Neighborhood Library

Meet Lizzie Nolan

Our New Children's Librarian

My name is Lizzie Nolan and I'm the brand spanking new Children's Librarian at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library. I was born and raised beautiful Buffalo, N.Y., but I've been in D.C. for almost five years now. I got my library degree at University of Maryland and live for now just over the D.C. border in Hyattsville.More about Lizzie

Embrace Joy of Reading With Lamman Rucker

We are proud to host actor Lamman Rucker, best known for his roles in Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns and Why Did I Get Married, and actress and playwright Mzuri Moyo in a workshop series at Woodridge, which is promoting the importance of reading in the performing arts.The workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 25.

Black Music Month Films and Documentaries

On June 7, 1979, President Jimmy Carter decreed that June would be Black Music Month. For the past 28 years, presidents have eoncourages Americans to honor the achievements of black musicians and celebrate. For each year of his term, President Barack Obama has announced the observance, which is now called African-American Music Appreciation Month. Check with us weekly in June for activities!

Step Afrika! Reads

Story Time and Mini Dance Workshop for All Ages

Step Afrika! Reads promotes reading and literacy skills with a special story time, then invites kids to get up on their feet to participate in a mini workshop with the artists from Step Afrika!'s newest production, nxt/step at several of our library locations.Each year, Step Afrika!

Friends of Woodridge Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Woodridge Library will hold its bi-annual book sale on Saturday, June 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Loads of books and a wide selection in almost every subject and genre will be available for purchase -- this sale is irresistible! Selections also include children’s books, media, albums and much more!

Great Teen Reads in Audio Books

Listen to a book? Yeah I can do that!

Learn PC Basics at Woodridge

This hands-on adult computer class is designed to let you enter the personal computer world on the ground floor.The class was created for people who feel they need to learn the basics of computers including parts, terminology, Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, mouse skills (including right-click and left-click) and using the laptop mouse pad.

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.