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Arlington Forest UMC Community Orchestra

Reading Notes Live: Live Performances on the Terrace

Arlington Forest UMC Community Orchestra

Join us for a live performance of the Arlington Forest UMC Community Orchestra, conducted by Randy Sharp, featuring violinist Clarice Labbe Karter. Treat your ears to an afternoon of works by classical musicians and be inspired with information about the musicians. The event will be held on Sunday, October 9, at 2:30 p.m.  

Bridge for all

Bridge for Everyone!

Read and Play Bridge

New to the game?  Do you want to engage in conversation, keep physically active and stimulate your brain activity? Then, join us for Reading Bridge, a beginner’s class in eight sessions beginning every Thursday from 1:15 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library. Sessions are taught by Daisy Smith, ABA and ACBL Certified teacher. Lots of reading material will be provided. So, read, play, and have fun at the same time!  

Woodridge Community

"Know Your Neighborhood Series-Woodridge," Part I

Panel discussion,“Woodridge: Conversations with the Community on the History, People, Resources and Future of a Magnificent Community in NE,Washington, DC.

Join the community, neighbors and friends at the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club Kick -Off, for a panel discussion, “Woodridge: Conversations with the Community on the History, People, Resources and Future of a Magnificent Community in NE, Washington, DC.


Library Love!

Picture books that share our love of libraries

September is Library Card Sign Up Month -- so if you don't have a library card, this list should inspire you to sign up for one here! It was a struggle to pick just a few picture books about the magical place that is a library! Most of these books play on the imagination factor that allows children (and adults) to dream and play in a new world through reading and books! We know that reading is awesome, and hopefully some of these reads will help you to find your way to the library!

C.R. Gibbs

Before Emancipation: Slavery and Freedom in the District of Columbia,1790-1862

C.R. Gibbs Lecture

In honor of D.C. Emancipation Day, noted, local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs will present a lecture  entitled,  DC Emancipation entitled, “Before Emancipation: Slavery and Freedom in the District of Columbia, 1790-1862. The program will be held on Wednesday, April 15, at  7 p.m.

Digital Preservation

Digital Preservation Workshop

Woodridge Interim Library April 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Do you ever wonder what to do with your old family photos and albums or your home movies and audio recording, or even how to manage and preserve your social media accounts, emails and digital image? We invite you, your families, and friends to attend this special presentation on preserving your history through personal archiving. Learn why personal archiving matters, and learn how to save Home movies Photographs Social media accounts Papers Audio recordings Email


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.