Celebrate with WPL a culture rich in authors, stories and music
Eric Velasquez, author and illustrator, will visit the Main Library on September 22! Click his image to learn more about his work.
Woodbridge Public Library will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month starting September 15th.

Registration is open (Click HERE! ) for a visit from award winning author & Illustrator  Eric Velasquez!, who started his career as an illustrator painting book covers. A gallery of his work can be seen HERE .

All branches will host a Hispanic Heritage Bilingual Storytime for ages 5-11 and an accompanying adult for children under age 9, with Senior Marcello who will read stories in English and Spanish with songs and a craft. Registration is required for Woodbridge Township residents and begins this week. 

For all ages, the Main Library will host Ritmo Caliente Latin Duo on Monday, September 17th, at 7:00 pm. Ritmo Caliente plays top hits and classic Latin favorites including Cuban, Puerto Rican and Dominican specialties! All are welcome free of charge. Registration is not required for this event.
Test Your Knowledge of 350 Years
Thomas Mundy Peterson is the famous Greater Woodbridge Township area resident on the pictured banner. Thomas Peterson was the first African American to vote in the United States following the passage of the 15th Amendment. He was principal of a school in Perth Amboy, and served on political committees in Perth Amboy following that first vote.

Click here to read more about Thomas Mundy Peterson.

Banners are posted in town to celebrate the 350th--test your recall of Woodbridge Township history by clicking HERE. Correct answers earn a chance to win a 350th Anniversary pin--perfect for ties, lanyards, lapels and more.
book lists for YOU: click here
English Classes for Adults
Visit Woodbridge Public Libraries to register for free ESL classes with certified tutors and educators. Sign up for classes in any location at the most convenient registration date and time.

Tutors and a Program Director are sought for the growing LiteracyNJ organization. Click here to visit their website or here for the tutor information page.
News from Friends
Visit the Main Library for your next culture pass, 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.
Making last minute purchases for personal reading, school or work? The Friends of the Woodbridge Public Library are listed in Amazon Smile and can receive a percentage of your purchase. Please remember the Friends by logging in with Amazon Smile--with our thanks for the support.
Broaden your horizon-- Click here to take a look at 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 .
Henry Inman Monday Movie
Mr. Right (2015)
Monday, Septmber 10, 1:00 PM
Henry Inman Branch Library

A woman falls for an oddly principled hit man who kills anyone who hires him to commit murder. While she believes she's finally found the perfect guy, their romance is threatened by an FBI agent who's hunting her new beau.

This program is offered with generous support of the Friends of the Library.
Florence Foster Williams (2016)
Friday, September 14, 2:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

PG-13 | 1h 51min | Biography, Comedy, Drama 

This program is offered with generous support of the Friends of the Library.
Games @ the Library!
Saturday, September 22, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library Second Floor

Join us for Games @ the Woodbridge Main Library on Saturday, September 22, from 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Stop in for a bit to play tabletop favorites like  King of Tokyo Boss Monster  and  Go Nuts for Donuts . All ages welcome! No registration. Feel free to bring and share your own favorite games! 
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! 
Sensory Storytime
Monday, September 10, 4:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

An interactive small storyime program geared specifically for children, ages 4 - 8, with special needs and their families or caregivers. Siblings and therapists are welcome. The storytime is designed to engage kids through movement, music, story on a wall and a small craft and is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges or children who have difficulty sitting in large groups. Registration is required for Woodbridge Township residents and opens 14 days before the program date. Register online , in-person at the Main Library or by phone at 732-634-4450, x7140.
Wednesday, September 12, 4:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

Construct and fly a whirligig of your own design using paper and your imagination.  For kids Gr. 4 - 7 and a caregiver for kids under 9 years. Registration is required for Woodbridge Township residents and begins 2 weeks before the program. Register online , in-person or by phone by calling 732-634-4450, x 7140. 

Smart Art Workhop
Thursday, September 13, 4:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

Scribble Art: Using black marker create a swirly scribble on the paper. Cut out scribble art and glue it on the piece of black construction paper. This program is for children ages 5 - 13 years-old and an accompanying adult. Registration is required for Woodbridge Township residents and begins 14 days before the program. Register online , in-person at the library or by calling 732-634-4450, ext 7140. 

Happy Birthday, Tomie dePaola!
Monday, September 10, 4:00 PM
Fords Branch Library Meeting Room

A School-age Celebrate the Author- Tomie dePaola program for Gr. K-7, and an accompanying adult for children under age 9. Stories, craft, and the signing of a Birthday Card to the beloved author of many, many children's books. No registration is required for Woodbridge Township residents.
Saturday Spectacular Movie
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
September 15, 2:00 pm
Fords Branch Library Meeting Room

A movie for all ages, and an accompanying adult for children under age 9, funded by the Friends of the Woodbridge Public Library. No registration is required for Woodbridge Township residents. 

  This program is offered with generous support of the Friends of the Library.
Storytime for Twos
Wednesday, September 12, 10:30 AM
Henary Inman Branch Library Meeting Room

A storytime for children 2-years-old and an accompanying caregiver, consisting of stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. Registration is required for Woodbridge Township residents and begins August 29. Registration may be accomplished online by clicking here or by calling 732-726-7027 x 7210.
Community Movie Night
Akeelah and the Bee
Thursday, September 13, 6:30 PM

Akeelah and the Bee, 2006 . Akeelah and the Bee for all ages! This is a FREE program open to all Woodbridge Township residents, please come with family and friends and enjoy a FREE movie. However, please come 30 minutes early to ensure your comfort and setting up your seats.
Please get cozy & bring a pillow, blanket, and snacks.
More Programs for Lifelong Learning
Woodbridge Garden Club
Welcome Back Meeting - Herb of the year, Cilantro
Tuesday, September 12, 6:45 PM
Iselin Branch Library Meeting Room

Anyone interested in joining, please feel free to stop by and check us out! New members always welcome.
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

September 9, 2018