Creatures, cooking, board games and more at Plumb Memorial Library
Here are some events happening at Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street; 203-924-9461, children’s programs or 203-924-1580, adults.
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Bubble Trouble — Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1:30 p.m. Jeff Boyer creates bubbles — building and juggling them, too. Free tickets available at 1 p.m.
Gotta Catch ‘Em All! — Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m. A new Pokémon adventure for youth entering grades 5- 8 and their caregivers. Features crafts, games and trivia. All supplies (including cards) provided by the library.
AlphaBits — Thursdays, Aug. 7 and 14, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop-in session, siblings welcome.
Raising Readers — Thursdays, Aug. 7 and 14, 10:30 a.m. Parents join Jane Bailey of the Shelton School Readiness Council for the final sessions promoting reading as a family enrichment activity. Learn tips to help kids become better readers, receive handouts plus a book to build your family’s library. Register.
Mad Scientist Family Book Club — Thursday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m. Children entering kindergarten through grade 6 explore Philippe Petit’s 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers by reading Caldecott award-winner The Man Who Walked Between the Towers with their families; copies of the book available. Registration recommended.
Stay & Play — Fridays, Aug. 8 and 15, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend.
Family Fun Friday — Friday, Aug. 8, 1 p.m. This Legos challenge is The Beach; Legos and Duplos provided by Plumb. All creations will be displayed in children’s department until next session. All ages; drop in.
WorkOUT! Self Defense — Friday, Aug. 8, 1:30 p.m. Teens 13-19 partner with Valley Karate to build self defense skills; free drop-in session meets at Riverwalk (weather permitting) be sure to bring a towel and water bottle.
Teen Movie Critics — Fridays, Aug. 8 and 15, 3:30 p.m. Teens 13-19 watch a film over snacks and share opinions in this free program; drop in.
Teen Movie Marathon — Saturday Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Teens 14-18 are invited to a day-long war movie extravaganza, snacks included; drop in.
Fun for Little Ones — Tuesdays, Aug. 12 and 19, 10 a.m. Mrs. Fritsch offers stories, songs and movement for babies and toddlers up to age 2 in this themed drop-in program; siblings welcome, too.
Creative Kids — Tuesdays, Aug. 12 and 19, 1 p.m. Youth 1-12 years old and their caregivers welcome to explore many mediums, tricks and techniques to create one-of-a-kind art in this drop-in program.
Teen Boost! — Tuesday, Aug. 12, 4 p.m. Two hour free session for teens 13-19, this week, “Flip Flop Revival.” Teens need to bring their own flip flops; worn out or boring is perfect for this workshop; drop in.
knit! — Tuesdays, Aug. 12 and 19, 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.
Creature Teachers — Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1:30 p.m. Naturalist Richard Roth talks about animals on Earth; seating limited, free tickets available at 1 p.m.
Kids in the Kitchen — Wednesday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m. The trip around the world with food continues for kids 3-12 as they practice basic cooking skills. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for mess. Registration is limited and required.
Family Fun Friday — Friday, Aug. 15, 1 p.m. Board game extravaganza. Kids 1-12 years and caregivers drop-in and explore Plumb’s board games with Miss Maura.
Work OUT: Kickboxing & Yoga — Friday, Aug. 15, 1:30 p.m. Guest fitness instructor Michelle Collings gets teens (13-19) moving in this free one hour workout at the Shelton Riverwalk (weather permitting) be sure to bring a towel and water bottle.
Repeat Reads — Friday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m. Adults of all ages re-read (or read for the first time) classics from earlier years. This month’s titles are Judy Blume’s Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great and Beverly Cleary’s Ramona Quimby, age 8. Copies of the books are available, new members welcome.