Woodbridge Reads: One Book, One Town
June 1 – July 31, 2015
Join us for our first annual community read program. Stop by the library and check out a copy of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver and stop in for special events and discussion surrounding the book. See several related events below.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle cooking demonstration with Robin Glowa
Tuesday, June 2 @ 7pm
Join us as Robin prepares dishes from Animal, Vegetable, Miracle to inspire you to use in season and local produce! Recipes and samples are included. Registration required.
Thursday, June 11 @ 6:30pm
Join Katie Gilmore to learn how to make mozzarella, ricotta cheese, and butter. Demonstration includes recipes and samples! Space limited, please register.
Bead Stringing Workshop with Geralyn Tagatec
Monday, June 15 @ 7pm
Learn a new way of creating a necklace using tiger tail wire and crimp beads in this hands-on workshop. You will leave the class with a finished necklace. All materials provided. $8 materials fee due to the instructor in cash at class. Registration required.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Book Discussion with Dr. Mark Schenker
Tuesday, June 16 @ 7pm
Join Dr. Mark Schenker, Senior Associate Dean at Yale College to discuss Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Registration required.
Wednesday, June 24 from 4-7pm
Stop by the Farmers’ Market on opening day for fresh and local produce! Participating farms and vendors include Massaro Community Farm, Gentle Giant Farm, Amity Garden Center, Sweet Sage Bakery, Dash N Drizzle oils, Fox Hollow Farm maple syrup, Four Flours and Chubby Oven Pizza food trucks and more to come!
Thursday, June 18 @ 7:00pm
A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders. Rated PG. 129 minutes.
Fresh Film Screening
Thursday, June 25 @ 7:00pm
FRESH outlines the vicious cycle of our current food production methods, while also celebrating the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are reinventing our food system, from a basketball player and former-executive-turned-urban-farmer to a poetic prophet of the fields who tells us: We can raise everything we need without any of the industrial food system. Not Rated. 72 minutes.
Children and Teen Programs
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Themed Story Times
Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
For grades K-3 and Saturdays at 11am for ages 3-5 no registration required.
Teen Book Discussion
Tuesday, June 2 @ 3:30pm
Teens, unmask superheroes and dreaded villains! Join us to learn about new teen titles that reveal heroes, heroines, thugs, and scoundrels. You can also sign up for the teen summer reading program and indulge in a refreshing afterschool snack. Please register online.
Build with Lego Blocks
Monday, June 8 from 4-5pm and Saturday, June 20 from 3-4pm
Mix fun and learning when you use your imagination to create creatures, cars, superheroes, structures, and more! Ages 5 and up. Please register online.
Eager Readers Book Group (K-2)
Monday, June 15 @ 6:30pm
Read What the Ladybug Heard by Julia Donaldson at home and join us for a book discussion and craft. Register at the Children’s Desk when you check out a copy of the book!
Teens to Teens Art Session
Wednesday, June 17 @ 6:30pm grades 4 and up
Gumdrops and Toothpicks, an unlikely pair for creating and building structures. Join us to see what you can create.
Every Hero Has A Story Summer Reading Program
Registration starts June 19 and goes until Aug. 19 (Ages 4-12)
Join the fun at the Woodbridge Town Library and be a part of our 2015 Summer Reading Program for children. We have books for readers of all ages, ongoing craft, book group, and storytime programs. Join us for special children’s events on Farmers’ Market days, June 24, July 8, July 22, Aug. 5 and 19. All of our programs are free; however some require advance online registration. Check our library website for dates and times www.woodbridge.lioninc.org, and be sure to opt in to our e-news for the latest updates.
Drop In Craft For All Ages: What’s In The Garden?
Monday, June 22 3-5pm
Stop by to make something that grows in a garden. No registration required.
Plant a seed @The Farmers’ Market
Wednesday, June 24 from 4-7pm
Ages 3 and up while supplies last. Participants will start pumpkin seeds that can be planted in their own gardens within a few weeks. Children can also paint a unique pumpkin patch to take home. No registration required.
Strolling Magician Ed Popielarczyk
Wednesday, June 24 from 4-7pm
Join magician Ed Popielarczyk at the Woodbridge Library Farmers’ Market where he will be doing some pocket magic and making colorful balloon animals. Grab a chipwich at the Four Flours food truck or a slice at the Chubby Oven Pizza Truck!
Reading Together Returns this Summer!
If your child is entering grades K-3 this is the program for you! Our Reading Together events take place Thursdays at 5pm July 9 through August 27. Trained teens will be on hand with specially selected stories, to share the joy of reading and motivate children to read for pleasure. Come to as many sessions as your schedule permits and join the fun! Online registration begins June 15 at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org. For more information, please stop by the Children’s Desk, or call 203 389-3439.
June Art Exhibit By Daniel Rosner
An exhibition of 32 water-color paintings and prints by Daniel E. Rosner, Yale Prof. (Emeritus) of Chemical Engineering, will be on view for the month of June 2015 at the Woodbridge Town Library. This exhibition of 32 original water-color paintings and prints spans over a 60-year creative period. Chronologically beginning with a woodcut and two water-color paintings completed upon graduating from the High School of Music & Art (NYC) as Class of 1951 August St. Gaudens Medalist, this collection includes an etching, collagraph, linoleum cut and 2 woodcuts done in the midst of Dan’s career as a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Yale University. It concludes with a series of water-color paintings completed in the last 3 years during his period of phased-retirement˗several of which were featured in recent exhibits of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, Creative Arts Workshop, Hamden Art League, Arts Council, Yale’s Morse College and Koerner Center, and at the local public libraries of Orange and Hamden, CT.