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Wednesday September 1, 2021 - Thursday September 30, 2021
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CONNECT-TO-CUT: HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE Collage Art by Susan Lerner

Do you remember a time before GPS, when your next destination was discovered through a road map and sheer luck? 

Collage Artist Susan Lerner is intrigued by the physical and metaphorical connection of the map.  How a map both literally and figuratively connects us to a place or a time from the past and brings us to the present. Using vintage imagery in her hand-cut collages, Susan conjures up nostalgia for the county she's considered her second home for the past two decades.  In her exhibit at the Woodbury Public Library, CONNECT-TO-CUT:  HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE, Susan visits the Northwest Connecticut countryside and the towns right at her doorstep.  From beloved pastimes like apple picking in Washington, skiing in Cornwall, antiquing in Woodbury and fiddling in Roxbury, she explores location and memories, often fictionalized, of the past and present.  In addition to her iconic collage series, Susan also introduces excavated books in this exhibition. Where collage is about the addition and flow of imagery, the deconstructed books are a careful dissection and removal of 'land' from the page.  Like an archeologist, Susan tracks the winding paths of the map's topography gently digging deep into the layers and sediment to unearth what lies beneath.

 

 

Do you remember a time before GPS, when your next destination was discovered through a road map and sheer luck? 

Collage Artist Susan Lerner is intrigued by the physical and metaphorical connection of the map.  How a map both literally and figuratively connects us to a place or a time from the past and brings us to the present. Using vintage imagery in her hand-cut collages, Susan conjures up nostalgia for the county she's considered her second home for the past two decades.  In her exhibit at the Woodbury Public Library, CONNECT-TO-CUT:  HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE, Susan visits the Northwest Connecticut countryside and the towns right at her doorstep.  From beloved pastimes like apple picking in Washington, skiing in Cornwall, antiquing in Woodbury and fiddling in Roxbury, she explores location and memories, often fictionalized, of the past and present.  In addition to her iconic collage series, Susan also introduces excavated books in this exhibition. Where collage is about the addition and flow of imagery, the deconstructed books are a careful dissection and removal of 'land' from the page.  Like an archeologist, Susan tracks the winding paths of the map's topography gently digging deep into the layers and sediment to unearth what lies beneath.

 

 

 
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September is LIBRARY CARD SIGN UP MONTH

Sign up for your WPL Library card today!  Newly registered library card holders will be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to the Friends of the Library Book Cellar!

Sign up for your WPL Library card today!  Newly registered library card holders will be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to the Friends of the Library Book Cellar!

Saturday September 18, 2021
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2:00 PM
Just Like Me: Discussion with Educator and Author Barbara Connery

  

Local educator and author Barbara Connery will lead a discussion of her book Just Like Me, a must read for families navigating the beginning stages of understanding and supporting their child with dyslexia. The book offers the reader the opportunity to approach this topic from the perspective of a third-grade boy named Eddie. Although he struggles with reading, Eddie finds hope and direction from a number of artistic role models including award-winning artist, Wendell Minor. The discussion is intended for parents, and all who attend will receive a complimentary copy of the book, courtesy of the Woodbury Public Library.

 In addition to her forty years in the field of education, Barbara has interviewed remarkable educators, parent advocates, and neuroscientists, who have encouraged using teaching practices that could ultimately ensure reading success for all children.

This program is free and open to all area residents.

CONTACT: Woodbury Library  203-263-3502
There are 9 spaces available.

  

Local educator and author Barbara Connery will lead a discussion of her book Just Like Me, a must read for families navigating the beginning stages of understanding and supporting their child with dyslexia. The book offers the reader the opportunity to approach this topic from the perspective of a third-grade boy named Eddie. Although he struggles with reading, Eddie finds hope and direction from a number of artistic role models including award-winning artist, Wendell Minor. The discussion is intended for parents, and all who attend will receive a complimentary copy of the book, courtesy of the Woodbury Public Library.

 In addition to her forty years in the field of education, Barbara has interviewed remarkable educators, parent advocates, and neuroscientists, who have encouraged using teaching practices that could ultimately ensure reading success for all children.

This program is free and open to all area residents.

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Library
  203.263.3502
  

There are 9 spaces available.

Monday September 20, 2021

Mondays, September 20th-October 25th.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 6 months-2 and a caregiver. 

Space is limited. 

There will be no class October 11th due to the holiday.

Location: Children's Department 

Mondays, September 20th-October 25th.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 6 months-2 and a caregiver. 

Space is limited. 

There will be no class October 11th due to the holiday.

Location: Children's Department 


Tuesday September 21, 2021
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7:00 PM
Antiques with Wayne Mattox

Join Woodbury antiques appraiser and dealer Wayne Mattox as he shares his knowledge of all kinds of antiquities at this informative program.  Antiques collectors and enthusiasts are invited to bring along one item of interest and let Wayne tell you about its heritage at this in person event.

Wayne Mattox is a noted expert in areas of American & European furniture, folk art, paintings, glass, pottery, ephemera and collectibles. He was the founding President of the Woodbury Antiques Dealers Association and past President of the Woodbury Lions Club. Wayne began writing his popular weekly magazine, newspaper and internet column, Antique Talk in 1995 and has published over 500 articles. He has been interviewed on cable channels in Connecticut and was featured on television programs: “Chronicle” and “American Pickers.” Wayne’s wife Kathleen shares his passion for antiques and the arts.

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Join Woodbury antiques appraiser and dealer Wayne Mattox as he shares his knowledge of all kinds of antiquities at this informative program.  Antiques collectors and enthusiasts are invited to bring along one item of interest and let Wayne tell you about its heritage at this in person event.

Wayne Mattox is a noted expert in areas of American & European furniture, folk art, paintings, glass, pottery, ephemera and collectibles. He was the founding President of the Woodbury Antiques Dealers Association and past President of the Woodbury Lions Club. Wayne began writing his popular weekly magazine, newspaper and internet column, Antique Talk in 1995 and has published over 500 articles. He has been interviewed on cable channels in Connecticut and was featured on television programs: “Chronicle” and “American Pickers.” Wayne’s wife Kathleen shares his passion for antiques and the arts.

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Wednesday September 22, 2021
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10:30 AM
Fall Is For Fairs and Farms! Pre-School Story Time

Wednesdays, September 15th-October 27th.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us for stories and a craft all about fairs and farms.

This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket

In the case of inclement weather, this program will be held indoors.

Program Schedule:

9/15: Fairs

9/22: Introduction To Farms

9/29: Farm Equipment

10/6: Farm Animals

10/13: Farm Food

10/20: Pumpkins

10/27: Halloween Story Time

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesdays, September 15th-October 27th.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us for stories and a craft all about fairs and farms.

This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket

In the case of inclement weather, this program will be held indoors.

Program Schedule:

9/15: Fairs

9/22: Introduction To Farms

9/29: Farm Equipment

10/6: Farm Animals

10/13: Farm Food

10/20: Pumpkins

10/27: Halloween Story Time

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM
Crafting on Wednesdays

Teens in grades 6 & up can drop in to the Teen Department and make something fun!

Drop in crafts are offered Wednesdays after school - all materials are supplied.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Teens in grades 6 & up can drop in to the Teen Department and make something fun!

Drop in crafts are offered Wednesdays after school - all materials are supplied.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Thursday September 23, 2021
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3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Collage Artist Susan Lerner is ‘Artist in Residence’ at Woodbury Library

Patrons are invited to stop in and view September’s art exhibit, CONNECT-TO-CUT: Here, There and Everywhere and meet collage artist Susan Lerner in the gallery space!  She will be creating collage art and invites you to create along with her!  All materials supplied.

Susan will be creating collage art onsite with materials available for all ages to create collage inspired by her work.  Come and create with her!

 

Patrons are invited to stop in and view September’s art exhibit, CONNECT-TO-CUT: Here, There and Everywhere and meet collage artist Susan Lerner in the gallery space!  She will be creating collage art and invites you to create along with her!  All materials supplied.

Susan will be creating collage art onsite with materials available for all ages to create collage inspired by her work.  Come and create with her!

 

 
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6:30 PM
Alice's Ordinary People with Film Director Craig Dudnick

VIRTUAL EVENT!

Filmmaker Craig Dudnick was approached by Alice Tregay, a heroine of the Civil Rights Movement, to make documentary that honors the selfless activists of the Chicago Freedom Movement.

The film contains firsthand accounts of historical events—including some important items that the historical texts omitted.  Alice Tregay’s life story reads like a history of the movement. Early on she fought the use of “Willis Wagons”, the second class structures that were built to relieve overcrowding in Chicago schools that served the African American community. These portable classrooms perpetuated segregation.

In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King came to Chicago. Alice and her husband James Tregay, marched with him, often at great personal risk. It was at this time that Dr. King joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the Reverend James Bevel, to form Operation Breadbasket, an organization dedicated to improving the economic conditions of black communities across the United States. Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her “ordinary people” spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four-year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns. This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent democrat), to the election of Harold Washington, mayor, and to making Barack Obama, our first African American President.  Alice’s contribution is unique in American history.

 

 

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 95 spaces available.

VIRTUAL EVENT!

Filmmaker Craig Dudnick was approached by Alice Tregay, a heroine of the Civil Rights Movement, to make documentary that honors the selfless activists of the Chicago Freedom Movement.

The film contains firsthand accounts of historical events—including some important items that the historical texts omitted.  Alice Tregay’s life story reads like a history of the movement. Early on she fought the use of “Willis Wagons”, the second class structures that were built to relieve overcrowding in Chicago schools that served the African American community. These portable classrooms perpetuated segregation.

