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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