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Botany of Desire by Michael Pollen

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.


Journey to the Center of the Earth

Family Feature Movie

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.

Woodridge Library Constructions News

New library will open in Summer 2016

The Woodridge Library is being replaced. Learn about the project.

Cover for Autobiography of a Face

"What Happened to You?"

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.


The Invention of Wings: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd

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.


Women of Invention

Celebrating Women in Science

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.  

Dr. Diane Kern

Discovering Your Love Language

After 7 Tuesdays! presents Dr. Diane Kern, Ph.D.

What is your love language? How do you express and receive love? Join Dr. Diane Kern, Ph.D. and others in an engaging discussion of the book, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Dr.

Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

Book Discussion: The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter

February 21, 2016 at 3:00 PM

In recognition of Black History and President's Day the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club will discuss The 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.

Neighborhood Legal Services Program

Disabilities Rights At Work

Breaking Barriers to Employment know your rights legal workshop

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 10:30 am the Woodridge Library will host with the Neighborhood Legal Services Program an information program that you do not want to miss.  In this workshop, lawyers from Disability Rights DC will teach us about the right to reasonable accommodations and other legal issues that can come up on the job for an adult with a disability. All are welcome. 

Dr King and Africa

Facing The Rising Sun: The Forgotten Story of Dr. King & Africa

C.R. Gibbs Lecture in Dr. King's Honor

Noted local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs, will lecture on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. Best for ages 13 and older.