Library notes

Huntington Branch Library

Saturday Openings - The Huntington Branch Library in the Community Center is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plumb Memorial Library is closed on Saturdays through the summer until after Labor Day.

Stories with Danielle - Thursdays, Sept. 1 and 8, 11 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children, ages 3 to 4, with this drop-in storybook session.

Throwback Thursday: 50’s - Thursday, Sept. 1, 1:30 p.m. Kids, ages 4-8, listen to the stories and songs that their parents and grandparents loved as children! This week, Miss Marissa reads stories from the 50’s then children listen to Fabulous 50’s hits while playing with the giant parachute!

Show-and- Tell Stories - Fridays, Sept. 2 and 9, 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.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans –Tuesdays, Sept. 6 and 13, 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. 7 and 14, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Plumb Memorial Library

Holiday Closing – Monday, Sept. 5 both libraries are closed for Labor Day, they will re-open for regular schedules on Tuesday. The Plumb Memorial Library will resume open Saturdays on Sept. 10. The outside book and media bins remain open during library closed hours for return of items. The library website, is available 24/7 for access to personal records, library catalogs, downloadable audio and ebooks plus research databases.

AlphaBits - Thursdays, Sept. 1 and 8, 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. 1 and 8, 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. 2 and 9, 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.

Knit! – Tuesdays, Sept. 6 and 13, 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 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 storytime; hear a story, make a craft and enjoy some music! Target audience is preschool 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 Preschool 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. Sept. 12 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.

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.