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Woodbridge Town Library News for October 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.

Library Announcements

The library will be CLOSED on Monday, October 9 for Columbus Day.  We will be open our regular hours on Saturday, October 7!

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!

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

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

Tips for Sleep with Wendy Hurwitz

Wednesday, October 4 at 7 pm

Come learn about tips to improve sleep and restorative rest in this free program.  Please register:

Garrett Stack:  American Jukebox on Tour

Saturday, October 7 at 2 pm

Join us for a live show at the Woodbridge Town Green where Woodbridge resident and on-air personality Stack will sing all the hits, play guitar, and provide tantalizing tidbits about the music of the Baby Boom Generation.  Bring your own seating.  Registration optional.  Sponsored by the Gerry Hellmann Eckhardt Fund for the Woodbridge Town Library, a designated fund of the Valley Community Foundation

Tips for Memory with Wendy Hurwitz

Saturday, October 14 at 2 pm

Come learn about the tips and techniques used by memory athletes in this free program.  Please register:

Halloween Paint and Sip

Saturday, October 21 at 1 pm

Repurpose old paintings by adding a spooky twist!  Find a painting you like from an attic or secondhand shop and add some autumnal touches with acrylic paint, or use a plain canvas to create an original painting while enjoying some wine.  Brushes, acrylic paint, blank canvases, and wine provided  Two wine tickets per participant.  Registration required.  Please bring IDs; must be 21+,

A Night with Edgar Allan Poe

Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 pm

See the resurrection of legendary author Edgar Allan Poe through the talents of Campbell Harmon with a spellbinding one-man show, intertwining dramatic re-enactments, historical biography, and dynamic interactions with the audience.  Sponsored by the Gerry Hellmann Eckhardt Fund for the Woodbridge Town Library, a designated fund of the Valley Community Foundation,

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

Book Club: The Next Chapter

October 5th, Rated PG-13, Comedy, 1h 48m

Follows the new journey of four best friends as they take their book club to Italy for the fun girls trip they never had.


October 12th, Rated R, Biography, Drama, 1h 52m

Follows the history of sports marketing executive Sonny Vaccaro, and how he led Nike in its pursuit of the greatest athlete in the history of basketball, Michael Jordan.


October 19th, Rated PG-13, Comedy, 1h 36m

Carl Nargle, Vermont’s #1 public television painter, is convinced he has it all:  a signature perm, custom van, and fans hanging on his every stroke – until a younger, better artist steals everything (and everyone) Carl loves.


October 26th, Rated PG, Comedy, 1h 43m

A teenager teams up with the daughter of young-adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

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:

The following weekly programs do not require registration

Monday Baby Group:  Every Monday at 10:30 am, for newborn to 18 months.

Wednesday Story Time:  Every Wednesday at 10:30 am, for ages 2 and up.

Thursday Craft Time:  Every Thursday at 4 pm, in the craft room for ages 3 to 8.

Friday Storycraft:  Every Friday at 11 am, join us for stories and a craft.

Poetry Craft

Poetry Craft registration opens on Monday, October 2.  This is a take-home activity for ages 5 to 10,

Decorate Marshmallow Witches

Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 pm. Ages 7 and up, online registration required,

Animal Show with Furry, Scaly Friends

Thursday, October 5 at 4 pm.  A variety of animals will visit the library!  All ages, please register:

Many more October programs for kids!  Please visit our events page for more information:

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