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Woodbridge Town Library Events: 3/10/17

Library Closed—Friday, April 14 (Good Friday). The Library will reopen on Saturday, April 15 at 10 AM.

Adult Programs

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

Long Wharf Theatre Passes will be available starting March 8 for Smart People which runs from March 15 to April 9.

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson: A Future Classics Book Discussion with Dr. Mark Schenker—Tuesday, March 7 at 7 PM.

Film Screening—Jackie—Thursday, March 9 at 7 PM; a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

Pysanka Egg Decorating Workshop with Sharon Leonard (ages 8 and up)—Saturday, March 11 at 2 PM.  Learn about this ancient Ukrainian folk art at this free program and leave with a decorated egg.

Fourth Annual “Peeps at the Library” Contest—Registration from Monday, March 13 to Saturday, April 1 at the Information Desk.

Author Adina Hoffman:  Till We Have Built Jerusalem, part of the JCC Jewish Author Series—please register online —Wednesday, March 15 at 7 PM.

Film Screening—Loving-Thursday, March 16 at 7 PM.  Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown.

Music and Medicine:  The Curse of the Mendelssohns, A Lecture with Dr. Gus Davis, Presented with HomeHaven-Monday, March 20 at 2 PM.  Pathologist Dr. Gus Davis reviews the life, music, and death of this famous composer.

Drop-in Tech Help with Teens—Wednesday, March 22 from 2:45-3:45 PM.  Do you have questions about your smartphone, laptop, tablet or other device?  Let our teen tech team help!

Antiques Roadshow Woodbridge Edition at the Woodbridge Senior Center—Wednesday, March 22 at 6 PM.  Our entertaining and informative evening with local historians and appraisers is back!

Butterflies in My Backyard Lecture with Victor DeMasi-Thursday, March 23 at 7 PM.  Victor DeMasi is a wetland conservation officer in Redding and a research affiliate at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.  An impressive display of specimens from the Peabody will be shown; he will also explain life histories of some of our species and how a butterfly garden promotes a diversity of aurelian beauties.

Lynda.com Class—Monday, March 27 at 3 PM.  Get introduced to this new library resource that you can use from home to learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife Presentation-Tuesday, March 28 at 7 PM.  Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women.  It wasn’t all spinning wheels and quilting bees.

hoopla Class—Wednesday, March 29 at 6 PM.  Another new resource at the library, hoopla offers a wide range of digital content including movies, music, ebooks, comics, graphic novels, TV series, and more.

Film Screening—Fences—Thursday, March 30 at 7 PM.  An adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh.  Bitter that baseball’s color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones.

Yale Science Diplomats:  “This Is Your Brain on Gaming:  The Realities of the Virtual World”—Monday, April 3 at 7 PM

Woodbridge Garden Club Meeting & Ikebana Demonstration—Tuesday, April 4 at 7 PM.  Ikebana is Japanese flower arranging—meeting and demonstration is open to the public.

Designing the Cutting Garden Workshop with Donna Rapino of Diva Fiore—Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 PM.  Get ready for spring and summer by learning what you need to plant to have fresh-cut flowers all summer long!

Children’s Programs

Please register for required programs online at www.woodbridgetownlibrary.org.

Teen Reads @ The Library—Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 PM.  A middle school book club for grades 6 to 8.  Every month we will meet to review the books we have read and recommend books for others to read.  Get free books, enjoy snacks, make friends, and get first pick at new books.

Eager Readers Book Group (Grades K-2):  Dave the Potter—Monday, March 13 at 6:30 PM.  Learn about Dave, an artist, poet, and potter who lived in South Carolina in the 1800s.  Pick up a copy of the book, Dave the Potter at the library, read it at home, then join us on March 13 for a book discussion and craft.

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts (Grades 6 and up)—Thursday, March 16 at 6 PM.  Come make green slime and decorate and enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day donut.

Crazy 8’s Math Club (Grades K-2):  Firefighter Training—Saturday, March 18 at 1 PM.  Firefighter training:  find out how much math firefighters do!  See how many pounds of gear they have to carry while moving quickly, learn what the different color caps on fire hydrants mean, and lots more.  Space and supplies are limited to 12 participants.

Series Club (Grades 2-4):  Judy Moody—Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 PM.  Books provided at the program—no need to read in advance!  In these books, sister and brother, Judy and Stink Moody, get themselves into tons of fun and mischief.  Learn about them and their adventures at this program where we will play games, do a craft, and have a snack.

Teen Reads @ The Library—Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 PM.  A middle school book club for grades 6 to 8.  Every month we will meet to review the books we have read and recommend books for others to read.  Get free books, enjoy snacks, make friends, and get first pick at new books.

Pumpernickel Puppets Present “The Frog Prince” (ages 4 and up)—Saturday, April 1 at 11 AM.  Join us for this very special edition of Saturday Stories.  Online registration required.

Animal Embassy presents World Wildlife -Wednesday, April 12 at 2 PM.  A hands-on, interactive, and entertaining, educational experience with live animals.  Online registration required.

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