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Huntington Branch Library

Spanish with Sandra – Thursday, April 7, 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. Registration is required for this final session.

Show-and-Tell Stories - Friday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages listen to Miss Marissa read stories,  then, enjoy a craft or a game- bring along a show-and-tell item to share about!

Little LEGO® Builders - Monday, April 11 , 2 p.m. Children, ages 1 - 4, build with the library's giant

LEGO® bricks and LEGO® Duplo bricks, choose to free play or accept this month's challenge: can you

Jedi Training Course - Monday, April 11, 5:30 p.m. Children, ages 3-9, practice Jedi Side Kicks,

Lightsaber Slashes, and more during this fitness activity; register now to prepare to be Star Wars Jedi!

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans - Tuesday, April 12, 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,

Jedi Slime - Tuesday, April 12, 3 p.m. Young scientists, ages 4-11, make magnetic slime that move with no hands - just use the force, register now.

Toddler Movement - Wednesday, April 13, 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 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.

Plumb Memorial Library


Library Closing – Thursday, April 7, noon to 2 p.m. Both libraries are closed for the annual Library Board Appreciation Luncheon then re-open for regular schedules at 2 p.m.

Life is Art - Thursday, April 7, 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).

Passport to CT Libraries –Friday, April 8, 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 8, 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.

Library/Home School Network  - Friday, April 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

Word Wizards - Saturday, April 9, 10:30a.m. Families with kids 1-5 enjoy a drop in program featuring a story, craft and dance, especially geared for those who cannot attend weekday programs.

Lego Challenge with a TWIST- Saturday, April 9, 1 p.m. Kids of all ages are challenged to draw a card and then see how fast they can create the project shown. Drop in with your imagination, we provide the Legos and Duplos for this free program. All creations are on display for the next month until the May

Palace of Sweets - Saturday, April 9, 2 p.m. Sal Coppola, Derby resident and author of the reminiscence based novel Palace of Sweets returns for a discussion of his book. Sal shared the story of his story in February and agreed to return after folks had time to read the book. Now he will respond to questions raised in his fictional tale centering on the popular valley ice cream parlor Vonetes, linked with local historical events from the 50s and 60s in Derby and Shelton. Drop in, refreshments, free.

Budding Bookworms – Monday, April 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!

MS Support - Monday, April 11, 2 p.m. Regional self-led group discusses topics of interest and shares information, new members welcome; meets in ground floor handicapped accessible meeting room off SW CAPA - Monday, April 11, 6:30 p.m. South West chapter of CT Authors and Publishers Association offers speakers and support, new members welcome.

Fun for Little Ones  - Tuesday, April 12, 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.

Star Wars Origami - Tuesday, April 12, 11 a.m. Calling all Star Wars fans! Drop in and learn how to create several favorite Star Wars characters from a sheet of paper; all ages fun.

FOTSL Book Sale Meeting – Tuesday, April 12, 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested in helping with the May Book Sale is welcome to discover more by stopping in and joining the discussion, new members

knit! – Tuesday, April 12, 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.

Magic Show- Wednesday, April 13, 3 p.m. Chris Lengyel drops by and surprises all ages with his magic tricks, stop in with a friend.

Dying to Meet You - Wednesday, April 13, 6 p.m. The Shelton Family Read kicks off with events in this series funded by the Weller Foundation. Pick up your family’s free copy of the middle grade book by Kate Klise, Dying to Meet You: 43 Old Cemetery Road and read together so you are all ready for this book discussion. Then the fun continues with book based activities, for kids in elementary school and AlphaBits  – Thursdays,  April 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.

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!

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! Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries, providing the snacks. Everyone needs to step back and take a break – here is some ready-made fun. On Display –symbols of the season from the collections of Shelton resident Renate Sigrist. Eggs - beaded, painted, enameled, decoupaged, fabric-covered, Pysanky decorated and of papier mache - are

displayed amid stuffed chickens and wooden rabbits. The memorabilia from Portugal, Sweden,

Germany, China, Poland, Argentina and the Ukraine salute Easter traditions around the world.

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.