Click HERE for news about our Notary Services.
Open Wi-Fi
in all locations.
Visit the Fords Branch Library during April to experience the work of the Middlesex County Program for Gifted and Talented in Literary, Performing and Visual Arts. Information about the county program is available HERE and with the exhibit.
Meet the Author
Meet Author Sarada Chiruvolu
Thursday, April 18, 7:00 PM
Iselin Branch Library Meeting Room

Author Sarada Chiruvolu Sarada will be present her autobiographical book, Home at Last , which tracks Sarada’s spiritual quest for self-realization in the midst of a successful pharmaceutical career. Sarada details how she found a way to incorporate her spiritual discipline into her everyday life with her family.

Find out more about Sarada through her website - www.saradachiruvolu.com.
Successful Gardening in Small Spaces
Monday, April 15, 7:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

Learn how to grow fresh produce at home through this FREE workshop presented by Master Gardeners of Middlesex County!
This workshop will explore square foot gardening, a type of gardening that concentrates on a small, clearly defined area and incorporates the use of compost. Container gardening will also be discussed. This technique can often give urban gardeners a way to safely and productively grow their favorite crops. 
This program is free and open to all. Registration is not required.
Save the Date: April 26-28 for the Friends' Annual Book Sale
The Friends of the Libraries of Woodbridge Township  will hold their annual book sale at the  Woodbridge Main Library  beginning with a special members-only evening on Thursday, April 25 at 4pm, then opening to the public on Friday, April 26 and continuing through Sunday, April 28.

Click HERE for details. 
For our
Game of Thrones fans...

The Life and Culture section of the New York Times for Sunday, April 14--the date Game of Thrones saga returns to the screen as Season 8 --will be available all week at the Main Library in the Periodicals Department.

Warning: Though it's a handy refresher for up-to-date fans of print and film, there are world changing spoilers for everyone else!
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.
Click HERE for information about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Woodbridge Public Library.
The Main Library offers Computer Classes in the Third Floor BEC. Click HERE to view the list and register for upcoming classes.
We've added some new classes! Exploring Lynda.com on Tuesday, April 16th, and Geneaology with Digital Resources on Tuesday, April 23.
Movies @ Main
...will begin again on Friday, May 3rd!

Click HERE for a list of popular seven-day DVD rentals--now with no check-out fees.
Business Tuesday Programs

Tuesday, April 16 @ 7:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room


For a small business owner "Success" might simply mean enough cash in the bank. The banker would look at a few years of balance sheets and P&L statements but what good is that if you can not make payroll? Other than paying employees and other debtors, cash also generates flexibility and resilience. But cash is not cash flow. This session will get into the subject of cash flow. Attendees will
 
  • Gain an understanding of cash flow
  • Learn how to develop a cash flow statement and projections
  • Set goals
  • Learn ways to optimize cash flow

Registration is not required. This program is free and open to all.
Fords Craft Night!
Make Your Own Yarn Vase
Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 PM
Fords Branch Library Meeting Room

Join us for a night of crafting @ the Fords Branch Library. Adults (18+) are invited to make their own yarn vase using recycled glass bottles and yarn! All supplies will be provided! Participants need only to bring their crafting spirit!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
Please register online HERE or call 732-634-4450.
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.
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--with a week for us to process your entry--we can 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.
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

April 14, 2019