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Dr. Howard Dodson

Howard Dodson

2015 King Week Celebration Keynote

For its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week of festivities from Jan. 11 to Jan. 15 the DC Public Library proudly celebrates "A Century of Black Life, Culture and History." It is fitting that Howard Dodson Jr., Director of Howard University Libraries and Director of Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, will deliver the keynote address on Jan. 14 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.

NSO in Your Neighborhood: Brookland to Noma

NSO In Your Neighborhood Is Coming to Woodridge!

A musical journey with 'Peter and the Wolf'

Jan. 6 will be a very special night for everyone at Woodridge, when we welcome a quintet from the National Symphony Orchestra for a special performance of Prokiev's Peter and the Wolf! The five-piece ensemble will be joined by our own Children's Librarian, Ms. Jenny, who will serve as narrator for the program. The NSO presented this engaging tale as their family program early in 2014 and we're honored that we get to share it with our friends in the neighborhood! Join us for this 45-minute program at 7 p.m.!

computer basics

Computer Basics and Jobseekers Assistance

Learn basic computer skills

Learn how to: borrow and download e-resources from DC Public Library navigate online websites download and attach files to documents get email accounts use Learning Express Library to improve computer skills and for applying for and monitoring job searches. Join us Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Best for ages 16 and older.

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  


Holiday Cinnamon Ornaments

Tweens and Teens!

Hey Teens! Do you need something to do over the holidays? Come create your own ornaments this year to take home and place it on your holiday tree.   Thursday, Dec. 4: Let's have fun together! We will show you how to make doe out of simple ingredients. You will have lots of fun meeting new friends and putting your own style on your ornament.


Holiday Stocking

Teens! Tweens! Teen! Tweens!

Do you need something to do over the holidays? Come create your own stocking this year to take home and place on your mantel.  Use different types of fabric and tools to make your own creative stocking.    Let’s have fun! Between Dec. 16 and Dec. 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., we will show you how to make your own unique stocking. You will have lots of fun meeting new friends putting your own style on your own unique stocking.   Great for ages 11-19.

Handling the Holidays

7:30 Tuesdays! 'Handling the Holidays'

Managing holiday stress

Are you dreading the holidays because it is a stressful time for you?Are you struggling with trying to buy gifts for others?Do the holidays make you feel depressed and lonely?This program is for you.Diane Kern, Ph.D. will lead and facilitate a lively, interactive discussion on the topic "Handling the Holidays." This program will focus on ways to reduce and manage holiday stress, as follows:

Tokyo Ghoul

Woodridge Anime Club

Fall Schedule

Visit the Woodridge Library this fall and interact with like-minded otaku in the following activities: Episode Viewings Group Discussions Manga Chat Character Debates Recommendations Games and Snacks!! Join us on each date below or a particular weekend, 3-5 p.m., at your convenience. 

Graffiti tape

Graffiti Arts:

A Young Ladies Maker Club

Join the Woodridge Library as we begin a new club to promote the maker movement emphasizing arts and crafts to young ladies. The group will meet every week afterschool from Monday-Wednesday and utilize some of the items below for maximum creativity! Pipe cleaners Stickers Yarn Popsicle sticks Printed duct tape Construction paper Magazine clippings Writing utensils And anything else you can think of! Best for ages 13-16.

Jonali G. shows off her Monster Treat Bag, complete with handles she made with construction paper

Spooky, Scary, Crafty Fun

An afternoon with Halloween crafts!

Halloween came a few days early this year at the corner of 18th and Douglas St. NE with an afternoon of crafts on Wednesday, Oct. 29. With more than 20 children in attendance, we made a joyful mess putting together Monster Treat Bags, Paper Plate Spider Webs, and Pipe Cleaner Spiders. Our littlest friends enjoyed having some festive coloring pages on hand too!