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Back to School College Prep

High school is usually when students put serious thought into college for the first time. The process of SAT preparedness, choosing a major, career exploration, applying to scholarships, and selecting a school become critical tasks moving toward senior year. During this exciting time, allow your public library to get you started with informative books listed below. 

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Banned Books Week

Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Come and visit us Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2015 and browse a Banned Books display and exercise your FREEDOM to READ! Match our Banned Books trivia and receive a special prize. For ages 10 years and older.

Woodridge Summer Reading Prize Drawing

Drawing for Summer Reading Prizes

Now that you’ve almost or completed your Summer Reading program, it’s time to get ready for the drawing. If you haven’t signed up, there is still time to sign up! Just visit the library and staff will be more that delighted to get you on board! The Summer Reading program for children, teens and adults ends at all DC Public Libraries on Aug. 31, 2015. The drawings for those who completed Summer Reading at the Woodridge Interim Library will be held on Wednesday,September 6, 2015 at 6 p.m.

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Game of Thrones Book Club

Winter is Coming...

Winter is Coming... and so is the Game of Thrones Book Club!

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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Best card ever!

The best card ever! What’s smarter than a Smarttrip card, more durable than a smart phone, is no-interest bearing card, lasts longer than cash, direct you in locating health benefits and information? A District of Columbia Public Library card of course! September is Library Card Signup Month. Bring a buddy to sign up for a library card and enter a drawing for a bag of library goodies. You and your buddy will receive a gift at sign-up. C’mon and get the best card ever and use it for endless possibilities!

Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business

'The Power of Habit'

Why we do what we do in life and business

Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.  The author presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive and achieving success is understanding how habits work. This is a timely book that will cause you to questions some of the way you do things from day to day. Take the time this summer to reflect on your habits.

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Chess Instruction Resumes in September

Don't forget to practice!

Chess Instruction for children, teens and older adults will resume on Monday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. Don't forget to check out books on chess, practice and bring your best winning strategy to class!

All about the green

Personal Finance & Investing for Teens

Learning about the value of money today helps to build appreciation for its potential in the future. It is never to early to become financially savvy using tricks for saving money and building wealth toward a comfortable retirement. Listed below, you will find six book recommendations for gaining perspective on money management skills that would serve young people well into adulthood. 


Book it to Health! with Good Foods Market and UDC

Ratatouille anyone?

Join us on Thursday, August 4, 2015 at 7 p.m. for a summer evening of delicious sampling of this healthy dish at our Book-it-to-Health Seminars. Book-it-to-Health presents live instruction, simple, delicious, healthy recipes and nutrition information by trained nutrition specialists and chefs, and a raffle for free groceries! We have a great collection of healthy eating cookbooks. So bring your library cards, dig in and check out!  

Who will be our next President?

Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club will take a break in August.

The Woodridge Library and Friends will take a break in August and resume meeting again on September 20, 2015. In the meantime it is not to early to get a copy of our next book, One Nation: What We Can Do To Save America's Future by Dr. Ben Carson. Ben Carson states "Our growing debt and deteriorating morals have driven us far from the founders’ intent. We’ve made very little progress in basic education. Obamacare threatens our health, liberty and financial future. Media elitism and political correctness are out of control.