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Upcoming Events
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Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
REGISTRATION FOR THE SUMMER CODING CLUB IS FILLED. PLEASE CONTACT THE TEEN SERVICES LIBRARIAN AT 732-634-4450 ext. 7130 or dgarcia@woodbridgelibrary.org TO SIGN UP FOR THE WAITING LIST. WE WILL ALSO BE OFFERING ANOTHER CODING CLUB IN THE FALL!! 

Have you always wanted to learn how to code? Want to make cool projects you can share with friends? Join our Summer Coding Club! 

Our club will use Google CS First and related coding websites to learn computer science skills and create cool, functional projects that you can show off to your friends and add to on your own! 

The program runs for 8 sessions, and students must be able to commit to participating in the first 4 sessions at the minimum. It will be held in the BEC room on the third floor of the Main Library. Open to grades 6-12. 

Space is limited and registration is required, so sign up today! 
Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
REGISTRATION FOR THE SUMMER CODING CLUB IS FILLED. PLEASE CONTACT THE TEEN SERVICES LIBRARIAN AT 732-634-4450 ext. 7130 or dgarcia@woodbridgelibrary.org TO SIGN UP FOR THE WAITING LIST. WE WILL ALSO BE OFFERING ANOTHER CODING CLUB IN THE FALL!! 

Have you always wanted to learn how to code? Want to make cool projects you can share with friends? Join our Summer Coding Club! 

Our club will use Google CS First and related coding websites to learn computer science skills and create cool, functional projects that you can show off to your friends and add to on your own! 

The program runs for 8 sessions, and students must be able to commit to participating in the first 4 sessions at the minimum. It will be held in the BEC room on the third floor of the Main Library. Open to grades 6-12. 

Space is limited and registration is required, so sign up today! 
Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Make an incredibly awesome and unique organizer for your school binder completely from duct tape! 

Holds pens, post-its, your school ID, and more! Get organized before school starts and never lose anything EVER AGAIN! 

All supplies provided. No experience necessary. Open to grades 8-12. 

Questions? Call 732-634-4450 ext. 7130 or email dgarcia@woodbridgelibrary.org. 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
No registration required. Free tickets will be given out starting at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own blanket! Bring your own snacks!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Enjoy an afternoon of fun and board games with our new gaming group! Join us on Saturday August 26 from 12-4 pm, in the 2nd Floor Magazine Room, for an afternoon of meeting new people and playing new games. This month we will be playing a selection of family games! Featured games will be wits and wagers, ticket to ride, love letter (Christmas and munchkin editions) and scattergories categories. Anyone who has competed against family knows that just just because just because it's fun and games doesn't mean it's fun and games. Prepare for serious fun.! 

Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
REGISTRATION FOR THE SUMMER CODING CLUB IS FILLED. PLEASE CONTACT THE TEEN SERVICES LIBRARIAN AT 732-634-4450 ext. 7130 or dgarcia@woodbridgelibrary.org TO SIGN UP FOR THE WAITING LIST. WE WILL ALSO BE OFFERING ANOTHER CODING CLUB IN THE FALL!! 

Have you always wanted to learn how to code? Want to make cool projects you can share with friends? Join our Summer Coding Club! 

Our club will use Google CS First and related coding websites to learn computer science skills and create cool, functional projects that you can show off to your friends and add to on your own! 

The program runs for 8 sessions, and students must be able to commit to participating in the first 4 sessions at the minimum. It will be held in the BEC room on the third floor of the Main Library. Open to grades 6-12. 

Space is limited and registration is required, so sign up today! 
Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
REGISTRATION FOR THE SUMMER CODING CLUB IS FILLED. PLEASE CONTACT THE TEEN SERVICES LIBRARIAN AT 732-634-4450 ext. 7130 or dgarcia@woodbridgelibrary.org TO SIGN UP FOR THE WAITING LIST. WE WILL ALSO BE OFFERING ANOTHER CODING CLUB IN THE FALL!! 

Have you always wanted to learn how to code? Want to make cool projects you can share with friends? Join our Summer Coding Club! 

Our club will use Google CS First and related coding websites to learn computer science skills and create cool, functional projects that you can show off to your friends and add to on your own! 

