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Saturday January 1, 2022 - Saturday December 31, 2022
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Any child ages birth to five years can participate.

Participants are given a log to track the books they read.  For every 100 books read, a sticker and book is awarded. Once 1,000 books are read, in addition to the sticker and book, the child is given a gift certificate to shop at the Friends of the Library Book Cellar.  

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is generously supported by The Friends of the Woodbury Public Library.

Location: Children's Department

Any child ages birth to five years can participate.

Participants are given a log to track the books they read.  For every 100 books read, a sticker and book is awarded. Once 1,000 books are read, in addition to the sticker and book, the child is given a gift certificate to shop at the Friends of the Library Book Cellar.  

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is generously supported by The Friends of the Woodbury Public Library.

Location: Children's Department

Saturday June 11, 2022 - Friday August 12, 2022
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Read Beyond the Beaten Path: Children's Summer Reading Program

Register for summer reading in the Children's Room:

Grades Pre-K-6th

Complete at least 10 challenges and earn a raffle ticket or small prize.  

Complete all 20 challenges and earn 3 tickets or small prizes. 

Write a book review to earn an extra ticket or prize!

Location: Children's Department

Sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library

Register for summer reading in the Children's Room:

Grades Pre-K-6th

Complete at least 10 challenges and earn a raffle ticket or small prize.  

Complete all 20 challenges and earn 3 tickets or small prizes. 

Write a book review to earn an extra ticket or prize!

Location: Children's Department

Sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library

 
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Read Beyond the Beaten Path: Summer Reading Programs for ADULTS!

Join us for the 2022 Summer Reading Program for Adults at the WPL!  This year you can "read off the beaten path" and win!

Pick up your reading path at the front desk and you might win a Samsung Galaxy tablet this summer (complete with 2 hours of tech help from our Reference/Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild)!!

There are loads of fun weekly prizes, too!  Be sure to join us on a library adventure this summer.

 

Summer Reading for Adults is sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbury Library

Join us for the 2022 Summer Reading Program for Adults at the WPL!  This year you can "read off the beaten path" and win!

Pick up your reading path at the front desk and you might win a Samsung Galaxy tablet this summer (complete with 2 hours of tech help from our Reference/Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild)!!

There are loads of fun weekly prizes, too!  Be sure to join us on a library adventure this summer.

 

Summer Reading for Adults is sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbury Library

 
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Read Off the Beaten Path: Summer Reading for Program Teens

Grades 6 -12 are invited to join the Teen Summer Reading Program at the Woodbury Public Library this summer!  This year, you can follow a "path" to different adventures - pick up all you need to join in the summer fun at the library beginning June 11th.

As you complete challenges along the way, you'll have chances to win fun weekly prizes and even bigger grand prizes!  Each "path" has 5 challenges; each challenge earns you a chance to win a weekly prize, each completed "path" gives you a chance to win one of 3 grand prizes!

Summer Reading is sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

LOCATION: Teen Department

Grades 6 -12 are invited to join the Teen Summer Reading Program at the Woodbury Public Library this summer!  This year, you can follow a "path" to different adventures - pick up all you need to join in the summer fun at the library beginning June 11th.

As you complete challenges along the way, you'll have chances to win fun weekly prizes and even bigger grand prizes!  Each "path" has 5 challenges; each challenge earns you a chance to win a weekly prize, each completed "path" gives you a chance to win one of 3 grand prizes!

Summer Reading is sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

LOCATION: Teen Department

Friday July 1, 2022 - Saturday July 30, 2022
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“Have Much to Say but My Mouth Is Full of Water” textiles by artist Emma Welty

“Have Much to Say but My Mouth Is Full of Water” textile exhibit by artist Emma Welty on display in our Gallery Space for the month of July.

Emma Welty is an artist, educator, researcher and writer with a textile centered studio practice. Born and raised in Woodbury, Welty completed a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Fibers and Art History and an MFA/MA in Visual Art and Art History at Purchase College.

Welty’s work utilizes their ancestral traditions of Armenian carpet weaving and needlelace making in order to explore economies of cloth labor, notions of “heirloom” and cultural transmissions within a digital diaspora.

Welty just completed a yearlong residency at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and has recently shown at Studio Hill Gallery in Woodbury, CT and Piano Craft Gallery in Boston, MA. Having trained with textile conservators at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Welty also runs a small textile mending and conservation business.

You can see Emma's work during regular library open hours.

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

“Have Much to Say but My Mouth Is Full of Water” textile exhibit by artist Emma Welty on display in our Gallery Space for the month of July.

Emma Welty is an artist, educator, researcher and writer with a textile centered studio practice. Born and raised in Woodbury, Welty completed a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Fibers and Art History and an MFA/MA in Visual Art and Art History at Purchase College.

Welty’s work utilizes their ancestral traditions of Armenian carpet weaving and needlelace making in order to explore economies of cloth labor, notions of “heirloom” and cultural transmissions within a digital diaspora.

Welty just completed a yearlong residency at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and has recently shown at Studio Hill Gallery in Woodbury, CT and Piano Craft Gallery in Boston, MA. Having trained with textile conservators at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Welty also runs a small textile mending and conservation business.

You can see Emma's work during regular library open hours.

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Tuesday July 5, 2022
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Get Your Game-On! Teen Gaming

Teens and tweens can join in to play video games using the Nintendo Switch. The Library has some of your favorites: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, and Animal Crossing, to name a few. Board games will also be available. Beginner gamers are always welcome!

Drop in!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Teens and tweens can join in to play video games using the Nintendo Switch. The Library has some of your favorites: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, and Animal Crossing, to name a few. Board games will also be available. Beginner gamers are always welcome!

Drop in!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

 
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6:30 PM
Mushroom Identification for Beginners

What are those weird things that pop up in the woods after the rain? Are you mystified by wild mushrooms? Curious? Scared? Or do they make you hungry?

Join a foraging family who hunt, photograph, identify, and love to eat the fungi in New England for a presentation and discussion about the wild and very edible mushrooms you can find in our state.  The 3 Foragers will dispel common myths, learn how to safely identify mushrooms with visual clues and guidebooks, and discuss mycophagy, the cooking and eating of wild mushrooms.

The 3 Foragers are from southeast Connecticut and members of Connecticut Valley Mycological Society, as well as avid wild food foragers. The 3 Foragers have been studying, photographing, and eating wild foods since 2005, and have given over 150 educational walks, lectures, and private classes for libraries, land trusts, nature centers, summer camps, and garden clubs since 2016. They write a blog about their adventures and travels at http://the3foragers.blogspot.com/ and have written a book titled Adventures in Edible Plant Foraging.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 3 spaces available.

What are those weird things that pop up in the woods after the rain? Are you mystified by wild mushrooms? Curious? Scared? Or do they make you hungry?

Join a foraging family who hunt, photograph, identify, and love to eat the fungi in New England for a presentation and discussion about the wild and very edible mushrooms you can find in our state.  The 3 Foragers will dispel common myths, learn how to safely identify mushrooms with visual clues and guidebooks, and discuss mycophagy, the cooking and eating of wild mushrooms.

The 3 Foragers are from southeast Connecticut and members of Connecticut Valley Mycological Society, as well as avid wild food foragers. The 3 Foragers have been studying, photographing, and eating wild foods since 2005, and have given over 150 educational walks, lectures, and private classes for libraries, land trusts, nature centers, summer camps, and garden clubs since 2016. They write a blog about their adventures and travels at http://the3foragers.blogspot.com/ and have written a book titled Adventures in Edible Plant Foraging.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 3 spaces available.

Wednesday July 6, 2022
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11:00 AM
Summer Sunshine Story Time

Wednesdays, July 6th-August 10th 

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for seasonal stories and a craft outside of the Library.

BYOB! Bring Your Own Blanket.

Location: Outside

Program Schedule:

7/6: Summer

7/13: Sun

7/20: Beach

7/27: Camping

8/3: Bugs

8/10: Picnic

*Story Time will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 

 

 

Wednesdays, July 6th-August 10th 

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for seasonal stories and a craft outside of the Library.

BYOB! Bring Your Own Blanket.

Location: Outside

Program Schedule:

7/6: Summer

7/13: Sun

7/20: Beach

7/27: Camping

8/3: Bugs

8/10: Picnic

*Story Time will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 

 

 


 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Artistic Adventures & the Natural World

Botanical Art in Cyanotype Printing:  Use the power of sunlight to create beautiful images!

Explore the subtle signs, messages and beauty of the natural world through art!!  Join Kaitlin Clark, owner of Integrative Healing Arts, for a series of creative experiences that focus on a technique, medium and element of the earth used to create unique works of art.

