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

Any child ages birth to five years can participate.

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

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

Location: Children's Department

Any child ages birth to five years can participate.

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

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

Location: Children's Department

Monday August 1, 2022 - Wednesday August 31, 2022
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Arts Alliance of Woodbury Group Show

August in the Gallery Space 

The 2022 annual AAW Members’ Invitational Exhibition: Summer Time 

The Arts Alliance of Woodbury shares it's 4th Members’ Invitational Exhibition at the WPL. This year's theme this year is Summertime showcasing original artwork that celebrates this time of year. 

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


 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

August in the Gallery Space 

The 2022 annual AAW Members’ Invitational Exhibition: Summer Time 

The Arts Alliance of Woodbury shares it's 4th Members’ Invitational Exhibition at the WPL. This year's theme this year is Summertime showcasing original artwork that celebrates this time of year. 

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


 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

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

IN THE LIBRARY GALLERY SPACE: AAW GROUP SHOW 2022

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

IN THE LIBRARY GALLERY SPACE: AAW GROUP SHOW 2022

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

Saturday August 20, 2022

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

Sunday August 21, 2022

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

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

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

The Fred paw-ty will be purr-fect! Drop in!

  • All day: Find a Fred Scavenger Hunt throughout the Library
  • All day: Fred arts and crafts throughout the Library
  • August 3rd-17th: Enter our Fred Photo Contest! Entries will be shared on social media & displayed in the Children's Room
  • 2:00 PM Story time with former Children's Librarian Ms.B & current Head Children's Librarian Ms.K in the Children’s Room
  • 3:00 PM History of Fred PowerPoint with Children's Librarian Miss Heidi in the Gallery Space
  • 3:45 PM Dedication of the Fred Plaque and “Ode to Fred” Poem read by Woodbury's Poet Laureate Sandy Carlson outside the Library
  • 4:00 PM Light Refreshments, Fred Cookies, and Announcement of Fred Photo Contest Winners in the Gallery Space
LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

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

The Fred paw-ty will be purr-fect! Drop in!

  • All day: Find a Fred Scavenger Hunt throughout the Library
  • All day: Fred arts and crafts throughout the Library
  • August 3rd-17th: Enter our Fred Photo Contest! Entries will be shared on social media & displayed in the Children's Room
  • 2:00 PM Story time with former Children's Librarian Ms.B & current Head Children's Librarian Ms.K in the Children’s Room
  • 3:00 PM History of Fred PowerPoint with Children's Librarian Miss Heidi in the Gallery Space
  • 3:45 PM Dedication of the Fred Plaque and “Ode to Fred” Poem read by Woodbury's Poet Laureate Sandy Carlson outside the Library
  • 4:00 PM Light Refreshments, Fred Cookies, and Announcement of Fred Photo Contest Winners in the Gallery Space
LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

 
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2:00 PM
Cat Stories with Ms.B & Mrs.K

All ages can Join former Head Children's Librarian Ann Bumstead and current Head Children's Librarian Bonnie Knapik for some cat stories and a craft in honor of Fred the Cat.  

Location: Children's Room

There are 2 spaces available.

All ages can Join former Head Children's Librarian Ann Bumstead and current Head Children's Librarian Bonnie Knapik for some cat stories and a craft in honor of Fred the Cat.  

Location: Children's Room

There are 2 spaces available.

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

STUDENTS are invited to join Woodbury Public Library’s Reference Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild to learn about the variety of ways having a library card can enhance their school year!  Resources appropriate for middle school, high school and college students will be discussed along with materials all residents can access from the State Library website.  Homework help is just a click away with your library card!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 36 spaces available.

STUDENTS are invited to join Woodbury Public Library’s Reference Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild to learn about the variety of ways having a library card can enhance their school year!  Resources appropriate for middle school, high school and college students will be discussed along with materials all residents can access from the State Library website.  Homework help is just a click away with your library card!

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 36 spaces available.

Saturday August 27, 2022

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

Sunday August 28, 2022

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

The Library is CLOSED on Saturdays & Sundays in August

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

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

This is an IN PERSON presentation.

Sponsored by The Firends of the Woodbury Library

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 38 spaces available.

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

This is an IN PERSON presentation.

Sponsored by The Firends of the Woodbury Library

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 38 spaces available.

Thursday September 1, 2022
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6:00 PM
PJ Character Club Story Time

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

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

Program Schedule:

9/1: Corduroy

9/8: The Pigeon

9/15: Horton

9/22: Madeline

9/29: Babar

Location: Children's Room

There are 5 spaces available.

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

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

Program Schedule:

9/1: Corduroy

9/8: The Pigeon

9/15: Horton

9/22: Madeline

9/29: Babar

Location: Children's Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
'Hidden History of Litchfield County' with Author Peter Vermilyea

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

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

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

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 43 spaces available.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 43 spaces available.

Sunday September 4, 2022

CLOSED SUNDAYS THROUGH COLUMBUS DAY

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

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

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

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space


Wednesday September 7, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday September 8, 2022
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2:00 PM
As the Page Turns Book Group

Oh, William! by Elizabeth Strout

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout explores the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep, as a former couple reckons with where they’ve come from—and what they’ve left behind. 
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE • ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Oh, William! by Elizabeth Strout

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout explores the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep, as a former couple reckons with where they’ve come from—and what they’ve left behind. 
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE • ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

 
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6:00 PM
PJ Character Club Story Time

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

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

Program Schedule:

9/1: Corduroy

9/8: The Pigeon

9/15: Horton

9/22: Madeline

9/29: Babar

Location: Children's Room

There are 5 spaces available.

