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Woodbridge Unplugged: Michael Tornado

The Woodbridge Town Library and Town of Woodbridge are organizing outdoor acoustic concerts this spring and summer. The Woodbridge Unplugged concerts will be a fun, free and safe way for residents to come together, enjoy each other’s company and listen to local talent.

The third concert on June 10 will feature local band Michael Tornado. This trio performs folky, acoustic covers of various genres using a fiddle, guitar, and singing most songs in a three-part harmony.

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks! Concerts will take place from 6 pm to 7 pm and be located on the north side of the library facing Newton Rd. Masks are recommended and we ask that everyone follow social distancing guidelines. No registration necessary.

Literature and Life: a Mark Schenker Lecture

Dr. Mark Schenker of Yale University will return to the library on Sunday, June 6 at 2:45 pm to discuss his approach to literature and how anyone who reads for personal enjoyment can gain insight into what makes literature art. And in the process, how we all can get more out of reading.

A string trio featuring Amity High School students and library volunteers Alice, Anna, and Nora Youtz will perform prior to the lecture.

This event is hosted by the Friends of the Library in memory of Barbara Rader, longtime member and a past president of the Friends. It will be held outside on library grounds, and refreshments will be served.

Please register. Rain date: Sunday, June 13.

Second Woodbridge Unplugged concert features local resident, Steven Bettencourt

The Woodbridge Town Library and Town of Woodbridge are organizing outdoor acoustic concerts this spring and summer. The Woodbridge Unplugged concerts will be a fun, free and safe way for residents to come together, enjoy each other’s company and listen to local talent.

The second concert on May 27 will feature local resident Steven Bettencourt. Steve grew up in the seventies and eighties listening to many styles of music. He began playing guitar and performing live as a teen through his college years. Influenced by artists ranging from Richie Havens to Stuart Adamson, his music spans several genres of cover songs and originals. After a hiatus of over twenty years, Steve began composing and performing again. Since 2016, he has been featured at local coffee houses, breweries and farmers markets. Steve has recently moved to Woodbridge and this will be his first performance in his new home town.

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks! Concerts will take place from 6 pm to 7 pm and be located on the north side of the library facing Newton Rd. Masks are recommended and we ask that everyone follow social distancing guidelines. No registration necessary.

Friends’ Donation Days & Book Sales

Bring your books, buy some books! The Friends of the Library will be attending the following events to collect your gently used books, puzzles, CDs, and DVDs, and to host mini book sales. Attendance at the events is not necessary. The Friends will sell your donations at these mini book sales during library events, at the Tiny Bookstore in the meeting room, online via Amazon, and at a slightly bigger sale on July 10. All sale proceeds go to the library. The Friends accept cash and checks in their honor boxes. Thank you for your support!

May 17 at 4 pm: Hooked on Llamas
Mini book sale from 4 to 5 pm
Donations requested: children’s books

June 22 at 3 pm: Summer Reading Kick-off
Mini book sale from 3 to 4 pm
Donations accepted

July 10 from 9 to 11 am: Mini Pop-up Sale
Part of the Town of Woodbridge’s Summer Second Saturday series
Donations accepted

First concert stars local duo Meacham & Hutch

The Woodbridge Town Library and Town of Woodbridge are organizing outdoor acoustic concerts this spring and summer. The Woodbridge Unplugged concerts will be a fun, free and safe way for residents to come together, enjoy each other’s company and listen to local talent.

The first concert on May 13 will feature local duo Meacham & Hutch. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks! Concerts will take place from 6 pm to 7 pm and be located on the north side of the library facing Newton Rd. Masks are recommended and we ask that everyone follow social distancing guidelines. No registration necessary.

Musicians Sought for Woodbridge Unplugged

The Woodbridge Town Library and Town of Woodbridge are organizing outdoor acoustic concerts this spring and summer.

The Woodbridge Unplugged concerts will be a fun, free and safe way for residents to come together, enjoy each other’s company and listen to local talent.

Local musicians willing to play for a modest fee are encouraged to fill out a short survey. Concerts will be held on the Library lawn from 6-7 pm on Thursdays in May and June. Residents will be encouraged to attend and to picnic at a safe distance from one another.  

If you’re a musician looking for an audience and want to play for your family, friends and neighbors in a safe and informal setting, please sign up to express an interest.

