Neighborhood Library


2017 Black History Month Lecture Series

Presented by C. R. Gibbs

Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.  All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m.  "Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"


Shapes, Shapes, We're Gonna Read Books on Shapes!

As a children's librarian, I am constantly asked for recommendations for early literacy concept books like shapes, colors, numbers, letters, etc. One night as I worked with a mom to find great books on shapes, I realized that while there may be lots of shape books, not all of the shape books were GREAT! So, I rummaged through the shelves for the best books about shapes, and in turn, I created this list of my favorite shape books - just for you! Enjoy! 

Judge Robert  L. Wilkins

Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Honorable Judge Robert L. Wilkins Conversations and Book Signing

Join the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club and the community as we celebrate Black History Month through conversation and a book signing with the U.S. Circuit Honorable Robert L.

MLK Day Celebration

MLK Day of Celebration for Children & Families

Join us as we celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day-long program for kids (ages 0-12) and their families. The day's exciting line up of activities features a fun puppet show, interactive reader's theatre, MLK crafts, and an opportunity for kids to recite a part of their favorite speech by Martin Luther King Jr using a microphone and props.  The day ends with an animated movie and popcorn. 



Teen Book Review and Summary


District Clay Pottery on the Wheel Demonstration

Pottery on the Wheel Demonstration

District Clay will Demonstrate Pottery on the Wheel

Curious about making pottery? See a live demonstration of pottery on the wheel and learn about classes at District Clay Center in Woodridge. The event will take place on Sunday, November 13, at 1:30 p.m.  

Arlington Forest UMC Community Orchestra

Reading Notes Live: Live Performances on the Terrace

Arlington Forest UMC Community Orchestra

Join us for a live performance of the Arlington Forest UMC Community Orchestra, conducted by Randy Sharp, featuring violinist Clarice Labbe Karter. Treat your ears to an afternoon of works by classical musicians and be inspired with information about the musicians. The event will be held on Sunday, October 9, at 2:30 p.m.  

Bridge for all

Bridge for Everyone!

Read and Play Bridge

New to the game?  Do you want to engage in conversation, keep physically active and stimulate your brain activity? Then, join us for Reading Bridge, a beginner’s class in eight sessions beginning every Thursday from 1:15 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library. Sessions are taught by Daisy Smith, ABA and ACBL Certified teacher. Lots of reading material will be provided. So, read, play, and have fun at the same time!  

Woodridge Community

"Know Your Neighborhood Series-Woodridge," Part I

Panel discussion,“Woodridge: Conversations with the Community on the History, People, Resources and Future of a Magnificent Community in NE,Washington, DC.

Join the community, neighbors and friends at the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club Kick -Off, for a panel discussion, “Woodridge: Conversations with the Community on the History, People, Resources and Future of a Magnificent Community in NE, Washington, DC.


Library Love!

Picture books that share our love of libraries

September is Library Card Sign Up Month -- so if you don't have a library card, this list should inspire you to sign up for one here! It was a struggle to pick just a few picture books about the magical place that is a library! Most of these books play on the imagination factor that allows children (and adults) to dream and play in a new world through reading and books! We know that reading is awesome, and hopefully some of these reads will help you to find your way to the library!