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Woodbridge Town Library Upcoming Events October 2018

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Adult Programs

For more information about our events, please contact the reference desk at 203-389-3434.

Composting Workshop

Saturday, October 6 at 3 pm

To have a healthy lawn and garden, you need healthy soil.  Compost is what you need to nourish your soil.  Starting a home composting area is easy, and you already have the ingredients in your kitchen!  Composting can reduce your carbon footprint by reducing food waste that goes into incinerators, supporting a cleaner environment.  As part of ongoing sustainability efforts, Beecher Road School, the Town’s Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee, and Woodbridge Town Library invite you to learn to compost at home at a free workshop.  Domingo Medina of New Haven’s Peels & Wheels Composting will speak about how to compost at home.  This program is open to all—bring your families and your questions!  We will start in the library’s meeting room and then head outside for a hands-on demonstration.  Light refreshments will be provided—and composted at the event!  Please register online or at the library.

Tovah Martin – A Boot Camp for Your Senses

Tuesday, October 10 at 7 pm

Rescheduled from May 15, the night of the tornado.  Please register/re-register.  Explore the garden on all levels by attuning your nose to the scents and training your ears to listen.  Learn to garden with eyes wide open, ears to the ground, and hands outstretched.  You will be led through an odyssey of exploration to awaken the senses and arouse your abilities of perception on all levels.  Sharing advice and ideas to deeply enhance the gardening experience while also incorporating a “Smellathon” to help get nostrils in gear, this lecture is beautiful and fun as well as highly practical.  This lecture coincides with the publication of a new book, The Garden in Every Sense and Season.

An accredited Organic Land Care Professional through NOFA, Tovah Martin gardens fanatically and organically both indoors and throughout her seven-acre Connecticut garden.  She has written more than a dozen gardening books.  She served as garden editor for Victoria magazine; in addition, her articles appear in a broad range of magazines and periodicals.  She is a repeat guest on the CBS Sunday Early Show.  Tovah teaches houseplant cultivation to Master Gardeners and lectures extensively throughout the country.

Spectacular Squash with Robin Glowa, The Conscious Cook

Thursday, October 16 at 7 pm

Whether it be butternut, acorn, spaghetti, or another variety, squash is one of the most versatile and delicious autumn ingredients.  This class will explore creative new ways to cook and create with this abundant autumn crop.  Samples and recipes provided.  This program is for teens and adults, ages 14 and up.  Registration is required; this is a very popular program and space is limited.  Please register online or at the library.

Brain Health: Untangling the Mystery of Our Brains and Aging

Tuesday, October 24 at 10 am

How can we stay safe, healthy, and independent?  The Yale-New Haven Hospital Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Team will discuss how to prevent TBI and vital strategies to help our brains stay healthy.  Presented by the Woodbridge Center.  Please register online or at the library.

Film Screenings

October’s Thursday Night Film Screenings will become DOCU-TOBER, as we screen some recently released documentaries.  Join us at 7 pm in the meeting room; no registration required.  Can’t make it on Thursday nights?  Starting October 12, we’ll show an encore presentation on Friday afternoons at 1 pm.


Thursday, October 11 at 7 pm or Friday, October 12 at 1 pm

96 minutes; PG.  At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.  But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans—until now.  RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg’s exceptional life and career.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Thursday, October 18 at 7 pm or Friday, October 19 at 1 pm

94 minutes; PG-13.  An intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor Mister Fred Rogers.  A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

Three Identical Strangers

Thursday, October 25 at 7 pm or Friday, October 26 at 1 pm

96 minutes; PG-13.  Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families.  Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret—a secret with radical repercussions for us all.

Children’s Activities & Events

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

Sneak Peek Book Club (Grades 5 & 6)

Thursday, October 18 from 5:30-6:30 pm

Get your first look at brand new books at the library, make a Halloween craft, and have a snack! Register online or at the Children’s Desk.

Halloween Preschool StoryCraft (Ages 3-5)

Saturday, October 27 at 11 am

Halloween stories, a craft, a costume parade and a surprise!  Please register online—space and supplies limited.

WingMasters Birds of Prey Show (all ages)

Saturday, October 27 at 2 pm

Enjoy hawks, owls, and more in the meeting room.  Online registration required.  All children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.  After the Birds of Prey show, come upstairs for an owl craft.  Free surprise for all kids!

Eager Readers Book Group (Grades K-2)

Monday, October 29 at 4:30 pm (Please note the change in event time)

Stop by the Children’s Desk to pick up a copy of each month’s book selection and to register.  Read the book at home and then join us for a book discussion and craft the night of the program.  This month we’ll be reading Scarecrow.

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.

Friends of the Library Seek Mini Golf Sponsors

The Friends of the Woodbridge Library’s next Mini Golf Fundraiser will be March 8 & 9, 2019.  Many sponsors from last year will be returning, but there is room for a few more!  Friday Night, after the Library is closed, is the adult “Par Tee”.  Appetizers, beer, and wine will be served at the “Nineteenth Hole” in the Library’s Meeting Room.  All day Saturday is “Fore Families”.

Sponsorship ($250 per hole) is an opportunity to support the Library while memorably showcasing your business.  Sponsors are invited to promote their business with advertising: posters and business cards; popular items last year were sturdy shopping bags and Pop sockets for cells phones with company logos.  At other libraries, food sponsors have given cookies or coupons and obstacles used on the Mini Golf course included a bank using bags of play money and large plastic teeth set up by a dentist.

We also are seeking a sponsor for a photo booth and local food and beverage sponsors for our Adult Night.  Sponsors’ names will appear on all publicity including on the players scorecards.  The Friends will help sponsors design holes to best promote the businesses.

If interested, please contact the Friends for details at woodbridgectfriends@gmail.com, or 203 389-3493.

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