Please register for each class individually.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbury Library

 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There is 1 space available.

Botanical Art in Cyanotype Printing:  Use the power of sunlight to create beautiful images!

Explore the subtle signs, messages and beauty of the natural world through art!!  Join Kaitlin Clark, owner of Integrative Healing Arts, for a series of creative experiences that focus on a technique, medium and element of the earth used to create unique works of art.

Please register for each class individually.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbury Library

 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There is 1 space available.

Thursday July 7, 2022
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Creative Writing for Diversity: Teen Workshop

Join poet Maya Rose for a spoken word writing group created just for teens!  This workshop will be a fun mix of creativity, inspiring improv games & writing warm-ups ending with the cultivation of a personal adaptation poem to present to the group.  Teen writers of all levels can come and experience the fun of writing and performing the SpokenWord. 

Express your voice and release fears of public speaking while discovering the rich cultural diversity of the creative leaders who came before!

This workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbury Library.

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 6 spaces available.

Join poet Maya Rose for a spoken word writing group created just for teens!  This workshop will be a fun mix of creativity, inspiring improv games & writing warm-ups ending with the cultivation of a personal adaptation poem to present to the group.  Teen writers of all levels can come and experience the fun of writing and performing the SpokenWord. 

Express your voice and release fears of public speaking while discovering the rich cultural diversity of the creative leaders who came before!

This workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbury Library.

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Library Digital Resources Program with Ron Fairchild

Join WPL's Reference Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild for an introduction to all the amazing resources the library has to offer - from Universal Class, with access to over 500 online courses to My Heritage and A to Z Travel.  Learn how to access our streaming services including Quello Concerts, Indieflix, Kanopy & Hoopla and how to use Libby to organize and download them all.  Access local newspapers online, as well as Consumer Reports and Morning Star Investments.  There are so many ways you can use your library card at the WPL!!

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 29 spaces available.

Join WPL's Reference Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild for an introduction to all the amazing resources the library has to offer - from Universal Class, with access to over 500 online courses to My Heritage and A to Z Travel.  Learn how to access our streaming services including Quello Concerts, Indieflix, Kanopy & Hoopla and how to use Libby to organize and download them all.  Access local newspapers online, as well as Consumer Reports and Morning Star Investments.  There are so many ways you can use your library card at the WPL!!

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 29 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
PJ Character Club Story Time

Children of all ages are encouraged to visit the library in their pajamas during this special evening story time!

Each week will include stories and a craft all about a special character.

Program Schedule:

6/30: Pete The Cat

7/7: Fly Guy

7/14: Curious George

7/21: Elephant & Piggy

7/28: Splat the Cat

Location: Children's Room

 

Children of all ages are encouraged to visit the library in their pajamas during this special evening story time!

Each week will include stories and a craft all about a special character.

Program Schedule:

6/30: Pete The Cat

7/7: Fly Guy

7/14: Curious George

7/21: Elephant & Piggy

7/28: Splat the Cat

Location: Children's Room

 


Saturday July 9, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Emma Welty: Artist Reception

Meet fiber artist Emma Welty in the library's gallery space at a reception highlighting her beautiful woven works of art.

Emma Welty is an artist, educator, researcher and writer with a textile centered studio practice. Born and raised in Woodbury, Welty completed a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Fibers and Art History and an MFA/MA in Visual Art and Art History at Purchase College.  

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Meet fiber artist Emma Welty in the library's gallery space at a reception highlighting her beautiful woven works of art.

Emma Welty is an artist, educator, researcher and writer with a textile centered studio practice. Born and raised in Woodbury, Welty completed a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Fibers and Art History and an MFA/MA in Visual Art and Art History at Purchase College.  

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Sunday July 10, 2022

CLOSED SUNDAYS THROUGH COLUMBUS DAY

Monday July 11, 2022
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Play Giant Games at the Library!

All ages are invited to drop in and play giant games on the Library lawn!  Challenge your friends to super-sized Jenga or Giant Kerplunk!  You can have a cornhole tossing contest or see who can get a hole-in-one on our library "putting green"!  Games are outside open to close; please ask inside for golf balls!

LOCATION: Library Lawn

All ages are invited to drop in and play giant games on the Library lawn!  Challenge your friends to super-sized Jenga or Giant Kerplunk!  You can have a cornhole tossing contest or see who can get a hole-in-one on our library "putting green"!  Games are outside open to close; please ask inside for golf balls!

LOCATION: Library Lawn

 

Mondays, July 11th– August 8th @11:00 a.m.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 10 months-2 and a caregiver. 

*No class on July 25th* 

Mondays, July 11th– August 8th @11:00 a.m.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 10 months-2 and a caregiver. 

*No class on July 25th* 


 
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3:00 PM
Summer of Agriculture Through 4-H

4-H Volunteers will present 4 weeks of educational, agricultural themed programs for children in grades K-5.

Program Schedule:

6/27: Exploring 4-H

You might be wondering “What is 4-H?” And “will it be interesting to my children?” We will be covering topics from animals and plants to crafts and the environment. There is something for everyone! Explore all aspects of 4-H.

7/11: Under the Water

What lives under the water? Dive into the living things that live under the water like: Fish, clams, oysters, and plants. We will learn about water species in Connecticut rivers and the Long Island Sound. 

7/18: Udderly Underrated

Do you know where milk comes from? Let’s learn about all the products that are made with milk. From cheese, butter and of course ice cream! We will break down all of the great dairy products! 

7/25: I speak to the trees

Ever read the Lorax by Dr. Seuss? This week we will learn about the life cycles of plants and the trees we love so much. You will even be able to bring a vegetable plant home with you to start your journey in gardening and growing your own food!

*No class on 7/4*

Location: Library Gallery

4-H Volunteers will present 4 weeks of educational, agricultural themed programs for children in grades K-5.

Program Schedule:

6/27: Exploring 4-H

You might be wondering “What is 4-H?” And “will it be interesting to my children?” We will be covering topics from animals and plants to crafts and the environment. There is something for everyone! Explore all aspects of 4-H.

7/11: Under the Water

What lives under the water? Dive into the living things that live under the water like: Fish, clams, oysters, and plants. We will learn about water species in Connecticut rivers and the Long Island Sound. 

7/18: Udderly Underrated

Do you know where milk comes from? Let’s learn about all the products that are made with milk. From cheese, butter and of course ice cream! We will break down all of the great dairy products! 

7/25: I speak to the trees

Ever read the Lorax by Dr. Seuss? This week we will learn about the life cycles of plants and the trees we love so much. You will even be able to bring a vegetable plant home with you to start your journey in gardening and growing your own food!

*No class on 7/4*

Location: Library Gallery


Tuesday July 12, 2022
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Get Your Game-On! Teen Gaming

Teens and tweens can join in to play video games using the Nintendo Switch. The Library has some of your favorites: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, and Animal Crossing, to name a few. Board games will also be available. Beginner gamers are always welcome!

Drop in!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Teens and tweens can join in to play video games using the Nintendo Switch. The Library has some of your favorites: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, and Animal Crossing, to name a few. Board games will also be available. Beginner gamers are always welcome!

Drop in!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

 
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6:30 PM
CANCELLED!! Recognizing Bird Songs with Bent of the River Audubon

WE ARE SORRY!  THE PRESENTER HAD TO CANCEL THIS EVENT. 

Have you ever stood outside and listened to the birds, wondering just who is singing?  Join a presenter from Bent of the River Audubon for presentation focusing on the beautiful songs of our feathered friends and some tips on how to recognize them through their songs!

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

WE ARE SORRY!  THE PRESENTER HAD TO CANCEL THIS EVENT. 

Have you ever stood outside and listened to the birds, wondering just who is singing?  Join a presenter from Bent of the River Audubon for presentation focusing on the beautiful songs of our feathered friends and some tips on how to recognize them through their songs!

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

 
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6:30 PM
How To Write A Graphic Novel

Tuesdays, July 12th & July 19th

Grades 1-5

Participants will learn how to write their very own graphic novel through a fun series of activities. 

Each participant leaves with their own spiral bound, graphic novel style book to fill with their developing story.

Location: Children's Room



 

Tuesdays, July 12th & July 19th

Grades 1-5

Participants will learn how to write their very own graphic novel through a fun series of activities. 

Each participant leaves with their own spiral bound, graphic novel style book to fill with their developing story.

Location: Children's Room



 


Wednesday July 13, 2022
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11:00 AM
Summer Sunshine Story Time

Wednesdays, July 6th-August 10th 

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for seasonal stories and a craft outside of the Library.