The program runs for 8 sessions, and students must be able to commit to participating in the first 4 sessions at the minimum. It will be held in the BEC room on the third floor of the Main Library. Open to grades 6-12. 

Space is limited and registration is required, so sign up today! 
Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
3:45 PM
Description
Want to make a difference in your community and earn service hours? Join the Woodbridge Public Library Teen Advisory Group! We get together to plan and approve library programs, find out about volunteer opportunities, come up with ideas for library purchases, and generate library support.

The group is open to grades 8-12. No advance registration is required, just stop by a reference desk and fill out an application or come to a meeting! 

WHERE: Main Library BEC Room (on the third floor) 

Questions? Call the Main Library at 732-634-4450 x 7130 to get more info.

Show some library love and join today! 
Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Don't get faked out by the news! Join Dina Meky, Reference & Instruction Librarian @ Berkeley College, and learn how to to distinguish fact from fiction and spot misinformation.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 18, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
The Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band performs the electrifying folk music of Colombia, South America. The rhythms will make you dance! The accordion will sing to your soul! These happy songs contain the cultural memory of a people with roots in Africa, Native America and Europe. Learn the stories behind this unique music, learn some dance steps, and come dance the cumbia with Viva Vallenato!


Location
Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Please contact the Teen Services Librarian at 732-634-4450 ext. 7130 or dgarcia@woodbridgelibrary.org to register. 

Have you always wanted to learn how to code? Want to make cool projects you can share with friends? Join our Fall Coding Club! 

Our club will use Google CS First to learn computer science skills and create cool, functional projects that you can show off to your friends and add to on your own! 

The program runs for 8 sessions, and students must be able to commit to participating in the first 4 sessions at the minimum. It will be held in the BEC room on the third floor of the Main Library. Open to grades 6-12. 
Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Color yourself happy! 

Create DIY Sharpie T-Shirts, play some games, have some snacks, and just CHILL OUT. 

PLEASE BRING A CLEAN WHITE T-SHIRT WITH YOU. All other supplies will be provided. Open to grades 8-12. 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

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Important Messages
Welcome to the Summer Reading Clubs of the Woodbridge Public Library System!

All readers in grades 8 through 12 are invited to participate in the library’s teen summer reading program from June 26 through August 11 2017. This year's theme is Build a Better World!

Join the program, and for every book, ebook, graphic novel, manga, or audiobook you read or listen to, you'll have a chance to win awesome prizes!

To sign up: fill out a registration sheet at the Main Library adult reference desk or the branches, or register online. If you sign up with the sheet, you will automatically have an account created for you online. Your default username is your first name and initial of last name (aka AmyM), and your password is the last 4 digits of the phone number you list.

To enter contests: Fill out a ticket for each item and turn them in at the Main Library adult reference desk or at the branches. OR get all technological and log your items in online via this portal! You can use either option or a combo of both (just don't repeat items).

Log in 5 items and you will be entered into the first level drawing. Log in 5 more and you will be entered into the next, and 5 more for the Grand Prize! Each drawing level means a chance at a bigger prize!

There's no reading hours to keep track of!

You can also win prizes with our Book in a Jar contests, weekly Digital Scavenger Hunt on the Teen Space Blog, and by submitting reviews. And don't forget about the great programs going on this summer for readers just like you!

