Please register for adult events online at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org, by phone at 203-389-3433, or in person at the Circulation Desk.
Peeps in the Library Contest – Open to all ages!
March 2 – April 30
Join us for the second annual Peeps in the Library Contest at the Woodbridge Town Library. This contest is open to all ages and you may enter individually or work in a team. Registration begins on Monday, March 2 and goes until Friday, March 20th. Please register in person at the Circulation Desk and you will receive a pack of Peeps and the contest rules to get started.
Participants are challenged to make a diorama of a scene from their favorite book or movie using Peeps as characters. Completed dioramas will be accepted during library hours between Monday, March 23 and Friday, March 27. The dioramas will be on display from March 27 until April 30. Library patrons will have the opportunity to vote on their favorites until April 14th and winners will be announced on April 15th. There will be three prize categories: Adult, Teen, and Child/Family.
Please see the Circulation Desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org for full set of contest rules. This free program is open to the public. Space is limited and in person registration is required.
Mysteries of the Golden Age with Dr. Mark Schenker
Wednesday, March 4 @ 7pm
Join Dr. Mark Schenker, Senior Associate Dean in Yale College, for the first of a two-part series in which we will contrast classic British mystery novels of the so-called Golden Age with American mystery novels of the same time period. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers and Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh will be discussed in March and The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett and The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler will be discussed on April 8th. Copies of all titles will be available for check out at the Circulation Desk. Registration Required.
Kerry Boys Live in concert
Tuesday, March 10 @ 7pm
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Join us for the musical Irish spirit of The Kerry Boys! Their humorous, high-energy show will have you clapping and singing along in no time, engaging you from start to finish with their pristine harmonies and wide collection of traditional and original songs. Come and get your Irish on! Registration Required.
Wednesday, March 11 @ 6pm
Join Woodbridge resident Ellen Bulger as she teaches us about the Bahamian island of Eleuthera through slides and shells. Registration required.
An Evening in Morocco
Tuesday, March 24 @ 6:30pm
Let Beecher Road School teacher and Woodbridge resident Caterina Zdrowski and members from the 2014 UNH Fulbright-Hays Global Projects Abroad teach you about Moroccan food, clothing, religion, music, education, politics, and more. Moroccan cookies and tea will be served. Please register.
Tea and Health
Tuesday, March 25 @ 7pm
Join Phil Parda of Savvy Tea Gourmet in Madison, CT for a presentation on the health benefits of tea. Tastings included. Space is limited and registration is required.
Pysanka Egg-making Workshop
Saturday, March 28 @ 12pm
Join Sharon Leonard, the “Egg Lady”, as she shares over 30 years of experience teaching this Ukrainian folk art. Pysanka is a Ukrainian decorative egg, created by using the written wax batik method. Beeswax mixed with soot and melted in a stylus is used to ‛write’ or make designs and symbols on the egg. Color is added by dipping the egg. Once the last dark color is used, the wax is melted over a flame and wiped away to reveal the colorful design underneath. Learn about this folk art form and create your own beautiful egg in this hands-on workshop. All materials (including eggs) will be provided. Space is limited to 20 participants. Registration required. Ages 14 and up.
No registration is required to attend a film screening. Seating is first come, first serve.
Thursday, March 5 @ 7pm/Rated R, 107minutes
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential.
Thursday, March 12 @ 7pm/Rated R, 128 minutes
The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul – a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,
Thursday, March 19 @ 7pm/Rated PG, 81 minutes
Alexander’s day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister – who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Thursday, March 26 @ 7pm/Rated R, 115 minutes
A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.
Children And Teen Programs
Please register for all children and teen programs online at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org
Drop-in Brick by Brick Lego Program
Mondays, February 23 – March 30 @ 4pm ages 5 and up
What can you make with Lego Blocks? Mix fun and learning to create your own Lego creations. No registration required. This is a drop-in program. While it may be tempting to bring your own Legos, tiny pieces can be lost easily and we have plenty here.
In Like a Lion…Out Like a Lamb drop-in crafts
Saturdays, March 7 and 21 from 1-4pm
They say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Stop by to make crafts related to this popular saying. We will make a lion craft on March 7 and lamb on March 21. All ages welcome. No registration required.
SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test with KAPLAN
Saturday, March 14 @ 11am
Representatives from KAPLAN will administer a free, proctored combination SAT and ACT practice test. All participants will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses and which test they performed better on. Gain invaluable experience at this practice session! Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org or call 203-389-3433.
Teen Book Discussion
Saturday, March 14 @ 3pm for high school students
Join us; we will celebrate March and chat about books that kept us company during the long winter. Try your luck at Irish trivia to win prizes and maybe if luck is with you there will be Irish treats to snack on. Please register online.
10’s to Teens Art Session
Wednesday, March 18 @ 6pm for students in grades 4 and up
We will be rolling colorful magazine pages to create our own unique art piece. Please register online.
All About Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Friday, March 20, 2015 grades K and up
Have you ever had a horrible day? What do you do on a day like that? Come find out what Alexander does at this special Friday storycraft session from 11-11:45am. Then at 2pm join us to see Alexander on the big screen with a parent or caregiver in the Meeting Room.
The Three-Ring Rascals
Saturday April 4 @ 2 pm for children in grades 2-4
Are you small and wise? Do you like popcorn? Do you sometimes get into trouble even though you try to be good? If so, you might be a rascal! You’ll laugh out loud when we introduce the first Three-Ring Rascals book by Kate Klise, The Show Must Go On! Step right up to hear the amazing tale of Sir Sidney’s Circus. Learn how the plot develops and get to know the characters. Have fun with book related activities and a craft. Copies of the book will be available for check out at the program. Space and supplies are limited. Register online beginning March 14th.