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Woodbridge Town Library News for December 2023 & January 2024

December 14, 2023
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Woodbridge Town Library News for December 2023 & January 2024

All information accurate at press time.  Be sure to check our website or call us before your visit for any changes to our hours or events.

From Adult Services

Winter Reading is BACK!!!

Our Winter Reading game for adults has returned after several years’ hiatus.  Stop by the library to pick up your Winter Reading bingo sheets—and maybe a mystery book or two!  You’ll notice by the front entry that we have wrapped books—a gift to yourself!  Choose a book by the brief description on the cover, check it out at the circulation desk, unwrap and read!  Completed bingo sheets should be dropped off at the information desk to be entered into a Winter Reading Raffle—drawing will be held on Tuesday, February 20.  Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their support in this program!

Arts & Craft Supply Swap

Come to the information desk with any unwanted craft supplies and browse other supplies brought by community members.

A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 22 at 3 pm to 4:30 pm

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” performed as a one man show by Mike Rose.

Adults Art & Craft Club

Wednesday, January 10 at 5:30 PM

Want to learn knitting?  Working on a needlepoint?  Have a project you want to show off?  Join us to unleash your creativity!  Bring in your art and craft project, or use library-provided acrylic painting supplies, and enjoy the company of community members and refreshments.  More details and registration on our website.  For questions or registration, email Donna:

Recurring Adult Programs

Woodbridge Writers Workshop

Every first and third Tuesday of the month, from 3 to 5 pm.

Gather with area writers as we read and critique our works in a friendly atmosphere. Register online or at the library.  More information on our website or call the reference desk.

Woodbridge Scrabble Group

Wednesdays at 11 AM

Meet with friends and neighbors for friendly games of Scrabble every week in the Meeting Room.  No registration required.

Thursday Night Film Screenings

NOW beginning at 6 pm!

Join us on Thursday evenings for a movie screening in our Meeting Room.  No registration is required to attend, but seating is first come, first serve.

Upcoming Titles:

December 21: A Christmas Story Christmas (2022)

December 28: Golda (2023)

Please visit our website or stop by the library to see our film screening lineup for January.

Saturday Morning Meditation

Every Saturday at 10:15 am, one hour of silent Vipassana (mindfulness) meditation is hosted by Dr. Aruna Pawashe, a retired lecturer and scientist from Yale University.  She has been practicing Vipassana (which translates as:   seeing things as they really are) meditation for over 15 years.  She is a volunteer and a trustee member for the Vipassana Meditation Center in Shelburne, Massachusetts.  Aruna has hosted many Vipassana meditation programs over the years throughout the greater New Haven area.  When she is not available, Mrs. Nita Lathia, her colleague and fellow Vipassana meditation practitioner, will host the group meditation event.  Registration suggested, but walk-ins welcome too!  Zoom option is available,

From The Children’s Department

Teen Advisory Board

Meets monthly on Fridays at 3 pm

See our Teen Volunteers page on our website for more info! Special winter decorating party on Friday, December 22!

Buildwave Program During Winter Break

Wednesday, December 27 at 2:30 pm in the meeting room

For ages 5 and up

Explore and create with a variety of building materials in this fun and fast-paced family activity!  For more info, check out their website  Online registration (on the library’s website) required; children MUST be five years old to participate.

Animal Facts

Monday, January 22 at 6:30 pm

Ages 7+.   Registration required.  This month’s theme is Antarctic Animals!

Save the date for Music Together!

Saturday, January 27 at 2 pm

Michele Urban presents a program for young children.   Please check our website for more details and to register.

Also Save the Date for Take Your Child to the Library Day: Saturday, February 3

Check out our website for other winter and vacation week programs,

Recurring Children’s Programs:

Baby Group:  Mondays at 10:30 am (Newborn to 18 months)

Storytime:  Wednesdays at 10:30 am (Ages 2 and up)

Craft Time:  Thursdays at 4 pm (Ages 3 and up)

Story Craft:  Fridays at 11 am (Ages 3 to 5 years)

From The Friends Of The Library

Check out our page on the library’s website to see all of the great things we’ve been doing!  Thank you as always for all of the community support.  Your contributions and book donations allow us to make updates to the building and bring fantastic programs (among other things) to the library which benefits YOU.

Library Announcements

We will be closed on the following days:

Saturday, December 23

Monday, December 25

Monday, January 1

Now Open Saturdays Year-Round

The Woodbridge Town Library is open on Saturdays year-round:

Monday—Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm;

Friday & Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm.

Our wifi works on the library grounds, even when the library is closed.  Picnic tables are available. Enjoy!

Art Exhibits at the Library

December’s artist:  Woodbridge resident Chris McLaughlin: oil paintings.

January’s artist:  Wing Na Wong.

If you are interested in exhibiting your art work in the library, please contact Donna Faryna, Adult Services Librarian ( or visit our art exhibits page for more information.

Online Card Registration Available

Are you a Woodbridge resident?  You can sign up for a library card online!  Visit our website,  After registering, you will immediately be able to use your new account to place holds on items for pick up at the library.  We will then contact you via email within 2 business days with your new library card number.  At this time, you will get full access to our electronic resources, including downloadable books and magazines.  Please note that this is a temporary registration that will expire in 30 days.  Before the 30 days is up, please visit the Woodbridge Town Library in person to verify your name and address.  At that time, you will receive a permanent library card.

Do we have your email address?

Sign up for our email newsletters to receive notifications about events, new offerings, and library hours/closings.  We typically only send one email a week.  Join our mailing list by visiting our website and entering your email address in the form provided.  That’s it!  (You can also give us your email address while in the building.)

Need a Notary?

Notary Services are now available at the Library by appointment or by chance!  Please contact the Reference Desk for more information desk (stop by or call 203-389-3434) or email Bill (

Historic Woodbridge, Second Edition on Sale

Historic Woodbridge, Second Edition may make the perfect gift this holiday season.  Woodbridge homes, community buildings, and the people of ‘olden days’ come alive in Historic Woodbridge.  Learn about Woodbridge’s historic houses and the people who called Woodbridge their home.  Illustrations are included throughout the book as the history of the community and its architecture are highlighted.  The book is now priced at $30 (discounted from $45).  To purchase, stop by the library or the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall.  Cash payment or a check made payable to the Woodbridge Town Clerk will be accepted.

Library Information

Visit the Library website 24/7 to access digital resources -,  We are fine-free and have automatic renewals on most items.  Call or email to place holds, ask questions, find out information, and more.

Department phones and emails

Adult Services/Reference:  203-389-3434;

Children’s Department:  203-389-3439;

Circulation/General info:  203-389-3433;

Not sure who you need?  Email

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