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Woodbridge Town Library News and Upcoming Events November and December 2019

For the latest news and information, visit our website at www.woodbridgetownlibrary.org, like us on Facebook @woodbridge.town.library, or sign up for our e-newsletter.  Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @woodbridgetownlibrary

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

Upcoming Holiday Hours

  • Wednesday, November 27:  10 am to 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 28:  CLOSED
  • Friday, November 29:  CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 30:  10 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesday, December 24:  10 am to 2 pm
  • Wednesday, December 25:  CLOSED
  • Tuesday, December 31:  10 am to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, January 1:  CLOSED

Our Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Wednesday, December 4 at 6 pm

Our popular gingerbread house decorating program has returned!  The Monday, December 2 session is sold out, but we have space in the Wednesday session and the time has changed to 6 pm.  All ages welcome.  Cost is $20 which includes a huge gingerbread house from Julia’s Bakery in Orange, plus all of the decorations and icing you will need!  (You may also bring your own.)  Payment due at registration (cash or check), sign up at the reference desk.

Friends of the Woodbridge Library Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 7, from 12 to 4 pm

Shop our inventory of gently-used books, as well as book-themed gifts: bookmarks, candles, and mugs!  Pairing suggestions to match gifts and books!  Free gift wrapping.

Adult Programs

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.

Annual Holiday Party with Robin Glowa

Tuesday, December 10 at 7 pm

Party time!  Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and a unique cocktail, specifically created to combine healthy elements with fabulous flavor.  The Conscious Cook, Robin Glowa, will share simple, yet spectacular party ready recipes you can enjoy for your holiday events.  Registration is required; this is a very popular program and space is limited.  Due to alcohol being served, attendees must be 21 and up.

Suzuki School Concert

Wednesday, December 18 at 7 pm

Join the Suzuki Music School of Orange for a concert of holiday songs, carols, and classical pieces.  Please register.

Thursday Night Film Screenings

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

Thursday, November 28

Thanksgiving—no film screening

After Auschwitz

Thursday, December 5

83 minutes; NR.  After Auschwitz is a “Post-Holocaust” documentary that follows six extraordinary women, capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life.  These women all moved to Los Angeles, married, raised children and became “Americans” but they never truly found a place to call home.  What makes the story so much more fascinating is how these women saw, interpreted and interacted with the changing face of America in the second half of the 20th century.  They serve as our guides on an unbelievable journey, sometimes celebratory, sometimes heart breaking but always inspiring.  (Rescheduled from October.)

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Thursday, December 12

93 minutes; PG-13.  An adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending the wrestling school, The Salt Water Redneck.  Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler, a small-time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally.  Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor, a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own, to join them on their journey.

Blinded By the Light

Thursday, December 19

114 minutes; PG-13.  In 1987 Britain, Javed Khan is a British-Pakistani college arts student in Luton in a family with a domineering father.  Depressed by his oppressive family life and feeling he has no future in a hostile community, a newfound friend introduces Javed to the music of Bruce Springsteen.  Touched by the rock star’s powerfully eloquent affinity of his own feelings, Javed is inspired to reach out for his own dreams with his own talents.  However, although Javed finds friends he never expected in this personal quest, he also finds himself butting heads with his newly unemployed father who stubbornly refuses to understand his son’s new aspirations.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Thursday, December 26

104 minutes; PG-13.  Based on the runaway bestseller, Where’d You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox, a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family.  Bernadette’s leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

Children’s Activities & Events

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

Don’t Try This At Home!

Saturday, November 30 at 2 pm

Calling all mad scientists!!  Get ready for the coolest, hottest, most explosive activities that you can imagine.  A special traveling program from the Discovery Museum will stop by the Library that combines common sense with scientific principles and fascinating fun.  Please register online, by phone 203-389-3439, or in person at the Children’s Desk.  Space is limited!

littleBits Drop In Program

Monday, December 2 at 3 pm

Explore the world of circuitry with littleBits and see what you can build.  No registration required.  Best for ages 7 and up.

Nonfiction Club

Tuesday, December 3 at 5:30 pm

Check out a nonfiction book on this month’s theme:  birds, then come ready for a discussion, snack, and craft.  Grades 3-6.  Please register online.

Nutmeg Book Club

Thursday, December 12 at 5:30 pm

Read The Van Gogh Deception, a 2020 Nutmeg nominee book, and come ready for a discussion, snack, and activity.  Books are available at the children’s desk.  Grades 4-7.  Register online.

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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