African American History Month Programs
Explore history and the arts this month with a lecture featuring Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps on the Underground Railroad, MOSAIC, an exhibit of original art of Derek Jay Dent that depicts the development of music in the New Jersey, a film series at Iselin Branch Library and displays of books and media available to borrow from all locations.
The Main Library offers more variety than ever in Computer Classes on the Third Floor BEC. Click HERE to view the list and register for upcoming classes.
Click HERE for a calendar of WPL Library programs for adults at all locations. Click on the calendar links for details and to register.
Two New Book Clubs!
"Blinded by the Light" is a song written and recorded by Bruce Springsteen, which first appeared on his 1973 debut album  Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
Blinded by the Light (2019)
Friday, February 14, 2:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

PG-13 | 1h 56min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music 
Movies are provided with support from The Friends of Woodbridge Libraries.
Iselin Film Series
Movies are provided with support from The Friends of the Libraries of Woodbridge.
Volunteer opportunities...Play Station Tuesdays...Discussion Fridays......and more is happening in the libraries for teens. Click HERE for a Teen Services activities.

Click HERE for a list of teen staff-recommended sites to search for your next great read.
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! 
Programs offered by the Children's Department are intended for children in grades K - 7 with an accompanying adult for children under 9 years.
Third Annual Family Winter Reading Challenge!
The WPL Children's Department has issued the 3rd Annual Winter Family Reading Challenge! The purpose of the program is to provide a fun and easy way to encourage the habit of reading. Reading as a family is a great way of spending quality time together. Your family can share stories of all kinds--mystery, fantasy (Harry Potter anyone?) and so much more! You can use books to craft together, cook together, learn together, be together. Also, it not just books, check out Hoopla and eLibraryNJ for digital books, audio books and more!
Many of our programs do not require registration, but kindly click on calendar links or the flyers posted to the eNews below for registration information. Registration is generally not required for Playgroup programs.
News from Friends
The Friends are running Special Sales on gently used books and video are happening this winter at all locations--curl up with a good read or video this winter!
Visit the Main Library for your next culture pass, courtesy of the Friends of the Library--there are many more to visit. Most Museum Passes circulate like a book for five days. Check our online catalog for availability of passes.
WPL Foundation Annual Appeal

The Woodbridge Public Library Foundation President, Sabriena Tarboush, has expressed her gratitude to all for generous responses to the Foundation's first annual appeal. Letters of thanks will be going out this week.

Development of the Foundation is one of the objectives of the strategic plan for 2017-2022, Opening the Doors: Re-imagining the Woodbridge Public Library .
More opportunies for lifelong learning
Woodbridge Township offers a variety of cultural arts experiences and educational programs in addition to support for library opportunities. Sign up for weekly Township e-News by clicking HERE .
Click on the Avanel Arts Center logo for performing arts events.
Click HERE for information about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Woodbridge Public Library.
Woodbridge Libraries are 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, NJ
732-634-4450 x-7099

February 9, 2020