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

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

Program Schedule:

9/1: Corduroy

9/8: The Pigeon

9/15: Horton

9/22: Madeline

9/29: Babar

Location: Children's Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
The History of Coffee with Great Minds Coffee Roasters

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

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 37 spaces available.

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

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 37 spaces available.

Friday September 9, 2022
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1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Book Cellar 20th Anniversary Event

Help us celebrate the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library and the 20th anniversary of their fantastic Book Cellar! The all volunteer group started the Book Cellar in 2002, thinking that a used book shop could benefit the community and provide funds to the Library.  They weren't wrong!  20 years and thousands of book sales later, the Book Cellar is thriving, and the Friends of the Library remain a constant support to the Woodbury Public Library.  Please come help us celebrate their amazing work!

Plus, there will be cake! 

Help us celebrate the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library and the 20th anniversary of their fantastic Book Cellar! The all volunteer group started the Book Cellar in 2002, thinking that a used book shop could benefit the community and provide funds to the Library.  They weren't wrong!  20 years and thousands of book sales later, the Book Cellar is thriving, and the Friends of the Library remain a constant support to the Woodbury Public Library.  Please come help us celebrate their amazing work!

Plus, there will be cake! 

Saturday September 10, 2022
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11:00 AM
Genomics: Get the Facts

Imagine having a personalized healthcare manual, that enables you to optimize your health and decrease risk of disease!  Genomics is a field of medicine that looks for variants in our DNA that may influence our health, in areas such as brain and memory health, heart, bone and gut health and more.  Come learn about Genomics and how it can impact your life with Dr. Alicia McKelvey.

Dr. McKelvey has been a pioneer in the field of Thoracic surgery, and has trained a new generation of surgeons. From her decades of service, Dr. McKelvey has a unique vantage point in seeing the limitations of traditional medicine. Her journey into Integrative Medicine was born out of a desire to bridge this gap for patients.  She now applies the same level of expertise and enthusiasm to help you achieve YOUR health goals. She is board certified in Integrative Medicine.

The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Woodbury Public Library.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 38 spaces available.

Imagine having a personalized healthcare manual, that enables you to optimize your health and decrease risk of disease!  Genomics is a field of medicine that looks for variants in our DNA that may influence our health, in areas such as brain and memory health, heart, bone and gut health and more.  Come learn about Genomics and how it can impact your life with Dr. Alicia McKelvey.

Dr. McKelvey has been a pioneer in the field of Thoracic surgery, and has trained a new generation of surgeons. From her decades of service, Dr. McKelvey has a unique vantage point in seeing the limitations of traditional medicine. Her journey into Integrative Medicine was born out of a desire to bridge this gap for patients.  She now applies the same level of expertise and enthusiasm to help you achieve YOUR health goals. She is board certified in Integrative Medicine.

The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Woodbury Public Library.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 38 spaces available.

Sunday September 11, 2022

CLOSED SUNDAYS THROUGH COLUMBUS DAY

Tuesday September 13, 2022
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6:00 PM
The History of Blues in America

In the spirit of Ken Burns' breakout PBS documentary series on American country music, acclaimed guitarist and music historian Joey Leone presents “The History of Blues in America” a 90 minute
multifaceted concert program covering the history, influence and social impact of American blues music through songs, stories and historical facts. Joey highlights the influence of blues on virtually all styles of contemporary music over the past 7 decades playing a variety of songs on multiple guitars from his personal collection. In addition to the live music segments, he touches on recurring themes of how the blues transcended racial boundaries, brought people together in times of celebration and times of healing, and how the blues followed the migration from the rural south to the urban north. A lifelong career musician, he has toured and recorded as a guitar player for many high profile artists. Joey truly believes in the unifying and healing power of music, which comes through during this inspiring and delightful concert program.

Joey Leone has been playing music for over forty years, and has performed, toured, and recorded with artists as diverse as Albert Collins, Etta James, Vic Damone, Chaka Khan, Sam and Dave, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Wilson Pickett, and Chubby Checker. Joey's passion for the blues started as a young man growing up in Brooklyn New York, and his primary access to music was the New York City Public Library system. In the past decade, in addition to his busy touring schedule as a performer, Joey has taught classes & workshops, published articles, and performed shows and programs focusing on the history of the blues and its influences on other popular genres of music. Joey will also give a unique perspective with personal stories and insights from his many years of performing in 22 countries and 49 states.

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 46 spaces available.

In the spirit of Ken Burns' breakout PBS documentary series on American country music, acclaimed guitarist and music historian Joey Leone presents “The History of Blues in America” a 90 minute
multifaceted concert program covering the history, influence and social impact of American blues music through songs, stories and historical facts. Joey highlights the influence of blues on virtually all styles of contemporary music over the past 7 decades playing a variety of songs on multiple guitars from his personal collection. In addition to the live music segments, he touches on recurring themes of how the blues transcended racial boundaries, brought people together in times of celebration and times of healing, and how the blues followed the migration from the rural south to the urban north. A lifelong career musician, he has toured and recorded as a guitar player for many high profile artists. Joey truly believes in the unifying and healing power of music, which comes through during this inspiring and delightful concert program.

