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Huntington Branch Library


Spanish with Sandra - Thursdays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 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).

Snowflake Stomp - Friday, Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m. Celebrate winter: a snow-themed story and snowy songs, then play a snowflake game and make art inspired by the fluffy white stuff!

Valentine's Day Love Lab - Monday, Feb. 1, 4:45 p.m. Children of all ages use conversation hearts to test chemical reactions in this science experiment approved by Cupid; register now.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans - Tuesdays, Feb. 2 and 9, 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, Feb. 3 and 10, 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.

Show-and-Tell Stories - Friday, Feb. 5, 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages listen to Miss Marissa read stories then enjoy a craft or a game! Participants are encouraged to bring along a show-and-tell item.

First Friday Book Discussion - Friday, Feb. 5, 1 p.m. No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor

Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin, a Pulitzer Prize winner will be discussed over light refreshments. The March selection is Kristin Hannah’s Winter Garden; books are available at the Huntington Branch Library.

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story - Friday, Feb. 5, 4:30 p.m. Celebrate the international initiative “Take

Your Child to the Library Day” - and enjoy a hilarious read-aloud about what happens to a character when his reader isn't careful with his book!

Icky Sweets Cooking Contest - Monday, Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m. A contest for kids and teens to make an edible snack that tastes great but looks gross! Hardboiled egg eyeballs, gelatin worms, a Rice Krispie treat brain... use your imagination! Contestants are judges and pick their favorite disgusting-but-delicious snack. Prizes include Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes and a gelatin mold shaped like a human heart! Provide at least twelve servings along with an ingredients list. For the safety of those with food allergies, entries must be nut-free; register now.

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Helping Hands - the new collection of resources for teens, parents and concerned adults on child and teen mental health. Books and brochures include answers to questions on mental health topics and contact information for area services. Created in co-operation with the Shelton Youth Service Bureau, ask for Adam in the Children's Department to learn more.

AlphaBits  – Thursdays,  Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 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, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 6 p.m. Tweens ages 10 and up create a variety of projects with upcycled materials; drop in and express your inner artist!

Stay & Play - Fridays, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, 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.

Budding Bookworms – Monday, Feb. 1 and 8, 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!

knit! – Tuesdays, Feb. 2 and 9, 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.

Fun for Little Ones  - Tuesdays, Feb. 2 and 9, 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.

Valentine Fun -  Wednesday, Feb 3, 6 p.m. Kids ages 5 & up with their caregivers join Mrs. Fritsch and Mr. Al for a special story, crafts, and light refreshments; register now.

Homeschool Network – Friday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m. Interested in Homeschooling? Meet other families who homeschool their children and share their experiences; all ages are welcome, drop in.

Take Your Child to the Library Day - Saturday, Feb. 6. Share a mobile safari with Critter Caravan at 11 a.m.; bring a bag lunch and watch Transylvania 2 at noon  and then meet Ryan San Angelo, musician, author and the creator of Spaghetti Eddie at 2:30 p.m.  Drop in for any or all events during this whole day of fun for the entire

MS Support - Monday, Feb. 8, 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 parking lot.

SW CAPA - Monday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. South West chapter of CT Authors and Publishers Association offers speakers and support, new members welcome.

Literacy Volunteers – If you can read this - you can tutor adult students who want to improve their

English skills! Potential tutors learn how to help enrich the life of a local adult. Free tutoring is offered to students in need of improving basic literacy or for English as a Second Language. Tutors are asked for a commitment of two hours per week and will receive initial training and quarterly workshops.

Training begins February 2016. To register for one of the sessions please email or call 203 924 6651 x102. If interested in tutoring but unable to attend one of the sessions contact Kathi to set up an appointment.

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.