Library notes

Huntington Branch Library

Danielle’s All Ages Storytime – On Thursdays, Oct. 19 & 26 at 11 a.m., join Danielle as she engages children of all ages with this drop-in storybook session.

Show-and-Tell Stories – On Fridays , Oct. 20 & 27 at 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m., Join Ms. Marissa for stories and songs! Plus, bring along a show-and- tell item. All ages are welcome at the 10:30 a.m. session. The 11 a.m. session is for ages 3 & up only and includes a bonus craft or game before the stories! The Oct. 27 session will be a Not-Too- Scary Halloween Party. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes.

Read-Together Club: Skeletons Don’t Play Tubas – On Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1:30 p.m., This month, children, ages 6-9, and their caregivers can borrow a copy of the Bailey School Kids book about a new band teacher with a passion for teaching everyone - even a skeleton - how to play band instruments! Read together at home. Then, come to our meeting for an activity that includes both kids and adults.

Branching Out: The Drunk Alpaca – On Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1:30 p.m. Do you enjoy snacks with your cold brew? Are you looking for an adult dessert? The Drunk Alpaca bakes like your Grandma, but with a twist! Owners Jessica and Stephania bake many of their products with local Connecticut beer and local produce. Please register for this outing beginning Oct. 9 (adults only) to learn more about this new store in town!

Teen Advisory Board Meeting – On Monday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m., Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join the library’s Teen Advisory Board and fulfill community service credit for school! At each monthly meeting, offer ideas for future teen events and help set up for programs for younger kids. Stay to assist with the tween event immediately following the meeting to maximize your volunteering time! Registration begins October 5 and closes

on Oct. 19.

Haunted Candy Houses – On Monday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m., Tweens in grades 5-8 can decorate creepy gingerbread houses! Registration closes on Oct. 19.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans! – On Tuesday, Oct. 24 & 31 at 10:30 a.m. & 11  a.m., Snuggly wee ones and energetic toddlers (infants to age 2) can join Ms. Marissa for a story, songs, and fun with scarves, maracas, or the parachute- plus, bubbles! On Oct. 31, session will be a Little Monsters Masquerade! Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes.

Toddler Movement – On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m., Miss Robin provides a fun, active musical program for children and their caregivers. Sessions run for an entire month.

The Naval War Of 1812 – On Saturday, Oct. 28, at 1  p.m., join Bob Begin as he presents another presentation about this war and the exploits of the USS Constitution. Of particular interest to lovers of local history will be the story of one of her Captains, Isaac Hull who was from Derby and Huntington Landing.

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Life is Art – On Thursdays, Oct. 19 & 26, at 6:30 p.m., join Miss Ronda for fun and different creative projects each week. Learn new techniques and express your inner artist!

Bookworms Storytime – On Monday, Oct. 23 & 30, at 10:30 a.m., A themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers - Freezer Dance and ever popular Do Re Mi.

Books @ Noon –On  Monday, Oct. 23 at 12  p.m., this book discussion group for adults meets on fourth Mondays every month at noon. This month’s selection is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. Group meets in handicapped accessible ground floor meeting room; bring along lunch and the library will offer beverage and dessert, new members welcome.

SCABGCA – On Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 6  p.m., regional chapter of the state antique bottle and glass collectors association meets, new members welcome.

Knit! – On Tuesdays, Oct. 24 & 31 at 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.

Plumb Memorial Library will be having its semi-annual book sale in October. The Friends of the

Shelton Libraries need your help. They’re currently looking for volunteers to assist in setting up and running the book sale. Set up begins on Tuesday, Oct.  17 at 3 p.m. and concludes at 8:30  p.m. , and on Wednesday, Oct.  18 from 9 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. The sale begins Thursday, Oct.  19. If you wish to volunteer, email the Friends at, or call the adult desk at 203-924-1580 and leave your information.

Book sale hours are as follows:

→ Thursday, Oct.  19: Preview Night, $5 admission over age of 12, under age 12 is free. 6 p.m.  – 8 p.m.

→ Friday, Oct.  20: Full Price Day, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

→ Saturday, Oct.  21: Full Price Day, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

→  Sunday, Oct.  22: Half Price Day, 12 p.m.  – 4 p.m.

→ Monday, Oct.  23: Bag Day, fill up a bag at $5 per bag. Only books. Media is priced accordingly.

Spanish with Sandra – On Wednesday, Oct. 25 & Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m., help welcome Ms. Sandra as she shares stories, games, songs and music all in Spanish. Geared toward kids 3-7 years old and their caregivers.

Globe-Trotters Book Club – On Wednesday, Oct, 25, at 6  p.m., A multi-cultural family book club where we explore the world through books geared toward kids 5-9 year old and their caregivers. We will read a book together, engage in a book-related activity, and then you will get a free copy of the book as a gift! Registration is required two weeks prior to the date of book club meeting.

History of Shelton through Bicentennial Quilt – On Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7  p.m., Plumb Memorial Library is hosting a fascinating look at the history of Shelton through the renowned Bicentennial Quilt. This walk through history is co-sponsored by Plumb Memorial Library and Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter, NSDAR. This is a 4-part series spanning over 4 consecutive weeks! The quilt will be used to depict four topics: the history of recreation, farming, manufacturing and transportation. Registration is required; please call 203-924-1580. Oct. 25 is the last session of talks.

AlphaBits – On Thursday, Oct. 26 & Nov. 2, at 10:30 a.m. preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them Kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Harry Potter Jeopardy – On Thursday, Oct. 26, at 5  p.m., Can you name He Who Must Not Be Named? Can you name all of the Weasley siblings? Here is your chance for to test your Hogwarts knowledge against other Potterheads! Join our own Potter “Headmaster”, Mr. Adam, for a magical evening of fun and games! Light refreshments will be served, and prizes will be awarded. See the “Headmaster” for details! For Grades 5 and older. Registration is required, call us at 203-924- 9461 or online.

Hush, Hush, It’s Halloween – On Monday, Oct. 30 at 6  p.m., kids ages 5-12 years and older, come party at the library. It is sure to be a ghoulishly good time with Mrs. Fritsch and Mr. Al Dress in a favorite costume and join the Annual Plumb Halloween Parade. Light refreshments on offer. Register online or call 203 924-9461.

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.