Plumb Memorial Library: Events for teens, kids and grown-ups

Spring Book Sale Set up — Wednesday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Kids in the Kitchen — Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. Cooking skills for kids 3-12, exploring cuisine from around the world. Children must be accompanied by an adult; unattended children will not be allowed. Adults-expect to take part too, dress for mess or bring an apron or smock; registration is limited and required.

AlphaBits — Thursdays, May 15 and 22, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

First Night  — Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. Opening night of the spring book sale presented by Friends of the Shelton Libraries; admission $5, regular prices on all items.

Spring Book Sale — Friday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Great selection for all ages, includes audio books, LPs, dvds and puzzles.

Half Price Day — Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items are half off.

Teen Saturday — Saturday, May 17: Booked for Lunch, 12:30 p.m. Teens 13-18 share book discussion over lunch.

Boost! 1:45 p.m. Teens embark on craft/cooking/DIY adventures in this drop-in hour.

Teen Movie Critics, 3 p.m. Teens screen their choice of film over light refreshments; free programs, drop in.

Library Lego Club — Saturday, May 17, 2 p.m. Kids 3-12 enjoy this free, drop-in session to create original constructions using LEGOs/ Duplos provided by the library.

Scratch the cat — Children from ages 8 to 12 can learn to use the Scratch programming language developed at MIT at an upcoming presentation in Shelton.

The program is about a game that moves “Scratch the Cat” on the screen, picking up apples while trying to avoid that Big Blue Dog.

The free presentation is an opportunity for children and their parents to learn more about Scratch, meet others who are interested in Scratch, and share what they’ve created.

Families should bring along their laptop if possible to be sure there are enough computers for the activities.

The program is Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster St.

Budding Bookworms — Monday, May 19, 10:30 a.m. A themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers — Freezer Dance and Do Re Mi.

Fun for Little Ones — Tuesdays, May 20 and May 27, 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.

Stay & Play — Fridays, May 9 and 16, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend.

Plumb Picassos — Tuesdays, May 20 and 27, 2 p.m. Drop-in art based program for kids 1-5 and their caregivers that explore art through picture books and then create original pieces, Freeze Dance and play Miss Maura Says.

knit! — Tuesdays, May 20 and 27, 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.

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