Library notes

Huntington Branch Library

Saturday Openings - The Huntington Branch Library in the Community Center is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plumb Memorial Library is closed on Saturdays through the summer until after Labor Day.

Stories with Danielle - Thursdays, July 7 and 14, 11 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children, ages 3 to 4, with this drop-in storybook session.

Throwback Thursday - Thursdays, July 7 and 14, 1:30 p.m. Kids, ages 4-8, listen to the stories and songs that their parents and grandparents loved as children! Each week, Miss Marissa reads stories from a decade between the 1940s and 1990s. Then, children listen to pop hits from that period while playing with the giant parachute!

Show-and- Tell Stories - Friday, July 8 and 15, 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages listen to Miss Marissa share stories, then, enjoy a craft or a game; be sure to bring along a show-and- tell item.

High Energy Juggling Demo - Friday, July 8, 3 p.m. Tweens and teens meet comedic juggler Jason Tardy as he demos juggling tricks and stunts, then learn how to juggle! This is a Plumb/Huntington event, taking place at the branch - meet teens from the other side of town; register now.

Sand Sculpture Photo Contest Begins - Friday, July 8. Whenever at the beach, children and teens can snap photos of their sand creations and submit them for the chance to win! The winning prize is a colorful sand art kit;. pick up contest rules entries due by August 8.

Music Video Makers- Monday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. Children, ages 6-11, sample music videos ranging from Merrie Melodies cartoons to pop hits. Then, participants work together to create their own mini music video! The video will be shared with parents at the end of session, register now.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans - Tuesday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. AND 11 a.m. Snuggly wee ones and energetic toddlers (infants to age 3) join Miss Marissa for scarves, maracas, stories, and bubbles!

Learn About Llamas - Tuesday, July 12, 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Children of all ages get up close and personal with the llamas from Rowanwood Farm; learn llama facts, listen to a llama story, and sing llama songs, two sessions - register now!

Canine Book Buddies - Wednesday, July 13, 11 a.m. Children ages 5-10 can reserve a 15-minute time slot through the morning. Kids read to ZuZu, a standard poodle certified by Therapy Dogs International;registration is required. Children may register for multiple sessions after first-time readers have had a chance to register.

As I See It - Wednesday, July 13, 1 p.m. Friends of the Shelton Libraries offer a film viewing and discussion over desserts; new members and opinions welcome.

Checking and Debit Cards- Friday, July 15, 3:30 p.m. Teens, ages 16 and up, learn the facts about checking and debit cards from Webster Bank Assistant Branch Manager Deborah O’Brien parents welcome, register now.

Read-Together Club - Saturday, July 16, 1:30 p.m. Children 5-8, and their caregivers can borrow a copy of Betty G. Birney’s Humphrey’s Creepy-Crawly Camping Adventure about a classroom pet hamster who goes on a camping trip in a student’s backyard! Read together at home, then come to our meeting for an activity shared by kids and adults; register now.

Plumb Memorial Library

Rubber Ducky Reading Club –Thursday, July 7 pre-schoolers and their families kick off the summer with this reading club with no meetings! Pick up your activity log for July and return it when completed for a prize; continues through the summer. Get started on 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten, too!

AlphaBits – Thursdays, July 7, 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.

Focus on Friends: Color Craze Bonus–Thursday, July 7, 6 p.m. Drop in and share some coloring sheets; we provide the pencils, crayons and markers. Round out the evening with casual conversation and refreshments plus door prizes; sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries.

Life is Art - Thursdays, July 7 and 14, 6 p.m. Tweens ages 10 and up create a variety of projects with upcycled materials; drop in and express your inner artist!

Stay and Play – Friday, July 8, 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.

Adult Summer Reading - Monday, July 11, 9 a.m. The 8 th Annual reading program for adults prize drawing – this week a gift certificate from Laurel Glen Farm at Shelton Farmers Market. Sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries and now underway at both libraries, the read and review raffles return with weekly prizes for the lucky winner at each library. Pick up some review forms now and get reading!

Olde Ripton Garden Club – Monday, July 11, 10 a.m. area gardeners and plant enthusiasts gather to share information and speakers, new members welcome.

Monday Makers – Monday, July 11, 10:30 a.m. Kids of all ages create one of a kind inventions from recycled materials, drop in and join Miss Maura to “exercise” your brain.

On Your Mark, Get Set…Read! Monday, July 11, children entering Kindergarten through Grade 6 in September register now- online or in person! Sign up and receive your first Bingo card to complete and earn Kids Cash plus tickets for raffle prizes. Kids Cash is for use by children in Plumb’s Kids Only Store and raffle prizes will be awarded in August. Once you’ve registered look for special email invitations to members-only activity programs!

Special Events – Monday July 11. Children registered for the Kids Summer Reading Club get special email invitations to events planned just for them. Look for yoga for 9-12 year olds this week. Register now – in person or online to reserve a space in some of these extra special health and exercise programs with limited seating.

MS Support - Monday July 11, 2 p.m. Self led support group for Multiple Sclerosis, meets in

handicapped accessible ground floor meeting room, new members welcome. SW CAPA - Monday July 11, 6 p.m. Regional authors and publishers group shares information and speakers, new members welcome.

Wacky Sports- Tuesday, July 12, 1 p.m. All ages fun with pool noodles, marbles and straws – drop in for this funny take on sports with Miss Maura – no athletic ability required!

Teen Volunteer Orientation – Tuesday, July 12, 3 p.m. Teens who need community service hours - stop in anytime to complete an application and attend this orientation; no registration required. Orientation is required before volunteer time is scheduled, the two hours of orientation count towards your total.

Remember summer hours count for 2017 school year. Volunteers must be 12-19 years old, and may not be completing these hours for court or disciplinary board assignments. Please call 203-924- 9461 and talk to Adam or Ronda for more information.

knit! – Tuesday, July 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 By George! - Wednesday, July 13, 6 p.m. Kids of all ages, come be amazed by the wonders of magic; free tickets available 30 minutes before the doors open.

VFit Wellness – Thursday, July 14, 2:30 p.m. Join Michelle Collings of VFit Wellness Studio for fun and games to keep kids 5-12 fit and healthy; drop in and bring a friend

Teen Time – Thursday, July 14, 2:30 p.m. Crafts, games and entertaining times for teens 13-18; drop in and bring a friend.

Focus on Friends: Shelton Trails–Thursday, July 14, 6 p.m. Drop in as Theresa Gallagher shares information and tips about Shelton’s Trails and the city’s conservation efforts. Round out the evening with casual conversation and refreshments plus door prizes; sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries.

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.