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Tuesday June 1, 2021 - Wednesday June 30, 2021
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Michael Coleman: 'Color Fusion'

Michael Coleman has been involved with the arts in one form or another for several decades. He has exhibited his paintings in the Hudson River Valley, NY, New York City, Connecticut and Massachusetts since 1970.  Like many artists he began by taking studio classes in painting, sculpture and art history. Later he went on for extensive painting study at SUNY at New Paltz, New York as well as study in art education.  He has worked as an art teacher, art gallery manager and art restorer over the years.  Locally he worked for the Beaux Arts Gallery in Southbury and Woodbury as gallery manager, framer and restorer.

In 2002 he opened his own art restoration business. In 1999 he began extensive research on the career and life of Newtown artist and dancer Stella Bloch. His book biography Stella Bloch, Art, Dance and a Remarkable Life 1897-1999 was published in 2019.   “Color Fusion” will be on display during regular library hours.

Michael Coleman has been involved with the arts in one form or another for several decades. He has exhibited his paintings in the Hudson River Valley, NY, New York City, Connecticut and Massachusetts since 1970.  Like many artists he began by taking studio classes in painting, sculpture and art history. Later he went on for extensive painting study at SUNY at New Paltz, New York as well as study in art education.  He has worked as an art teacher, art gallery manager and art restorer over the years.  Locally he worked for the Beaux Arts Gallery in Southbury and Woodbury as gallery manager, framer and restorer.

In 2002 he opened his own art restoration business. In 1999 he began extensive research on the career and life of Newtown artist and dancer Stella Bloch. His book biography Stella Bloch, Art, Dance and a Remarkable Life 1897-1999 was published in 2019.   “Color Fusion” will be on display during regular library hours.

Saturday June 12, 2021 - Friday August 13, 2021

Families may visit the grounds of the Woodbury Public Library to read a StoryWalk of

Is your Mama a Llama?  by Deborah Guarino

The StoryWalk is an outdoor reading experience to enjoy together. 

A craft is available in the Children’s Department

Mon.-Sat., 9:30-4:30, until 8pm on Tues. and Thurs. 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Outside the Library

Families may visit the grounds of the Woodbury Public Library to read a StoryWalk of

Is your Mama a Llama?  by Deborah Guarino

The StoryWalk is an outdoor reading experience to enjoy together. 

A craft is available in the Children’s Department

Mon.-Sat., 9:30-4:30, until 8pm on Tues. and Thurs. 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Outside the Library

Friday June 25, 2021
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3:30 PM
Zoom How To: Model Magic Butterflies

 

Make a delightful butterfly with air-dry model magic.  All materials are supplied to make yours - join the Zoom-How-To for instructions on how to make yours! 

Pick up your butterfly kit in the Teen Department while supplies last!

ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/96924263480 

LOCATION: ZOOM

 

Make a delightful butterfly with air-dry model magic.  All materials are supplied to make yours - join the Zoom-How-To for instructions on how to make yours! 

Pick up your butterfly kit in the Teen Department while supplies last!

ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/96924263480 

LOCATION: ZOOM

Saturday June 26, 2021
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2:00 PM
Internet Safety with Ron Fairchild

Our world today is more connected than ever before.  This connectivity has increased convenience, but it has been at the expense of safety and privacy.  

Join our Reference Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild for a virtual course on internet safety and how you can protect yourself from online threats.  

Please register: a ZOOM link will be sent prior to the program.

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 70 spaces available.

Our world today is more connected than ever before.  This connectivity has increased convenience, but it has been at the expense of safety and privacy.  

Join our Reference Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild for a virtual course on internet safety and how you can protect yourself from online threats.  

Please register: a ZOOM link will be sent prior to the program.

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 70 spaces available.

Sunday June 27, 2021
Tuesday June 29, 2021
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4:00 PM
Drawing a World of Animals Zoom

Mrs. K. will guide children through drawing activities using the book
 “A World of Animals: Learn to draw more than 175 animals from the seven continents!” on Zoom. 
Children will need to provide a pencil, eraser and paper. 

Participants will receive a copy of the book to keep, colored pencils and erasers available to pick up  in person or curbside. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register online for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 6 spaces available.

Mrs. K. will guide children through drawing activities using the book
 “A World of Animals: Learn to draw more than 175 animals from the seven continents!” on Zoom. 
Children will need to provide a pencil, eraser and paper. 

Participants will receive a copy of the book to keep, colored pencils and erasers available to pick up  in person or curbside. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register online for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 6 spaces available.

 

 

Join Food Explorers for a bread making workshop for ADULTS! You’ll make your own Focaccia bread masterpiece by decorating with fresh vegetables and herbs, and make dinner rolls from scratch in this two hour class. You’ll need the following ingredients: flour (~6 cups total for both recipes), yeast, salt, sugar, olive oil, 1 egg, butter, salt and your choice of decorative toppings, such as: peppers, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, onion, olives, fresh parsley, rosemary, etc. The more colors the better!

Register for Zoom link.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

LOCATION: ZOOM

 

Join Food Explorers for a bread making workshop for ADULTS! You’ll make your own Focaccia bread masterpiece by decorating with fresh vegetables and herbs, and make dinner rolls from scratch in this two hour class. You’ll need the following ingredients: flour (~6 cups total for both recipes), yeast, salt, sugar, olive oil, 1 egg, butter, salt and your choice of decorative toppings, such as: peppers, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, onion, olives, fresh parsley, rosemary, etc. The more colors the better!

Register for Zoom link.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

LOCATION: ZOOM


Wednesday June 30, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Book Buzz: Find out what's new at the WPL!

You bring the coffee and we bring the books!  Join Library Director Sue Piel and Teen Librarian Marla Martin on the last Wednesday of the month as they take a look at what’s new and exciting in the stacks of the Woodbury Library.  You’re sure to find something new to read in this enjoyable chat that you can watch over a cup of coffee (or tea!!) 

We are meeting IN PERSON outside of the library!!

If the weather is not cooperating, we will meet virtually: https://zoom.us/j/91091900689

You bring the coffee and we bring the books!  Join Library Director Sue Piel and Teen Librarian Marla Martin on the last Wednesday of the month as they take a look at what’s new and exciting in the stacks of the Woodbury Library.  You’re sure to find something new to read in this enjoyable chat that you can watch over a cup of coffee (or tea!!) 

We are meeting IN PERSON outside of the library!!

