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Woodbridge Town Library February 2015 Events

Adult Programs

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

Adult Winter Reading Program                          

January 5th – February 27th

Read and review books to qualify for our weekly prize drawings and join us for hot cocoa and tea Thursday evenings. Visit our website www.woodbridge.lioninc.org to see the rules and register or stop by the Circulation Desk.

A Celebration of Chocolate with Robin Glowa

Tuesday, February 10 @ 7pm

Chocolate, loved by many for its delicious and decadent flavor, is a culinary ingredient with significant health benefits. This presentation will explore a bit of the history of chocolate and how to incorporate this marvelous ingredient into healthy recipes that will delight you and your Valentine. Registration Required. This program is for adults 16 and older. Registration Required.

Getting Your Work Published with Patrick Scalisi

Tuesday, February 17th @ 7pm

Navigating the world of publishing can be a tricky business. Perhaps you’ve finished your latest poem or short story and don’t know what to do with it. Or maybe you’re thinking about writing a novel but can’t imagine how to get it published. In this workshop, we’ll take a broad view of publishing and look at each step of the process, from getting your work ready for submission to finding markets to dealing with rejection. Please register.

The Power Within – Positive Energy Workshop

Tuesday, February 24 @ 6:30pm

Join Cynthia Streit Mazzaferro, registered Physical Therapist, Master Reiki Practitioner, and motivational speaker, for this educational and interactive presentation. You will learn how to release and use the “power within”, the effects of negativity vs. positivity, and how to affect your energy flow pattern. You will learn how to understand how your thoughts can affect you personally and how to create a healthy and harmonious you! Registration Required.

Mysteries of the Golden Age with Dr. Mark Schenker

Wednesday, March 4 @ 7pm

Join Dr. Mark Schenker, Senior Associate Dean in Yale College, for the first of a two-part series in which we will contrast classic British mystery novels of the so-called Golden Age with American mystery novels of the same time period. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers and Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh will be discussed in March and The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett and The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler will be discussed on April 8th. Copies of all titles will be available for check out at the Circulation Desk. Registration Required.

 

 

 

Kerry Boys Live in concert

Tuesday, March 10 @ 7pm

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Join us for the musical Irish spirit of The Kerry Boys! Their humorous,

high-energy show will have you clapping and singing along in no time, engaging you from start to finish with their pristine harmonies and wide collection of traditional and original songs. Come and get your Irish on! Registration Required.

Film Screenings

No registration is required for film screenings. Seating is first come, first serve.

The Judge

Thursday, February 5 @ 7PM

Rated R   141 minutes

In “The Judge,” Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.                                                                      

Boyhood

Thursday, February 12 @ 7pm

Rated R 164 minutes

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents.

Birdman

Thursday, February 19 @ 7pm

Rated R   119 minutes

A washed up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.                                  

The Theory of Everything

Thursday, February 26 @ 7pm

Rated PG-13   123 minutes

This is the extraordinary story of the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time.

Children’s and Teen Programs

Please register for children’s program online at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, February 7

Come and celebrate the 4th annual Take Your Child to the Library Day and help raise awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child. Join us for these activities throughout the day:

11:00am Stories and Crafts (ages 3-5)

2:00pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party (online registration required) for grades 3 and up

3:30-4:30pm Chess Matches – bring a partner

1:00-4:00pm Make- it and Take-It Crafts (ages 5 and older)

Tens to Teens Art Session

Wednesday, February 11th @ 6:00pm (grades 4 to 12)

Join us to make a yummy bouquet of sweetness for your sweetie. You will also design your own vase to bundle your treats. Space is limited. Please register online!

Brick by Brick Lego Program

Saturday, February 14 @ 2pm grade 1 and up

What can you make with Lego Blocks? Get creative at this special hands-on workshop.

Limited space. Please register online.

Drop-in Brick by Brick Lego Program

Mondays, February 23 – March 30 @ 4pm ages 5 and up

What can you make with Lego Blocks? Mix fun and learning to create your own Lego creations.

No registration required. This is a drop-in program.

Teen Book Chat and Chocolate

Saturday, February 28th@ 2pm for high school students

Teens join us to indulge in chocolate and share in the conversation about books you have been reading this winter.

SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test with KAPLAN

Saturday, March 14 @ 11am

Representatives from KAPLAN will administer a free, proctored combination SAT and ACT practice test. All participants will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses and which test they performed better on. Gain invaluable experience at this practice session! Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org or call 203-389-3433.

 

February Art Exhibit – The Walking Woman loaned by the Amity Art Foundation

Come to the Woodbridge Public Library during the month of February and take a whimsical walk with walking women from around the world as represented by paintings and drawings from all parts of the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, England, Ireland and Croatia.

The image of a walking woman has been a not unpopular art image throughout the history of art and is a still a popular subject for artists as represented by the twenty-first century art in this exhibition. Most of the art was created in 2014 and 2015 and was acquired by the Foundation primarily from the Daily Paintworks website which represents hundreds of artist from around the world.

A very special portion of the exhibit was created by fifteen artists from the Creative Workshop “Brod” in Slavonski Brod, Croatia. The Foundation was introduced to the Workshop by a member who participates in Daily Paintworks. It has been a fruitful joint venture.

The women in these images are briskly walking, merely standing as they move through life, skating, swinging on a swing, running the Boston marathon, or sitting and resting. As one artist commented to me, “The woman has to do something when she finishes her walk.”

We hope you will enjoy these images and the talent of the artists that created them and perhaps take notice of the art created by a real live walking woman.

 

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