Neighborhood Library

Woodridge Library Celebrates Dads

Third Annual Father's Day Essay Contest

The Woodridge Library is celebrating fathers by sponsoring an essay contest for young people ages 10-16. Youth are invited to write a one-page essay entitled "The Father in My Life." Contestants may write about the role and importance of their father or a father-figure in their lives.The contest is open

Beauty, Brains and Books

Miss Maryland Teens Visit the Library

International Miss Teen Maryland and  International Miss Jr Teen Maryland visited Woodridge Library.The teens are avid readers and stressed the importance of reading.Right to left:   Joanna Chery, Janette Graham and Destiny M. Welch.

Middle School Students Speak Out About Haiti

Haiti Support Oratory Contest

IT'S TIME (Inspriring Thoughful Students by Taking Initiative to Motivate Students) held its oratorical contest  at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.Six students spoke out about the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The middle school students implored the attendees to support Haiti and the worldwide efforts to help Haiti. The students spoke with conviction and sincerity. Their delivery was impressive.The audience was spellbound by their competence and the heir unique styles of their presentations.

Free Computer Classes for Ages 55 and Older

Seniors Who Live in Wards 5 and 7 May Participate

NOTE: You must be a DC resident and live in Ward 5 or 7 to qualify for this program. Morning and afternoon classes will be held at: Woodridge Neighborhood Library -- 1801 Hamlin St. N.E.Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library--3660 Alabama Ave. S.E.ScheduleWoodridge Neighborhood LibraryPC for Beginners 1: MWF ClassesMarch 29-April 16: 1-2:45 p.m. or 3-4:45 p.m.May 10-28: 1-2:45 p.m. or 3-4:45 p.m.PC for Beginners 1: Tues/Thurs Classes: April 13-May 13: 1-2:45 p.m. or 3-4:45 p.m.

WOW Week at Woodridge!

A Movie and Yoga

"WOW" Wednesday! Teen Movie NightTWILIGHT - the MovieWed. March 17, 2010, 5 p.m.Come view and discuss the movie, Twilight, based on the novel by Stephanie Meyers. Twilight is an action-packed, modern-day love story between a teen girl and a vampire.Ages 13-18. Rated PG-13.

Book Discussion and Signing

Shirley Hayden's "The Women of Nelson"

Gifted and local author Shirley Hayden will read from her noted book The Women of Nelson. Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 6 p.m. The Women of Nelson is an easy to read,highly engaging and informative novel,which highlights the role of the Union Army played in the treatment of the women and children of the US Colored Troops housed at Camp Nelson during the Civil War.

Seniors "Excel" in Computer Classes!

Over 100 seniors are enrolled in the free computer classes for ages 55 and over. The classes are taught by ByteBack Computers at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.The seniors are serious students. They bring their eagerness and willingness to master PC 1 and PC II for beginners.

Good Reads

"I Never Liked You "

I Never Liked You by Chester Brown       

Paula Young Shelton Book Signing

Paula Young Shelton (second from right), daughter of Civil Rights activist and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young, read from her newly published book, Child of the Civil Rights Movement, to students from John Bur

Senior Fridays at Woodridge

Golden Olympian Competitior, Sue Barnes and local drama group Two Faces, Inc., captivated, delighted and engaged the seniors on Senior Friday at Woodridge Neighborhood Library.