Neighborhood Library


Holiday Stocking

Teens! Tweens! Teen! Tweens!

Do you need something to do over the holidays? Come create your own stocking this year to take home and place on your mantel.  Use different types of fabric and tools to make your own creative stocking.    Let’s have fun! Between Dec. 16 and Dec. 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., we will show you how to make your own unique stocking. You will have lots of fun meeting new friends putting your own style on your own unique stocking.   Great for ages 11-19.

Handling the Holidays

7:30 Tuesdays! 'Handling the Holidays'

Managing holiday stress

Are you dreading the holidays because it is a stressful time for you? Are you struggling with trying to buy gifts for others? Do the holidays make you feel depressed and lonely? This program is for you. Diane Kern, Ph.D. will lead and facilitate a lively, interactive discussion on the topic "Handling the Holidays." This program will focus on ways to reduce and manage holiday stress, as follows:

Tokyo Ghoul

Woodridge Anime Club

Fall Schedule

Visit the Woodridge Library this fall and interact with like-minded otaku in the following activities: Episode Viewings Group Discussions Manga Chat Character Debates Recommendations Games and Snacks!! Join us on each date below or a particular weekend, 3-5 p.m., at your convenience. 

Graffiti tape

Graffiti Arts:

A Young Ladies Maker Club

Join the Woodridge Library as we begin a new club to promote the maker movement emphasizing arts and crafts to young ladies. The group will meet every week afterschool from Monday-Wednesday and utilize some of the items below for maximum creativity! Pipe cleaners Stickers Yarn Popsicle sticks Printed duct tape Construction paper Magazine clippings Writing utensils And anything else you can think of! Best for ages 13-16.

Jonali G. shows off her Monster Treat Bag, complete with handles she made with construction paper

Spooky, Scary, Crafty Fun

An afternoon with Halloween crafts!

Halloween came a few days early this year at the corner of 18th and Douglas St. NE with an afternoon of crafts on Wednesday, Oct. 29. With more than 20 children in attendance, we made a joyful mess putting together Monster Treat Bags, Paper Plate Spider Webs, and Pipe Cleaner Spiders. Our littlest friends enjoyed having some festive coloring pages on hand too!

LEGO pieces scattered all over our program table

LEGO Club is off and running!

Build with us every Thursday

What would you take with you if you were stranded on an island? How tall can you build a skyscaper in 15 minutes without it falling down? These were the challenges we posed for ourselves at the first meeting of LEGO Club, which meets every Thursday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

C R Gibbs

Brentwood Road: Highway to History

Revealing presentation on Brentwood Road in Northeast Washington, D.C.

Join the community for a lively and revealing presentation on Brentwood Road NE in Washington, D.C.

Halloween  Movie and Crafts

Halloween Movie and Crafts!

Join the fun with Halloween crafts

Join us for a movie and crafts and get in the Halloween spirit! We'll be watching a popular 1993 flick about three witch sisters who are accidentally resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween Night, and must be stopped by a teenage boy, his little sister, and a talking black cat! Join the spetacular fun on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. The movie is rated PG and runs 95 minutes. For children under 12.

Science Saturday Fun

Science Saturday Fun!

Science activities for children

Join us for science fun as we explore and experiment with properties of matter. All the material on earth is in three states: solid, liquid or gas. Science Saturdays offers science-related activities for children. We will learn about capillary action on Saturday, Oct. 25. Space is limited. Please call the library to register. Best for ages 8 -12.

Christine D. Easterling

Getting Published! Workshops

Can you get published? Yes you can!

Christine Davis Easterling, author of A Giant For Justice: Inspirational Biography of William H. "Bill" Simons III: A Tribute To Twenty-Five Years Of Presidential Service To The Washington Teachers' Union will host monthly seminars on How to Write a Book Proposal. The first seminar will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m and subsequently on the second Saturday of each of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Seminar topics will include: