Library Lines: Kids', adult programs highlight week
The following programs and activities are taking place at Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch Libraries. Most require advance registration. Plumb is located at 65 Wooster Street and can be reached at 203-924-1580. Huntington Branch is located in the Community Center, 41 Church St and can be reached at 203-926-011. Visit sheltonlibrarysystem.org and click “Events Calendar & Registration” to register online.
Please note: Friends of the Shelton Library System are no longer accepting book donations at this time. The F.O.T.S.L.S. will make an announcement at a later date as to when they will resume taking donations. There will not be a book sale this October due to renovations to the meeting room at Plumb
Please Note: Due to the large number of teens who are currently volunteering at Plumb, the library has no volunteer hours available until the end of the year. Check back in the new year to see about volunteer opportunities.
Holiday Closing: Both Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch Libraries will be closed early on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. and closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving. Patrons can access online services, such as accounts to renew materials or place holds, access databases and search the catalog. Both book drops at both libraries will remain open to return materials. Both libraries will reopen for normal business hours on Saturday, Nov. 24.
Huntington Branch Library
Danielle's All Ages Storytime! — Thursdays, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children of all ages with this drop-in storybook session.
First Spanish with Sandra — Fridays, Nov. 30, 10:30 a.m. Children, babies to age 4, and their caregivers learn Spanish through songs, games, stories and other fun activities. Note new day and time. Please register.
Toddler Movement — Wednesdays, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. Miss Robin provides a fun, active musical program for children ages 2 ½ to 4 and caregivers. Please register; sessions run for an entire month
Spanish with Sandra — Tuesdays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m. Children ages 4 to 8 and caregivers learn Spanish through songs, games, stories and other fun activities. Register for the entire month.
Talking in Spanish – Tuesdays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 5 p.m. Tweens and teens engage in Spanish conversation and interactive activities. Register for the entire month.
Plumb Memorial Library
Tai Chi: Thursday Sessions — Thursdays, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, 9 a.m., Each class will begin and end with a series of warm up and cool down exercises. There is no prerequisite to participate, no equipment is necessary and participants may do this seated if they feel more comfortable. Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Call 203-924-1580, or visit sheltonlibrarysystem.org to sign up. Note: Tai Chi location meets in the historic Reading Room.
Alphabits — Thursdays, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m. A drop-in story time geared toward kids 0 to 5 years old and their caregivers. Join Miss Maura for a skill-based program story plus hands-on centers, baby space and music fun.
Life is Art — Thursdays, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, 6 p.m. Ages 10 and older. Join Miss Ronda for fun and different creative projects each week. Learn new techniques and express your inner artist.
Tai Chi: Friday Sessions — Fridays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 9 a.m. Plumb Memorial Library has added more dates for Friday Tai Chi workshops for adults. Each class will begin and end with a series of warm up and cool down exercises. There is no prerequisite to participate, no equipment is necessary and participants may do this seated if they feel more comfortable. Registration is required; call 203-924-1580 or visit sheltonlibrarysystem.org to register. Note: Tai Chi location meets in the historic Reading Room.
Fun for Little Ones — Tuesdays, Nov. 20 and Nov. 27, 10:30 a.m. A drop-in story time geared toward kids 0 to 5 years old and their caregivers. Join Mrs. Fritsch for stories, songs, activities and a special theme related craft, siblings always welcome.
Knit! — Tuesdays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 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. Group meets in the Reading Room.
Bookworms Story Time — Mondays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Maura for a themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1 to 5 years old and their caregivers. No program on Monday, Dec. 3.
Books @ Noon — Monday, Nov. 26, at noon. This book discussion group for adults meets on fourth Mondays every month at noon. This month’s selection is House of Spirits by Isabel Allende. Bring along lunch and the library will offer beverage and dessert, new members welcome. Due to renovations at Plumb, this book club will be meeting at the Shelton Community Center, Art Room #2.
Fun for Little Ones — Tuesdays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 10:30 a.m. A drop-in story time geared toward kids 0 to 5 years old and their caregivers. Join Mrs. Fritsch for stories, songs, activities and a special theme related craft, siblings always welcome.
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 Huntington Branch Library, 203-926-0111. A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.