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Woodbridge Town Library News 9/29/17

Film Screenings:

Join us on Thursday evenings for our weekly film screenings at 7pm. Seating is first-come, first-served.

10/5: Wonder Woman

10/12: Megan Leavey

10/19: no movie (AAA Social Security Presentation)

10/26: Hocus Pocus


Adult Programs

Metro North:  From First to Worst presentation with Jim Cameron

Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm

Long time rail advocate Jim Cameron presents an engaging lecture on what happened to our region’s biggest commuter railroad.  He explains how Metro-North went from an award-winning operation to one suffering numerous derailments, slower speeds and deteriorating service.  His presentation is informative, thoughtful, and also somehow hilarious, no matter if you’re a commuter, a train buff, or just interested in this vital mode of transportation.

The Grounded Goodwife presents Pudd’nheads: Childhood in Colonial America presentation

Tuesday, October 10 @ 7pm

           Pudd’nheads:  Childhood in Colonial America examines the unique aspects of childhood between the late sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries and explores themes including birthing and childrearing practices, parenting, children’s health and education, naming, gender, play, and rites of passage.  Providing fresh historical perspectives on key features of children’s lives, this program offers compelling information on colonial children – as well as Native American and slave children, who are too often left out of conventional coverage.

Robin Glowa, The Conscious Cook, presents The Glory of Garlic cooking demonstration

Tuesday, October 17 @ 7pm

Do you think of garlic as just a stinky, sharp seasoning?  There are so many delicious ways to enjoy this member of the Allium (onion) family.  Come discover the powerful health benefits and versatility of garlic.  You may gain a brand new appreciate for this common clove!

AAA Retire North Haven/David Cowan—Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Thursday, October19

This informational workshop will help participants learn how to make the most out of Social Security and retirement.  David Cowan, endorsed AAA retiree advisor, will discuss how to navigate retirement challenges, ways to safeguard retirement savings and how to increase Social Security benefits.

A Thru Hike on the Appalachian Trail with Sam Ducharme

Tuesday, October 24 @ 7pm

Enjoy a modern day adventure as Sam Ducharme recounts his 2,180-mile, 14-state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine.  During his six-month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. Join Sam as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry.  The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people.  See his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons.

Children and Teen Programs

Ongoing Programs


Monday nights @ 6:30pm

Join us for a story or two followed by a mixed media craft every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Monday of the month. Suitable for grades K-3.

Babies Storytime

(0 to 18 months) Wednesdays from 10:30am – 11am

Join us for songs rhymes, fun for little ones.


(ages 3-5) Saturdays from 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a literature based program and art project!

Ready to Read

(18 – 36 months) Thursdays from 10:30am – 11am

Find out how talking, singing, and reading build vocabulary and a love of books!

Series Club: The Three-Ring Rascals – The Show Must Go On!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm for grades 2 & 3

Do you like pizza?  Do you sometimes get into trouble even though you try to be good?  If so, you might be a rascal!  You’ll laugh out loud when we introduce the 1st Three-Ring Rascals book by Kate Klise, The Show Must Go On!  Step right up to hear the amazing tale of Sir Sidney’s Circus.  Barnabus Brambles is the new circus manager.  He has to deal with talking mice and a lion who loves pizza.  Have fun with book related activities and pizza snacks.  Stop by the Children’s Desk for a copy of the book, although it is not necessary to read it before the program.  Space and supplies are limited.  Online registration required.


Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 2 pm for grades K – 6

Ahoy!  Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island.  With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to build a new ship before all hope is lost…at sea!  Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more.  Do not miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!  Online registration required.

Eager Readers Book Group – The Runaway Pumpkin (grades K-2)

Monday, October 30 @ 6:30pm

Join your friends at the library for some Halloween fun.  We’ll talk about The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis, make a fun pumpkin craft, and trick or treat through the library!  Costumes optional.

Teen Volunteers Wanted for Teen Tech Program

The library is looking for teen volunteers to participate in our Teen Tech program which is run on the last Wednesday of each month at the library from 2:45-3:45.  Teens will receive training and offer assistance to community members who need technology assistance.  Teens may count this as part of their community service hours.  Please contact Katherine Ward at kward@woodbridgect.org for more info.

Woodbridge Town Library Announces Lift of Lending Restrictions

As of Monday, September 18, 2017, the Woodbridge Town Library will receive supplemental delivery service for materials coming from other member libraries of its Libraries Online, Inc. (LION) consortium.  Because of this supplemental service, patrons of the Woodbridge Town Library will no longer face restrictions as to the number or type of items they can request from other libraries.

The Board of Directors of LION has contracted with Riverbend Express of Portland, CT, to provide this new delivery service among member libraries in order to enhance the consortium’s resource sharing capabilities.

Items from non-LION libraries will continue to be distributed by deliverIT CT, the Connecticut State Library’s delivery system.  This system has been limited by budget cuts in recent years and this has forced libraries statewide to place significant restrictions on the items that patrons were able to request from other libraries.  The new LION delivery service will ensure that Woodbridge Town Library patrons will be able to request items without restriction.  For additional information on the new delivery system, please contact the Information Desk at 203-389-3434.

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