Our world today is more connected than ever before. This connectivity has increased convenience, but it has been at the expense of safety and privacy. Join Reference and Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild for a virtual presentation on what these vulnerabilities are, how they can affect you, and steps you can take to reduce your risk of being compromised in this hacker’s world on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 pm.  Find Zoom link at www.woodburylibraryct.org – go to Events

Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Saturday, November 7th at 10:00 AM

Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 PM

BOOK BUZZ - Virtual Book Chat with WPL Librarians

Woodbury Senior Center - VIRTUAL​

3 Tuesdays, November 10th - 24th at 5:00 PM

Explore the incredible life of George Washington Carver from his birth into slavery during the Civil War to his 47-career at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Following the program, stick around! Just for fun, we will answer this question: Can you milk a peanut? Join a park ranger in making milk from peanuts. George Washington Carver found this milk substitute in 1919 and shared it with impoverished people in the Belgian Congo, where most of the cattle and goats had died from disease.​

YOUTH PROGRAM - Cook Dinner with Katie from Food Explorers!

Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 PM

WOW Programs for this month and more...

SLN - Life and Legacy of George Washington Carver

Do you want to know more about coyotes and how to peacefully coexist with them? In the virtual “Eastern Coyotes in Connecticut” presentation by Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Colburn, you'll learn about the history of coyotes in Connecticut. You'll also get an overview of coyote habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction as well as practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our coyote population. Zoom link at www.woodburylibraryct.org – go to Events           ​

Sandy Carlson is a teacher and writer in northwestern Connecticut. All of her life she has marveled at the power of language to connect people to each other, to deepen relationships, and to open thinking. Sandy sees words as sacred, precious jewels; words are to be respected, treasured, and used with extreme care.  As a writer, she writes every day.  Please join us as Sandy talks about her life as a writer and poet, and shares poems from her new books "Always True" and "Slow Passage Home". Find Zoom link at www.woodburylibraryct.org – go to Events            ​

TEEN PROGRAM: DIY Wall Hanging  

Sherita is back, and ready to paint again! No experience necessary! We're designing a painting that celebrates the beauty of Fall. This opportunity is open to anyone looking to decompress and unleash the inner artist. No art experience is required.

Just bring your creative self and these supplies:

Paint (orange, yellow, red, blue, black and white), paintbrushes, and 11x14 canvas or 8.5x11 white paper. Paint brushes & art palette (or a paper plate)Cup of water, paper towel, acrylic or tempera paint colors. ​

Woodbury Senior Center VIRTUAL

Tuesday, November 10th at 2:00 PM


Woodbury Senior Center - VIRTUAL

Monday, November 23rd at 2:00 PM

Tuesday Talks at the Library with Lori Ann Witte,

Director of the Glebe House Museum and Gardens 

This workshop engages participants in a close examination into the at least 500-year history that led to why ancient Egypt's mummies hold such a special fascination in our own culture. Unpublished images of actual ancient Egyptian mummies, including royal mummies such as Ramses II as well as human remains recovered as part of Dr. Phillips' own excavations in Egypt, are used to illustrate how and why the Egyptians mummified their dead (including their pets!). Please note: This program includes photography of human remains. ​

Woodbury Senior Center VIRTUAL

Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 PM

Book Talk - Local Author Karen Miller

You bring the coffee and we bring the books! Virtually join Library Director Sue Piel and Teen Librarian Marla Martin on the last Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am as they take a look at what’s new and exciting in the stacks of the Woodbury Library. You’re sure to find something new to read in this enjoyable chat that you can watch over a cup of coffee (or tea!!). Find Zoom link at www.woodburylibraryct.org – go to Events​

Teens! Join Courtney Ewing for a virtual DIY class on Saturday, November 7 at 10:00 AM and make a Boho wall hanging for you room.  All you'll need is to make this project are scissors and a 12 inch stick (you can find one outside - clean off the bark and you're ready to go).  Once you register, pick up a bag full of yarn, beads and other items you might like to add to your wall hanging.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Find Zoom link at www.woodburylibraryct.org – go to Events

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to make dinner with Katie, Registered Dietician from Food Explorers in a cooking class for grades 6 & up! Each week you'll learn how to make a delicious vegetarian meal that will feed the whole family!From homemade pizza (yes, you make the dough!) to Ricotta Mac & Cheese and Southwest Quesadillas with homemade guacamole, this is a delicious way to learn to cook! Open to chefs in grades 6 & up. Ingredients list can be found on www.woodburylibraryct.org under “events”. Please register for each week separately. A zoom link will be emailed prior to the program. Sponsored by The Friends of the Woodbury Library. 

Eastern Coyotes in Connecticut

November happenings... 

From lectures and concerts to artistic opportunities and community festivals, WOW has something for everyone. We do this by partnering with community champions, the businesses and organizations who, like you, and like WOW, are invested in our little town. We do this by building bridges between volunteers and resources and needs. We do this with much energy and imagination and dedication, because we believe in building community - we believe in Woodbury, and we want Woodbury families to love living here. WOW!

Below are a list of activities that are free, or mostly free, or informational on the programs that are available in Town by WOW, The Woodbury Senior Center, Woodbury Parks and Recreation, and the Woodbury Library.   The three departments that make up the WOW committee work on making programs that are enjoyable, help you learn a new skill, or provide exercise, entertainment and "something to do"! 

Many of the programs require you to register online, by email, or by calling the department hosting the event.

​Information to do so will be under each program. 

