New Year - New Series!
Staff picks this month are all the first in a popular series. Click on the books for more information, and to put them on reserve with your library card number and pin.
Broaden your horizon-- Click here to take a look at computer class at Woodbridge Public Library . Classes are offered on a rotating basis, and include a choice of morning, afternoon or evening class times for your convenience. Register on-line here .
New Volunteers Training
Wednesday, January 9, 1:30 PM
Main Library Third Floor BEC

Make a difference in the life of a special needs adult with your love of reading…

WPL is looking for adult volunteers with an hour a week to share as well as take a delightful journey through literature with people in the Woodbridge community who need a hand. 
Working with special needs readers has a simple premise with profound implications, and is provided by Next Chapter Book Club at Woodbridge Public Library. Click here for more information.
The 11th Hour (2007)
Friday, January 11, 2:00 PM

A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

Director: Leila Conners (as Leila Conners Petersen), Nadia Conners
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenny Ausubel, Thom Hartmann 

This program is offered with generous support of the Friends of the Library.
ESL Conversation Groups and Beginning English Casses Winter/Spring Registration:

Fords Branch Meeting Room
January 17: 10:30 am – 12:30 PM

Henry Inman Branch Meeting Room
January 17: 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Instruction and ESL Conversation Group leaders will be provided in partnership with Literacy NJ , a statewide literacy services provider. For more information about ESL classes at Woodbridge Public Libraries, Literacy NJ or classes offered in the area, please contact Melissa Bernstein of Literacy NJ, 732-906-5456,
Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 PM
Henry Inman Branch 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
The Woodbridge Downtown Merchants Association is offering a coupon book to local charities for a suggested donation of $5. Visit the libraries to support the Friends of the Libraries and pick up a booklet full of savings.

Coupons are valid until December of 2019.

Thank you for your support of the Friends and merchants in Downtown Woodbridge.
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.
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 or call the library locations to ensure that space is available.
More Opportunities for Lifelong Learning
Woodbridge Garden Club Presents:
Square Foot Gardening Basics
Tuesday, Janaury 8, 6:45 PM
Iselin Branch Library Meeting Room

Althea Llewellyn, Union County Master Gardener, will present the basics of Square Foot Gardening - a simple, efficient and productive way to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers in a small space with less effort.

This program is free and open to the public with thanks to the Woodbridge Garden Club.
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

January 6, 2019