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Woodbridge Town Library Upcoming Events August 2018

Woodbridge Town Library Upcoming Events August 2018

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Spectacular Summer Salads with Robin Glowa, The Conscious Cook

Thursday, August 16 at 7 pm

Robin Glowa returns!  Sensational, savory and just a touch of sweet—enjoy an evening of sampling summer salads prepared with the most luscious local, seasonal ingredients!  Space is limited, please register.  For ages 14 and up.

Thursday Night Film Screenings at 7 PM

No registration required.

August 2:  Tully
August 9:  Beirut
August 16, 23, 30:  No film screenings; please join us for our other events.

Farmers’ Market on the Woodbridge Town Green continues in August

The Woodbridge Library Farmers’ Market will run every Tuesday evening in August from 5:30 to 8 pm.  Shop for fresh produce and a variety of goods from local businesses.  This month, we will present two concerts and two outdoor movies Tuesday nights to coincide with the end of the Farmers’ Market.  Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy the show!

August 7 at 6:30 pm:  Goza Latin Band
August 14 at 6 pm:  Belle of the Fall (Simon and Garfunkel tribute)
August 21 at sunset (approx. 7:45 pm):  Moana
August 28 at sunset (approx. 7:45 pm):  Black Panther

Special children’s events at the Farmers’ Market, all at 5:30 pm:

August 7:  Toe Jam Puppet Band
August 14:  Circle K Petting Zoo
August 21:  The Marvelous Mutts

We’ll also have a special craft each week!

Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

Our 2018 Summer Reading Programs kicked off on June 20, with the theme of “Libraries Rock!”  Join us for reading fun and prizes for children, teens, and adults.  Summer reading will wrap up on August 24.  Sign up anytime in person—Children and Teens at the Children’s Desk; Adults at the Information Desk.

Summer Learning with Lynda.com

Lynda.com is now available for FREE to Woodbridge Town Library patrons who are Woodbridge residents and have a valid library card.  Visit our website woodbridge.lioninc.org and click on the lynda.com icon on the left side of the page to get started.  Lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos.  Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals.  Contact the Information Desk with questions at 203-389-3434 or wbrstaff@lioninc.org.

Take a Staycation with our Museum Passes

For participating museums and attractions, you can now reserve and print your pass right from the comfort of home.  If you don’t have a printer or computer at home, we will be more than happy to reserve the pass and print it out for you at the library.  Printable passes do not need to be returned to the library, simply present it at the museum to receive your discount and then recycle it!  Stop by the Information Desk or our website to learn more about this great new service.  A few of our museum passes cannot be checked out online but must be checked out in person.  A full list of passes is available on our website.

On the go this summer?  Take the library with you!

Your Woodbridge Town Library card gives you access to OverDrive and Hoopla, where you can check out items anywhere you have internet access!  Yes, even from the beach!  Download or stream ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and more!  Visit our website or stop in for more information.

Children’s Events

For more information on our Children’s Events, please visit our website or call 203-389-3439.

It’s a Book Party!

Monday, August 6 at 7 pm

We’ll celebrate one of our favorite authors!  Which one will it be?  Check in with the Children’s Department for more information about this event.

Pajama Storytime

Monday, August 13 at 7 pm

Wear your pajamas and listen to some great new stories!

Eager Readers Book Group (Grades K-2)

Special Summer Date! Monday, August 20 at 6:30 pm

Stop by the Children’s Desk to pick up a copy of this month’s book selection and to register.  Read the book at home and then stop by for a book discussion and craft.

Summer Science

Every Wednesday at 3 pm

Fun experiments every week!  Ages 3 and up with an adult, no registration.

Summer Crafternoon

Every Thursday at 3 pm

Craft away the afternoon and make something different each week!  Ages 5 and up with an adult, no registration.

Babies Session (018 months)

Every Wednesday, 10:3011 am

Join us for songs and rhymes, fun for little ones.  No registration.

Ready to Read (1836 months)

Every Thursday, 10:3011 am

Find out how talking, singing and reading build vocabulary and a love of books! No registration.

Summer Preschool Storycraft

Every Friday at 11 am

Our Saturday Storycraft moves to FRIDAYS in the summer!  Stories and crafts for ages 3 to 5 with an adult, no registration.

Thank You and a Look Ahead From the Friends of the Library

Many thanks from the Friends of the Woodbridge Library to everyone who supported our Annual Book Sale, May 31 to June 4, 2018.  From Members’ Night on Thursday through the $5/bag on Monday, we had our biggest turnout ever, raising needed money for the Library.  We also thank our three tireless and enthusiastic interns from the Amity High School internship program:  Heidi Aversa, Jabina You and Alana Thomas.  The fantastic Library staff pitched in, especially our Head Custodian, Carlos Torres, who fortunately waited to take his vacation until after our Sale!  In addition, this year we collaborated on the Saturday morning of the Book Sale with the Garden Club of Woodbridge.  Shoppers enjoyed the opportunity to support our town by purchasing plants and books at the same location.

Due to the success of the Sale, our inventory is diminished, but we have started restocking with wonderful donations that have come in of adult hard and soft cover books, children’s books, CDs and DVDs.  Our collection is available during all Library hours with payment taken at the Circulation Desk.  If you are doing some summer cleaning, we’d love to have your family’s gently loved children’s books for our bookstore.  Please bring them inside the library, when it is open.  Materials donated should not have writing, torn pages, underlining, or highlighting in them.  Please do not donate books with yellowed pages, odor, or mildew.  Thank you!

Preparations are also underway for our next big event in March 2019, our second Mini-Golf, Swinging through the Stacks.  Sponsorship is a great opportunity to showcase a business in a memorable way.  At other libraries, for example, Mini-Golf bakery sponsors have given out cookies, banks have used bags of play money as obstacles on the course, and dentists have put large plastic teeth on the greens.  The Friends will help in decorating a golf hole, and sponsors are invited to come to the event and promote their business as customers play through.  Last year, our Mini-Golf was a great hit.  Potential sponsors may contact the Friends for details at woodbridgectfriends@gmail.com, or 203 389-3493.

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