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Woodbridge Town Library News for July and August 2023

June 22, 2023
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Woodbridge Town Library News for July and August 2023

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.

Library Announcements

The library will be CLOSED on Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day.  We will be open our regular hours on Saturday, July 1 and Monday, July 3.

Now Open Saturdays Year-Round

The Woodbridge Town Library will remain open on Saturdays year-round.  Traditionally, the Library closed on Saturdays in July and August, however, the last few years have brought an increase of requests for summer Saturday hours.  We are happy to finally make this a reality and look forward to seeing you MORE over the summer!

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!

Digital Equity Survey

HELP CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE IN CONNECTICUT!  The State of Connecticut wants to help CT residents get connected with the skills and devices they need in the digital age.  Take 5 minutes to tell them about your technology needs:  Thank you.

The Friends of the Library Seek Student Volunteers

Woodbridge resident Richard Blackwell recently endowed an annual Volunteer Scholarship for graduating Amity High School seniors who have volunteered at the Friends of the Library bookstore.  Mr. Blackwell values the spirit of volunteerism in young people; he is an enthusiastic supporter of the library and is also on the Library Commission.  If you are an Amity student and you are interested in volunteering at the Friends of the Library, email the Friends with your contact information and the times you would be available at

The Friends of the Library Are Again Accepting Donations!

Drop off your gently loved, no longer wanted books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles at the library during our open hours.  Please, nothing in bad condition, stained, moldy, etc.  Thank you!

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 (

Library Information

We are open Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm and Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.  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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From Adult Services

Woodbridge Writers Workshop

Every second and fourth 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.

Indoor Film Screenings

Thursdays at 7 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

June 29:  The Magic Flute

Follows 17-year-old Tim Walker as he travels from London to the Austrian Alps to attend the legendary Mozart boarding school.  There, he discovers a centuries-old forgotten passageway into the fantastic world of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”  Adventure, Fantasy, Musical.  1 hr, 55 min.

July 6:  All the World Is Sleeping

Fighting for her own life and the ones she loves, a mother in New Mexico sinks deeper in her addiction while struggling to surface for her daughter.  Drama; 1 hr, 50 min. 

July 13:  Emily

Emily imagines the transformative, exhilarating, and uplifting journey to womanhood of a rebel and a misfit, one of the world’s most famous, enigmatic, and provocative writers (Emily Bronte), who died, too soon, at age 30.  Biography, Drama, History; 2 hr, 10 min.

July 20:  Confess, Fletch

After becoming the prime suspect in multiple murders, Fletch strives to prove his innocence while simultaneously searching for his fiancé’s stolen art collection.  Comedy, Crime; 1 hr, 38 min.

July 27:  Wildhood

Two brothers embark on a journey to find their birth mother after their abusive father had lied for years about her whereabouts; along the way, they reconnect with their indigenous heritage and make a new friend.  Drama; 1 hr, 48 min.

August movie titles will be announced in mid-July.  Please stop by, look on our website, or call us to find out what we’ll be showing.

Saturday Morning Meditation

Every Saturday at 10:15 am, one hour of silent Vipassana (mindfulness) meditation is hosted by experienced meditation instructors.  Registration suggested, but walk-ins welcome too!

Especially For Teens

Teen Volunteers needed!

Check out our teen page on our website to see what volunteer opportunities are available, or email Emily Cantor, Head of Children’s:

Book Buddies

Fridays in July and August at 11 am

Weekly program that encourages literacy and connection!  A teen mentor will be paired with each child.  For children entering grades K-2.  Teen volunteers needed!  Please register online.

From The Children’s Department

Please visit our website for more details on each program and to register.  See you soon!

Musical Mondays

Starts June 26, held on alternating Mondays at 3:30 pm.  Make musical instruments out of household materials!  Drop-in—no registration necessary.  Appropriate for children ages 6+.


Begins Tuesday, June 27 at 11 am.  Runs every other week for 5 sessions, online registration required, bring a yoga mat.  For ages 4+.

Cookies & Classics

Held once a month on a Tuesday, from 3:30 to 4:15 pm.  Read a classic chapter book and chat about it.  Plus, cookies!  Online registration required.  Recommended for grades 2 to 4.

Thursday Process Art

Begins Thursday, June 29 at 4 pm.  Held every week; drop in as often as you can, no registration necessary.  Free-form art-making that focuses on the process and exploring the materials rather than the product.  Ages 3+.

Signing Rocks!

Friday, June 30 from 11 am to 12 pm

American Sign Language at the library—excellent for beginners.  No signing skills necessary; online registration is required.  Best for ages 7+.

Friday Bug Club

Begins Friday, June 30 at 11:30 am.  Held every week; drop in as often as you can, no registration necessary.  Make a different bug craft each time and learn some bug facts too!  Ages 3+.

Book Buddies

Fridays in July and August at 11 am

Weekly program that encourages literacy and connection!  A teen mentor will be paired with each child.  For children entering grades K-2.  Teen volunteers needed too!  Please register online.

Ed Pop Magic Show!

Monday, July 10 @ 2 pm

Online registration required, ages 3+.

Nutmeg Book Club

Read and discuss 2024 nominees!  Snacks provided.  4 sessions throughout July and August, see website for exact dates, times, and book titles.  Recommended for grades 7+.  Online registration required.

Petting Zoo

Wednesday, July 19 from 3:30 to 5 pm on library grounds.  Rain date: Wednesday, July 26, same time. For all ages.

Pirate Fridays

Select Fridays at 3 pm.  Make a different pirate accessory each session.  Wear them all to our Pirate Pizza party (see below).  Ages 9+.

Pirate Pizza Party

Saturday, August 19 at 2 pm

Eat pizza, dress like a pirate!  Online registration required.

End of Summer Reading Party!

Thursday, August 24 from 2 to 3:30 pm with a concert by WILL PARKER at 2 pm

Raffle drawing, ice cream, and free books for all summer reading participants!

Our Regular Recurring Programs are on HIATUS for the summer.  Join us for all of our other events!

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