Digging into AlphaBits — Thursdays, Aug. 1 and 8, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Connecticut Vampires — Thursday, Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. Nick Bellantoni, CT State Archaeologist, discusses the real history of vampires in Connecticut and New England; for teens 13 and older, adults welcome. Registration requested: 203-924-1580.

Stay & Play — Fridays, Aug. 2 and 9, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend.

knit! — Tuesdays, Aug. 6 and 13, 6 p.m. Knitters meet to share and support.

Kids in the Kitchen — Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m. Kids 3 and older experience vegetables in a new way as they learn basic kitchen skills, then practice them making edible projects. Dress for mess, be aware of possible allergies; adults help with prep work.

Afternoon Knitters — Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1 p.m. Local knitters, new members welcome; meets in main floor reading room for the summer.

Airborne Jugglers — Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1:30 p.m. Children 4 and older are treated to an act, followed by a 30 minute learn-to-juggle workshop. Space is limited, tickets available in the Children’s Room after 1 p.m. the day of the event.

Teens Booked for Lunch — Thursday, Aug. 8, 12:30 p.m. Drop in for a quick lunch and discuss Spooky Girl, Paranormal Investigator by Jill Baguchinsky. Multiple copies of titles available in the Teen Room; lunch provided.

CT Paranormal Research — Thursday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m. Seats reserved for teens 13-19, adults if space allows. Call 203-924-1580 to make a reservation.

Horror Movie Marathon — Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. Twelve hours of horror films across the decades for teens 13 – 19. Refreshments; bring snacks if you choose.

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 the branch at 203-926-0111. A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.