BYOB! Bring Your Own Blanket.

Location: Outside

Program Schedule:

7/6: Summer

7/13: Sun

7/20: Beach

7/27: Camping

8/3: Bugs

8/10: Picnic

*Story Time will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 

 

 

Wednesdays, July 6th-August 10th 

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for seasonal stories and a craft outside of the Library.

BYOB! Bring Your Own Blanket.

Location: Outside

Program Schedule:

7/6: Summer

7/13: Sun

7/20: Beach

7/27: Camping

8/3: Bugs

8/10: Picnic

*Story Time will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 

 

 


 
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3:00 PM
Book Voyagers: Presented by CT Humanities

Wednesdays, July 13th-August 3rd

Grades 1-5

This four-week program brings parents & children together while building reading skills and bringing stories to life.

This program includes:

-Dramatic Readings

-Theater Games

-Writing Exercises

-Drawing Exercises

Families get to grow their home Library by receiving copies of each Book Voyagers book to keep! 

Location: Children's Room

 

There are 11 spaces available.

Wednesdays, July 13th-August 3rd

Grades 1-5

This four-week program brings parents & children together while building reading skills and bringing stories to life.

This program includes:

-Dramatic Readings

-Theater Games

-Writing Exercises

-Drawing Exercises

Families get to grow their home Library by receiving copies of each Book Voyagers book to keep! 

Location: Children's Room

 

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Make Mosaic Insects (for Teens)

Add a cute, colorful critter to your garden at this fun mosaic making class for teens! You'll have everything you need to make your own mosaic masterpiece and a variety of designs to choose from.

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 4 spaces available.

Add a cute, colorful critter to your garden at this fun mosaic making class for teens! You'll have everything you need to make your own mosaic masterpiece and a variety of designs to choose from.

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 4 spaces available.

Thursday July 14, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Read To Piper The Reading Rabbit

Children in grades K and up may practice reading aloud to Piper, a therapy rabbit who loves listening to stories! 

Register for a 10-minute time slot for your child. 

Bring a book or use one of ours.

Children in grades K and up may practice reading aloud to Piper, a therapy rabbit who loves listening to stories! 

Register for a 10-minute time slot for your child. 

Bring a book or use one of ours.


 
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3:30 PM
Chopped! a Teen Spin on the TV Series!

Take an exciting spin on the popular TV show, Chopped!! Food Explorers ask particpants to complete a "Chopped" style task!

Make your own energy bites from the “mystery box” of real ingredients - you'll have to think outside the box as to which flavors go together!

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 8 spaces available.

Take an exciting spin on the popular TV show, Chopped!! Food Explorers ask particpants to complete a "Chopped" style task!

Make your own energy bites from the “mystery box” of real ingredients - you'll have to think outside the box as to which flavors go together!

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Off the Beaten Path: a Visual Journey through Costa Rica

Join WPL staff member Katie Baker for an armchair trip to Costa Rica.  Katie's travels included the jungles and beaches of the beautiful country and she'll share many of the photos she took.  Please come and share the adventure with her!

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 32 spaces available.

Join WPL staff member Katie Baker for an armchair trip to Costa Rica.  Katie's travels included the jungles and beaches of the beautiful country and she'll share many of the photos she took.  Please come and share the adventure with her!

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 32 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
PJ Character Club Story Time

Children of all ages are encouraged to visit the library in their pajamas during this special evening story time!

Each week will include stories and a craft all about a special character.

Program Schedule:

6/30: Pete The Cat

7/7: Fly Guy

7/14: Curious George

7/21: Elephant & Piggy

7/28: Splat the Cat

Location: Children's Room

 

Children of all ages are encouraged to visit the library in their pajamas during this special evening story time!

Each week will include stories and a craft all about a special character.

Program Schedule:

6/30: Pete The Cat

7/7: Fly Guy

7/14: Curious George

7/21: Elephant & Piggy

7/28: Splat the Cat

Location: Children's Room

 


Saturday July 16, 2022
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2:00 PM
Weaving Workshop with Fiber Artist Emma Welty

Join fiber artist Emma Welty for an introduction to weaving on a small hand held loom.  All materials will be supplied for this hands-on project. This class is appropriate for teens - adults.

Emma is an artist, educator, curator and writer currently living and working in Connecticut. In her studio she is a weaver and researcher, interrogating her relationship to the loom through craft legacies, inherited muscle memory and the links between textiles and language.

Make sure to take a look at Emma's textile work on display in the Library's Gallery Space! 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Join fiber artist Emma Welty for an introduction to weaving on a small hand held loom.  All materials will be supplied for this hands-on project. This class is appropriate for teens - adults.

Emma is an artist, educator, curator and writer currently living and working in Connecticut. In her studio she is a weaver and researcher, interrogating her relationship to the loom through craft legacies, inherited muscle memory and the links between textiles and language.

Make sure to take a look at Emma's textile work on display in the Library's Gallery Space! 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Sunday July 17, 2022

CLOSED SUNDAYS THROUGH COLUMBUS DAY

Monday July 18, 2022
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Play Giant Games at the Library!

All ages are invited to drop in and play giant games on the Library lawn!  Challenge your friends to super-sized Jenga or Giant Kerplunk!  You can have a cornhole tossing contest or see who can get a hole-in-one on our library "putting green"!  Games are outside open to close; please ask inside for golf balls!

LOCATION: Library Lawn

All ages are invited to drop in and play giant games on the Library lawn!  Challenge your friends to super-sized Jenga or Giant Kerplunk!  You can have a cornhole tossing contest or see who can get a hole-in-one on our library "putting green"!  Games are outside open to close; please ask inside for golf balls!

LOCATION: Library Lawn

 

Mondays, July 11th– August 8th @11:00 a.m.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 10 months-2 and a caregiver. 

*No class on July 25th* 

Mondays, July 11th– August 8th @11:00 a.m.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 10 months-2 and a caregiver. 

*No class on July 25th* 


 
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3:00 PM
Summer of Agriculture Through 4-H

4-H Volunteers will present 4 weeks of educational, agricultural themed programs for children in grades K-5.

Program Schedule:

6/27: Exploring 4-H

You might be wondering “What is 4-H?” And “will it be interesting to my children?” We will be covering topics from animals and plants to crafts and the environment. There is something for everyone! Explore all aspects of 4-H.

7/11: Under the Water

What lives under the water? Dive into the living things that live under the water like: Fish, clams, oysters, and plants. We will learn about water species in Connecticut rivers and the Long Island Sound. 

7/18: Udderly Underrated

Do you know where milk comes from? Let’s learn about all the products that are made with milk. From cheese, butter and of course ice cream! We will break down all of the great dairy products! 

7/25: I speak to the trees

Ever read the Lorax by Dr. Seuss? This week we will learn about the life cycles of plants and the trees we love so much. You will even be able to bring a vegetable plant home with you to start your journey in gardening and growing your own food!

*No class on 7/4*

Location: Library Gallery

4-H Volunteers will present 4 weeks of educational, agricultural themed programs for children in grades K-5.

Program Schedule:

6/27: Exploring 4-H

You might be wondering “What is 4-H?” And “will it be interesting to my children?” We will be covering topics from animals and plants to crafts and the environment. There is something for everyone! Explore all aspects of 4-H.

7/11: Under the Water

What lives under the water? Dive into the living things that live under the water like: Fish, clams, oysters, and plants. We will learn about water species in Connecticut rivers and the Long Island Sound. 

7/18: Udderly Underrated

Do you know where milk comes from? Let’s learn about all the products that are made with milk. From cheese, butter and of course ice cream! We will break down all of the great dairy products! 

7/25: I speak to the trees

Ever read the Lorax by Dr. Seuss? This week we will learn about the life cycles of plants and the trees we love so much. You will even be able to bring a vegetable plant home with you to start your journey in gardening and growing your own food!

*No class on 7/4*

Location: Library Gallery


Tuesday July 19, 2022
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Get Your Game-On! Teen Gaming

Teens and tweens can join in to play video games using the Nintendo Switch. The Library has some of your favorites: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, and Animal Crossing, to name a few. Board games will also be available. Beginner gamers are always welcome!

Drop in!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Teens and tweens can join in to play video games using the Nintendo Switch. The Library has some of your favorites: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, and Animal Crossing, to name a few. Board games will also be available. Beginner gamers are always welcome!

Drop in!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

 
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6:30 PM
How To Write A Graphic Novel

Tuesdays, July 12th & July 19th

Grades 1-5

Participants will learn how to write their very own graphic novel through a fun series of activities. 

