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Woodbridge Town Library Upcoming Events July 2019

For the latest news and information, visit our website at www.woodbridgetownlibrary.org, like us on Facebook @woodbridge.town.library, or sign up for our e-newsletter.

***Summer hours begin Monday, July 1.  June 29 will be the last Saturday the Library is open until September.***

We’re back on Instagram!

Follow the Library @woodbridgetownlibrary.

Shoutbomb:  Text Messages from the Library

Have you signed up for Shoutbomb, our text messaging service about your library account?  Simply text the word SIGNUP to 860-345-1307.  Then reply to the messages from Shoutbomb with a library card number.  Please contact the Reference Desk with any questions by calling 203-389-3434, emailing wbrstaff@lioninc.org, or stop by the Library!

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 Summer Reading (Ages 18 and up)

Ready for a challenge?  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.

Starry Night: Pastel Painting van Gogh’s Masterpiece

Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 pm

Gregory Maichack, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) pastel demonstrator, twice nominated for the MCC Gold Star Award, and award-winning pastelist, presents the first 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.

Thursday Night Film Screenings

Film screenings start at 7 pm.  No registration required.

Isn’t it Romantic

July 11 at 7 pm

89 minutes; PG-13

New York City architect Natalie (Rebel Wilson) works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city’s next skyscraper.  And if things weren’t bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare—a romantic comedy—and she is the leading lady.

Gloria Bell

July 18 at 7 pm

102 minutes; R

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles.  After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

July 25 at 7 pm

132 minutes; NR

Toby (Adam Driver), a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoemaker (Jonathan Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote.  In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth—a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever.  Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity?  Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death?  Or will love conquer all?

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 July—Please Register Online

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.

Harry Potter Club

Wednesdays in July at 6 pm (grades 3 & up)

Grab your cloaks and brooms!  Get sorted into a Hogwarts House, play games, and make a unique wizarding craft!  Join us on July 31st for a special Potter Party!

Eager Readers K-2 Book Group

July 22 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!  July’s book:  The Night Before Summer Vacation

Cartooning with Rick Stromoski

July 10 at 5 pm (ages 8 & up)

Learn to draw aliens, astronauts, rockets, space ships and more!

STARLAB Planetarium

***Held in the Center Building Gym***

July 16 at 5 pm (ages 4 & up with an adult)

Be an astronomer and see the universe in our starlab!  It’s an inflatable planetarium!  Learn what causes day and night and how to form the constellations.

Yo Yo Guy John Higby

July 24 at 5 pm (ages 5 & up)

He’s out of this world!  Join the fun and watch him walk on a giant yoyo, yoyo on a unicycle, and more!

Reading Together Returns!

Our sixth annual conversational reading program pairs children with teens in grades 9-12 to make connections with the stories they read and sharpen their reading skills during the summer.  Sessions will be held July 11 & 18 and August 8 & 15.  Required online registration for children begins on June 15.  Teen volunteers will be trained June 21 and 28; one training session is required.  Participation counts towards volunteer hours!  Please check our website for details, www.woodbridge.lioninc.org.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Rabin at 203-389-3439 or jrabin@woodbridgect.org.

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.

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