Woodridge
Interim Library

Published on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Circulation desk technicians Denise Barnes and Michael Price suggest the following “Good Reads”:

Out of the Pocket, by Bill Konigsberg is a novel about a high school quarterback named Bobby. He’s a senior this year and his football team is on their way to winning the state championship. Along the way, when Bobby’s sexual orientation is revealed to the world, he is forced to realize that not all his teammates, family, and friends may support him. In no time at all Bobby is forced to realize just how difficult it is to be ‘out of the pocket.’ 

--Michael Price
Librarian Technician
Woodridge Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, December 21, 2009

Adults age 55 and older who complete the classes will get a free computer and two years’ free Internet access.

The DC Public Library has teamed up with Byte Back, the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer, First Time Computers, One Economy and Cricket Communications to offer free computer classes for adults age 55 and older.  Seniors who complete the classes will get a free refurbished computer and may be eligible for two years of free Internet access.

Students will learn how to:

Family Literacy and a Hip-Hop Poetry Slam!

Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Family Literacy Workshop
Family Literacy Projects on a Budget®
December 14, 2009, 4-6:30 p.m.

Using children’s books, the National Children’s Museum will demonstrate extensive activities for family literacy programs on a budget. Using inexpensive, recycled and found items, program providers will create literacy activities for 99 cents or less per participant. In this workshop, each attendee will make tabletop activities, handmade books and fun things for families to do at home.

The Family Literacy Projects on a Budget® workshop will focus on PACT (parent and child together), providing each participant with specific techniques to engage parents and children in conversation and learning using children’s literature.
 
Upon completion of this four-hour workshop, participants will be able to:

Friends of Woodridge Library Hold Semi-annual Booksale

Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2009

woman and girl outside Woodridge booksale
The Friends of the Woodridge Library held its semi-annual book sale on Saturday, December 5, 2009. Library customers, book enthusiats, bookcollectors and local residents braved the Washington, DC  area’s first snowfall and wintry mix to browse and purchase books, dvd’s, video cassettes, recorded books,  and music cd’s on almost every subject.
The next books sale is scheduled for the Spring 2010. The Friends of the Woodridge Library eagerly supports programming at Woodridge Library through financial support, volunteering and attending library programs at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.
All donations benefit the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.

Published on Thursday, November 19, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009
12:30 p.m.
Join Yoga instructor Deirdre Smith for yoga, bodywork and food you can use to maintain strength,health and vitality,during the winter seasons.

Fun, Fitness and Lively Discussion

Published on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009, 7 p.m.

DC ParentPrep is a series of hour-long discussions, focusing mostly on literacy, although some will focus on child development, and communication and social skills for children. Senior Children's Specialist Eboni M. Stokes will lead the classes, which are geared toward parents of preschoolers.

The program's purpose is to help parents with early-learning skills, and explain steps they can take to help prepare their child for school. Topics will include reading to infants and toddlers, reading to children even when they are old enough to read, encouraging writing skills and teaching kids to tune into people's body language.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 4 p.m.
National Gaming Day

Teens, bring your best game! Join your friends for an afternoon of games.

Published on Saturday, October 3, 2009

The D.C. Public Library offers full historic content from three major black newspapers: The Chicago Defender (1909-1975), The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), and The Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003).

Published on Sunday, September 27, 2009

The National Book Award, given since 1950, honors the year’s best work in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Read past young people's literature winners:

Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Through OverDrive, the library offers AudioBooks you can download and listen to on your iPod or other device.

Whether you like romance, Westerns, history, humor, classics, self-improvement, sci-fi or mystery and suspense, this site has something for you.

You must have a library card to use this service.  To get started, visit the help page.

Find Out What the Rest of the City Is Reading

Published on Thursday, August 27, 2009
  • Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  • A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
  • God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
  • The World Without Us by Weisman, Alan
  • Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

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