Shelton Library Lines: Book talks, story times on tap
The following programs and activities are taking place at Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch Libraries. Most require advance registration. Plumb is located at 65 Wooster St. and can be reached at 203-924-1580. Huntington Branch is located in the Community Center, 41 Church St., and can be reached at 203-926-0111. Visit sheltonlibrarysystem.org and click “Events Calendar & Registration” to register online.
Friends of the Shelton Library System are no longer accepting book donations at this time. The F.O.T.S.L.S. will make an announcement at a later date as to when they will resume taking donations.
Due to the large number of teens who are currently volunteering at Plumb, the library has no volunteer hours available until the end of the year. Check back in the new year to see about volunteer opportunities.
*Holiday closings: Both libraries will be closed early on Monday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m., and closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, in observance for New Year’s Day. The libraries will reopen for normal business hours on Wednesday, Jan. 2. People may access all online services to renew materials, place holds, search databases, and more. Book drops will remain open at both libraries to return materials.
Huntington Branch Library
Danielle's All Ages Storytime! — Thursdays, Dec. 27, 11:30 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children of all ages with this drop-in storybook session.
First Friday Book Discussion — Friday, Jan. 4, 1 p.m. The selection for December is Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult. A shocking murder shatters the calm of Pennsylvania Amish country and the heart of the lawyer who defends the man at the center of the storm. January’s title is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Books will be available at the Huntington Branch Library.
Plumb Memorial Library
Tai Chi: Thursday Sessions — Thursdays, Dec. 27, and Jan. 3, 9:05 a.m. Each class will begin and end with a series of warm up and cool down exercises. There is no prerequisite to participate, no equipment is necessary and participants may do this seated if they feel more comfortable. Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Call 203-924-1580, or visit sheltonlibrarysystem.org to sign up. Note: Tai Chi location meets in the historic Reading Room.
Life is Art — Thursdays, Dec. 27, and Jan. 3, 6 p.m. Ages 10 and older. Join Miss Ronda for fun and different creative projects each week. Learn new techniques and express your inner artist.
Tai Chi: Friday Sessions — Fridays, Dec. 28, and Jan. 4, 9:05 a.m. Plumb Memorial Library has added more dates for Friday Tai Chi workshops for adults. Each class will begin and end with a series of warm up and cool down exercises. There is no prerequisite to participate, no equipment is necessary and participants may do this seated if they feel more comfortable. Registration is required; call 203-924-1580 or visit sheltonlibrarysystem.org to register. Note: Tai Chi location meets in the historic Reading Room.
DIY snow globes — Saturday, Dec. 29, 11 a.m. Join Miss Maura as she teaches how to capture our own “winter wonderland” in a glass jar. All supplies provided. This program is for children 5 to 12 years old and their caregivers. Caregivers must remain with their child for program duration. Registration is required for this program.
NOON Year’s Eve Party — Monday, Dec. 31, 11:30 a.m. Ring in the NOON Year at Plumb Library by crafting a noisemaker, adding your wish for the New Year to our 2019 STAR then we will countdown to noon and conclude with pizza. This program is geared toward kids 1 to 12 years old and their caregivers. Caregivers must remain with their children for program duration. Registration is required for this party.
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 Huntington Branch Library, 203-926-0111. A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.