In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King came to Chicago. Alice and her husband James Tregay, marched with him, often at great personal risk. It was at this time that Dr. King joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the Reverend James Bevel, to form Operation Breadbasket, an organization dedicated to improving the economic conditions of black communities across the United States. Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her “ordinary people” spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four-year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns. This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent democrat), to the election of Harold Washington, mayor, and to making Barack Obama, our first African American President.  Alice’s contribution is unique in American history.

 

 

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 95 spaces available.

Friday September 24, 2021
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Collage Artist Susan Lerner is ‘Artist in Residence’ at Woodbury Library

Patrons are invited to stop in and view September’s art exhibit, CONNECT-TO-CUT: Here, There and Everywhere and meet collage artist Susan Lerner in the gallery space!  She will be creating collage art and invites you to create along with her!  All materials supplied.

Susan will be creating collage art onsite with materials available for all ages to create collage inspired by her work.  Come and create with her!

 

Patrons are invited to stop in and view September’s art exhibit, CONNECT-TO-CUT: Here, There and Everywhere and meet collage artist Susan Lerner in the gallery space!  She will be creating collage art and invites you to create along with her!  All materials supplied.

Susan will be creating collage art onsite with materials available for all ages to create collage inspired by her work.  Come and create with her!

 

Saturday September 25, 2021

Spend an afternoon creating cute Kawaii inspired crafts. All materials are provided. Grades 6 & up.

LOCATION: Teen Department
There are 10 spaces available.

Spend an afternoon creating cute Kawaii inspired crafts. All materials are provided. Grades 6 & up.

LOCATION: Teen Department

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday September 27, 2021

Mondays, September 20th-October 25th.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 6 months-2 and a caregiver. 

Space is limited. 

There will be no class October 11th due to the holiday.

Location: Children's Department 

Mondays, September 20th-October 25th.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 6 months-2 and a caregiver. 

Space is limited. 

There will be no class October 11th due to the holiday.

Location: Children's Department 


Tuesday September 28, 2021
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7:00 PM
VIRTUAL EVENT: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and the Hemlock Tree

Woodbury’s Conservation Commission brings Dr. Carole Cheah to the Woodbury Library in a virtual presentation regarding the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) and Connecticut’s hemlock trees.  The HWA is a serious pest of Canadian or Eastern hemlock, Tsuga canadensis, in the northeastern states.  This insect was discovered in Connecticut in 1985 and has spread rapidly to both cultivated and forest hemlocks.   Dr. Cheah is a research entomologist expert on biocontrols of invasives for the State of CT. She's associated with the CT Agricultural Experimental Station and was key in helping the Conservation Commission with the release of HWA predator ladybugs this past spring in Nonnewaug Falls.

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 89 spaces available.

Woodbury’s Conservation Commission brings Dr. Carole Cheah to the Woodbury Library in a virtual presentation regarding the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) and Connecticut’s hemlock trees.  The HWA is a serious pest of Canadian or Eastern hemlock, Tsuga canadensis, in the northeastern states.  This insect was discovered in Connecticut in 1985 and has spread rapidly to both cultivated and forest hemlocks.   Dr. Cheah is a research entomologist expert on biocontrols of invasives for the State of CT. She's associated with the CT Agricultural Experimental Station and was key in helping the Conservation Commission with the release of HWA predator ladybugs this past spring in Nonnewaug Falls.

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 89 spaces available.

Wednesday September 29, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Book Buzz: Find out what's new at the WPL!

Drop in and find out what's new to the WPL!!  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 hot of the presses in the stacks of the Woodbury Library.  You’re sure to find something new to read in this enjoyable chat over a cup of coffee (or tea!!) 

Drop in and find out what's new to the WPL!!  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 hot of the presses in the stacks of the Woodbury Library.  You’re sure to find something new to read in this enjoyable chat over a cup of coffee (or tea!!) 

 
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10:30 AM
Fall Is For Fairs and Farms! Pre-School Story Time

Wednesdays, September 15th-October 27th.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us for stories and a craft all about fairs and farms.

This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket

In the case of inclement weather, this program will be held indoors.

Program Schedule:

9/15: Fairs

9/22: Introduction To Farms

9/29: Farm Equipment

10/6: Farm Animals

10/13: Farm Food

10/20: Pumpkins

10/27: Halloween Story Time

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesdays, September 15th-October 27th.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us for stories and a craft all about fairs and farms.

This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket

In the case of inclement weather, this program will be held indoors.

Program Schedule:

9/15: Fairs

9/22: Introduction To Farms

9/29: Farm Equipment

10/6: Farm Animals

10/13: Farm Food

10/20: Pumpkins

10/27: Halloween Story Time

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM
Crafting on Wednesdays

Teens in grades 6 & up can drop in to the Teen Department and make something fun!

Drop in crafts are offered Wednesdays after school - all materials are supplied.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Teens in grades 6 & up can drop in to the Teen Department and make something fun!

Drop in crafts are offered Wednesdays after school - all materials are supplied.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Thursday September 30, 2021
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Well Wishes for Sue Piel!

Stop in any time during her last day and wish our wonderful Library Director Sue Piel best wishes on her retirement from the Woodbury Public Library!  We will all miss Sue's infectious smile and welcoming personality here at the WPL.

Stop in any time during her last day and wish our wonderful Library Director Sue Piel best wishes on her retirement from the Woodbury Public Library!  We will all miss Sue's infectious smile and welcoming personality here at the WPL.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Zentangle Art

Join Debbie Mitchell from Ready To Exhale for an evening of Zentangle creation!  You will learn drawing techniques and leave with a beautiful Zentangle postcard.

All materials are supplied.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbury Library

There are 7 spaces available.

Join Debbie Mitchell from Ready To Exhale for an evening of Zentangle creation!  You will learn drawing techniques and leave with a beautiful Zentangle postcard.

All materials are supplied.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Woodbury Library

There are 7 spaces available.

Friday October 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

Friday October 1, 2021 - Saturday October 30, 2021

Paintings by Susan Grisell on display in the Library Gallery Space through the month of October.

Susan Grisell has devoted more than fifty years to her work as a painter, the only vocation she has ever had.  Following the guidance of her long-time teacher and mentor, Bernard Lennon, Susan has developed a style marked by faithfulness to nature.  Her paintings are recognizable for their integrity, with line and color that are true to what she sees, and vigorous brushwork that conveys her response to the subject simply and without affectation. 

Over the years, Susan's work has won numerous awards, including first prizes at the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in New York City and the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival in Mystic, Connecticut as recently as this past summer. But her greatest reward has been the respect of her colleagues, some of whom have referred to her as a "painter's painter".  Susan's work can also be seen on her website, susangrisell.com, and on Facebook and Instagram.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Paintings by Susan Grisell on display in the Library Gallery Space through the month of October.

Susan Grisell has devoted more than fifty years to her work as a painter, the only vocation she has ever had.  Following the guidance of her long-time teacher and mentor, Bernard Lennon, Susan has developed a style marked by faithfulness to nature.  Her paintings are recognizable for their integrity, with line and color that are true to what she sees, and vigorous brushwork that conveys her response to the subject simply and without affectation. 

Over the years, Susan's work has won numerous awards, including first prizes at the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in New York City and the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival in Mystic, Connecticut as recently as this past summer. But her greatest reward has been the respect of her colleagues, some of whom have referred to her as a "painter's painter".  Susan's work can also be seen on her website, susangrisell.com, and on Facebook and Instagram.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Saturday October 2, 2021

Saturdays, October 2nd-30th

Kids in grades K-5 can join us for crafting in the Children’s Department. 

Program Schedule:

10/2:  Origami

10/9: Pom Pom crafts

10/16: Pipe cleaner crafts

10/23: Paper caterpillars

10/30: Bead crafts

There are 9 spaces available.

Saturdays, October 2nd-30th

Kids in grades K-5 can join us for crafting in the Children’s Department. 

Program Schedule:

10/2:  Origami

10/9: Pom Pom crafts

10/16: Pipe cleaner crafts

10/23: Paper caterpillars

10/30: Bead crafts

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Artist Reception: Susan Grisell

Meet October's artist, Susan Grisell in the Library's Gallery Space.  

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Meet October's artist, Susan Grisell in the Library's Gallery Space.  

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Monday October 4, 2021

Mondays, September 20th-October 25th.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 6 months-2 and a caregiver. 

Space is limited. 

There will be no class October 11th due to the holiday.

Location: Children's Department 

Mondays, September 20th-October 25th.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 6 months-2 and a caregiver. 

Space is limited. 

There will be no class October 11th due to the holiday.

Location: Children's Department 


Tuesday October 5, 2021

IN PERSON EVENT

When John and Elisha Stevens formed the J & E Stevens Company in Cromwell in 1843, they intended to manufacture cast-iron hardware, hammers, and a few iron toys. The success the brothers found in producing those few iron toys changed their business plan: the J & E Stevens Company eventually became the largest manufacturer of cast-iron toys in the country.  Especially popular were their Mechanical Banks; people of all ages enjoyed the spring-loaded action that resulted from depositing a coin into these iron amusements.   For more than a century, the J & E Stevens Company of Cromwell was the world's leading developer and producer of mechanical banks.

Richard Donahue will share the history of these fabulous toys, along with information about the J & E Stevens Company in a Powerpoint presentation.  Richard Donahue will share the history of these fabulous toys, along with information about the J & E Stevens Company in a Powerpoint presentation.    Richard Franklin Donohue is the Town Historian of his hometown of Cromwell, Connecticut.  His original research has formed the basis of museum exhibits, travelling lectures, and living history programs on topics ranging from 18th-century slavery to Civil War-era subscription balls to early 20th-century marine engines.  As President and Program Director of the Cromwell Historical Society for nearly fifteen years and a teacher in both public and private schools for twenty-five, he strives to enhance interest and participation in local and national history. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 25 spaces available.

