Shelton Library Lines: Garden club meets July 1
The following programs and activities are taking place at Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch libraries. Plumb is located at 65 Wooster Street. Call 203-924-1580 or 203-924-9461. Huntington Branch is located in the Community Center, 41 Church Street, and can be reached at 203-926-0111. Visit sheltonlibrarysystem.org and click “Events Calendar & Registration” (Blue button on homepage) to register online.
Both Plumb Memorial Library and Huntington Branch Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Libraries will be open for normal business hours on Friday, July 5. Book drops will remain open to return materials.
Huntington Branch Library
Spanish with Sandra — Tuesday, July 2 and 9, 4:30 p.m. Children ages 4 to 8 and their caregivers learn Spanish through songs, games, stories, and other fun activities. Register for the entire month.
Talking in Spanish — Tuesday, July 2 and 9, 5 p.m. Tweens and teens engage in Spanish conversation and interactive activities with Miss Sandra. Register for the entire month.
First Spanish with Sandra — Wednesday, July 3 and 10, 10:30 a.m. Children, babies to age 4, and their caregivers learn Spanish through songs, games, stories, and other fun activities. Note new day and time. Register.
Danielle’s All Ages Storytime — Thursdays, June 27 and July 11, 11:30 a.m. Danielle engages children of all ages (on dry land) with this drop-in storybook session.
Plumb Memorial Library
Knit! — Tuesdays, July 2 and 10, 6:30 p.m. Adult fiber fans meet to knit, crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop-in group; stop in and bring a friend. Group meets in the Reading Room.
Connect: ELL — Friday, June 28 and July 5, at 10 a.m. Attention English language learners: in the Conversation Café, there are coffee, tea and light refreshments while you meet people and practice your skills. Community members 18 and older with all levels of English are welcome. No signup, so just show up.
Tai Chi: Thursday sessions — June 27 and July 11, 9:05 a.m. Library is offering another set of 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. It’s free and open to the public.
Tai Chi: Friday Sessions – June 28 and July 5, 9:05 a.m. Each class will begin and end with a series of warm up and cool down exercises. Starting on Friday, July 5, Tai Chi Fridays will be “Intergenerational Tai Chi.” Throughout the month of July, adults are welcome to bring kids or grandkids (ages 6 and older) to learn the art of Tai Chi.
Toy Story BINGO — Saturday, June 29, 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Maura for this fun spin on the classic game by playing “Toy Story BINGO.” Open to all ages, caregivers are required to remain with their children for program duration.
Commodore Hull Writers’ Group — Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m. New Group. Are you an aspiring writer, or already one? This new group is dedicated to critique, inspire, share, and solicit input from perspective and fellow writers. Group will be meeting twice a month, and is open to all ages. No registration is required.
Olde Ripton Garden Club — Monday, July 1, 10:30 a.m. Local gardeners and plantsmen meet to share experiences, information and support. New members are welcome, and a $5 fee is asked to join the group.
Fun for Ages 4s & 5s — Tuesday, July 2 and 9, 10:30 a.m. Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join Mrs. Fritsch for a new series of Story Time for older preschoolers. In order to encourage a sense of independence, children sit in a group to hear stories and do a themed craft. This series lasts six weeks. Registration is required.
PJ Story to Art — Tuesdays, July 2 and 9, 6 p.m. Drop-in with Miss Kim for a Tuesday evening story time where we explore books and then create art based on book. We encourage pjs and bringing your favorite lovie too! No registration is needed.
Toddler Times for Ages 2 & 3 — Wednesday, July 3 and 10, 10:30 a.m. Parents and caregivers are invited to join their twos and threes, and Mrs. Fritsch, for 30 minutes of theme based stories and songs. Everyone then goes to the craft tables to make a craft that relates back to the story time theme. This series lasts six weeks. Registration is required.
Babies & Books — Fridays, July 5 and 12, 10:30 a.m. Tots ages 12 to 24 months and their parents and caregivers are invited to join Mrs. Fritsch to a new lap-sit program with stories, finger plays, songs and musical activities. This series lasts six weeks. Registration is required.
Story Time Yoga for Kids — Saturday, July 6, 10 a.m. Miss Kathleen teaches the art of yoga through storytelling. This program is geared toward kids ages 4 to 8. Dates are July 6, July 20 and Aug. 3. Register for this program; sign up once for all four sessions of yoga.
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. This project is underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.