Each participant leaves with their own spiral bound, graphic novel style book to fill with their developing story.

Location: Children's Room



 

Tuesdays, July 12th & July 19th

Grades 1-5

Participants will learn how to write their very own graphic novel through a fun series of activities. 

Each participant leaves with their own spiral bound, graphic novel style book to fill with their developing story.

Location: Children's Room



 


 
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6:30 PM
The Joys of Cooking with Coconut Milk with Modern African Table

Join Gastronaut and Food Writer Neema Syovata of Modern African Table for a delicious look into the versatility of coconut milk! Did you know that coconut milk, used instead of milk or cream, adds a wonderfully rich texture and flavor to everything from hearty soups to delicate desserts?  Join Neema for a conversation about how to use coconut milk in your cooking.  Neema will also share recipes, and offer a cooking demonstration with samples to try!

Neema has an MFA in Gastronomy from Boston University and is an amateur forager!  Find out more at modernafricantable.com

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 5 spaces available.

Join Gastronaut and Food Writer Neema Syovata of Modern African Table for a delicious look into the versatility of coconut milk! Did you know that coconut milk, used instead of milk or cream, adds a wonderfully rich texture and flavor to everything from hearty soups to delicate desserts?  Join Neema for a conversation about how to use coconut milk in your cooking.  Neema will also share recipes, and offer a cooking demonstration with samples to try!

Neema has an MFA in Gastronomy from Boston University and is an amateur forager!  Find out more at modernafricantable.com

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesday July 20, 2022
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11:00 AM
Summer Sunshine Story Time

Wednesdays, July 6th-August 10th 

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for seasonal stories and a craft outside of the Library.

BYOB! Bring Your Own Blanket.

Location: Outside

Program Schedule:

7/6: Summer

7/13: Sun

7/20: Beach

7/27: Camping

8/3: Bugs

8/10: Picnic

*Story Time will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 

 

 

Wednesdays, July 6th-August 10th 

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for seasonal stories and a craft outside of the Library.

BYOB! Bring Your Own Blanket.

Location: Outside

Program Schedule:

7/6: Summer

7/13: Sun

7/20: Beach

7/27: Camping

8/3: Bugs

8/10: Picnic

*Story Time will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 

 

 


 
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3:00 PM
Book Voyagers: Presented by CT Humanities

Wednesdays, July 13th-August 3rd

Grades 1-5

This four-week program brings parents & children together while building reading skills and bringing stories to life.

This program includes:

-Dramatic Readings

-Theater Games

-Writing Exercises

-Drawing Exercises

Families get to grow their home Library by receiving copies of each Book Voyagers book to keep! 

Location: Children's Room

 

There are 11 spaces available.

Wednesdays, July 13th-August 3rd

Grades 1-5

This four-week program brings parents & children together while building reading skills and bringing stories to life.

This program includes:

-Dramatic Readings

-Theater Games

-Writing Exercises

-Drawing Exercises

Families get to grow their home Library by receiving copies of each Book Voyagers book to keep! 

Location: Children's Room

 

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Artistic Adventures & the Natural World

Abstract Nature Paintings on Canvas:  take your inspiration from the world around us!

Explore the subtle signs, messages and beauty of the natural world through art!!  Join Kaitlin Clark, owner of Integrative Healing Arts, for a series of creative experiences that focus on a technique, medium and element of the earth used to create unique works of art.

Please register for each class individually.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbury Library

 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 6 spaces available.

Abstract Nature Paintings on Canvas:  take your inspiration from the world around us!

Explore the subtle signs, messages and beauty of the natural world through art!!  Join Kaitlin Clark, owner of Integrative Healing Arts, for a series of creative experiences that focus on a technique, medium and element of the earth used to create unique works of art.

Please register for each class individually.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbury Library

 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 6 spaces available.

Thursday July 21, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Read To Piper The Reading Rabbit

Children in grades K and up may practice reading aloud to Piper, a therapy rabbit who loves listening to stories! 

Register for a 10-minute time slot for your child. 

Bring a book or use one of ours.

There is 1 space available.

Children in grades K and up may practice reading aloud to Piper, a therapy rabbit who loves listening to stories! 

Register for a 10-minute time slot for your child. 

Bring a book or use one of ours.

There is 1 space available.

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
How to Write a Graphic Novel for Teens!

Have you always wanted to write the perfect graphic novel?  Join WPL’s Kelly Lindel and you'll learn about plot, setting, character development & what techniques work best to bring your vision to the page!  All materials are supplied for you to start writing and illustrating the next great graphic novel!

Kelly Lindell is a writer, illustrator, and educator. Her short stories have been nominated for Best Small Fictions and the Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA in fiction from The New School and has received support from Tin House and the Yale Writers’ Workshop.

Kelly has over a decade of experience working as a digital project manager with literary organizations, including WriteOn NYC, an organization that places passionate writing educators in Manhattan and Newark public schools.

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 5 spaces available.

Have you always wanted to write the perfect graphic novel?  Join WPL’s Kelly Lindel and you'll learn about plot, setting, character development & what techniques work best to bring your vision to the page!  All materials are supplied for you to start writing and illustrating the next great graphic novel!

Kelly Lindell is a writer, illustrator, and educator. Her short stories have been nominated for Best Small Fictions and the Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA in fiction from The New School and has received support from Tin House and the Yale Writers’ Workshop.

Kelly has over a decade of experience working as a digital project manager with literary organizations, including WriteOn NYC, an organization that places passionate writing educators in Manhattan and Newark public schools.

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AAW Arts Walk: Meet the Artist Emma Welty

IN THE LIBRARY GALLERY SPACE: FIBER ARTS BY EMMA WELTY

Stop in and meet the artist!  It's a great chance to find out more about her work and artistic process.

The Arts Alliance of Woodbury once again offers it's Arts Walk along Main Street. Artists, musicians and others will be on hand, offering demonstrations and works for sale, impromptu musical moments and pop-up performances in an informal, outdoor setting.  This year's events will be 5-8 PM between the Woodbury Library and Studio Hill Gallery 507 Main St. South, along the east side of Main St.   There will be several venues along the route, including the Cannon Green, The Old School House, Madeline West's Front Porch and several others. So put on your walking shoes and step out for ARTS!

 

IN THE LIBRARY GALLERY SPACE: FIBER ARTS BY EMMA WELTY

Stop in and meet the artist!  It's a great chance to find out more about her work and artistic process.

The Arts Alliance of Woodbury once again offers it's Arts Walk along Main Street. Artists, musicians and others will be on hand, offering demonstrations and works for sale, impromptu musical moments and pop-up performances in an informal, outdoor setting.  This year's events will be 5-8 PM between the Woodbury Library and Studio Hill Gallery 507 Main St. South, along the east side of Main St.   There will be several venues along the route, including the Cannon Green, The Old School House, Madeline West's Front Porch and several others. So put on your walking shoes and step out for ARTS!

 

 
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6:30 PM
PJ Character Club Story Time

Children of all ages are encouraged to visit the library in their pajamas during this special evening story time!

Each week will include stories and a craft all about a special character.

Program Schedule:

6/30: Pete The Cat

7/7: Fly Guy

7/14: Curious George

7/21: Elephant & Piggy

7/28: Splat the Cat

Location: Children's Room

 

Children of all ages are encouraged to visit the library in their pajamas during this special evening story time!

Each week will include stories and a craft all about a special character.

Program Schedule:

6/30: Pete The Cat

7/7: Fly Guy

7/14: Curious George

7/21: Elephant & Piggy

7/28: Splat the Cat

Location: Children's Room

 


Saturday July 23, 2022
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2:00 PM
An Afternoon of Poetry with Sydney Eddison

Join us as we welcome poet and author Sydney Eddison for an afternoon poetry reading! Ms. Eddison will share selections from her recently published book, The sacred ground of home: Poems from a country life.  The delightful poetry collection includes poems on gardening, the seasons, and, of course, country living.

Sydney Eddison lives with her Jack Russell Terrier, Phoebe, in a yellow farmhouse surrounded by a 2 ½ garden of her own creation in Newtown.  Her articles have appeared in publications such as Fine Gardening and Horticulture, and she is the award-winning author of seven books on gardening including Gardening for a Lifetime, A Passion for Daylilies, and A Patchwork Garden.  The sacred ground of home is Ms. Eddison’s fifth book of poetry.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 39 spaces available.

Join us as we welcome poet and author Sydney Eddison for an afternoon poetry reading! Ms. Eddison will share selections from her recently published book, The sacred ground of home: Poems from a country life.  The delightful poetry collection includes poems on gardening, the seasons, and, of course, country living.

