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Huntington Branch Library

Stories with Danielle - Thursday, April 14, 11 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children, ages 3 to 4, with this drop-in storybook session.

Aerobics Storytime - Friday, April 15, 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages listen to Miss Marissa read stories, then enjoy a fitness activity!

Brown Bag Book Club: Jedi Academy - Friday, April 15, 3 p.m. Children, ages 8-11, discuss Jeff Brown's Star Wars: Jedi Academy - middle-school student Roan is invited to attend a school where Yoda will be his teacher! Pick up a library copy of the book plus a paper bag with questions on the front. Bring back the bag with your answers, the bag will be filled with a snack during our discussion. Plus, attendees will be entered in a drawing for one copy of Attack of the Journal, a Star Wars: Jedi Academy journal. Register now.

Read Together Club - Saturday, April 16, 1:30 p.m. Children, ages 5-8, and their caregivers borrow a copy of Lulu & the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst. Read together at home the story of a naughty girl who runs away in search of a pet dinosaur. Then, come to our meeting for an activity that includes both kids and adults; register now.

Mac 'n' Cheese Workshop - Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. Teens, ages 12-18, learn to make mac 'n' cheese with a twist! Chef Peggyann Diaz guides teens in prepping a cheesy meal with mix-ins: meats, fruit, veggies, plus a variety of crusts. Invent a signature dish from a buffet of options! Register now for this

tasty teen opportunity.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans - Tuesday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. and again at 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 - Wednesday, April 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.

Stories with Danielle - Thursday, April 21, 11 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children, ages 3 to 4, with this drop-in storybook session.

Show-and-Tell Stories: Earth Day! Friday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages listen to Miss Marissa and her mom read Earth Day stories; then, enjoy a delicious "dirt" snack! Be sure to bring along a show-and-tell item.

Ghost Detectives - Monday, April 25, 5:30 p.m. Learn just-for-fun tips for ghost hunting; then, use a ghost-detector app to search for ghosts in the library! Register now for this activity - part of Shelton Family Read.

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AlphaBits  – Thursdays,  April 14 and 21, 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.

Life is Art - Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m. Tweens ages 10 and up create a variety of projects with upcycled materials; drop in and express your inner artist!

Library Pen Pals - Children, ages 5-12, bring in letters to pen pals at Huntington Branch Library,  “mail” is dropped off and picked up at the library for the month of April. This activity is part of Shelton Family Read - families read Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise & M. Sarah Klise and participate in related events at both Shelton libraries all month long! Pick up your family’s free copy now, books provided with support from the Weller Foundation.

Star Wars BINGO! - Thursday, April 14, 1 p.m. Test your knowledge of Star Wars with a game of BINGO. This drop in program challenges fans of all ages, and yes! There will be prizes.

Life is Art - Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m. Tweens ages 10 and up create a variety of projects with upcycled materials; drop in and express your inner artist!

Passport to CT Libraries –Friday, April 15, 9 a.m. Stop in and get started on your Library Passport!  To celebrate National Library Week during April, the Passport Program invites you to visit all of the 124 participating Connecticut public libraries. To enroll, visit either Plumb or Huntington Library to pick up your Library Passport. Get it stamped and receive a token gift to get you started. Then, take your Passport along as you visit other participating libraries. At each visit, you must show your library card, and then the library will stamp your passport and give you another small gift.  For more details and a full list of participating libraries, ask at either Plumb or Huntington for more information.

Stay & Play - Friday, April 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.

Color Craze - Saturday, April 16, 1 P.M. Catch the coloring craze and share an hour each third Saturday. Adults indulge with the enticing pages provided by the library - as long as they share the crayons, pencils and markers! Everyone needs to step back and take a break – here is some ready-made fun.

Budding Bookworms – Monday, April 18, 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  - Tuesday, April 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.

Book Boogie - Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m. New Pre-school fun for ages 0-5. Stomp your feet! Clap your hands!  Get ready to boogie in this interactive musical adventure with Miss Maura - drop in and explore stories, instruments, songs and parachute fun!

knit! – Tuesday, April 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.

Shelton Land Trust Annual Meeting- Wednesday, April 20, 6 p.m. Shelton’s leading conservation group meets, learn what is being protected and what plans are for the future.

Who Is It? Book Club - Wednesday, April 20, 6 p.m. Exclusively for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders - featuring the popular Who Is … Biography Series. Be prepared to discuss the book and engage in a hands-on activity based on the person of the book. Copies of this month’s book, Who Is George Lucas? are at the Children’s Desk for check-out one month prior to the book club session.

Teen After Hours - Friday, April 22, 2:30 p.m. Drop in and join us then stay after the library closes, enjoy the  movie playing while we play card and board games, snacks will be provided – of course.

Repeat Reads- Friday, April 22, 6 p.m. Adults re-read (or read for the first time) classic favorites from youth, this month Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Timeless classic or boring oldie?? Come debate the merits and values, share tea and snacks, drop in for a reader’s Happy Hour.

TAB- Saturday, April 23, 12 p.m. Teen Advisory Board meets to develop and design programs, collection and activities for kids 13-18; snacks improve the discussions, free, new members welcome to drop in.

Teen Time - Saturday, April 23, 1 p.m. Teens 13-19 share board or card games, crafts or snacks with a movie. Free, drop in events.

I.B. Grumply Cordially Invites You….- Saturday, April 23, 1:30 p.m. Shelton Family Read celebrates family reading and continues with a soiree! Party guests who have read Kate Klise’s Dying to Meet You: 43 Old Cemetery Road partake in book related games, crafts and surprises, too. Free copies of the books were provided by a grant from the Weller Foundation.

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.