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Woodbridge Town Library Upcoming Events May 2019

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***Please note the Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.  We will be open on Saturday, May 25.***

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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!

Summer Reading Starts June 18

Both the Adult and Children’s Departments are gearing up for a fantastic summer.  This summer’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.”  Programs are being planned now—there will be movies (indoor and outdoor), crafts, food demonstrations, book-related activities and more!  The entire staff looks forward to welcoming residents to the Library and signing them up for summer reading challenges—for adults and children.  More information will be announced as summer draws near, including polls to pick the outdoor movies in August!  Stay tuned!

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!

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.

Lovely, Luscious Mother’s Day with Robin Glowa

Wednesday, May 8 at 7 pm

She’s back!  Robin Glowa, The Conscious Cook, returns to the Library.  Perfect for brunch or lunch, this menu will provide inspiration for a lovely and luscious celebration of Mom!  Samples and recipes provided.  Due to an alcoholic beverage that will be served, attendees must be age 21+.  Registration is required; this is a very popular program and space is limited.

A Passeggiata (Stroll) Through Italy:  Past, Present and Future

Wednesday, May 22 at 7 pm

Mariann Millard will “walk” participants through the richness and diversity of Italy to appreciate its geography, language, cuisine, culture, politics and economics.  Understand not only Italy’s complex past and present culture, but about its future.  Participants wishing to travel to Italy will leave with a better understanding of how to travel successfully among Italians to fully enjoy their experience.  Mariann, a dual citizen of the United States and Italy, will enhance the experience by including tidbits on her family history, her work as an international tour director, finding long-lost Italian relatives, and learning and speaking Italian as an adult.

Woodstock:  A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, May 28 at 7 pm

Craig Harris transports attendees back to 1969 with rare recordings, archival video, insightful storytelling, group singing, and guided music-making all in celebration of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary!  The August 1969 Woodstock Exposition of Music and Art continues to reverberate cultural ripples and this program will not only stir memories but provide new perspective.

Thursday Night Film Screenings

Film screenings start at 7 pm.  No registration required.

May 2:  Can You Ever Forgive Me?

107 minutes; R

Lee Israel made her living in the 1970s and 80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen.  When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.  An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me? relays the true story of the best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats).

May 9:  At Eternity’s Gate

111 minutes; R

During a self-imposed exile in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh develops his unique, colorful style of painting.  While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with French artist Paul Gauguin, van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art causes him in the present.

May 16:  The Mule

116 minutes; R

Earl Stone is a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive.  Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.  The mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates.  And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him.

May 23:  On the Basis of Sex

120 minutes; PG-13

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights.  When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

May 30:  Widows

128 minutes; R

Widows is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities.  Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica, Alice, Linda, and Belle take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

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, May 13, 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.

Nonfiction Club (Grades 3-6)

Thursday, May 16 at 6 pm

Don’t bug out!  Check out a library book about insects, read it, then write down a cool fact that was learned.  Get ready to share the book and the fact, have a snack, and make bug boxes!  Please register online or at the Children’s Desk and let staff know of any food allergies.  Get first dibs on new books at the library, make a very cool dragon egg, and enjoy a snackONGOING 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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