Events at Plumb: Holiday happenings, author visit, more

Afternoon Knitters — Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. Local knitters, new members welcome; meets in main floor reading room for the summer.

Author Visit Planning — Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m. Interested volunteers are encouraged to join in planning for the visit of author Steve Berry, hosted by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries. This  novelist will kick off publication of his newest book with a visit to Shelton on May 20; tickets on sale soon.

AlphaBits — Thursdays, Dec. 19 and 26, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Winter Wonderland — Thursday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m. Kids 5-12 make crafts, hear stories and eat snacks; register.

Stay & Play — Fridays, Dec. 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend.

Teens Booked for Lunch — Saturday, Dec. 28, 12:30 p.m. Teens 13-19 drop in for a discussion over a quick lunch. No registration, pick up a copy in the teen room.

Teen Boost — Saturday, Dec. 28, 1:45 p.m. Teens 13-19 drop in for cooking, crafts and more.

Holiday Basket Walk — Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friends of the Shelton Libraries provide a selection of gift baskets in this fundraiser. Rescheduled from original Dec. 14 date. Tickets on sale at both libraries; join the Friends and get a bonus. Drawing will be held at 4 p.m., winner does not have to be present.

Teen Movie Critics — Saturday, Dec. 28, 3 p.m. Teens 13-19 drop in to watch and critique movies, all ages and genres; a light dinner aids discussion.

Budding Bookworms — Mondays, Dec. 23 and 30, 10:30 a.m. A themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers.

1000 Books Before K — Information and supplies all provided at sign-up. To encourage families to read together, with the help of the Shelton School Readiness Council and Friends of the Shelton Libraries the Plumb Library is offering support for tracking all 1,000 books plus rewards and prizes along the way. Funding from the Valley Community Foundation and the Valley United Way supports this new adventure.

On display — Roseville, McCoy — pottery, 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 the branch library, 203- 926-0111). A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.

Both libraries close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, and will reopen on Thursday, Dec. 26, for regular hours. They will also close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and reopen for regular hours Thursday, Jan. 2.