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***Saturday hours have returned. We are open Monday – Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm, and Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm. ***
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.
Spirits of the World with Dustin Pari
Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm
You may know Dustin Pari from his numerous appearances on such television programs as “Ghost Hunters,” “Ghost Hunters International,” and “Destination Truth”—now he is coming to Woodbridge! “Spirits of the World,” a special lecture on international ghosts and spirits, will be presented in the meeting room. Dustin has had the good fortune to have been a part of investigations in 26 countries across the globe, conducting research upon 6 of the 7 continents. At this event, he will share some of his favorite stories from investigations in Irish castles, French chateaus, Australian prisons, and more! Grab your passport and prepare for a fun and frightening journey! Registration is required.
Understanding Your Best Friend with Phil Klein, the Dog Listener
Saturday, October 19 at 2 pm
If you want to gain a much better understanding of your dog and its challenging behaviors, this session is for you. Learn the simple, dog-friendly changes in how to interact with your dog to transform its behavior in a kind and lasting way. In doing so, you will have a calmer, happier dog and a more enjoyable relationship with it. Bring your questions for an informative, fun session! While we would love to see your dogs, this is a humans-only event.
October’s Thursday Night Film Screenings will again become DOCU-TOBER, as the Library screens some recently released documentaries. Join us at 7 pm in the meeting room; registration is not required.
Biggest Little Farm
Thursday, October 3 at 7 pm
91 minutes, PG
A testament to the immense complexity of nature, “The Biggest Little Farm” follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature.
Thursday, October 10 at 7 pm
114 minutes, PG-13
A riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of the voice, the man, the legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology.
Framing John DeLorean
Thursday, October 17 at 7 pm
109 minutes, NR
“Framing John DeLorean” recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors, his obsessive quest to build a sports car that would conquer the world, and his shocking fall from grace on charges of cocaine trafficking. Interweaving a treasure trove of archival footage with dramatic vignettes starring Alec Baldwin, “Framing John DeLorean” is a gripping look at a man who gambled everything in his pursuit of the American Dream.
Thursday, October 24 at 7 pm
120 minutes, R
Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, this film unravels the mystery behind the life of Whitney Houston.
Thursday, October 31 at 7 pm
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.
Children’s Activities & Events
For more information on our Children’s Events, please visit our website or call 203-389-3439.
Special Events in October—Please Register Online
Nonfiction Book Club
Thursday, October 10 at 5:30 pm (grades 3 to 6)
Check out a book about rocks or minerals. Fill out a fact sheet and come ready to discuss what you learned! We’ll enjoy a snack and make geodes! Please register so that we know to expect you.
Eager Readers K-2 Book Group
Monday, October 21 at 6:30 pm (for kids entering grades K, 1, and 2)
Register online or at the Children’s Desk for this special monthly event. A book will be reserved for each registered child, and will be due the night of the program. Kids must read the book, with or without an adult, at least once before attending. We will have a lively discussion followed by an adorable craft!
Saturday, October 26 at 2 pm (ages 4 and up)
Just in time for Halloween, Riverside Reptiles visits the library! Encounter some creepy-looking creatures, including a variety of reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, and insects. Kids (and their adults) will be able to see and touch many of these animals—don’t worry, they won’t bite! Ages 4 and older with an adult. Registration is required—space is limited.
Saturday, October 26 at 2 pm (ages 7 and up)
Join us for experimentation with circuitry as we explore the world of littleBits. See what you can build! No registration required.
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.