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Woodbridge Town Library Events – 1/15/16

Adult Programs

Please register for adult programs at the Circulation Desk, by phone at 203-389-3433, or online at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org.

Adult Winter Reading Program

January 4 – February 26th

Read and review books to qualify for our weekly prize drawings and join us for hot cocoa on Thursday evenings from 4 -7pm. Each week one book review will be drawn and the winner can choose a prize.

Purposeful Destiny with Joan Hoey

Wednesday, January 27 @ 6:30pm

Is your New Year resolution to create a new you? Join local author and social worker Joan Hoey to hear about her book Purposeful Destiny to help people struggling to find their highest destiny in life. Hoey’s book urges readers to reach beyond their own limitations and find a power higher than themselves. Registration required.

Valentine Cupcake class with Gloria Hoda

Wednesday, February 10 @ 7pm

Valentine’s Day is approaching. Surprise your loved ones with a sweet treat. Learn to make red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and Boston Cream Pie cupcakes (filled with pastry cream) and frosted with ganache. Samples and frosting recipes included, plus hands-on time frosting your own cupcakes. Registration required.

The Pierce Campbell Trio – “The Look of Love” Classic Jazz Love Songs Concert

Thursday, February 11 @ 7pm

The Pierce Campbell Jazz Trio features Pierce Campbell (of the Kerry Boys) on guitar and vocals, Tony Pasqualoni on acoustic bass and Loren Evarts on keyboards. They will be performing classic jazz Love Songs for Valentine’s Day from artists like Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. With excellent vocals, improvisation and a stellar song selection, they have an energy and sound that will engage you right from the start.

To Make a Farm film screening and discussion with farmer Susan Mitchell

Thursday, February 18 @ 7pm

In conjunction with Massaro Farm and in celebration of their centennial, the library will be screening “To Make a Farm” followed by discussion on the both the importance and future of small farms in CT with guest farmer Susan Mitchell. This documentary is an intimate portrait of five young Canadians that decide to become farmers.

Film Screenings

The Intern

Thursday, January 21st @ 7pm

Rated PG-13 – 2hr; 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin. Starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway.

Everest

Thursday, January 28th @ 7pm

Rated PG-13 – 2hr; A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm. Based on an incredible true story.

Bridge of Spies

Thursday, February 4 @ 7pm

Rated PG-13 – 2hr 21 min; During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. Starring Tom Hanks.

To Make a Farm

Thursday, February 18 @ 7pm

In conjunction with Massaro Farm and in celebration of their centennial, the library will be screening “To Make a Farm” followed by discussion on the both the importance and future of small farms in CT with guest farmer Susan Mitchell. This documentary is an intimate portrait of five young Canadians that decide to become farmers.

Children’s Programs

Please register for required programs online at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org.

Crazy 8’s Math Club

Saturday, January 23 @ 2pm

How far can marshmallows fly? Find out at our catapult workshop. This program is limited to 12 participants. Please register online. This program is for children in grades K – 2.

10s to Teens Art Session

Monday, January 25 @ 6:30pm ages 10 to teens

Cozy up to winter and make a sock snowman! Bring your creativity and your friends! Please register online.

Minions Program

Saturday, January 30 @ 2pm

Do you love Minions? Join us for a story, craft, and more during this afternoon program. This program is for children in grades K – 3. Please register online.

Ready to Read

Thursdays, beginning February 4 @ 10:30am

Join us on Thursday mornings at 10:30 for Ready to Read! Attend this new program for two and three-year-olds! Help your child build a foundation for developing language and pre-reading skills. Our new Ready to Read program for 2s and 3s encourages talking, singing, and reading. Discover the kinds of books that help build vocabulary and make reading together fun. No registration needed.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, February 6 @ 10:30am & 2pm

Join us for a fun filled day of activities at the library. We will have stories and crafts for children ages 3-5 at 10:30am and a puppet show by Pumpernickel Puppets at 2 pm for ages 3 and up. Online registration required for the puppet show.

Little Bits Workshop

Tuesday, February 16 @ 2pm (grades 4 and up)

LittleBits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower you to invent anything. The Bits snap together with magnets, to create a complete circuit. Build a skyscraper and watch it light up! This is a small introductory workshop limited to 10 participants. Children will be paired with teens to guide them through the project. Advance online registration is required.

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