Learn about the past to commemorate Women's History Month. The Female Re-Enactors of Distinction will tell the story of women from another time. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
It was so much fun, we are doing it again.
Woodridge Library *still* has the beat.
Children (age birth through 6) and their caregivers are welcome to join us for a dance party at the library. We will shake our bodies to some fun tunes and sing along with cool songs.
The program will last around 20-30 minutes. Bring your smiles and willingness to let loose and have fun.
Settle in every Friday afternoon in April for our film series inspired by National Poetry Month. We'll watch in the Children's Area, and enjoy a popcorn treat for our final movie. These films are recommended for ages 4 and up.
Walk before you run; think before you code.
Calling all 5-to-7-year-olds and their families: Come play some games and learn about computational thinking skills. Computational thinking is not thinking like a computer, but understanding how to organize and interpret information in a way that computers can process. These skills are the foundation for coding and problem solving.
Each participant will take home activity sets to keep the fun going.
Limited to the first 16 families. Recommended for ages 5-7 with adult.
On the first and third Thursdays of each month, Woodridge Library has the beat!
Children (age birth to 6 years old) and their caregivers are welcome to join us for a dance party at the library. We will shake our bodies to some fun tunes and sing along with cool songs.
The program will last 20 to 30 minutes. Bring your smiles and willingness to let loose and have fun.
Bring your family to the Woodridge Library on the third Saturday of each month for a Family Story Time.
We'll read, sing and dance with our family and friends. Crafts and/or an activity will be provided at the end.
Join us for a brand-new club at Woodridge Library: The last Wednesday of each month, Maker Club will meet to try a new STEAM-themed project. This month, we'll make a BrushBot, which attendees will be able to take home with them. This event is open to kids ages 6 and up and their families, and runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Let's learn together and make something great.
On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, kindergarten students from Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School visited the Woodridge Neighborhood Library to donate a copy of their book "Washington DC: What People Like Most Is In This Book."
The students have been working on an ongoing project called "Children Are Citizens" which enabled local schools in DC to challenge their students to explore both what makes a citizen and what makes a city.
Whether you're a true-blue outdoor adventurer, or an indoor cat like me, reading about outdoor exploration is a fun way to get the summer started. From camping and hiking, to humor and one fictional tale of survival, bust out the bug spray and enjoy all that June - Great Outdoors Month - has to offer at your library:
Books about young people and their amazing abilities
If you consider yourself a literary fan of heavy suspense, dark undertones, and fast moving storytelling, paranormal fiction just might be a sub-genre worth investigating. These are the books that typically grab my attention and maintain interest all throughout hundreds of pages from beginning to end. If you're searching for books that provide a thrill, browse the recommendations below to see what jumps out at you!
There's that old saying that there are only two sure things in life: death and taxes. Well now, that tax season is coming to a close, I present a collection of non-fiction that I found fascinating about our ever-evolving relationships with death, as individuals and as a society - from how we mourn or celebrate our dead to how we solve and deal with murder. Because although taxes may be a sure thing too, doing them is far less interesting than the following books:
As a child, I spent lots of time reading under trees. But there were things to consider. You had to get the right spot - the roots of the tree had to be large or small enough for you to sit comfortably, you needed shade, the type of tree was important too. But once you found the sweet reading spot, you found a spot you could call home as you read away the afternoon.
Manga is very important to the anime world, as it represents the source material for popular shows. For anime fans who enjoy reading this source material, DC Public Library has a number of manga series that span across action, suspense, comedy, slice of life, dystopian themes, dark undertones, shōnen, shōjo, and many other genres. If you consider yourself an avid reader or a casual fan looking to build a queue, please consider the titles below!
March is here and, to my reading pursuits, that means it is time for mysteries! I love reading mysteries in March: maybe it is the alliteration, maybe it is because March is the transitional time between winter and spring, maybe it is needing a thrill after the lovey-dovey books of February have passed, etc.
Whatever the reason may be… it is March, and in March, I read mysteries!
Looking for a new favorite picture book or children's fiction book?
Starting February 1 through February 28, you can try your luck with a mysterious, wrapped book in the picture book or children's fiction section! You may be one checkout away from discovering a new favorite book!
Books will be chosen by library staff and wrapped up to surprise readers with a great book to try! Maybe the love of your book life is waiting for you at Woodridge Library!
Realistic fiction about young people in challenging situations
Books geared toward teens encompass a multitude of subjects that speak to their interests, upbringing, and personal experiences. In the real world, young people endure challenges that force them to overcome obstacles they have no control over, or from circumstances they contributed to. The proceeding realistic fiction highlights teenagers navigating adversity with an emphasis on behavioral reactions or coping mechanisms that create more harm than good.