Shelton library lines: Book talk, baby class open new year
The following programs and activities are taking place at Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch libraries. Plumb is located at 65 Wooster Street. Call 203-924-1580 or 203-924-9461. Huntington Branch is located in the Community Center, 41 Church Street, and can be reached at 203-926-0111. Visit sheltonlibrarysystem.org and click “Events Calendar & Registration” (Blue button on homepage) to register online.
Plumb’s Children’s Department is closed. Museum passes will still be available to check out from the Adult Circulation Desk. Requests for materials from other libraries will still be made available; children’s holds will be at the Adult Desk. Patrons looking for all children’s books may go to Huntington Branch Library or any neighboring library. For any other inquiries, call 203-9240-1580.
Huntington Branch Library
First Friday Book Discussion - Friday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m. This month’s selection is Beartown by Frederik Backman. This is a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream - and the price required to make it come true. February’s selection will be The Lacuna by Barbara Kingslolver. Books are available at the Huntington Branch Library.
Story Explorers - Tuesdays, Jan. 7 and 14, 10:30 a.m. Children from infants to 5 and their caregivers can join Ms. Jessica for a drop-in story time complete with music, movement, and a hands-on activity.
Baby Sensory - Thursdays, Jan. 9 and 16, 10:30 a.m. Babies up to 18 months and their caregivers can join Ms. Jessica for songs, movement, and a variety of stimulating sensory experiences. Registration is required.
Plumb Memorial Library
Knit! — Tuesdays, Jan. 7 and 14, 6:30 p.m. Adult fiber fans meet to knit, crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop-in group. Group meets in the Reading Room.
Tai Chi: Thursday sessions — Jan. 2 and 9, 9:05 a.m. Library is offering another set of Tai Chi workshops for adults. Each class will begin and end with a series of warm up and cool down exercises. There is no prerequisite to participate, no equipment is necessary and participants may do this seated if they feel more comfortable. It’s free and open to the public.
MS Support Group - Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1 p.m. Regional self-led group discusses topics of interest and shares information, new members welcome; group meeting will be held in the handicapped-accessible Meeting Room at Plumb.
Connect: ELL Conversations Café - Fridays, Jan. 10 and 17, 10 a.m. Attention English Language Learners: Join us at Plumb for a relaxed and fun morning of Conversation Café for coffee, tea and light refreshments while you meet friendly people and practice your skills. Community members 18 years old and older with all levels of English are welcome. No sign-up, so just show up.
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 Huntington Branch Library, 203-926-0111. This project is underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.