Events at Plumb: Reader groups, retirement planning, Shakespeare and more

Growing Readers: Wordless Books — Thursday, April 24, 10:30 a.m. Special AlphaBits program focuses on selecting books for preschool children; activities for parents and children with Miss Maura. Drop in; sponsored by Shelton School Readiness Council.

Retirement Planning — Thursday, April 24, 7 p.m. Questions? Confused on the options? Information from Morgan Stanley demonstrates it is never too early to consider plans and issues impacting retiring. Free program, reserving a seat is recommended.

Stay & Play — Friday, April 25, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend.

TAB — Friday, April 25, 3 p.m. Teens advise on library activities and collections for their 13-18 year-old peers; new members welcome, snacks served.

Retro Reads — Friday, April 25, 6 p.m. This new book group considers classics from youth: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte this month. Read or re-read and share opinions and snacks, a reader’s Happy Hour; new members welcome, copies of the book available.

Happy Birthday Shakespeare — Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. While there won’t be 450 candles, there will be cake as the Valley Shakespeare Festival marks the day with festivities for kids. Book sale, snacks, crafts and more in this free drop in birthday party at Plumb.

Budding Bookworms — Mondays, April 28 and May 5, 10:30 a.m. A themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers — Freezer Dance and Do Re Mi.

Fun for Little Ones — Tuesdays, April 29 and May 6, 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.

Plumb Picassos — Tuesdays, April 29 and May 6, 2 p.m. Drop-in art based program for kids 1-5 and their caregivers that explore art through picture books and then create original pieces, Freeze Dance and play Miss Maura Says.

knit! — Tuesdays, April 29 and May 6, 6 p.m. Adult fiber fans meet to knit and crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group, stop in and bring a friend.

AlphaBits — Thursday, May 1, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Teen Saturday — Saturday, May 3: Booked for Lunch, 12:30 p.m. Teens 13-18 share book discussion over lunch, this month The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

Boost! 1:45 p.m. Teens embark on craft/cooking/DIY adventures in this drop-in hour.

Teen Movie Critics, 3 p.m. Teens screen their choice of film over light refreshments; free programs, drop in.

Tickets are on sale — Monday, May 19, New York Times best-selling author, Steve Berry visits Shelton to kick off his newest book, The Lincoln Myth. Tickets are available for in person purchase at either library (cash or check, no charge cards); the Friends website offers PayPal charge options ( Ticket price includes copy of the book; space is limited.

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