Click HERE for news about our Notary Services.
Open Wi-Fi
in all locations.
Friends Book Sale Opens this Week
Join the Friends on Preview Day--Thursday, April 25th!
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. 
Click HERE for information about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Woodbridge Public Library.
Five Days!
Five Unique Art Exhibits!

A Cultural Arts Crawl will be held May 1st-5th, at arts venues in Woodbridge Township to celebrate the township’s 350th Anniversary. The Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge Main Library, Woodbridge Town Hall, Woodbridge Artisan Guild and the Avenel Arts Center, will show the work of award winning local artists from the show, woodBRIDGE to ART: A 350th Anniversary Celebration .  

Souvenir 350th Anniversary Cultural Arts Crawl “passports” will be available at all locations. Arts patrons who complete the crawl with stamps from all five locations will earn 350th Anniversary swag and be entered in a raffle for Grand Prizes.

Click HERE for more information and a list of reception dates.
All WPL locations have been collecting toiletries for those in need. Join us in our project with Crescents Hearts Foundation in assembling wellness kits on May 18th. Registration is not required.
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.
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 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.
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!

Please register online HERE or call 732-634-4450.
Business Tuesday Programs
Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

Bank accounts, revenue & expenses, payroll, cash flow and properly setting up and maintaining your finances is vital to any small business. Learn accounting basics to help ensure your financial success! This program is free and open to all. Registration is required--please click HERE or call the library at 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.
Visit the Friends of the Library Book Sale this week for children's materials at a great price. Proceeds benefit children's library programs and services, as well.
More Opportunities for Lifelong Learning
Township Recreation Department News!

We had to post this flyer from the talented Woodbridge Community Center staff.

Click HERE for news from Woodbridge Township Recreation Department.
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

April 21, 2019