IN PERSON EVENT

When John and Elisha Stevens formed the J & E Stevens Company in Cromwell in 1843, they intended to manufacture cast-iron hardware, hammers, and a few iron toys. The success the brothers found in producing those few iron toys changed their business plan: the J & E Stevens Company eventually became the largest manufacturer of cast-iron toys in the country.  Especially popular were their Mechanical Banks; people of all ages enjoyed the spring-loaded action that resulted from depositing a coin into these iron amusements.   For more than a century, the J & E Stevens Company of Cromwell was the world's leading developer and producer of mechanical banks.

Richard Donahue will share the history of these fabulous toys, along with information about the J & E Stevens Company in a Powerpoint presentation.  Richard Donahue will share the history of these fabulous toys, along with information about the J & E Stevens Company in a Powerpoint presentation.    Richard Franklin Donohue is the Town Historian of his hometown of Cromwell, Connecticut.  His original research has formed the basis of museum exhibits, travelling lectures, and living history programs on topics ranging from 18th-century slavery to Civil War-era subscription balls to early 20th-century marine engines.  As President and Program Director of the Cromwell Historical Society for nearly fifteen years and a teacher in both public and private schools for twenty-five, he strives to enhance interest and participation in local and national history. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 25 spaces available.

Wednesday October 6, 2021
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10:30 AM
Fall Is For Fairs and Farms! Pre-School Story Time

Wednesdays, September 15th-October 27th.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us for stories and a craft all about fairs and farms.

This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket

In the case of inclement weather, this program will be held indoors.

Program Schedule:

9/15: Fairs

9/22: Introduction To Farms

9/29: Farm Equipment

10/6: Farm Animals

10/13: Farm Food

10/20: Pumpkins

10/27: Halloween Story Time

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesdays, September 15th-October 27th.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us for stories and a craft all about fairs and farms.

This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket

In the case of inclement weather, this program will be held indoors.

Program Schedule:

9/15: Fairs

9/22: Introduction To Farms

9/29: Farm Equipment

10/6: Farm Animals

10/13: Farm Food

10/20: Pumpkins

10/27: Halloween Story Time

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM
Crafting on Wednesdays

Teens in grades 6 & up can drop in to the Teen Department and make something fun!

Drop in crafts are offered Wednesdays after school - all materials are supplied.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Teens in grades 6 & up can drop in to the Teen Department and make something fun!

Drop in crafts are offered Wednesdays after school - all materials are supplied.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Thursday October 7, 2021
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Read to Lola

Thursdays, October 7, November 4, December 2 from 5:30-6:30.

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.

There are 6 spaces available.

Thursdays, October 7, November 4, December 2 from 5:30-6:30.

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.

There are 6 spaces available.

Saturday October 9, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Drama Reading Group with Dr. Kathryn Farley

Please join us once a month to participate in a dynamic discussion of famous plays. If you love to read or enjoy being part of a book club, you will relish participating in the Drama Reading Group. The group will consider the characters, themes and plots of each play and then examine how the work responds to a specific historical event. The monthly sessions will be facilitated by theatre scholar, Dr. Kathryn Farley.

The Crucible by Arthur Miller  (1953)

The play dramatizes a partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692–93. Miller uses the story of the trials as an allegory to examine McCarthyism and the effects of the Blacklist on the American arts community of the 1950s. The discussion of this play will unearth the connections between the two separate events and explore the ways Miller uses the drama of a trial on stage to unmask the evils of McCarthyism.  

Copies of the play will be available to check out prior to the discussion.

Kathryn T. Farley, Ph.D obtained a doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern University in 2007, writing a dissertation that investigated the use of digital media tools in performing arts curriculums. At Northwestern, she taught undergraduate courses exploring contemporary drama and the integration of technology into live theatre. Prior to moving to Connecticut with her husband, Dr. Richard Lipton, last fall, Kathryn served a lecturer in digital arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She serves as a member of the board of directors of the Community Theatre at Woodbury.

There are 19 spaces available.

Please join us once a month to participate in a dynamic discussion of famous plays. If you love to read or enjoy being part of a book club, you will relish participating in the Drama Reading Group. The group will consider the characters, themes and plots of each play and then examine how the work responds to a specific historical event. The monthly sessions will be facilitated by theatre scholar, Dr. Kathryn Farley.

The Crucible by Arthur Miller  (1953)

The play dramatizes a partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692–93. Miller uses the story of the trials as an allegory to examine McCarthyism and the effects of the Blacklist on the American arts community of the 1950s. The discussion of this play will unearth the connections between the two separate events and explore the ways Miller uses the drama of a trial on stage to unmask the evils of McCarthyism.  

Copies of the play will be available to check out prior to the discussion.

Kathryn T. Farley, Ph.D obtained a doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern University in 2007, writing a dissertation that investigated the use of digital media tools in performing arts curriculums. At Northwestern, she taught undergraduate courses exploring contemporary drama and the integration of technology into live theatre. Prior to moving to Connecticut with her husband, Dr. Richard Lipton, last fall, Kathryn served a lecturer in digital arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She serves as a member of the board of directors of the Community Theatre at Woodbury.

There are 19 spaces available.

 

Saturdays, October 2nd-30th

Kids in grades K-5 can join us for crafting in the Children’s Department. 

Program Schedule:

10/2:  Origami

10/9: Pom Pom crafts

10/16: Pipe cleaner crafts

10/23: Paper caterpillars

10/30: Bead crafts

There are 9 spaces available.

Saturdays, October 2nd-30th

Kids in grades K-5 can join us for crafting in the Children’s Department. 

Program Schedule:

10/2:  Origami

10/9: Pom Pom crafts

10/16: Pipe cleaner crafts

10/23: Paper caterpillars

10/30: Bead crafts

There are 9 spaces available.

 

Using felt and simple stiches, make a cute little succulent that never needs water!  All materials supplied.

Grade 6 & up

LOCATION: Teen Department
There are 10 spaces available.

Using felt and simple stiches, make a cute little succulent that never needs water!  All materials supplied.

Grade 6 & up

LOCATION: Teen Department

There are 10 spaces available.

Tuesday October 12, 2021
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7:00 PM
The Sweet History of Honey

IN PERSON EVENT

Join Cathy Wolko from The Humble Bee Honey Company for a talk on the "Sweet History on Honey". 

Have you ever wondered about how we have honey?  In this talk by the Connecticut Beekeeper you'll find out information on how honey bees got here and if they are native to the United States.  You'll also earn the importance honey bees to agriculture and why we need to protect our bee population.  Learn about bee keeping, too.  Particpants will also get a complimentary honey tasting straw.

Cathy Wolko is the owner of the Humble Bee Honey Company. She is a second generation Beekeeper and member of The Connecticut Farm Bureau, Eastern Apicultural Society, The American Beekeeping Federation, and The Backyard Beekeepers Association.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Woodbury Library

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 30 spaces available.

IN PERSON EVENT

Join Cathy Wolko from The Humble Bee Honey Company for a talk on the "Sweet History on Honey". 

Have you ever wondered about how we have honey?  In this talk by the Connecticut Beekeeper you'll find out information on how honey bees got here and if they are native to the United States.  You'll also earn the importance honey bees to agriculture and why we need to protect our bee population.  Learn about bee keeping, too.  Particpants will also get a complimentary honey tasting straw.

Cathy Wolko is the owner of the Humble Bee Honey Company. She is a second generation Beekeeper and member of The Connecticut Farm Bureau, Eastern Apicultural Society, The American Beekeeping Federation, and The Backyard Beekeepers Association.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Woodbury Library

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 30 spaces available.

Wednesday October 13, 2021
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10:30 AM
Fall Is For Fairs and Farms! Pre-School Story Time

Wednesdays, September 15th-October 27th.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us for stories and a craft all about fairs and farms.

This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket

In the case of inclement weather, this program will be held indoors.

Program Schedule:

9/15: Fairs

9/22: Introduction To Farms

9/29: Farm Equipment

10/6: Farm Animals

10/13: Farm Food

10/20: Pumpkins

10/27: Halloween Story Time

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesdays, September 15th-October 27th.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us for stories and a craft all about fairs and farms.

This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket

In the case of inclement weather, this program will be held indoors.

Program Schedule:

9/15: Fairs

9/22: Introduction To Farms

9/29: Farm Equipment

10/6: Farm Animals

10/13: Farm Food

10/20: Pumpkins

10/27: Halloween Story Time

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Women & Money Roundtable

Join Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone for a monthly talk about how to care for your financial future in a virtual forum designed just for women.

How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets: https://darienlibrary.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2-Q5M8mhS1eD8h1RKXcOOQ

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:  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.

LOCATION: ZOOM

Join Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone for a monthly talk about how to care for your financial future in a virtual forum designed just for women.

How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets: https://darienlibrary.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2-Q5M8mhS1eD8h1RKXcOOQ

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:  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.

LOCATION: ZOOM

 
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2:30 PM
Teen Book Discussion Group

Love manga? Let's read it! Love fiction? Let's read it! Love true stories? graphic novels? Adventure fiction? Let's read it all! 

Join Teen Librarian Marla Martin for a monthly afterschool book club where what we read is chosen by the group.  Each month (after the first meeting) participants will decide on a book to read from a variety of fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels.  For the first meeting, Mrs M has chosen Nightbooks by J.A. White.  It's fast-paced, deliciously creepy, and perfect reading for the season.  This book is great for fans of fairy tales, nail-biting adventures, and things that go bump in the night! Pick up your free copy anytime in October and join the discussion!

