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Upcoming Events
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Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fords Library

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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

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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

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Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099892/?ref_=nv_sr_1
When hypochondriac Joe Banks (Tom Hanks) learns that he is dying, he quits his bleak job and accepts an offer to throw himself into a volcano on a small tropical island.  With nothing to lose and s new found sense of freedom he journeys toward his courageous end, meeting interesting characters and maybe finally learning to truly live along the way.
Rated: PG  Run Time: 1h 42min  Comedy, Romance
The Henry Inman Branch Library is located at 607 Inman Ave. Colonia, N.J. 07067.  Any questions call 732-726-7072 X 7210.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Henry Inman Library

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Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fords Library

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Date
Friday, September 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.
Based on the book - Billy Lynn's long halftime walk  by Ben Fountain.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

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Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

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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

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Date
Friday, September 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
Based on the book - The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

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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

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Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

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

All Woodbridge Library cardholders age 18 and over are invited to participate in the library’s adult summer reading club, Build a Better World!, from June 19 through August 11! Don't have a library card? Visit your nearest WPL branch and get one today!

Although the theme focuses on creating a better world through art, science, literature, you are free to read or to listen to any book or audiobook you like, write reviews, enter to win weekly prizes (plus a Grand Prize!) and meet your fellow readers at a series of programs at the Main Library. Please note if you are counting children's books that they must be 250 pages or over.


HOW TO SUBMIT BOOKS AND REVIEWS


Reviews
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A post-war suspense novel about starting over. I read this in one sitting. Shreve, as always, paints a picture of the setting in such a way that you felt every raindrop, saw the stormy sea and heard the gorgeous piano music...   Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
The Stars are Fire
Author
Anita Shreve
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This book with stay with me for the rest of my life. Following four college friends throughout middle age, the reader gets swept into the lives of Malcolm, J.B., Wilhem and tragic Jude. While not for the faint of heart, I highly recommend this book!   Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
A Little Life
Author
Hanya Yanagihara
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This was really refreshing to read, especially during times like this when our world seems to be at constant war. If everyone pulls together and sticks together, we can make this world a better place and bring peace to our planet.   Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
Chicken Soup for the Soul Stories for a better world
Author
Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Candice C Carter, Susanna Palomares, Linda K Williams, Bradley L Winch
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Review
This is one of the most poignant, brutal and honest books that I have ever read. I read it during my commute to work and it will forever be known as the book that made me cry on the train.

It centers around Starr Carter, a 16 year old African American high schooler who sees her best friend get killed. It's incredibly relevant for today's readers and should be required reading. It also brings us issues about class, race and stereotypes that we as a society need to be talking about.  Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
The Hate U Give
Author
Angie Thomas
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Review
A comedic look at an American girl in Paris seeking life, adventure and love; this book, written 60 years ago, is still topical -- and funny.  Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
The Dud Avocado
Author
Elaine Dundy
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I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. Although Elin Hilderbrand is one of the author's I regularly read, sometimes she can be a little long winded. However, that was not the case for this book. Even though it was well over400 pages, I found it to be entertaining and moved along quite well.   Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
The Identicals
Author
Elin Hilderbrand
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This has to be one of the best books that I have ever read. I never knew how competitive Olympic rowing was in the 1930s. LOVED IT!!!  Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Author
Daniel James Brown
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This book gave me a new perspective on faith and religion. Everything happens for a reason, whether good or bad. It's all part of his plan for us. God is always there watching over us and listening to us. When things seem impossible, keep listening to God and let him direct you in the right direction. Things will improve.   Woodbridge Public Library Catalog
Title
God has a plan for your life
Author
Charles F Stanley
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