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***Summer hours are still in effect. We are open Monday – Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm, and Friday: 10 am to 5 pm. Saturday hours return on September 7. ***
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.
Adult Summer Reading (Ages 18 and up)
There’s still time to sign up and read! Participate with us this year in our Summer Reading Bingo Challenge! Read outside (or inside) the box and discover books you never thought you’d enjoy. Come pick up your bingo board and start reading! Once you’ve read a book, fill out a review card and let us know which challenge on your bingo board your book fulfilled. Every row you complete gets you a prize. But every box will give you a chance to win prizes at our Summer Reading Party on Monday, August 19 at 7 pm. See the Information Desk for more details.
Monet’s Magic: Pastel Painting Monet’s Wondrous Water Lilies
Monday, August 5 at 6:30 pm
The second installment in our workshop series! Gregory Maichack, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) pastel demonstrator, twice nominated for the MCC Gold Star Award, and award-winning pastelist, returns for the second of three exciting pastel workshops: instruction, demo, and hands-on work for both sheer beginners and those more advanced. All get to keep their pastel paintings afterwards! You must register for this program in person at the Information Desk and pay the $10 supplies fee at that time. You may only register for one of the three nights as registration will be limited; however, you may go on a waitlist for others nights. This program is for teens and adults, ages 15 and up.
An Education in the Grotesque with Mathew Duman
Thursday, August 8 at 6 pm
Local photographer and graphic designer Mathew Duman lectures on a selection of gargoyles and grotesques found throughout the buildings of Yale University. Using original photographs from his book, An Education in the Grotesque, he explores the artistic, historic, architectural, and even humorous significance of these decorative sculptures and their role in communicating the identity of Yale University as a place of learning and enlightenment. Presented by the Woodbridge Center. Please register online or at the library.
Summer Time and the Livin’ Is Easy with Robin Glowa
Thursday, August 15 at 7 pm.
Celebrate Summer with The Conscious Cook, Robin Glowa as she demonstrates recipes featuring the best of local, fresh, garden ingredients. Nutritious, delicious fruits and vegetables from your local Farmer’s markets make summertime so special. Samples and recipes provided. Registration is required; this is a very popular program and space is limited. Please register online or at the library.
Adult Summer Reading Party and Prize Giveaway
Monday, August 19 at 7 pm
Time for a reward after all of your hard work reading books and writing reviews! Join us for prizes, refreshments and more! Don’t forget your bingo board—prizes will be awarded based on what you read.
Thursday Night Film Screenings will be on hiatus in August
Instead, join us on TUESDAYS at sunset (approx. 7:45 pm) for outdoor film screenings on the Woodbridge Town Green, 4 Meetinghouse Road. Bring blankets and chairs—enjoy films on the big screen under the stars. All are welcome.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Tuesday, August 6, 117 minutes; PG
Superhero film. Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality. He explores the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask, as he crosses paths with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.
Turn the evening into dinner AND a movie! Join your neighbors and friends for the Town of Woodbridge Picnic from 6-8 pm, also on the Town Green. The Town’s Ad Hoc Community Council is organizing this event, inspired by National Night Out, to provide a forum for residents to meet their neighbors and strengthen community ties. Bring a picnic dinner and, if you’d like, something to share. Food trucks will also be available. Rain date is August 13.
The Princess Bride (1987)
Tuesday, August 13, 98 minutes; PG
Live action family film. While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him the story of a farm boy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love. The Princess Bride is a deft, intelligent mix of swashbuckling, romance, and comedy that takes an age-old damsel-in-distress story and makes it fresh.
Incredibles 2 (2018)
Tuesday, August 20, 118 minutes; PG
Animated family film. The heroes are back! The Incredible family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
Back to the Future (1985)
Tuesday, August 27, 116 minutes; PG
Modern classic film. Inventive, funny, and breathlessly constructed, Back to the Future is a rousing time-travel adventure with an unforgettable spirit. Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
Children’s Activities & Events
For more information on our Children’s Events, please visit our website or call 203-389-3439.
Blast Off with Summer Reading
The 2019 Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories, runs through August 26. Children and teens entering grades K-8 will have lots of opportunities to attend special events, weekly science, math, and craft drop in programs, and explore the universe through a collection of specially selected books. Teens entering grades 7 & 8 will be able to check out titles on their summer reading lists, as well as the new Nutmeg Award nominees, and join us for an ice cream social in August.
Special Events in August—Please Register Online
Now through the week of August 19th: Summer Drop-in Art and Science Programs
Join us at the library each week for SPACE themed crafts and science activities! No registration required. Science: Wednesdays at 3 pm – Art: Thursdays from 3 to 4:15 pm.
Cryptogram Scavenger Hunt
Keep your math skills sharp over the summer with this fun decoding puzzle. New puzzles every week. Prizes awarded! Ask at the Children’s Desk to get started.
First Mime on the Moon with Robert Rivest
August 7 at 5 pm (all ages with an adult)
Classic mime artistry combined with hilarious highlights of space travel! Watch Robert mime his way through astronaut training, float around in weightlessness, and pretend to walk on the moon.
August 8, 15 & 22 at 5:30 pm (grades 6 to 8)
See the children’s desk for more information.
Eager Readers K-2 Book Group
August 12 at 6:30 pm (for kids entering grades K, 1, and 2)
Pick up a copy of the book at the Children’s Desk, read it at home, and come to the program for a book discussion and fun craft!
Aliens: Escape from Earth with Sciencetellers
August 21 at 2 pm (ages 4 & up with an adult)
Join us for an alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world!
Summer Reading Finale
August 26 at 2 pm (students entering grades K to 8)
Come celebrate the end of summer! Enjoy a magic show with Ed Popielarczyk and an outdoor ice cream social afterwards. Bring your reading log—book prizes for our summer readers!
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
Talking, singing and reading to build vocabulary and a love of books! No registration.
Summer Preschool Storycraft (3-5 years)
Every Friday in the summer, starting July 5, 11-11:30 am
Stories and crafts for ages 3 to 5 with an adult. No registration.