The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  

Grades 6 & up.

LOCATION: Teen Department
There are 10 spaces available.

Love manga? Let's read it! Love fiction? Let's read it! Love true stories? graphic novels? Adventure fiction? Let's read it all! 

Join Teen Librarian Marla Martin for a monthly afterschool book club where what we read is chosen by the group.  Each month (after the first meeting) participants will decide on a book to read from a variety of fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels.  For the first meeting, Mrs M has chosen Nightbooks by J.A. White.  It's fast-paced, deliciously creepy, and perfect reading for the season.  This book is great for fans of fairy tales, nail-biting adventures, and things that go bump in the night! Pick up your free copy anytime in October and join the discussion!

The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  

Grades 6 & up.

LOCATION: Teen Department

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday October 14, 2021
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2:00 PM
As the Page Turns: Contemporary Fiction Book Group

October's choice is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.  Books are available after September 9th.

As the Page Turns book group focuses on contemporary literature and meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month.  The group is facilitated by Marla Martin.  Books are available four weeks prior to each meeting.

October's choice is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.  Books are available after September 9th.

As the Page Turns book group focuses on contemporary literature and meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month.  The group is facilitated by Marla Martin.  Books are available four weeks prior to each meeting.

 
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2:00 PM
Homeschool Connect: Owl Investigations

The Woodbury Public Library will host a monthly in-person program for homeschooled children in grades K-5. 

Flanders Nature Center will present the first two programs, courtesy of the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library.

WHOOO… wants to learn about owls?

Facts about these nocturnal birds of prey with strong talons, acute hearing and keen eyesight will amaze you!

Dissect an owl pellet to discover what they eat.

Learn where they live and characteristics that make them different from other bird groups.

Location: Children's Room

There are 14 spaces available.

The Woodbury Public Library will host a monthly in-person program for homeschooled children in grades K-5. 

Flanders Nature Center will present the first two programs, courtesy of the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library.

WHOOO… wants to learn about owls?

Facts about these nocturnal birds of prey with strong talons, acute hearing and keen eyesight will amaze you!

Dissect an owl pellet to discover what they eat.

Learn where they live and characteristics that make them different from other bird groups.

Location: Children's Room

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Girls Who Code

VIRTUAL EVENT

Learn to code!  Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  Girls in grades 5 -12 can join the club, facilitated by Patrice Gans.  Girls Who Code will meet virtually on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.                                                                                                                             

Girls Who Code is a free program and open to all interested girls in grades 5 & up. 

Patrice Gans is the founder and executive director of Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, (https://rhokjr.org) a non-profit organization that provides 4th – 8th grade students an opportunity to collaborate with computer science mentors and community subject matter experts to prototype innovative technical solutions for local non-profit organizations’ real-world challenges. 

 

 

The registration period has ended.

VIRTUAL EVENT

Learn to code!  Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  Girls in grades 5 -12 can join the club, facilitated by Patrice Gans.  Girls Who Code will meet virtually on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.                                                                                                                             

Girls Who Code is a free program and open to all interested girls in grades 5 & up. 

Patrice Gans is the founder and executive director of Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, (https://rhokjr.org) a non-profit organization that provides 4th – 8th grade students an opportunity to collaborate with computer science mentors and community subject matter experts to prototype innovative technical solutions for local non-profit organizations’ real-world challenges. 

 

 

The registration period has ended.

 
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5:30 PM
Hand Stenciled Sign Making with Rustic Charm

 Make your home a little brighter with a hand stenciled sign made by you!  Rustic Charm of Woodbury is offering a handmade sign making class with all materials you'll need to make yours!

Each participant will get to choose from four different stencil options that will be used on a 10x10 wood board. You will be guided through the process of painting your sign by two instructors from the shop. There is no experience necessary, just the urge to get crafty and have some fun! Space is VERY limited; please register!

This fun program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

 Make your home a little brighter with a hand stenciled sign made by you!  Rustic Charm of Woodbury is offering a handmade sign making class with all materials you'll need to make yours!

Each participant will get to choose from four different stencil options that will be used on a 10x10 wood board. You will be guided through the process of painting your sign by two instructors from the shop. There is no experience necessary, just the urge to get crafty and have some fun! Space is VERY limited; please register!

This fun program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

Saturday October 16, 2021

Saturdays, October 2nd-30th

Kids in grades K-5 can join us for crafting in the Children’s Department. 

Program Schedule:

10/2:  Origami

10/9: Pom Pom crafts

10/16: Pipe cleaner crafts

10/23: Paper caterpillars

10/30: Bead crafts

There are 9 spaces available.

Saturdays, October 2nd-30th

Kids in grades K-5 can join us for crafting in the Children’s Department. 

Program Schedule:

10/2:  Origami

10/9: Pom Pom crafts

10/16: Pipe cleaner crafts

10/23: Paper caterpillars

10/30: Bead crafts

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM
The Great American Drive-in Theater

Photographer Carl Weese notes "My fascination with the American Drive-in Theater began by chance, when I saw something interesting by the side of the road.  In 1998 I was working on a series of photographs of parks and forest reserves in northwestern Connecticut when I spotted a partly overgrown screen of a drive-in theater nestled into the hills".  Thinking it would be a good subject, he photographed the abandoned theater in the early morning light.  That chance encounter lead to his idea of using drive-in theaters as a subject; at one time there had been thousands of them across the United States, many family owned for generations.  By 2017, Carl Weese photographed drive-in theaters in forty-four states.

Join Carl for a PowerPoint presentation of this amazing series of Drive-in Theaters photographed in scenic vistas across our country.  

Carl Weese worked as a freelance assignment photographer for commercial and editorial clients including IBM, General Electric, The Torrington Company, House Beautiful Magazine, Business Week, Practical Homeowner and more.  He was Contributing Editor for Photo Techniques Magazine and co-authored the book The New Platinum Print.

There are 30 spaces available.

Photographer Carl Weese notes "My fascination with the American Drive-in Theater began by chance, when I saw something interesting by the side of the road.  In 1998 I was working on a series of photographs of parks and forest reserves in northwestern Connecticut when I spotted a partly overgrown screen of a drive-in theater nestled into the hills".  Thinking it would be a good subject, he photographed the abandoned theater in the early morning light.  That chance encounter lead to his idea of using drive-in theaters as a subject; at one time there had been thousands of them across the United States, many family owned for generations.  By 2017, Carl Weese photographed drive-in theaters in forty-four states.

Join Carl for a PowerPoint presentation of this amazing series of Drive-in Theaters photographed in scenic vistas across our country.  

Carl Weese worked as a freelance assignment photographer for commercial and editorial clients including IBM, General Electric, The Torrington Company, House Beautiful Magazine, Business Week, Practical Homeowner and more.  He was Contributing Editor for Photo Techniques Magazine and co-authored the book The New Platinum Print.

There are 30 spaces available.

Monday October 18, 2021

Mondays, September 20th-October 25th.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 6 months-2 and a caregiver. 

Space is limited. 

There will be no class October 11th due to the holiday.

Location: Children's Department 

Mondays, September 20th-October 25th.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 6 months-2 and a caregiver. 

Space is limited. 

There will be no class October 11th due to the holiday.

Location: Children's Department 


Tuesday October 19, 2021
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7:00 PM
Meet the Author: E. C. Hanson

Salem, Massachusetts. A town with a rich history of spirits and witches. It’s a place Adam Frost, a former paranormal investigator, never intended to visit again. But his teenage daughter is troubled and shows early signs of self-harm. Can the trip save their fractured relationship? Only time, and a haunted house, will tell.

Join local author E. C. Hanson as he shares selections from his debut horror collection, All Things Deadly (Salem Stories).  

ALL THINGS DEADLY (Salem Stories) is E. C. Hanson’s debut horror collection. Surrounding the Frost storyline is a series of tales that utilize the coastal city to ratchet up the chills.  

E. C. Hanson earned his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and was the recipient of an “Outstanding Writing For The Screen” certificate.  His work has been published by Smith & Kraus and Applause Books in 8 play anthologies. More than 35 of his short plays have been developed and produced in the United States. 

Curious Blue Press, Trembling With Fear, Ghost Orchid Press, Collective Tales, and The Parliament House have published his fiction. D&T Publishing released his debut horror collection, ALL THINGS DEADLY (Salem Stories), in 2021 while Demain Publishing will release his first novella in 2022.  As an educator, Hanson has taught undergraduate and graduate-level English courses at Sacred Heart University.   Please register at www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502 for more information.

 
There are 30 spaces available.

Salem, Massachusetts. A town with a rich history of spirits and witches. It’s a place Adam Frost, a former paranormal investigator, never intended to visit again. But his teenage daughter is troubled and shows early signs of self-harm. Can the trip save their fractured relationship? Only time, and a haunted house, will tell.

Join local author E. C. Hanson as he shares selections from his debut horror collection, All Things Deadly (Salem Stories).  

ALL THINGS DEADLY (Salem Stories) is E. C. Hanson’s debut horror collection. Surrounding the Frost storyline is a series of tales that utilize the coastal city to ratchet up the chills.  

E. C. Hanson earned his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and was the recipient of an “Outstanding Writing For The Screen” certificate.  His work has been published by Smith & Kraus and Applause Books in 8 play anthologies. More than 35 of his short plays have been developed and produced in the United States. 

Curious Blue Press, Trembling With Fear, Ghost Orchid Press, Collective Tales, and The Parliament House have published his fiction. D&T Publishing released his debut horror collection, ALL THINGS DEADLY (Salem Stories), in 2021 while Demain Publishing will release his first novella in 2022.  As an educator, Hanson has taught undergraduate and graduate-level English courses at Sacred Heart University.   Please register at www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502 for more information.