If the weather is not cooperating, we will meet virtually: https://zoom.us/j/91091900689

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Drumming with Bob Bloom

You’re going to rock this summer!  Bob Bloom is trucking a cargo of congas, djembes, and ashikos to the library for you to get your hands onto.  You’ll drum to high octane rhythms with BB.  No prior drumming experience required.

IN PERSON EVENT

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

You’re going to rock this summer!  Bob Bloom is trucking a cargo of congas, djembes, and ashikos to the library for you to get your hands onto.  You’ll drum to high octane rhythms with BB.  No prior drumming experience required.

IN PERSON EVENT

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 


 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WOW Summer Concert Series

Enjoy a music filled summer thanks to WOW and the Newtown Savings Bank!  The summer series is generously sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank and they will be collecting nonperishable donations for the Woodbury Food Bank.  Please bring a can or two when you attend a concert!

Tonight's concert is the "Low Darts"

You Tube, Classic Rock

Enjoy a music filled summer thanks to WOW and the Newtown Savings Bank!  The summer series is generously sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank and they will be collecting nonperishable donations for the Woodbury Food Bank.  Please bring a can or two when you attend a concert!

Tonight's concert is the "Low Darts"

You Tube, Classic Rock

Thursday July 1, 2021
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Any child ages birth to five years can participate.
Traditionally children are enrolled in the program by an adult that lives in the same household, or that spends part of their day with them.

The Woodbury Public Library is encouraging grandparents to participate in the program. Reading to your grandchild, in person or via video chat, is a
rewarding way to nurture an intergenerational relationship.

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 Book Cellar.

If you need guidance on how to have a video chat with your grandchild, Reference and Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild is available, by appointment, to guide you through the process. To schedule an appointment or for more information about 1,000 Book Before Kindergarten, please call the library at 203-263-3502.

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

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Children's Department

Any child ages birth to five years can participate.
Traditionally children are enrolled in the program by an adult that lives in the same household, or that spends part of their day with them.

The Woodbury Public Library is encouraging grandparents to participate in the program. Reading to your grandchild, in person or via video chat, is a
rewarding way to nurture an intergenerational relationship.

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 Book Cellar.

If you need guidance on how to have a video chat with your grandchild, Reference and Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild is available, by appointment, to guide you through the process. To schedule an appointment or for more information about 1,000 Book Before Kindergarten, please call the library at 203-263-3502.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

Thursday July 1, 2021 - Saturday July 31, 2021
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A Spiritual Journey: Paintings by Melody Asbury

Paintings by artist Melody Asbury will be on display in the Gallery Space at the Woodbury Public Library during regular open hours.  The collection, entitled “A Spiritual Journey”, was started prior to COVID but the isolation of that time furthered the journey inward even more for the artist.  A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  The artist will also be available in the Library’s Gallery Space during the AAW’s Arts Walk on THURSDAY July 15, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Paintings by artist Melody Asbury will be on display in the Gallery Space at the Woodbury Public Library during regular open hours.  The collection, entitled “A Spiritual Journey”, was started prior to COVID but the isolation of that time furthered the journey inward even more for the artist.  A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  The artist will also be available in the Library’s Gallery Space during the AAW’s Arts Walk on THURSDAY July 15, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Thursday July 1, 2021

Exploring Agriculture and 4-H

Week 1: Spring into Planting
Week 2: One Fish, Two Fish
Week 3: Gettin’ Crafty
Week 4: Dairy Delight
Week 5: Exploring 4-H

Grades 1-5

In person program.  Register once for all the weeks.

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 15 spaces available.

Exploring Agriculture and 4-H

Week 1: Spring into Planting
Week 2: One Fish, Two Fish
Week 3: Gettin’ Crafty
Week 4: Dairy Delight
Week 5: Exploring 4-H

Grades 1-5

In person program.  Register once for all the weeks.

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 15 spaces available.

 

    A Year of Plastic project was started after photographer/marine debris artist Sarah Thornington realized the sheer quantity of plastic marine debris she was picking up on a regular basis from Cape Cod beaches. She spent a year doing a beach clean-up every single day, counting and documenting the plastic debris she found, as well as posting daily on her Instagram account, @AYearofPlastic. To keep awareness on the plastic debris problem, Sarah creates art, photographs and displays with some of the 21,000 objects she found during that time, always adding to her art supplies through new clean ups. She’s had four shows of this work, her last at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, where she’s already been invited back for next year.

Sarah’s Plastic Free July program shares a little of her project including some of her quirky and interesting finds; tips to reduce plastic use; some of her art, along with ideas for art projects and other ways you can use plastic you have at home (or have found during a clean-up).

Register and a Zoom link will be sent to your email prior to the program.

Sponosred by The Friends of the Library

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 97 spaces available.

    A Year of Plastic project was started after photographer/marine debris artist Sarah Thornington realized the sheer quantity of plastic marine debris she was picking up on a regular basis from Cape Cod beaches. She spent a year doing a beach clean-up every single day, counting and documenting the plastic debris she found, as well as posting daily on her Instagram account, @AYearofPlastic. To keep awareness on the plastic debris problem, Sarah creates art, photographs and displays with some of the 21,000 objects she found during that time, always adding to her art supplies through new clean ups. She’s had four shows of this work, her last at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, where she’s already been invited back for next year.

Sarah’s Plastic Free July program shares a little of her project including some of her quirky and interesting finds; tips to reduce plastic use; some of her art, along with ideas for art projects and other ways you can use plastic you have at home (or have found during a clean-up).

Register and a Zoom link will be sent to your email prior to the program.

Sponosred by The Friends of the Library

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 97 spaces available.

Saturday July 3, 2021 - Monday July 5, 2021
Tuesday July 6, 2021
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Music for the Birds with Jeffrey Engel

Many musicians have had a close connection to birds. Richard Wagner owned two parrots. Other than music and trains, Antonin Dvorak’s greatest passion was for his flock of pigeons. One pianist lived in a Paris apartment with 121 parrots and cockatoos (as well as two apes!). Gustav Mahler was an exception. He entrusted his wife Alma to find a summer cottage in the woods where there were no birds so he could compose in silence.

A large number of composers have been inspired by bird song since at least Clemens Non Papa (death around 1556) and his “Reveil des Oiseaux.” During the following centuries, much music was written about cuckoos, cockerels, ducks, larks, magpies, nightingales, owls, parrots, swans, wood doves and unhatched chicks.

Music Historian Jeffrey Engel will present several musical works by bird loving composers of the past 4oo years in this virtual event.

Please register and a ZOOM link will be sent prior to the program.

