Plumb Memorial & Huntington Branch Library

Special Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch Library. All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Thursday, Dec. 31, 9:00 AM
or call 203-924-1580.
When I was a kid one of things I most looked forward to was writing letters to my Pen Pal.  I would write a letter, send it off in the mail,  and then I would  eagerly run to the mailbox to see if there was a reply!  A Pen Pal is a friend you write letters to -  to keep in touch with and to get to know better by using the postal service. Since I am not hosting any library programs at this time and I am missing my Library Friends, I have decided to create this unique library friendship correspondence program: "Dear Miss Maura: A Pen Pal Club".

Each Pen Pal will be required to make a commitment to write two (2) letters a month for 4 months (December, January, February and March). I know you are probably thinking, "That's a lot of letters, Miss Maura! " It really isn't, as it is only eight (8) letters total. Pen Pal letters will be addressed and sent to:
Plumb Memorial Library-Miss Maura
65 Wooster Street
Shelton, CT 06484

I promise if your child writes to me, I will write to your child.  Each Pen Pal is required to register and must be between ages 5-10 years old.  I will provide each registered Pen Pal with a special "Pen Pal Kit" which will include: instructions, paper, stamps, envelopes, writing utensils, a schedule of suggested monthly writing topics and a few other goodies! I will also give a list of suggested monthly writing topics for the Pen Pal letters.

Once your child has registered, please come to Plumb Memorial Library either inside the library,  Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM and Saturday: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM or during Curbside Pickup: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM and pick-up your child's Pen Pal Kit.  NO appointment is needed. Just make sure to let the curbside attendant know you are here for a Pen Pal Kit and give them your child's name.

I will also provide Pen Pal videos on my Miss Maura's Programs Facebook Page offering writing tips, advice and encouragement plus I will share library books that feature letter writing and Pen Pals. If you have any questions about this program, please email me  at mgualtiere@biblio.org or call me at (203)924-1580 ext. 5108.

Registration begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 9:00 AM.  Registration will ONLY remain open until all spots are filled. Sponsored by exc-EL UCLA Grant.
Monday, Dec. 7, 10:30am
or call 203-926-0111.
Kids of any age can join Miss Jessica for a read aloud via Zoom! 
Patrons must register with an email address to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2:00PM
or call 203-924-1580.
Tweens/teens 11+ can join Miss Jessica on her Animal Crossing island to trade fossils/DIYs, dive for creatures, fish, catch bugs, and more!
***Patrons must have a Nintendo Switch, a copy of Animal Crossing, and an active internet connection for the Nintendo Switch in order to participate***
Monday, Dec. 14, 10:30am
or call 203-926-0111.
Kids of any age can join Miss Jessica for a read aloud via Zoom! 
Patrons must register with an email address to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2:00PM
or call 203-924-1580.
Tweens/teens 11+ can join Miss Jessica on her Animal Crossing island to trade fossils/DIYs, dive for creatures, fish, catch bugs, and more!
***Patrons must have a Nintendo Switch, a copy of Animal Crossing, and an active internet connection for the Nintendo Switch in order to participate***
Monday, Dec. 21, 10:30am
or call 203-926-0111.
Kids of any age can join Miss Jessica for a read aloud via Zoom! 
Patrons must register with an email address to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Thursday, Dec. 24, 2:00PM
or call 203-924-1580.
Tweens/teens 11+ can join Miss Jessica on her Animal Crossing island to trade fossils/DIYs, dive for creatures, fish, catch bugs, and more!
***Patrons must have a Nintendo Switch, a copy of Animal Crossing, and an active internet connection for the Nintendo Switch in order to participate***
Monday, Dec. 28, 10:30am
or call 203-926-0111.
Kids of any age can join Miss Jessica for a read aloud via Zoom! 
Patrons must register with an email address to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and password.
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2:30PM
or call 203-926-0111.
Teens 13+ can join Miss Jessica for an hour of Jackbox party games!
***Patrons must have 2 devices with internet access in order to participate***
Thursday, Dec. 31, 12:00PM
or call 203-924-1580.
December's Take and Make project is a No Sew Snow Person!
***YOU MAY PICK UP YOUR PROJECT STARTING DECEMBER 1, NO NEED TO WAIT UNTIL DECEMBER 31***
***EACH CHILD MUST BE REGISTERED INDIVIDUALLY TO RECEIVE THEIR OWN PROJECT***

Shelton Libraries have created a kit with all the materials needed to create your very own no sew sock snow person to celebrate the season. Be sure to check out our Facebook page (Huntington Branch Library Kids and Teens) for a model picture and a video that shows you how to create your project.
Registration begins Tuesday, December 1. Once registered, patrons can come to Plumb Memorial Library to pick up their projects. Please note that we are closed on 12/25.
***PROJECTS CAN BE PICKED UP AT PLUMB MEMORIAL LIBRARY ANY TIME BETWEEN DECEMBER 1 AND DECEMBER 31***
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2:00PM
or call 203-924-1580.
Tweens/teens 11+ can join Miss Jessica on her Animal Crossing island to trade fossils/DIYs, dive for creatures, fish, catch bugs, and more!
***Patrons must have a Nintendo Switch, a copy of Animal Crossing, and an active internet connection for the Nintendo Switch in order to participate***
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