Plumb news: Tweens rule, book groups and more

Here's what's happening at Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street; 203-924-9461, children’s programs or 203-924-1580, adults. For even more listings, click here.

Tweens Rule

Wednesdays, Oct. 1 and 15, 6 p.m. For kids in grades 5-8; crafts, cooking, book discussions and more.


Thursdays, Oct. 2 and 9, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Live Well Sessions 1&2

Thursdays, Oct. 2 and 9, 1 p.m. Free six-week series to encourage older folks with ongoing health conditions (diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure) or their family members to take charge of their lives. For more information contact the trainer at 203-934-7077; provided by the Aging and Disability Resources Center (a partnership of the State of CT Aging Services Division and CT Dept of Public Health’s Center for Disability Rights.

Stay & Play with Family Place

Friday, Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m. Special guest Dr. Jennifer Holdorf discusses A Natural Approach to Keeping Your Child Healthy. Learn tips for the coming cold and flu season; drop in family play time, no registration.

Budding Bookworms

Monday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m. A themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers.

Art with Mr. Al

Monday, Oct. 6, 5 p.m. Kids in grades 1-6 discover the principles of art and color; dress for creating/mess. Registration required.

Fun for Little Ones

Tuesdays, Oct. 7 and 14, 10 a.m. Mrs. Fritsch offers stories, songs and movement for toddlers and pre-schoolers up to age 5 in this themed drop in program; siblings welcome.

Book Buzz

Tuesdays, Oct. 7 and 14, 2 p.m. Drop-in with Miss Maura for weekly book and book based craft plus a healthy snack. This is program for preschool children and their caregivers welcomes audience participation.

My Weird School Book Club

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 5 p.m. Kids in grades 1-3 and their families explore this series with A.J. and the other characters at Ella Mentry School through lively book discussions enhancing Common Core Skills and related activities plus refreshment and door prizes. Multiple copies of Miss Daisy Is Crazy! are available for this month’s session; registration is required.


Tuesdays, Oct. 7 and 14, 6 p.m. Adult fiber fans meet to knit, crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group, stop in.

Kids in the Kitchen

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m. The trip around the world with cooking treats continues for kids 5 and older, with caregivers. Simple skills but adult help needed so parents expect to stay. Dress for mess, be aware of allergies. Register early.

Stay & Play

Friday, Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers: adults chat while children play; light refreshments provided. Suitable for babies and young children. Drop in.

Library/ Homeschool Network

Friday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m. Homeschooling or thinking of homeschooling? Meet other families at this open-session, children are welcome and light refreshments are served.

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. Teens who need community service hours. Stop in anytime to complete an application and attend this orientation; no registration required. Parents: expect to attend this workshop with teens. Volunteers must be 12-19 years old, and may not be completing these hours for court or disciplinary board assignments. Call 203-924-9461 and talk to Margaret for more information.

Teen Saturday

Saturday, Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m. Boost! Teens 13-18 craft while discussing this week’s book. Film Critics, 3 p.m., teens screen a film over snacks; new members welcome.

Star Wars Reads Day!

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. Welcome All Young Padwans (Jedis in Training) 1-12 years old with caregivers. Drop in to Plumb as you complete your Jedi Training. Upon completion of each Jedi Station you will receive a star. Collect all six, present to a Jedi Master for your prize. Costumes are welcome.

Volunteers Wanted

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will be offered again in the winter, new volunteers are welcome to consider participating in this rewarding program. Local training will be offered at Team in Derby in late fall. Interested individuals should contact Team for more details.

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 library, 203-926-0111). A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.