Free Wi-Fi in all locations!
Women's History Month Program
Monday, March 11, 7:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

In honor of  Women’s History Month  and  Red Cross Month , the Woodbridge Public Library is proud to host accomplished actor Pat Jordan, of the  American Historical Theatre , as she embodies Clara Barton in a walk through her life’s achievements in “Angel of the Battlefield.”

This program is funded by the  New Jersey Council for the Humanities .
 
This event is free and open to all! 
Click HERE to view the Iselin collection of cookbooks--enjoy a browse before you visit!
Info-in-the-Library-Lobbies
Visit the our libraries for tabletop programs on the following dates, times and locations:
(Click on the event title for more information)

Main Library

Census Bureau Jobs (starting at $17/hour!) Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12
5:30 - 8:00 PM

Home Energy Assistance Wednesday, March 13, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Iselin Branch Library

Blood Pressure Screening with Nurse Jackie Monday, March 11, 12:30-1:30 PM Stop in on your lunch hour!
Save the Date:
Saturday, March 23, 11 am, Main Library Meeting Room

Congratulations to our Outreach and Programming Staff who have been awarded a grant a 2019 NJ STEM Month Mini-Grant with funding generously provided by the Overdeck Family Foundation. NJ STEM Month highlights the Garden State’s incredible accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, math and innovation. For more about NJ STEM Pathways and NJ STEM Month please see njstempathways.org/stemmonth .

New Jersey Makers Day is a statewide celebration of making and maker culture that takes place every March in the Garden State. 

Fords, Henry Inman and Iselin Branch Libraries and Teen Services Librarians have scheduled maker events during the month of March to gear up for NJ Makers Day--check the calendar of events HERE.
True Grit (2010)
Friday, March 15, 2:00 PM

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.

PG-13 | 1h 50min | Adventure, Drama, Western 

This program is offered with generous support of the Friends of the Library.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4 and 11, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

Are you or a loved one living with arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic pain, anxiety or other ongoing health conditions? It is time to take control of your health!

Join us for a FREE, six-week health education workshop for people with any ongoing or long-term health conditions or their caregivers.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS A MUST. For more information and to register BY MARCH 4, please contact Division of Multi-Service Program on Aging at: 732-726-6262.
Meet the Local Author:
Steven Knapp and The Bones of St. Pierre
Tuesday, March 19, 7:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

The Bones of Saint Pierre, the first in a series of historic Can't Put It Down Books mysteries by Woodbridge area author Steven Knapp, was released in February. 

A book signing will follow his presentation.
FREE Concert!
Generations Early Music Ensemble 
Tuesday, March 19, 7:00 PM
Henry Inman Library Meeting Room

When was the last time you heard a harpsichord?

The "Generations" ensemble is so named because the players span generations. The youngest player is recorder prodigy Robert Dorsey. They will be playing music of the renaissance, baroque and modern periods. This will be a lively, fun and short (so you can bring the kids) concert where you can not only hear some beautiful music but also learn a little about how music was played hundreds of years ago.
Business Tuesdays @ Fords Branch Library
Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 PM
Fords Branch Library Meeting Room

Learn how to create you free Yelp Business account. That will give you access to valuable data on customer behaviors and let you manage your reputation. The seminar will address what you get for free and the upgrades that you can pay for even before you advertise. Click HERE for more information.

Obligent Consulting, BDC (Middlesex County) Rutgers University CTEC Program and the Woodbridge Downtown Merchants Association.
Thursday, April 25, 7:00 PM
Iselin Branch Library Meeting Room

Join us for a community discussion of new ideas in Technology, Entertainment and Design as we continue our series of four library programs, TEDxWoodbridgePublicLibrary. If you are new to TED Talks or a seasoned TED Talk enthusiast, this program is for you.

The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will engage local voices and TED Talk videos on the topic of Personal Growth.

Registration is not required. This program is free and open to the public.
News from Friends
Did you know that Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice?

AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon – same products, same prices, same service! Support the Friends Of The Libraries Of Woodbridge Township Inc by starting your shopping at  http://www.AmazonSmile.com .

Log in with your Amazon username and password at  http://www.smile.amazon.com ; scroll down to the selection bar and scroll down to select Friends of The Libraries of Woodbridge Township Inc. 
Most products are eligible on Amazon Smile–if not, you’ll be notified. You can checkout normally as well. No extra cost is passed onto you–Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Friends of The Libraries of Woodbridge Township Inc!
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.
Click HERE for information about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Woodbridge Public Library.
Alternate Fridays, 3:45-4:45pm
Main Library BEC
Grades 8-12

Have something you want to talk about? An issue you want to see different sides of? Need advice about something? Itching to share your new favorite conspiracy theory? Just want to vent? Here's a supportive, safe, non-judgment space for you to do all of the above, and more.

Registration is not 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! 
Many of our programs do not require registration, but kindly click on the flyers and links to register for programs on-line. You are also welcome to call the library locations to ensure that space is available.
Celebrate the Author!
Kate DiCamillo
Monday, March 25, 4:00 PM
Fords Branch Library Meeting Room

A Celebrate the Author "Kate DiCamillo" program for Gr. K-7 and an accompanying adult for children under age 9. Stories, book discussion, and a craft will be included in the program. No registration is required for Woodbridge Township residents. For further information CLICK HERE , visit the Fords Branch Library at 211 Ford Avenue in Fords or call 732-726-7071, ext. 7200.
More Opportunities for Lifelong Learning
Make your opinion count...
Middlesex County has asked for help with a new master plan, Destination 2040 . Visit the Main Library Circulation Desk to fill out a card.

Woodbridge Town Hall, 1 Main Street, Woodbridge, is also a collection point for opinion cards.
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 
Director@woodbridgelibrary.org
Woodbridge Township, NJ

March 10, 2019