Library notes

Huntington Branch Library


Danielle’s All Ages Storytime! – Thursdays, July 13 & July 20, 11 a.m., Join Danielle as she engages children of all ages with this drop-in storybook session!!

Show-and- Tell Stories – Fridays, July 14 & July 21, 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m., During this program designed for ages 3 and up, join Ms. Marissa for stories and songs! Plus, bring along a show-and- tell item. Younger visitors 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! (Stories at the Dog Park is on July 21 with rain date on July 28. If held on either the 21 or 28, this will replace Show-and- Tell Stories).

Canine Book Buddies – Saturday, July 15, 10:15 a.m., Families with kids in grades K-6 can reserve a 15- minute time slot to read to ZuZu, a standard poodle certified by Therapy Dogs International! Registration is required.

The Reluctant Dragon Puppet Show – Saturday, July 15, 1 p.m., Lionheart Puppet Company presents the story of Harold, a boy who must convince the villagers that a dragon in the mountains just wants to be friends.

Summer Camp Fitness & S’mores Bites – Monday, July 17, 3:30 p.m., Children in grades K-3 are invited to play active games inspired by summer camp! After the workout, kids can enjoy a mini s'mores snack!

Campfire Cones – Monday, July 17, 5 p.m., Tweens in grades 4-6 are invited to fill waffle cones with chocolate, marshmallows, and fruit that will be heated into gooey deliciousness!

Precious Prom – Tuesday, July 18, 11 a.m., Toddlers - 4 year olds can sing and dance to music played by Mr. Gym! Formal attire is encouraged. Teddy bear dates welcome!

Air Traffic Control Tower Tour (at Waterbury-Oxford Airport) – Tuesday, July 18, 2 p.m., Patrons of all ages are invited to meet Ms. Marissa at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport for a visit to the air traffic control tower! Register for a tour at either 2 PM, 2:30 p.m., or 3 p.m. starting July 3.

Wayback Wednesday at the Schoolhouse! – Wednesday, July 19 & July 26, 10:30 a.m., Meet Ms. Marissa at the Shelton History Center’s Schoolhouse! Each week, kids, ages 5-8, can travel way back in time while listening to a fun historical picture book! Then, make a craft or play a game! Register for each session separately.

Pizza Afternoon – Wednesday, July 19 & July 26, 1:30 p.m., Teens in grades 7-12 can enjoy pizza while hanging out with friends. Crafty teens may also make a different small project each week. Register for each Wednesday separately starting June 21. July 12 is God’s Eye Turtles, and July 19 is Pop Art Perler Beads.

Stories at the Dog Park! – Friday, July 21, Large Dogs: 10:30 a.m. & Small Dogs: 11:15 a.m., Children of all ages are invited to bring their dogs to storytime! Meet Ms. Marissa at Shelton’s Dog Park for stories, songs & canine fun! Register starting July 7. (Rain Date is Friday, July 28, this will replace Show-and- Tell Stories)

Lincoln Center Local – Saturday, July 22, 1 p.m., The Huntington Branch Library is thrilled to be partnering with Lincoln Center to show free performance screenings to our patrons. Our second summer program is “A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger”. Pete and Toshi Seeger’s legacies run deep: from transforming the way we listen to our American roots, to demanding social justice and successfully advocating for grassroots environmental change. Organized by their grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson, an all-star line-up of family and friends gathers to remember these leaders in folk music and activism.

Plumb Memorial Library

AlphaBits – Thursdays, July 13 & July 20, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them Kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Safe Sitter Class – Thursday, July 13, 11:30 a.m., Join Ms. Dee Kopec, of Shelton Youth Services Bureau, for this seminar about safe babysitting practices. The course is for 11-14 year olds and costs $25 which covers their workbook and other supplies. Class runs from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 PM. For more information or to register (we only have a couple of openings) please contact Dee Kopec at The Shelton Youth Service Bureau at 203-924-7614 or at

Life is Art – Thursdays, July 13 & July 20, 6:30 p.m., Ages 10 and up. Join Miss Ronda for fun and different creative projects each week. Learn new techniques and express your inner artist!

Budding Bookworms – Mondays, July 17 & July 31, 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. No Bookworms on Monday, July 31.

Teen-Only Movie – Monday, July 17, 5 p.m., Drop-in for a viewing of Star Wars: Rogue One. Free popcorn will be provided. Open to teens 13-19 years old.

Build-a- palooza – Tuesdays, July 18 & July 25, All Ages welcome to attend as we “build” something unique each week using recycled materials! This is a hands-on program (no hard hats or previous building experience required ).

Teen Volunteer Orientation – Tuesday, July 18, 6 p.m., All teens wishing to volunteer at Plumb Library must attend an orientation. Anyone who has attended a past orientation does not need to attend again. The two hours at orientation count as two volunteering hours. Please contact Mr. Adam at 203-924- 9461 for more details.

Knit! – Tuesday, July 18 & July 25, 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.

Ed Popielarczyk’s Magical Moments – Wednesday, July 19, 1:30 p.m., Join magician Ed Popielarczyk as he performs magic tricks and creates balloon animals. Limited seating; free tickets will be given out 30 minutes before performance.

Summer @ the Drive-in - Wednesday, July 19, 6 p.m. Let’s go to the movies! We’ll spend the first part of the program transforming cardboard boxes into cool, kid-friendly cars. Then, park your sweet ride and join us for a free viewing of family-friendly movie Trolls and munch on free hot popcorn in the comforts of an air conditioned “parking lot” (the library Meeting Room). All ages welcome, please bring your family and your own drinks. No alcohol allowed.

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.