If you need help registering or logging in, just stop by a reference desk at the Main Library or any of the branches, or call 732-634-4450 ext 7130.
Reviews
Review
The first half of this book was beautiful, a book about a murder mystery through the eyes of an autistic boy (or at least that’s what the reader can diagnose) and how he finds out the truth. The simplicity of the writing provided an easy to read book with diagrams and explanations to form an engaging story. Then halfway through, it all started to go downhill. Where I thought this book would educate readers on teens with autism, I started to feel as if it mocked them instead. After the mystery was solved, the main character is thrust into another story that focuses around running away from home. Within pages, the story dulled and I constantly lost interest. It felt as if the story was lacking in length and the author decided to combine another story at the end. This story that the potential to be a great book, and it still can be if the reader stops halfway through.   Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author
Mark Haddon
Rating
Review
I went into this very hesitantly, I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it or like the concept. But, on the contrary, I found this novel to be such a cute, fun book with a hilarious tone. The main character, Audrey, suffers from an anxiety disorder and we follow her story as she comes out of her shell and stands up for herself. This book seemed so realistic, the family’s relationship with one another was something I had seen mirrored in real life. Audrey’s character was also very developed and we could see her progress through the story. With a wide range of characters and many dynamics, this novel expands on a serious topic in a light hearted manner. I definitely recommend it!
  Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
Finding Audrey
Author
Sophie Kinsella
Rating
Review
All of J.K Rowling’s works are amazing. It’s practically a fact. And this one further proved my point. I had watched the movie first earlier in the year and when I saw that this screenplay existed, I immediately picked it up and blocked out a couple hours for this book. And it was all worth it. It was almost identical to the movie and did a wonderful job portraying the characters in a written format. It was written as a screenplay, but it didn’t take away from the story or attenuate the effect. Definitely recommended for all Harry Potter fans!  Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
Author
J.K. Rowling
Rating
Review
I was prepared to give this book five stars, from the beginning I had thought how perfect this was for me: a sci-fi dystopian novel in space. I had also gotten positive feedback from other trusted readers, but unfortunately, my hype had caused me to hold higher expectations than usual. Now don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed this book, but it didn’t reach that five-star rating I was hoping to give. I found the writing to be confusing and complex, with not enough time spent on world building or character development. At places, it seemed as if the plot was speeding but there were also areas where it dragged on. I also felt that there were many unnecessary scenes and metaphorical aspects. Overall, it was a good book, a great one even if compared to others, but my critique is only from it not being amazing.   Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
Red Rising
Author
Pierce Brown
Rating
Review
This isn’t a book or a novel. It’s a confession. A diary. Jenny Lawson takes her mental illness story from everyday life and publishes it. And it’s hilarious. Now mental illness is certainly not a funny topic, nor should it be. But the way Jenny finds these comical moments in times of despair is truly very heartwarming to read about. Her writing is fresh, unfiltered and provides the perfect tone for this type of story. This documentation of her life is uplifting and proves the benefits of a positive outlook. Though this story may not appeal to all, I would recommend giving it a try anyway.
  Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
Furiously Happy
Author
Jenny Lawson
Rating
Review
I’m awestruck at how this author managed to fit this story into 237 pages. This story had many characters, each with a story to tell, and on top of that, we experienced each and every one of them-in detail. Told from the point of view of an anonymous inmate with hidden crimes, we follow the people in the prison, some including the officers, the warden, and a lady who wants to save them all. Many themes are entwined with their stories and show the reality of life. We witness the possibility of redemption, truth of prison life, identity, and humanity at its worst. It’s a story that doesn’t gloss over the truth, it’s given to you, however ugly it may be. I would definitely recommend it if people would like a dare to see if they could stomach it.   Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
The Enchanted
Author
Rene Denfeld
Rating
Review
This was such a fun read! The simplistic storytelling aspect enhanced the tale that held the capability of evoking powerful emotions. It delves into the idea of dreams and the supposed creatures that give people their dreams and fight off the Sinisteeds, creatures that give nightmares. We follow a young troubled boy who has been through difficult times and his broken home. The metaphorical messages with the creatures show how important hope can be to remedy a problem or state of mind. All in all, it was a quick read that left the story lingering in your mind for days on end.   Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
Gossamer
Author
Lois Lowry
Rating
Review
I had read "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell a while back and I was always intrigued by one of the aspects of that story: excerpts from a fan fiction one of the characters writes. My lingering curiosity was finally quenched when I discovered this book, the published full fan fiction we had read excerpts from. I went into this thinking it was a Harry Potter ripoff. It wasn’t. It included magical elements resembling Harry Potter, but everything else was distinctively unique. The world and characters developed so much throughout the story along with the plot, it kept moving without it dragging on despite its lengthy appearance. The dialogue was also realistic and relatable further making the characters easier to fall in love with. This book also included political, friendship, and dark themes woven into the story. I had so much fun reading this book and would definitely recommend this! It’s a wonderful book full of sarcasm, lovable characters (even the villains) and beautiful, raw writing.   Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
Carry On
Author
Rainbow Rowell
Rating