Library notes

Huntington Branch Library

Stories with Danielle
- Thursdays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 11 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children, ages 3 to 4, with this drop-in storybook session.

Flower Girl & Ring Bearer Olympics - Friday, Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m. A special session of Show-and-Tell Stories, bride-to-be Miss Marissa will read wedding stories and then lead children of all ages in flower girl and ring bearer games!

Creative Juices - Tuesday, Oct.4, 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 in to our 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, Oct. 5, 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.

First Friday Book Discussion - Friday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m. Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, a novel set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights tensions and political turmoil transforming the South, is up for discussion over refreshments. The November reading selection is Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy. Books are available at the Huntington Branch Library.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans –Tuesday, Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.  Snuggly wee ones and energetic toddlers (infants to age 3) are invited to join Miss Marissa at one of the two sessions for scarves, maracas, stories, and bubbles!

As I See It - Wednesday, Oct.12, 1 p.m. Friends of the Shelton Libraries offer a film viewing and discussion over desserts; new members and opinions welcome.

Plumb Memorial Library

AlphaBits  - Thursdays,  Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them Kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Life is Art - Thursdays, Sept 29 and Oct. 6, 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, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, 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.

So You Want to Be a Potterhead? – Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. Tweens in grades 5-8 are invited to a Harry Potter fan session with Mr. Ryan. Talk about chapters the books, then indulge in wizardly crafts and conversation.  Borrow a copy or use your own, bring a friend to this drop in program. Get magical!

Murder at the Plumb Rehearsals – Saturdays in October, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 and Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Seeking teens and adults to perform in this fall's play, Minds, Murder and Magic. All rehearsals are at Plumb Memorial Library; contact Plumb Librarian Adam Cleri 203- 924-9461 for more information.

Olde Ripton Garden Club- Monday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. Local gardeners and plantsmen meet to share speakers, information and support; new members welcome.

Budding Bookworms – Monday, Oct.3, 10:30 a.m. Monday storytime 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.

Fun for Little Ones - Tuesdays, Oct. 4 and 11, 10 a.m. Children ages 1-5 join Mrs. Fritsch for stories, songs, activities and a special theme related craft, siblings always welcome; drop in.

Knit! – Tuesdays, Oct. 4 and 11, 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.

Library/Homeschool Network – Friday, Oct. 7, 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.

Ahoy! It’s Pirate Day - Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. Kids in K through Grade 3 join us for a pirate story and crafts, then hunt for pirate booty and engage in a sea ship battle; register now.

FOTSL Annual Meeting - Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m. Hear about the Friends accomplishments and their coming plans, celebrate the energy and hard work of the members of the Friends of the Shelton Libraries. New Friends welcome, come and join, bring a friend.

Fall Book Sale – coming soon. Mark calendars for the Friends of the Shelton Libraries Fall Sale Oct. 13-16, more details to follow.

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.