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 91 spaces available.

Many musicians have had a close connection to birds. Richard Wagner owned two parrots. Other than music and trains, Antonin Dvorak’s greatest passion was for his flock of pigeons. One pianist lived in a Paris apartment with 121 parrots and cockatoos (as well as two apes!). Gustav Mahler was an exception. He entrusted his wife Alma to find a summer cottage in the woods where there were no birds so he could compose in silence.

A large number of composers have been inspired by bird song since at least Clemens Non Papa (death around 1556) and his “Reveil des Oiseaux.” During the following centuries, much music was written about cuckoos, cockerels, ducks, larks, magpies, nightingales, owls, parrots, swans, wood doves and unhatched chicks.

Music Historian Jeffrey Engel will present several musical works by bird loving composers of the past 4oo years in this virtual event.

Please register and a ZOOM link will be sent prior to the program.

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 91 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM
Cristine's Critters on Zoom

 Christine’s Critters will present weekly virtual
 storytimes with live animals on Zoom.

 Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register for one or all weeks.

 grades prek - 2

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: ZOOM

 Christine’s Critters will present weekly virtual
 storytimes with live animals on Zoom.

 Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register for one or all weeks.

 grades prek - 2

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: ZOOM


 
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4:00 PM
Drawing a World of Animals Zoom

Mrs. K. will guide children through drawing activities using the book
 “A World of Animals: Learn to draw more than 175 animals from the seven continents!” on Zoom. 
Children will need to provide a pencil, eraser and paper. 

Participants will receive a copy of the book to keep, colored pencils and erasers available to pick up  in person or curbside. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register online for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 6 spaces available.

Mrs. K. will guide children through drawing activities using the book
 “A World of Animals: Learn to draw more than 175 animals from the seven continents!” on Zoom. 
Children will need to provide a pencil, eraser and paper. 

Participants will receive a copy of the book to keep, colored pencils and erasers available to pick up  in person or curbside. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register online for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 6 spaces available.

Wednesday July 7, 2021
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10:30 AM
Snacks and Stories Outside


Bring your own snacks and blankets to sit on outdoors on the front lawn and we’ll bring the animal stories!
A complementary animal craft
will be offered to go. 

Weather permitting.
Register once for all weeks. Limited to 10 families.

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Outside the Library


Bring your own snacks and blankets to sit on outdoors on the front lawn and we’ll bring the animal stories!
A complementary animal craft
will be offered to go. 

Weather permitting.
Register once for all weeks. Limited to 10 families.

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Outside the Library


 
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3:30 PM
Make your own Fairy Tail Letter!

Make your own fabulous Fairy Tail letter!

Calligrapher, Debby Reelitz, will talk briefly about the tradition of a decorated letter and then guide you on the process of creating your very own fanciful letter wrapped around a critter of your choice! No drawing and lettering experience is necessary. Registered participants will select the letter and animal of their choice from a selection of digital files and then with colored pencils, we will trace and color our illuminated letter. All supplies are provided. Grades 6 & up

IN PERSON EVENT

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Teen Department
There are 10 spaces available.

Make your own fabulous Fairy Tail letter!

Calligrapher, Debby Reelitz, will talk briefly about the tradition of a decorated letter and then guide you on the process of creating your very own fanciful letter wrapped around a critter of your choice! No drawing and lettering experience is necessary. Registered participants will select the letter and animal of their choice from a selection of digital files and then with colored pencils, we will trace and color our illuminated letter. All supplies are provided. Grades 6 & up

IN PERSON EVENT

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Teen Department

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WOW Summer Concert Series

Enjoy a music filled summer thanks to WOW and the Newtown Savings Bank!  The summer series is generously sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank and they will be collecting nonperishable donations for the Woodbury Food Bank.  Please bring a can or two when you attend a concert.  

Tonight's concert is 60's Satisfaction (with Pierce Campbell)

Music of the 60's and more!

Enjoy a music filled summer thanks to WOW and the Newtown Savings Bank!  The summer series is generously sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank and they will be collecting nonperishable donations for the Woodbury Food Bank.  Please bring a can or two when you attend a concert.  

Tonight's concert is 60's Satisfaction (with Pierce Campbell)

Music of the 60's and more!

Thursday July 8, 2021

Exploring Agriculture and 4-H

Week 1: Spring into Planting
Week 2: One Fish, Two Fish
Week 3: Gettin’ Crafty
Week 4: Dairy Delight
Week 5: Exploring 4-H

Grades 1-5

In person program.  Register once for all the weeks.

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 15 spaces available.

Exploring Agriculture and 4-H

Week 1: Spring into Planting
Week 2: One Fish, Two Fish
Week 3: Gettin’ Crafty
Week 4: Dairy Delight
Week 5: Exploring 4-H

Grades 1-5

In person program.  Register once for all the weeks.

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Read to Lola

Children in grades K and up may practice reading aloud to Lola, a trained and certified therapy dog. 
She loves listening to stories! 
Choose a 10-minute time slot for your child.  Bring a book or use one of ours. 

Register here.

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Children's Department
There are many spaces available.

Children in grades K and up may practice reading aloud to Lola, a trained and certified therapy dog. 
She loves listening to stories! 
Choose a 10-minute time slot for your child.  Bring a book or use one of ours. 

Register here.

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

There are many spaces available.

Friday July 9, 2021

Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look?
There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with the lesson that the city is safe for everyone. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature who some might call monstrous but, in reality, is anything but, she must reconsider what she's been told. Pet has emerged from one of her mother's paintings to hunt a true monster--and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption's house. No one has encountered monsters in years, though, and Jam's quest to protect her best friend and uncover the truth is met with doubt and disbelief.
This award-winning novel from a rising-star author asks: What really makes a monster, and how do you save the world from something if no one will admit it exists?
Register for your FREE copy (while supplies last) and join the discussion.  Grades 6 & up

IN PERSON EVENT

LOCATION: Teen Department
There are 10 spaces available.

Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look?
There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with the lesson that the city is safe for everyone. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature who some might call monstrous but, in reality, is anything but, she must reconsider what she's been told. Pet has emerged from one of her mother's paintings to hunt a true monster--and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption's house. No one has encountered monsters in years, though, and Jam's quest to protect her best friend and uncover the truth is met with doubt and disbelief.
This award-winning novel from a rising-star author asks: What really makes a monster, and how do you save the world from something if no one will admit it exists?
Register for your FREE copy (while supplies last) and join the discussion.  Grades 6 & up

IN PERSON EVENT

LOCATION: Teen Department

There are 10 spaces available.

