Visit the New Local Travel Information Kiosk at the Main Library for Regional Destinations

Local Chamber of Commerce organizations have made local travel information brochures available free of charge at area libraries, and Woodbridge Main Library is one of the newest hubs for travel info.
Stop in to pick up some free guides to plan your next "getaway."
Fords Branch Library opens a welcoming Teen Space
Fords Branch Library staff have refurnished a Teen Space and redesigned a seating area in the Children's section for readers--visit soon to check it out.
Reviewed by WPL Staff--your next seasonal read may be on the list below--click HERE or on the WPL Home Page image below.
News from Friends
Important Notice about Our Museum Passes:

Gary Garrido Schneider, Executive Director of Grounds for Sculpture, notified the Friends of the Library that museum passes for Grounds for Sculpture will no longer be offering the Library Pass Program effectively immediately.

The Friends purchased two passes for the Library. One expired on October 31, 2019, so the Library will only have one pass available for circulation until May when the second pass expires.
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.
Click HERE for information about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Woodbridge Public Library.
Click HERE for to view and sign up for WPL programs.
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.
Wills, Estate Planning & Probate
Monday, November 18, 7:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

Please join guest speaker  Kenneth Vercammen , Managing Attorney from Kenneth Vercammen & Associates. This event is free and open to all. Veterans are encouraged to attend for Veterans’ month. Registration is required. Please register  HERE .
Meet the Author: Alex Salkin
Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

Local author Alex Salkin will be discussing the creation and themes of his 2019 New Jersey-centric fantasy novel  Desperate by Dusk.   Desperate by Dusk is a self-published, debut novel. Following the presentation, Alex will hold a Q&A session and book signing.  Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. Click HERE for details.

Alex is a life-long resident of New Jersey. He is a graduate of Colonia High School.  He has had a long time fascination with the local legends and abandoned places that dot the state. He also enjoys studying life sciences, going to renaissance festivals, and slinging twenty sided dice with friends.
Book Club (2018)
Friday, November 22, 2:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

PG-13 | 1h 44min | Comedy, Drama, Romance 

This program is provided with the support of Friends of Woodbridge Township Libraries.
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.
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! 
Programs offered by the Children's Department are intended for children in grades K - 7 with an accompanying adult for children under 9 years.
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.
Visit Fords Branch Library for a fresh collection of multimedia for all ages, a new digital literacy station for preschoolers and their parents and surround yourself in some bright, fall decor to accompany an intellectual treat.
More opportunies for lifelong learning
Woodbridge Township offers a variety of cultural arts experiences and educational programs in addition to library opportunities. Sign up for weekly Township e-News by clicking HERE .
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 a
Woodbridge, NJ
732-634-4450 x7099

November 17, 2019