Get creative and get reading at the libraries
Here's what's happening at the Shelton libraries:
Huntington Branch Library
41 Church Street, 203-926-0111
Stories with Danielle
Thursdays, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, 11 a.m. Guest reader reads to 3 and 4 year-olds with a brief drop-in story session.
Storytime Friday, Aug. 28, 10:30 a.m. Kids listen to stories, sing songs, and participate in a game or experiment. Children are encouraged to bring along an object for show-and-tell. All ages welcome.
Monday, Aug. 31, 4 p.m. Kids ages 3-10 drop in and start the week with assorted challenges including crafts, snacks, games or experiments. No registration is required — the program repeats every 15 minutes. Materials are distributed on a first-come, first- served basis. All projects must be completed in the library and kids bring their finished products home.
Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans
Tuesdays, Sept. 1 and 8, 11 a.m. Babies and toddlers (up to age 3) join Miss Marissa for scarves, maracas, stories and bubbles. No registration required.
Wednesdays, Sept. 2 and 9, 11 a.m. Preschool kids march, dance and play musical instruments with songs and action poems included. For caregivers and kids ages 2-and-a-half to 4 years. Waitlist available.
Wednesdays, Sept. 2 and 9, 2:30 p.m. Sing while playing with the library’s giant colorful parachute.
Friday, Sept. 4, 10:30 a.m. Grandparents and their favorite kids listen to stories and take part in an activity together during this drop-in, all-ages event
Book discussion Friday, Sept. 4, 1 p.m., The Paris Wife by Paula McClain, discussed over light refreshments, features Ernest Hemingway and his wife; books are available at the branch.
Shelton Reading Circle
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m. This book discussion group, sponsored by the Shelton Historical Society, was founded in 1894 and met in members’ homes to read novels aloud while doing charity work for community causes. Ellen Kolesk, facilitator, has information on titles and can be reached at 203-925-1803.
As I See It
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. Friends of the Shelton Libraries offer a film viewing and discussion over desserts.
Plumb Memorial Library
65 Wooster Street, 203-924-9461
Thursdays, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, 10:30 a.m. Kids 3-12 drop-in for this interactive Story Time: we Hokey Pokey, share a story, engage in Hands-on Centers, Freezer Dance and My Energy.
Life is Art
Thursdays, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, 6 p.m. Kids 10 and older explore upcycled materials to create personal art statements. Come see what it is all about when 15 tweens get busy; registration required.
Friday, Aug. 28, 10:30 a.m. Kids ages 1-12 show their best dance moves through this interactive dance video game.
Friday, Aug. 28, 6 p.m. Adults re-read (or read for the first time) classic favorites from youth, this month The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Come debate the merits and values, share tea and snacks, drop in for a reader’s Happy Hour.
Monday, Aug. 31, 1:30 p.m. Kids 3-12 unravel the mysteries of science and unleash their inner mad scientist with hands-on experiments; drop in.
Tuesdays, Sept. 1 and 8, 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.
Stay & Play
Fridays, Sept. 4 and 11, 10:30 a.m. Open play date for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided.
Fun for Little Ones
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. Children ages 1-5 are invited to drop in and join Mrs. Fritsch for stories, songs, activities and a special theme related craft
Book sale meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m. With the Friends of the Shelton Libraries Fall Book Sale a month away, plans focus on details and scheduling; new members actively sought, training and mentoring a given for new or returning willing hands.
Color photos of Shelton and the valley by RABJAB IMAGES. See if you recognize familiar places in these striking seasonal studies by the photographic team of Robin Ann and Joseph Anthony Bologna, their photos capture images taken outside the usual tourist areas.
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.