Family Programs

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Summer Reading Finale!

Join Woodridge Library to celebrate the end of summer reading! From 4 - 6 p.m., we will be using our summer reading skills for a free build party!  We will be building with found objects to design cities, castles, transportation, etc. You are only limited by your imagination!  You can keep what you build!   Note: the finale will take place INSTEAD of LEGO Club! 
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Eclipse Watch Party

Can't find solar eclipse glasses? Want to see the full solar eclipse instead of the partial one visible in DC? Are you wondering what all the hubbub is about and want to hear from the experts? Join us as we live stream NASA TV on our large projection screen from 1 - 4 p.m. They will be showing the eclipse as it happens across the country, share scientific information about what is happening and connect you with others watching across the nation. All ages welcome.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:30 pm

Games, games, games! Wii gaming! Board games! Computer games! Charades! Beanbag tosses! Musical chairs! A healthy variety of games to play with your friends. Recommended for ages 5-12.
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Building A Better World Through Song with Mr. Lilo!

Sing, jump, and dance to original music and traditional songs in English and Spanish with "Mr. Lilo" and his guitar! Lilo Gonzalez is a bilingual singer/songwriter originally from El Salvador who has touched the lives of many people with his fun yet thoughtful music, sending a message to adults and children of all cultures that we can and should unite to build a better world for all.
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DC Shorts - Family Showcase

Saturday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m. This showcase runs approximately 45 minutes and includes all of the films listed on the page. These films are appropriate for children aged 8+. A parents guide with discussion ideas may be downloaded from and will also be available at the Library.
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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!

Join us on Monday, August 21 to view the partial solar eclipse of the sun! Here in DC we will experience an 81% eclipse at 2:42 p.m. Though not a total eclipse, this event will be incredibly special! Those who attend the event will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses to view the eclipse with us in our garden. This event is for the whole family--all are welcome. We will have limited supplies of glasses, so only those who attend our event can use them.
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Bring a stuffed animal friend to the library to hear a story & create your own photo album. Your stuffed animal will spend the night at the library, & when you come to pick your pal up, your personalized photo album will be filled with photos of all the sleepover adventures they had! Children of all ages & families are welcome; pajamas are encouraged but not required!

End-of-Summer Party!

Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year at the library! We'll have games, snacks, and lots of fun indoor & outdoor activities! Kids & families of all ages welcome. (And if you haven't already finished summer reading, now's a good time to complete the program and pick up your prizes!)

Early Literacy Craft Time

Bring story time home by creating your own easy-to-make flannel shapes and finger puppets. Children and their caregivers will learn a new rhyme or finger play together. Supplies will be provided to create shapes or puppets to go along with the rhyme. Books, music and an interactive flannel board will keep children busy while their grownups get crafty. For children 0-5 and their caregivers.
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Build Your Own Story

We will explore how reading and writing go hand in hand to build a better YOU. Participants will make a story starter and create their own story.  Also, meet published authors who have written more than one book; all before middle school. All ages welcomed. Light refreshments will be served.