Sydney Eddison lives with her Jack Russell Terrier, Phoebe, in a yellow farmhouse surrounded by a 2 ½ garden of her own creation in Newtown.  Her articles have appeared in publications such as Fine Gardening and Horticulture, and she is the award-winning author of seven books on gardening including Gardening for a Lifetime, A Passion for Daylilies, and A Patchwork Garden.  The sacred ground of home is Ms. Eddison’s fifth book of poetry.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 39 spaces available.

Sunday July 24, 2022

CLOSED SUNDAYS THROUGH COLUMBUS DAY

Monday July 25, 2022
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Play Giant Games at the Library!

All ages are invited to drop in and play giant games on the Library lawn!  Challenge your friends to super-sized Jenga or Giant Kerplunk!  You can have a cornhole tossing contest or see who can get a hole-in-one on our library "putting green"!  Games are outside open to close; please ask inside for golf balls!

LOCATION: Library Lawn

All ages are invited to drop in and play giant games on the Library lawn!  Challenge your friends to super-sized Jenga or Giant Kerplunk!  You can have a cornhole tossing contest or see who can get a hole-in-one on our library "putting green"!  Games are outside open to close; please ask inside for golf balls!

LOCATION: Library Lawn

 
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3:00 PM
Summer of Agriculture Through 4-H

4-H Volunteers will present 4 weeks of educational, agricultural themed programs for children in grades K-5.

Program Schedule:

6/27: Exploring 4-H

You might be wondering “What is 4-H?” And “will it be interesting to my children?” We will be covering topics from animals and plants to crafts and the environment. There is something for everyone! Explore all aspects of 4-H.

7/11: Under the Water

What lives under the water? Dive into the living things that live under the water like: Fish, clams, oysters, and plants. We will learn about water species in Connecticut rivers and the Long Island Sound. 

7/18: Udderly Underrated

Do you know where milk comes from? Let’s learn about all the products that are made with milk. From cheese, butter and of course ice cream! We will break down all of the great dairy products! 

7/25: I speak to the trees

Ever read the Lorax by Dr. Seuss? This week we will learn about the life cycles of plants and the trees we love so much. You will even be able to bring a vegetable plant home with you to start your journey in gardening and growing your own food!

*No class on 7/4*

Location: Library Gallery

4-H Volunteers will present 4 weeks of educational, agricultural themed programs for children in grades K-5.

Program Schedule:

6/27: Exploring 4-H

You might be wondering “What is 4-H?” And “will it be interesting to my children?” We will be covering topics from animals and plants to crafts and the environment. There is something for everyone! Explore all aspects of 4-H.

7/11: Under the Water

What lives under the water? Dive into the living things that live under the water like: Fish, clams, oysters, and plants. We will learn about water species in Connecticut rivers and the Long Island Sound. 

7/18: Udderly Underrated

Do you know where milk comes from? Let’s learn about all the products that are made with milk. From cheese, butter and of course ice cream! We will break down all of the great dairy products! 

7/25: I speak to the trees

Ever read the Lorax by Dr. Seuss? This week we will learn about the life cycles of plants and the trees we love so much. You will even be able to bring a vegetable plant home with you to start your journey in gardening and growing your own food!

*No class on 7/4*

Location: Library Gallery


Tuesday July 26, 2022
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Get Your Game-On! Teen Gaming

Teens and tweens can join in to play video games using the Nintendo Switch. The Library has some of your favorites: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, and Animal Crossing, to name a few. Board games will also be available. Beginner gamers are always welcome!

Drop in!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Teens and tweens can join in to play video games using the Nintendo Switch. The Library has some of your favorites: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, and Animal Crossing, to name a few. Board games will also be available. Beginner gamers are always welcome!

Drop in!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

 

Join us for outside stories by the firepit with storyteller Rona Leventhal.  Join us on the library lawn for this special program appropriate for all ages!

The firepit will be dug and maintained by members of our wonderful Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department just for this special evening!

In the event of rain, the stories will move inside. 

Sponosred by The Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Library Lawn
There are 81 spaces available.

Join us for outside stories by the firepit with storyteller Rona Leventhal.  Join us on the library lawn for this special program appropriate for all ages!

The firepit will be dug and maintained by members of our wonderful Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department just for this special evening!

In the event of rain, the stories will move inside. 

Sponosred by The Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Library Lawn

There are 81 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The Library Board of Trustees is comprised of nine volunteers who have been appointed by the Board of Selectmen to represent the citizens of Woodbury, who work in collaboration with the Library Director. The Board conducts their meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. in the library, excluding August.

Please feel free to attend, as these meetings are open to the public.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

The Library Board of Trustees is comprised of nine volunteers who have been appointed by the Board of Selectmen to represent the citizens of Woodbury, who work in collaboration with the Library Director. The Board conducts their meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. in the library, excluding August.

Please feel free to attend, as these meetings are open to the public.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Wednesday July 27, 2022
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11:00 AM
Summer Sunshine Story Time

Wednesdays, July 6th-August 10th 

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for seasonal stories and a craft outside of the Library.

BYOB! Bring Your Own Blanket.

Location: Outside

Program Schedule:

7/6: Summer

7/13: Sun

7/20: Beach

7/27: Camping

8/3: Bugs

8/10: Picnic

*Story Time will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 

 

 

Wednesdays, July 6th-August 10th 

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for seasonal stories and a craft outside of the Library.

BYOB! Bring Your Own Blanket.

Location: Outside

Program Schedule:

7/6: Summer

7/13: Sun

7/20: Beach

7/27: Camping

8/3: Bugs

8/10: Picnic

*Story Time will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 

 

 


 
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3:00 PM
Book Voyagers: Presented by CT Humanities

Wednesdays, July 13th-August 3rd

Grades 1-5

This four-week program brings parents & children together while building reading skills and bringing stories to life.

This program includes:

-Dramatic Readings

-Theater Games

-Writing Exercises

-Drawing Exercises

Families get to grow their home Library by receiving copies of each Book Voyagers book to keep! 

Location: Children's Room

 

There are 11 spaces available.

Wednesdays, July 13th-August 3rd

Grades 1-5

This four-week program brings parents & children together while building reading skills and bringing stories to life.

This program includes:

-Dramatic Readings

-Theater Games

-Writing Exercises

-Drawing Exercises

Families get to grow their home Library by receiving copies of each Book Voyagers book to keep! 

Location: Children's Room

 

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Artistic Adventures & the Natural World

Animal Spirit Guides:  use mixed media collage to create your spirit guide!

Explore the subtle signs, messages and beauty of the natural world through art!!  Join Kaitlin Clark, owner of Integrative Healing Arts, for a series of creative experiences that focus on a technique, medium and element of the earth used to create unique works of art.

Please register for each class individually.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbury Library

 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 5 spaces available.

Animal Spirit Guides:  use mixed media collage to create your spirit guide!

Explore the subtle signs, messages and beauty of the natural world through art!!  Join Kaitlin Clark, owner of Integrative Healing Arts, for a series of creative experiences that focus on a technique, medium and element of the earth used to create unique works of art.

Please register for each class individually.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbury Library

 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 5 spaces available.

Thursday July 28, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Read To Piper The Reading Rabbit

Children in grades K and up may practice reading aloud to Piper, a therapy rabbit who loves listening to stories! 

Register for a 10-minute time slot for your child. 

Bring a book or use one of ours.

There are 3 spaces available.

Children in grades K and up may practice reading aloud to Piper, a therapy rabbit who loves listening to stories! 

Register for a 10-minute time slot for your child. 

Bring a book or use one of ours.

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM
Seeds of Intention: Crystal Workshop for Teens!

Learn about crystals and how their energy can enhance your life.  This class gives a fun overview of the benefits of gems and crystals and a variety of crystal samples will be set up so you can freely explore. Presenter Kim Larkin will show you how to best incorporate each crystal into our living spaces. You'll create a glass terrarium using small plants, soil, small assorted crystals and sands. Most importantly, you can plant your “seed of intention” into the soil! It's a great calming experience!

Sponsored by The Friends of the Woodbury Library

 

There are 10 spaces available.

Learn about crystals and how their energy can enhance your life.  This class gives a fun overview of the benefits of gems and crystals and a variety of crystal samples will be set up so you can freely explore. Presenter Kim Larkin will show you how to best incorporate each crystal into our living spaces. You'll create a glass terrarium using small plants, soil, small assorted crystals and sands. Most importantly, you can plant your “seed of intention” into the soil! It's a great calming experience!