Joey Leone has been playing music for over forty years, and has performed, toured, and recorded with artists as diverse as Albert Collins, Etta James, Vic Damone, Chaka Khan, Sam and Dave, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Wilson Pickett, and Chubby Checker. Joey's passion for the blues started as a young man growing up in Brooklyn New York, and his primary access to music was the New York City Public Library system. In the past decade, in addition to his busy touring schedule as a performer, Joey has taught classes & workshops, published articles, and performed shows and programs focusing on the history of the blues and its influences on other popular genres of music. Joey will also give a unique perspective with personal stories and insights from his many years of performing in 22 countries and 49 states.

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 46 spaces available.

Wednesday September 14, 2022
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Adult Literacy Services: New Tutor Training

This is a two day (8.0 hour) ProLiteracy Certified workshop for new literacy tutors and instructors who are joining the Woodbury Public Library as volunteers. The workshop gives the participants a chance to learn and practice proven teaching methods of reading, writing, and English speaking skills to adult learners. Topics include: how adults learn, understanding learning styles, word recognition strategies, reading comprehension and writing strategies, teaching conversational skills to English language learners, and creating lesson plans with confidence.


Feel free to bring your own lunch or snack, since a refrigerator and microwave will be available. Light refreshments of coffee and cookies will be served.

Please register for both sessions. 

View flyer 

 

CONTACT: Woodbury Library  203-263-3502
There are 24 spaces available.

This is a two day (8.0 hour) ProLiteracy Certified workshop for new literacy tutors and instructors who are joining the Woodbury Public Library as volunteers. The workshop gives the participants a chance to learn and practice proven teaching methods of reading, writing, and English speaking skills to adult learners. Topics include: how adults learn, understanding learning styles, word recognition strategies, reading comprehension and writing strategies, teaching conversational skills to English language learners, and creating lesson plans with confidence.


Feel free to bring your own lunch or snack, since a refrigerator and microwave will be available. Light refreshments of coffee and cookies will be served.

Please register for both sessions. 

View flyer 

 

CONTACT:
  Woodbury Library
  203.263.3502
  

There are 24 spaces available.

 

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM
Women and Money: Virtual Series

Join Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor Julia Strayer and Senior Financial Advisor Liz Maccarone for a financial series created just for women. The Women & Money Roundtable Series meets monthly and is a way to empower and educate women of any age on financial matters that affect their lives. Please register through the Darien Public Library link:

How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets https://darienlibrary.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SeKX0pzmQ2yxsYd2zzp2xA

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.

LOCATION: Virtual

Join Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor Julia Strayer and Senior Financial Advisor Liz Maccarone for a financial series created just for women. The Women & Money Roundtable Series meets monthly and is a way to empower and educate women of any age on financial matters that affect their lives. Please register through the Darien Public Library link:

How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets https://darienlibrary.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SeKX0pzmQ2yxsYd2zzp2xA

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.

LOCATION: Virtual

Thursday September 15, 2022
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Adult Literacy Services: New Tutor Training

  This is a two day (8.0 hour) ProLiteracy Certified workshop for new literacy tutors and instructors who are joining the Woodbury Public Library as volunteers. The workshop gives the participants a chance to learn and practice proven teaching methods of reading, writing, and English speaking skills to adult learners. Topics include: how adults learn, understanding learning styles, word recognition strategies, reading comprehension and writing strategies, teaching conversational skills to English language learners, and creating lesson plans with confidence.


Feel free to bring your own lunch or snack, since a refrigerator and microwave will be available. Light refreshments of coffee and cookies will be served.

Please register for both sessions. 

View Flyer

CONTACT: Woodbury Library  203-263-3502
There are 24 spaces available.

  This is a two day (8.0 hour) ProLiteracy Certified workshop for new literacy tutors and instructors who are joining the Woodbury Public Library as volunteers. The workshop gives the participants a chance to learn and practice proven teaching methods of reading, writing, and English speaking skills to adult learners. Topics include: how adults learn, understanding learning styles, word recognition strategies, reading comprehension and writing strategies, teaching conversational skills to English language learners, and creating lesson plans with confidence.


Feel free to bring your own lunch or snack, since a refrigerator and microwave will be available. Light refreshments of coffee and cookies will be served.

Please register for both sessions. 

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CONTACT:
  Woodbury Library
  203.263.3502
  

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM
PJ Character Club Story Time

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

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

Program Schedule:

9/1: Corduroy

9/8: The Pigeon

9/15: Horton

9/22: Madeline

9/29: Babar

Location: Children's Room

There are 5 spaces available.

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

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

Program Schedule:

9/1: Corduroy

9/8: The Pigeon

9/15: Horton

9/22: Madeline

9/29: Babar

Location: Children's Room

There are 5 spaces available.

Sunday September 18, 2022

CLOSED SUNDAYS THROUGH COLUMBUS DAY

Monday September 19, 2022

Mondays, September 19th– October 24th @11:00 a.m.

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

*No class on October 10th* 

Location: Children's Room

Mondays, September 19th– October 24th @11:00 a.m.

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

*No class on October 10th* 

Location: Children's Room


Tuesday September 20, 2022
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2:00 PM
Homeschool Connect: Library Social

Homeschool Children in grades K-5 will be offered:

A special Library Scavenger Hunt after learning- 

  • Fun Library facts
  • The Dewey Decimal System
  • How to find books throughout the Children's Room
  • Helpful online resources offered through the Library

Location: Children's Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Homeschool Children in grades K-5 will be offered:

A special Library Scavenger Hunt after learning- 

  • Fun Library facts
  • The Dewey Decimal System
  • How to find books throughout the Children's Room
  • Helpful online resources offered through the Library

Location: Children's Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 

Join Michael Alimo from USA Financial and Tax Serice for a workshop focusing on the financial needs specific to women planning for retirement.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are many spaces available.

