Celebrating 300 Years Of Connecticut’s Remarkable Women With The Connecticut Women’s Hall Of Fame
Wednesday, February 22 at 7 PM – Please register. Learn about some of our state’s most remarkable women in this interactive multi-media program! Be inspired as you learn about well-known figures like Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn and Marian Anderson and lesser known heroines like Maria Sanchez, Barbara McClintock and Hannah Watson. This presentation will introduce you to the Hall, its mission and programs, and give you a panoramic view of some of its inductees from across all fields of endeavor.
Drop-in Tech Help
Wednesday, February 22 from 2:45 – 3:45 PM — no registration required. Do you have a question or need some help with your laptop, smartphone or other device? Let our Teen Tech Team help!
Intro to Skype
Friday, February 24 at 2 PM or Wednesday, March 1 at 11 AM — Skypenis an application that provides video chat and voice call services, and it allows users to communicate over the Internet by voice using a microphone, by video using a webcam, and by instant messaging. Learn how to use this technology on your smartphone, laptop, or other device.
February 9: The Accountant (R, 128 minutes.);
February 16: The Magnificent Seven (PG-13, 133 minutes);
February 23: nWar Dogs (R, 116 minutes).
“Life After Life”: A Future Classics Book Discussion with Dr. Schenker
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Woodbridge Town Library — Kate Atkinson is an award-winning English writer. Her novel, Life After Life, was the winner of the Costa Novel Award and the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Prize, and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize. It was also voted Book of the Year in 2014 for the independent booksellers associations on both sides of the Atlantic. Books will be available for loan at the circulation desk. Dr. Mark J. Schenker, Senior Associate Dean of Yale College and Dean of Academic Affairs will lead the lively discussions. He has led book discussions in Connecticut libraries for over 15 years, and has given numerous lectures on writers and their works.
Pysanka Egg-Making Workshop
Saturday, March 11 from 2 to 4 PM — Pysanka is an ancient folk art, and a traditional craft in Ukraine. The method is similar to batik – patterns are drawn on the egg with wax, which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied. By repeating this process with different colors of dye, a multi-colored pattern is built up. Finally, the wax is removed to reveal the colors that were covered up at each stage. The symbols and colors used are rich in meaning. Sharon Leonard (aka “the Egg Lady”) of Newington, with over 30 years’ experience, will teach the class. Free, but registration is required. Space is limited. Participants must be at least 8 years old due to open flames used—no exceptions.
Meet Ann Nyberg
Saturday, March 18 at 1 PM — Join us as we welcome local celebrity, WTNH News Anchor, and author Ann Nyberg to present her latest book, Remembering Katharine Hepburn: Stories of Wit and Wisdom About America’s Leading Lady. From tales from her beloved Fenwick in Connecticut to her time as an actress, endearing memories of Kate are recounted that highlight her individuality, confidence, determination, and zest for life. Copies will be available for sale.
Butterflies in my Backyard
Thursday, March 23 at 7 PM — Explore the wonders of Connecticut’s butterflies in gardens & meadows w/renowned lepidopterist Victor DeMasi. He will take you on a sunny day walk through his butterfly meadow in Redding, Connecticut. Along the way you will view some of the rare and common species he has seen there in 40 years of stewardship. An impressive display of specimens from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History will be on display.
Children and Teen Programs
Eager Readers Book Group (Grades K-2)
Monday, February 13 at 6:30 PM — please register online — Read the hilarious tale of George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora, and join us at the library for a book discussion, fun and a mixed media craft! Pick up a copy of the book at the library, read it at home, then join us on February 13.
Series Club: The Boxcar Children (Grades 2-4)
Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 PM — please register online — Books provided at the program—no need to read in advance! Learn the story of four orphaned children, and the home and adventures they create for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the forest and their grandfather’s backyard. We will also play games, do a craft, and have a snack.
Crazy 8’s Math Club (Grades K-2)—please register online
Saturday, February 25 at 1 PM — We are going to take a trip across the U.S., driving your car west-east on the interstate highway system. Can you be the first to complete your journey?! Space and supplies are limited to 12 participants.
Thursday, March 9 and 30 @ 6:30pm — This program is for middle school students in grades 6-8. Every month we will meet to review the books we have read, and recommend books for others to read. Get a free book, enjoy some snacks, make some friends and get first pick at new books. Please register online.
Ongoing Programs (weekly)
Storycraft (grades K-3) Tuesdays at 6:30 PM;
Baby Rhyme Time (0–18 months) Wednesdays at 10:30 AM;
Ready to Read (18-36 months) Thursdays at 10:30 AM;
Preschool Storycraft (ages 3-5) Saturdays at 10:30 AM.