Interim Library

"Father in My Life" Contest

Published on Friday, July 16, 2010

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The Woodridge Library celebrated fathers by sponsoring an essay contest for young people ages 10 to 16. Youth were invited to write a one-page essay entitled “The Father in My Life.”  Contestants wrote about the role and importance of their father or father-figure in their life.

Third Annual Father's Day Essay Contest

Published on Monday, May 17, 2010

Picture of child and manThe Woodridge Library is celebrating fathers by sponsoring
an essay contest for young people ages 10-16.

Youth are invited to write a one-page essay entitled "The Father in My
Life." Contestants may write about the role and importance of their
father or a father-figure in their lives.

The contest is open
from May 1 to 31, 2010. Winning entries will be chosen by a panel of

All entries should include a cover page with your name,
address, phone number and age.
Entries will become the property of
the DC Public Library. A first, second and third prize winner will be

Miss Maryland Teens Visit the Library

Published on Thursday, April 15, 2010
International Miss Teen Maryland and  International Miss Jr Teen Maryland visited Woodridge Library.
The teens are avid readers and stressed the importance of reading.

Right to left:   Joanna Chery, Janette Graham and Destiny M. Welch.

Haiti Support Oratory Contest

Published on Thursday, April 15, 2010

IT'S TIME (Inspriring Thoughful Students by Taking Initiative to Motivate Students) held its oratorical contest  at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.

Six students spoke out about the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The middle school students implored the attendees to support Haiti and the worldwide efforts to help Haiti. The students spoke with conviction and sincerity. Their delivery was impressive.The audience was spellbound by their competence and the heir unique styles of their presentations.

Seniors Who Live in Wards 5 and 7 May Participate

Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2010

NOTE: You must be a DC resident and live in Ward 5 or 7 to qualify for this program. Morning and afternoon classes will be held at:

Woodridge Neighborhood Library -- 1801 Hamlin St. N.E.
Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library--3660 Alabama Ave. S.E.


Woodridge Neighborhood Library
PC for Beginners 1: MWF Classes
March 29-April 16: 1-2:45 p.m. or 3-4:45 p.m.
May 10-28: 1-2:45 p.m. or 3-4:45 p.m.

PC for Beginners 1: Tues/Thurs Classes:
April 13-May 13: 1-2:45 p.m. or 3-4:45 p.m.

PC for Beginners 2: MWF Classes:
April 19-May 7: 1:00-2:45 p.m. or 3-4:45 p.m.
June 2-21: 1-2:45 p.m. or 3-4:45 p.m.

PC for Beginners 2: Tues/Thurs Classes:
April 13-May 13: 10:15 a.m.-noon
May 19-June 15: 10:15-noon, 1-2:45 p.m. or 3:00-4:45 p.m.

A Movie and Yoga

Published on Sunday, March 14, 2010


"WOW" Wednesday! Teen Movie Night
TWILIGHT - the Movie
Wed. March 17, 2010, 5 p.m.

Come view and discuss the movie, Twilight, based on the novel by Stephanie Meyers. Twilight is an action-packed, modern-day love story between a teen girl and a vampire.
Ages 13-18. Rated PG-13.

WOW Saturday! YogaYoga photoSaturday, March 20, 2010, 12:30 p.m.

Shirley Hayden's "The Women of Nelson"

Published on Sunday, March 14, 2010

Gifted and local author Shirley Hayden will read from her noted book The Women of Nelson. Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 6 p.m.
The Women of Nelson is an easy to read,highly engaging and informative novel,which highlights the role of the Union Army played in the treatment of the women and children of the US Colored Troops housed at Camp Nelson during the Civil War.
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Published on Thursday, February 25, 2010

Seniors in Computer class Over 100 seniors are enrolled in the free computer classes for ages 55 and over. The classes are taught by ByteBack Computers at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.

The seniors are serious students. They bring their eagerness and willingness to master PC 1 and PC II for beginners.

The students practice exercises in typing tutorials, learn PC  terminology and word processing, create e-mails and even  spreadsheets.

Graduates (of the PC Beginners 2 class) will receive a FREE refurbished computer and may be eligible for two years of FREE Internet access. (Students must be low-income to receive this.) 

"I Never Liked You "

Published on Thursday, January 28, 2010

I Never Liked You Book CoverI Never Liked You by Chester Brown       

I was scanning through the graphic novel section one day, and the title I Never Liked You caught my eye. “What is this about?” I asked, looking at the cover, with what looked like two women hugging.

Published on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Paula Young SheltonPaula Young Shelton (second from right), daughter of Civil Rights activist and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young, read from her newly published book, Child of the Civil Rights Movement, to students from John Burroughs Elementary Educational Center and to library customers.

Over 90 attendees listened as Shelton read with feeling and enthusiasm as she recounted her fond memories of the late civil rights activist "Uncle Martin," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.