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Coretta Scott King Medal

Coretta Scott King Award Challenge at Southeast

Celebrate the legacy

Help Southeast Library celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards

Summer Challenge 2018

Summer Challenge 2018

Read 20 minutes a day. Every day. (June 1 - Aug. 31)

Take the DC Public Library Summer Challenge Kids, teens and adults can win prizes for reading this summer by participating in the 2018 DC Public Library Summer Challenge.  Reading just 20 minutes each day keeps your mind active and helps you stay engaged over the summer. Every 20 minutes you read or every library event you attend brings you closer to earning great prizes like free food from Chipotle and tickets to Washington Nationals baseball games.

Read Feed

Bored with your reading options? Feel like you've read all there is to read of a particular subject? DC Public Library is here to help. Click here to find personalized recommendations and online book clubs, or scroll down for staff-curated readings lists.

Barefoot in Babylon by Bob Spitz

Peace, Love, and Rock 'n' Roll

Celebrating Woodstock 50 years later

August 15, 2019 marks 50 years since the first Woodstock in Bethel, N.Y. Revisit inimitable acts such as The Who, Jimi Hendrix and The Grateful Dead to celebrate the enormous cultural impact the “three days of peace and music” had on America and the world. From nonfiction tell-alls from those who had a hand in organizing the festival to young adult novels written from today’s perspective, there’s something groovy for everyone here.

Movie Poster and yellow stars featuring the names of the film stars

Rolling out the Red Carpet

Teen Filmmakers at Woodridge!

Woodridge recently had a brush with Hollywood when we threw a red carpet premiere for a teen-made film, Avengers Endgame: Hood Version. Written by, starring, and shot partially at the library by members of our Teen Lounge, the film puts a DC spin on the popular Marvel movie.

book on improving handwriting

The Art of Cursive Writing

What’s your style of handwriting? Which do you prefer, long or shorthand? During this four week workshop, we will explore the different levels of penmanship leading up to cursive writing. We will experiment with various writing instruments such as pencils, pens, markers and crayons.

American Panda by Gloria Chao

Beyond To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Asian American Young Adult Novels

Readers may have been noticing something of a Korean American young adult fiction boom the last year or so, and they’re not imagining it.

Summer Challenge

Kicking Off Summer Challenge!

Read 20 All Summer Long

Woodridge is celebrating the start of Summer Challenge 2019 with special events and sign-up opportunities for the first week starting on Saturday, June 1! We're encouraging library users of all ages to read 20 minutes a day, every day from June 1 to Aug. 31 to earn prizes along the way, including a free book and tickets to see the Washington Nationals! We'll have fun activities all summer long, but here's how we're kicking it off Woodridge-style:

Kushiel's Dart

Fantasy PRIDE

Fantasy Novels Featuring LGBTQ+ Characters

Nerd culture is all the rage these days, and it’s never been cooler to be into science fiction, horror, and fantasy than it is right now. Fans are diving deep into mythologies and histories of invented worlds, finding themselves in the sword-fighting, spell-casting, dragon-riding, and laser-shooting heroes that dominate our media. But what if you’re a queer lover of space opera and epic fantasy and superhero smackdowns?

painting

Teens Signature Pop-Up Painting Collection

Expressive Art

Encouraging Teens to Use Their Creative Powers When facilitating expressive art painting at William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library with our youth, they were self-conscious about art-making. Most of them felt that they did not have any artistic talent. Our challenge was to make art fun, interesting and expressive but not requiring a talent. This can be therapeutic and humorous at the same time and an art exercise that does not have to require drawing or painting skills. Passion, Fun and Confidence

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