Library notes

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.

Huntington Branch Library


Show-and- Tell Stories – On Fridays Oct. 13,20, 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 designed 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.

Spooky BINGO Costume Party. – On Monday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m., play monster-themed BINGO with pictures, riddles, and creepy sounds. Children, ages 3-10, are sure to have a spooktacular time. Costumes are encouraged.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans. –  On Tuesdays Oct.  17 & Oct.  24, 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.

Toddler Movement – On Wednesdays Oct.  18 &  25, at 11 a.m., Miss Robin provides a fun, active musical program for children ages 2 ½ - 4 and their caregivers. Sessions run for the entire month of October.

Canine Costume Contest at the Dog Park – On Wednesday, Oct.  18 meet Ms. Marissa at Shelton’s Dog Park for a costume contest especially for dogs.  The competiton will divided by the size of the dogs; large dogs will gather at 4:45 p.m. & small dogs will meet at 5:15 p.m., Bring along your canine pet dressed in his/her best costume. Listen to a Halloween story. Then, vote for your favorite costume. The dog who receives the most votes will win a new toy. Human-child relatives of winners will each receive a book prize. Make sure dogs can play safely in their costumes. Human attendees must be accompanied by a dog.

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..

Branching Out: The Drunk Alpaca – On Saturday, Oct.  21, at 1:30 p.m. 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. Register for this outing beginning Oct.  9 to learn more about this new store in town. Must be 21 years old or older.

Read-Together Club: Skeletons Don’t Play Tubas – On Saturday, Oct.  21, at 1:30 p.m., This month only , 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.

Plumb Memorial Library

AlphaBits – On Thursday, Oct.  12, at 10:30 a.m. preschoolers and their caregivers work on learning skills to make them “Kindergarten ready”; drop in sessions available and siblings are welcome.

Life is Art – On Thursdays, Oct.  12 & 19, at 6:30 p.m., join Miss Ronda for fun and different creative projects each week. Learn new techniques and express your inner artist.

MS Support Group – On Monday, Oct.  16, at 2 p.m., the regional self-led MS Support group discusses topics of interest and shares information. New members are welcome and the group meets in the ground floor handicapped accessible meeting room.

SW CAPA – On Monday, Oct.  16, at 7 p.m., the South West chapter of CT Authors and Publishers Association offers speakers and support, new members welcome.

Knit – On Tuesdays, Oct.  17, 24 at 6 p.m., Adult fiber fans meet to knit, crochet and chat. There’s lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group. Newcomers and drop ins are welcome.

History of Shelton through Bicentennial Quilt – On Wednesday, Oct.  18 at 7 p.m., Plumb Memorial Library is hosting a 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; call 203-924- 1580.

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.