Browsings by Michael Dirda

Author Talk: Michael Dirda

Join author Michael Dirda for his author talk on Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting and Living with Books. Dirda's latest volume collects 50 of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves. Browsings is a celebration of the reading life, a fan's notes, and the perfect gift for any book lover.
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New Year, New Nutrition with Deborah Chin

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 2:00 pm

Start the New Year with a new plan for your nutrition. Certified Holistic Health Coach Deborah Chin will lead this fun and informative workshop for adults. 
Judge Robert  L. Wilkins

"Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture"

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

 Join the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club and  the community as we celebrate Black History Month through conversation and a book signing with the U.S. Circuit Honorable Robert L. Wilkins.
The Water Knife

Capitol Hill Reads - The Water Knife

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:30 pm

Our book for December is The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi, a science fiction story about the scarcity of water in the Southwest United States... just in time for the Holidays. We will meet at Capital Teas at 731 8th St. SE - many thanks to our Barracks Row neighbors for hosting us.
Stack of Books

Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 am

The Friends of the Southwest Library will be holding a Holiday Book Sale from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All proceeds go to equipment and programming needs for the Southwest Library. Most books are $1 or less. Shop for fun and inexpensive stocking stuffers (e.g. $.25 pocket paperbacks) and help the Southwest neighborhood too!
Movie Poster featuring Angela Davis

Black Power Mixtape

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 5:30 pm

Previously unseen footage of Malcolm X, Stokey Carmichael, Angela Davis and other leaders, set to music with commentary by modern hip-hop artists such as Talib Kweli.  Directed by Goran Olsson.  Adults.
LaRose by Louise Erdrich

Capitol Hill Reads LaRose by Louise Erdrich

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:30 pm

Our first book of the new year will be the lauded Louise Erdrich's most recent title LaRose, a huanting tale of justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture. RSVP here.
The Subdivisions of Avalon Heights,Montello, Woodridge and Winthrop Heights

Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club Presents a Book Signing with Jeremiah Montague, Jr.

Join the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club for a special presentation and book signing.  Mr. Montague Jr. will discuss his new book "The Subdivisions of Avalon Heights, Woodridge,and Winthrop Heights".
Tenley-Frienship Book Discussion Group

Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 2:00 pm

Join us for rousing discussions on a variety of titles that cover all genres of fiction. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month January through October, and then the first Wednesday of December.  
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Woodridge Anime Club: November/December Schedule

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 3:00 pm

Join Woodridge Anime on the above date for manga chat and episode viewings throughout early Winter 2016.  Come for snacks, then hangout with club members to view popular series listed below. Mob Psycho 100 Durarara RWBY