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Woodbridge Town Library News – May 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

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. The Library will be closed on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) but will be open 10 to 5 on Saturday, May 28.

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: 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 two-hour reservations; please call the reference desk to book your time. Our puzzles and children’s toys are back, and so is our seating!

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

As of April 1, 2022, the library is now FINE FREE!
The Woodbridge Town Library has gone fine free, which means patrons will no longer be charged fines for overdue items. All existing overdue fines for Woodbridge Town Library items have been removed, but this policy change will not include replacement fees for missing or damaged items. Please see the Circulation Department with any questions, or contact them: 203-389-3433 or askus@woodbridgetownlibrary.org

Art Exhibits have returning to the Library’s Meeting Room! Stop by the library during open hours to see the artwork—both in the meeting room and the Bookstore Alley. More information: https://woodbridge.lioninc.org/events/art-exhibits/

We will be featuring a different artist every month; stop by and check out these talented artists.

We need you! And your art! Summer exhibition spaces are available for any and all 2D media. Fill out the form here: https://woodbridge.lioninc.org/events/art-exhibits/  Contact Kira Edic at kedic@woodbridgetownlibrary.org for more information.

Museum Passes Available

We also have museum passes to area attractions, everything from The Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport to the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, providing you with free or discounted admission. Reserve your passes online then print out at home (when allowed) or pick up at the library. We can also print them here for you. Visit https://woodbridge.lioninc.org/museum-passes/ for more info. Please note that every attraction has its own policies for pass usage and availability may be limited.

FROM ADULT SERVICES

Tuesday, May 11 at 1 pm: Free In-Person Virtual Art Tour Series from the Wadsworth Athenaeum: Impressionists.
Experience art history via the oldest public art museum in the U.S. View the Wadsworth Virtual Art Tour on Impressionists, led by a museum docent. Save time and gas by coming to the library, versus driving to Hartford.

Tuesday, May 24 from 3 to 5 pm: Woodbridge Writer’s Workshop
Share your writing and get feedback, inspiration, or support 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

Wednesday, May 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm:  Medicare Uncomplicated
Are you aging into Medicare at 65 or are you already on Medicare and totally confused? No need to stress, come see Jess – your local, licensed Medicare health plan specialist! We’ll go over what Medicare is, the eligibility and enrollment process, prescription drug coverage, and more! Please register online, by phone, or at the library.

Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30: RESCHEDULED! Transcendent Kingdom book discussion.
Join us as we have an open discussion of Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi’s novel of the search for love, family, and God amidst the rational halls of science. This novel has been selected by the Connecticut Library Association for this year’s statewide, All Ct Reads program.

Thursday, June 2 at 7 pm: Celebrating the Music of Thelonious Monk with the Shoreline Jazz Quartet.
A classic jazz quartet featuring saxophone, guitar/piano, bass, and drums. Held in the meeting room; space will be limited!

FROM THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

Indoor Story Time Has Returned
Join us on the carpet in the children’s room for fun stories, music, and props! Every Wednesday at 10:30 am, for infants to age 3 and their caregivers.

In- person Story Craft on Saturdays is back!
Every Saturday, promptly at 10:30 am. Join us for a special story time session just for children ages 3-5. We will gather in the craft room for stories followed by a simple craft. No registration necessary; come every week or when you can!

Singer-Songwriter Steve Elci performs live at the Woodbridge town-wide bike event!
Saturday, May 14 at Noon. Fun for the whole family! Takes place on library grounds—bring chairs or a blanket. In the event of rain, concert will be in the meeting room.

Marble Run Building Challenge: Wednesday, May 18 at 4 pm. Use all kinds of materials to make and test your own marble run—free-build style. For ages 5 and up.

Theater for kids with Ingrid Schaeffer on Saturday, May 21.
Two participatory theater programs for kids to act out classic children’s stories, followed by a craft. The 1 pm program is for ages 3 to 5; the 2 pm program is for ages 5 to 10. More details on our website—registration is required.

May Graphic Novel Book Discussion: Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 pm
For ages 9 and up. Read the Graphic Novel The Tea Dragon Society before coming to the program (copies of the book will be available at the library). On the night of the program we
ll chat about our favorite parts of the book while using paint-markers to design fancy tea mugs.

NEWS FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Thank you to everybody who came and supported the Friends of the Library book sale on April 23! We appreciate your support of all that we do.

The Friends Bookstore Alley is open anytime the library is, with ever-changing displays and fresh inventory. You can pay with cash or check—or send a payment via PayPal right from the Bookstore! 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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