Staff Picks

What Do Earmuffs and Popsicles Have in Common?

Kid inventors

Brrr. It is cold outside and if you use earmuffs to keep your ears warm, you have a kid from 1873 to thank for that. 

'Seraphina' by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina is set in a world where two species co-exist: dragons and humans. Dragons, powerful creatures with mathematical minds, are able to take human form to interact with people; they reject all emotions as weakness, to the point of excising them from their brains.

'Mrs. Lincoln's Rival' by Jennifer Chiaverini

Staff recommendation

In her new novel, Mrs. Lincoln's Rival, Jennifer Chiaverini returns to Civil War era Washington, D.C.

Valentine's Day in a Pinch

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, the library can’t help you with those last minute dinner reservations, but we can suggest a few fun ways to explore the holiday that won’t break your budget.We have plenty of free resources available to get you in the spirit.

New Children's Books

It’s cold outside, but our hearts are warmed by the arrival of new children’s books. February is definitely a season awash in colorful stories.

Fall in Love with a Good Book

Exploring Romance in Teen Space

Romeo and Juliet?  Superman and Lois Lane? Hermione and Ron? Who is your favorite couple? Stop by Teen Space on the second floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library and fill out a candy heart letting us know who the lovely pair is, and we'll put it on display!  

'Ripley Under Ground' by Patricia Highsmith

Staff recommendation

No other writer can write a gruesome story about a disturbing main character who commits terrible acts and still command sympathy from the reader.

'Buck: A Memoir'

Book recommendation

M.K. Asante’s memoir, Buck, tells the story of a young man who, despite his African-centered upbringing, is drawn to the allure of the streets.

New African American History Titles

Black History Month

Check out these 2014 African-American history titles for a wealth of historical and contemporary facts:

Love is in the Air at Woodridge Library

Valentine's event + New and classic children's books for Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day! Well, it will be soon. Here at Woodridge Interim Library’s Children’s Room, we're celebrating by making scratch-off Valentine's Day cards and lollipop bouquets for our friends and family the day before (Feb. 13) starting at 3 p.m.But in the meanwhile, here are some new and classic Valentine's Day books that you can find at the library to help you start feelin’ the love.

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