Saturday July 10, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Live Llama at the Storywalk

  Children that read the StoryWalk, Is your Mama a Llama?  by Deborah Guarino, will be able to visit a live llama from Country Quilt Llama Farm outside the library 

  The StoryWalk is an outdoor reading experience to enjoy together. 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Outside the Library

  Children that read the StoryWalk, Is your Mama a Llama?  by Deborah Guarino, will be able to visit a live llama from Country Quilt Llama Farm outside the library 

  The StoryWalk is an outdoor reading experience to enjoy together. 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Outside the Library


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Melody Asbury: Art Show Opening

Paintings by artist Melody Asbury will be on display in the Gallery Space at the Woodbury Public Library.  The collection, entitled “A Spiritual Journey”, was started prior to COVID but the isolation of that time furthered the journey inward even more for the artist.  

Melody Asbury was raised in a creative household and started her art career doing portrait commissions, eventually becoming a courtroom sketch artist for television.  Her interests soon became part of her work.  Her love of animals led to her becoming a signature member of the International Society of Animal Artists.  “A Spiritual Journey” has stemmed from the artist’s need to expand and push beyond the boundaries of only painting animals. 

The show has a mix of animal paintings and some of her newer works inspired by dreams, inner journeying, and a return to printmaking.  The monotypes were created in a class with master printer Anthony Kirk.  Melody’s work has been widely collected and is in collections in both the United States and abroad.  She has taught art and is a popular demonstrator for various art organizations.  

Paintings by artist Melody Asbury will be on display in the Gallery Space at the Woodbury Public Library.  The collection, entitled “A Spiritual Journey”, was started prior to COVID but the isolation of that time furthered the journey inward even more for the artist.  

Melody Asbury was raised in a creative household and started her art career doing portrait commissions, eventually becoming a courtroom sketch artist for television.  Her interests soon became part of her work.  Her love of animals led to her becoming a signature member of the International Society of Animal Artists.  “A Spiritual Journey” has stemmed from the artist’s need to expand and push beyond the boundaries of only painting animals. 

The show has a mix of animal paintings and some of her newer works inspired by dreams, inner journeying, and a return to printmaking.  The monotypes were created in a class with master printer Anthony Kirk.  Melody’s work has been widely collected and is in collections in both the United States and abroad.  She has taught art and is a popular demonstrator for various art organizations.  

Sunday July 11, 2021
Monday July 12, 2021

The CT Humane Society will present three in-person, socially distanced programs for children in grades K-5. 
Space is limited to 12 children.

Monday, July 12 at 3:00
PaCK: Pets and Caring Kids:
Children will learn about keeping pets happy and healthy. 

Monday, July 26 at 3:00
The Safety PAWtrol: 
Children will discover how to safely interact with dogs by learning how to read their body language.

Monday, August 9 at 3:00
Kind Kids
Children will explore the importance of being kind and compassionate towards pets and people.

Register for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

The CT Humane Society will present three in-person, socially distanced programs for children in grades K-5. 
Space is limited to 12 children.

Monday, July 12 at 3:00
PaCK: Pets and Caring Kids:
Children will learn about keeping pets happy and healthy. 

Monday, July 26 at 3:00
The Safety PAWtrol: 
Children will discover how to safely interact with dogs by learning how to read their body language.

Monday, August 9 at 3:00
Kind Kids
Children will explore the importance of being kind and compassionate towards pets and people.

Register for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space


Tuesday July 13, 2021
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10:30 AM
Cristine's Critters on Zoom

 Christine’s Critters will present weekly virtual
 storytimes with live animals on Zoom.

 Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register for one or all weeks.

 grades prek - 2

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: ZOOM

 Christine’s Critters will present weekly virtual
 storytimes with live animals on Zoom.

 Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register for one or all weeks.

 grades prek - 2

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: ZOOM


 
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4:00 PM
Drawing a World of Animals Zoom

Mrs. K. will guide children through drawing activities using the book
 “A World of Animals: Learn to draw more than 175 animals from the seven continents!” on Zoom. 
Children will need to provide a pencil, eraser and paper. 

Participants will receive a copy of the book to keep, colored pencils and erasers available to pick up  in person or curbside. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register online for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 6 spaces available.

Mrs. K. will guide children through drawing activities using the book
 “A World of Animals: Learn to draw more than 175 animals from the seven continents!” on Zoom. 
Children will need to provide a pencil, eraser and paper. 

Participants will receive a copy of the book to keep, colored pencils and erasers available to pick up  in person or curbside. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register online for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
The Yorkshire Dales: From Herriot to Home

Join Andrew Pighills for a virtual presentation set in the heart of Northern England, this rural landscape forms the backdrop of James Herriot’s book and PBS TV series “All Creatures Great & Small”.   Starting in Northern Swaledale, where Herriot first entered the dales in 1939, to the southernmost, Airedale, where Mr. Pighills spent his formative years, this presentation includes spectacular photos, and descriptions of the dales from the medieval, to the present day.

Born in Yorkshire, England, Andrew Pighills is an accomplished stone artisan, gardener, and horticulturist. He received his formal horticulture training with The Royal Horticultural Society at Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate Yorkshire and has spent 31 years creating gardens and building dry stone walls in his native England, in and around the spectacular Yorkshire Dales and the English Lake District. 

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 85 spaces available.

Join Andrew Pighills for a virtual presentation set in the heart of Northern England, this rural landscape forms the backdrop of James Herriot’s book and PBS TV series “All Creatures Great & Small”.   Starting in Northern Swaledale, where Herriot first entered the dales in 1939, to the southernmost, Airedale, where Mr. Pighills spent his formative years, this presentation includes spectacular photos, and descriptions of the dales from the medieval, to the present day.

Born in Yorkshire, England, Andrew Pighills is an accomplished stone artisan, gardener, and horticulturist. He received his formal horticulture training with The Royal Horticultural Society at Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate Yorkshire and has spent 31 years creating gardens and building dry stone walls in his native England, in and around the spectacular Yorkshire Dales and the English Lake District. 

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 85 spaces available.

Wednesday July 14, 2021
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10:30 AM
Snacks and Stories Outside


Bring your own snacks and blankets to sit on outdoors on the front lawn and we’ll bring the animal stories!
A complementary animal craft
will be offered to go. 

Weather permitting.
Register once for all weeks. Limited to 10 families.