March Madness 2021: Book Edition

 

How does it work?

We’ve chosen 16 titles from our collection that had the highest circulation numbers in 2020. You’ve read them, now it’s time to vote on them! For 5 weeks, you will have the opportunity to vote for the books you think are most deserving of the title “March Madness Champion.” The books that have the most votes will advance to the next round — until we have a winner! Even if you didn’t read the book, vote for the book you would be more likely to read!

 

Here are this year’s competitors:

The competition so far:

Round 1 (March 1 - 4) -- Voting Closed

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Round 2 (March 8 - 11) -- Voting Closed

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Round 3 (March 15 - 18) -- Voting Closed

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Round 4 (March 22 - 25) - Semifinals! -- Voting Closed

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Round 5 (March 29 - April 1) - Finals!

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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Woodbridge Human Services department continues to help residents get vaccinated. 

Starting March 1 residents age 55 and older will become eligible to make appointments. The Town has access to limited appointments in North Haven through Quinnipiack Valley Health District. 

Please add your contact information here so that we may help you get an appointment there if you have difficulty getting in elsewhere.   

Use the following resources to make an appointment:
— Call Yale for an appointment at their vaccine clinic sites: 203-688-1700 or go online.
— Call Griffin Hospital for an appointment at their Shelton clinic site: 203-433-3394
— Call Cornell Scott Hill Health Center for an appointment: 203-503-3000.
— Call Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line: 877-918-2224
— Call 203-575-5250 Ext. 4, or go online for Waterbury Hospital’s drive-thru clinic.
Schedule online through the CDC’s Vaccine Administration Management System and click here for State guidance for using VAMS.
— CVS in Hamden and North Haven: Patients must register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and people without online access can contact CVS customer service: 800-746-7287.

If you need help navigating any of these resources call the Woodbridge Human Services Department at 203-389-3430 or 389-3429.

For the latest updates from the State, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine

What Do I Need To Know About 2020 Taxes?

Federal Taxes

Federal 1040/1040-SR forms and instruction booklets are available (self-service) in the Park & Pickup room.

We can print off any additional forms you might need—call us at 203-389-3433 or email us at wbrstaff@lioninc.org

See below for more information and links.

State Taxes

Unfortunately, we are not receiving any state tax forms or booklets this year. All state tax forms and instructions can be found here.

To request paper forms and instructions, call the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services at 860-297-5962. 

Scroll to the very bottom of this page for more from DRS. 

Resources from the IRS

Need Help Filing Your Taxes?

Woodbridge VITA Services

The Woodbridge Human Services VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is still available to prepare income tax returns at no cost for qualifying residents. The VITA program has operated for over 50 years, offering free tax help to people with low to moderate income, senior citizens, as well as people with disabilities and limited English. Volunteer preparers are annually trained and certified to IRS standards.

Like everything else in a pandemic, the program looks a little different this year. If you have a camera phone and an email address, you can begin the process at GetYourRefund.org/WBSC-CT. This is a new and secure national VITA website, created to serve the virtual needs of the program during the pandemic. You will still use local volunteers and will be contacted by phone and email.

Taxpayers who are unable to access a camera phone or email are encouraged to call Woodbridge Human Services at (203) 389-3429 to schedule an intake telephone appointment with a tax preparer and directions for drive-through document scanning.

For other questions regarding this program, please call Human Services.

State Income Tax Assistance from DRS
Free assistance in completing Connecticut returns is available from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) by telephone or videoconference. Normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Use the numbers below to ask general questions or request paper forms by mail:
860-297-5962 (from anywhere)

800-382-9463 (Connecticut calls outside the Greater Hartford calling area only)

860-297-4911 (TTY, TDD, and Text Telephone users only)

Taxpayers may also call 711 for relay services. A taxpayer must tell the 711 operator the number they wish to call. The relay operator will dial it and then communicate using a TTY with the taxpayer.

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Extended Hours for Park & Pickup

While the library may be closed to the public, we’re happy to let you know that our Park & Pickup hours have been extended to give you more time to get your checked out items! The doors open at 10 am EVERY DAY that staff is here, and instead of 4 pm, we’re staying until 5 pm. See the full schedule below.

Monday: 10 am to 7 pm
Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday: 10 am to 5 pm

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