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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
LiteracyNJ will offer a Beginning ESL Group. Beginning ESL Groups provide a comfortable environment for learners to begin to acquire and develop basic skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for registrants who signed up at one of the Fall 2017 ESL Conversation Registration Sessions or by contacting Melissa Bernstein of LiteracyNJ, at 732-906-5456 or mbernstein@literacynj.org.

Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Free workshop presented by Senior Advisors.   

At this workshop you will learn:
What's Changed in 2018?
5 Biggest Mistakes Made by Most Medicare Beneficiaries.
Original Medicare versus Medicare Advantage Plans.
How do Medicare Supplement Policies Work?
How do Medicare Prescription Drug programs work?
When must you sign-up for Medicare to avoid late enrollment penalties and coverage gaps??
What are the legislative changes being proposed to Medicare in the future?
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Registration is required.  If you need help registering please call the library at 732-634-4450 X7120.

Please note this program will begin at 6:30 PM.


Location
Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
LiteracyNJ will offer a Conversation Group in 15 week sessions. ESL Conversation Groups provide a comfortable environment for Intermediate and Advanced English language learners to practice their English. Discussions give the students opportunities to share their experiences and ask questions. Lessons include units on health, finances, and work and focus on new vocabulary, basic grammar, idioms, and other English for everyday life.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for registrants who signed up at one of the Fall 2017 ESL Conversation Registration Sessions or by contacting Melissa Bernstein of LiteracyNJ, at 732-906-5456 or mbernstein@literacynj.org.
Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
LiteracyNJ will offer a Beginning ESL Group. Beginning ESL Groups provide a comfortable environment for learners to begin to acquire and develop basic skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for registrants who signed up at one of the Fall 2017 ESL Conversation Registration Sessions or by contacting Melissa Bernstein of LiteracyNJ, at 732-906-5456 or mbernstein@literacynj.org.

Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 30, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
A parent-directed drop-in craft for all children.  Come any time between 2:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. and see what we are making!  Instructions and supplies are provided for families to make a craft in the library. Supplies are limited - one craft per child please!  No registration is required.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
LiteracyNJ will offer a Beginning ESL Group. Beginning ESL Groups provide a comfortable environment for learners to begin to acquire and develop basic skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for registrants who signed up at one of the Fall 2017 ESL Conversation Registration Sessions or by contacting Melissa Bernstein of LiteracyNJ, at 732-906-5456 or mbernstein@literacynj.org.

Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
LiteracyNJ will offer a Conversation Group in 15 week sessions. ESL Conversation Groups provide a comfortable environment for Intermediate and Advanced English language learners to practice their English. Discussions give the students opportunities to share their experiences and ask questions. Lessons include units on health, finances, and work and focus on new vocabulary, basic grammar, idioms, and other English for everyday life. 

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for registrants who signed up at one of the Fall 2017 ESL Conversation Registration Sessions or by contacting Melissa Bernstein of LiteracyNJ, at 732-906-5456 or mbernstein@literacynj.org.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
LiteracyNJ will offer a Beginning ESL Group. Beginning ESL Groups provide a comfortable environment for learners to begin to acquire and develop basic skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for registrants who signed up at one of the Fall 2017 ESL Conversation Registration Sessions or by contacting Melissa Bernstein of LiteracyNJ, at 732-906-5456 or mbernstein@literacynj.org.

Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 03, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description

A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared. 
R | 1h 45min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 6 May 2016 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 06, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
"A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family."
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Henry Inman Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
LiteracyNJ will offer a Conversation Group in 15 week sessions. ESL Conversation Groups provide a comfortable environment for Intermediate and Advanced English language learners to practice their English. Discussions give the students opportunities to share their experiences and ask questions. Lessons include units on health, finances, and work and focus on new vocabulary, basic grammar, idioms, and other English for everyday life.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for registrants who signed up at one of the Fall 2017 ESL Conversation Registration Sessions or by contacting Melissa Bernstein of LiteracyNJ, at 732-906-5456 or mbernstein@literacynj.org.
Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
LiteracyNJ will offer a Beginning ESL Group. Beginning ESL Groups provide a comfortable environment for learners to begin to acquire and develop basic skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for registrants who signed up at one of the Fall 2017 ESL Conversation Registration Sessions or by contacting Melissa Bernstein of LiteracyNJ, at 732-906-5456 or mbernstein@literacynj.org.

Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
LiteracyNJ will offer a Conversation Group in 15 week sessions. ESL Conversation Groups provide a comfortable environment for Intermediate and Advanced English language learners to practice their English. Discussions give the students opportunities to share their experiences and ask questions. Lessons include units on health, finances, and work and focus on new vocabulary, basic grammar, idioms, and other English for everyday life.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for registrants who signed up at one of the Fall 2017 ESL Conversation Registration Sessions or by contacting Melissa Bernstein of LiteracyNJ, at 732-906-5456 or mbernstein@literacynj.org.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 17, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
LiteracyNJ will offer a Beginning ESL Group. Beginning ESL Groups provide a comfortable environment for learners to begin to acquire and develop basic skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for registrants who signed up at one of the Fall 2017 ESL Conversation Registration Sessions or by contacting Melissa Bernstein of LiteracyNJ, at 732-906-5456 or mbernstein@literacynj.org.

Location
Book Examination Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 17, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Homefront (2013)

A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.
R | 1h 40min | Action, Crime, Drama | 27 November 2013 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 20, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
The Holiday (2006)
"Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love."
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Henry Inman Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 20, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
      WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY

     SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ (Author- Wills and Estate Administration by the ABA)

     Main Topics:

1. 2018 changes to NJ Estate Tax & changes to taxes on pensions
2. Updates in Federal Estate and Gift Tax 

3. The New Probate Law and preparation of Wills   

4. Why a new Power of Attorney is important 

5.  Living Wills             

6.  Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate   

COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, "Answers to Questions about Probate" and Administration of an Estate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trusts.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
LiteracyNJ will offer a Beginning ESL Group. Beginning ESL Groups provide a comfortable environment for learners to begin to acquire and develop basic skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for registrants who signed up at one of the Fall 2017 ESL Conversation Registration Sessions or by contacting Melissa Bernstein of LiteracyNJ, at 732-906-5456 or mbernstein@literacynj.org.

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
Review
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
Rating
Review
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
Rating
Review
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
Rating
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
Rating
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
Rating
Review
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
Rating
Review
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
Rating
Review
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
Rating