Library notes

Following are programs and activities taking place at Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch Libraries. Most require advance registration. Plumb is at 65 Wooster Street.  Call 924-9461 to register for children’s programs and 924-1580 for adult programs. Huntington Branch is in the Community Center, 41 Church St. Call 926-0111 to register for programs. Activities are listed under “current events” on the library’s website,.

Huntington Branch Library

Spanish with Sandra - Thursday, Feb. 25, 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.

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the- Pooh - Friday, Feb. 26, 4:30 p.m. Children, ages 4-8, are encouraged to bring along their favorite toy bear and listen to Sally M. Walker's picture book about the real bear who became the inspiration for Roo and Tigger's buddy; register now

Show-and-Tell Stories- Friday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages listen to Miss Marissa read stories, then enjoy a craft or a game! Be sure to bring along an item to show-and-tell.

Leap Day Bean-Bag Frogs & Friends - Monday, Feb. 29, 4:30 p.m. Leap Day only comes once every four years! Celebrate using simple craft materials to create a fantastic bean-bag frog - or design your own bean-bag friend! Drop in; materials distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans - Tuesday, March 1, 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 - Wednesday, March 2, 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.

As I See It - Wednesday, March 9, 1 p.m. Join the Friends of the Shelton Libraries as we watch an Oscar nominated film followed by discussion and dessert, for interested adults.

Plumb Memorial Library

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,  Feb. 25, 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, Feb. 25, 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 - Friday, Feb. 26, 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.

Teen After Hours –Friday, Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. Teens 13 and older gather for snacks, games, dvds and chat, free – drop in and bring a friend.

Repeat Reads - Friday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m. Adults re-read (or read for the first time) classic favorites from youth, this month Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Even if you have seen the film, try the book version. Come debate the merits and values, share tea and snacks, drop in for a reader’s Happy Hour.

Word Wizards - Saturday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m. Families with kids 1-5 enjoy a drop in program featuring a story, craft and dance, especially geared for those who cannot attend weekday programs.

Lego Challenge: Alien - Saturday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m. Back by popular demand! Kids of all ages are challenged to create an alien! 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 Feb. Challenge meeting.

Budding Bookworms – Monday, Feb. 29, 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, March 1, 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, March 1, 1:30 p.m. Brand New!! Pre-school fun for ages 0-5. Stomp your feet! Clap your hands!  And get ready to boogie!  Drop in for an interactive musical adventure with Miss Maura and explore stories, instruments, songs and parachute fun!

knit! – Tuesday, March 1, 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 with Google Cardboard - Wednesday, March 2, 2 pm. Kids in Grades 5 - 8 only,  assemble the headsets, decorate them, and download games that will work with the headsets. Only 10 spaces available; registration is required. Free workshop but kids each must bring their own device.

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 please 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.