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Woodbridge Town Library Upcoming Events June 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!

Friends of the Woodbridge Library Annual Book Sale:  May 30-June 4

Great items, great prices, great cause!  Shop from hundreds of gently-used books in all genres; DVDs and CDs too!  The Friends spend the entire year carefully curating the donations, providing shoppers with items in fantastic condition, all at very reasonable prices.  Buying something at the book sale supports the Friends, which in turn supports the Library.  All funds raised go towards Library programs and technologies.  Donations in good condition are gladly accepted and may be dropped off inside the Library when it is open.  For more information, check the Library’s website, contact the Friends at woodbridgectfriends@gmail.com or 203-389-3493.

On Monday, June 3, teachers and Woodbridge town employees can shop for free! On Tuesday, June 4, everything is free to the public!

Outdoor Movies Return in August!

Join us on the Town Green on Tuesday nights in August, starting at sundown. This summer, YOU get to pick which films we see, by voting NOW in our poll.  Cast your ballot by stopping in, or vote online via our website.  Choose YOUR favorite films for each week!

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)

Starts Tuesday, June 18

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.  Starting June 18, 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.

Legends of New England with Jeff Belanger

Tuesday, June 11 at 7 pm

For over 20 years, Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained.  He seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends all over the world and in your backyard.  Come enjoy Legends of New England which offers a tour of haunts, monsters, aliens, and weird history from our region.  Based on Jeff’s popular weekly podcast and his television series on PBS and Amazon Prime, the program presents highlights from his own adventures, his work, plus a look at the investigation process.  Belanger’s presentation will delve into the reasons behind the legends.

Transgender 101 with Jillian Celentano

Monday, June 17 at 7 pm

Want to understand more about what it means to be transgender?  June is Pride Month; join us for an informal, comfortable presentation on what it means to be transgender.  Jillian Celentano is a 58-year old transgender woman who transitioned 3 years ago.  As an advocate for the transgender community, she speaks throughout the Northeast, at venues including conferences, medical centers/hospitals and libraries.  Learn from Jillian’s personal journey, including her victories and hardships as well as her coming out process, transition process (G-rated), and acceptance process.  Learn terms and definitions as well as right and wrong questions to ask other transgender people.  All are welcome.

Thursday Night Film Screenings

Film screenings start at 7 pm.  No registration required.

Fighting with My Family

June 6 at 7 pm

107 minutes; PG-13

A heartwarming comedy based on the incredible true story of WWE Superstar Paige.  Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for WWE.  But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her family and face this new, cut-throat world alone.  Paige’s journey pushes her to dig deep, fight for her family, and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

Instant Family

June 13 at 7 pm

117 minutes; PG-13

When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption.  They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family.

The Upside

June 20 at 7 pm

126 minutes; PG-13

Philip is a disabled white billionaire, who feels that life is not worth living.  To help him in his day to day routine, he hires Del, a black parolee, trying to reconnect with his estranged wife.  What begins as a professional relationship develops into a friendship as Del shows his grouchy charge that life is worth living.

What Men Want

June 27 at 7 pm

117 minutes; R

This film follows the story of a female sports agent who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues.  When she gains the power to hear men’s thoughts, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA’s next superstar.

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 K2)

Monday, June 17 at 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.

Blast Off with Summer Reading

The 2019 Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories, runs from June 18 to 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 June—Please Register Online

Llama in the Library!  (Ages 3+ with an adult)

Saturday, June 1 at 12 noon

Do you love llamas?  Join us in the meeting room for a visit from Country Quilt Llama Farm.  Stories, fun facts, photo ops.

Early Bird Family Summer Reading Event (Grades K-2)

Monday, June 3 from 4 to 6 pm

Get the scoop on Summer Reading, enjoy crafts and snacks, and sign up for programs.

Celebrate National Doughnut Day (Grades 3 and older)

Thursday, June 6 at 5 pm

Make a doughnut keychain and enjoy some fresh baked doughnuts.

Early Bird Summer Reading Sign Up

Tuesday, June 11 through Monday, June 17, during library hours

Come to the Children’s Desk, check out a minimum of 3 books and get a prize for early bird registration.

Animal Embassy (Ages 4+ with an adult)

Tuesday, June 18 at 3 pm.

Travel around the world with some very unusual live animal ambassadors.

Unicorn Party (Ages 4+)

Saturday, June 29 at 3 pm

Do you know a child who loves unicorns?  We’ll have fun with stories, crafts, 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 Children’s 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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