The Woodbridge Town Library is pleased to announce its first community reading program: Woodbridge Reads: One Book, One Town. The library is encouraging adults and teens in the community to read Animal, Vegetable Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver and then join the library throughout June and July to participate in various events and discussions surrounding the book. The book chronicles author Barbara Kingsolver and her family as they abandon the industrial food pipeline to live a rural life vowing that, for one year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it.
The One Book, One Town program launches on June 1 and continues until July 31st. Special events surrounding the One Book, One Town event include a cooking demonstration, cheese-making class, book discussion with Dr. Mark Schenker, Natural Living Workshop, author visit with Anthony Riccio, and beekeeping workshop. Going along with the theme of eating locally, the library farmers’ market will also open again on June 24 and run bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 4-7pm. The closing event will be a special night at Wheelers restaurant on Wednesday, July 29 from 6-8pm where patrons can receive a discount on a special locavore menu.
Copies of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle are available for checkout at the library. If you would like more information on the program or to register for any of the events, please visit the library website at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org or contact Program and Outreach Coordinator Katherine Ward at 203-389-3466.