Sponsored by The Friends of the Woodbury Library

 

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Emma Welty: Artist's Talk

Join artist Emma Welty for a take about her current exhibit “Have Much to Say but My Mouth Is Full of Water” in the Library's Gallery Space. 

Emma Welty is an artist, educator, researcher and writer with a textile centered studio practice. Born and raised in Woodbury, Welty completed a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Fibers and Art History and an MFA/MA in Visual Art and Art History at Purchase College.

Welty’s work utilizes their ancestral traditions of Armenian carpet weaving and needlelace making in order to explore economies of cloth labor, notions of “heirloom” and cultural transmissions within a digital diaspora.

Welty just completed a yearlong residency at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and has recently shown at Studio Hill Gallery in Woodbury, CT and Piano Craft Gallery in Boston, MA. Having trained with textile conservators at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Welty also runs a small textile mending and conservation business.

 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 38 spaces available.

Join artist Emma Welty for a take about her current exhibit “Have Much to Say but My Mouth Is Full of Water” in the Library's Gallery Space. 

Emma Welty is an artist, educator, researcher and writer with a textile centered studio practice. Born and raised in Woodbury, Welty completed a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Fibers and Art History and an MFA/MA in Visual Art and Art History at Purchase College.

Welty’s work utilizes their ancestral traditions of Armenian carpet weaving and needlelace making in order to explore economies of cloth labor, notions of “heirloom” and cultural transmissions within a digital diaspora.

Welty just completed a yearlong residency at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and has recently shown at Studio Hill Gallery in Woodbury, CT and Piano Craft Gallery in Boston, MA. Having trained with textile conservators at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Welty also runs a small textile mending and conservation business.

 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 38 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
PJ Character Club Story Time

Children of all ages are encouraged to visit the library in their pajamas during this special evening story time!

Each week will include stories and a craft all about a special character.

Program Schedule:

6/30: Pete The Cat

7/7: Fly Guy

7/14: Curious George

7/21: Elephant & Piggy

7/28: Splat the Cat

Location: Children's Room

 

Children of all ages are encouraged to visit the library in their pajamas during this special evening story time!

Each week will include stories and a craft all about a special character.

Program Schedule:

6/30: Pete The Cat

7/7: Fly Guy

7/14: Curious George

7/21: Elephant & Piggy

7/28: Splat the Cat

Location: Children's Room

 


Saturday July 30, 2022
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2:00 PM
Camp iRead Graphic Novel Fun!

Didn't go to camp this summer?  Or you just can't get enough of camp?  Come on a camp inspired reading adventure in the teen department this summer!  Pick up your goody filled camp-bag and a copy of the funny graphic novel "BE PREPARED" by Vera Brosgol at the library to read before the meeting. 

You'll get a FREE copy of the graphic novel "Camp" by Kayla Miller in your camp themed goody bag that celebrates all things summer!  Come and chat about camp books & summer camp & make crafts and play silly games are included in this fun break from the heat! 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 10 spaces available.

Didn't go to camp this summer?  Or you just can't get enough of camp?  Come on a camp inspired reading adventure in the teen department this summer!  Pick up your goody filled camp-bag and a copy of the funny graphic novel "BE PREPARED" by Vera Brosgol at the library to read before the meeting. 

You'll get a FREE copy of the graphic novel "Camp" by Kayla Miller in your camp themed goody bag that celebrates all things summer!  Come and chat about camp books & summer camp & make crafts and play silly games are included in this fun break from the heat! 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 10 spaces available.

Sunday July 31, 2022

CLOSED SUNDAYS THROUGH COLUMBUS DAY

Monday August 1, 2022
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Play Giant Games at the Library!

All ages are invited to drop in and play giant games on the Library lawn!  Challenge your friends to super-sized Jenga or Giant Kerplunk!  You can have a cornhole tossing contest or see who can get a hole-in-one on our library "putting green"!  Games are outside open to close; please ask inside for golf balls!

LOCATION: Library Lawn

All ages are invited to drop in and play giant games on the Library lawn!  Challenge your friends to super-sized Jenga or Giant Kerplunk!  You can have a cornhole tossing contest or see who can get a hole-in-one on our library "putting green"!  Games are outside open to close; please ask inside for golf balls!

LOCATION: Library Lawn

 

Mondays, July 11th– August 8th @11:00 a.m.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 10 months-2 and a caregiver. 

*No class on July 25th* 

Mondays, July 11th– August 8th @11:00 a.m.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 10 months-2 and a caregiver. 

*No class on July 25th* 


Tuesday August 2, 2022
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Get Your Game-On! Teen Gaming

Teens and tweens can join in to play video games using the Nintendo Switch. The Library has some of your favorites: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, and Animal Crossing, to name a few. Board games will also be available. Beginner gamers are always welcome!

Drop in!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Teens and tweens can join in to play video games using the Nintendo Switch. The Library has some of your favorites: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, and Animal Crossing, to name a few. Board games will also be available. Beginner gamers are always welcome!

Drop in!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

 
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6:30 PM
Gomez & Sadlon Jazz Duo

Join us for an evening of jazz at the library with the Gomez & Sadlon duo!

The Gomez&Sadlon jazz duo performs a wide range of music that features a repertoire of popular jazz, pop, and soft rock selections from the American Songbook performed in an easy listening jazz instrumental style. Their music has been described as contemporary, melodic and smooth, yet artistic, and they have the ability to interpret the music in a manner that everyone will recognize and enjoy.  The collaboration of guitarist Thom Gomez, and saxophonist and flutist Rick Sadlon results in a beautiful combination of sounds that tastefully compliment each other and have a broad audience appeal. Guitarist, Thom Gomez, is an experienced musician who grew up on Long Island and started performing in rock and show bands in the New York City area at an early age before his family moved to Connecticut. Saxophonist/flutist Rick Sadlon, has performed numerous shows at the Goodspeed Opera House, “Cats'' for three years in Zurich, Switzerland, Lionel Hampton, Henry Mancini, Ray Charles and Johnny Mathis and is also currently performing with the jazz group New Duke from Fairfield University. Gomez&Sadlon maintains an active schedule of performances throughout CT and NY. For more about the duo, take a look at their wedsite: gomezandsadlon.wix.com/gomezandsadlon

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 43 spaces available.

Join us for an evening of jazz at the library with the Gomez & Sadlon duo!

The Gomez&Sadlon jazz duo performs a wide range of music that features a repertoire of popular jazz, pop, and soft rock selections from the American Songbook performed in an easy listening jazz instrumental style. Their music has been described as contemporary, melodic and smooth, yet artistic, and they have the ability to interpret the music in a manner that everyone will recognize and enjoy.  The collaboration of guitarist Thom Gomez, and saxophonist and flutist Rick Sadlon results in a beautiful combination of sounds that tastefully compliment each other and have a broad audience appeal. Guitarist, Thom Gomez, is an experienced musician who grew up on Long Island and started performing in rock and show bands in the New York City area at an early age before his family moved to Connecticut. Saxophonist/flutist Rick Sadlon, has performed numerous shows at the Goodspeed Opera House, “Cats'' for three years in Zurich, Switzerland, Lionel Hampton, Henry Mancini, Ray Charles and Johnny Mathis and is also currently performing with the jazz group New Duke from Fairfield University. Gomez&Sadlon maintains an active schedule of performances throughout CT and NY. For more about the duo, take a look at their wedsite: gomezandsadlon.wix.com/gomezandsadlon

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 43 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Manga Cartooning For Kids

Grades 1-5

Learn how to draw manga, anime, and Chibi cartoon characters with Professional Cartoonist Debi Hamuka-Falkenham.

Location: Children's Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Grades 1-5

Learn how to draw manga, anime, and Chibi cartoon characters with Professional Cartoonist Debi Hamuka-Falkenham.

Location: Children's Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Wednesday August 3, 2022
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11:00 AM
Summer Sunshine Story Time

Wednesdays, July 6th-August 10th 

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for seasonal stories and a craft outside of the Library.

BYOB! Bring Your Own Blanket.

Location: Outside

Program Schedule:

7/6: Summer

7/13: Sun

7/20: Beach

7/27: Camping

8/3: Bugs

8/10: Picnic

*Story Time will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 

 

 

Wednesdays, July 6th-August 10th 

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for seasonal stories and a craft outside of the Library.

BYOB! Bring Your Own Blanket.

Location: Outside

Program Schedule:

7/6: Summer

7/13: Sun

7/20: Beach

7/27: Camping

8/3: Bugs

8/10: Picnic

*Story Time will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 

 

 


 
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3:00 PM
Book Voyagers: Presented by CT Humanities

Wednesdays, July 13th-August 3rd

Grades 1-5

This four-week program brings parents & children together while building reading skills and bringing stories to life.

