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Woodbridge Town Library March Events

Adult Events

Craft Workshop: Spring Wreath

Monday, March 19 from 6 to 8 pm

Spruce up your door with a new wreath!  We’ll use grapevine wreaths, ribbons, buttons, flowers, and other fun things.  All materials supplied, but feel free to bring your own.  Please register; space and materials are limited.  Teens and tweens are welcome (4th grade and up, please).  Hot glue will be used.

Author Event With Elaine Kuzmeskus, Connecticut In The Golden Age Of Spiritualism.

Tuesday, March 20 At 7 Pm

In the aftermath of the Civil War, distraught Connecticut residents turned to Spiritualism as a means of connecting with their lost loved ones.  Daniel Dunglas of New London held his first public séance as a teenager in 1851.  Famous Litchfield native Harriet Beecher Stowe and her husband, Calvin, were believers, and Harriet’s sister Isabella Beecher Hooker practiced mediumship.  After the death of their son Willie, President Abraham Lincoln and the first lady invited Hartford medium Nettie Colburn Maynard to conduct secret séances at the White House.  Even today, believers congregate at the Pine Grove Spiritualist Camp.  Elaine Kuzmeskus investigates this dramatic, mystical history of spiritualism in our state.  Mediumistic readings will be conducted for selected participants.

The Softer Side Of Celtic Concert—Stories And Songs With Jeff Snow

Wednesday, March 21 At 7 PM

Much of the history of Scotland, England and Ireland is preserved in song.  Growing up as the son of a drummer in a Bagpipe band and in a home where older Celtic songs were the everyday sounds, Jeff developed a love for this music.  The magical sounds from the instruments coupled with vocals and Jeff’s love and knowledge of his Scottish heritage create a delightful program of traditional and original tunes and songs.  Hearing the stories along with the songs educate as well as entertain.

Hidden Wonders Of Korea Film Screening & Desserts

Monday, March 26 At 7 Pm

Rescheduled from February 7. Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project will present a film screening and dessert reception introducing modern Korea, illustrating the artistic, cultural and industrial achievements of Korea’s past and present.  Traditional Korean desserts will be served.  Please register.

Eating With The Seasons Potluck Supper, Part Of The Massaro Farm At The Library Series

Wednesday, March 28 At 7 Pm

Please prepare and bring a dish to share that is delicious, healthy, and in keeping with this time of year.  Main dishes, salads, side dishes, and desserts are all welcome.  For ideas on what dish to make and bring, everyone is encouraged to check out a cookbook from the Library’s extensive collection of cookbooks.  Please bring a copy of the dish’s recipe with your name on it.  This will enable others who enjoy your dish to talk to you at the potluck about how you made it, and also help those with specific food allergies to be mindful of your dish’s ingredients.  Paper plates, bowls, napkins, cutlery, drinks, and cups will be supplied.  Please remember to bring a serving spoon with your dish.  Meg Fama of Farm Belly food truck will also lead a short discussion on seasonal eating.

Film Screenings

The Greatest Showman

Thursday, March 15 at 7 pm

An original musical inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Darkest Hour

Thursday, March 22 at 7 pm

The dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Winston Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history.

The Shape of Water

Thursday, March 29 at 7 pm

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962.  In a hidden high-security government laboratory, two co-workers discover a secret classified experiment.

Children and Teen Events

Crazy 8s

Saturday, March 10, 2-3 pm

Come use math to build a pyramid like the ones in ancient Egypt—but with cardboard boxes as bricks!  Kids in grades K-2 can register online or at the Children’s desk.

Series Club

Thursday, March 15, 6:30 pm

Join us to discuss March Mischief, a book in the Calendar Mysteries series.  We’ll also have activities and a snack!  Kids in grades 2-3 can register at the Children’s desk.

ACT Practice Test

Saturday, March 24 @ 10:30am

Take a free proctored ACT exam with the Princeton Review.  You will receive customized feedback highlighting your strengths and weaknesses.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Monster Mania

Saturday, March 24 @ 3pm

Join us for monster books, snacks, and a play-doh monster making session.  Ages 4-8.  Online registration required.

Woodbridge Town Library Announces One Book, One Town 2018 Selection

The Woodbridge Town Library has chosen The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown as the 2018 One Book, One Town read.  The book chronicles the 1936 Olympic crew from the University of Washington that won the gold medal in Berlin against overwhelming odds.  It has been described as “Chariots of Fire with oars,” and was on the New York Times  bestseller’s list for 117 weeks.

A central figure in the book is the boatbuilder George Pocock, arguably the most influential man in crew racing in the last hundred years.  On Monday, April 16 at 7 pm, George Pocock’s great-nephew Jim Pocock will speak at the library on “The Boys in the Boat – the Rest of the Story” about his personal memories of his great uncle, as well as his grandfather Dick who built boats exclusively for Yale for 46 years.

Starting March 15 the library will have multiple copies of the book available for checkout at the library Circulation Desk.  Save the date and take part in the upcoming events featuring different themes from the book:

  • April 5 at 7 pm: Screening of the PBS Documentary of The Boys of ‘36
  • April 16 at 7 pm “The Boys in the Boat – The Rest of the Story” with Jim Pocock
  • April 17 at 7 pm: Depression Era Food cooking demonstration with Robin Glowa, The Conscious Cook
  • April 20 at 7 pm: Bedlam Brothers String Band will perform tunes from the 20s and 30s.  Refreshments will be served.
  • April 23 at 7 pm: The Role of Sports in the Depression with Hamish Lutris, Social and Behavioral Sciences Professor at Capitol Community College
  • April 30 at 7 pm: Book Discussion with Dr. Mark Schenker, Associate Dean of Yale College
  • May 3 @ 7pm: Documentary Screening:  A Hero For Daisy
  • Stay tuned for more events to come

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