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Thursday, April 24, 2014

4:30 p.m.

Hands holding colorful letter blocks that spell the word "poetry"

Every Thursday after school during the month of April, we will be creating different kinds of poems in celebration of National Poetry Month.


April 3: Ekphrastic Poetry (writing poems from pictures)
April 10: Paint Chip Poetry
April 17: Poetry from Cut Outs
April 24: Acrostic Poetry

Best for ages 6 - 12.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

11:00 a.m.

first classJoin the friends and staff of the Woodridge Interim Library in a discussion of the book First Class Legacy of Dunbar: America's First Black Public School, by Alison Stewart.

At the time of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, Dunbar High sent 80 percent of its graduates to college — the highest rate of any school in the District of Columbia, black or white.

The Chicago Review Press says the book is "a fascinating history of the first U.S. high school for African Americans with an unflinching analysis of urban public-school education today; First Class explores an underrepresented and largely unknown aspect of black history while opening a discussion on what it takes to make a public school successful."



3:00 p.m.

Mirai NikkiJoin the Woodridge Library for a fun Saturday afternoon of anime scene discussion, manga chat, and episode viewings with snacks!

Word of the Week:  図書館 Toshokan (library)


Group Discussion: Describe your favorite anime scene.

Episode Viewings: 
Gatchaman Crowds
(ep. 1, action/comedy) -- A council has scouted a group of individuals with latent powers to protect Earth from alien criminals. In recent years, the council has assigned Gatchaman warriors to deal with the mysterious entity known as "MESS."

Mirai Nikki
(ep. 1, action/supernatural) -- Yuki is a loner who is not very good with people. He prefers to write a diary on his cell phone and talk to his imaginary friend, Deus Ex Machina – The God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is more than a figment of his imagination when he realizes that his diary entries can predict the future. 


Best for ages 13 and older.

Monday, April 28, 2014

10:30 a.m.

storytimeStory time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.

We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

10:30 a.m.

story timeStory time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.

We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

4:00 p.m.

Come after school and celebrate DIA! Diversity in Action (a.k.a.: Day of the Book, a.k.a.: Children's Day) with us at Woodridge Interim Library.

We will be learning about Japan and the art of sushi, then making our own candy sushi.

Best for ages 7-18.
Image of candy sushi

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

10:30 a.m.

storytimeStory time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5).

Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

10:30 a.m.

stoStory time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5).

Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children.

We recommend that you call the library first if you plan on bringing a large group.

Monday, May 5, 2014

10:30 a.m.

storytimeStory time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.

We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

10:30 a.m.

story timeStory time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.

We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

4:00 p.m.

Every Monday afternoon in May (sans Memorial Day), we will be exploring different Asian cultures through various craft activities.

Clip art of a colorful line of koinobori hanging on a poleMay 5 is Children's Day in Japan, and to celebrate we will be making koinobori, fish-shaped wind-socks that are traditionally hung outside of Japanese homes during this holiday.

May 12 - Learn about Indian culture and make your own mandala.

May 19 - We will be making Vietnamese-style moon lutes and drums and (if weather provides) having our own outdoor concert.

Best for ages 6 - 12.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Stuffed teddy bear in pajamasYou come in your pajamas, maybe bring a favorite stuffed animal, and we'll provide the bedtime stories.

For ages 6 months to 5 years.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

10:30 a.m.

storytimeStory time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5).

Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

10:30 a.m.

stoStory time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5).

Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children.

We recommend that you call the library first if you plan on bringing a large group.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Need something to give mom on Mother's Day (May 11)? Never fear! Come to the library and make some beautiful tissue-paper flowers to give her on her special day. Activity recommended for ages 4 - 12. 

Example of a tissue paper flower

Monday, May 12, 2014

10:30 a.m.

storytimeStory time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.

We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

10:30 a.m.

story timeStory time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.

We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

4:00 p.m.

Every Monday afternoon in May (sans Memorial Day), we will be exploring different Asian cultures through various craft activities.

Clip art of a colorful line of koinobori hanging on a poleMay 5 is Children's Day in Japan, and to celebrate we will be making koinobori, fish-shaped wind-socks that are traditionally hung outside of Japanese homes during this holiday.

May 12 - Learn about Indian culture and make your own mandala.

May 19 - We will be making Vietnamese-style moon lutes and drums and (if weather provides) having our own outdoor concert.

Best for ages 6 - 12.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Stuffed teddy bear in pajamasYou come in your pajamas, maybe bring a favorite stuffed animal, and we'll provide the bedtime stories.

For ages 6 months to 5 years.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

10:30 a.m.

storytimeStory time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5).

Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

10:30 a.m.

stoStory time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5).

Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children.

We recommend that you call the library first if you plan on bringing a large group.

Monday, May 19, 2014

10:30 a.m.

storytimeStory time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.

We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

10:30 a.m.

story timeStory time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.

We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

4:00 p.m.

Every Monday afternoon in May (sans Memorial Day), we will be exploring different Asian cultures through various craft activities.

Clip art of a colorful line of koinobori hanging on a poleMay 5 is Children's Day in Japan, and to celebrate we will be making koinobori, fish-shaped wind-socks that are traditionally hung outside of Japanese homes during this holiday.

May 12 - Learn about Indian culture and make your own mandala.

May 19 - We will be making Vietnamese-style moon lutes and drums and (if weather provides) having our own outdoor concert.

Best for ages 6 - 12.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Stuffed teddy bear in pajamasYou come in your pajamas, maybe bring a favorite stuffed animal, and we'll provide the bedtime stories.

For ages 6 months to 5 years.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

10:30 a.m.

storytimeStory time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5).

Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

10:30 a.m.

stoStory time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5).

Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children.

We recommend that you call the library first if you plan on bringing a large group.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

1:00 p.m.

HI-YA! Come join us for a special weekend story time featuring... NINJAS!

We'll read books about ninjas, learn about the arts of stealth and surprise, and make our own ninja headbands.

Best for ages 3 - 6.

Cover image of Night Time Ninja from DCPL's catalog

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Stuffed teddy bear in pajamasYou come in your pajamas, maybe bring a favorite stuffed animal, and we'll provide the bedtime stories.

For ages 6 months to 5 years.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

10:30 a.m.

storytimeStory time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5).

Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

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