This program includes:

-Dramatic Readings

-Theater Games

-Writing Exercises

-Drawing Exercises

Families get to grow their home Library by receiving copies of each Book Voyagers book to keep! 

Location: Children's Room

 

There are 11 spaces available.

Wednesdays, July 13th-August 3rd

Grades 1-5

This four-week program brings parents & children together while building reading skills and bringing stories to life.

This program includes:

-Dramatic Readings

-Theater Games

-Writing Exercises

-Drawing Exercises

Families get to grow their home Library by receiving copies of each Book Voyagers book to keep! 

Location: Children's Room

 

There are 11 spaces available.

Thursday August 4, 2022
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3:30 PM
Gelli Plate Printmaking for Teens

Discover the fun of Gelli printing! You can use natural and recycled materials to make a variety of colorful papers to use for journaling, letter writing and more.  All materials are supplied!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 8 spaces available.

Discover the fun of Gelli printing! You can use natural and recycled materials to make a variety of colorful papers to use for journaling, letter writing and more.  All materials are supplied!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM
Extraordinary Exoskeletons - An Arthropod's Outer Armor

*Rescheudled Event*

Arthropods are invertebrate animals that have an exoskeleton that serves as an outer armor.  This armor is shed through a process called molting.

Children in Grades K-5 will:

Learn all about exoskeletons and the molting process & get to see some real life exoskeletons!

Reference Librarian Ron Fairchild will lead this fascinating program.

Location: Children’s Room

 

*Rescheudled Event*

Arthropods are invertebrate animals that have an exoskeleton that serves as an outer armor.  This armor is shed through a process called molting.

Children in Grades K-5 will:

Learn all about exoskeletons and the molting process & get to see some real life exoskeletons!

Reference Librarian Ron Fairchild will lead this fascinating program.

Location: Children’s Room

 


 
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6:30 PM
Bibliocrafts: Pressed Flower Bookmarks

In this month's Bibliocrafts (Library inspired art fun for adults) we will make a beautiful book mark with pressed flowers!  At this class you'll also learn how to press your own flowers - from the ones you grow in your garden to the gorgeous weeds by the roadside!  Pressed flowers make beautiful additions to stationary, artwork and journal pages.

Thanks to an anonymous donor, particpants will recieve their own handmade, basic flower press to get started and we will press a few flowers for later use.  All materials to make a beautiful bookmark will be supplied.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

In this month's Bibliocrafts (Library inspired art fun for adults) we will make a beautiful book mark with pressed flowers!  At this class you'll also learn how to press your own flowers - from the ones you grow in your garden to the gorgeous weeds by the roadside!  Pressed flowers make beautiful additions to stationary, artwork and journal pages.

Thanks to an anonymous donor, particpants will recieve their own handmade, basic flower press to get started and we will press a few flowers for later use.  All materials to make a beautiful bookmark will be supplied.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Saturday August 6, 2022

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

Sunday August 7, 2022

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

Monday August 8, 2022
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Play Giant Games at the Library!

All ages are invited to drop in and play giant games on the Library lawn!  Challenge your friends to super-sized Jenga or Giant Kerplunk!  You can have a cornhole tossing contest or see who can get a hole-in-one on our library "putting green"!  Games are outside open to close; please ask inside for golf balls!

LOCATION: Library Lawn

All ages are invited to drop in and play giant games on the Library lawn!  Challenge your friends to super-sized Jenga or Giant Kerplunk!  You can have a cornhole tossing contest or see who can get a hole-in-one on our library "putting green"!  Games are outside open to close; please ask inside for golf balls!

LOCATION: Library Lawn

 

Mondays, July 11th– August 8th @11:00 a.m.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 10 months-2 and a caregiver. 

*No class on July 25th* 

Mondays, July 11th– August 8th @11:00 a.m.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 10 months-2 and a caregiver. 

*No class on July 25th* 


Tuesday August 9, 2022
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Get Your Game-On! Teen Gaming

Teens and tweens can join in to play video games using the Nintendo Switch. The Library has some of your favorites: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, and Animal Crossing, to name a few. Board games will also be available. Beginner gamers are always welcome!

Drop in!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Teens and tweens can join in to play video games using the Nintendo Switch. The Library has some of your favorites: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, and Animal Crossing, to name a few. Board games will also be available. Beginner gamers are always welcome!

Drop in!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

 

All Ages

Join us to play classic BINGO and win small prizes!

Location: Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

All Ages

Join us to play classic BINGO and win small prizes!

Location: Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
AAW Reception & Artist Recognition

Join The Arts Alliance of Woodbury at their 4th Members’ Invitational Exhibition awards ceremony and artist reception. This year's theme is Summertime and the artistic expression this time of year evokes for AAW artist members. 

The juried art show will be judged by Keffie Feldman, Ph.D., is the distinguished chief curator of the Mattatuck Museum. Her curatorial practice is informed by a wide-ranging background in art and history. She holds a Ph.D. from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University and a B.A. in Archaeology and Art History from Tufts University. Whether considering art of the ancient past or the contemporary present, Keffie is interested in art’s power as a means of personal and cultural expression.

Please join us to celebrate AAW and the artist members at an open house reception!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Join The Arts Alliance of Woodbury at their 4th Members’ Invitational Exhibition awards ceremony and artist reception. This year's theme is Summertime and the artistic expression this time of year evokes for AAW artist members. 

The juried art show will be judged by Keffie Feldman, Ph.D., is the distinguished chief curator of the Mattatuck Museum. Her curatorial practice is informed by a wide-ranging background in art and history. She holds a Ph.D. from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University and a B.A. in Archaeology and Art History from Tufts University. Whether considering art of the ancient past or the contemporary present, Keffie is interested in art’s power as a means of personal and cultural expression.

Please join us to celebrate AAW and the artist members at an open house reception!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Wednesday August 10, 2022
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11:00 AM
Summer Sunshine Story Time

Wednesdays, July 6th-August 10th 

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for seasonal stories and a craft outside of the Library.

BYOB! Bring Your Own Blanket.

Location: Outside

Program Schedule:

7/6: Summer

7/13: Sun

7/20: Beach

7/27: Camping

8/3: Bugs

8/10: Picnic

*Story Time will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 

 

 

Wednesdays, July 6th-August 10th 

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for seasonal stories and a craft outside of the Library.

BYOB! Bring Your Own Blanket.

Location: Outside

Program Schedule:

7/6: Summer

7/13: Sun

7/20: Beach

7/27: Camping

8/3: Bugs

8/10: Picnic

*Story Time will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 

 

 


Thursday August 11, 2022
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Ice Cream Emergency Summer Reading Finale

Now that you have completed your Summer Reading Challenges, there is an emergency!

You need an ice cream treat, and the Ice Cream Emergency ambulance will be available in the Library Parking Lot to treat you!

Registration is available online.

Location: Outside

There are 70 spaces available.

Now that you have completed your Summer Reading Challenges, there is an emergency!

You need an ice cream treat, and the Ice Cream Emergency ambulance will be available in the Library Parking Lot to treat you!

Registration is available online.

Location: Outside

There are 70 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Writer's Circle with MayaRose

Join spoken word poet Maya Rosa for a new Writer's Circle at the WPL!

A writing circle brings writers from different walks of life together in one place to discuss their work in a workshop style setting. Writers will be able to give feedback and hear suggestions from fellow writers. Any genre of writing (creative prose, poetry, etc.) is encouraged to attend.

Did you know that writing circles can build a sense of community and help writers become more confident in their own work?  Join us and find out!  

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 20 spaces available.

Join spoken word poet Maya Rosa for a new Writer's Circle at the WPL!

A writing circle brings writers from different walks of life together in one place to discuss their work in a workshop style setting. Writers will be able to give feedback and hear suggestions from fellow writers. Any genre of writing (creative prose, poetry, etc.) is encouraged to attend.

Did you know that writing circles can build a sense of community and help writers become more confident in their own work?  Join us and find out!  

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 20 spaces available.

Friday August 12, 2022
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END OF THE 2022 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

 

All good things must come to an end, including "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" our summer reading program for readers of all ages! 

Today is the last day for you to enter and possibly win some pretty amazing prizes!   

Many thanks to the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library for always supporting summer reading at the WPL.

LOCATION: Library's Main Floor

 

All good things must come to an end, including "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" our summer reading program for readers of all ages! 

Today is the last day for you to enter and possibly win some pretty amazing prizes!   

