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.
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.
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.
On Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 at 3 p.m join the Woodridge Interim Library Staff and Friends Book Club and hear the voices of the Washington DC‘s Quintet, God’s Miracles, violinist Clarice Carter and other presentations and tributes to Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr. Reminisce and enjoy songs of the Civil Rights Movement against a backdrop of quotes and inspirational readings about of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Come in any day in the month of February, randomly choose an invention by an African American from our inventions bowl, and bring that invention or a photo of that invention to our Black Inventions party.
This is a fantastic learning project for the entire family. Inventions will be on display during library hours beginning on Saturday, February 27 through Sunday February 28, 2015.