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Woodbridge Town Library January/February 2017 Events


Adult Events

Adult Winter Reading Program

Now through February 24

Challenge yourself to read more or try a different genre!  Share what you’ve read with us and enter to win a prize each week!  Stop by the Information Desk for details and to sign up.  Anyone 18 years or over is welcome to participate.

Film Screening: The Girl on the Train

Thursday, January 19 @ 7 PM

A recent divorcée fantasizes about a couple whose house she passes each day on her commuter train ride.  Soon, she becomes entangled in a mystery involving not only the couple, but her former husband and his new family.  This psychological thriller was adapted from the 2015 best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins.  Rated R | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 112 min.  No registration required.

Banish the Winter Gloom & Brighten Your Home: A Floral Arrangement Workshop with Donna Rapino of Diva Fiore

Tuesday, January 24 @ 6:30 PM

Donna Rapino’s background stems from being an artist and a gardener.  She has also studied floral design in London with Paula Pryke, one of the world’s renowned floral designers.  Her ambition behind her workshops is to educate about the joy, care, and handling for flowers.  Space and supplies limited!  Please bring your own container to this workshop, along with a good pair of scissors, knife, or small pruners.  There is a $15 materials fee (cash) due to the instructor at this class.  You will leave the workshop with a completed floral arrangement!

Drop-in Tech Help

Wednesday, January 25 @ 2:45pm

Do you have a question about your laptop, smartphone or other device?  Let our Teen Tech Team help!  They will be available the fourth Wednesday of every month to help you troubleshoot technology.

Film Screening: The Light Between Oceans

Thursday, January 26 @ 7 PM

An Australian World War I veteran takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated island.  He meets his future wife at the nearest coastal town, and the two begin their new life alone at the lighthouse.  Once settled, a lifeboat washes ashore with a newborn inside, and the couple raise the infant as their own.  Rated PG-13 | Drama, Romance | 132 min.  No registration required.

Connecticut Made: Homegrown Products by Local Craftsmen, Artisans, and Purveyors with author Cynthia Parzych

Wednesday, February 1 @ 7 PM

Join us for a presentation of all things made in Connecticut—and all places you can shop and/or tour!  Cynthia Parzych has written a unique guidebook and local resource full of hundreds of things to find and buy, crafts to discover, factories to explore, and history to uncover.  Together, these homegrown establishments help make up the identity of the Nutmeg State and are part of the larger fabric of what is distinctively New England.  Books will be available for signing.

Film Screening: Sully

Thursday, February 2 @ 7 PM

A thrilling portrait of heroic airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, re-enacting his incredible, successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 full of passengers on the Hudson River.  Rated PG-13 | Biography, Drama | 96 min.  No registration required.

Film Screening: The Accountant

Thursday, February 9 @ 7 PM

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people.  Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations.  With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars.  But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.  Rated R | Action, Crime, Drama | 128 min. No registration required.

Film Screening: The Magnificent Seven

Thursday, February 16 @ 7 PM

With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns.  As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.  Rated PG-13 | Action, Adventure, Western | 133 min. No registration required.

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Presents Talks on the Road: Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut’s Remarkable Women

Wednesday, February 22 @ 7 PM

An interactive multi-media program where you will learn about some of our state’s most remarkable women!  Be inspired as you learn about well-known figures like Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn and Marian Anderson and lesser known heroines like Maria Sanchez, Barbara McClintock and Hannah Watson.  This presentation will introduce you to the Hall, its mission and programs, and give you a panoramic view of some of its 109 Inductees from across all fields of endeavor, from politics and sports to the arts and sciences.

Film Screening: War Dogs

Thursday, February 23 @ 7 PM

War Dogs follows two friends in their early 20s living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts.  Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life.  But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a $300 million deal to arm the Afghan Military—a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.  Rated R | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 116 min.  No registration required.

Children and Teen Events

Crazy 8’s Math Club: Got Rhythm

Saturday, January 14 @ 1pm discover the math in music by making your own music with wacky instruments.  Grades K-2.  Space is limited to 12 participants.  Register online.

Series Book Club: Secrets of the Droon  (Grades 2-4)

Thursday, January 19 @ 6:30 pm

Come sample the magic at our monthly book club.  No need to have read the books, we’ll have some available to check out at the program.  Join the fun with crafts, games, and snacks!  Space is limited to 12 participants.  Register online.

ACT Practice Tests

ACT Practice Test – Saturday, January 21 from 10:30am -2:30pm

The Woodbridge Town Library is partnering with Princeton Review to offer free full-length practice tests for the ACT® and SAT® for area high school students.  How will you score?  Find out by taking a full-length practice test given under the same testing conditions as the actual exams.  You’ll learn about the endurance and skill needed, and you’ll get a personalized score report that shows your strengths and weaknesses.  Students will receive detailed feedback from Princeton Review within 3 weeks.  Seating is limited.  Please register online at www.woodbridgetownlibrary.org.

Chinese New Year Program

Saturday, January 28 @ 3pm for ages K and up

Join us for a Chinese New Year Program to commemorate the Year of the Rooster featuring a story, craft, and more.  Please register online.

Teen Tech Help

Wednesday, January 25 from 2:45-3:45 @ the Woodbridge Town Library Meeting Room.

Teens fulfill your community service hours and help local patrons in the community troubleshoot their various means of technology including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and more.  You must attend a 30 minute training session with one of our staff to participate.  Contact Katherine Ward at kward@ woodbridgect.org to learn more.


Saturday, February 4 @ 2pm grades K-5

Come learn about the science of bubbles.  Investigate how to make bubbles, find out why they are round, and why they float!  Please Register online, space is limited.

Save the Date:  Valentine’s Family and Adult Craft

Monday, February 13 @ 6:30pm

Save the date for an evening Valentine’s craft for families and adults.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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