Friends

The Friends of the Shelton Libraries (FOTSL) help the library system via advocacy, fundraising, and volunteerism. Membership forms are available at both libraries, and you may also contact the Friends at: friendsofthesheltonlibraries@gmail.com. Please check the Giving page for information on donating. You may join the Friends of the Shelton Libraries and pay via PayPal by Clicking Our Membership Form Link or you can support us by purchasing Items for Sale to Support FOTSL

We welcome you to visit the Friends of the Shelton Libraries webpage at www.friendsofthesheltonlibraries.org.

Oscar Forecast Results

On 2/18, those attending the 5th Annual Oscar Forecasts with Joe Meyers chose their favorites.  Here is the tally; actual winners are in red:

BEST PICTURE
American Sniper – 5, Birdman – 8, Boyhood – 1, Grand Budapest Hotel – 1, Imitation Game – 0, Selma – 0, Theory of Everything – 4, Whiplash – 4.

BEST ACTOR
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) – 1, Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) – 7, Benedict Cumberbatch (Imitation Game) – 1, Michael Keaton (Birdman) – 7, Eddie Redmayne (Theory of Everything) – 4.

BEST ACTRESS
Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) – 1, Felicity Jones (Theory of Everything) – 0, Julianne Moore (Still Alice) – 13, Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) – 3, Reese Witherspoon (Wild) – 2.

BEST DIRECTOR
Wes Anderson (Grand Budapest Hotel) – 3, Alejandro G. Inarritu (Birdman) – 9, Richard Linklater (Boyhood) – 4, Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher) – 0, Morten Tyldum (Imitation Game) – 3.

They nailed 3 out of 4 – WELL DONE!

Highlights

The Friends fund and present various programs throughout the year. These include:

Book Sales at both libraries
The Murder Mystery Dinner
Oscar Forecast with Joe Meyers – entertainment critic for the Connecticut Post
A Floral Arrangement and Design Class
The Adult Summer Reading Club

In addition, several museum passes at the Huntington Branch are underwritten by the Friends. The passes allow any Shelton library card holder free or discounted admission to:

Beardsley Zoo
The Discovery Museum
The Maritime Aquarium and Imax Theater at Norwalk
Mystic Aquarium
The Peabody Museum at Yale
The Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Huntington Branch Library Book Sale

Looking for some wonderful purchases for yourself or others?  Then visit our book sale for a great selection of adult, teen, and children’s books, music, and movies. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries.

Hours:  Thursday, March 26           10:00AM-8:00PM

Friday, March 27                     10:00AM-5:00PM

Saturday, March 28                 10:00AM-3:00PM

As I See It

At the Huntington Branch Library at 1PM. Join the Friends of the Shelton Libraries as we watch a fascinating movie followed by a lively discussion and dessert. This program is held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Adults only.

The Friends of the Shelton Libraries is a Connecticut not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation established under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Tax ID# (EIN) 26-3917225.