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Woodbridge Town Library Events –February 2016

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.

Spring Floral Arranging Workshop

Wednesday, February 17 @ 6:30pm

Join Donna Rapino of Diva Fiore to create a spring floral arrangement. Donna studied floral design in London under Paula Pryke and aims to educate about the joy, care, and handling of flowers. A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor in cash at the beginning of class. You must bring your own container, but all other materials will be provided. Please register online, at the Circulation Desk, or by phone at 203-389-3433.

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 its centennial, the library will be screening To Make a Farm followed by discussion on 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.

Peeps in the Library Contest – Open to all ages!

March 1 – April 30

Join us for the second annual Peeps in the Library Contest at the Woodbridge Town Library. This contest is open to all ages and you may enter individually or work in a team. Registration begins on Tuesday, March 1 and goes until Friday, March 18th. Please register in person at the Circulation Desk and you will receive a pack of Peeps and the contest rules to get started.

Participants are challenged to make a diorama of a scene from their favorite book or movie using Peeps as characters. Completed dioramas will be accepted during library hours between Monday, March 28 and Friday, April 1. The dioramas will be on display from April 1 until April 30. Library patrons will have the opportunity to vote on their favorites until April 22th and winners will be announced on April 25th. There will be four prize categories: Adult, Teen, Child, and Child/Family.

Please see the Circulation Desk or email kward@woodbridgect.org for full set of contest rules. This free program is open to the public. Space is limited, and in-person registration is required.

Fantastic Fondue with Robin Glowa

Tuesday, March 1 @ 7pm

Join Robin Glowa, The Conscious Cook, and enjoy a delicious evening sampling the decadent delights of fondue, featuring creative and healthy twists. Tantalize your taste buds with both classic and new fondue recipes that will warm your winter nights! Space is limited and registration is required. Please register at the Circulation Desk, by phone at 203-389-3433, or online at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org.

How to Raise Chickens presented by Koan Farms

Wednesday, March 2 @ 6:30pm

Join Farmer Ethan from Koan Farms in Woodbridge (and one of his chickens!) and learn all the essentials of raising chickens. You will learn where to keep them, what to feed them, how to keep them healthy and laying eggs, and more! Fresh Koan Farms eggs will also be available for purchase. Please register online, at the Circulation Desk, or by phone at 203-389-3433. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

DIY Natural Beauty Workshop

Tuesday, March 8 @ 7pm

Sami Jensen, owner and chief beauty maker of florapothecarie is popping up at the Woodbridge Town Library on March 8 to chat all things beauty! She will share her path to making beauty products, teach us about some of the toxic chemicals in our cosmetics (and how to avoid them), and show us how to make our own sugar scrubs, body oils, and bath teas! Space is very limited and registration is required. Please register at the Circulation Desk, by phone at 203-389-3433, or online at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org.

Self-Defense by Family Martial Arts and Fitness

Saturday, March 12 @ 1pm

Learn real world self-defense for the average person! No experience necessary! What you will learn:

How to use the strength of your body to defeat even the strongest of attackers

Learn the psychology of attackers and how to use it against them

Gain confidence in yourself and your abilities. This will be a hands-on class so wear comfortable clothing. This class is for adults and teens ages 13 and older. Please register at the Circulation Desk, by phone at 203-389-3433, or online at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org.

Film Screenings

To Make a Farm

Thursday, February 18 @ 7pm

In conjunction with Massaro Farm and in celebration of its 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.

Brooklyn

Thursday, February 25 @ 7pm

Rated PG-13 – 1hr 51minutes. An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Children’s Programs

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

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.

Valentine Drop-in Craft

Saturday, February 13 from 1-3pm

Come to the library for a make and take craft, and check out some Valentine books too! This activity is suitable for children of all ages. No registration required.

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.

Crazy 8s Math Club

Wednesday, February 24 @ 5pm

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 – Tin Can Folk Art

Saturday, February 27 @ 2pm ages 10 to teens

Have a blast crushing a tin can, hand-painting it, and then filling it with whimsical art! We’ll use buttons, jewels, string, yarn, tissue paper, trim, and so much more! Ages 10 to teens. Please register online!

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