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Woodbridge Town Library News for May 2023

May 4, 2023
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Woodbridge Town Library News for May 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

Community Survey

We want to figure out the best ways to continue to serve the community, so please take five minutes to complete our survey!  You can access it via QR code  or by visiting this link:  Thank you for your help.

Library Skywatch on Hiatus until Fall

Due to the increase in daylight hours, the Library Skywatch program will be taking a break until the fall.  The Library plans on making the telescope available for checkout and home use—watch for more information!

Peeps in the Library Diorama Contest

Our 2023 Peeps in the Library Diorama Contest had 15 entries—nearly double the amount entered in 2022.  Thank you to all who participated.  Hope to see you back next Spring!

Congratulations to our Peeps in the Library Diorama Contest winners!!!

Peeps in Wonderland
Children/Family: Peepardy!
Tween/Teen:  Penfield Beach

Now For Sale:  Totes and Books!

Totes with Notable Quotes!

Support the Library by purchasing a tote bag—$20 each, or two for $35.  Choose from five different bags, each with a different quote.  For example:  “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us,” Franz Kafka.  “No need to hurry.  No need to sparkle.  No need to be anybody but one-self,” Virginia Woolf.  Thanks to the Friends of the Woodbridge Library for their support.

Historic Woodbridge, 2nd Edition!

Enjoy pages filled with details about the history of Woodbridge.  Historic homes, community buildings, and the people of ‘olden days’ come alive in this book—on sale for $30 (from $45).  Stop by the Library to purchase.

***Cash or check payment are accepted for both items.  Card payment accepted only for tote purchase.

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

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

4 Critical Components to a Successful Retirement

Tuesday, May 9 at 6 PM

Learn how to get the most out of your retirement with these 4 critical components:  Inflation, Social Security, Taxes Now & In Retirement, and Market Volatility & Income Needs.  This workshop is presented by USA Financial.  Please register online or at the library.

The Shoreline Jazz Quintet: Celebrating the Music of Bill Evans

Saturday, June 3 at 2 PM

Join the Shoreline Jazz Quintet for their program about American jazz pianist and composer Bill Evans!  Featuring Mike Bimonte on drums, (Deepak) Cyril D’Souza on saxophones, Rich Meyers on vibraphone, Steve Roane on acoustic bass, and Stephen Wood on electric guitar.  Please register online or at the library.

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.

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:’

From The Children’s Department

Book Chat & Craft: Learn About Rock Climber Ashima Shiraishi

Saturday, May 6 at 2 pm. Ages 5-8.

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!  Read a picture book by the famous American rock climber Ashima Shiraishi.  Join us to chat about the book and make a mountain craft.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Monday, May 8 at 2:30 pm. Ages 13+

Last meeting of the school year!  Come with ideas for summer reading and share your thoughts on the future of TAB!  Snacks will be provided.  For more info, email

Graphic Novel Club

Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 pm, Ages 9+

Chat about the graphic novel El Deafo by Cece Bell, share ideas, and have fun.  A craft, game, or snack will be incorporated.  Online registration required.

Animal Facts Club

Monday, May 18 at 6:30 pm, Ages 8+

Registration required; meets monthlyThis month’s theme is nocturnal animals!

Recurring Programs

No registration required, come as often as you’d like!  Please bring an adult with you!

—Mondays at 10:30 am:  Baby Group (newborns to 18 months);

—Wednesdays at 10:30 am:  Storytime (infants to age 3);

—Thursdays at 4 pm:  Afternoon Craft Time (Ages 3+);

—Fridays at 11:30 am, ending promptly at noon:  Morning Craft Time (Ages 3 to 5, perfect for preschoolers and homeschoolers!)

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