Woodridge
Neighborhood Library

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DC locals Cigarette play on the Woodridge rooftop on July 12, 2017

Summer of Punk Reads!

History in the Making with the DC Punk Archive

After the closure of the Martin Luther King Jr. Library for renovation earlier this year, we wondered how to continue the joy and community built around the DC Punk Archive Basement shows hosted there since October 2014 to promote the DC Punk Archive collection. Why not start with our newest DC Public Library building?

Mexican Whiteboy

Teens and the Cultural Experience

An exploration of culture, race, and injustice

Young Adult fiction often proves itself to be well versed in conveying numerous subject matter with broad appeal. Realistic-fiction with an emphasis on the cultural experience is a personal favorite of mine because stories can allow readers to enjoy a shared moment between themselves and the outlined characters on the page. The following titles emphasize teens and the cultural nuances which shape their environment and those who occupy or influence it.  

Counting by 7s

Build a Better World: Teen Summer Reading List

In partnership with the National Building Museum

This summer, DC Public Library has teamed up with the National Building Museum to create reading lists that connect our summer reading theme, "Build a Better World", to their mission to advance the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives.

The World Without Us

Build a Better World: Adult Summer Reading List

In Partnership with the National Building Museum

This summer, DC Public Library has teamed up with the National Building Museum to create reading lists that connect our summer reading theme, "Build a Better World", to their mission to advance the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives.

Washington Nationals soft baseballs

Story Time with the Washington Nationals

As part of Summer Reading, DC Public Library will have two special story times with a player from the Washington Nationals baseball team. The names of the players will be announced closer to the day of the event. Join us on Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10 a.m at Woodridge and Tenley-Friendship! Click here to learn more about Summer Reading or stop by your neighborhood library to sign up today.

Stokes Kindergarten class

Children Are Authors!

Local Schools Share

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, kindergarten students from Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School visited the Woodridge Neighborhood Library to donate a copy of their book "Washington DC: What People Like Most Is In This Book." The students have been working on an ongoing project called "Children Are Citizens" which enabled local schools in DC to challenge their students to explore both what makes a citizen and what makes a city.

Under the Stars book cover

June is...Great Outdoors Month!

Celebrate Inside or Out With Your Library

Whether you're a true-blue outdoor adventurer, or an indoor cat like me, reading about outdoor exploration is a fun way to get the summer started. From camping and hiking, to humor and one fictional tale of survival, bust out the bug spray and enjoy all that June -  Great Outdoors Month - has to offer at your library:

Wonders of the Invisible World

Supernatural Teens

Books about young people and their amazing abilities

If you consider yourself a literary fan of heavy suspense, dark undertones, and fast moving storytelling, paranormal fiction just might be a sub-genre worth investigating. These are the books that typically grab my attention and maintain interest all throughout hundreds of pages from beginning to end. If you're searching for books that provide a thrill, browse the recommendations below to see what jumps out at you!

The Invention of Murder book cover

Blood, Bullets, and Bones

Death and How We Deal With It

There's that old saying that there are only two sure things in life: death and taxes. Well now, that tax season is coming to a close, I present a collection of non-fiction that I found fascinating about our ever-evolving relationships with death, as individuals and as a society - from how we mourn or celebrate our dead to how we solve and deal with murder. Because although taxes may be a sure thing too, doing them is far less interesting than the following books:

Tap the magic Tree

Trees, Please!

Picture books about trees

As a child, I spent lots of time reading under trees. But there were things to consider. You had to get the right spot - the roots of the tree had to be large or small enough for you to sit comfortably, you needed shade, the type of tree was important too. But once you found the sweet reading spot, you found a spot you could call home as you read away the afternoon.

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