Enjoy an afternoon of crafty fun on Saturday, December 14 at the Plumb Memorial Library. Kids of all ages can make gingerbread houses, gingerbread men, and an assortment of holiday ornaments. The program is from 1:00PM until 3:00PM and cookies and hot cocoa will be available throughout the event. No registration.
The Library Board of Directors Meeting, scheduled for tonight at the Plumb Memorial Library, has been moved to next Tuesday, December 17 at 7:30PM due to inclement weather.
At the Huntington Branch Library on Saturday, December 7 from 9:30AM to 12:30PM. Join your neighbors in bringing the true meaning of the Christmas season to those less fortunate. Please donate a new unwrapped toy or book, or make a donation and in return you will receive a free picture of your child with Santa, and enjoy holiday refreshments and activities. This event is co-sponsored by TEAM, Inc., Valley Toys for Kids, Echo Hose Ambulance, and Huntington and Pine Rock Fire Companies.
Both Plumb Memorial Library and Huntington Branch Library are drop off points for new, unwrapped toys for Toys 4 Kids.
The Friends fund and present various programs throughout the year. These include:
Plumb Memorial Library Book Sales
Huntington Branch Library Book Sales
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, seven museum passes at the Huntington Branch are underwritten by the Friends. The passes allow any Shelton library card holder free or discounted admission to:
The Discovery Museum
The Institute of American Indian Studies
The Maritime Aquarium and Imax Theater at Norwalk
The Peabody Museum at Yale
The Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Calling all teens to the Huntington Branch Library. There is still time to enter our new contest to "Guess the Book Display Theme".
You've seen them – scary books on display for Halloween, romance stories for Valentine's Day, fun, relaxing reads for the summer. Well – we've put up a display in the Teen Room, but we're not telling you what the books have in common. That's for you to figure out (and it's NOT easy)! You can enter as often as you wish, just make sure each entry has a different answer. But you have to hurry – the contest ends December 18.
The prize – a $10 iTune card. GOOD LUCK!
Looking for some wonderful gifts for yourself or others? Then visit our book sale for a great selection of adult, teen, and children's books, music, and movies. Plus, there will be items for sale from Ten Thousand Villages. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries.
Hours: Thursday, November 14 10:00AM-7:00PM
Friday, November 15 10:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday, November 16 10:00AM-2:30PM
At the Plumb Memorial Library beginning Thursday, 10/24 from 6:00PM-8:00PM ("First Look" – $5 admission), Friday, 10/25, from 10:00AM-6:00PM (items are regular prices), Saturday, 10/26 from 10:00AM-4:00PM (1/2 price sale), and Sunday, 10/27 from 12:00PM-4:00PM (Buy a Bag – $5, bags will be provided). Sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries.
If you enjoyed the Rubber Ducky Club at Plumb Memorial Library this summer, then you can keep the fun going with our new family reading program for caregivers and children (infants up to youngsters not yet in kindergarten). Stop by the Plumb Memorial Library Children's Room to pick up the information and supplies when you sign-up. Then continue the program at home – at your own pace. This program is supported by the Shelton School Readiness Council, the Shelton Library System, and the Friends of the Shelton Libraries, with a grant from the Valley community Foundation. Call the Children's Room at 203-924-9461 for more information.
At Plumb Memorial Library on Friday, 10/11, from 2:00PM-4:00PM. Families will explore library resources and offer support over refreshments. New members are welcome.
At the Plumb on Thursday, 9/12 at 2:00PM. Quarterly meeting of this local council which supports preschoolers and their families. New community members are welcome.
At the Plumb on Tuesday, 9/10 at 5:30PM. Friends of the Shelton Libraries plan for the upcoming October Book Sale. New members are welcome to help with this very important fund-raising event.
At the Plumb on Monday, 9/9 at 6:00PM. Regional chapter of state authors and publishers association; offers speakers and support. New members are welcome.
At the Plumb on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM. Mrs. Fritsch offers stories, songs, and movement for babies and toddlers up to age 2 in this engaging and entertaining drop-in program. Siblings are always welcome.
We are pleased to announce that your library's OneClickdigital service has been reactivated. Your library and all its patrons now have FREE eBooks available for immediate checkout. This Starter Collection consists of classic titles available with unlimited simultaneous access, so patrons can begin experiencing OneClickdigital eBooks without any holds or waiting lists.
Parents of high school students are invited attend. These are one and a half hour classes, followed by a half hour question and answer period. Two major topics covered include Academic Preparation and Financial Implications of College Planning. Some questions answered will include: How to maximize the potential for gift-aid, grants, and scholarships; will colleges negotiate a lower price and when; what is the timeline for success and where to start; what are the new tax laws: and more. The emphasis of these seminars is not only on reducing the cost of college, but also the time in the search and application process. Handouts will be provided, but participants are asked to bring a pen and pad for note-taking. Please contact Tony Luther at: 203-929-3593 if you would like to attend.
Huntington Branch Library: November 2 at 10:30AM.
At the Plumb on 9/27 at 3PM. Let us know what you want from the library – help with library décor, teen collections and planning teen activities. Teen Advisory Board Meetings last about 90 minutes and we have snacks! Drop in or apply to be a permanent member – must be 13 to 19 years; permanent members earn volunteer hours.
At the Branch on 12/13 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.