Join Michael Alimo from USA Financial and Tax Serice for a workshop focusing on the financial needs specific to women planning for retirement.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday September 21, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday September 22, 2022
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6:00 PM
PJ Character Club Story Time

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

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

Program Schedule:

9/1: Corduroy

9/8: The Pigeon

9/15: Horton

9/22: Madeline

9/29: Babar

Location: Children's Room

There are 5 spaces available.

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

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

Program Schedule:

9/1: Corduroy

9/8: The Pigeon

9/15: Horton

9/22: Madeline

9/29: Babar

Location: Children's Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Peter Biedermann on Guitar

Join Peter Biedermann for an evening of live music at the Library!

Peter Biedermann is a solo instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, AZ, who has been composing and performing for over 40 years and will be appearing for the second time at the Woodbury Public Library. His hybrid, contemporary style melds elements of American and European folk with jazz and blues shadings; underpinned by subtle ambient electronics.

Peter will be focusing on pieces from his latest recording Tales From The Desert on a variety of guitars in unique tunings. The program encourages questions from the audience and will also include some of the history and evolution of steel string guitar playing over the last 50+ years. 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 41 spaces available.

Join Peter Biedermann for an evening of live music at the Library!

Peter Biedermann is a solo instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, AZ, who has been composing and performing for over 40 years and will be appearing for the second time at the Woodbury Public Library. His hybrid, contemporary style melds elements of American and European folk with jazz and blues shadings; underpinned by subtle ambient electronics.

Peter will be focusing on pieces from his latest recording Tales From The Desert on a variety of guitars in unique tunings. The program encourages questions from the audience and will also include some of the history and evolution of steel string guitar playing over the last 50+ years. 

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 41 spaces available.

Saturday September 24, 2022
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Day at the Woodbury Public Library

Join us for a celebration of writers & literature at the WPL!  The day kicks off with a keynote speech by New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author Nan Rossiter at 11:00 am, followed by smaller author panels during the day and a chance to talk with the authors about their books, current and soon to be published.  YA authors, poets, fiction and nonfiction writers will be in attendance!

Watch this space for more details!! 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Join us for a celebration of writers & literature at the WPL!  The day kicks off with a keynote speech by New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author Nan Rossiter at 11:00 am, followed by smaller author panels during the day and a chance to talk with the authors about their books, current and soon to be published.  YA authors, poets, fiction and nonfiction writers will be in attendance!

Watch this space for more details!! 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Sunday September 25, 2022

CLOSED SUNDAYS THROUGH COLUMBUS DAY

Monday September 26, 2022

Mondays, September 19th– October 24th @11:00 a.m.

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

*No class on October 10th* 

Location: Children's Room

Mondays, September 19th– October 24th @11:00 a.m.

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

*No class on October 10th* 

Location: Children's Room


Tuesday September 27, 2022
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6:00 PM
PRWC Macroinvertebrate Training Workshop

Join Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition for their annual Macroinvertebrate Training Workshop.  PRWC offers a free training workshop for volunteers interested in participating in the yearly macroinvertebrate survey (river bugs) to help assess the quality of the water in rivers and streams in our watershed. Take your knowledge and go out into the field with PRWC at a later date.  

Join PRWC in collecting river bugs - it's a great volunteer opportunity.  REGISTER HERE: https://www.pomperaug.org/events

Join Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition for their annual Macroinvertebrate Training Workshop.  PRWC offers a free training workshop for volunteers interested in participating in the yearly macroinvertebrate survey (river bugs) to help assess the quality of the water in rivers and streams in our watershed. Take your knowledge and go out into the field with PRWC at a later date.  

Join PRWC in collecting river bugs - it's a great volunteer opportunity.  REGISTER HERE: https://www.pomperaug.org/events

 
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7:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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

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

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

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

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

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Wednesday September 28, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday September 29, 2022
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6:00 PM
PJ Character Club Story Time

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

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

Program Schedule:

9/1: Corduroy

9/8: The Pigeon

9/15: Horton

9/22: Madeline

9/29: Babar

Location: Children's Room

There are 5 spaces available.

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

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

Program Schedule:

9/1: Corduroy

9/8: The Pigeon

9/15: Horton

9/22: Madeline

9/29: Babar

Location: Children's Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 

Join Historian and author John Cilio for a look at some of CT's amazing history as told through its landmarks!

Connecticut was one of the original 13 colonies and the fifth colony to become a state in 1788. Our early residents helped form the key documents of our democracy and helped to win the revolution. Our legendary history has imprinted the state with three centuries of fascinating physical landmarks. Commemorating our history, the state hosts 60 National Landmarks and dozens of state landmarks covering a variety of venues.  You'll hear some of the stories behind these distinctive sites and learn a little more about how these landmarks help make Connecticut special. 

John Cilio has been telling the stories of history for over a decade. He is a skilled historian having published seven historical books ranging from women working in WWII and their impact on today's business world to vintage helicopters. Nickolai Sikorsky wrote the foreword to his Helicopter Evolution book and Prince William was kind enough to write a letter about his copy of the book. He is an honorary member of the Danbury, Connecticut WWII Lost Squadron Veterans organization.

John hails from a career in IBM corporate marketing and has spoken to large and small audiences in over 60 countries around the world. He lives in Sherman, Connecticut.

