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March Mysteries

March is here and, to my reading pursuits, that means it is time for mysteries! I love reading mysteries in March: maybe it is the alliteration, maybe it is because March is the transitional time between winter and spring, maybe it is needing a thrill after the lovey-dovey books of February have passed, etc. Whatever the reason may be… it is March, and in March, I read mysteries!

Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a Book!

Looking for a new favorite picture book or children's fiction book? Starting February 1 through February 28, you can try your luck with a mysterious, wrapped book in the picture book or children's fiction section! You may be one checkout away from discovering a new favorite book!  Books will be chosen by library staff and wrapped up to surprise readers with a great book to try! Maybe the love of your book life is waiting for you at Woodridge Library!   

Beneath a Meth Moon

Teens and Adversity

Realistic fiction about young people in challenging situations

Books geared toward teens encompass a multitude of subjects that speak to their interests, upbringing, and personal experiences. In the real world, young people endure challenges that force them to overcome obstacles they have no control over, or from circumstances they contributed to. The proceeding realistic fiction highlights teenagers navigating adversity with an emphasis on behavioral reactions or coping mechanisms that create more harm than good.

Big Girl Panties

A Little Bit of Love

Sometimes we all need a little love. Not the bodice-ripping kind of love, just enough to warm us during a soul-searching voyage or as a way to rediscover our true selves. Don’t worry, readers, I got you! Below are some of my favorite fiction reads. They will offer you some love and lots of self-discovery as the main characters redefine their career goals in publishing or cooking, learn to love themselves and not their bodies, or examine their lives as their past and future collide.


2017 Black History Month Lecture Series

Presented by C. R. Gibbs

Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.  All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m.   "Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"


Shapes, Shapes, We're Gonna Read Books on Shapes!

As a children's librarian, I am constantly asked for recommendations for early literacy concept books like shapes, colors, numbers, letters, etc. One night as I worked with a mom to find great books on shapes, I realized that while there may be lots of shape books, not all of the shape books were GREAT! So, I rummaged through the shelves for the best books about shapes, and in turn, I created this list of my favorite shape books - just for you! Enjoy! 

Judge Robert  L. Wilkins

Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Honorable Judge Robert L. Wilkins Conversations and Book Signing

Join the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club and the community as we celebrate Black History Month through conversation and a book signing with the U.S. Circuit Honorable Robert L.

MLK Day Celebration

MLK Day of Celebration for Children & Families

Join us as we celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day-long program for kids (ages 0-12) and their families. The day's exciting line up of activities features a fun puppet show, interactive reader's theatre, MLK crafts, and an opportunity for kids to recite a part of their favorite speech by Martin Luther King Jr using a microphone and props.  The day ends with an animated movie and popcorn. 



Teen Book Review and Summary


District Clay Pottery on the Wheel Demonstration

Pottery on the Wheel Demonstration

District Clay will Demonstrate Pottery on the Wheel

Curious about making pottery? See a live demonstration of pottery on the wheel and learn about classes at District Clay Center in Woodridge. The event will take place on Sunday, November 13, at 1:30 p.m.