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Created by JWN
Plumb Memorial Library - 65 Wooster St, Shelton
phone:  203-924-1580

Friends of the Shelton Libraries are a self supporting, all volunteer, 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.
The Friends support lots of programs for all ages at the Shelton libraries.  Make an opportunity to enjoy some of these:

Color Craze
Catch the coloring craze and share an hour each third Saturday through the winter. Adults indulge with the enticing pages provided by the library - as long as they share the crayons, pencils and markers! Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries, providing the pizza and snacks. Everyone needs to step back and take a break – here is some ready-made fun.
Plumb Memorial Library, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Third Saturdays, Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 19, April 16.

Great Company, Great Fun: Cards & Board Games
Shake the winter doldrums and join like-minded folks who enjoy games! The Friends of the Shelton Libraries are hosting this event at the Huntington Branch Library. Please bring a lunch and the Friends will provide dessert and beverages. Adults Only - All are welcome. No registration necessary, drop in.
Fourth Wednesdays - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 23, April 27.

As I See It
Film viewing and discussion over dessert, sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries. Huntington Branch Library - Adults Only – just drop in, no registration necessary.
Second and Fourth Wednesdays – 1 p.m.  to 3 p.m. - Jan13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 9, March 23. In case of a holiday closing, events are cancelled.

Book Sale Committee Meetings
Please join us in the Plumb Reading Room on the main floor of the  Plumb Memorial Library. New or returning volunteers are very welcome! We need more help, come and bring a friend.
Second Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Oscar Forecast 2016
Join Joe Meyers of the CT Post in the Plumb Reading Room as he shares insights and opinions on the year’s nominees. Refreshments enliven the discussions and a ballot allows participants to make their opinions known.
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Take Your Child to the Library Day 2016
Open House at Plumb Memorial Library with Critter Caravan (morning) and Spaghetti Eddie creator Ryan San Angelo (afternoon) plus lots of other family fun! Look for more details for this all ages celebration of libraries.
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Coming in April 2016 – Passport to CT Libraries returns
Based on the state’s wineries trail this month-long adventure features visiting participating libraries across Connecticut. See the state and its other notable attractions as your log is stamped at each library. Cash prizes for random winners both adult and children. Look for more information at the library website:

Friends of the Shelton Libraries Spring 2016 Book Sales
Huntington Branch Library, 41 Church Street in the Community Center
Thursday, March 10 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, March 11 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street
Thursday, May 19  - First Look 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. $5 admission (12 and up) regular prices on everything
Friday, May 20 – Full Price Day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all items full price
Saturday, May 21 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everything is HALF PRICE ALL DAY!
Sunday, May 22 – noon to 4 p.m. Buy a Bag for $5, print only [All media and other stock at per item prices]

The Friends welcome help with set up on Tuesday & Wednesday (May 17 & 18) contact the library to find out what time is best. Training and mentoring for everyone, so no skills required. Just a willing set of hands.

  • Repeat Reads - Adults re-read (or read for the first time) classic favorites from youth; coming in the first half of 2016: Ivanhoe – Scott, Matilda – Dahl, Mary Poppins –Travers,  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  –  Smith, The Giver – Lowry, Because of Winn-Dixie. Even if you haven’t read or finished the book, come debate the merits and values, share tea and snacks, drop in for a reader’s Happy Hour at Plumb Memorial Library!
  • Fourth Fridays – 6 p.m. to 8 pm. – Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 25, April 22
  • A History of Slavery in Connecticut and Shelton - The Shelton Historical Society marks Black History Month with a program by President Marty Coughlin. He offers an over view of slavery as it evolved in Connecticut and illustrates it with examples from the early history of our community. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.