 
There are 30 spaces available.

Wednesday October 20, 2021
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10:30 AM
Fall Is For Fairs and Farms! Pre-School Story Time

Wednesdays, September 15th-October 27th.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us for stories and a craft all about fairs and farms.

This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket

In the case of inclement weather, this program will be held indoors.

Program Schedule:

9/15: Fairs

9/22: Introduction To Farms

9/29: Farm Equipment

10/6: Farm Animals

10/13: Farm Food

10/20: Pumpkins

10/27: Halloween Story Time

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesdays, September 15th-October 27th.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us for stories and a craft all about fairs and farms.

This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket

In the case of inclement weather, this program will be held indoors.

Program Schedule:

9/15: Fairs

9/22: Introduction To Farms

9/29: Farm Equipment

10/6: Farm Animals

10/13: Farm Food

10/20: Pumpkins

10/27: Halloween Story Time

There are 5 spaces available.

Thursday October 21, 2021
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7:00 PM
Meet the Author : Avye Andonellis

As Halloween approaches, it’s time to get honest about two scary things: the invisible spirit world and being a self-published author! Join local author Avye Andonellis (aka Woodbury Library staff member Dawn Yoakam) for a book talk about her recently self-published literary thriller, The Marionettist .

From the back cover: “Ari Apostollis is all set. Her whole life she's relied on herself, but she can no longer go it alone after a rare antiquities dealer uncovers an ancient secret which forces Ari to choose between the life she's built and the life she was born to live. Deirdre Morrigan isn’t who she seems. When she shows up in Ari’s small New Hampshire town she harbors a wicked desire which could ruin them both.”

About the Author: Avye Andonellis left Ohio to raise her family on a Greek island. There she taught ESOL, learned Greek, and co-founded an organic feta cheese plant. Twenty years later, she moved back to the US. She is an author, small press owner, and dog & cat trainer. (Yes, cats can be trained, kinda.)

Avye will share her journey from being a NaNoWriMo winning writer to literary agent seeker to self-respecting, self-published author. She’ll offer solid, good-humored writing advice to help the author in you achieve publication. Books will be available for signing and purchase.

There are 30 spaces available.

As Halloween approaches, it’s time to get honest about two scary things: the invisible spirit world and being a self-published author! Join local author Avye Andonellis (aka Woodbury Library staff member Dawn Yoakam) for a book talk about her recently self-published literary thriller, The Marionettist .

From the back cover: “Ari Apostollis is all set. Her whole life she's relied on herself, but she can no longer go it alone after a rare antiquities dealer uncovers an ancient secret which forces Ari to choose between the life she's built and the life she was born to live. Deirdre Morrigan isn’t who she seems. When she shows up in Ari’s small New Hampshire town she harbors a wicked desire which could ruin them both.”

About the Author: Avye Andonellis left Ohio to raise her family on a Greek island. There she taught ESOL, learned Greek, and co-founded an organic feta cheese plant. Twenty years later, she moved back to the US. She is an author, small press owner, and dog & cat trainer. (Yes, cats can be trained, kinda.)

Avye will share her journey from being a NaNoWriMo winning writer to literary agent seeker to self-respecting, self-published author. She’ll offer solid, good-humored writing advice to help the author in you achieve publication. Books will be available for signing and purchase.

There are 30 spaces available.

Saturday October 23, 2021

Saturdays, October 2nd-30th

Kids in grades K-5 can join us for crafting in the Children’s Department. 

Program Schedule:

10/2:  Origami

10/9: Pom Pom crafts

10/16: Pipe cleaner crafts

10/23: Paper caterpillars

10/30: Bead crafts

There are 9 spaces available.

Saturdays, October 2nd-30th

Kids in grades K-5 can join us for crafting in the Children’s Department. 

Program Schedule:

10/2:  Origami

10/9: Pom Pom crafts

10/16: Pipe cleaner crafts

10/23: Paper caterpillars

10/30: Bead crafts

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM
Into the Throne of the Mountain Gods: The Himalayan Snow Leopard

VIRTUAL EVENT

Join Dr. Richard Benfield, former Chair of the Central CT State University Geography Department and Snow Leopard Researcher, as he takes us on a journey into the Himalayas and the mountains of Central Asia in search of the mysterious Snow Leopard.

The Himalayan Snow Leopard is the most mysterious, enigmatic poorly understood of all the large cats. Inhabiting mountain terrain above 15,000, the Snow Leopard is rarely seen and rarely photographed. There are only three individuals in the world today studying the cat full time. As a result, conservation agencies rely on citizen scientists to do basic research to add to the body of knowledge on this elusive cat.  In 2005, Dr. Richard Benfield was approached by the Snow Leopard Trust in Seattle to act as Citizen Scientist to undertake baseline research on Snow Leopards in Kyrgyzstan.  Dr. Benfield has spent almost 20 years researching the Snow Leopard and his presentation includes photographs of this rarely seen mystical creature.

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 98 spaces available.

VIRTUAL EVENT

Join Dr. Richard Benfield, former Chair of the Central CT State University Geography Department and Snow Leopard Researcher, as he takes us on a journey into the Himalayas and the mountains of Central Asia in search of the mysterious Snow Leopard.

The Himalayan Snow Leopard is the most mysterious, enigmatic poorly understood of all the large cats. Inhabiting mountain terrain above 15,000, the Snow Leopard is rarely seen and rarely photographed. There are only three individuals in the world today studying the cat full time. As a result, conservation agencies rely on citizen scientists to do basic research to add to the body of knowledge on this elusive cat.  In 2005, Dr. Richard Benfield was approached by the Snow Leopard Trust in Seattle to act as Citizen Scientist to undertake baseline research on Snow Leopards in Kyrgyzstan.  Dr. Benfield has spent almost 20 years researching the Snow Leopard and his presentation includes photographs of this rarely seen mystical creature.

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 98 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM
Día de los Muertos Ceramic Skull Craft

Celebrate Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a celebration of life and death at the WPL.  Decorate a ceramic skull with beautful, bold colors and learn more about the holiday!  While it originated in Mexico, Día de los Muertos is celebrated all over Latin America with colorful calaveras (skulls) and calacas (skeletons) on November 1 & 2.

LOCATION: Teen Department
There are 7 spaces available.

Celebrate Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a celebration of life and death at the WPL.  Decorate a ceramic skull with beautful, bold colors and learn more about the holiday!  While it originated in Mexico, Día de los Muertos is celebrated all over Latin America with colorful calaveras (skulls) and calacas (skeletons) on November 1 & 2.

LOCATION: Teen Department

There are 7 spaces available.

Monday October 25, 2021

Mondays, September 20th-October 25th.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 6 months-2 and a caregiver. 

Space is limited. 

There will be no class October 11th due to the holiday.

Location: Children's Department 

Mondays, September 20th-October 25th.

Join us for songs, finger plays, stories and movement for children ages 6 months-2 and a caregiver. 

Space is limited. 

There will be no class October 11th due to the holiday.

Location: Children's Department 


Wednesday October 27, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Book Buzz: Find out what's new at the WPL!

Drop in and find out what's new to the WPL!!  Join Teen Librarian Marla Martin & members of our book loving library staff on the last Wednesday of the month as they take a look at what’s hot of the presses in the stacks of the Woodbury Library.  You’re sure to find something new to read in this enjoyable chat over a cup of coffee (or tea!!) 

Drop in and find out what's new to the WPL!!  Join Teen Librarian Marla Martin & members of our book loving library staff on the last Wednesday of the month as they take a look at what’s hot of the presses in the stacks of the Woodbury Library.  You’re sure to find something new to read in this enjoyable chat over a cup of coffee (or tea!!) 

 
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10:30 AM
Fall Is For Fairs and Farms! Pre-School Story Time

Wednesdays, September 15th-October 27th.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us for stories and a craft all about fairs and farms.

This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket

In the case of inclement weather, this program will be held indoors.

Program Schedule:

9/15: Fairs

9/22: Introduction To Farms

9/29: Farm Equipment

10/6: Farm Animals

10/13: Farm Food

10/20: Pumpkins

10/27: Halloween Story Time

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesdays, September 15th-October 27th.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us for stories and a craft all about fairs and farms.

This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket

In the case of inclement weather, this program will be held indoors.

Program Schedule:

9/15: Fairs

9/22: Introduction To Farms

9/29: Farm Equipment

10/6: Farm Animals

10/13: Farm Food

10/20: Pumpkins

10/27: Halloween Story Time

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM
Crafting on Wednesdays

Teens in grades 6 & up can drop in to the Teen Department and make something fun!

Drop in crafts are offered Wednesdays after school - all materials are supplied.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Teens in grades 6 & up can drop in to the Teen Department and make something fun!

Drop in crafts are offered Wednesdays after school - all materials are supplied.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Thursday October 28, 2021
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Girls Who Code

VIRTUAL EVENT

Learn to code!  Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  Girls in grades 5 -12 can join the club, facilitated by Patrice Gans.  Girls Who Code will meet virtually on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.                                                                                                                             

Girls Who Code is a free program and open to all interested girls in grades 5 & up. 

Patrice Gans is the founder and executive director of Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, (www.rhokjr.org) a non-profit organization that provides 4th – 8th grade students an opportunity to collaborate with computer science mentors and community subject matter experts to prototype innovative technical solutions for local non-profit organizations’ real-world challenges. 

 

 

There are many spaces available.

VIRTUAL EVENT

Learn to code!  Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  Girls in grades 5 -12 can join the club, facilitated by Patrice Gans.  Girls Who Code will meet virtually on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.                                                                                                                             

Girls Who Code is a free program and open to all interested girls in grades 5 & up. 

