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Book That Shaped Me sponsored by the Library of Congress

Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A book writing at a deskBooks have the power to shape us by changing the way we think and feel. Think about a book that made a difference in your life. Did it change the way you see yourself? Your family? A classmate? The world?

The Book that Shaped Me Writing Contest, sponsored by the Library of Congress, challenges rising fifth- and sixth-graders to write a one-page essay about how the book had an impact on their life. Last year, a Woodridge Library patron wrote: "To me a good book is like bacon, the thicker the better." This year, this quote is featured on the contest's promotional bookmarks!

Friends of the Woodridge Library Last Book Sale

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

fwlThe Friends of the Woodridge Library will hold its last Book Sale in the current Woodridge Neighborhood Library on Saturday, June 22 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The library is located at 18th and Hamlin streets NE in Washington, D.C.

You shouldn’t miss this great opportunity to come and browse the wide selections and loads of books in almost every subject and genre including cookbooks, romance to classics, novels, a few textbooks, children’s, DYI and more will be available for purchase. Selections also include children's books, media, albums and much more!

A Day of Activities and Fun for Everyone!

Published on Monday, June 17, 2013
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Starting July 15

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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Woodridge Library is happy to announce a learn-to-build-your-own-website class for kids this summer starting July 15.

Technology and the Internet continues to dramatically shape every area of our society: from how we work, to how we talk, to how we relax and even to how we think. Discovering the basic building blocks that are underneath them can be an empowering and eye-opening experience. Plus, kids can learn important reasoning, logic and communication skills.

'Artemis Fowl' by Eoin Colfer

Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

Artemis FowlIf St. Patrick's Day inspires you to get into the Irish spirit, try the adventurous Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

Artemis is a criminal mastermind, evil genius, and yet only a 12-year-old Irish boy. He attempts to regain his family's fortune in this fast paced thriller.

His plan? Kidnap a fairy of course and hold out for the handsome ransom of fairy gold. Artemis has got his work cut out for himself, however. The fairy world has just as much high technology weaponry and covert mission experience to rival any super power in the mortal world. Plus, fairies have magic. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Published on Friday, February 15, 2013
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'The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever' by Brenda Ferber and Tedd Arnold

Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine EverLeon has got a crush on Zoey. But his Valentine's Day card has other ideas about meaning of the day of love. Follow Leon as he chases down his runaway valentine and finally tells Zoey his secret. If you're a Fly Guy fan, you'll love Tedd Arnold's zany take on the Gingerbread Man fairy tale.

Enjoy this light hearted read out loud with Kindergarteners through third graders.

'Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice' by Phillip M. Hoose

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2013

Claudette ColvinChances are you know the heroic actions of Rosa Parks, but do you know about Claudette Colvin?

C.R. Gibbs Will Host Annual Lecture Series

Published on Friday, February 1, 2013

cr gibbswodNoted, local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs, will present his annual Black History Month Lecture Series. This African History and Culture series will focus on black miners, the life and contributions of phenomenal black women and historical and factual information on the great slave revolts.

This popular lecture series will be held on Wednesdays in February at 7 p.m. on the following dates:

Feb. 13: “Black Miners: A Buried Legacy”
Feb. 20: “Great Black Women”
Feb. 27: “Let Your Motto Be Resistance: Great Slave Revolts”