The snow makes it seem peaceful and quiet… almost too quiet. Weird things abound in the coldness outside. What’s out there? I think I see something in the distance, but the snow is too thick. Is there something moving out there? You go check. I’m going to stay inside by the fire, and drink my hot cocoa.
All is quiet. Nothing is moving. What’s scarier than that?
DC Public Library is participating in the 2019 Free Summer Meals Program.
Kids and teens eat free lunch on weekdays from July 1 - August 9. No registration is required.
Lunch will be provided Monday – Friday from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the following library locations:
The Grand Staircase at Woodridge has a few obvious purposes- going up and down between floors, and relaxing on the benches. A new collaborative project also brings book recommendations from young library readers in the form of the Constellation of Books!
Friends wrote down their favorite books for inclusion in this fun display along the staircase glass, taking us from the stairs all the way to the stars. See anything you'd like to revisit?
Beginning on Nov. 7, a weekly space for teens to focus on assignments will be set aside at Woodridge Library. From 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Homework Central will provide a quiet place for teens to read, research, study and write. Laptops and reference books will be available to help you organize and complete your work. Library staff will be there to show you how to use our research databases.
Drop into our pop-up writer's lounge for coffee, tea and contemplation every Wednesday in November from 6-8 p.m.
Register for NaNaWriMo and get swag to keep you writing!
Writing references, WiFi and library staff will be available for your convenience, so that you can stack your pages towards your word count goal.
Recently, Woodridge Library hosted a sleepover for stuffed animals.
The event began with the Family Story Time on Saturday, Sept. 15. The kids brought their favorite stuffed animal to participate. When story time was over we made beds for them by decorating shoe boxes, and gave them all felt blankets to stay warm.
Libraries can be interesting places. I know, because I work in one. Thankfully, however, they usually aren't as odd as the ones listed below.
I've always enjoyed the idea of libraries that have interesting little things tucked away, such as the archive at the end of the first Indiana Jones movie, where the Ark of the Covenant is sent to disappear. Here are some of the more interesting libraries I've read about in fiction.
Using different styles of writing can be a great tool for authors who want to mix up the young adult reading scene. In the titles below, each author uses the in verse writing style that delivers less words to arrive at deep emotion, character flaws and pivotal plot points. A reader could interpret this writing style as similar to poetry or symbolic to user interpretation. Do you agree?
Please join us across the city for a three-part structured community dialogue in June 2018.Each dialogue will build on the previous one. And while some may not be able to attend all three dialogues, we are hoping for a core group to be part of all three dialogues so the conversation can deepen over the three weeks. Refreshments will be served at all dialogue sessions.