Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Are you a jobseeker with questions about criminal records? Do you believe that your criminal record is preventing you from getting or keeping a job? A new D.C. law passed in 2014 says that certain employers are not allowed to ask questions about criminal background on initial job application forms, and can only ask about criminal convictions after a conditional offer of employment is made.
Do you ever have questions about some of the information that you are asked to fill in on some job applications? Join us at this free workshop hosted by the Neighborhood Legal Services Program of D.C. and find out what your rights are when applying for jobs.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Please join us for the third presentation in the 2017 C.R. Gibbs Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.The presentation will be led by noted author and historian C.R. Gibbs.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.
Thursdays, January 5 - March 9, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
The class is FREE. No need to register.
From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing.
For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit dclibrary.org/incometax.
Sometimes we all need a little love. Not the bodice-ripping kind of love, just enough to warm us during a soul-searching voyage or as a way to rediscover our true selves.
Don’t worry, readers, I got you! Below are some of my favorite fiction reads. They will offer you some love and lots of self-discovery as the main characters redefine their career goals in publishing or cooking, learn to love themselves and not their bodies, or examine their lives as their past and future collide.
Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m."Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"
As a children's librarian, I am constantly asked for recommendations for early literacy concept books like shapes, colors, numbers, letters, etc. One night as I worked with a mom to find great books on shapes, I realized that while there may be lots of shape books, not all of the shape books were GREAT! So, I rummaged through the shelves for the best books about shapes, and in turn, I created this list of my favorite shape books - just for you! Enjoy!
Join us as we celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day-long program for kids (ages 0-12) and their families.
The day's exciting line up of activities features a fun puppet show, interactive reader's theatre, MLK crafts, and an opportunity for kids to recite a part of their favorite speech by Martin Luther King Jr using a microphone and props. The day ends with an animated movie and popcorn.
District Clay will Demonstrate Pottery on the Wheel
Curious about making pottery? See a live demonstration of pottery on the wheel and learn about classes at District Clay Center in Woodridge. The event will take place on Sunday, November 13, at 1:30 p.m.
Join us for a live performance of the Arlington Forest UMC Community Orchestra, conducted by Randy Sharp, featuring violinist Clarice Labbe Karter. Treat your ears to an afternoon of works by classical musicians and be inspired with information about the musicians. The event will be held on Sunday, October 9, at 2:30 p.m.
New to the game? Do you want to engage in conversation, keep physically active and stimulate your brain activity?
Then, join us for Reading Bridge, a beginner’s class in eight sessions beginning every Thursday from 1:15 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library. Sessions are taught by Daisy Smith, ABA and ACBL Certified teacher. Lots of reading material will be provided. So, read, play, and have fun at the same time!