Library notes

Huntington Branch Library

Stories with Danielle - Thursday, Dec. 8 and 15, 11 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children, ages 3 to 4, with this drop-in storybook session.

Spanish with Sandra - Thursday, Dec. 8 and 15, 4:30 p.m. Children, ages 3-6, and their caregivers learn Spanish through songs, games, stories, and other fun activities; register for the month.

Show-and-Tell Stories - Fridays, Dec. 9 and 16, 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.

Gingerbread Men Decorating Contest - Monday, Dec. 12, 4:30 p.m. Get into the spirit of the season! Tweens in grades 5-8 can decorate gingerbread cookies and then vote for their favorite; the winner will receive a hot cocoa prize! Register now.

Hot Cocoa Party - Monday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. Teens in grades 9-12 visit our hot cocoa bar featuring an assortment of flavors and festive toppings. Snack on cookies, then, let out your inner child and build a mini snowman with magic snow! Register now.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans - Tuesday, December 13, 10:30 a.m.& 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!

Creative Juices - Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m. Need a mental break from your job, time away from your kids (or spouse), or just want to get out of the house? Drop into this new adult program series featuring activities to relax, amaze, stimulate and entertain. For one hour leave your problems outside and bring an open mind.

Toddler Movement - Wednesday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m. Miss Robin returns with this fun, active 30 minute musical program for children ages 2 1/2 - 4 and caregivers; register now, sessions run for the entire month.

Carols & Candy Canes - Saturday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. Children of all ages and their families are invited to a Christmas sing-along; register now.

Read-Together Club - Saturday, Dec. 17, 1:30 p.m. This month, children, ages 5-8, and their caregivers borrow a copy of The Story of Holly & Ivy by Rumer Godden. Read together at home this story about Christmas wishes; then come to our meeting for an activity including both kids and adults! Register now.

Plumb Memorial Library

Gingerbread Man - Thursday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. Kids locate our hidden Gingerbread Man at Plumb

Memorial Library then each child writes down his location to enter our contest. Note, each week in December our Gingerbread Man’s location will change. One correct answer will be selected per week to win a special prize; all aged children are welcome to participate!

AlphaBits - Thursdays, Dec. 8, and 15 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them Kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Life is Art - Thursday, Dec. 8, 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, Dec. 9 and 16, 10:30 a.m. Kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers share an open play time with library’s age appropriate toys, adults can chat over snacks; drop in and bring a friend.

Dicken’s Christmas Carol - Saturday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m. Celebrate the season with the Valley Shakespeare Festival players as they return to present the beloved Dicken’s story. Donations welcome.

Budding Bookworms – Mondays, Dec. 12 and 19, 10:30 a.m. Monday story time for Pre-schools kids and caregivers is back! 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, Dec. 12, 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. This month a Holiday Party pot luck.

SW CAPA - Monday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. South West chapter of CT Authors and Publishers Association offers speakers and support, new members welcome.

Fun for Little Ones - Tuesdays, Dec. 13 and 20, 10:30 a.m. Drop in with Mrs. Fritsch for Pre- School stories, songs and a special theme-related craft. Siblings always welcome.

Knit! – Tuesdays, Dec. 13 and 20, 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.

SCABGCA - Thursday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m. Regional chapter of the state antique bottle and glass collectors association meets, new members welcome.

Repeat Reads- Friday, Dec. 16, 6 p.m. Adults re-read (or read for the first time) classic favorites from youth, this month Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt. Come debate the merits and values, share tea and snacks, drop in for a reader’s Happy Hour.

Movies & Popcorn – Saturday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m. The Secret Life of Pets, all ages welcome, please bring your own drinks (no alcohol allowed). We will provide movie and FREE hot popcorn! Drop in.

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.