Friends Of The Woodbridge Library Annual Book Sale First Weekend In June
Which is a better start to summer? A good book or a beautiful plant? This year, you don’t have to choose. On Saturday, June 2, the Garden Club of Woodbridge and the Friends of the Woodbridge Library are pairing up. The Friends Annual Book Sale will be inside the Library and the Garden Club’s Plant Sale will be on the lawn outside the library. Buy a plant, buy a book — support your Town!
The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale begins Thursday evening May 31, from 5-8 pm. Thursday is a “first choice members only” evening for Friends of the Library members featuring our entire inventory, including some special finds. You can become a member at the door or join anytime at the Circulation Desk. Membership starts at $10 for a senior or student, $15 for an individual, and $25 for a family.
The book sale will be open to the general public on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, from 10 am – 5 pm and Monday, June 4 from 12-5 pm. On Monday, to clear the inventory, members of the Friends, Woodbridge Town employees and teachers are invited to fill a bag for free. For $5, the general public may fill a bag of books.
The Friends are still accepting book donations until a week before the book sale begins. Please drop off your gently used books at the library during business hours. Please make sure the items you donate are not worn, tattered, yellowed, stained, musty or written in.
The Friends are also looking for volunteers (adults and teens in grades 9 and up) in the weeks leading up to the book sale and at the event. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Friends at 203-389-3493 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Residents Speak About Famous Protest
The library will be screening A Hero for Daisy on Thursday, May 3 at 7 pm. This documentary chronicles two-time Olympian and Title IX pioneer, Chris Ernst. In 1976, Chris galvanized her rowing team at Yale University to storm the athletic director’s office to protest substandard conditions for the women. Nineteen women stripped, exposing the phrase “Title IX” emblazoned in blue marker. The demonstration was covered by all of the major news outlets the following day, and the Yale phones started ringing. The women found themselves with new locker rooms two weeks later. The nation, by virtue of this action, became acquainted with Title IX.
Mary O’Connor, a freshman of the Yale rowing team at that time who participated in the strip and Nat Case, the women’s crew coach at that time, will speak after the film screening about the famous event and fill in any colorful details not covered in the film.
Upcoming Film Screenings at the Library
All film screenings are Thursdays at 7pm. Seating is first come, first served. No reservations are required.
- May 3: A Hero for Daisy
- May 10: The Florida Project
- May 17: All the Money in the World
- May 24: I, Tonya
- May 31: The Post
The Softer Side of Celtic with Jeff Snow
Wednesday, May 2 at 7 pm
Join Jeff Snow for an evening of Celtic songs and stories and watch him play several instruments including the 12 string guitar, autoharp and Celtic Bouzouki and Bodhran.
Natural Remedies from Nature’s Apothecary
Wednesday, May 9 at 7 pm
Join Savvy Tea Gourmet of Madison for a talk that will cover blends created to deal with many of life’s conditions while helping people avoid reaching for a pill bottle.
Boot Camp for the Senses with Tovah Martin
Tuesday, May 15 at 7 pm
An exploration of the garden to heighten perception on all levels, learning to attune your nose to the scents and train your ears to listen. This lecture will broaden horizons and enhance your quality of life as hands-on gardeners.
Identity Fraud and Scams Workshop with Mike Savenelli
Monday, May 21 at 7 pm
Mike will cover 10 major points that will help prevent anyone from becoming a victim and assist in what to do if you’ve been a victim; his presentation will include information about the latest Equifax breach.
Children and Teen Events
Sneak Peek Book Club
Thursday, May 3 from 5:30-6:30 pm
Kids in grades 5-6 can get in on the Town’s Historical Society celebration a few days early with an old-fashioned craft and snack, and, of course, a highlight of some great historical fiction books. nRegister online or at the Children’s Desk.
Welcome Spring Recycled Planter
Saturday, May 5 at 3 pm
Bring your friends to make a planter complete with flowers using paper, ribbon, silk flowers and more! Containers, plants, potting soil and a surprise included. Ages 7 and up.
Art Escape featuring cubist/artist George Braques
Monday, May 7 at 6:30 pm
Learn about the famed artist and create a collage in his style. Ages 5 and up. Registration required.
Crazy 8’s Math Club
Saturday, May 12 from 2-3 pm
Kids in grades K-2, come to the library for an exciting math challenge! We’ll be using lasers, mirrors and math to bounce light around a maze. Register online or at the Children’s Desk.
Art Escape featuring author/illustrator Arnold Lobel
Monday, May 14 at 6:30 pm
Learn about the famed author/illustrator, most known for the Frog and Toad series and make a related craft. Ages 5 and up. Online registration required.
Thursday, May 17 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Come to the library to discuss the book Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell. We’ll talk about the book and have an activity and a snack! Kids in grades 2-3 can register at the Children’s Desk and receive a copy of the book.
SAT Practice Test with the Princeton Review
Saturday, May 19 @ 10:30am
Come to the library and take a practice test proctored by the Princeton Review under real test taking conditions. You will get detailed results of your test highlighting your strengths and weaknesses. Online registration is required.