Library notes

Huntington Branch Library


Stories with Danielle - Thursdays, May 19 and 26, 11 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children, ages 3 to 4, with this drop-in storybook session.

Show-and-Tell Stories - Friday, May 20 and 27, 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.

Cozy Mystery Chat -  Friday,  May 20, 1 p.m. Readers of cozy, humorous, and tasty mysteries, led by our very own Mabel, talk about favorite authors and get some leads on new ones; you’ll even detect refreshments lurking around!

Become a Summer Intern - Friday, May 20, 4:15 p.m. Teens, ages 13-18, get a behind-the-scenes peek at how the library transforms from a quiet school-year study space to an energy-filled summer hotspot!

Teens attending this training session learn how to fulfill next year’s Shelton High community service requirement while making this summer brighter; register now.

Mother/Daughter Tea Party - Saturday, May 21, 10:30 a.m. Girls and the special women in their lives listen to Miss Marissa and her mom read a story; then time for a craft plus iced tea and snacks! Dress in fancy clothes and bring along a tea cup, be sure to register.

Read-Together Club - Saturday, May 21, 1:30 p.m. Kids, ages 5-8, and their caregivers borrow a copy of Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci and read together at home. This is a story about friendship between two unusual ducks, then, come share a fun activity at our meeting; register and get your copy now.

Construct an ArtBot! - Monday, May 23, 4:45 p.m. Children, ages 7-11, make and decorate a robot created from a pool noodle!  Be sure to register.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans - Tuesday, May 24, 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!

Toddler Movement - Wednesday, May 25, 11 a.m. Miss Robin provides a fun, active musical program for children ages 2 1/2 - 4 and caregivers; sessions run for an entire month, register now.

As I See It - Wednesday, May 25, 1 p.m. Friends of the Shelton Libraries offer a film viewing and

discussion over desserts; new members and opinions welcome.

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AlphaBits  – Thursdays,  May 19 and 26, 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 - Thursdays, May 19 and 26, 6 p.m. Tweens ages 10 and up create a variety of projects with upcycled materials; drop in and express your inner artist!

FOTSL Book Sale: First Look - Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m. Friends of the Shelton Libraries Spring

Book Sale kicks off with preview night, $5 admission per person (children under 12 years free), full prices prevail, great selection including collectibles.

Friends’ Book Sale - Friday, May 20, 10 a.m. Sale continues all day to 6 p.m., free admission, full price items, great selection, sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries.

Half Price Book Sale- Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.  Half price for everything today; come early and stay, bring a friend!

TAB - Saturday, May 21, 12 p.m. Teen Advisory Board meets to develop and design programs, collection and activities for kids 13-18; snacks improve the discussions, free, new members welcome to drop in.

Color Craze - Saturday, May 21, 1 p.m. Adults indulge with the enticing pages provided by the library - as long as they share the crayons, pencils and markers! Step back and take a break – here is some ready-made fun; this month meet on the Main Floor.

Lego Challenge - Saturday, May 21, 1 p.m. Kids of all ages are challenged to build a race car then try it out on our ramp. 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 Challenge meeting.

Teen Time - Saturday, May 21, 1 p.m. Teens 13-19 share board or card games, crafts or snacks with a movie; free, drop in events.

Bag of Books Sale Day - Sunday, May 22, 12 p.m. Buy a bag of books, $5 each; all media items are priced to sell, however media items are NOT included in the fill-a-bag prices. All proceeds benefit collections and activities at the Shelton public libraries.

Budding Bookworms – Monday, May 23, 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!

Fun for Little Ones  - Tuesday, May 24, 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.

Book Boogie - Tuesday, May 24, 1:30 p.m. New Pre-school fun for ages 0-5. Stomp your feet! Clap your hands!  Get ready to boogie in this interactive musical adventure with Miss Maura - drop in and explore stories, instruments, songs and parachute fun!

knit! – Tuesday, May 24, 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.

Teen/Tween Book Clubs – Wednesday, May 25, 3:30 p.m.  Both book clubs meet at the same time for an hour of book discussion, followed by a social hour. This month Teens read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the Tween title is The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud; copies of both books are at the Children’s Desk.

Legislative Update – Thursday, May 26, 6 p.m. State Representatives Perillo and McGorty join State Senator Kelly for this question and answer session on state and local issues. The public is welcome to stop in, the meeting is in the ground floor meeting room and is handicapped accessible.

Stay & Play - Friday, May 27, 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.

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.