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 37 spaces available.

Join Historian and author John Cilio for a look at some of CT's amazing history as told through its landmarks!

Connecticut was one of the original 13 colonies and the fifth colony to become a state in 1788. Our early residents helped form the key documents of our democracy and helped to win the revolution. Our legendary history has imprinted the state with three centuries of fascinating physical landmarks. Commemorating our history, the state hosts 60 National Landmarks and dozens of state landmarks covering a variety of venues.  You'll hear some of the stories behind these distinctive sites and learn a little more about how these landmarks help make Connecticut special. 

John Cilio has been telling the stories of history for over a decade. He is a skilled historian having published seven historical books ranging from women working in WWII and their impact on today's business world to vintage helicopters. Nickolai Sikorsky wrote the foreword to his Helicopter Evolution book and Prince William was kind enough to write a letter about his copy of the book. He is an honorary member of the Danbury, Connecticut WWII Lost Squadron Veterans organization.

John hails from a career in IBM corporate marketing and has spoken to large and small audiences in over 60 countries around the world. He lives in Sherman, Connecticut.

 

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 37 spaces available.

Sunday October 2, 2022

CLOSED SUNDAYS THROUGH COLUMBUS DAY

Monday October 3, 2022

Mondays, September 19th– October 24th @11:00 a.m.

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

*No class on October 10th* 

Location: Children's Room

Mondays, September 19th– October 24th @11:00 a.m.

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

*No class on October 10th* 

Location: Children's Room


Wednesday October 5, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Saturday October 8, 2022
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12:00 PM
Drama Reading Group with Dr. Kathryn Farley

The monthly sessions of the Drama Reading Group at the WPL facilitated by Kathryn T. Farley, Ph.D are postponed.  We hope to offer the series again in 2023.

Dr. Farley 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 currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Community Theatre at Woodbury.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 20 spaces available.

The monthly sessions of the Drama Reading Group at the WPL facilitated by Kathryn T. Farley, Ph.D are postponed.  We hope to offer the series again in 2023.

Dr. Farley 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 currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Community Theatre at Woodbury.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 20 spaces available.

Sunday October 9, 2022

CLOSED SUNDAYS THROUGH COLUMBUS DAY

Wednesday October 12, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM
Women and Money: Virtual Series

Join Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor Julia Strayer and Senior Financial Advisor Liz Maccarone for a financial series created just for women. The Women & Money Roundtable Series meets monthly and is a way to empower and educate women of any age on financial matters that affect their lives. Please register through the Darien Public Library link:

How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets https://darienlibrary.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TnZ1UmctTaWV3mDP7JrKGA

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.

LOCATION: Virtual

Join Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor Julia Strayer and Senior Financial Advisor Liz Maccarone for a financial series created just for women. The Women & Money Roundtable Series meets monthly and is a way to empower and educate women of any age on financial matters that affect their lives. Please register through the Darien Public Library link:

How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets https://darienlibrary.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TnZ1UmctTaWV3mDP7JrKGA

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.

LOCATION: Virtual

Thursday October 13, 2022
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2:00 PM
As the Page Turns Book Group

We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride & Jo Piazza

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK

Named a Best Book Pick of 2021 by Harper’s Bazaar and Real Simple
Named a Most Anticipated Book of Fall by PeopleEssenceNew York PostPopSugar, New York NewsdayEntertainment WeeklyTown & CountryBustleFortune, and Book Riot

Told from alternating perspectives, an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women, one Black and one white, whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event—a powerful and poignant exploration of race in America today and its devastating impact on ordinary lives.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride & Jo Piazza

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK

Named a Best Book Pick of 2021 by Harper’s Bazaar and Real Simple
Named a Most Anticipated Book of Fall by PeopleEssenceNew York PostPopSugar, New York NewsdayEntertainment WeeklyTown & CountryBustleFortune, and Book Riot

Told from alternating perspectives, an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women, one Black and one white, whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event—a powerful and poignant exploration of race in America today and its devastating impact on ordinary lives.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Monday October 17, 2022

Mondays, September 19th– October 24th @11:00 a.m.

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

*No class on October 10th* 

Location: Children's Room

Mondays, September 19th– October 24th @11:00 a.m.

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

*No class on October 10th* 

Location: Children's Room


Wednesday October 19, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Sunday October 23, 2022
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2:00 PM
Cello concert with Ryan Mitten

Join us for a concert all ages will enjoy!

A lifelong cellist, Ryan Mitten has a unique perspective and style. He plays what you might expect to hear played on a cello (think: Bach and Mozart), but encourages his audience to think bigger. He transports listeners to Hogwarts with the Harry Potter soundtrack then sends them to a galaxy far, far away with recognizable Star Wars repertoire. No two performances are alike as Ryan takes great care in catering to his audience. Music lovers of any age will appreciate his versatility, and do take advantage of his routine offer after for “any requests” (and improvisational skills on the cello). He conjures almost any kind of folk music (bluegrass, Irish, country, the list goes on) and ties it all together with early 20th century sing-along ditties.

Ryan Mitten is a cellist and special education professor who also plays mandolin, guitar, banjo and piano. He is a member of the Pleasantville based folk band Nannyhagan Creek, and a mandolin strumming Living History Interpreter at the Mark Twain House and Museum.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 39 spaces available.

Join us for a concert all ages will enjoy!

