Are the holidays stressful for you?
Are you feeling overwhelmed with various holiday demands?
Are you struggling with trying to buy gifts for others?
Do the holidays make you feel depressed and lonely?
Then, join us for"Happier Holidays: Reducing Stress and Increasing the Joy.
This lively, interactive and informative session will be facilitated by Diane Kern, Ph.D., psychotherapist and life coach. Learn ways to reduce and effectively manage holiday stress, by :
Setting Realistic and Reasonable Expectations
Have you ever wanted to travel to the North Pole?
Hey, do you want to know a secret?
You know who will be there! Shhh.
Tick Tock! Tick Tock! Choo-Choo!!
Hop on board the express train as we take a wild adventure to the North Pole.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Get help with your résumé, job search and more. Library staff will provide one-to-one help for those on the job market. First-come, first-served.
Learn how to:
Borrow and download e-resources from DC Public Library
Download and attach files to documents
Make an email account
Use Learning Express Library to improve computer skills and for applying for and monitoring job searches.
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Join us on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7 p.m. for an evening of healthy holiday substitutions to lower your fat, cholesterol, and sodium intake. Book-it-to-Health presents hands on cooking demonstrations featuring simple, delicious, healthy recipes and nutrition information by trained and certified nutrition specialists and chefs. We have a great collection of healthy eating cookbooks. So savor the samples, and bring your library cards to sample our diverse collection of cookbooks and books on food health to take with you.
The best card ever!
What’s smarter than a Smarttrip card, more durable than a smart phone, is no-interest bearing card, lasts longer than cash, direct you in locating health benefits and information? A District of Columbia Public Library card of course!
September is Library Card Signup Month. Bring a buddy to sign up for a library card and enter a drawing for a bag of library goodies. You and your buddy will receive a gift at sign-up.
C’mon and get the best card ever and use it for endless possibilities!
Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.
The author presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive and achieving success is understanding how habits work.
This is a timely book that will cause you to questions some of the way you do things from day to day. Take the time this summer to reflect on your habits.
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.
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!
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.
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 TolstoyCurrently Reading
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.
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.
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.