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Woodbridge Library February Events

Adult Events

An Evening with the Gillettes, presented by Harold & Theodora Niver

Wednesday, February 21 at 7 PM

Who was William Gillette?  What was his connection to Sherlock Holmes?  The Nivers become the Gillettes, flitting back and forth between being presenters and portrayers; their knowledge of Sherlock Holmes, the Gillettes, and Gillette Castle is extensive.  Prepare to be educated and entertained!  Please register.

Craft Workshop: St. Patrick’s Day Door Decoration

Monday, February 26, 6 to 8 PM

Registration required.  Space limited.  Make something lucky and green for your door!  Actual craft to be announced soon.  Check the library or our website for more details.  Teens and tweens welcome!  Fourth graders and up, please.

Teen Tech Drop-In Help

Wednesday, February 28 at 2:45 PM

Come with your tech questions and our teen tech experts will give you one on one help to solve your issues.  Please register online.

Film Screenings

February 15:  Breathe

(Drama, Romance; PG-13, 117 mins)

February 22:  Last Flag Flying

(Comedy, Drama; R, 124 mins)

Children and Teen Events

National Polar Bear Day Celebration (ages 4+)

Saturday, February 10 at 3 PM

Registration required.  Space & supplies limited.  Learn everything there is to know about polar bears and more!  We’ll also hear stories, enjoy a snack, follow the bear tracks to find treasure, and make a model magic clay polar bear.

Tweens Celebrate Lunar New Year!(Grades 5 & 6)

Thursday, February 15 at 5:30 PM

Register online or at the Children’s Desk.  Come celebrate Lunar New Year!  We’ll discuss books by Asian authors, make a Lunar New Year project, and have a snack.

Crazy 8’s Math Club (Grades K-2)

Saturday, February 17 at 2 PM

Registration required.  Space & supplies limited.  Use math to learn how to read a pirate treasure map!

NEW! Middle School Book Club for Grades 7 & 8

Tuesday, February 20, 6 to 7 PM

Registration required.  Join our brand new book club!  This month, we’re reading Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, about a girl who is half-human, half-dragon in a world where humans and dragons have an uneasy peace.  Register online and we’ll put a copy of the book on hold for you to pick up!

Graphic Novel Club (Grades 3 & 4 only)

Tuesday, February 22 at 5:30 PM

Registration required.  Space & supplies limited.  Join us this month to discuss Babymouse Goes for the Gold, and for a bunch of fun Olympics-themed activities. Copies of the book available at the Children’s Desk.

Join our Teen Tech Team!

Assist our adult patrons with their computers and mobile devices at a once a month drop-in program.  Great for college applications and fulfilling volunteer hours.  Contact Katherine Ward at kward@woodbridgect.org for details.

The Second Event in the Massaro Farm at the Library Series will be a Screening of Documentary “ Fresh”

Join Massaro Farm and the Library for a screening of the fascinating documentary film, “Fresh” followed by a discussion of the sustainable food movement.  The event will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 28th in the Woodbridge Town Library Meeting Room, and is free and open to the public.  “Fresh” offers an illuminating look into our current food production methods, as well as how food production is being reinvented across America.  Following the film’s showing (running time:  72 minutes) there will be a short discussion about the movie, this region’s food production innovations, and what you can do to eat fresh, local food.  Seating is limited; please pre-register by calling the library at 203-389-3433 or go to www.woodbridgetownlibrary.org.

This film screening of “Fresh” is part of the “Massaro Farm at the Library” program.  Other “Massaro Farm at the Library” events include:

Wednesday, March 28 @ 6:00 pm: Potluck Supper and discussion on the theme of “Eating with the Seasons”.  Participants are asked to bring a dish to share with its recipe and a serving spoon.

Wednesday, April 25 @ 6:00 pm:  Workshop:  “Cooking Herbs & Spices from your Garden” with Natalie Glidden.

Woodbridge Town Library Debuts New Logo

The Woodbridge Town Library is debuting a new logo, marking the most dramatic change in its visual identity in many decades.  Using a modern, geometric form in green, the logo better reflects the library today as it nods toward technology and innovation.  The logo was inspired by an adaptation of an architectural element from the oldest part of the Library, specifically an ornamental wooden motif on its roof.  “Our new logo is not only eye-catching, but it also clearly conveys who we are to the community, ” said Eric Werthmann, Library Director.  “It does this by containing a visual element that reflects our traditions, while also emphasizing our forward-thinking outlook.”

The new logo was designed by Michelle Kliman of Chicago-based MK Studios.  Michelle is a Woodbridge native, which gave her a special insight into the local community.  “I took inspiration from the history of the original building and its architectural elements to create a design with heritage, while making it modern, clean and contemporary.” said Kliman.

Please look for the new logo on the library website and future publicity materials.  The library will have new “swag” featuring the logo in upcoming weeks.

The Friends of the Woodbridge Library Are Accepting Used Book Donations

The Friends of the Woodbridge Library want your gently used books!  Fiction, non-fiction, hardcover, paperback, adult, young adult and children’s books are all being accepted.  DVDs and CDs are being accepted too!

Please make sure any donated items do not have water damage, mold, yellowed pages, or writing on the inside.  Donations may be placed in the marked bin in the lobby of the library or call 203-389-3493 to arrange a pick-up of larger donations.

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