A lifelong cellist, Ryan Mitten has a unique perspective and style. He plays what you might expect to hear played on a cello (think: Bach and Mozart), but encourages his audience to think bigger. He transports listeners to Hogwarts with the Harry Potter soundtrack then sends them to a galaxy far, far away with recognizable Star Wars repertoire. No two performances are alike as Ryan takes great care in catering to his audience. Music lovers of any age will appreciate his versatility, and do take advantage of his routine offer after for “any requests” (and improvisational skills on the cello). He conjures almost any kind of folk music (bluegrass, Irish, country, the list goes on) and ties it all together with early 20th century sing-along ditties.

Ryan Mitten is a cellist and special education professor who also plays mandolin, guitar, banjo and piano. He is a member of the Pleasantville based folk band Nannyhagan Creek, and a mandolin strumming Living History Interpreter at the Mark Twain House and Museum.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 39 spaces available.

Monday October 24, 2022

Mondays, September 19th– October 24th @11:00 a.m.

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

*No class on October 10th* 

Location: Children's Room

Mondays, September 19th– October 24th @11:00 a.m.

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

*No class on October 10th* 

Location: Children's Room


Tuesday October 25, 2022
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7:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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

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

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

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

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

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Wednesday October 26, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Wednesday November 2, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday November 3, 2022
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6:30 PM
VIRTUAL! CLASSICAL MUSIC ROCKS IN 19th CENTURY CUBA

Cuba has a longer history of art music than any other island nation in the Caribbean. Music making at first was centered around cathedrals in Santiago and Havana as far back as the early 17th century. Two hundred years later, Cuba was being greatly influenced by European Romanticism. Opera was thriving as were numerous music societies offering solo and chamber music.

Cuba would produce several generations of talented composers who would instill their music with native rhythms and dances. They would influence American composers who visited Cuba or heard the country’s music on the radio. Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin are among several Americans who wrote works influenced by music from our southern neighbor.

Jeffrey Engel will explore the Cuban repertory and American music influenced by it.  Music Historian Jeffrey Engel has been giving lectures devoted to music history for more than 20 years. He believes that such lectures should be entertaining as well as informative. To that end, his explanations are never too technical and he infuses his material with amusing anecdotes and musical illustrations.

VIRTUAL EVENT: Please register for ZOOM link

 

LOCATION: ZOOM

Cuba has a longer history of art music than any other island nation in the Caribbean. Music making at first was centered around cathedrals in Santiago and Havana as far back as the early 17th century. Two hundred years later, Cuba was being greatly influenced by European Romanticism. Opera was thriving as were numerous music societies offering solo and chamber music.

Cuba would produce several generations of talented composers who would instill their music with native rhythms and dances. They would influence American composers who visited Cuba or heard the country’s music on the radio. Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin are among several Americans who wrote works influenced by music from our southern neighbor.

Jeffrey Engel will explore the Cuban repertory and American music influenced by it.  Music Historian Jeffrey Engel has been giving lectures devoted to music history for more than 20 years. He believes that such lectures should be entertaining as well as informative. To that end, his explanations are never too technical and he infuses his material with amusing anecdotes and musical illustrations.

VIRTUAL EVENT: Please register for ZOOM link

 

LOCATION: ZOOM

Tuesday November 8, 2022
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7:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Department

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Department

Wednesday November 9, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM
Women and Money: Virtual Series

Join Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor Julia Strayer and Senior Financial Advisor Liz Maccarone for a financial series created just for women. The Women & Money Roundtable Series meets monthly and is a way to empower and educate women of any age on financial matters that affect their lives. Please register through the Darien Public Library link:

How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets https://darienlibrary.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_drTbCOweTWmoL4NvTezfRg

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.

LOCATION: Virtual

Join Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor Julia Strayer and Senior Financial Advisor Liz Maccarone for a financial series created just for women. The Women & Money Roundtable Series meets monthly and is a way to empower and educate women of any age on financial matters that affect their lives. Please register through the Darien Public Library link:

How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets https://darienlibrary.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_drTbCOweTWmoL4NvTezfRg

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.

LOCATION: Virtual

Thursday November 10, 2022
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2:00 PM
As the Page Turns Book Group

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Good Morning America and Read with Marie Claire Book Club Pick and a People Best Book of Summer

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by TimeThe Washington PostHarper’s Bazaar, Entertainment WeeklyMarie Claire, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Parade, GoodreadsFortune, and BBC

Named a Best Book of 2021 by TimeThe Washington PostEsquireVogue, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston GlobeHarper’s Bazaar, and NPR

​​Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, The Other Black Girl is an electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Good Morning America and Read with Marie Claire Book Club Pick and a People Best Book of Summer

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by TimeThe Washington PostHarper’s Bazaar, Entertainment WeeklyMarie Claire, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Parade, GoodreadsFortune, and BBC

Named a Best Book of 2021 by TimeThe Washington PostEsquireVogue, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston GlobeHarper’s Bazaar, and NPR

​​Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, The Other Black Girl is an electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Saturday November 12, 2022
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12:00 PM
Drama Reading Group with Dr. Kathryn Farley

The monthly sessions of the Drama Reading Group at the WPL facilitated by Kathryn T. Farley, Ph.D are postponed.  We hope to offer the series again in 2023.

Dr. Farley 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 currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Community Theatre at Woodbury.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space
There are 20 spaces available.

The monthly sessions of the Drama Reading Group at the WPL facilitated by Kathryn T. Farley, Ph.D are postponed.  We hope to offer the series again in 2023.

Dr. Farley 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 currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Community Theatre at Woodbury.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

There are 20 spaces available.

