Great Reads from the 1990’s book discussion with Dr. Mark Schenker
Wednesday, October 14 @ 7 pm (first of a three-part series)
Join Mark Schenker for a series of discussions of three award-winning works of literary fiction from the 1990s. The first novel discussed on October 14 will be David Guterson’s first novel, Snow Falling on Cedars (1994), which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The second novel discussed on November 18 will be Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader (1995; in English in 1997) which was awarded major literary prizes in France, Germany and Italy. The third novel discussed on December 9 will be Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999) which won the UK’s Orange Prize for Fiction. Registration required. Books available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.
Pendant Necklace Jewelry Class with Kim Larkin
Monday October 19 @ 6:30 pm
Join Kim Larkin to create your own pendant necklace with beads. You will leave this workshop with a completed necklace to take home. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online, at the Circulation Desk, or by phone at 203-389-3433. There is no fee for this class.
Wisdom of Woodbridge Lecture Series
Tuesday October 20 @ 6:30 pm
First Selectman Ellen Scalettar is curating a series of lectures by Woodbridge residents who will discuss their exciting professions, unusual talents and expertise in various topics. The first lecture will be by resident Dr. Mary Papazian, President of Southern Connecticut State University. Dr. Papazian’s lecture is entitled “Embracing the Future: Southern Connecticut State University and the Changing Higher Education Landscape”.
Share your Good News
Monday October 26 @ 5:30 pm
Learn how to write great press releases at this workshop for local business led by Woodbridge resident Cara Rosner, a former business editor and current public relations professional. You will learn how to share your good news, what news is and what newspapers are interested in. Please RSVP to Betsy Yagla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purves Lecture: They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of Love, War, and an Extraordinary Horse
Thursday, November 5 @ 7pm
Join local author Janet Barrett to learn about the true story of an extraordinary war horse! When the Fifth Regiment’s Recoilless Rifle Platoon acquired a small Korean pony to haul ammunition to the front lines, what they got was a real-life warhorse, the courageous and indomitable Reckless, who stood with her Marines for two years during the Korean War, saving many lives, raising spirits, and winning the love and respect of all who knew her. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbridge Library. Please register online, at the Circulation Desk, or by phone at 203-389-3433.
Fall Cupcake Frosting Demonstration
Thursday, November 12 @ 7 pm
Learn to make delicious frosting and decorate cupcakes using piping bags and tips. We will learn how to make buttercream, chocolate fudge, and cinnamon cream cheese frosting to put atop chocolate and pumpkin cupcakes. Also, learn how to make a pumpkin decoration out of the frosting and piping bags. Hands on training provided and frosting recipes will be shared. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online, at the Circulation Desk, or by phone at 203-389-3433.
Note: There is no film the week of October 15
Testament of Youth
Thursday, October 22 @ 7pm
Rated PG-13. 129 minutes. A British woman recalls coming of age during WWI – a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.
Before I Go To Sleep
Thursday, October 29 @ 7pm
Rated R. 92 minutes. A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her. Starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.
Children’s And Teen Events
Registration for all Children’s and Teen can be found at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org.
Star Wars Read Day
Sat. October 10, 2015 at 11am (ages 3-5) & 2pm (ages 6 and up)
At 11am, children ages 3-5 can stop by the Children’s Department for Star Wars Stories and to make an adorable Yoda craft. At 2pm, children ages 6 and up can enjoy stories, games, and a Star Wars craft! Registration required for the afternoon event only. Please register online.
Sciencetellers Halloween program Dragons & Dreams
Sat. October 17, 2015 at 2pm (ages 5 and up)
Did you ever wonder what Dragon’s Breath looks like? Learn about the shifting states of matter through the story of Dragons and Dreams. Come and see interactive and explosive experiments with dry ice, fog, smoke-filled bubbles, flying rockets and more. Registration required. Please register online.
Eager Readers Book Group
Monday, October 19 @ 6:30pm (Grades K – 2)
We will be reading Possum’s Harvest Moon this month by Anne Hunter. Read the book at home and then join us for a discussion and a cool craft! Register at the Children’s Desk when you pick up your copy of the book.
Wednesday, October 28 @ 6:30pm (grades 4 and up)
High school students will pair up with students grades 4 and up to design creepy cupcakes. There will be prizes and spooky tales too! Feel free to wear your Halloween costume for this evening of fun! Please register online.
The New SAT Practice Test NEW DATE ADDED!
Saturday, October 31 @ 11am (Saturday, October 24 date is booked to capacity)
Beginning in spring 2016, The College Board, makers of the SAT will be launching a revised version of the SAT. Students taking the exam will have the option to take the new exam or the old exam. Try your hand at the new exam to see what the differences are and help you decide which exam to take. Test is 3 hours long with an optional essay that will add extra 50 minutes to exam time. Calculators are not permitted for the new SAT exam. Please call the library to register at 203-389-3433, register at the Circulation Desk, or register online.