Patrice Gans is the founder and executive director of Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, (www.rhokjr.org) a non-profit organization that provides 4th – 8th grade students an opportunity to collaborate with computer science mentors and community subject matter experts to prototype innovative technical solutions for local non-profit organizations’ real-world challenges. 

 

 

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Dispelling the Myth of Invertebrates

Got Bugs??

Invertebrates are everywhere.  They have conquered every continent (even Antarctica!) Whether you frequent the great outdoors or are more of a homebody, you are never very far away from them.  Yet despite their overwhelming abundance, they remain some of the most misunderstood creatures on the planet. Join Reference and Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild for a fascinating discussion about these wonders of the world, with special focus on some of the more infamous species. 

Ron has been fascinated with the natural world since he was a child and is always eager to share what he knows with others.  When he is not tinkering with the latest technological gadget, he can often be found photographing and searching for the latest intriguing natural discovery. All ages are invited to attend.  Please register!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 30 spaces available.

Got Bugs??

Invertebrates are everywhere.  They have conquered every continent (even Antarctica!) Whether you frequent the great outdoors or are more of a homebody, you are never very far away from them.  Yet despite their overwhelming abundance, they remain some of the most misunderstood creatures on the planet. Join Reference and Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild for a fascinating discussion about these wonders of the world, with special focus on some of the more infamous species. 

Ron has been fascinated with the natural world since he was a child and is always eager to share what he knows with others.  When he is not tinkering with the latest technological gadget, he can often be found photographing and searching for the latest intriguing natural discovery. All ages are invited to attend.  Please register!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 30 spaces available.

Saturday October 30, 2021

Saturdays, October 2nd-30th

Kids in grades K-5 can join us for crafting in the Children’s Department. 

Program Schedule:

10/2:  Origami

10/9: Pom Pom crafts

10/16: Pipe cleaner crafts

10/23: Paper caterpillars

10/30: Bead crafts

There are 9 spaces available.

Saturdays, October 2nd-30th

Kids in grades K-5 can join us for crafting in the Children’s Department. 

Program Schedule:

10/2:  Origami

10/9: Pom Pom crafts

10/16: Pipe cleaner crafts

10/23: Paper caterpillars

10/30: Bead crafts

There are 9 spaces available.

Monday November 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

Wednesday November 3, 2021
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2:30 PM
Crafting on Wednesdays

Teens in grades 6 & up can drop in to the Teen Department and make something fun!

Drop in crafts are offered Wednesdays after school - all materials are supplied.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Teens in grades 6 & up can drop in to the Teen Department and make something fun!

Drop in crafts are offered Wednesdays after school - all materials are supplied.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Thursday November 4, 2021
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Read to Lola

Thursdays, October 7, November 4, December 2 from 5:30-6:30.

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.

There are 6 spaces available.

Thursdays, October 7, November 4, December 2 from 5:30-6:30.

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.

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Books, Brews, & Sports Book Discussion Group

Join us for a new SPORTS book group facilitated by Ed Dzitko!  The choice for November's meeting is The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry by John Feinstein. 

Sports play a major role in contemporary society worldwide.  Each month a different title will be shared, covering a wide range of sports related issues.  There will also be coffee, tea and/or non-alchoholic brews tastings included at the meetings.  The group meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Library's Gallery Space.

December's title is Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui will be available for pick up at the November 4th meeting.

 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 20 spaces available.

Join us for a new SPORTS book group facilitated by Ed Dzitko!  The choice for November's meeting is The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry by John Feinstein. 

Sports play a major role in contemporary society worldwide.  Each month a different title will be shared, covering a wide range of sports related issues.  There will also be coffee, tea and/or non-alchoholic brews tastings included at the meetings.  The group meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Library's Gallery Space.

December's title is Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui will be available for pick up at the November 4th meeting.

 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 20 spaces available.

Saturday November 6, 2021
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2:00 PM
Manga/Chibi Cartooning Program

 

Do you seriously love to draw Manga Cartoons and want to learn more about the world of Anime?  Then this is the class for you!  Join Debi, a professional cartoonist: she'll teach you how to draw Manga cartoons and Chibi characters. 

This class is perfect for teens in grades 6 -12 who want to go on to the next step in cartooning. From big foot to little foot Manga cartoons, the lessons will focus on the Manga cartoon face, expressions and the cartoon manga figure in motion. Work on developing your own Manga or Chibi cartoon character, too. 
 
IN PERSON EVENT: SPACE IS LIMITED  
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library 
There are 15 spaces available.

 

Do you seriously love to draw Manga Cartoons and want to learn more about the world of Anime?  Then this is the class for you!  Join Debi, a professional cartoonist: she'll teach you how to draw Manga cartoons and Chibi characters. 

This class is perfect for teens in grades 6 -12 who want to go on to the next step in cartooning. From big foot to little foot Manga cartoons, the lessons will focus on the Manga cartoon face, expressions and the cartoon manga figure in motion. Work on developing your own Manga or Chibi cartoon character, too. 
 
IN PERSON EVENT: SPACE IS LIMITED  
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library 
There are 15 spaces available.

Wednesday November 10, 2021
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2:30 PM
Teen Book Discussion Group

Love manga? Let's read it! Love fiction? Let's read it! Love true stories? graphic novels? Adventure fiction? Let's read it all! 

Join Teen Librarian Marla Martin for a monthly afterschool book club where what we read is chosen by the group.  Each month the participants will decide on a book to read from a variety of fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel choices and recieve a copy of the book to keep. 

The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  

Grades 6 & up.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Love manga? Let's read it! Love fiction? Let's read it! Love true stories? graphic novels? Adventure fiction? Let's read it all! 

Join Teen Librarian Marla Martin for a monthly afterschool book club where what we read is chosen by the group.  Each month the participants will decide on a book to read from a variety of fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel choices and recieve a copy of the book to keep. 

The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  

Grades 6 & up.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Thursday November 11, 2021
 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Girls Who Code

VIRTUAL EVENT

Learn to code!  Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  Girls in grades 5 -12 can join the club, facilitated by Patrice Gans.  Girls Who Code will meet virtually on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.                                                                                                                             

Girls Who Code is a free program and open to all interested girls in grades 5 & up. 

Patrice Gans is the founder and executive director of Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, (https://rhokjr.org) a non-profit organization that provides 4th – 8th grade students an opportunity to collaborate with computer science mentors and community subject matter experts to prototype innovative technical solutions for local non-profit organizations’ real-world challenges. 

 

 

VIRTUAL EVENT

Learn to code!  Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  Girls in grades 5 -12 can join the club, facilitated by Patrice Gans.  Girls Who Code will meet virtually on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.                                                                                                                             

Girls Who Code is a free program and open to all interested girls in grades 5 & up. 

Patrice Gans is the founder and executive director of Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, (https://rhokjr.org) a non-profit organization that provides 4th – 8th grade students an opportunity to collaborate with computer science mentors and community subject matter experts to prototype innovative technical solutions for local non-profit organizations’ real-world challenges. 

 

 

Saturday November 13, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Drama Reading Group with Dr. Kathryn Farley

Please join us once a month to participate in a dynamic discussion of famous plays. If you love to read or enjoy being part of a book club, you will relish participating in the Drama Reading Group. The group will consider the characters, themes and plots of each play and then examine how the work responds to a specific historical event. The monthly sessions will be facilitated by theatre scholar, Dr. Kathryn Farley.

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon  (1964)

The story centers on two mismatched roommates: the neat, uptight Felix Ungar and the slovenly, easygoing Oscar Madison. The discussion will delve into how the play uses comedy to highlight the painful realities of divorce in contemporary America society and explore the evolving roles of men as husbands, parents, and friends. 

Copies of the play will be available to check out prior to the discussion.

Kathryn T. Farley, Ph.D obtained a doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern University in 2007, writing a dissertation that investigated the use of digital media tools in performing arts curriculums. At Northwestern, she taught undergraduate courses exploring contemporary drama and the integration of technology into live theatre. Prior to moving to Connecticut with her husband, Dr. Richard Lipton, last fall, Kathryn served a lecturer in digital arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She serves as a member of the board of directors of the Community Theatre at Woodbury.

There are 19 spaces available.

Please join us once a month to participate in a dynamic discussion of famous plays. If you love to read or enjoy being part of a book club, you will relish participating in the Drama Reading Group. The group will consider the characters, themes and plots of each play and then examine how the work responds to a specific historical event. The monthly sessions will be facilitated by theatre scholar, Dr. Kathryn Farley.

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon  (1964)

The story centers on two mismatched roommates: the neat, uptight Felix Ungar and the slovenly, easygoing Oscar Madison. The discussion will delve into how the play uses comedy to highlight the painful realities of divorce in contemporary America society and explore the evolving roles of men as husbands, parents, and friends. 

Copies of the play will be available to check out prior to the discussion.

Kathryn T. Farley, Ph.D obtained a doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern University in 2007, writing a dissertation that investigated the use of digital media tools in performing arts curriculums. At Northwestern, she taught undergraduate courses exploring contemporary drama and the integration of technology into live theatre. Prior to moving to Connecticut with her husband, Dr. Richard Lipton, last fall, Kathryn served a lecturer in digital arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She serves as a member of the board of directors of the Community Theatre at Woodbury.

There are 19 spaces available.

 

Jillian Celentano is a transgender woman who began her transition at age 55. She is an author, an MSW candidate, and advocate for the transgender community.  Join her for a talk on Transgender Awareness.  Jillian speaks at various venues across New England, is a mentor for trans youth, and has organized a support group for transgender young adults.  She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Albertus Magnus College, and is currently pursuing her master's degree in social work at to become a counselor for the transgender population. She has interned for two years at the Yale Gender Program and continues to work with the transgender population. Her new book, "Transitioning Later in Life: A Personal Guide" was published in 2021.