Woodbury Senior Center - VIRTUAL

 Tuesday, November 17th at 2:00 PM

Poetry Reading and Author Talk with Sandy Lee Carlson

Woodbury Library VIRTUAL

Thursday, November 5th at 4:00 PM

SLN - Wright Brothers National Memorial

Join us as we explore the climate change that has occurred at Red Rock Canyon over the millions of years including the beginning of the drying period approximately 12,000 years ago. We will discuss the various animal fossils found and how mother nature goes through a system of change and adaptation. Learn about general flora and fauna and how the Native Americans used various plants for medicinal purposes. Discover the Three Hundred Year Flood the park experienced in 1997, including a story told by one of our past volunteers that was camping at the park with his grandson during the flood.         ​

Learn to bake sourdough bread! Call 203-263-2828 by November 12 to sign up. You’ll receive a free sourdough starter and recipe and join the Zoom class on 11/23 at 11 am to bake together (or watch the demo and bake your loaf later). Laughs and fun guaranteed, and you’ll have a loaf perfect for soup, or as a gift for the Thanksgiving table.

SLN - "I Want My Mummy!"

TEEN PROGRAM - The Pocket Scavenger Challenge for youth, Grades 6 and up

Why did the Spanish attempt to build Missions in Texas? What effect did this have on the Native Americans living in Texas? Were these Missions a success or a failure? Explore these questions alongside a museum educator with maps, timelines, and historical information. 


CT Women's Hall of Fame - VOTES FOR WOMEN! Virtual Presentation 

​​What's On

in Woodbury

Woodbury Senior Center - VIRTUAL

Thursday, November 19th at 2:00 PM

Woodbury resident Karen Miller recently published her first book, "Purple Velvet Slippers" and will be sharing her excerpts at a virtual event on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 pm. Her debut historical fiction novel uses the color purple to weave a connecting path through a story that joins past and present. The novel explores individuality, uniqueness, and the mystery of our pasts, presents, and futures.  Karen Miller is a wife and mother of four children, a preschool teacher and Zumba instructor. She has an affinity for the color purple and "all things French" and is currently working on a sequel to "Purple Velvet Sippers". Join us for what is sure to be a delightful evening! Find Zoom link at www.woodburylibraryct.org – go to Events           ​

SLN - Spanish Missions in Texas

Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Tuesday, November 24th at 7:00 PM

Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Wednesday, November 25th at 9:30 AM

Woodbury Senior Center VIRTUAL


The Great Sourdough Bakeoff!

Woodbury Senior Center - VIRTUAL

Thursday, November 12th at 2:00 PM

Gallery is open during Library Business Hours. Please see website for business hours.

Scavengers go on adventures no matter where they are, they notice the ground beneath their feet and prowl the world looking for treasures near and far.  They see beauty in simple items, when sometimes others do not.  Scavengers are always prepared to collect!  Does this sound like you?  Register and pick up your copy of "The Pocket Scavenger" by Keri Smith and virtually meet and share your findings with other like-minded collectors!  The book is full of great ideas of things to look for and document.  During the virtual meetings, plan on sharing up to 5 items listed in the book, where and when you found them and the story behind your treasures!  You can always join and see what others have found, too.  It will be fun to share our discoveries!  Grade 6 & up, space is limited!   Find Zoom link at www.woodburylibraryct.org – go to Events​

SLN - Red Rock Canyon Park "A Walk Through Time on the Desert View Trail"

Glebe House is one of Woodbury’s many treasures. Join Glebe House Director LoriAnn Witte as she gives a talk about the Glebe House, one of the earliest historic house museums in the nation and shares some if it's "secrets from the attic" in this virtual event on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:00 pm. Its architecture, outstanding regional furniture collection and Gertrude Jekyll Garden combine to create one of the most authentic house museums in the region. It will be a fascinating night. Find Zoom link at www.woodburylibraryct.org – go to Events. ​

Woodbury Senior Center - VIRTUAL

Thursday, November 5th at 2:00 pm

Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Thursday, November 12th at 7:00 PM

How did small barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina become the site of the first successful flights of human history? In this presentation by the rangers at Wright Brothers National Memorial, you'll learn about what made two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, travel to Kitty Hawk, NC and how they used the perfect conditions of the Outer Banks to conduct their flying experiments and make the impossible, possible. ​

Works by artist Carol Thomas Moore are on display in the Library's Gallery Space during the month of November.  A socially distanced reception for the artist will be open to all who wish to meet the artist as well as to view the artwork. For more information visit the library’s website www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502.

Through Senior Learning Network! ALL VIRTUAL, FROM HOME!
We are excited to announce our partnership with the Senior Living Network (SLN).
As a Woodbury Senior Center member, this allows you access to FREE high quality virtual classes on the Senior Learning Network.  Individuals are learning within their homes. Classes are live and Interactive! Check our monthly newsletter for class updates. Sign up for all programs through the Woodbury Senior Center (203) 263-2828 and we will send you the link for your class! If you’re not yet a WSC member we will gladly take your free registration over the phone.

Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays with an occasional bonus day. Any program below with SLN before it's description is part of these amazing classes. Classes are at 2 PM, but it is best to login by 1:45 pm so any technical issues can be worked out to insure the class starts on time. 

In 2020 we mark the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States. The fight for women's right to vote was long and took many twists and turns. Join the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame to learn about the Connecticut women who fought on a local, state, and national level and on whose shoulders we stand. Be inspired by their stories to use your vote to give a voice to women. Register at www.woodburylibraryct.org for Zoom link. 

Woodbury Senior Center - 203-263-2828

CALL TO REGISTER for all SLN Programs

SLN - ART ONLINE with Sherita - Painting "Harvest Pumpkin"

​Connect with us!

Internet Safety in a Hacker's World
Virtual Event with Ron Fairchild

In the Gallery for the month of November

Woodbury Library - VIRTUAL

Tuesday, November 17th at 7:00 PM