Woodridge
Neighborhood Library

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How Chipmunk Got His Stripes

Origin Stories

How people got rain, night, fire and more

People didn’t always know what caused storms or earthquakes, so they invented stories to explain the inexplicable. Perhaps lightning flashes across the sky when Zeus is angry. Perhaps earthquakes are caused by the writhing of Loki who is imprisoned under the surface of the Earth while poison drips on his face.

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Calling All Creatives!

Sign up for Adobe Sessions at Woodridge Library

Have you been trying to get your hands on Adobe design software without success? Now you can book sessions at the library! Adobe offers intuitive, cutting edge tools for web based design. During your session, you’ll have access to a wide selection of creative graphic, video and photographic programs, including: Audition, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Spark and more.  

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Welcome to #bookish!

A New Sunday Book Club Now Meeting at Woodridge Library

Looking for a Sunday kind of book love? Welcome to #bookish, Woodridge Library's Sunday afternoon book club created for the curious booklover! Read your way around the world and earn badges. New members get a thank you gift while supplies last. We meet in person on the 4th Sunday of most months at 3 p.m. for tea and good company.

Epistolary Science Fiction

Novels written as a series of documents

I was thinking about epistolary novels recently. These are novels that are written as a series of documents. In the past, these documents might be letters, newspaper clippings, or journal entries. More recently the form has expanded to include emails, radio broadcasts, and blog entries among others.

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.

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:

The Brief History of the Dead

So, You’ve Died. Now What?

Recently I was watching Beetlejuice, and I found the way death was handled to be a fascinating idea. Initially the Maitland family are unaware that they’re even dead. Nobody tells them. They’re just given a handbook, and limited number of visits with a caseworker to get things figured out as they hang out in their home.

Sign board reading Porch Fest, 3rd Floor

Rockin' on the Rooftop

Rhode Island Avenue Porch Fest!

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, Woodridge was honored to be included as a site for Rhode Island Avenue Porch Fest, an all-ages event that brings the community together for an afternoon of music and fun.

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One on One Market Research Assistance for Small Businesses

From business magazines to meeting room spaces, libraries are great for small businesses.

Women to Know bulletin board

Saying Farewell to Women's History Month

With a Peek at Our Displays!

As Women's History Month draws to an end, we wanted to share some of the beautiful bulletin boards our staff created for those who haven't been for a visit recently to see them in person. Featuring influential women of the past and present, these displays have been a highlight of the first floor all month long. 

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