You Wrote a Book, So Now What? with literary agent Jan Kardys
Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11am-12:30pm
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Are you working on or have you finished something you would like to publish, but don’t know where to start? Gain an insider’s view of the literary world from agent and organizer of the Unicorn Writers’ Conference Jan Kardys. Topics include developing a concept, writing a manuscript, negotiating a contract, traditional vs. self-publishing, and more. Please register online at www.woodbridgetownlibrary.org or by phone at 203-389-3433.
The Annual Friends of the Library Purves Lecture with Betsy Lerner discussing The Bridge Ladies
Wednesday, Nov. 9 @ 7pm
Please join The Friends of the Woodbridge Library for a book discussion and signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event. After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” generation, local author Betsy Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home, not five miles from the mother she spent decades avoiding. When Roz needs help after surgery, it falls to Betsy to take care of her. She expected a week of tense civility; what she got instead were the Bridge Ladies. Impressed by their loyalty, she saw something her generation lacked. Facebook was great, but it wouldn’t deliver a pot roast. Please register online at www.woodbridgetownlibrary.org or by phone at 203-389-3433.
Thanksgiving Sides with Robin Glowa
Thursday, November 10 at 7 pm
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and our favorite cooking expert is here to help! Just in time for. Thanksgiving, Robin Glowa will share her recipes for healthy side dishes that are in season in November and suitable for your holiday table. Samples and recipes provided. Please register online at www.woodbridgetownlibrary.org or by phone at 203-389-3433.
Antiques Roadshow Woodbridge Edition
Wednesday, November 16 @ 6pm in the Woodbridge Senior Center Cafeteria
Have you ever been curious about the history of a family heirloom or a favorite piece of jewelry? Join us for an entertaining and informative evening at the Senior Center Cafeteria. Residents are encouraged to bring items of interesting background and significance for review by local historians and appraisers. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Brookdale Woodbridge. Call for more information 203-389-3430. One item per person—please.
Drop-in Tech Help
November 30 @ 2:45pm
Do you have a question about your laptop, smartphone or other device? Let our Teen Tech Team help!
They will be available the fourth Wednesday of every month to help you troubleshoot technology.
Children and Teen Events
Drop-in Seasonal Craft
Saturday, Nov. 5 @ 2-4pm for all ages
Series Book Club: Magic Tree House (Grades 2-4)
Thursday, Nov. 17 @ 6:30 pm
Come sample the magic at our monthly book club. No need to have read the books, we’ll have some available to check out at the program. Join the fun with crafts, games, and snacks! Space is limited to 12 participants. Register online.
Crazy 8’s Math Club: Daring Darts
Saturday, November 19 @ 2pm. Learn how to play and score a game of darts. Then, play with hacky sacks on a giant floor-sized dartboard and see if you can aim to get the highest score! Grades K-2. Space is limited to 12 participants. Register online.
Wampanoag Indian Facts and Fun
Saturday, November 19 @ 3pm for grades 1-4.
Did you know the Wampanoags befriended the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock and brought them corn and turkey for the famous first Thanksgiving? Get the facts and have some fun with a native American craft. Space is limited to 12 participants. Register online.
The Singing Principal – Al decant
Saturday, November 26 @ 2pm for ages 1-5.
The entire family will love singing, dancing and clapping to Al’s rhythm and music. Al will introduce you to some new songs and play some old familiar favorites as well. It’s always a fun, exciting, and an educationally good time.
Teen Tech Help
Wednesday, November 30 from 2:45-3:45 @ the Woodbridge Town Library Meeting Room. Teens, fulfill your community service hours and help local patrons in the community troubleshoot their various means of technology including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and more. You must attend a 30 minute training session with one of our staff to participate. Contact Katherine Ward at kward@ woodbridgect.org to learn more.
SAT and ACT Practice Tests
SAT Practice Test – Saturday, December 10 from 10:30am -2:30pm ACT Practice Test – Saturday, January 21 from 10:30am -2:30pm The Woodbridge Town Library is partnering with Princeton Review to offer free full-length practice tests for the ACT® and SAT® for area high school students. How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test given under the same testing conditions as the actual exams. You’ll learn about the endurance and skill needed, and you’ll get a personalized score report that shows your strengths and weaknesses. Students will receive detailed feedback from Princeton Review within 3 weeks. Seating is limited. Please register online at www.woodbridgetownlibrary.org.