Wednesday November 16, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Wednesday November 23, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Wednesday November 30, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday December 1, 2022
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6:30 PM
The History of Pearl Harbor

Join Historian and author John Cilio for a presentation about the history and significance of Pearl Harbor.

The attack on Pearl Harbor happened on December 7th, 1941. The Japanese attackers traveled 3,400 miles across the Pacific to execute a 110-minute decimating attack. It was a total surprise, or was it? The next day, December 8th, 1941, the US declared war on Japan. Three days later, Germany and Italy, Japan's allies, declared war on the United States. The war would last 1,365 days. Shortly after the war, Congress held hearings, for the first-time bringing US Army, US Navy, and US government organizations together, along with surviving Japanese planners, to uncover how the event unfolded. The investigations helped to understand how having broken the Japanese codes we were still surprised and uncovered what we knew collectively. Their bipartisan goal was to prevent another surprise – their findings were noteworthy and beg the question of surprise.  Regardless, America’s involvement in the war led to the ultimate defeat of the Axis powers, ushered in a new world order, and quite literally saved the free world from destruction.  We provide a thought-provoking presentation based upon the Congressional Record of 1946.

John Cilio has been telling the stories of history for over a decade. He is a skilled historian having published seven historical books ranging from women working in WWII and their impact on today's business world to vintage helicopters. Nickolai Sikorsky wrote the foreword to his Helicopter Evolution book and Prince William was kind enough to write a letter about his copy of the book. He is an honorary member of the Danbury, Connecticut WWII Lost Squadron Veterans organization.  John hails from a career in IBM corporate marketing and has spoken to large and small audiences in over 60 countries around the world. He lives in Sherman, Connecticut.  

 

Join Historian and author John Cilio for a presentation about the history and significance of Pearl Harbor.

The attack on Pearl Harbor happened on December 7th, 1941. The Japanese attackers traveled 3,400 miles across the Pacific to execute a 110-minute decimating attack. It was a total surprise, or was it? The next day, December 8th, 1941, the US declared war on Japan. Three days later, Germany and Italy, Japan's allies, declared war on the United States. The war would last 1,365 days. Shortly after the war, Congress held hearings, for the first-time bringing US Army, US Navy, and US government organizations together, along with surviving Japanese planners, to uncover how the event unfolded. The investigations helped to understand how having broken the Japanese codes we were still surprised and uncovered what we knew collectively. Their bipartisan goal was to prevent another surprise – their findings were noteworthy and beg the question of surprise.  Regardless, America’s involvement in the war led to the ultimate defeat of the Axis powers, ushered in a new world order, and quite literally saved the free world from destruction.  We provide a thought-provoking presentation based upon the Congressional Record of 1946.

John Cilio has been telling the stories of history for over a decade. He is a skilled historian having published seven historical books ranging from women working in WWII and their impact on today's business world to vintage helicopters. Nickolai Sikorsky wrote the foreword to his Helicopter Evolution book and Prince William was kind enough to write a letter about his copy of the book. He is an honorary member of the Danbury, Connecticut WWII Lost Squadron Veterans organization.  John hails from a career in IBM corporate marketing and has spoken to large and small audiences in over 60 countries around the world. He lives in Sherman, Connecticut.  

 

Wednesday December 7, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday December 8, 2022
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2:00 PM
As the Page Turns Book Group

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray                                                     

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

The Instant New York Times Bestseller, A Good Morning America Book Club Pick

Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR Named a Notable Book of the Year by the Washington Post
 
A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray                                                     

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

The Instant New York Times Bestseller, A Good Morning America Book Club Pick

Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR Named a Notable Book of the Year by the Washington Post
 
A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Tuesday December 13, 2022
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7:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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

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

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

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

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

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Wednesday December 14, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM
Women and Money: Virtual Series

Join Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor Julia Strayer and Senior Financial Advisor Liz Maccarone for a financial series created just for women. The Women & Money Roundtable Series meets monthly and is a way to empower and educate women of any age on financial matters that affect their lives. Please register through the Darien Public Library link:

How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets https://darienlibrary.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ce7wSz4TSRGPe7Tf-2sLAg

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.

LOCATION: Virtual

Join Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor Julia Strayer and Senior Financial Advisor Liz Maccarone for a financial series created just for women. The Women & Money Roundtable Series meets monthly and is a way to empower and educate women of any age on financial matters that affect their lives. Please register through the Darien Public Library link:

How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets https://darienlibrary.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ce7wSz4TSRGPe7Tf-2sLAg

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.

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday December 21, 2022

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Starting Wednesdays, September 7th @11 a.m.

Join us for a weekly alphabet story-time for children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.

Each week, children will listen to stories and participate in craft and movement activities for the letter of the week. 

Please have your child bring something that starts with the letter of the week for show and tell.

We will start with letter A on September 7th. 

