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Huntington Branch Library

Stories with Danielle - Thursday, April 21, 11 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children, ages 3 to 4, with this drop-in storybook session.

Show-and-Tell Stories: Earth Day! Friday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages listen to Miss Marissa and her mom read Earth Day stories; then, enjoy a delicious "dirt" snack! Be sure to bring along a show-and-tell item.

Ghost Detectives - Monday, April 25, 5:30 p.m. Learn just-for-fun tips for ghost hunting; then, use a ghost-detector app to search for ghosts in the library! Register now for this activity - part of Shelton Family Read.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans - Tuesday, April 26, 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, April 27, 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.

Stories with Danielle - Thursday, April 28, 11 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children, ages 3 to 4, with this drop-in storybook session.

Show-and-Tell Stories - Friday, April 29, 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages listen to Miss Marissa share stories, then, enjoy a craft or a game; be sure to bring along a show-and-tell item.

Plumb Memorial Library

AlphaBits  – Thursdays,  April 21 and 28, 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 - Thursdays, April 21 and 28, 6 p.m. Tweens ages 10 and up create a variety of projects with upcycled materials; drop in and express your inner artist!

Library Pen Pals - Children, ages 5-12, bring in letters to pen pals at Huntington Branch Library,  “mail” is dropped off and picked up at the library for the month of April. This activity is part of Shelton Family Read - families read Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise & M. Sarah Klise and participate in related events at both Shelton libraries all month long! Free copies of the books were provided with support from the Weller Foundation.

Passport to CT Libraries –Friday, April 22, 9 a.m. Stop in and get your Library Passport!  To celebrate National Library Week during April, the Passport Program invites you to visit all of the 124 participating Connecticut public libraries. To enroll, visit either Plumb or Huntington Library to pick up your Library Passport. Get it stamped and receive a token gift to get you started. Then, take your Passport along as you visit other participating libraries. At each visit, you must show your library card, and then the library will stamp your passport and give you another small gift.  For more details and a full list of participating libraries, ask at either Plumb or Huntington for more information.

Stay & Play - Fridays, April 22 and 29, 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.

Teen After Hours - Friday, April 22, 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, April 22, 6 p.m. Adults re-read (or read for the first time) classic favorites from youth, this month Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Timeless classic or boring oldie?? Come debate the merits and values, share tea and snacks, drop in for a reader’s Happy Hour.

TAB- Saturday, April 23, 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, April 23, 1 p.m. Teens 13-19 share board or card games, crafts or snacks with a movie. Free, drop in events.

I.B. Grumply Cordially Invites You…. Saturday, April 23, 1:30 p.m. Shelton Family Read celebrates family reading and continues with a soiree! Party guests who have read Kate Klise’s Dying to Meet You: 43 Old Cemetery Road partake in book related games, crafts and surprises, too. Free copies of the books were provided by a grant from the Weller Foundation.

Budding Bookworms – Monday, April 25, 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!

Fun for Little Ones  - Tuesday, April 26, 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, April 26, 1:30 p.m. New Pre-school fun for ages 0-5. Stomp your feet! Clap your hands!  Get ready to boogie in this interactive musical adventure with Miss Maura - drop in and explore stories, instruments, songs and parachute fun!

knit! – Tuesday, April 26, 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.

SCABGCA - Tuesday, April 26, 6 p.m. Regional chapter of the state antique bottle and glass collectors association meets, new members welcome.

Teen & Tween Book Clubs - Wednesday, April 27, 3:30 p.m. Both book clubs meet at the same time for an hour of book discussion, followed by a social hour. This month Teens read Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld, the Tween title will be announced; copies of both books are at the Children’s Desk.

Pen Pal Pizza Party @ Plumb Memorial Library - Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m. Shelton Family Read comes to a close with this meet and greet custom-designed for all the kids who participated in our April Pen-Pal Program! Inspired by events in Kate Klise’s Dying to Meet You: 43 Old Cemetery Road, kids selected pen-pals from both Shelton libraries.  Now they get to meet each other and play a game or two, enjoy some pizza and see who really knows their pen-pal; register now for families in Shelton Family Read.

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.