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Outside the Library


Bring your own snacks and blankets to sit on outdoors on the front lawn and we’ll bring the animal stories!
A complementary animal craft
will be offered to go. 

Weather permitting.
Register once for all weeks. Limited to 10 families.

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Outside the Library


 
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1:00 PM
Women & Money Roundtable

How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets

Join us for this monthly roundtable for women on money led by financial professionals Cathy Tanzilli, Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone. The discussion focuses on how to make sense of today’s financial markets. The roundtable series is open to women with any level of financial knowledge.  There is no cost to this program. They do not sell services, provide sales materials, or discuss products. This is an opportunity for them to give back to the community and share financial information to help women expand their financial knowledge. 

Women often wish they were more informed about finances as they relate to their family and themselves. This monthly discussion group, started in the spring of 2016, offers an opportunity to learn more in a comfortable setting with other women.

Please register (via Darien Public Library): https://darienlibrary.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uOAXhleRRL2I3qVAYeeYVg

Roundtable Leaders:

Cathy Tanzilli, CRPC®, CTFA

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Cathy was a vice president and executive account manager for BankBoston’s Private Bank responsible for trust services. Previously, Cathy was a trust officer with Chemical Bank in New York for 16 years. Cathy has a BS in Marketing and an MBA in Finance from St. John’s University. She is a member of the Fairfield County Estate Planning Council and the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils.

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC®

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC®

Senior Financial Advisor

Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation.
Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures trading.

 

This series is in partnership with several other libraries and organizations we work with (New Canaan Public Library, Darien Public Library, Fairfield Public Library, New Milford Public Library, Burnham Library, Brookfield Library, Scoville Memorial Library, Simsbury Library, Trumbull Library, Rowayton Library, Stonington Free Library, Woodbury Public Library, Westport Library, Morris Public Library, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Norfolk Library, Beardsley Library, Bronxville Public Library, Rye Free Reading Room, Purchase Free Library, Pound Ridge Library, Mamaroneck Public Library, Bedford Free Library, Scarsdale Library, North Castle Library, Mount Kisco Public Library, Greenburgh Public Library, New Rochelle Public Library and the YWCA- Greenwich).

 

How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets

Join us for this monthly roundtable for women on money led by financial professionals Cathy Tanzilli, Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone. The discussion focuses on how to make sense of today’s financial markets. The roundtable series is open to women with any level of financial knowledge.  There is no cost to this program. They do not sell services, provide sales materials, or discuss products. This is an opportunity for them to give back to the community and share financial information to help women expand their financial knowledge. 

Women often wish they were more informed about finances as they relate to their family and themselves. This monthly discussion group, started in the spring of 2016, offers an opportunity to learn more in a comfortable setting with other women.

Please register (via Darien Public Library): https://darienlibrary.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uOAXhleRRL2I3qVAYeeYVg

Roundtable Leaders:

Cathy Tanzilli, CRPC®, CTFA

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Cathy was a vice president and executive account manager for BankBoston’s Private Bank responsible for trust services. Previously, Cathy was a trust officer with Chemical Bank in New York for 16 years. Cathy has a BS in Marketing and an MBA in Finance from St. John’s University. She is a member of the Fairfield County Estate Planning Council and the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils.

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC®

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC®

Senior Financial Advisor

Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation.
Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures trading.

 

This series is in partnership with several other libraries and organizations we work with (New Canaan Public Library, Darien Public Library, Fairfield Public Library, New Milford Public Library, Burnham Library, Brookfield Library, Scoville Memorial Library, Simsbury Library, Trumbull Library, Rowayton Library, Stonington Free Library, Woodbury Public Library, Westport Library, Morris Public Library, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Norfolk Library, Beardsley Library, Bronxville Public Library, Rye Free Reading Room, Purchase Free Library, Pound Ridge Library, Mamaroneck Public Library, Bedford Free Library, Scarsdale Library, North Castle Library, Mount Kisco Public Library, Greenburgh Public Library, New Rochelle Public Library and the YWCA- Greenwich).

 

 
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3:30 PM
DIY Chocolate Fish & Mermaids

Join Chocolatier Kim Larkin and have a sweet time learning how to make chocolate!  You'll learn a short history of chocolate and then roll up your sleeves and create delicious fish & mermaid tails!  All materials are provided.  Grade 6 & up

IN PERSON EVENT

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Teen Department
There are 6 spaces available.

Join Chocolatier Kim Larkin and have a sweet time learning how to make chocolate!  You'll learn a short history of chocolate and then roll up your sleeves and create delicious fish & mermaid tails!  All materials are provided.  Grade 6 & up

IN PERSON EVENT

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Teen Department

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WOW Summer Concert Series

Enjoy a music filled summer thanks to WOW and the Newtown Savings Bank!  The summer series is generously sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank and they will be collecting nonperishable donations for the Woodbury Food Bank.  Please bring a can or two when you attend a concert.  

Tonight's concert is "The Future Heavies"

80's Rock Cover Band

Enjoy a music filled summer thanks to WOW and the Newtown Savings Bank!  The summer series is generously sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank and they will be collecting nonperishable donations for the Woodbury Food Bank.  Please bring a can or two when you attend a concert.  

Tonight's concert is "The Future Heavies"

80's Rock Cover Band

Thursday July 15, 2021

Exploring Agriculture and 4-H

Week 1: Spring into Planting
Week 2: One Fish, Two Fish
Week 3: Gettin’ Crafty
Week 4: Dairy Delight
Week 5: Exploring 4-H

Grades 1-5

In person program.  Register once for all the weeks.

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 15 spaces available.

Exploring Agriculture and 4-H

Week 1: Spring into Planting
Week 2: One Fish, Two Fish
Week 3: Gettin’ Crafty
Week 4: Dairy Delight
Week 5: Exploring 4-H

Grades 1-5

In person program.  Register once for all the weeks.

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AAW Arts Walk: Melody Asbury

 

The WPL is a stop on the AAW Arts Walk!  Meet artist in the gallery 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Be sure to stop in and take a look at Melody Asbury's paintings!

 

 

The WPL is a stop on the AAW Arts Walk!  Meet artist in the gallery 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Be sure to stop in and take a look at Melody Asbury's paintings!

 

Sunday July 18, 2021
Tuesday July 20, 2021
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10:30 AM
Cristine's Critters on Zoom

 Christine’s Critters will present weekly virtual
 storytimes with live animals on Zoom.

 Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register for one or all weeks.

 grades prek - 2

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: ZOOM

 Christine’s Critters will present weekly virtual
 storytimes with live animals on Zoom.

 Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register for one or all weeks.

 grades prek - 2

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: ZOOM


 
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4:00 PM
Drawing a World of Animals Zoom

Mrs. K. will guide children through drawing activities using the book
 “A World of Animals: Learn to draw more than 175 animals from the seven continents!” on Zoom. 
Children will need to provide a pencil, eraser and paper. 

Participants will receive a copy of the book to keep, colored pencils and erasers available to pick up  in person or curbside. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register online for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 6 spaces available.

Mrs. K. will guide children through drawing activities using the book
 “A World of Animals: Learn to draw more than 175 animals from the seven continents!” on Zoom. 
Children will need to provide a pencil, eraser and paper. 

Participants will receive a copy of the book to keep, colored pencils and erasers available to pick up  in person or curbside. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register online for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Dare to be a Greenwitch Book Kickoff Event

Be the first to the kickoff party!  Our friends Velya and Ehris (The Grounded Goodwife) have written a new book Dare to be a Green WitchJoin them as they celebrate it's release with us!  

You'll also discover the joys of embracing a more earth-friendly, natural lifestyle with this extraordinary guide to becoming a green witch. The always fascinating Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban take us on a journey into the green witch's world, where they share thoughts on herbal infusions, fermentation techniques, pantry essentials, natural body and facial care, and more. A lucky participant will receive a copy of the book!

Register and a ZOOM Link will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 92 spaces available.

Be the first to the kickoff party!  Our friends Velya and Ehris (The Grounded Goodwife) have written a new book Dare to be a Green WitchJoin them as they celebrate it's release with us!  

You'll also discover the joys of embracing a more earth-friendly, natural lifestyle with this extraordinary guide to becoming a green witch. The always fascinating Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban take us on a journey into the green witch's world, where they share thoughts on herbal infusions, fermentation techniques, pantry essentials, natural body and facial care, and more. A lucky participant will receive a copy of the book!

Register and a ZOOM Link will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 92 spaces available.

Wednesday July 21, 2021
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10:30 AM
Snacks and Stories Outside


Bring your own snacks and blankets to sit on outdoors on the front lawn and we’ll bring the animal stories!
A complementary animal craft
will be offered to go. 

Weather permitting.
Register once for all weeks. Limited to 10 families.

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Outside the Library


Bring your own snacks and blankets to sit on outdoors on the front lawn and we’ll bring the animal stories!
A complementary animal craft
will be offered to go. 

Weather permitting.
Register once for all weeks. Limited to 10 families.

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Outside the Library


 

Beat the heat and enjoy making scratch art at the library!  Choose from a variety of animals and watch them appear before your eyes!

All material included.  Grades 6 & up

IN PERSON EVENT

LOCATION: Teen Department
There are 12 spaces available.

Beat the heat and enjoy making scratch art at the library!  Choose from a variety of animals and watch them appear before your eyes!

All material included.  Grades 6 & up

IN PERSON EVENT

LOCATION: Teen Department

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WOW Summer Concert Series

Enjoy a music filled summer thanks to WOW and the Newtown Savings Bank!  The summer series is generously sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank and they will be collecting nonperishable donations for the Woodbury Food Bank.  Please bring a can or two when you attend a concert.  

Tonight's concert is Ripchord: CT 102D National Guard Army Rock Band

Rock n' Roll music

Enjoy a music filled summer thanks to WOW and the Newtown Savings Bank!  The summer series is generously sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank and they will be collecting nonperishable donations for the Woodbury Food Bank.  Please bring a can or two when you attend a concert.  

Tonight's concert is Ripchord: CT 102D National Guard Army Rock Band

Rock n' Roll music

Thursday July 22, 2021

Exploring Agriculture and 4-H

Week 1: Spring into Planting
Week 2: One Fish, Two Fish
Week 3: Gettin’ Crafty
Week 4: Dairy Delight
Week 5: Exploring 4-H

Grades 1-5

In person program.  Register once for all the weeks.

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 15 spaces available.

Exploring Agriculture and 4-H

Week 1: Spring into Planting
Week 2: One Fish, Two Fish
Week 3: Gettin’ Crafty
Week 4: Dairy Delight
Week 5: Exploring 4-H

Grades 1-5

In person program.  Register once for all the weeks.

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Bird Watching in Connecticut

Join Ken Elkins from Bent of the River Audubon for tips on birdwatching in Connecticut in this virtual event.  Find a local place to observe birds by exploring Connecticut’s recreation trails, parks, wildlife refuges and other sanctuaries.  Learn about the surprising species of birds that have been found in our area recently, and find groups to join as they’re finding birds in your local area.  Also, you’ll learn how to help protect these havens for both people and birds. 

Register and a Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 92 spaces available.

Join Ken Elkins from Bent of the River Audubon for tips on birdwatching in Connecticut in this virtual event.  Find a local place to observe birds by exploring Connecticut’s recreation trails, parks, wildlife refuges and other sanctuaries.  Learn about the surprising species of birds that have been found in our area recently, and find groups to join as they’re finding birds in your local area.  Also, you’ll learn how to help protect these havens for both people and birds. 

Register and a Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 92 spaces available.

Sunday July 25, 2021
Monday July 26, 2021

The CT Humane Society will present three in-person, socially distanced programs for children in grades K-5. 
Space is limited to 12 children.

Monday, July 12 at 3:00
PaCK: Pets and Caring Kids:
Children will learn about keeping pets happy and healthy. 

Monday, July 26 at 3:00
The Safety PAWtrol: 
Children will discover how to safely interact with dogs by learning how to read their body language.

Monday, August 9 at 3:00
Kind Kids
Children will explore the importance of being kind and compassionate towards pets and people.

Register for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

The CT Humane Society will present three in-person, socially distanced programs for children in grades K-5. 
Space is limited to 12 children.

Monday, July 12 at 3:00
PaCK: Pets and Caring Kids:
Children will learn about keeping pets happy and healthy. 

Monday, July 26 at 3:00
The Safety PAWtrol: 
Children will discover how to safely interact with dogs by learning how to read their body language.

Monday, August 9 at 3:00
Kind Kids
Children will explore the importance of being kind and compassionate towards pets and people.

Register for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space


Tuesday July 27, 2021
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10:30 AM
Cristine's Critters on Zoom

 Christine’s Critters will present weekly virtual
 storytimes with live animals on Zoom.

 Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register for one or all weeks.

 grades prek - 2

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: ZOOM

 Christine’s Critters will present weekly virtual
 storytimes with live animals on Zoom.

 Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register for one or all weeks.

 grades prek - 2

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: ZOOM


 
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4:00 PM
Drawing a World of Animals Zoom

Mrs. K. will guide children through drawing activities using the book
 “A World of Animals: Learn to draw more than 175 animals from the seven continents!” on Zoom. 
Children will need to provide a pencil, eraser and paper. 

Participants will receive a copy of the book to keep, colored pencils and erasers available to pick up  in person or curbside. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register online for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 6 spaces available.

Mrs. K. will guide children through drawing activities using the book
 “A World of Animals: Learn to draw more than 175 animals from the seven continents!” on Zoom. 
Children will need to provide a pencil, eraser and paper. 

Participants will receive a copy of the book to keep, colored pencils and erasers available to pick up  in person or curbside. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register online for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Sensory Garden Tour & Potpourri Making

Join a speaker from the Bartlett Arboretum for a virtual garden visit, followed by DIY potpourri making.  A Sensory Garden is unique from traditional gardens, as it is designed specifically to stimulate the Five Senses: Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Touching and Tasting. It provides visitors with an interactive journey through the senses by having plants and materials of different textures, colors, scents, sounds and heights. For example, there can be one section or station in the Garden designed to stimulate Hearing. To accomplish this, there can be a water feature or plants that generate sound when the wind blows or make noises when you rub the foliage together.  After you take a guided virtual tour, you will have a chance to create your own customized potpourri with provided materials (available for pickup at the WPL after registration).

A Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event.

There are 20 spaces available.

Join a speaker from the Bartlett Arboretum for a virtual garden visit, followed by DIY potpourri making.  A Sensory Garden is unique from traditional gardens, as it is designed specifically to stimulate the Five Senses: Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Touching and Tasting. It provides visitors with an interactive journey through the senses by having plants and materials of different textures, colors, scents, sounds and heights. For example, there can be one section or station in the Garden designed to stimulate Hearing. To accomplish this, there can be a water feature or plants that generate sound when the wind blows or make noises when you rub the foliage together.  After you take a guided virtual tour, you will have a chance to create your own customized potpourri with provided materials (available for pickup at the WPL after registration).

A Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event.

There are 20 spaces available.

Wednesday July 28, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Book Buzz: Find out what's new at the WPL!

You bring the coffee and we bring the books!  Join Library Director Sue Piel and Teen Librarian Marla Martin on the last Wednesday of the month as they take a look at what’s new and exciting in the stacks of the Woodbury Library.  You’re sure to find something new to read in this enjoyable chat that you can watch over a cup of coffee (or tea!!) 

We are meeting IN PERSON outside of the library!!

If the weather is not cooperating, we will meet virtually: https://zoom.us/j/91091900689

 

You bring the coffee and we bring the books!  Join Library Director Sue Piel and Teen Librarian Marla Martin on the last Wednesday of the month as they take a look at what’s new and exciting in the stacks of the Woodbury Library.  You’re sure to find something new to read in this enjoyable chat that you can watch over a cup of coffee (or tea!!) 

We are meeting IN PERSON outside of the library!!

If the weather is not cooperating, we will meet virtually: https://zoom.us/j/91091900689

 

 
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10:30 AM
Snacks and Stories Outside


Bring your own snacks and blankets to sit on outdoors on the front lawn and we’ll bring the animal stories!
A complementary animal craft
will be offered to go. 

Weather permitting.
Register once for all weeks. Limited to 10 families.

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Outside the Library


Bring your own snacks and blankets to sit on outdoors on the front lawn and we’ll bring the animal stories!
A complementary animal craft
will be offered to go. 

Weather permitting.
Register once for all weeks. Limited to 10 families.

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Outside the Library


 
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3:30 PM
Homemade Spring Rolls and Bingo

Join Food Explorers for a delicious afternoon.  Learn how to make vegetarian spring rolls from scratch and play a fun game of Bingo while you are waiting for them to bake!

IN PERSON EVENT   All materials are supplied - come hungry!  Grades 6 & up

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Teen Department
There are 6 spaces available.

Join Food Explorers for a delicious afternoon.  Learn how to make vegetarian spring rolls from scratch and play a fun game of Bingo while you are waiting for them to bake!

IN PERSON EVENT   All materials are supplied - come hungry!  Grades 6 & up

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Teen Department

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WOW Summer Concert Series

Enjoy a music filled summer thanks to WOW and the Newtown Savings Bank!  The summer series is generously sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank and they will be collecting nonperishable donations for the Woodbury Food Bank.  Please bring a can or two when you attend a concert.  

Tonight's concert is Root 6 

Classic Rock, Blues & Country

Enjoy a music filled summer thanks to WOW and the Newtown Savings Bank!  The summer series is generously sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank and they will be collecting nonperishable donations for the Woodbury Food Bank.  Please bring a can or two when you attend a concert.  

Tonight's concert is Root 6 

Classic Rock, Blues & Country

Thursday July 29, 2021

Exploring Agriculture and 4-H

Week 1: Spring into Planting
Week 2: One Fish, Two Fish
Week 3: Gettin’ Crafty
Week 4: Dairy Delight
Week 5: Exploring 4-H

Grades 1-5

In person program.  Register once for all the weeks.

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 15 spaces available.

Exploring Agriculture and 4-H

Week 1: Spring into Planting
Week 2: One Fish, Two Fish
Week 3: Gettin’ Crafty
Week 4: Dairy Delight
Week 5: Exploring 4-H

Grades 1-5

In person program.  Register once for all the weeks.

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bibliocrafts: Altered Playing Cards

 

Bibliocrafts, the bookish art class for adults is back for in-person creativity!  Take an ordinary playing card and alter it with collage elements.

All materials are supplied!  PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE!

In person event

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 14 spaces available.

 

Bibliocrafts, the bookish art class for adults is back for in-person creativity!  Take an ordinary playing card and alter it with collage elements.

All materials are supplied!  PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE!

In person event

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 14 spaces available.

Sunday August 1, 2021
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Any child ages birth to five years can participate.
Traditionally children are enrolled in the program by an adult that lives in the same household, or that spends part of their day with them.

The Woodbury Public Library is encouraging grandparents to participate in the program. Reading to your grandchild, in person or via video chat, is a
rewarding way to nurture an intergenerational relationship.

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 Book Cellar.

If you need guidance on how to have a video chat with your grandchild, Reference and Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild is available, by appointment, to guide you through the process. To schedule an appointment or for more information about 1,000 Book Before Kindergarten, please call the library at 203-263-3502.

