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Big Build: Summer Challenge Kick-Off Event

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 4:00 pm

Join Woodridge Library as we kick off DCPL's Summer Reading Challenge, with a Big Build. Use recycled materials to design and build cities, castles, transportation systems and more. You're only limited by your imagination, and you can keep what you build.
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Antonio Parker Trio, Featuring Vocalist Sendy Brown

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 2:30 pm

Celebrate National Black Music Month at Woodridge Neighborhood Library. Patrons of all ages will enjoy the smooth sounds of The Antonio Parker Jazz Trio, featuring vocalist Sendy Brown, as they share music inspired by the civil rights movement and the Poor People's Campaign of 1968.  There will be a post-concert discussion on how music influenced the movement and the movement influenced the music. It all happens on the third floor atrium.

Board in the Library

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 2:00 pm

Bored over your summer break? Why not be Board in the Library? We'll play a variety of board games starting at 2 p.m. in the Children's Room on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. This program is for kids aged 5-12 and their families. Board games will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite to play. See you there.
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Going for Freedom: True Accounts of Flight in Verse

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 7:00 pm

In costume and using monologue and original poetry, Marcia E. Cole will recount dramatic and imaginative escapes on the Underground Railroad. Tales highlight the daring exhibited and the importance of collaboration with black and white sympathizers. This will be followed by a discussion on wardrobe—even clothes have history. Cole is a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia. She is passionate about literacy, history and all art forms and believes the arts are particularly effective as teaching tools. 

Coyaba Dance Theater

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00 am

Experience the spirit of Africa with the Coyaba Dance Theater. Enjoy traditional West African dance and drumming while learning about the region’s history and culture. This is a family program for children of all ages.
Photo credit: Daniel C. Crain Photograph Collection, DC Public Library Special Collections

Saving Family Treasures: Personal Archiving Workshop with the dc1968 project

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:00 pm

Are you interested in preserving family treasures? Special Collections staff, in collaboration with Dr. Marya Annette McQuirter of the dc1968 project, will lead a two-hour workshop on preserving digital and physical personal archives, including photos, letters, newspapers and other material objects. Participants will receive information and supplies that will help them maintain their family records.
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East of the River Steel Band

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 2:00 pm

Celebrate National Black Music Month with Woodridge Neighborhood Library. The East of the River Steel Band will play a variety of calypso-style R&B and pop hits that are guaranteed to make you dance on your feet or at least wiggle in your seat. People of all ages will love this event. This event is part of a month-long celebration of music concerts, movies and activities happening at Woodridge Library in June.
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Bilingual Story Time

Friday, June 29, 2018, 10:30 am

Listen to stories, sing songs and learn about other cultures with your children ages 2-5 years during our bilingual story time. Our English/Spanish story time introduces children to the Spanish language through books, rhymes and songs and doesn't assume previous knowledge of the language, so don't be intimidated.
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Summer Challenge: Maker Mondays

Monday, July 2, 2018, 2:00 pm

Even though the summer is hot, we can still do some cool science projects. Join us for Maker Mondays in July, where each Monday at 2 p.m. we'll have a different project for you to do.
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FutureMakers: Light Painting Lab

Monday, July 16, 2018, 4:00 pm

Do you want to take a glowing selfie? Come learn how to make light paintings using brushes created with LED's, batteries and conductive materials.