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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.


The Invention of Wings: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd

A Women's History Month Book Discussion Hosted by the Woodridge Library and Friends Book, March 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Come and join the Woodridge Library and Friend Book Club discussion of The Inventions of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd on March 20, 2016 at 3:00pm.  This  Oprah Book Club selection, follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid.


Women of Invention

Celebrating Women in Science

Visit the Woodridge Interim Library in March to play our free Women of Invention matching game and win a prize! Pick up your sheets at the circulation desk. Photos of inventions by women will be on display during the month of March.  

Dr. Diane Kern

Discovering Your Love Language

After 7 Tuesdays! presents Dr. Diane Kern, Ph.D.

What is your love language? How do you express and receive love? Join Dr. Diane Kern, Ph.D. and others in an engaging discussion of the book, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Dr.