At Plumb Memorial Library: Volunteers, 'Reckless' and more

Here’s what’s happening at Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street. For information, call 203-924-9461, children’s programs or 203-924-1580, adults. For even more library events click here.

Tweens Rule —

Wednesdays, Nov. 5 and 19, 6 p.m. Program for kids in grades 5-8 with crafts, cooking, book discussions.

AlphaBits —

Thursdays, Nov. 6 and 13, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready. Drop in.

Stay & Play —

Fridays, Nov. 7 and 14, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers. Adults chat while children play; light refreshments provided. For babies and young children; drop in.

Teen Volunteer Orientation —

Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. Teens who need community service hours may stop in anytime to complete an application and attend this orientation. No registration required. Parents: expect to attend this workshop with teens. Volunteers must be 12-19 years old, and may not be completing these hours for court or disciplinary board assignments. Call 203-924-9461 and talk to Margaret for more information.

Teen Saturday —

Saturday, Nov. 8, 1:30 p.m. Boost! Teens 13-18 make Rice Krispy Treats then tackle Starbucks copycat drinks: Pumpkin Spice and Salted Caramel (Latte or Frappe your preference) all while discussing this week’s book The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness; copies in the teen room. Film Critics — 3 p.m. teens screen Red 2. New members welcome.

Budding Bookworms —

Mondays, Nov. 10 and 17, 10:30 a.m. A themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers.


Monday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. Regional chapter of authors and publishers association, offers speakers and support. New members welcome.

Kids in the Kitchen —

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m. The trip around the world with cooking treats continues for kids 5 and older with caregivers. This month’s stop is with the Inuit of Alaska. Simple skills but adult help needed so parents expect to stay. Dress for mess. Register.

Shelton School Readiness Council —

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m. Open council meeting of supporters of early literacy. New members welcome

They Called Her Reckless —

Thursday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. CT author Janet Barrett shares the story of a wily Korean pony that carried ammunition up steep hills to the front lines during the Korean War. Reservations are suggested.

Library/Homeschool Network —

Friday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Families explore library resources and offer support over refreshments; new members welcome.

Piggie and Gerald Party —

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m. Drop-in with Miss Maura and celebrate author, Mo Willems’ beloved characters Piggie and Gerald. Kids 1-8 years old and their caregivers hear a story, create crafts and play some games.

Volunteers wanted —

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will be offered again in the winter, new volunteers are welcome to consider participating in this rewarding program. Local training will be offered at Team in Derby in late fall. Interested individuals should contact Team for more details.

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 the branch library, 203-926-0111). A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.