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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.

Kiana M.

Kiana M.

Summer Youth Employee at Woodridge

Hello everyone! My name is Kiana and I'm originally from New York City, now living in Washington, D.C. I am the new Summer Youth Employee at Woodridge Library and wanted to briefly introduce myself. Favorite Book: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Currently Reading

Learn how to do simple repairs over 1,000 on everyday equipment

Easy Fixes for Everyday Things

More than 1,000 simple repairs you can do yourself

Check out this book today. You will learn some tips and tricks that will help you to avoid paying for costly repairs for equipment you might be able to fix yourself. Easy Fixes for Everyday Things is a step-by-step guide with good illustrations that will show you exactly what to do.  

drama open mic

Open Mic - Book Scenes!

So, you think you act? Bring on the drama!

Join us for an engaging evening as words leave the pages. Participants will perform their favorite monologue or scene from their favorite read. Individuals and teams are welcome to participate. Please register at woodridgelibrary at dc.gov or visit the branch to sign up. The event will be held on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m.

LEGO pinball machine created by Mykell

More Creativity from LEGO Club!

Join us every Thursday

Our LEGO Club is going strong since it started in October last year! A few recent creations included this pinball machine created by 10-year-old Mykell, and a tall statue of everyone's favorite hedgehog. Imaginations run wild at Woodridge every Thursday from 4 to 6 pm. Best for ages 5-12.

Sheryl perry

Sheryl Perry to perform for recognition of African-Americans in Opera

Celebrate Black Music Month

Join us for a Sunday afternoon of music in celebration of Black Music Month.

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!