Huntington Branch Library Stories with Danielle - Thursdays, May 12 and 19, 11 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children, ages 3 to 4, with this drop-in storybook session. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes - Thursday, May 12 , 4:45 p.m. Children, ages 8-12, read Eleanor Coerr's classic story of a Japanese girl with leukemia who hopes to fold 1,000 paper cranes to test the legend that doing so will make a sick person well. Borrow a copy from the library, then attend this book discussion - we will make our own paper cranes; register now. Show-and-Tell Stories - Friday, May 13 and 20, 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. Pre-Reading Skills - Friday, May 13, 1 p.m. what can you do now to help your preschooler develop a strong foundation for reading? Renee Dagostine, Speech Language Pathologist, provides simple and fun activities for parents to share with children, ages 3 to 5, to help build basic pre-reading and phonological awareness skills; register now. LEGO® Club - Monday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. Attention all kids, ages 5-12! Take our challenge: use the library's LEGO® bricks to build the next special on a LEGO® restaurant's menu! Follow instructions to make a LEGO® sandwich or invent your own food-inspired creation! Masterpieces will be displayed in the Family Services Department for two weeks; register now. Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans - Tuesday, May 17, 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 18, 11 a.m. Miss Robin provides a fun, active musical program for children ages 21/2 -4 and caregivers; sessions run for an entire month, register now. Inside Your Outside! Wednesday, May 18, 3 p.m. Children, ages 3-5, learn about the brain, the blood, the digestive tract, and more while listening to Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body by Tish Rabe. Then, participate in a fun activity; register now. 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 Shelton High's community service requirement while making the 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. 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. Plumb Memorial Library AlphaBits – Thursdays, May 12 and 19, 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 12 and 19, 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, May 13, 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. Library/Home School Network – Friday, May 13, 2 p.m. Families explore library resources and offer support over refreshments; new members welcome. Are YOU a Potterhead? Saturday, May 14, 10:30 a.m. Tweens in grades 5-8 are invited to a Harry Potter fan session with Mr. Ryan. Talk about …The Chamber of Secrets, then indulge in wizardly crafts and conversation. Borrow a copy or use your own, bring a friend to this drop in program. Get magical! Budding Bookworms – Monday, May 16 and 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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. FOTSL Book Sale: First Look - Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m. Friends‘ Spring Book Sale kicks off with preview night, $5 admission per person (children under 12 years free), full prices prevail, great selection including collectibles. Additional book sale volunteers are still actively sought, training and mentoring a given for new or returning willing hands. Sale continues Friday and on Saturday everything is half price. 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. 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.