Click below for Best Sellers from 1968! (Enter titles into our new catalog for on-line options.)
All are welcome for the Iselin Branch Library 50th Anniversary Celebration and Grand Re-Opening on Tuesday, June 19th at 2:00 pm. Activities will begin at 1:00 pm outside.
The Statewide Summer Reading Theme for children, teens and adults is "Libraries Rock!"

First in the line-up of programs for adults and music lovers of all ages is The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road featuring Woodbridge resident, Beatles scholar and storyteller Vincent Bruno--a program for the casual listener as well as hard core Beatles fans. Teen programs will be held in all branches again this year, beginning with a YouTube Hangout, CD art and earbud customization event the week of June 27th.

The Children's Department will host a Magic Show with Magic of Amore for registered summer readers to kick-off the 2018 Libraries Rock Summer Reading Challenge on June 26th at the Main Library. Registration for children's summer reading programs and the Magic Show begins Tuesday, June 12th.

Summer reading programs for all ages will include review sharing, prizes and so much more.
News from Friends
Museum Passes are available courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Most Museum Passes circulate like a book for five days. Check our new catalog for availability of passes.
Broaden your horizon-- take a computer class at Woodbridge Public Library . Classes are offered on a rotating basis, and include a choice of morning, afternoon or evening for your convenience. Register on-line here .
Movies @ Main
Glass Castles (2017)
Friday, June 15, 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

  PG-13 | 2h 7min | Biography, Drama 

This program is offered with generous support of the Friends of the Library.
Henry Inman Monday Movie
How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)
Monday, June 18, 2:00 pm
Henry Inman Branch Meeting Room

Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family.

This program is offered with generous support of the Friends of the Library.
LGBT 101
Monday, June 18, 6:30 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

The LGBT 101 workshop provides participants with basic information, terminology, and key concepts around gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and intersectionality. This informational session will be presented by Garden State Equality Garden State Equality , an advocacy organization in the U.S. and State of New Jersey.
Teen Services Librarians Deidra Garcia and Nicole Perez post news, best reads and teen reviews to the library website regularly. Check it out here.
YarnPlay for Teens
Monday June 18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fords Library Meeting Room

Love knitting, sewing, or crocheting? Need advice on your project? Want to meet some like-minded crafters? Come to the Fords branch of the Woodbridge Public Library every other Monday night!

Please bring your own supplies or projects.  

This is a program for middle and high school students. No registration is required.
Volunteer Hours for
Young Adult Book Reviews

You asked, we listened. For those in need of more community service hours, you now have another option! Here’s how it works:

  • You read a book at least 100 pages in length.
  • You fill out the form we provide in the library, which includes information about the book, and a 1.5-page review (I.e., Half of the front and the entire back of the page) of the book. 
  • Turn the form in--we give you one hour of community service for every 100 pages read. So if you read a 374-page book, you get three hours.

That’s it. It’s easy!  
Fords School-Age Fathers Day Craft
Wednesday, June 13, 4:00-5:00 pm
Fords Branch Library Meeting Room

A School-age Father's Day Craft for Gr. K-7, and an accompanying adult for children under age 9. All materials will be provided by the library to create a gift for your Dad, Granddad, or Special Man in your life. No registration is required for Woodbridge Township residents. For further information you can visit the Fords Branch Library at 211 Ford Avenue in Fords in-person, or call 732-726-7071, ext. 7200.
Preschool Evening Storytime
Fords Branch Library
Tuesday, June 12, 7 pm

A Preschool Evening Storytime for children ages 2-5 and an accompanying adult, consisting of stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes , sign language and a craft. No registration is required for Woodbridge Township residents. For further information you can visit the Fords Library at 211 Ford Avenue in Fords in-person, or call 732-726-7071, ext. 7200. 
Ms. Amera and our staff members are working with the renovation crew on the Children's Room at the Iselin Branch. She will miss doing her programs and hosting class visits this week, but will be back and better than ever June 19th.
More Programs for Lifelong Learning
Woodbridge Garden Club
Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 pm
Fords Branch Library Meeting Room
Tom Flynn, M.P.A., CFM, Floodplain Manager for Woodbridge Township Division of Engineering, will present an update on the Bioswale project. The rain garden that has begun at Fords Branch Library is part of the project, and you can see the progress in person on Tuesday!

Reminder - meeting is at Fords Library due to Iselin Library renovations.
Woodbridge Libraries Are Now Members of
Reciprocal Borrowing Group MURAL
Woodbridge Township library cards are accepted in nearly fifty Middlesex and Union County libraries to borrow materials. Municipal libraries are generally open to public use, but through the  MUtual Reciprocity Among Libraries Agreement (MURAL), a Woodbridge Township Library card will be welcomed for lending and additional services determined by each library.  More details and contact information are available on the WPL home page.
This e-mail newsletter is a service of Woodbridge Public Library.

Monica F. Eppinger
Woodbridge Township, NJ

June 10, 2018