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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
Every September, the American Library Association celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month, encouraging everyone to become a member of their local library. The Woodbridge Town Library encourages you to sign up for a card, or stop in to renew an expired card. Fifty-one percent (51%) of Woodbridge residents have a library card, compared to the statewide average of 41%. This number is fantastic; we would love to see the rate of card holders in town increase.
Getting a card is easy and it’s free. All you need is proof of Woodbridge residency–a driver’s license, a utility bill, or a tax bill. If you don’t live in Woodbridge, you are welcome to check out materials with a library card from the town in which you reside.
To further entice Woodbridge residents, all new and renewed cards in the month of September will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card!
What can you do with your Woodbridge Town Library card, besides check out books? Check out:
- DVDs and Blu-Rays of movies, TV shows, documentaries, instructional videos and more;
- music CDs in all genres;
- audiobooks; and
- museum passes that can get you into many attractions for free or a reduced rate.
The Woodbridge Town Library is a member of the LION consortium, a group of 29 area libraries, which shares materials and delivery services. If we don’t own something, chances are very good that we can borrow what is needed from another LION library and have it here within a week.
The Library card also works when you’re away from the library and Woodbridge. With your card and an internet connection, you can:
- Take classes on a variety of topics with Lynda.com;
- Use Hoopla to check out ebooks, audiobooks, TV shows, movies, music and comics; and
- UseLibby (formerly known as OverDrive) to check out ebooks and audiobooks.
Hope to see you soon!
Swinging Through the Stacks Returns!
Mini golf at the Library is coming back. Save the date! March 8 and 9, 2019. Stay tuned for more information from the Friends of the Library!
Film Screening: Book Club
Thursday, September 6 at 7 PM
Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Comedy. PG-13. 104 minutes. No registration required.
A Terrific, Tasty Tailgate with Robin Glowa, The Conscious Cook
Thursday, September 13 at 7 PM
Prepare to impress your friends and family with tasty, yet super healthy recipes. Grains, vegetables, fruits, and dairy ingredients will be transformed into easy to transport dishes that will tantalize your teams’ taste buds. Samples and recipes provided. Due to an alcoholic beverage that will be served, attendees must be age 21 and up. Space limited, registration required.
Clutter, Clutter Everywhere—What Do I Do With It? Presented by Anita Taylor
Thursday, September 20 at 7 PM
Fall is a great time to pare down your things and put order into your life. The days are cooler, and the winter holiday rush has yet to start. Professional organizer Anita Taylor will show you the how and why of organizing all your stuff. Systems are the answer! Find easy solutions and simplify your life with Anita’s help. Anita has been helping clients for over 20 years. Copies of her workbook, “Anita’s Book” will be available to purchase for $40 (cash or check) after the presentation. Please register.
Film Screening: Finding Your Feet
Thursday, September 27 at 7 PM
When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif. The two could not be more different – Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet and romance as she meets her sister’s friends. Comedy, Drama, Romance. PG-13. 111 minutes. No registration required.
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.
Children’s Activities & Events
For more information on our Children’s Events, please visit our website or call 203-389-3439
Circle K Petting Zoo
Thursday, September 6 from 4:30-6 pm
Meet some exciting animals as the zoo comes to you! We’ll be outside on the library grounds! No registration required. Rescheduled from our August 14 Farmers’ Market.
Eager Readers Book Group (Grades K–2)
Monday, September 24 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 Little Tree.
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
We switch back to Saturdays starting September 8! Stories and crafts for ages 3 to 5 with an adult, no registration.