Jillian’s talk will be a comfortable and informal presentation to help educate people on what it means to be transgender. This will be done by sharing her personal journey, victories and hardships. Please register for this program!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 35 spaces available.

Jillian Celentano is a transgender woman who began her transition at age 55. She is an author, an MSW candidate, and advocate for the transgender community.  Join her for a talk on Transgender Awareness.  Jillian speaks at various venues across New England, is a mentor for trans youth, and has organized a support group for transgender young adults.  She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Albertus Magnus College, and is currently pursuing her master's degree in social work at to become a counselor for the transgender population. She has interned for two years at the Yale Gender Program and continues to work with the transgender population. Her new book, "Transitioning Later in Life: A Personal Guide" was published in 2021.

Jillian’s talk will be a comfortable and informal presentation to help educate people on what it means to be transgender. This will be done by sharing her personal journey, victories and hardships. Please register for this program!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 35 spaces available.

Tuesday November 16, 2021
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2:00 PM
Homeschool Connect: Winter Survival

 

This program is for homeschooled children in grades K-5.  

The question is whether to eat or sleep, to stay where it’s cold or migrate. Do animals plan ahead? How do creatures decide? Students find out through hands-on, minds-on survival tactics and educational games.

Presented By: Flanders Nature Center

Sponsered by the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library.

Location: Children's Room

There are 14 spaces available.

 

This program is for homeschooled children in grades K-5.  

The question is whether to eat or sleep, to stay where it’s cold or migrate. Do animals plan ahead? How do creatures decide? Students find out through hands-on, minds-on survival tactics and educational games.

Presented By: Flanders Nature Center

Sponsered by the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library.

Location: Children's Room

There are 14 spaces available.

Wednesday November 17, 2021
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2:30 PM
Crafting on Wednesdays

Teens in grades 6 & up can drop in to the Teen Department and make something fun!

Drop in crafts are offered Wednesdays after school - all materials are supplied.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Teens in grades 6 & up can drop in to the Teen Department and make something fun!

Drop in crafts are offered Wednesdays after school - all materials are supplied.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Thursday November 18, 2021
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2:00 PM
As the Page Turns: Contemporary Fiction Book Group

November's choice is Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane.  Books will be available after October 14th.

As the Page Turns book group focuses on contemporary literature and meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month (with the exception of November) and is facilitated by Marla Martin.  Books are available four weeks prior to each meeting.

November's choice is Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane.  Books will be available after October 14th.

As the Page Turns book group focuses on contemporary literature and meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month (with the exception of November) and is facilitated by Marla Martin.  Books are available four weeks prior to each meeting.

 
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6:30 PM
Drumming with Bob Bloom

All ages are invited to join Master Teaching Artist Bob Bloom for a drumming workshop. Get ready to have a great time learning to drum at the library!  Perfect for all levels of drummers; drums provided!

From 2007 to 2010, he was the chair of the Interactive Drumming Committee of The Percussive Arts Society, the largest percussion organization in the world.

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 18 spaces available.

All ages are invited to join Master Teaching Artist Bob Bloom for a drumming workshop. Get ready to have a great time learning to drum at the library!  Perfect for all levels of drummers; drums provided!

From 2007 to 2010, he was the chair of the Interactive Drumming Committee of The Percussive Arts Society, the largest percussion organization in the world.

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 18 spaces available.

Saturday November 20, 2021
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2:00 PM
This Land of Snow with Author Anders Morely

Every journey begins with a single step, or in Anders Morley’s case, the shush of cross-country skis. For as long as he could remember, Morley dreamed of taking a very long walk. In his thirties, happily married and living in a faraway country but pining for the silent and snowy winters of his New Hampshire home, he decided to unite his old dream with his equally long-standing love of winter. Fourteen months later, just as the snow was starting to fall, he set off alone to spend the four coldest months of the year traveling on skis across the half-wild country of northwestern Canada. 

This Land of Snow  tells the story of that journey and of a man who must come to terms with the consequences of living by nostalgia. It is an honest, thoughtful, and sometimes humorous reckoning of an adventure filled with adrenaline and exuberance, as well as mistakes and danger. Both a celebration of a season and a portrait of a place, the book affords readers fascinating and insightful glimpses into life at the edge of the great northern wilderness, the history of cold-weather exploration and nordic skiing, the right-to-roam movement, winter ecology, and more. Throughout, Morley’s clear, subtle, and self-deprecating voice speaks to a backwoods-genteel aesthetic that explores the territory between wildness and refinement, language and personal story, journey and home.

A dual-citizen of the US and Canada, Anders Morley grew up in New Hampshire and began skiing at age five. After earning a master's degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he settled in Italy where he worked as a translator and English teacher, and explored the Alps in his free time. He contributes regularly to New Hampshire magazine and his work has appeared in a variety of other publications including The Globe and MailNorthern Woodlands magazine, Maisonneuve magazine, and The Aurorean. Morley lives in northern New Hampshire.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 30 spaces available.

Every journey begins with a single step, or in Anders Morley’s case, the shush of cross-country skis. For as long as he could remember, Morley dreamed of taking a very long walk. In his thirties, happily married and living in a faraway country but pining for the silent and snowy winters of his New Hampshire home, he decided to unite his old dream with his equally long-standing love of winter. Fourteen months later, just as the snow was starting to fall, he set off alone to spend the four coldest months of the year traveling on skis across the half-wild country of northwestern Canada. 

This Land of Snow  tells the story of that journey and of a man who must come to terms with the consequences of living by nostalgia. It is an honest, thoughtful, and sometimes humorous reckoning of an adventure filled with adrenaline and exuberance, as well as mistakes and danger. Both a celebration of a season and a portrait of a place, the book affords readers fascinating and insightful glimpses into life at the edge of the great northern wilderness, the history of cold-weather exploration and nordic skiing, the right-to-roam movement, winter ecology, and more. Throughout, Morley’s clear, subtle, and self-deprecating voice speaks to a backwoods-genteel aesthetic that explores the territory between wildness and refinement, language and personal story, journey and home.

A dual-citizen of the US and Canada, Anders Morley grew up in New Hampshire and began skiing at age five. After earning a master's degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he settled in Italy where he worked as a translator and English teacher, and explored the Alps in his free time. He contributes regularly to New Hampshire magazine and his work has appeared in a variety of other publications including The Globe and MailNorthern Woodlands magazine, Maisonneuve magazine, and The Aurorean. Morley lives in northern New Hampshire.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM
String Art Crafternoon

Create cool animal inspired string art at the library!  Grade 6 & up, don't forget to register.

LOCATION: Teen Department
There are 5 spaces available.

Create cool animal inspired string art at the library!  Grade 6 & up, don't forget to register.

LOCATION: Teen Department

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesday November 24, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Book Buzz: Find out what's new at the WPL!

Drop in and find out what's new to the WPL!!  Join Teen Librarian Marla Martin & members of our book loving library staff on the last Wednesday of the month as they take a look at what’s hot of the presses in the stacks of the Woodbury Library.  You’re sure to find something new to read in this enjoyable chat over a cup of coffee (or tea!!) 

Drop in and find out what's new to the WPL!!  Join Teen Librarian Marla Martin & members of our book loving library staff on the last Wednesday of the month as they take a look at what’s hot of the presses in the stacks of the Woodbury Library.  You’re sure to find something new to read in this enjoyable chat over a cup of coffee (or tea!!) 

Thursday November 25, 2021
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Saturday November 27, 2021
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2:00 PM
Home for the Holidays with Christina Minutillo

Author Christina Minutillo coming is “Home for the Holidays”.  The California author will share recipes and inspirations from her recently published cookbook “Cooking with Italian Roots” while she is home for the holidays in Connecticut.  Join her as she shares recipes for creating celebrations filled with great food and tips for creating a perfect holiday event!  Christina grew up in a close-knit, Italian American family in Connecticut and spent her entire childhood years there, living close to a very large extended family. Parties and holidays were celebrated often and with large gatherings. Her second book, cooking with Italian roots, is inspired by her family in Connecticut, mainly her late grandmother who was the base of most of the recipes.

Join the author as she shares personal memoir stories , a celebration of family, a book signing, and handmade tiramisu cups, a Christmas tradition in her family.  There will also be wrapped gingerbread cookies to take home.  Please register for this program!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 28 spaces available.

Author Christina Minutillo coming is “Home for the Holidays”.  The California author will share recipes and inspirations from her recently published cookbook “Cooking with Italian Roots” while she is home for the holidays in Connecticut.  Join her as she shares recipes for creating celebrations filled with great food and tips for creating a perfect holiday event!  Christina grew up in a close-knit, Italian American family in Connecticut and spent her entire childhood years there, living close to a very large extended family. Parties and holidays were celebrated often and with large gatherings. Her second book, cooking with Italian roots, is inspired by her family in Connecticut, mainly her late grandmother who was the base of most of the recipes.

Join the author as she shares personal memoir stories , a celebration of family, a book signing, and handmade tiramisu cups, a Christmas tradition in her family.  There will also be wrapped gingerbread cookies to take home.  Please register for this program!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 28 spaces available.

Tuesday November 30, 2021
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7:00 PM
'Our Secret Garden' with LoriAnn Witte

Join LoriAnn Witte, Director of the Glebe House Museum and Gardens, for an inside look at the history of their nationally recognized garden.

Join LoriAnn Witte, Director of the Glebe House Museum and Gardens, for an inside look at the history of their nationally recognized garden.

