Afternoon Knitters — Wednesdays, Jan. 9 and 16, 1 p.m. Local knitters, new members welcome; meets in handicapped-accessible ground floor meeting room.
Crafternoon — Wednesday, Jan. 9, 4:30-8 p.m. Drop in crafting fun for ages 3-12, dress for mess.
AlphaBits — Thursdays, Jan. 10 and 17, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers 1-5 and caregivers explore educational games, music and activities to build school readiness; drop-in.
Shelton School Readiness Council — Thursday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. Regular meeting of community members interested in improving services to families to ensure pre-school children are prepared for Kindergarten; new members welcome.
Stay & Play — Fridays, Jan. 11 and 18, 10:30 a.m. Open play date for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend.
Library/Homeschool Network — Friday, Jan. 11, 2 p.m. Families involved or interested in homeschooling their children meet to explore library resources; refreshments, new families welcome.
Teen Movie Critics — Fridays, Jan. 11 and 18, 4:30 p.m. New series focuses on a decade each week through iconic films, beginning with the Fifties (Adam’s Rib) and Sixties (Some Like it Hot); popcorn and snacks and discussion on these and other films, open to teens 13 to 18.
Library Lego Club — Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m. Children 3-12 and caregivers construct using library Legos and Duplos. Every month presents a new theme challenge and each creation is labeled with title, child’s name and age for display during the coming month, photos welcome. Children should not bring blocks from home; drop in, no need to register.
Needle & Thread Stitchery Club — Saturdays, Jan. 12 and 19, 2 p.m. Kids 5 and older learn basic sewing skills then create a project; free program with library-provided supplies, registration required.
Budding Bookworms — Mondays, Jan. 14 and 28, 10:30 a.m. Preschool story time: drop in for music, games and more for children 1-5 years.
MS Support — Monday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m. Regional self led group offers support and information, meets in lower level handicapped-accessible room, new members welcome.
Jr. Reading & Math Detectives — Mondays, Jan. 14 and 28, 6 p.m. Miss Kathi connects math and reading through favorite stories, then offers activities to help build skills for kids in kindergarten through grade 2.
SW CAPA — Monday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m. Regional authors and publishers association meets for support, speakers and more; new members welcome.
Fun for Ones — Tuesdays, Jan. 15 and 22, 10:30 a.m. Baby and toddler stories, songs and movement engage children up to age 2 and caregivers.
Plumb’s Picassos — Tuesdays, Jan. 15 and 22, 1:30 p.m. Children 1-5 and caregivers unleash their creativity through art and music, drop in.
Triple P — Tuesdays, Jan. 15 and 22, 5-8 p.m. Positive Parenting Program offers parents support and resources to create a more positive relation with their kids. Five week series of programs is free but space is limited, contact TripleP to register: 203-893-0402 or TripleP@lnvpcrc.org. Underwritten by Parent Child Resource Center, Valley Kids Belong and CT Health Foundation plus the City of Ansonia; co-sponsored by Plumb Memorial Library and the Shelton School Readiness Council.
knit! — Tuesdays, Jan. 15 and 22, 6 p.m. Knitters meet to share and support, new folks welcome.
Eat’n’Talk Book Club — Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m. Children in grades 6-8 discuss books they choose; refreshments provided, books available at registration.
Can You Be a Landlord? — Thursdays, Jan. 17 and 24, 7 p.m. Shelton real estate agent and investor Mala Vaiash shares experiences and insights in this two part workshop/seminar for potential landlords. Registration suggested to reserve a seat, refreshments.
On display — Collectible kitchen implements and tools to inspire cooking adventures.
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 Shawn Fields, Branch Director (firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-926-0111). A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.