Huntington Branch Library Spanish with Sandra - Thursdays, Jan.7 and 14, 4:30 (ages 3-5) and 5 p.m. (ages 6-8) Children and their caregivers learn Spanish through interactive songs, games, stories and other activities. Register now for the Winter session (Jan. 7 through Feb. 25). First Friday Book Discussion – Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, 1 p.m. Self-led book discussion, for January Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad about My Neck: and Other Thoughts about Being a Woman. Books are available at the Huntington Branch Library, new member welcome. Fun with Fruits & Veggies - Friday, Jan. 8, 10:30 a.m. Shop Rite Dietitian Jenna Hourani reads a story and then leads a taste test of healthy food! Register now. [Snow date: Friday, Jan. 15, 10:30 a.m.] Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days- Friday, Jan. 8, 4:30 p.m. While visiting the library, a book falls on Milo’s head. That book promises to transform Milo into a perfect person in three days. Will it work for him? Will it work for you? Borrow a copy from the library and read the book, then join us to discuss the results; register and pick up a copy now. Party with Your Shadow!- Monday, Jan. 11 , 5 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to a party in the (mostly) dark: listen to a story by flashlight, use hands to create shadow puppets, and work together to trace shadows; register now. Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans - Tuesdays, Jan.12 and 19, 11 a.m. Snuggly wee ones and energetic toddlers (infants to age 3) are invited to join Miss Marissa for scarves, maracas, stories, and bubbles! Toddler Movement - Wednesdays, Jan. 13 and 20, 11 a.m. Miss Robin provides a fun, active musical program for children ages 21/2 -4 and caregivers; register, sessions run for an entire month. Plumb Memorial Library AlphaBits – Thursdays, Jan.7 and 14, 10:30 a.m. Pre-school kids drop-in for this interactive Story Time: we Hokey Pokey, share a story, engage in Hands-on Centers, Freezer Dance and My Energy. Library/Home School Network - Friday, Jan. 8, 2 p.m. Homeschooling or thinking of homeschooling your child(ren)? Meet other families at this open-session, children are welcome and light refreshments are served. Stay & Play - Jan. 8 and 15, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers, suitable for babies and young children; drop in and bring a snack, tea and juice provided. Palace of Sweets - Saturday, Jan. 9, 2 p.m. Stir up a fictional love tale with sweet local memories and the Vietnam War and the result is Sal Coppola’s novel Palace of Sweets. Featuring the popular and very real Vonetes Restaurant on Main Streets in Ansonia and Derby, Coppola’s book takes place in Derby and Shelton between 1967 and 1990. It chronicles actual events that occurred in The Valley: the tragic Sponge Rubber explosion in Shelton, JFK's visit to Derby in 1960, the failed takeover of Derby Savings Bank and the fatal River Restaurant explosion. Author Salvatore Coppola will talk about his book and how he came to write it. Refreshments will be served at this free guest author event. For more details use this link to the book. http://www.amazon.com/The-Palace-Sweets-Salvatore-Coppola/dp/1505461367. Budding Bookworms – Monday, Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m. Drop-in with Miss Maura for a themed story and craft, then Freezer Dance and Do Re Mi, a great way to begin your week! Fun for Little Ones - Tuesdays, Jan. 12 and 19, 10 a.m. Children ages 1-5 are invited to join Mrs. Fritsch for stories, songs, activities and a special theme related craft, siblings always welcome; drop in. Knit! – Tuesdays, Jan. 12 and 19, 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. Teen Volunteer Orientation - Saturday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. Teens who need community service hours - stop in anytime to complete an application and attend this orientation; no registration required. Parents: expect to attend this workshop with teens. Volunteers must be 12-19 years old, and may not be completing these hours for court or disciplinary board assignments. Please call 203-924-9461 and talk to Adam or Ronda for more information. Color Craze - Saturday, Jan. 16, 1 p.m. Catch the coloring craze and share an hour each third Saturday through the winter. Adults indulge with the enticing pages provided by the library - as long as they share the crayons, pencils and markers! Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries, providing the pizza and snacks. Everyone needs to step back and take a break – here is some ready-made fun. 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.