Registration is available online.Location: Children's Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday February 9, 2023
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2:00 PM
As the Page Turns Book Discussion Group

The Love Songs of WEB DuBois by Honoree Fannone Jeffers

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2021

AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB SELECTION

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION

FINALIST FOR THE PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION • A FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION • SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE • LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE • A NOMINEE FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD

A New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year • A Time Must-Read Book of the Year • A Washington Post 10 Best Books of the Year • A Oprah Daily Top 20 Books of the Year • A People 10 Best Books of the Year • A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year • A BookPage Best Fiction Book of the Year • A Booklist 10 Best First Novels of the Year • A Kirkus 100 Best Novels of the Year • An Atlanta Journal-Constitution 10 Best Southern Books of the Year • A Parade Pick • A Chicago Public Library Top 10 Best Books of the Year • A KCRW Top 10 Books of the Year

An Instant Washington Post, USA Today, and Indie Bestseller

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

The Love Songs of WEB DuBois by Honoree Fannone Jeffers

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2021

AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB SELECTION

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION

FINALIST FOR THE PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION • A FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION • SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE • LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE • A NOMINEE FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD

A New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year • A Time Must-Read Book of the Year • A Washington Post 10 Best Books of the Year • A Oprah Daily Top 20 Books of the Year • A People 10 Best Books of the Year • A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year • A BookPage Best Fiction Book of the Year • A Booklist 10 Best First Novels of the Year • A Kirkus 100 Best Novels of the Year • An Atlanta Journal-Constitution 10 Best Southern Books of the Year • A Parade Pick • A Chicago Public Library Top 10 Best Books of the Year • A KCRW Top 10 Books of the Year

An Instant Washington Post, USA Today, and Indie Bestseller

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Thursday March 9, 2023
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2:00 PM
As the Page Turns Book Discussion Group

Silverview by John Le Carre

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

An instant New York Times bestseller!

In his last completed novel, John le Carré turns his focus to the world that occupied his writing for the past sixty years—the secret world itself.


“[Le Carré] was often considered one of the finest novelists, period, since World War II. It’s not that he 'transcended the genre,' as the tired saying goes; it’s that he elevated the level of play… [Silverview’s] sense of moral ambivalence remains exquisitely calibrated.” —The New York Times Book Review

Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the city for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a couple of months into his new career, Julian’s evening is disrupted by a visitor. Edward, a Polish émigré living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian’s family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise.  When a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigations lead him to this quiet town by the sea . . .

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Silverview by John Le Carre

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

An instant New York Times bestseller!

In his last completed novel, John le Carré turns his focus to the world that occupied his writing for the past sixty years—the secret world itself.


“[Le Carré] was often considered one of the finest novelists, period, since World War II. It’s not that he 'transcended the genre,' as the tired saying goes; it’s that he elevated the level of play… [Silverview’s] sense of moral ambivalence remains exquisitely calibrated.” —The New York Times Book Review

Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the city for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a couple of months into his new career, Julian’s evening is disrupted by a visitor. Edward, a Polish émigré living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian’s family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise.  When a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigations lead him to this quiet town by the sea . . .

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Thursday April 13, 2023
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2:00 PM
As the Page Turns Book Discussion Group

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
 
IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: 
The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Men’s Health, Library JournalBook Riot, LibraryReads
 
An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of 
Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
 
IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: 
The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Men’s Health, Library JournalBook Riot, LibraryReads
 
An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of 
Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico.

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Thursday May 11, 2023
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2:00 PM
As the Page Turns Book Discussion Group

Hell of a Book by Jason Mott

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

***2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER***

Winner of the 2021 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize Finalist, 2022 Chautauqua Prize Finalist, Willie Morris Award for Southern Writing Shortlist, and the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize shortlist


A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick, An Ebony Magazine Publishing Book Club Pick

One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Fiction | One of Philadelphia Inquirer's Best Books of 2021 One of Shelf Awareness's Top Ten Fiction Titles of the Year | One of TIME Magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books | One of NPR.org's "Books We Love" | EW’s "Guide to the Biggest and Buzziest Books of 2021" |One of the New York Public Library's Best Books for Adults | San Diego Union Tribune—My Favorite Things from 2021 | Writer's Bone's Best Books of 2021 |Atlanta Journal Constitution—Top 10 Southern Books of the Year |One of the Guardian's (UK) Best Ten 21st Century Comic Novels One of Entertainment Weekly's 15 Books You Need to Read This June | On Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" | One of the New York Post's Best Summer Reading books | One of GMA's 27 Books for June | One of USA Today's 5 Books Not to Miss | One of Fortune's 21 Most Anticipated Books Coming Out in the Second Half of 2021| One of The Root's PageTurners: It’s Getting Hot in Here | One of Real Simple's Best New Books to Read in 2021

An astounding work of fiction from New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott, always deeply honest, at times electrically funny, that goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans and America as a whole

LOCATION: Library Gallery Space

Hell of a Book by Jason Mott

As the Page Turns book discussion group meets monthly at the WPL.  A variety of contemporary fiction is discussed.  Books are available to check out at the front desk prior to the meeting.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.  All readers are welcome!

***2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER***

Winner of the 2021 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize Finalist, 2022 Chautauqua Prize Finalist, Willie Morris Award for Southern Writing Shortlist, and the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize shortlist


A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick, An Ebony Magazine Publishing Book Club Pick

One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Fiction | One of Philadelphia Inquirer's Best Books of 2021 One of Shelf Awareness's Top Ten Fiction Titles of the Year | One of TIME Magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books | One of NPR.org's "Books We Love" | EW’s "Guide to the Biggest and Buzziest Books of 2021" |One of the New York Public Library's Best Books for Adults | San Diego Union Tribune—My Favorite Things from 2021 | Writer's Bone's Best Books of 2021 |Atlanta Journal Constitution—Top 10 Southern Books of the Year |One of the Guardian's (UK) Best Ten 21st Century Comic Novels One of Entertainment Weekly's 15 Books You Need to Read This June | On Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" | One of the New York Post<