Veni, vidi, bocce!
Eagle Scout candidate Austin M. DiMaio (left) of Troop 53, Fords, looks on as a tournament set of bocce balls is broken in at Charles Shaughnessy Park--just across the bridge over Pumpkin Patch creek from the Henry Inman Branch Library--where he has completed the work on his Eagle Award Project. Library patron George Vassiliades (top left) donated a tournament bocce ball set and instructions to the library for circulation to anyone with a library card. Also pictured above are Troop 53 Scoutmaster Paul Goetz and Inman Branch Manager Amera Elbayar. Volunteers stand ready to play the intergenerational game. Visit the Henry Inman Branch to check out the bocce balls.
Also at Henry Inman: Fresh Herbs and Recipes!
If you stop at the Henry Inman Branch in Colonia for a Quick Pick (lucky day books) or a game of bocce ball, pick up some free, fresh herbs of your choice with recipes to try--compliments of the Henry Inman Branch Staff Herb Garden.

Summer Reading 2021 is Here!
Sign up now!
Programs for Adults
Learn something new this month!
Registration is required for adult programs.
This program presented by the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts looks at various aspects related to horse-powered travel, including primary source document accounts of what it was like to travel by stagecoach. It will also explore the wide range of horse-powered vehicles that were on the road in the 19th century and what it meant to have a horse as your “engine.” 

Register here.
Join us virtually for a discussion of The Second Mother by Jenny Milchman. Copies of the book are available at select branches and through the MURAL library system. Some copies are available in large print too for those who prefer it. This event is free and open to all.

Register here.
Introducing Hybrid Programming!

For August we are introducing hybrid programming! Some of our programs in August will be in-person outside at the Woodbridge Main Library in our courtyard located under the overhang near the parking lot by the side of the building. We will also continue to stream the programs live over Zoom. In the event of extreme weather the program will revert to completely virtual at the advertised time. 
From Cerberus, of ancient Greek mythology, to the war dogs, pets, and hunting dogs of Rome, Mike Norris will guide us as we look at examples in Classical art to learn how man’s best friend preserved the life, limb, and property of his master.

Register here.
Animals across all kingdoms start off as young, often adorable versions of their adult selves. This presentation brought to you by veterinary technician, Genia Pultorak, of Garden State Veterinary Specialists will feature fan favorite babies of the world, as well as highlight the wonderful differences between some of the juvenile animals we come across in the wild and in our own backyards. 

Register here.
Kids and Families
Make sure to visit the Main Library or our branches for awesome, FREE children's grab & go and take & make kits!
Check out the WPL Playlists for YouTubes from some of our favorite readers by clicking HERE! To receive an alert to new library programs on YouTube, visit the library YouTube Channel and click on SUBSCRIBE.
Stuff for Teens

Sign up for Teen Summer Reading today! The program runs until August 13th and each book you read and log gives you a new chance to win one of these sweet prize baskets!

Throughout the summer we'll have DIY kits, giveways, raffles, and more!
We've got a special edition of our Book Boxes for June! Head to any location to pick one up, an this month you get to keep the book!
Want to help make the library better and get some volunteer hours? Submit some book hours! Get 1 hour for every 100 pages you read. Find out more or submit your book reviews here!
Database of the Week!
Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. is dedicated to changing people's lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company's innovative, personalized language and reading programs drive positive learning outcomes in thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and for millions of individual learners around the world. Build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in 30 languages with focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more!
News from Friends
The Friends of the Library Book Sale has been rescheduled for September 24-26, 2021.

Kindly store books that you intend to donate to WPL until further notice. A generous year of donations has our dedicated Friends at capacity. Thanks to all for your consideration.
Click HERE for information about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Woodbridge Public Library.
More opportunities for
lifelong learning & recreation!
Call the concert hotline at 732-602-6045 for up to the minute information.
Visit one of our locations!
Try our new all-in-one app, WPL on the Go!
This e-mail newsletter is a service of Woodbridge Public Library.

Monica F. Eppinger 
Woodbridge, NJ
732-634-4450 x-7099

July 25, 2021