Neighborhood Library

D.C. Emancipation Day

C.R. Gibbs Tells the Story of the First United States Colored Troops

In honor of D.C. Emancipation Day, noted, local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R.

Reducing Stress through Meditation

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join William Smith, retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonial as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation in reducing stress-related responses, improving concentration and enhancing clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.

Woodridge Library Celebrates Black History Month

On ExhibitAuthentic Adinkra Cloth from GhanaAuthentic Adinkra cloth woven with Kente cloth patterns from Ghana. Adinkra fabric is stampedwith Adinkra symbols from Ghana. Facts sheets available on the history of Adinkra cloth and Kente cloth will be available.February 1-28All ages. C.R Gibbs African History and Culture SeriesWednesdays, 7 p.m.February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 7 p.m.Ages: Junior High & up.

Lecture Series in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King

C.R. Gibbs to Host "Courage to Make a Difference Lecture Series"

Noted, local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs, will host three ground-breaking presentations on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contemporaries at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.The "Courage to Make a Difference" Lecture Series will be held on Wednesdays, January 11 to 25 at 7 p.m.

Hot Picks for Children's Literature

Looking for a good read for your child this summer?  Check out the books below.

Reading for a Healthier You!

National Nutrition Month® (NNM) is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance

Once again, AARP will provide income tax assistance at the Woodridge Library.Individuals must bring their 1099, W-2 and supporting documents. Assistance will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis.AARP  income tax assistance will begin Friday, February 11, and will run to Friday, April 8, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

National Get Organized Week, October 4-11

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) has launched the National Get Organized Week, October 4 -11.

Book Cover Contest

The DC Public Library will be celebrating Teen Read Week, October 17-23. We would like to invite all teens ages 13 and up to visit your local libraryto enjoy books, recorded books, DVDs, the hottest young adult magazines and playaways.