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Woodbridge Town Library News – January 2022

Woodbridge Town Library News – January 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, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Our hours are changing!  Starting Tuesday, January 18, we will return 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.

At this time, the Woodbridge Room is closed, however staff can retrieve items shelved there (magazines, poetry, plays, etc.).  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.  Due to current staffing levels, you may need to leave a message if calling.  Please leave a message, we WILL call you back!

Department phones and emails

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! Our first artist is Glen Kapostas, whose art will be on exhibit during January.  Stop by the meeting room during open hours, check out his work!  See more about him:  https://woodbridge.lioninc.org/art-exhibits-return-to-the-library/.

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

Ancestry at Home has ended – Remote access for Ancestry Library Edition was disabled at the end of 2021, per the company’s request, after they decided to end at home use.  Patrons are welcome to return to the library to access Ancestry Library Edition through our computers or within the building with your own laptop, tablet, or mobile phone via our wi-fi.

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 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. ( Originally scheduled for January 20.)

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.

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.

Poetry Craft continues!  The next bags will be ready the third week of January—register online to get your kit!

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.

Coming in February:

Chinese New Year crafts will be available in person at the children’s desk beginning the last week of January through the first week of February.  Stop by the desk and ask for a craft to take and make at home!

Valentine STEAM kits and craft kits will be available for pick up in the children’s dept. beginning February 7th through the 14th.  Online registration is required for each take home activity.

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!

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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