Many thanks to the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library for always supporting summer reading at the WPL.

LOCATION: Library's Main Floor

Saturday August 13, 2022

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

Sunday August 14, 2022

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

Tuesday August 16, 2022
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6:30 PM
Artist Talk with Photographer Michael Gallagher

Join AAW member and photographer Micheal Gallagher for a talk about his career and his extensive travels spent photographing some of the most unusual and beautiful parts of the world.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 40 spaces available.

Join AAW member and photographer Micheal Gallagher for a talk about his career and his extensive travels spent photographing some of the most unusual and beautiful parts of the world.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 40 spaces available.

Thursday August 18, 2022
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AAW Arts Walk

IN THE LIBRARY GALLERY SPACE: AAW GROUP SHOW 2022

The Arts Alliance of Woodbury once again offers it's Arts Walk along Main Street. Artists, musicians and others will be on hand, offering demonstrations and works for sale, impromptu musical moments and pop-up performances in an informal, outdoor setting.  This year's events will be 5-8 PM between the Woodbury Library and Studio Hill Gallery 507 Main St. South, along the east side of Main St.   There will be several venues along the route, including the Cannon Green, The Old School House, Madeline West's Front Porch and several others. So put on your walking shoes and step out for ARTS!

IN THE LIBRARY GALLERY SPACE: AAW GROUP SHOW 2022

The Arts Alliance of Woodbury once again offers it's Arts Walk along Main Street. Artists, musicians and others will be on hand, offering demonstrations and works for sale, impromptu musical moments and pop-up performances in an informal, outdoor setting.  This year's events will be 5-8 PM between the Woodbury Library and Studio Hill Gallery 507 Main St. South, along the east side of Main St.   There will be several venues along the route, including the Cannon Green, The Old School House, Madeline West's Front Porch and several others. So put on your walking shoes and step out for ARTS!

Saturday August 20, 2022

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

Sunday August 21, 2022

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

Tuesday August 23, 2022
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It's a PAW-ty for Fred the Cat!

Join us for a party celebrating the life of Woodbury's most beloved feline, Fred the Cat!  Fred lived at the Woodbury Library from 1976-1986 and was a familiar figure to library patrons.  Thanks to Lou Gurry, former Children's Librarian Ann Bumstead and a group of volunteers, a huge version of Fred can still be seen by patrons today - don't forget to look up as you leave the library! 

The Fred paw-ty will be purr-fect!  The festivities will kick off by dedicating a marker to Fred, followed Fred cookies (created by Sweet Nelson's Bakery) and there will be craft opportunities, too.

Drop in and join us!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Join us for a party celebrating the life of Woodbury's most beloved feline, Fred the Cat!  Fred lived at the Woodbury Library from 1976-1986 and was a familiar figure to library patrons.  Thanks to Lou Gurry, former Children's Librarian Ann Bumstead and a group of volunteers, a huge version of Fred can still be seen by patrons today - don't forget to look up as you leave the library! 

The Fred paw-ty will be purr-fect!  The festivities will kick off by dedicating a marker to Fred, followed Fred cookies (created by Sweet Nelson's Bakery) and there will be craft opportunities, too.

Drop in and join us!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Thursday August 25, 2022
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6:30 PM
Back to School Technology with Ron Fairchild

STUDENTS! Join our Reference Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild and learn about the variety of ways you can use your library card to enhance your school year!  Middle school, hgh school and college students - find out what the WPL can do for you!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 40 spaces available.

STUDENTS! Join our Reference Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild and learn about the variety of ways you can use your library card to enhance your school year!  Middle school, hgh school and college students - find out what the WPL can do for you!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 40 spaces available.

Saturday August 27, 2022

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

Sunday August 28, 2022

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

Tuesday August 30, 2022
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6:30 PM
Connecticut Wineries with The Nutmeg Nose

Take a virtual ride through Connecticut’s wine country and learn about our state’s 40+ wineries. Our wine guide is Michelle Griffis, an enthusiast of Connecticut’s wineries, nicknamed by friends as “The Nutmeg Nose.” Michelle will discuss the array of fantastic, award-winning wineries here in our state. She will also share dining options which include vineyards with on-site cafes, food trucks, and BYO picnic options. Whether you like a dry rose’, a crisp white, or a hearty red, our state offers a wine for your palette. With beautiful scenery, daily tastings, and live music, Connecticut wineries make great destinations.

This is an IN PERSON presentation.

Sponsored by The Firends of the Woodbury Library

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 42 spaces available.

Take a virtual ride through Connecticut’s wine country and learn about our state’s 40+ wineries. Our wine guide is Michelle Griffis, an enthusiast of Connecticut’s wineries, nicknamed by friends as “The Nutmeg Nose.” Michelle will discuss the array of fantastic, award-winning wineries here in our state. She will also share dining options which include vineyards with on-site cafes, food trucks, and BYO picnic options. Whether you like a dry rose’, a crisp white, or a hearty red, our state offers a wine for your palette. With beautiful scenery, daily tastings, and live music, Connecticut wineries make great destinations.

This is an IN PERSON presentation.

Sponsored by The Firends of the Woodbury Library

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 42 spaces available.

Thursday September 1, 2022
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6:30 PM
'Hidden History of Litchfield County' with Author Peter Vermilyea

Join local historian and author Peter C. Vermilyea as he tells fascinating stories of some forgotten moments in Litchfield County, from Native American legends to Cold War relics!

Traces of Litchfield County's past are hidden in plain sight. Vestiges of long-abandoned railroad tracks crisscross the county while a decaying and unmarked cinder block structure in Warren is all that remains of a cornerstone of national defense. All but forgotten today, a fire roared through Winsted in 1908, causing residents to flee their rooms at the Odd Fellows boardinghouse. In Bantam, art deco chairs made by the Warren McArthur Corporation prompted the War Department to order bomber seats from the company during World War II. Learn about these and other obscure tales!

Peter Vermilyea teaches history at Housastonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT and at Western Connecticut State University. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he serves as the scholarship director of his alma mater’s Civil War Institute. He is the author or editor of five books and fifteen articles, most on aspects of Civil War history.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 44 spaces available.

Join local historian and author Peter C. Vermilyea as he tells fascinating stories of some forgotten moments in Litchfield County, from Native American legends to Cold War relics!

Traces of Litchfield County's past are hidden in plain sight. Vestiges of long-abandoned railroad tracks crisscross the county while a decaying and unmarked cinder block structure in Warren is all that remains of a cornerstone of national defense. All but forgotten today, a fire roared through Winsted in 1908, causing residents to flee their rooms at the Odd Fellows boardinghouse. In Bantam, art deco chairs made by the Warren McArthur Corporation prompted the War Department to order bomber seats from the company during World War II. Learn about these and other obscure tales!

Peter Vermilyea teaches history at Housastonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT and at Western Connecticut State University. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he serves as the scholarship director of his alma mater’s Civil War Institute. He is the author or editor of five books and fifteen articles, most on aspects of Civil War history.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 44 spaces available.

Sunday September 4, 2022

CLOSED SUNDAYS THROUGH COLUMBUS DAY

Tuesday September 6, 2022
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6:30 PM
Bibliocraft: Zendoodle

Bibliocrafts is an art program created just for adults.  Inspired by books and the library, join us for a fun and creative adventure!

This month we will Zendoodle on paper that we'll then use to make small books! 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 9 spaces available.

Bibliocrafts is an art program created just for adults.  Inspired by books and the library, join us for a fun and creative adventure!

This month we will Zendoodle on paper that we'll then use to make small books! 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 9 spaces available.

Thursday September 8, 2022
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6:30 PM
The History of Coffee with Great Minds Coffee Roasters

Join Chris and Emily, owners of Great Minds Coffee Roasters for a fascinating conversation about the history of coffee!  Chris and Emily knew they wanted to source and serve high quality, specialty coffee to our local community; but not in the traditional cafe sense. Taking Chris’ previous experience as a coffee roaster, we ran with the vision of creating a craft roastery as a place for wholesale and retail customers to enjoy unique and high quality coffees in a very down to earth and approachable manner.  

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 40 spaces available.

Join Chris and Emily, owners of Great Minds Coffee Roasters for a fascinating conversation about the history of coffee!  Chris and Emily knew they wanted to source and serve high quality, specialty coffee to our local community; but not in the traditional cafe sense. Taking Chris’ previous experience as a coffee roaster, we ran with the vision of creating a craft roastery as a place for wholesale and retail customers to enjoy unique and high quality coffees in a very down to earth and approachable manner.  

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 40 spaces available.

Friday September 9, 2022
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