Neighborhood Library

Children's librarian Ms. Jenny with a red cape and Asad dressed as the Scarlet Spider, perched on a bookshelf

A Super Start to Summer Reading at Woodrige!

Every Hero Has A Story at our Kickoff Celebration

We kicked off the 2015 Summer Reading Program with a day of fun at Woodridge on Saturday, May 30, the first official day to sign up for the program. Visitors and staff got in the spirit with their best superhero attire -- from Iron Man, to the Scarlet Spider (a clone of Peter Parker), to real-life hero Jackie Robinson. We created our own superhero masks, filled out 'official' superhero ID cards, and won prizes with a balloon pop game outside.


Paranormal Picks

Teen and young adult summer reading

The books that really grab my attention are always heavy in suspense, utilize dark undertones, move at a rapid pace, and highlight characters with paranormal abilities. These ingredients often create the "edge of seat" feel that readers crave in teen and young adult literature. If you consider yourself a literary fan of the same characteristics, then definitely browse my recommendations below to see what jumps out at you!

Black Music Month

Book Notes from Opera to Oldies

Celebrate Black Music Month

Join us Wednesday evenings in June at 7 p.m. for Music DVDs featuring Hip Hop legends, Dizzy Gillespie, African American Music History and Music of South Africa. A salute to African Americans in Opera will be held on Sunday, June 14, with photographs of African American Opera performers on display and a live performance with Guest Artist Sheryl Perry, Lyric Coloratura Soprano at 2:30 p.m.

Bike Ride

Library Lovers Like To Bike! Woodridge

Woodridge Interim Library Family Bike Tour

Families! Join us for a community bike ride from the Woodridge Interim Library in celebration of National Bike Month on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Learn about some local history, meet neighbors, visit historic sites and learn about the New Woodridge Library.   Meet up at 18th and Douglas streets NE.                        

Jobseekers Legal Clinic

Breaking Barriers to Employment

Jobseekers Legal Clinic

Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee? Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of these Jobseeker Clinics and meet with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that a lawyer may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving back child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.

healthy snacks for kids

Book -it-to Health Seminar

Spring into Spring: Seasonal vegetables and healthy snacks for kids!

Once again, Good Food Markets will present an engaging seminar for our Book it-to-Health Seminar. A nutritionist will share with children and parents the importance of eating healthy.  You may be the lucky winner of a sample bag of delicious healthy snacks provided by Good Food Markets. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Best for ages 5 years and up.  

Image of woman thinking

Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

book question mark

Books to Movies

Should I read the book first?

Every year book titles are released in theatres. There’s always been controversy about which is better: the book or the film. This year, as we celebrate National Library Week April 12-18, which pay tributes to libraries as centers for learning, come in and browse our selections of Books made into Movies (Books to Reel Display). Vote on the selection our customers will view on April 12 at 2:30 p.m. Come in and take our Book vs. Movie survey.

Death Parade

Woodridge Anime Club

Late March/April 2015 Schedule

The Woodridge Anime Club is a group for like minded otaku who love to read manga and watch anime. With this common interest, the goal from day one has been to make the public library a destination for entertainment coupled with reading through manga and subtitled anime. Please join us for shows currently popular with the club in addition to your own recommendations. Tokyo Ghoul Parasyte the Maxim Death Parade Three club dates from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. See you there!


Teen Tech Week 2015

Internet Game Programming

Teen Tech Week is an opportunity for public libraries to highlight all things technology and computer science geared to teens.  Popular Internet games and mobile apps are programmed with a high-powered, yet easy to learn language known as Python.  Please join the Woodridge Library on Wednesday, March 11 at 4 p.m. as we play "Code Combat" to learn the basics of Python coding for game navigation.  Best for ages 10 and older.