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

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Children's Department

Any child ages birth to five years can participate.
Traditionally children are enrolled in the program by an adult that lives in the same household, or that spends part of their day with them.

The Woodbury Public Library is encouraging grandparents to participate in the program. Reading to your grandchild, in person or via video chat, is a
rewarding way to nurture an intergenerational relationship.

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 Book Cellar.

If you need guidance on how to have a video chat with your grandchild, Reference and Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild is available, by appointment, to guide you through the process. To schedule an appointment or for more information about 1,000 Book Before Kindergarten, please call the library at 203-263-3502.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

 
Tuesday August 3, 2021
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4:00 PM
Drawing a World of Animals Zoom

Mrs. K. will guide children through drawing activities using the book
 “A World of Animals: Learn to draw more than 175 animals from the seven continents!” on Zoom. 
Children will need to provide a pencil, eraser and paper. 

Participants will receive a copy of the book to keep, colored pencils and erasers available to pick up  in person or curbside. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register online for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 6 spaces available.

Mrs. K. will guide children through drawing activities using the book
 “A World of Animals: Learn to draw more than 175 animals from the seven continents!” on Zoom. 
Children will need to provide a pencil, eraser and paper. 

Participants will receive a copy of the book to keep, colored pencils and erasers available to pick up  in person or curbside. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register online for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Fun with Doodles: Starry Night

Virtually join professional calligrapher Debby Reelitz and create a black and white version of Van Gogh's "Starry Night".  All materials are provided to create your masterpiece at home.

Register and a ZOOM link will be emailed prior to the program.  Calligraphy kits will be available to pick the week before the event.

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 10 spaces available.

Virtually join professional calligrapher Debby Reelitz and create a black and white version of Van Gogh's "Starry Night".  All materials are provided to create your masterpiece at home.

Register and a ZOOM link will be emailed prior to the program.  Calligraphy kits will be available to pick the week before the event.

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 10 spaces available.

Wednesday August 4, 2021
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10:30 AM
Snacks and Stories Outside


Bring your own snacks and blankets to sit on outdoors on the front lawn and we’ll bring the animal stories!
A complementary animal craft
will be offered to go. 

Weather permitting.
Register once for all weeks. Limited to 10 families.

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Outside the Library


Bring your own snacks and blankets to sit on outdoors on the front lawn and we’ll bring the animal stories!
A complementary animal craft
will be offered to go. 

Weather permitting.
Register once for all weeks. Limited to 10 families.

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Outside the Library


 

Take time and draw/write about the fantastic natural world around you.  Participants will receive their own nature journal and head outside to chronicle your surroundings (weather permitting).  Identification guides will be available for plants/insects/birds identification.  Grades 6 & up                       

All materials provided!

IN PERSON EVENT 

LOCATION: Teen Department
There are 15 spaces available.

Take time and draw/write about the fantastic natural world around you.  Participants will receive their own nature journal and head outside to chronicle your surroundings (weather permitting).  Identification guides will be available for plants/insects/birds identification.  Grades 6 & up                       

All materials provided!

IN PERSON EVENT 

LOCATION: Teen Department

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WOW Summer Concert Series

Enjoy a music filled summer thanks to WOW and the Newtown Savings Bank!  The summer series is generously sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank and they will be collecting nonperishable donations for the Woodbury Food Bank.  Please bring a can or two when you attend a concert.  

Tonight's concert is Silver Steel Band

Steel Drum Band

Enjoy a music filled summer thanks to WOW and the Newtown Savings Bank!  The summer series is generously sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank and they will be collecting nonperishable donations for the Woodbury Food Bank.  Please bring a can or two when you attend a concert.  

Tonight's concert is Silver Steel Band

Steel Drum Band

Thursday August 5, 2021
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Read to Lola

Children in grades K and up may practice reading aloud to Lola, a trained and certified therapy dog. 
She loves listening to stories! 
Choose a 10-minute time slot for your child.  Bring a book or use one of ours. 

Register here.

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Children's Department
There are many spaces available.

Children in grades K and up may practice reading aloud to Lola, a trained and certified therapy dog. 
She loves listening to stories! 
Choose a 10-minute time slot for your child.  Bring a book or use one of ours. 

Register here.

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Public Library
  203.263.3502
  

LOCATION: Children's Department

There are many spaces available.

Friday August 6, 2021
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3:30 PM
Teen Book Group: SKINK

Classic Malley: her parents are about to ship her off to boarding school, so she takes off with some guy she met online... Poor Richard: he's less of a rebel than Malley, and a lot less trusting. He knows his cousin is in trouble before she does. Wild Skink: he's a ragged, one-eyed, ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, this unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.    

In Carl Hiaasen's outrageous, hilarious, and wildly dangerous state of Florida, there are a million places an outlaw might stash a teenage girl. A million unpleasant ways to die. And two who will risk everything to rescue a friend . . . and to, hopefully, exact a bit of swamp justice.
Register for your FREE copy (while supplies last) and join the discussion.  Grades 6 & up

IN PERSON EVENT

LOCATION: Teen Department
There are 8 spaces available.

Classic Malley: her parents are about to ship her off to boarding school, so she takes off with some guy she met online... Poor Richard: he's less of a rebel than Malley, and a lot less trusting. He knows his cousin is in trouble before she does. Wild Skink: he's a ragged, one-eyed, ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, this unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.    

In Carl Hiaasen's outrageous, hilarious, and wildly dangerous state of Florida, there are a million places an outlaw might stash a teenage girl. A million unpleasant ways to die. And two who will risk everything to rescue a friend . . . and to, hopefully, exact a bit of swamp justice.
Register for your FREE copy (while supplies last) and join the discussion.  Grades 6 & up

IN PERSON EVENT

LOCATION: Teen Department

There are 8 spaces available.

Saturday August 7, 2021
Sunday August 8, 2021
Monday August 9, 2021

The CT Humane Society will present three in-person, socially distanced programs for children in grades K-5. 
Space is limited to 12 children.

Monday, July 12 at 3:00
PaCK: Pets and Caring Kids:
Children will learn about keeping pets happy and healthy. 

Monday, July 26 at 3:00
The Safety PAWtrol: 
Children will discover how to safely interact with dogs by learning how to read their body language.

Monday, August 9 at 3:00
Kind Kids
Children will explore the importance of being kind and compassionate towards pets and people.

Register for one or all weeks.

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Public Library  203.263.3502
LOCATION: Library Gallery Space