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Woodbridge Town Library Upcoming Events January/February

Thursday Night Film Screenings

Every Thursday evening at 7 PM

No registration required.  See library website or call for the schedule.

Lynda.com class

Wednesday, January 17 @ 2:45pm

Must be a Woodbridge Resident with a valid library card.  We will help you set up a Lynda account and teach you to navigate the site.

Getting There: Transportation in Connecticut with Jim Cameron

Tuesday, January 23 at 7 PM

Getting “there,” whether to work or school, is a daily hassle for millions of Connecticut residents.  Whether by road or rail, finding dependable, affordable transportation in our state is a major problem.  Among the topics to be explored:  Should we have tolls on our major highways?  What can be done to fix Metro-North?  Why aren’t the speed limits enforced on our interstates?  Will we raise the gasoline tax?  Will the northeast ever have truly high-speed rail?  Jim Cameron served 19 years on the Metro-North Commuter Council; he writes the weekly newspaper column “Getting There” for Hearst CT Media.  Please register.

Teen Tech Help

Wednesday, January 24 @ 2:45pm

Come with your tech questions and our teen tech experts will give you one on one help to solve your issues.

Passport Fair with the United States Postal Service

Saturday, January 27 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Postal service clerks will be at the library, opening a one-stop shop for applying or renewing passports.  Fill out your paperwork and have your photo taken at the fair.  No appointments needed; first come, first served.  For complete details, please see the library’s website, stop by the Information Desk or call us at 203-389-3434.

Craft Workshop: Conversation Heart Tree

Monday, January 29 from 6 to 8 PM

Make a cute and fun conversation heart tree in time for Valentine’s Day!  For adults, teens, and  tweens (4th grade and up).  Anyone under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Hot glue will be used.  One tree per each registered participant.  Pedestal not provided.  Free, but space and supplies are limited.  Registration required.

Vegetarian Potluck Supper with Massaro Farm at the Library

Wednesday, January 31 from 6 to 8 PM

Part of the “Massaro Farm at the Library” series.  Please prepare and bring a dish to share that is vegetarian, delicious, and healthy, along with a copy of the dish’s recipe with your name on it and a serving spoon.  Need inspiration?  Stop by the library and check out a vegetarian cookbook from our extensive collection.  Please register.

“Hidden Wonders of Korea” Film Screening and Desserts

Wednesday, February 7 at 7 PM

The Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project, based in New York, will visit the library to introduce attendees to modern Korean culture through films that illustrate the artistic, cultural, and industrial achievements of Korea’s past and present.  Traditional Korean desserts will be served.  Please register.

An Evening with the Gillettes

Wednesday, February 21 at 7 PM

An entertaining, educational, and humorous presentation on Sherlock Holmes, William and Helen Gillette, and Gillette Castle by Harold and Theodora Niver.  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes, but he was brought to life by actor William Gillette.  Gillette also put together the “costume,” the hat, pipe, lens and cape, that we associate with Holmes to this day.  The Nivers become the Gillettes—flitting back and forth between presenters and portrayers, in time for the Long Wharf Theatre production of Baskerville:  A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.  Please register.

Children and Teen Events

Crazy 8’s Math Club

Saturday, January 13 @ 2pm  grades K-2

Tricks of the Eye:  Learn to trick your eyes by making your own optical illusions!  Make eye-catching patterns and discover the math behind why our eyes play tricks on us.  Space and supplies are limited to 12 participants.  Register online or at the Children’s Desk.

Sneak Peek Book Club

Tuesday, January 16 @ 6pm grades 5-6

Get first dibs on brand new books at the library, make an Aurora Borealis art project, and have a snack!  This program is a collaboration between Beecher Road School and the Woodbridge Town Library.  Register online or at the Children’s Desk.

ACT Practice Test

Saturday, January 20 @ 10:30am

Take a free practice test proctored by the Princeton Review, receive a personalized score report that shows your strengths and weaknesses.  Online registration required.

Fairytale Castle Craft

Saturday, January 20 @ 3pm ages 5-8

Come to the library for tales of knights, dragons, castles, princes, and princesses and create a castle of your own out of cardboard tubes.  Space is limited.  Please register online.

Graphic Novel Club

Tuesday, January 30 @ 6pm grades 3-4

This month, pick a book to read by author Sarah Varon.  In Bake Sale, follow the adventures of Cupcake as he runs a bakery, plays in a band, and hangs out with his best friend.  Or read Robot Dreams, which follows Dog and Robot as their friendship encounters some trouble.  Read either book, then come for a lively discussion, after which we’ll do a robot craft and decorate cupcakes!

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