At the Branch on Thursdays at 11AM. Join Danielle as she enchants 2 – 4 year olds with this cozy session.
At the Plumb on Tuesdays at 6PM or Wednesdays at 1PM. Needlers of all skills and ages share, support and chat, new members welcome.
At the Plumb on Thursday, 9/12 at 5PM. Open workshop for local artists and crafters. This program offers space to spread out plus kindred spirits to critique and encourage; drop-in, new members welcome.
At the Plumb on Monday, 9/9 at 2PM. Regional self-led support group for individuals with MS; held in handicapped accessible ground floor meeting room, new members welcome.
At the Branch on 12/6 at 1PM. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin will be discussed. Next month's selection will be An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski. Books available at the Huntington Branch Library.
At the Plumb on Fridays at 10:30AM. Open play time for infants to preschoolers as their caregivers chat over tea, share concerns. New members are welcome to drop in; no registration needed. There will be no program on October 25.
At the Branch beginning 12/4 at 11AM. Watch your child’s eyes light up as they get to march, dance, and play musical instruments. Songs and action poems included. Recommended for kids ages 2 1/2 – 4 years and a caregiver. This is a weekly program that fills up very quickly, so please register for the December session beginning November 20. A waitlist will be made available.
At the Branch on Tuesdays at 11AM – through December. Infants and non-walkers will enjoy this fun one-on-one time with their caregiver. We will do traditional and new nursery rhymes and songs, many with hand play or action. Great for first time parents who want to add to their repertoire of oral tradition. There will be no class on Tuesday, December 24.
At the Plumb on Mondays at 6PM (except for Columbus Day). Help your child (Gr. K – 4) with reading skills using the new common core curriculum: Sequencing, Predicting, Contrast and Comparison, Character Traits, Setting, Inference, and Personal Connections. Monday evenings can be so much fun AND secretly educational with school librarian Miss Kathi, sharing fun filled, educational weekly themes for story and discussion, plus make-and-take projects to reinforce skills. Drop in, no registration. Sign up in the children’s department for reminder email notices.
At the Plumb on Mondays at 10:30AM (except for Columbus Day). A themed drop-in story and craft time for kids 1-5 years old and their caregivers, with Freeze Dance and ever popular Do Re Mi.
At the Plumb on Saturday, 10/5 at 2PM. Drop in for construction fun for kids 1-12 years and their caregivers; the library provides Legos and Duplos – a monthly theme provides the challenge, kids provide the imagination! All Lego and Duplo creations go on display in the Children’s Department until the next club meeting.
At the Plumb on Saturday, 9/21 at 1:45PM. Teens 13-18 drop in for crafts, cooking, and other activities; call 203-924-9461 for details, or just stop in and be surprised!
At the Plumb on Saturday, 9/21 at 12:30PM. Teens 13-18 drop in for discussion and a quick lunch. No registration, pick up a copy of the book in the teen room.
At the Plumb on Saturday, 9/21 at 10AM. Teens need community service hours and like to volunteer someplace fun. Try the library – we need volunteers, you need hours…it’s a perfect match. Stop in anytime to complete an application, then attend this orientation to get started on your volunteer career. Parents – expect to attend this workshop with teens; no registration required. Volunteers must be 12-19 years old, and may not be completing these hours for court or disciplinary board assignments. For more information call 203-924-9461 and speak with Margaret. Participation in the orientation is mandatory!
At the Branch beginning January 10 at 2:45PM. It’s never too early to learn a language, so we are inviting three to five year-olds and their parents to experience a program which will immerse you in the Spanish language through songs, games, story time and many other fun activities. Taught by Sandra Alvarado, a Spanish teacher from Shelton, the program will continue through February 28. Registration (required) begins December 20 and space is limited. ¡Nos vemos en la biblioteca!
At the Plumb on Tuesday, 9/10, 9/17, and 9/21 at 1:30PM. A drop-in story time to explore art through picture books and then create original pieces; do the Freeze Dance and play Miss Maura Says.
At the Plumb on Monday, 9/9 at 9AM. Area garden and plant enthusiasts gather for workshops and speakers, new members welcome.
At the Plumb on Wednesday, 10/9 at 6PM. This autumn we focus on bread – baking it, using it in recipes, and of course eating it! Children, ages 3 and up, MUST be accompanied by an adult; unattended children will not be allowed to participate. Adults-expect to take part too! Please inform library staff of any allergies child(ren) might have; dress for mess or bring an apron or smock; registration is limited for this event and begins 2 weeks prior to the event.
At the Plumb on Wednesday, 10/2 at 6:30PM. Children in grades 4-6 discuss great books they choose. Refreshments provided; no registration. Copies of the books are available in the Children's Department.
IRS trained volunteer tax prep for low income individuals and families, first come basis. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday during the times listed below, starting on the dates listed below:
At the Plumb: 4/2, 1PM-4PM
At the Branch: 4/3, 5:30PM-7:30PM
At the Plumb on Saturday, 9/21 at 3PM. Teens 12-19 drop in to watch and critique movies of all ages and genres. A small dinner is provided with discussion over the meal. If a movie has a rating of "R", permission slips will be MANDATORY.
At the Plumb on Thursday, September 12, 19, and 26 at 10:30AM. This is a drop-in interactive story time with a central focus – expect to do the Hokey Pokey, Freeze Dance, and My Energy, plus themed activity centers.