Shelton library news: Events at the branch and Plumb

Here are upcoming events happening at the Shelton libraries. For even more library news, click here.

Huntington Branch

The branch is located at 41 Church Street; 203-926-0111

Stories with Danielle — Thursdays, Jan. 8 and 15, 11 a.m. Story time for ages 3-4. Drop in.

As I See It — Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1 p.m. Friends of the Shelton Libraries offer a film viewing and discussion over desserts; new members welcome.

Plumb Memorial

65 Wooster Street; 203-924-9461

Full Steam Ahead — Wednesdays, Jan. 7 and 14, 1:30 p.m. STEM plus Art focus for pre-school kids in a weekly hands-on activity with Ms Maura, drop in.

AlphaBits  — Thursday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them Kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Shelton School Readiness Council — Thursday, Jan. 8, 2 p.m. Open council meeting of Shelton supporters of early literacy; new members welcome.

Women’s Health — Thursday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m. Dr. Zoe Hickson shares insights into getting the year off to a great start for women of all ages. Drop in.

Stay & Play — Fridays, Jan 9 and 16, 10:30 a.m. Adults chat while children play in a safe secure environment; light refreshments provided. Suitable for babies and young children.

Library/Home School Network — Friday, Jan. 9, 2 p.m. Families explore library resources and offer support over refreshments; new members welcome.

Minecraft Club — Saturday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. Kids 4-12 share ideas and tips in this free monthly program which offers a craft, game and educational element, but no online gaming. Register; space limited.

I Spy — Monday, Jan. 12, 9 a.m. Kids 1-12 are challenged to name all the characters in the new children’s department mural.

Budding Bookworms — Mondays, Jan. 12 and 26, 10:30 a.m. A themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers.

Family Book Club — Monday, Jan. 12, 5 p.m. Kids in grades 3-5 read Wild Girl by Patricia Reily Giff this month, then share opinions, activities and snacks. Registration required; copies of books available.

SW CAPA — Monday, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m. Regional authors and publishers association shares support and speakers. New members welcome.

Fun for Little Ones — Tuesdays, Jan. 13 and 20, 10 a.m. Children ages 1-5 are invited to join Mrs. Fritsch for stories, songs, activities and a special theme related craft, siblings welcome.

knit! — Tuesdays, Jan 13 and 20, 6 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.

Book Buzz — Tuesdays, Jan. 13 and 20, 2 p.m. Drop-in with Miss Maura for weekly book and book based craft plus a healthy snack. This program for preschool children and their caregivers welcomes audience participation.

Kids in the Kitchen — Wednesday, Jan. 14, 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.

Snowman Contest — Thursday, Jan. 15, 6 p.m. Ages 3 to 18 and adults can construct a snowman, then kids’ snowmen go on display for the public to vote for Best Looking Library Snowman 2015. (Spoiler Alert: there is no snow involved, just socks.) Materials provided.

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.