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Woodbridge Library Events: 9/1/17

Save the Date

Swinging Through the Stacks at the Woodbridge Town Library

For two days in November, the Woodbridge Town Library will be transformed into an 18-hole miniature golf course!  This event is presented by the Friends of the Woodbridge Library and all proceeds will go towards library programs and technology.

On Friday, November 3, attend the Adult Par-Tee (ages 18-plus).  Putt your way through the library after hours from 6-9p.m.while enjoying music, appetizers, beer and wine.  Cost to participate is $25 per person or $40 per couple.  This includes unlimited games of mini-golf and free food.

Saturday, November 4, is Fore Families! from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  It will be a “hole” lot of fun for folks of all ages!  Cost is $5 per adult, $3 per child, and $15 for a family of up to two adults and 5 children.  Prices are per game.

The library is looking for local businesses and families to sponsor each of the 18 holes.  Please contact Katherine Ward at 203-389-3466 or kward@woodbridgect.org if you are interested.  Each sponsor is invited to decorate their hole.

Woodbridge Town Library Introduces New Online Museum Pass Registration Option

Reserving a museum pass is about to become a lot easier for Woodbridge Town Library patrons!  On September 1, the library is introducing Library Insight, a new online reservation system for museum passes that allows patrons to reserve and print out museum passes from the comfort of their own home.  Patrons will now have the option to book museum passes up to 60 days in advance with a maximum of five bookings per month.  Passes will only be able to be booked under Adult cards.

Online registrations will not be available for Long Wharf Theatre, the Shoreline Trolley Museum, the Maritime Aquarium, or Mystic Aquarium passes.  Also, we have two new museum passes for you to check out – the Florence Griswold Museum and the Mark Twain House!  Please contact the Information Desk at 203-389-3434 with any questions.

An Evening with the Jim Clark Quartet

Tuesday, September 26 @ 7pm

The Jim Clark Quartet plays jazz favorites and songs from classic American films.  Join us for a night of smooth jazz and classic songs from the big screen.  Refreshments will be served and registration is required.  This program is sponsored by the Eckhart Fund.  For more information on how you can donate to this fund please contact Katherine Ward at kward@woodbridgect.org.

Adult Programs At The Woodbridge Town Library

Connecticut Characters Book Lecture and Signing with Lennie Grimaldi

Thursday, September 14 at 7 PM

Lennie Grimaldi’s book chronicles forty years of covering spicy personalities:  political chili peppers such as John Rowland and Joe Ganim, pop culture cloves Linda Blair and the Warrens, habañero Hells Angels and mobsters, even the FBI and Donald Trump, too.  Getting these interviews was not easy; hear Lennie’s stories about how exactly he used his skills and savvy to score interviews with the colorful characters who have added to Connecticut’s history.

Lennie Grimaldi is an award-winning journalist, whose work has appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, TV Guide, Yankee Magazine, and Connecticut Magazine.  He also served as media consultant to Donald Trump in the mid to late 1990s.  He is the founder and host of the webzine Only in Bridgeport, devoted to government and politics in Connecticut’s most populous city.

Thursday Night Film Screenings:

  • Thursday, September 7 at 7 PM:  Paris Can Wait
  • Thursday, September 14 at 7 PM:  No film screening.  Please join us for Connecticut Characters with Lennie Grimaldi.
  • Thursday, September 21 at 7 PM:  The Dinner
  • Thursday, September 28 at 7 PM:  The Circle

Upcoming Children’s Programs (Beginning On September 5)

Ongoing Programs

Babies (0 to 18 months) Wednesdays from 10:30am – 11am

Join us for songs rhymes, fun for little ones.

Storycraft (ages 3-5) Saturdays from 11:00am – 11:30 am

Join us for a literature based program and art project!

Storycraft (grades K-3) Mondays from 6:30 pm-7:15 pm (excluding the last Monday of the month)

Join us for a literature based program and art project!

Ready to Read (18 – 36 months) Thursdays from 10:30am – 11am

Find out how talking, singing, and reading build vocabulary and a love of books!

NEW! Make It and Take it Tuesdays (Ages 4 and older) 4:00pm-4:30pm

Drop in and make something new each week!

Eager Readers Book Group (grades k-2)

Meets the last Monday of every month at 6:30 pm. – Stop by the Children’s Desk to pick up a copy of this month’s book selection.  Read the book at home and then stop by for a book discussion and craft.

Special Children’s Programs

Back to School Craft: (Grades 5 and up) Thursday, September 7, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Drop in and decorate a notebook and pencil for school!

Family Maker Challenge

Popsicle Stick Catapult Engineering Challenge (Ages 7 and up with an Adult) Saturday, September 9, 2pm.  Create a Popsicle stick catapult that launches a marshmallow the farthest distance.  Registration required.

Great Authors Book Club

Suzy Kline (Grades 2-4) Thursday, Sept. 14 4:30pm

Join us to discuss Suzy Kline’s books.  We will play games; do a craft and much more.  Registration required.

Your Amazon Purchases Can Support the Friends of the Library

Did you know you can support the Friends of the Library just by shopping on Amazon?  When you #StartWithaSmile and shop via smile.amazon.com and choose the Friend of the Woodbridge Library as your designated charity, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Friends of Woodbridge Library.  Go to smile.amazon.com and search for Friends of the Woodbridge Library or bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7373701.  For questions on this please, contact the Library Information Desk at 203-389-3434.

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