Progress is being made on fully re-opening the Woodbridge Town Library after a broken toilet valve caused extensive water damage to both floors over the Fourth of July weekend. The main floor re-opened in late July, but the Children’s Department has remained closed for repairs. New carpeting is being installed in the upstairs Children’s Department starting the week of August 29 and the library hopes to have a grand re-opening by mid-September. In the meantime, the first floor is open for patrons to check out items, use the computers, or just have a cozy place to read the newspapers.
The library is currently collaborating with the JCC of Greater New Haven for the “One Community, One Read” program. Both organizations are encouraging community members to read The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure and to join in a discussion with the author himself on Wednesday, September 14 @ 7pm at the JCC. Artscapades will also host a lecture titled “Art Under Siege…Paris from 1937 to 1945” on Thursday, September 8 @ 7pm in the cafeteria of the Center building (next door to the library) on art during WWII.
In addition, the library will be partnering with Long Wharf Theatre on a collaboration surrounding the Steve Martin play Meteor Shower. The library will be hosting an event in the Center Gym on Tuesday, September 20 @ 7pm where patrons can learn more about the show, listen to a reading of part of it, and hear from someone behind the scenes. In addition, on Thursday, October 13, Long Wharf Theatre will be hosting Woodbridge Night at the theater. Woodbridge residents can purchase discounted tickets for the 8pm show this evening and attend a special reception before the show.