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November Events at the Woodbridge Town Library

Murder, Mayhem, and Mystery with author David Handler

Monday, November 3 @ 7pm

Join us for a night of mystery, when local Connecticut author David Handler visits the Woodbridge Town Library for the Friends of the Library Annual Purves Lecture. Learn about David’s career, what inspires his writing, and about crafting a mystery. David has written eight novels about the witty and dapper celebrity ghostwriter Stewart Hoag and his faithful, neurotic basset hound, Lulu, including the Edgar and American Mystery Award-winning The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald. He also writes about the oddly matched crime fighting duo of New York film critic Mitch Berger and Connecticut State trooper Desiree Mitry. Please register online for this event, in person at the Circulation Desk, or by phone at 203-389-3433.

Talk Back of Picasso and the Lapin Agile with Director Gordon Edelstein

Thursday, November 13 @ 7pm

Join Director Gordon Edelstein as he shares his experiences directing three shows at Long Wharf Theatre this season, including Picasso and the Lapin Agile. Edelstein will give us insight into the play as well as take audience questions. Copies of the play are available for check out at the Circulation Desk and a discounted rate for the play is available for library patrons. Please register for this event online, in person, or by phone at 203-289-3466. See the Circulation Desk for further details.

Keep the Stress out of Holiday Shopping with Couponing Expert Gina Juliano

Thursday, November 20 @ 7pm

Shopping for the holidays shouldn’t be stressful or break the bank. Join Gina Juliano, couponing expert, as she shows you how to use coupons to cut your grocery bills in half, earn cash back on the gifts you purchase online, buy $25 restaurant gift cards for as little as $2, and fill your kids stockings for FREE. Please register for this program online, at the library Circulation Desk, or by phone at 203-389-3433.

Art Exhibit

November Art Exhibit – The work of Gregory Karas

Opening Reception Saturday, November 8 from 2pm -4pm

Gregory Karas is a Connecticut native painter that is comfortable using several mediums to depict landscapes, wildlife, and portraiture. Gregory is formally trained and attended Paier College of Art and has been involved professionally in the arts since graduating in 1983. Greg is employed as a full time commercial artist at Portfolio Arts Group and whenever his hectic schedule allows, he teaches at the Bob Boroski School of Art in Shelton. He is a board member on the Valley Arts Council and a member in the Connecticut Society of Plein Air Painters and the Easton Arts council.

His painting styles range from highly detailed studio works to loosely painted atmospheric paintings depicting the local landscape. Gregory’s work can be found hanging in several private collections throughout the United States. For purchasing information, questions, or comments, Greg can be reached at greg.karas@sbcglobal.net and be sure to visit his website at: www.gregkaras.com.

Film Screenings

Maleficent

Thursday, November 6th @ 7pm

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. Starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Rated PG. 97 minutes.

Jersey Boys

Tuesday, November 18th @ 7pm

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Rated R. 134 minutes.

Children’s Events

Eager Reader’s Book Group

Monday, November 10th @ 6:30pm

Learn how Chipmunk prepares for winter in this beautiful and informative book by Victoria Shernow. Books are available to check out at the Children’s Desk. Please register online at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org.

Crazy 8’s Math Club is coming soon!

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2pm for GRADES K-2

Math gone WILD! Are you ready for glow in the dark geometry? Have fun with polygons at our opening session. Math will never be the same again! Space is very limited. Advance online registration begins November 1, 2014 at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org.

Tens to Teens

Wednesday, November 12 @ 6:30pm

Our November 10s to Teens session has us gobbling up Thanksgiving Treats while we exchange book chats. Come; let’s talk about books we’ve been reading while making festive turkey treats. This program is for students in grade 4 and up.

Teen Events

Teen Slap Art

Wednesday, November 5 @ 6:30pm

Our November Teen Slap Art Session presents a creative challenge for community teens. The children’s department would like to create a Thanksgiving cornucopia to display using paper, paint, and recyclables. We invite creative high school students to help us with this project. In return you will earn community service hours. If you would like to create with us, please register online at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org.

ACT Practice Test with KAPLAN

Saturday, November 22 @ 11 am

Representatives from KAPLAN will administer a free, proctored practice test for the ACT exam under test day conditions. All participants will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. 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. Registration begins on November 1st.

 

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