Plumb Memorial Library: Animals, cooking, Legos and more

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Beardsley Zoo Wild Assembly — Wednesday, July 9, 1:30 p.m. Meet some wild animals face to face when Beardsley Zoo visits; free tickets available starting at 1 p.m. (half hour before program starts).

Kids in the Kitchen — Wednesday, July 9, 6 p.m. Kids 5 and up explore cuisine from around the world; adults expect to help out, too. Dress for mess.

Kids Summer Reading Club — This year’s summer reading program begins. Children register to be a reader, their goal is 8 books by the end of the program Aug.15. Teens will be available to listen to reports, but children pre-k through grade 6 can also submit written reports on the books they are logging. Every two books reported on earns a reward. In addition library items charged out by or for children earn tickets to prizes each week, drawings are every Monday.

AlphaBits — Thursdays, July 10 and 17, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Raising Readers — Thursdays, July 10 and 17, 10:30 a.m. Adults interested in assisting their pre-school children improve their reading and interest in books are welcome for this limited edition program. Jane Bailey offers pointers and perks while pre-schoolers are engrossed by Miss Maura. Registration is required; 10 slots open.

Stay & Play — Friday, July 11 and 18, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend.

Family Fun Friday — LEGOS! Friday, July 11, 1 p.m. Drop in for some constructive fun, this month’s building challenge is “Summer.” For kids of all ages and caregivers.

Work Out: Fencing — Friday, July 11, 1:30 p.m. Guest instructor shares pointers on the art and sport of fencing. Look for the teens (13-19) at the Riverwalk for this free one hour workshop.

Teen Movie Critics — Friday, July 11 and 18, 3:30 p.m. Teens 13-19 watch a film over snacks and share opinions in this free program; drop in and bring a friend.

SW CAPA — Monday, July 14, 6 p.m. Regional author and publisher group offers support, discussion and speakers; new members welcome.

Fun for Little Ones — Tuesdays, July 15 and 22, 10 a.m. Mrs. Fritsch offers stories, songs, and movement for babies and toddlers up to age 2 in this themed drop in program; siblings welcome.

Creative Kids — Tuesdays, July 15, 2 p.m. Drop in with Miss Maura for all that is art as kids 1-12 create one-of-a-kind art pieces while exploring a variety of media.

Teen Boost! — Tuesdays, July 15 and 22, 4 p.m. Teens 13-19 spend two hours of exploring arts, books and more - drop in and see what is on the schedule. Bring a friend.

knit! — Tuesdays, July 15 and 22, 6 p.m. Adult fiber fans meet to knit and crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group, stop in and bring a friend.

Trash to Tunes — Wednesday, July 16, 1:30 p.m. Dennis Waring visits with his musical “instruments” assembled from recycled items, hear his unique sounds and enjoy the world through another view.

1-2-3 ASRP weekly drawing — Adult Summer Reading Program begins and it is as easy as 1-2-3: read a book, fill in a short form and drop the entry in a bucket — at either Plumb or Huntington. Each week two names are pulled, one at each library, for a gift card or certificate to a local business. Pick up some entry forms. The mini reviews are posted each week, so look for some new authors you might enjoy discovering; sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries.

Rubber Ducky Reading Club — This summer reading club for babies up to pre-schoolers is a family reading program. No meetings, no reporting — caregivers just complete the activities.