History from Art: From Saint to Santa Claus
History from Art: From Saint to Santa Claus
Tuesday, December 3 @ 7 PM
Woodbridge Main Library - Ground Floor Meeting Room
Michael Norris, Ph.D.will be our guide in an exploration through centuries of art, much of it now housed in East Coast museums, to learn how a kind Turkish bishop evolved into one of Christianity’s most beloved saints. Then through an analysis of American artwork we'll see Saint Nicholas changed again—into our beloved Santa Claus.  
Presenter, Michael Norris, received his BA in Classics from the University of California at San Diego, his MA in Classics and his Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. For over twenty years Professor Norris has also given presentations in classical and medieval art throughout New Jersey. In addition, he has lectured on trips all over the world.
This program is free and open to all. No registration is needed. 
More WPL Donation Opportunities
Thank you to library community members who have donated nearly 100 coats this year to Coats for Kids. The Rotary Club is accepting coats of all sizes for all ages through December 9th.
The Crescent Hearts Foundation will assemble kits and shelter donations on a date to be announced soon. All libraries are collection points for toiletry donations. Woodbridge Township has been a generous community in this effort.
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.
Movies @ Main: Little Women
Little Women (1933)
Friday, December 6, 2:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

A chronicle of the lives of a group of sisters growing up in nineteenth-century America. Film lovers--get ready for the Christmas Day release of Little Women (2010).

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.
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 .
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 woodbridgelibrary.org
Woodbridge, NJ
732-634-4450 x7099

December 1, 2019