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Woodbridge Town Library Upcoming Events February 2018

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***Please note the Library will be closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day***

Adult Programs

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 Winter Reading Program

The Adult Winter Reading Program runs through Feb. 28. Read books, write reviews, and enter the reviews in our weekly drawings to win prizes! Drawings are held every Thursday. “Get Toasty Thursdays” with cocoa and cookies have also returned at 5 pm every week. For more information and to register, visit the Information Desk.

Massaro at the Library Series Continues with A Pre-Valentine’s Day Potluck

Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6 pm

Come celebrate your love of local, healthy food with friends and neighbors in the community. Bring a dish (savory or sweet) to share, its recipe, and serving utensils. If possible, please bring your own plate, bowl, cup, napkin, and utensils to lessen waste at the event. We will bring the drinks, as well some disposable plates, napkins and utensils for those who have not brought their own. Need some inspiration? Stop by the library for a full range of cookbooks from cultures all around the world. Register online or at the library.

Series of Events Planned to Celebrate Diversity

No registration required for either event. All are welcome.

Co-sponsored by the Town’s Ad Hoc Community Council, a book reading and discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me will be held at the Amity Regional High School Library on February 26 at 7 pm. Copies of the books are now available for check out at the Circulation Desk in regular print, large print, and on audio CD.

On February 28 at 7 pm, the Library and the Community Council will co-sponsor the Thursday Night Film Screening of I Am Not Your Negro, followed by a discussion. This event will be held at the Library. Rated PG-13 | Documentary | 93 min. (Can’t make it to the film? Watch it on our streaming services Kanopy or hoopla, or check out the DVD.)

Springfield Confidential with Mike Reiss

Monday, March 4 at 7 pm

With The Simpsons now in its 30th season of television, join us to meet Connecticut native Mike Reiss, a former head writer for the show and author of the new book Springfield Confidential. Enjoy a humorous presentation with plenty of Simpsons trivia and show clips as well as a Q&A. Registration is required; please register online or at the library.

Film screenings start at 7 pm. No registration required. (The Friday matinees at 1 pm have returned to the Woodbridge Senior Center. Call 203-389-3430 for information.)

Thursday Night Film Screenings

  • Thursday, Feb. 14: The Old Man and the Gun
  • Thursday, Feb. 21: The Village: Life in New Haven’s Little Italy
  • Thursday, Feb. 28: BlackKkKlansman (rescheduled from our November date)

Dog Days
112 minutes; PG; Comedy, Romance

Elizabeth is a charming anchorwoman who seeks advice from her dog’s therapist. Tara is a spunky barista who dreams of a life beyond the coffee shop. Daisy is a dog walker who’s enamored with a client. Garrett pines for a woman while trying to keep his adopt-a-dog business afloat. The beloved canines in their lives soon start to influence their careers, friendships and romantic relationships in funny and unexpected ways.

Bad Times at the El Royale
140 minutes; R; Mystery, Suspense
In 1969, an aging priest suffering from early onset dementia, a struggling African American female singer, a talkative salesman on vacation and an unfriendly young woman who may or may not be a hippie, arrive by chance on the same day at Lake Tahoe’s “El Royale”, a once glitzy but now rundown roadside motel lying on the very border between California and Nevada, and operated by a single troubled staff member who holds many dark secrets. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes to hell.

I Am Not Your Negro
93 minutes; PG-13; Documentary
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. Co-sponsored by the Town’s Ad Hoc Community Council. This is part of a series of events to celebrate diversity.

Children’s Activities & Events

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

Eager Readers Book Group (Grades K-2) 
Monday, Feb. 11, 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.

Sneak Peek Club (Grades 4-6)
Thursday, Feb. 21, 5:30-6:30 pm
Get first dibs on new books at the library, make snowball bath bombs, and have a snack. Please register online or at the Children’s Desk.

Lion and Lamb Craft (Ages 4 and up)
Saturday, Feb. 23 at 3 pm
Will March come in like a lion or a lamb? Make one or the other at our paper bag workshop.

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.

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