In honor of D.C. Emancipation Day, noted, local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs will present a lecture entitled, DC Emancipation entitled, “Before Emancipation: Slavery and Freedom in the District of Columbia, 1790-1862. The program will be held on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m.
Woodridge Interim Library April 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Do you ever wonder what to do with your old family photos and albums or your home movies and audio recording, or even how to manage and preserve your social media accounts, emails and digital image? We invite you, your families, and friends to attend this special presentation on preserving your history through personal archiving.
Learn why personal archiving matters, and learn how to save
Social media accounts
Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club Selection. Join the discussion on April 17, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Pollan's book Botany of Desire is a mixture of history, personal memoir, and botany that relates aspects of the relationship of four domesticated plant species to human life. These plants--the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato--are linked with four human fundamental desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control.
Join Professor Anderson and his nephew Sean as they go on a quest to a cave in Iceland where Shawn’s father never came back from. As they travel deeper inside the cave they realize that the only escape is routed deeper and deeper below the Earth's surface. They will have to pass through strange places and encounter incredible creatures, including dinosaurs. But as volcanic activity around them increases, they realize they must find their way out - soon.
Women Speaking for Themselves on the Many Manifestations of Disability
Illness and disability come in many forms, and aren't always well understood by those not experiencing them. Women and girls living with disabilities are frequently subject to "multiple discriminations" and are among the most vulnerable, because of the "persistence of certain cultural, legal and institutional barriers" (UN). Presented in honor of Women's History Month, the following list of women share what life is like for them as they navigate disability, the aftermath of illness, and living a life of one's own.
A Women's History Month Book Discussion Hosted by the Woodridge Library and Friends Book, March 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Come and join the Woodridge Library and Friend Book Club discussion of The Inventions of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd on March 20, 2016 at 3:00pm. This Oprah Book Club selection, follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid.
Visit the Woodridge Interim Library in March to play our free Women of Invention matching game and win a prize!
Pick up your sheets at the circulation desk. Photos of inventions by women will be on display during the month of March.
In recognition of Black History and President's Day the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club will discussThe Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln. Stephen L. Carter's thrilling novel takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865.