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Andrew Carnegie Medals 2020

During the American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference, the winners of the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction were announced. The winners will received their prizes in June.  Below are the winning titles.  Copies are available to check out and download from the library. Fiction

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Reading About Writing

Elevating your writing skills while appreciating the craft

Everyone’s a writer. Whether you write novels for a living or grocery lists at home, if you communicate through the written word...you are, indeed, a writer.  But do you need a little help?  Are you interested in exploring the craft? Guess what? We have books for that! Let's read about writing. 

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Honoring Your Service: African Americans in the Military

A Black History Month Event featuring a day-long series of programs honoring Black Vets

On Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Woodridge Library will celebrate African American Veterans with a day-long series of activities: Tell Your Story Participate in the Library of Congress' Veteran's History Project by contributing to the audio archive. Trained interviewers will be available to take oral histories from participants. For an appointment, please contact David Quick at david.quick2@dc.gov. Precious Objects

Being Thankful with Annie

What I love, and why

Welcome back to Annie’s blog. ‘Tis the season for a lot of things. Cold weather, wind and rain, and maybe even a few flakes if we’re lucky enough to get them. It’s the season for coughs and sneezes (which abound in the children’s room). It’s the season for snuggling up with thick books, thick blankets and thick socks.

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Happy Anniversary Woodridge Library!

Woodridge Neighborhood Library Celebrates 90 Years of Lifelong Learning!

Woodridge Neighborhood Library celebrates 90 years of lifelong learning!

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Come Write In: Nightwriters Edition

A NaNoWriMo Event

During National Novel Writing Month, Nightwriters transforms into Come Write In. Drop into our weekly writer's lounge for coffee, tea and contemplation every Tuesday in November from 6-8 p.m. Register for NaNoWriMo and get swag to keep you writing! A special gift awaits the first participants.

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The Road to Your Novel's Finish Line

with Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

30 days. 50,000 words. One novel. Easier said than done. On Nov. 15 at 10 a.m., half-way through the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), please join us at Tenley Library to learn from a local writer about the writing process, its challenges, and how to overcome them. Kathryn Brown Ramsperger will share lessons from the road she travels bringing a novel to the finish line. 

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Start with Zero

A handful of compelling nonfiction from the 000–099s

Books about computers and related digital topics are a popular subject in the zero (0) call number area in the non-fiction section. However there are other subjects covered within this area of the Dewey Decimal System. Below are a selection of titles representing topics found in the zero call number range. Copies are available to check out and download from the library system.

All about Libraries with Annie!

Hello and welcome

Hello out there, everyone in the DC Public Library blogiverse.

Wishes Fulfilled

Leaps of Faith

Titles to inspire personal growth

The books in this compilation are for the most part biographical. Spirituality played a deep and transformative role in the lives of each of the subjects. It catalyzed their lives and moved them from anonymity to influence. It got them over fears, hurdles, tragedies, insufficiencies and other types of adversity. Self-realization is a major theme in this list. These books explore the question of what we can become if our beliefs about who we are change.

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