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***Please note the Library will be closed on Friday, April 19, for Good Friday. We will be open on Saturday, April 20***
A Letter From The Library And Friends Of The Library
Dear Woodbridge Community,
Thank you for all of the support over the past few months as we prepared for another Mini-Golf event. The Library staff and Friends were amazed with the response from the community—both residents and businesses. We feel fortunate to be working and/or living in a town that supports and cares about its library—and it showed in so many ways.
Thank you to all of the hole sponsors who made playing the game itself possible! Thank you to the businesses that gave food and drink—Friday night was a blast especially because of the celebratory atmosphere in the “Nineteenth Hole”. Thank you to the volunteers—those who gave their time and their labor to decorate, to set up, to run errands…and so much more!
The biggest thank you goes to all of the Mini-Golf players. We could not have had such a successful weekend without those who came out and spent time here. Whether it was as a date night or following your kids around the building, your presence and enthusiasm was enjoyed.
We hope to see you again in the months to come. Your support is always welcome—whether through book donations for the Friends’ bookstore alley, attending programs, checking out items in person or digitally, or just stopping in to flip through a magazine—all of these things matter.
With appreciation and gratitude,
–The Staff of the Woodbridge Town Library
–The Friends of the Woodbridge Library
P.S. Save the dates for the book sale! May 30 – June 3
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.
Stephen King, American Master with Stephen Spignesi
Monday, April 15 at 7 pm
Join us for an illustrated lecture by Stephen Spignesi, author of six books about Stephen King. This lecture looks at the life and work of America’s most popular writer and the undeniable Master of the Macabre. The program covers all of King’s writings—novels, novellas, short stories, nonfiction, screenplays, poetry, and more. Illustrated with dozens of rare photos from King’s life and career and interspersed with comments from King colleagues, experts, and co-authors, this presentation is an entertaining and informative look at one of the world’s most significant and popular writers. The presentation is followed by a Q&A.
Dr. Siegfried Kra Author Reading
Tuesday, April 23 at 7 pm
Meet local author Dr. Siegfried Kra as he does reads from his latest book Twilight in Danzig. Based on a true story, the novel is told through the childlike, naïve, but mature eyes of a young boy whose family, because of their wealth and friendship with the nobility of Danzig, is buffered against the rising power of Hitler. Get a chance to meet the man behind an amazing story; books will be available for sale and signing.
Experience Aloha with Tiare Kahana
Tuesday, April 30 at 7 pm
Learn about Hawaiian culture as Tiare Kahana personally guides you through Hawaii’s past and present, with the oral language tradition of hula. Learn the origin and history of hula, along with the customs, traditions, and language of the Hawaiian people. The audience will have the opportunity to participate and learn the hula as well. Learn the true meaning of the word “Aloha” and experience the Spirit of Aloha!
Thursday Night Film Screenings
Film screenings start at 7 pm. No registration required.
Thursday, April 4 – 132 minutes; R
Governor George W. Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive resume includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for Christian Bale’s performance and nominated for eight Academy Awards.
If Beale Street Could Talk
Thursday, April 11 – 117 minutes; R
A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish Rivers vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Winner of both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Regina King’s performance.
Thursday, April 18 – 119 minutes; R
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Winner of the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Olivia Coleman’s performance.
Thursday, April 25 – 100 minutes; R
Joan Castleman, a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty, is the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe and his skyrocketing literary career, ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humor, their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises. And Joan’s reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan’s coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career. Winner of the Golden Globe and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for Glenn Close’s performance.
Children’s Activities & Events
For more information on our Children’s Events, please visit our website or call 203-389-3439.
National Poetry Month Crafts
April is National Poetry Month! Visit the Children’s Room every Wednesday in April, from 4 to 6 pm for a different poetry-related craft. All ages welcome; no registration required.
Sneak Peek Book Club
Thursday, April 11 at 5:30
Get first dibs on new books at the library, make a very cool dragon egg, and enjoy a snack. Please register online or at the Children’s Desk and let staff know of any food allergies. For grades 4 to 6.
littleBits Workshop (Ages 7 and up)
Two Saturdays, April 13 & 27 at 2 pm
Spend a fun afternoon experimenting with littleBits. Explore the world of circuitry and see what can be invented. For ages 7 and up. No registration required. Come to one or both!
Eager Readers Book Group (Grades K–2)
Monday, April 15, 6:30 pm
Stop by the Children’s Desk to pick up a copy of this month’s title, and to register. Read the book at home and then come for a book discussion and craft.
Bryson Lang Comedy Juggler Visits Vacation Week
Wednesday, April 17 at 2 pm
Join the fun with Bryson Lang! His show has lots of energy and audience participation, with ball spinning, upside down bounce juggling, flying sombreros, magic, and more. For ages 4 and up. Online registration is required—space is limited for this event.
Earth Day Craft
Saturday, April 20, from 2 to 3 pm
Celebrate Earth Day and make an up-cycled, self-watering planter. Soil and seeds provided. For ages 5 and up, with an adult. No registration required; just drop in.
Saturday, April 27 at 3 pm
Come to the library for some creative art fun! We’ll make sculptures out of pool noodle pieces, pipe cleaners, wiggle eyes, pompoms and more! For kids in Pre-K through grade 3. Please register online.
Ongoing Childrens Programming
Babies Session (0-18 months)
Every Wednesday, 10:30-11 am
Join us for songs and rhymes, fun for little ones. No registration.
Ready to Read (18-36 months)
Every Thursday, 10:30-11 am
Find out how talking, singing and reading build vocabulary and a love of books! No registration.
Preschool Storycraft (3-5 years)
Every Saturday, 11-11:30 am
Stories and crafts for ages 3 to 5 with an adult. No registration, unless otherwise noted.