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Woodbridge Town Library News – February 2022

All information accurate at press time.  Be sure to check our website woodbridgetownlibrary.org or call us before your visit for any changes to our hours or events.

Library Announcements

Our NEW Hours and Holiday Closings:  The Library will be closed Monday, February 21 in observance of Presidents Day.  We have returned to our pre-pandemic hours:  Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm; Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.  We hope to see more of you soon.

Library Information

Visit the Library website 24/7 to access digital resources – woodbridgetownlibrary.org.  What’s available at the Library:

  • In-person browsing: come see all of the new books, audiobooks, and DVDs;
  • Computers: one hour per user; no appointment needed;
  • Printing, copying, faxing, and scanning;
  • Periodicals: recent newspapers and magazines;
  • Reference help: including getting started/troubleshooting our digital library services (hoopla, Kanopy, Libby, Creativebug);
  • Ancestry Library Edition: use this popular resource to explore your family history.  Use our computers or bring your own device to work anywhere in the building on our wi-fi.

The Woodbridge Room is NOW OPEN!  The study room is available for one-hour reservations; please call the reference desk to book your time.  Seating throughout the Library is limited and no puzzles or children’s toys are in use.

Call or email to place holds, ask questions, find out information, and more.  You may need to leave a message if calling; please do so, we WILL call you back!

Department phones and emails

Adult Services/Reference:  203-389-3434; reference@woodbridgetownlibrary.org

Children’s Department:  203-389-3439; childrens@woodbridgetownlibrary.org

Circulation/General info:  203-389-3433; circulation@woodbridgetownlibrary.org

Not sure who you need?  Email askus@woodbridgetownlibrary.org

Socialize with us!

Facebook:  @woodbridge.town.library

Instagram:  @woodbridgetownlibrary

TikTok:  @woodbridge_town_library

Library Events

Art Exhibits have returned to the Library’s Meeting Room!  February’s exhibit features photographs of the treasures of the Amity & Woodbridge Historical Society.  Stop by the meeting room during open hours see the amazing artifacts and antiques.  See more information:  https://woodbridge.lioninc.org/events/art-exhibits/.

March will feature Palette Art Studio—a long time exhibitor!  We will be featuring a different artist every month; stop by and check out these talented artists.  Interested in having your artwork displayed?  Fill out the form here:  https://woodbridge.lioninc.org/events/art-exhibits/.  Contact Kira Edic at kedic@woodbridgetownlibrary.org for more information.

From Adult Services

Adult Winter Reading:  There’s still time to participate in Adult Winter Reading!  Read books and complete challenges to win prizes through February 28th.  For more information, call or email the Reference Desk.

NEW! Writer’s Workshop—last Tuesday of the month, 3 to 5 pm.  Are you a writer looking for inspiration, feedback, or support for your work?  At the Woodbridge Writer’s Workshop you can share your writing and get feedback from a friendly, positive group.  We can also help you find the resources to make your writing journey easier.  All genres welcome—poetry, stories, memoirs, fiction, journalism, etc.  Please register at the reference desk or via email:  warmstrong@woodbridgetownlibrary.org.

It’s Time to Pivot – February 23, 6:30 pm in the Meeting Room:  New Haven author and documentary maker Steve Hamm returns to the library with a program aimed at fostering action on climate change.  He will talk about the need for action and the forms it can take as he explored them to write his new book, The Pivot:  Addressing Global Problems Through Local Action.  The book follows the journey of Pivot Projects, a collaboration launched at the beginning of the COVID crisis aimed at helping the world–and communities–become more sustainable and resilient.  Through his involvement in Pivot Projects, Steve also produced a documentary, A River Speaks, focusing on Connecticut’s Mill River, and which he will screen at the library.  Taken together, the book and video are a call to action:  for society, to pivot to becoming more sustainable and, for individuals, to become climate activists.

NEW DATE! Mindless to Mindful Eating Makeover – Postponed until March 10 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room.  Learn healthier behaviors and how to create goals for improved personal habits in relation to food.  Registration required—visit our website or call the reference desk.  (Originally scheduled for January 20.)

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Virtual Tour:  Women Artists—March 16, 1 pm.  Co-hosted with The Woodbridge Center; held at The Woodbridge Center.  More information to come.

Plant Swap!  March 26, 10 am to 1 pm.  Have plants that don’t spark joy anymore?  Extra pots laying around the house?  Seeds you don’t plan on planting?  Drop them off at the library on March 24 or 25.  Return on Saturday to find new (to you) items!  There will also be a potting and pot-decorating station.  All ages welcome!  Register yourself and your plants on our website, or by calling 203-389-3434.

From The Children’s Department

IMPORTANT!  Our indoor programming is canceled until the latest Covid surge decreases—including weekly morning story times and Monday/Thursday craft times.

A Valentine’s Take-And-Make STEAM Activity will be available starting February 7th.  First-come, first-serve.  No sign-up required.

Take-And-Make Activities & Crafts to celebrate Black history will be available throughout February.  First-come, first-serve.  No sign-up required.

A library book scavenger hunt featuring Black authors, illustrators, and historical figures will be available throughout February.  Complete the scavenger hunt during your next library visit and receive a prize from one of the children’s librarians.  No sign-up required.

Winter Craft Kits:  Available every 2 weeks now though the end of March.  Participants must sign up online for each date they wish to receive a craft kit; registration is on a first come, first served basis.  Kits will be held for one week for pick up in the children’s department.

NEW!  Eager Readers K-2 at home book discussion group.  Our popular reading program moves home Pick up the book, discussion questions, and a simple craft to do together at home with parents or caregivers.  This program is for students in K-2 only.  Register online monthly.

News From The Friends Of The Library

The Friends Bookstore Alley is open anytime the library is, with ever-changing displays and fresh inventory.  We can’t wait to see you!  We are also accepting donations of your gently used books, DVDs, CDs, etc.

You can also lend support by shopping on Amazon via Amazon Smile, and selecting Friends of the Woodbridge Library as your designated charity.  The Friends also accept donations via PayPal.  Supporting the Friends supports the Library—thank you!

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