Events at Plumb: Activities for teens, LEGOs, painting and more

Here's what is going on this week at Plumb Memorial Library. For more information, click here.

Afternoon Knitters — Wednesdays, Sept. 4 and 11, 1 p.m. Local knitters, new members welcome; meets in main floor reading room for the summer.

AlphaBits — Thursdays, Sept. 5 and 12, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Stay & Play — Fridays, Sept. 6 and 13, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend.

Teen Volunteer Orientation — Saturday, Sept 7, 10 a.m. Teens 12-19 interested in school credit for volunteering at the library need to attend with a parent. Call Margaret  at 203-924-9461 for more information. Participation in the orientation is mandatory.

Teen Book Club — Saturday Sept. 7, 12:30 p.m. Teens 12-19 drop in for discussion over a quick lunch. No registration, pick up a copy of the book in the teen room.

Teen Boost — Saturday Sept. 7, 1:45 p.m. Teens 12-19 drop in for cooking, crafts and more. Call 203-924-9461 for details, or just drop in and be surprised.

Library Lego Club — Saturday, Sept. 7, 2 p.m. Kids 3-12, free, drop-in and create original constructions using LEGOs/ Duplos provided by the library, each month has  a different challenge. Each child’s creation goes on display until the next club meeting; library Legos/ Duplos do not go home and no personal Legos/Duplos.

Teen Movie Critics — Saturday, Sept. 7, 3 p.m., ages 12-19 drop in to watch and critique movies of all ages and genres. A small dinner is provided with discussion over the meal. If a movie has a rating of “R” permission slips will be mandatory.

Budding Bookworms — Mondays, Sept. 9 and 16, 10:30 a.m. A themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers.

SW CAPA — Monday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m. Regional chapter of state authors and publishers association, offers speakers and support; new members welcome.

Reading Detectives — Monday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m., children in grades K-4 join school librarian Miss Kathi sharing the educational weekly themes for story and discussion, plus make-and-take projects to reinforce reading skills taught and tested for in school every day: Sequencing, predicting, contrast and comparison, character traits, setting, inference, personal connections. Drop in, no registration, sign up at desk for reminder email notices.

Fun for Little Ones — Tuesdays, Sept. 10 and 17, 10 a.m. Mrs. Fritsch offers stories, songs and movement for babies and toddlers up to age 2 in this engaging and entertaining drop-in program; siblings welcome.

Plumb Picassos — Tuesdays, Sept. 10 and 17, 2 p.m. A drop in art based story time explores art through picture books and then kids create original pieces, Freezer Dance and play “Miss Maura Says.”

Book Sale Committee — Tuesday, Sept.10, 5:30 p.m. Friends of the Shelton Libraries plan for upcoming October Book Sale; new members welcome

knit! — Tuesdays, Sept. 10 and 17, 6 p.m. Knitters meet to share and support.

Shelton School Readiness Council — Thursday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m. Quarterly meeting of local council supporting preschoolers and their families; new community members welcome.

Valley 2-D Art — Thursday, Sept. 12, 5 p.m. Local artists looking for elbow room and kindred spirits use open work space for two dimensional media (pen, pencil, paint) and crafts; new members welcome.

On display — glass and ceramic pole insulator collection from Max Dymerski, 9, a student at Elizabeth Shelton School; fly fishing antiques and collectibles from a Shelton native and fishing enthusiast; American pottery: Roseville, McCoy — real thing or lookalikes?

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.

Both libraries are now open on Saturdays for the year.