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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.

Published on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sue BarnesGolden Olympian Competitior, Sue Barnes and local drama group Two Faces, Inc., captivated, delighted and engaged the seniors on Senior Friday at Woodridge Neighborhood 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: