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Programs for Adults
Learn something new this month!
Registration is required for adult programs.
Topics covered at this Medicare webinar include: What Changed in 2021?, 5 Biggest Mistakes Made by Medicare Beneficiaries, Original Medicare Versus Medicare Advantage Plans, How do Medicare Supplement Policies Work?, and How do Medicare Prescription Programs (Part D) work? This program will be presented by Michael Salum of Medicare Planning Services.
 

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Meditation is being prescribed by many medical practitioners and has been widely recognized as a means to enhance one’s health and reduce stress. Throughout the nation meditation has become a positive force for health and wellbeing. Join Jim Rose, retired executive with Johnson& Johnson for this lively and engaging workshop. There will even be a chance to practice this technique. Presented by Jim Rose of Rutgers University.


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Learn how to manage your flower bed, shrubs, trees, lawn, and vegetable gardens with minimal, if any, use of synthetic chemical additives. By taking an inventory of your yard; analyzing its sunlight, soil, and water; and selecting native plants, you can transform your outside space into a healthy environment. Presented by Rutgers Master Gardener Pat Donahue.

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Want to know more about investing, but find it complicated and overwhelming? Join Bradley Baskir of Morgan Stanley, who will discuss the fundamentals of investing, from asset classes and the basic tenets of investing to asset allocation and diversification. This program will be presented by Bradley Baskir, a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in Boston.

Register here.
Kids and Families
Make sure to visit the Main Library or our branches for awesome, FREE children's grab & go and take & make kits!
Check out the WPL Playlists for YouTubes from some of our favorite readers by clicking HERE! To receive an alert to new library programs on YouTube, visit the library YouTube Channel and click on SUBSCRIBE.
Stuff for Teens
Want to snag one of these rad DIY kits? Click here to register!
We've got a special edition of our Book Boxes for May! Head to any location to pick one up, an this month you get to keep the book!
Want to help make the library better and get some volunteer hours? Submit some book hours! Get 1 hour for every 100 pages you read. Find out more or submit your book reviews here!
News from Friends
The Friends of the Library Book Sale has been rescheduled for September 24-26, 2021.

The Friends are accepting donations again.

Thanks to all for patience and consideration during the pandemic.
Click HERE for information about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Woodbridge Public Library.
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Dear Library Friends and Patrons,

WPL welcomes you to visit our libraries in person. Please click HERE for hours by location. At this time the libraries remain on special hours. We will alert everyone in this eNews of a change in hours and library services. Guidelines for your visit are on our home page, HERE.
 
The library staff has planned virtual programs for your reading enjoyment and enrichment. We encourage you to continue to monitor Woodbridge Township Health Department news via the Mayor's Code Red announcements and CDC updates to guide your use of library resources and programs.

Here are some updates about new and continuing services:

  • Notary services are available. We recommend calling the branch you would like to visit ahead.
  • Book drops are open 24/7 in the Fords, Henry Inman and Iselin Branch libraries should you wish to make sure the books are returned without entering. We are checking books after a 3-day quarantine, but no fees are during the hold period.
  • Librarians continue to staff a Chat Information service from 10 am - 8 pm, Monday through Thursday and 10 am - 6 pm on Fridays.
  • Library staff members are monitoring the Ask-A-Librarian e-mail service to update library cards and are happy to assist with digital resources.
  • Library staff members are creating and sharing informational and educational social media posts. If you don't follow us yet, this would be a great time to like us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.
 
Please do not hesitate to click HERE to fill out a survey to let us know if we have been able to provide you with library services while the buildings were closed.
 
On behalf of the Woodbridge Public Library Board and Library Staff, I wish you health and safety, and welcome you to visit the Woodbridge Libraries.
 
Stay well,
 
Monica Eppinger
This e-mail newsletter is a service of Woodbridge Public Library.

Monica F. Eppinger 
Woodbridge, NJ
732-634-4450 x-7099


May 9, 2021