Wednesday December 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

Wednesday December 1, 2021 - Friday December 31, 2021
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Twas the Night Before Christmas, American Christmas Traditions

The fascinating real-life story of The Night Before Christmas chimes to life as told by educational entertainer Martina Mathisen, along with the stories of our American Christmas Traditions. 

Why do we kiss under mistletoe?  Why do we decorate with poinsettias?  Where did the jolly older man in the red suit come from anyway? 

And so many more traditions explored! This fascinating holiday program can be viewed anytime, all month long by clicking on the link below:

Link coming December1!!

 

LOCATION: Virtual

The fascinating real-life story of The Night Before Christmas chimes to life as told by educational entertainer Martina Mathisen, along with the stories of our American Christmas Traditions. 

Why do we kiss under mistletoe?  Why do we decorate with poinsettias?  Where did the jolly older man in the red suit come from anyway? 

And so many more traditions explored! This fascinating holiday program can be viewed anytime, all month long by clicking on the link below:

Link coming December1!!

 

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday December 1, 2021
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2:30 PM
Crafting on Wednesdays

Teens in grades 6 & up can drop in to the Teen Department and make something fun!

Drop in crafts are offered Wednesdays after school - all materials are supplied.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Teens in grades 6 & up can drop in to the Teen Department and make something fun!

Drop in crafts are offered Wednesdays after school - all materials are supplied.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Thursday December 2, 2021
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Girls Who Code

VIRTUAL EVENT

Learn to code!  Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  Girls in grades 5 -12 can join the club, facilitated by Patrice Gans.  Girls Who Code will meet virtually on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.                                                                                                                             

Girls Who Code is a free program and open to all interested girls in grades 5 & up. 

Patrice Gans is the founder and executive director of Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, (https://rhokjr.org) a non-profit organization that provides 4th – 8th grade students an opportunity to collaborate with computer science mentors and community subject matter experts to prototype innovative technical solutions for local non-profit organizations’ real-world challenges. 

 

 

VIRTUAL EVENT

Learn to code!  Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  Girls in grades 5 -12 can join the club, facilitated by Patrice Gans.  Girls Who Code will meet virtually on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.                                                                                                                             

Girls Who Code is a free program and open to all interested girls in grades 5 & up. 

Patrice Gans is the founder and executive director of Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, (https://rhokjr.org) a non-profit organization that provides 4th – 8th grade students an opportunity to collaborate with computer science mentors and community subject matter experts to prototype innovative technical solutions for local non-profit organizations’ real-world challenges. 

 

 

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Read to Lola

Thursdays, October 7, November 4, December 2 from 5:30-6:30.

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. 

There are 6 spaces available.

Thursdays, October 7, November 4, December 2 from 5:30-6:30.

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. 

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Books, Brews, & Sports Book Discussion Group

Join us for a new SPORTS book group facilitated by Ed Dzitko!  The choice for December's meeting is Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsu

Sports play a major role in contemporary society worldwide.  Each month a different title will be shared, covering a wide range of sports related issues.  There will also be coffee, tea and/or non-alchoholic brews tastings included at the meetings.  The group meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Library's Gallery Space.

January's title Sooley by John Grisham will be available for pick up at the December 2nd meeting.

 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Join us for a new SPORTS book group facilitated by Ed Dzitko!  The choice for December's meeting is Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsu

Sports play a major role in contemporary society worldwide.  Each month a different title will be shared, covering a wide range of sports related issues.  There will also be coffee, tea and/or non-alchoholic brews tastings included at the meetings.  The group meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Library's Gallery Space.

January's title Sooley by John Grisham will be available for pick up at the December 2nd meeting.

 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Wednesday December 8, 2021
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2:30 PM
Teen Book Discussion Group

Love manga? Let's read it! Love fiction? Let's read it! Love true stories? graphic novels? Adventure fiction? Let's read it all!  

Join Teen Librarian Marla Martin for a monthly afterschool book club where what we read is chosen by the group.  Each month the participants will decide on a book to read from a variety of fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel choices and recieve a copy of the book to keep. 

The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  

Grades 6 & up.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Love manga? Let's read it! Love fiction? Let's read it! Love true stories? graphic novels? Adventure fiction? Let's read it all!  

Join Teen Librarian Marla Martin for a monthly afterschool book club where what we read is chosen by the group.  Each month the participants will decide on a book to read from a variety of fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel choices and recieve a copy of the book to keep. 

The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  

Grades 6 & up.

LOCATION: Teen Department

Thursday December 9, 2021
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2:00 PM
As the Page Turns: Contemporary Fiction Book Group

December's choice is In Five Years by Rebecca Searle.  Books will be available after November 18th.

As the Page Turns book group focuses on contemporary literature and meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month and is facilitated by Marla Martin.  Books are available four weeks prior to each meeting.

December's choice is In Five Years by Rebecca Searle.  Books will be available after November 18th.

As the Page Turns book group focuses on contemporary literature and meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month and is facilitated by Marla Martin.  Books are available four weeks prior to each meeting.

Friday December 10, 2021
Saturday December 11, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Drama Reading Group with Dr. Kathryn Farley

Please join us once a month to participate in a dynamic discussion of famous plays. If you love to read or enjoy being part of a book club, you will relish participating in the Drama Reading Group. The group will consider the characters, themes and plots of each play and then examine how the work responds to a specific historical event. The monthly sessions will be facilitated by theatre scholar, Dr. Kathryn Farley.

A Few Good Men by Aaran Sorkin  (1990)

The drama tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, two United States Marines accused of murder. The action takes place after the death of US Marine Private Santiago as the result of an ill-advised, and extrajudicial, punishment labeled a "Code Red" at a US naval base in Guantánamo Bay. The discussion will focus on justice, corruption and the notions of “morality” during war. 

Copies of the play will be available to check out prior to the discussion.

Kathryn T. Farley, Ph.D obtained a doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern University in 2007, writing a dissertation that investigated the use of digital media tools in performing arts curriculums. At Northwestern, she taught undergraduate courses exploring contemporary drama and the integration of technology into live theatre. Prior to moving to Connecticut with her husband, Dr. Richard Lipton, last fall, Kathryn served a lecturer in digital arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She serves as a member of the board of directors of the Community Theatre at Woodbury.

There are 20 spaces available.

Please join us once a month to participate in a dynamic discussion of famous plays. If you love to read or enjoy being part of a book club, you will relish participating in the Drama Reading Group. The group will consider the characters, themes and plots of each play and then examine how the work responds to a specific historical event. The monthly sessions will be facilitated by theatre scholar, Dr. Kathryn Farley.

A Few Good Men by Aaran Sorkin  (1990)

The drama tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, two United States Marines accused of murder. The action takes place after the death of US Marine Private Santiago as the result of an ill-advised, and extrajudicial, punishment labeled a "Code Red" at a US naval base in Guantánamo Bay. The discussion will focus on justice, corruption and the notions of “morality” during war. 

Copies of the play will be available to check out prior to the discussion.

Kathryn T. Farley, Ph.D obtained a doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern University in 2007, writing a dissertation that investigated the use of digital media tools in performing arts curriculums. At Northwestern, she taught undergraduate courses exploring contemporary drama and the integration of technology into live theatre. Prior to moving to Connecticut with her husband, Dr. Richard Lipton, last fall, Kathryn served a lecturer in digital arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She serves as a member of the board of directors of the Community Theatre at Woodbury.

There are 20 spaces available.

Wednesday December 15, 2021
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2:30 PM
Christmas Crafternoon for Teens

Drop in to the Teen Department and make super cute snow globe cards and an ornament for your tree!

All materials supplied; sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

LOCATION: Teen Department

Drop in to the Teen Department and make super cute snow globe cards and an ornament for your tree!

All materials supplied; sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

LOCATION: Teen Department

Thursday December 16, 2021
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Girls Who Code

VIRTUAL EVENT

Learn to code!  Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  Girls in grades 5 -12 can join the club, facilitated by Patrice Gans.  Girls Who Code will meet virtually on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.                                                                                                                             

Girls Who Code is a free program and open to all interested girls in grades 5 & up. 

Patrice Gans is the founder and executive director of Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, (https://rhokjr.org) a non-profit organization that provides 4th – 8th grade students an opportunity to collaborate with computer science mentors and community subject matter experts to prototype innovative technical solutions for local non-profit organizations’ real-world challenges. 

 

 

VIRTUAL EVENT

Learn to code!  Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  Girls in grades 5 -12 can join the club, facilitated by Patrice Gans.  Girls Who Code will meet virtually on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.                                                                                                                             

Girls Who Code is a free program and open to all interested girls in grades 5 & up. 

Patrice Gans is the founder and executive director of Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, (https://rhokjr.org) a non-profit organization that provides 4th – 8th grade students an opportunity to collaborate with computer science mentors and community subject matter experts to prototype innovative technical solutions for local non-profit organizations’ real-world challenges. 

 

 

Saturday December 25, 2021
Wednesday December 29, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Book Buzz: Find out what's new at the WPL!

Drop in and find out what's new to the WPL!!  Join Teen Librarian Marla Martin & members of our book loving library staff on the last Wednesday of the month as they take a look at what’s hot of the presses in the stacks of the Woodbury Library.  You’re sure to find something new to read in this enjoyable chat over a cup of coffee (or tea!!) 

Drop in and find out what's new to the WPL!!  Join Teen Librarian Marla Martin & members of our book loving library staff on the last Wednesday of the month as they take a look at what’s hot of the presses in the stacks of the Woodbury Library.  You’re sure to find something new to read in this enjoyable chat over a cup of coffee (or tea!!) 

Saturday January 1, 2022
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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 February 1, 2022
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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 March 1, 2022
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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


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