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Woodbridge Town Library News and Upcoming Events February 2020

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*** We are open Monday – Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm, and Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm. ***

We will be closed on Monday, February 17 for Presidents’ Day

Courtesy Renewals Now in Effect

The Woodbridge Town Library began offering courtesy renewals to our patrons on February 1, 2020. The change was recommended by the LION Consortium which is committed to sharing, expanding and promoting excellent library resources and services. Courtesy renewals means that a few days before checked-out items are due, all that are eligible will be automatically renewed.

Materials will not be eligible for courtesy renewals if:

  • Another patron has a hold on the item
  • The item has reached its maximum number of allowable renewals
  • Renewals are not allowed for the item (e.g. museum passes or items in a bestseller collection)
  • The relevant patron account is expired or suspended

This service does not apply to downloadable or streaming materials. Only items owned by the Woodbridge Town Library, or those of another LION library that have enacted courtesy renewals, will automatically be renewed. Library staff is happy to answer any renewal questions—stop by at any time.

Long Wharf Theatre Pass Program

The Woodbridge Town Library is pleased to participate in the popular Long Wharf Theatre Pass Program again! The Long Wharf Theatre Library Pass helps libraries in Connecticut increase the opportunity for their patrons to see Long Wharf Theatre performances. The next batch of tickets will be released in early March for The Chinese Lady, which starts on March 18. As in years past, only one pass will be given out per performance date. Each pass is good for two adult tickets. Please stop by the reference desk to see the performance calendar. First come, first served. No holds. You must bring your valid Woodbridge Library card to check out the pass. All performance dates subject to availability and are not guaranteed available. Please see the reference desk with any questions.

Special February Holiday Programs for Adults

For more information about our events, or to register, please contact the reference desk at 203-389-3434. Registration is also available on our website.

Welcoming the Chinese New Year with Phoenix Performing Arts

Saturday, February 15 at 1:30 pm
The vibrant and dynamic Phoenix Performing Arts will usher in the Chinese New Year (Year of the Rat) on Saturday, February 15 at 1:30 pm. The members are committed to deliver quality dancing, music and martial arts to serve their communities over the past decade. They have a broad spectrum of Chinese classic and modern dancing styles including, but not limited to Classical dance, Minority dance (Tibetan, Mongolian, Dai , Miao, Korean, and Yi dance, etc.) and Folk dance (Fan, Handkerchief , Ribbon, and Umbrella dance, etc.) . They also present traditional Chinese musical instruments and Martial Arts as well. Please register online or at the library.

Wine and Chocolate:  A Valentine’s Day Celebration

Monday, February 24 at 7 pm
Kim Larkin from Klassic Kreations is back—and this time with wine! A Perfect Pairing will be featured on Monday, February 24 at 7 pm.  This belated Valentine’s Day celebration is a fun, educational program highlighting the history and health benefits of dark chocolate and wines with insights from Kim’s commercial chocolatier background. Included in the program is trivia, a cheese board primer and a wine bottle display. Chocolates, food, and wine pairing samplings are provided. Due to alcoholic beverages that will be served, attendees must be age 21 and up. Please register online or at the library.

Coming in March—details to come

March Madness Adult Reading Game: Monday, March 2 through Tuesday, March 31. Information and sign ups start at the end of February.

  • The Kerry Boys return to the library with a concert in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Wednesday, March 11 at 7 pm. Space is limited.

Thursday Night Film Screenings

Join us at 7 pm in the meeting room; registration is not required.

February 6: Harriet 125 minutes; PG-13

February 13: Motherless Brooklyn 144 minutes; R

February 20: Joker 122 minutes; R

February 27: Roma 135 minutes; R

Children’s Activities & Events

For more information on our Children’s Events, please visit our website or call 203-389-3439.

Nutmeg Book Club (Grades 4-7)

Thursday, February 13 at 5:30

Pick up a copy of Unbound by Ann E. Burg and come ready for a discussion! We will have a snack from the book and make constellation lanterns. For grades 4 to 7. Registration required—online or in person at the Children’s Desk.

Valentine’s Day Craft

Friday, February 14 at 3 pm
Make and take a heart tree to give to your valentine! For ages 3+ with adult. No registration required, just drop in!

Math Maniacs

Tuesday, February 18, 2 to 3:30 pm
Join us for a fun afternoon of math! Play board games, enjoy a snack, and test your problem-solving skills! For grades K to 6. Registration required—online or in person at the Children’s Desk.

Save the Date for the Rescheduled Date! Jay Mankita’s Playful Engineers Traveling Makerspace

Friday, March 20 at 1 pm

The December date was cancelled due to weather, but Jay Mankita will be here on Friday, March 20 at 1 pm! Spend your day off from school designing, building, and testing your own contraptions. The Playful Engineers is a traveling makerspace for ages 5 and older, with parents/caregivers. Please register online or at the Children’s Desk.

ONGOING CHILDRENS PROGRAMMING

Baby Rhyme Time (0-18 months)

Every Wednesday, 10:30-11 am
Join us for songs and rhymes, fun for little ones. No registration.

Rhythm and Rhyme (18-36 months)

Every Thursday, 10:30-11 am
Talking, singing and reading to build vocabulary and a love of books! No registration.

Saturday Preschool Storycraft (3-5 years)

Every Saturday, 11-11:30 am
Stories and crafts for ages 3 to 5 with an adult. No registration.

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