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Woodbridge Town Library News for November & December 2023

July 4, 2024
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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.


Arts & Craft Supply Swap

Come to the information desk with any unwanted craft supplies and browse other supplies brought by community members.  Accepting supplies from now until the end of November.

Blue River Jazz Band

Monday, November 20 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Blue River Jazz Band play America’s traditional, classic, “hot” jazz and swing music from the early 20th century.  This concert was made possible by the Gerry Hellman Eckhardt Fund for the Woodbridge Library.  Please register online, by phone, or in person at the Reference Desk.

“After Here” Book Talk

Monday, November 27 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of “After Here,” a story written by Dave Wolffe.  A small segment of “After Here” will be read, followed by a discussion of the afterlife, offering audience participation of their own experiences.  Please register online, by phone, or in person at the Reference Desk.

Holiday Card Making Class

Saturday, December 2 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Instructor and Woodbridge resident Cathy Collins returns to the library for a class where you’ll learn to craft one-of-a-kind holiday cards.  Please register.

Adults Art & Craft Club

Wednesday, December 6 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.  December’s library-sponsored project is paint a pet.  More details and registration on our website.  For questions or registration, email Donna,


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.

Film Screenings

Thursdays at 7 PM in November


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:

Past Lives

November 30, Rated PG-13 | Drama, Romance | 1h 46m

Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrested apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea.  Twenty years later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront notions of love and destiny.

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

Saturday Morning Meditation

Every Saturday at 10:15 am

One hour of silent Vipassana (mindfulness) editation 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,


Graphic Novel Club: Miles Morales Stranger Tides

Tuesday, November 28 at 6:30 pm

Ages 8 and up, online registration required.  Chat about the book, share ideas, and have fun!  A craft, game, or snack will be incorporated.  If you need a copy of the book, please ask a librarian.

Poetry Craft

Registration for this at-home program begins Monday, December 4.  More information and registration details on our website.


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)

Lots of great programs for kids!  Please visit our events page for more information,


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.


Thanksgiving Weekend Hours:

Wednesday, November 22:  10 am to 4:30 pm;

Thursday, November 23:  CLOSED;

Friday, November 24:  CLOSED;

Saturday, November 25:  10 am to 5 pm.

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

November’s artists:  students from Amity High School and Amity Middle School Bethany.

December’s artist:  Woodbridge resident Chris McLaughlin.  A reception for his oil paintings will be held on Saturday, December 2 from 3 to 5 pm in the library’s meeting room.  All welcome, no registration required.

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 (


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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