Interim Library

Try a Summer Writing Contest!

Published on Monday, August 13, 2012

The "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest encourages rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. The contest is administered as part of DC Public Library 2012 summer reading program themed "Dream Big - Read!" and top winners will be honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in September on the National Mall.

Published on Wednesday, August 1, 2012
New Woodridge Neighborhood Library blog

As we're sure you know, you can stay up-to-date on new developments in the building process for the new Woodridge Library on our construction page.

Published on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Join us for a workshop Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. with K-12 art teacher and practicing artist Jess Axelrad to create your very own work of art relating to the Olympics.

Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Washington, D.C. is hosting the AIDS 2012 conference this week at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The theme of the conference is “Turning the Tide Together." The Joint aids ribbonProgramme Committee is an international committee of experts and professionals with exceptional experience in their respective fields. These individuals will worked together to construct a balanced and representative conference programme.

On Wednesday, July 25 at  6:30 p.m., a person living with HIV/AIDS will share their story at Woodridge.  A question-and-answer session will follow. The film Milk also be shown.

Our New Children's Librarian

Published on Monday, July 23, 2012

Lizzie NolanMy name is Lizzie Nolan and I'm the brand spanking new Children's Librarian at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library. I was born and raised beautiful Buffalo, N.Y., but I've been in D.C. for almost five years now. I got my library degree at University of Maryland and live for now just over the D.C. border in Hyattsville.

More about Lizzie

Published on Friday, June 22, 2012

Lamman RuckerWe are proud to host actor Lamman Rucker, best known for his roles in Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns and Why Did I Get Married, and actress and playwright Mzuri Moyo in a workshop series at Woodridge, which is promoting the importance of reading in the performing arts.

The workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 25.

Sponsored by the Nubian Theatre, Dance and Music Company and as part of the Third Annual D.C. Black Theater Festival, additional workshops are planned with actors from stage, screen and acclaimed TV shows such as The Wire:

Monday, June 25
1:30 p.m.
Bus Howard, actor from the HBO hit series The Wire

Published on Monday, June 4, 2012

Black Music Month picOn June 7, 1979, President Jimmy Carter decreed that June would be Black Music Month. For the past 28 years, presidents have eoncourages Americans to honor the achievements of black musicians and celebrate. For each year of his term, President Barack Obama has announced the observance, which is now called African-American Music Appreciation Month. Check with us weekly in June for activities!

Story Time and Mini Dance Workshop for All Ages

Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Photo of Step Afrika! PerformanceStep Afrika! Reads promotes reading and literacy skills with a special story time, then invites kids to get up on their feet to participate in a mini workshop with the artists from Step Afrika!'s newest production, nxt/step at several of our library locations.

Published on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Friends of Woodridge LibaryThe Friends of the Woodridge Library will hold its bi-annual book sale on Saturday, June 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Loads of books and a wide selection in almost every subject and genre will be available for purchase -- this sale is irresistible! Selections also include children’s books, media, albums and much more!

Come early, browse and buy gifts, items for yourself or for a student who needs to complete their required reading. These books are reasonably priced and just waiting for you!

Published on Monday, May 7, 2012

headset and booksListen to a book? Yeah I can do that!

Join other teens as they welcome listening to their favorite reads or dare to venture into other territories as they jump into the world of audio books.  DCPL has a wide variety of audiobooks available on CDs and Playaways and via electronic downloads. Listen while you work or exercise, while in the air, on the water or in the park, or just chill with a good audio book! 

Listening can't get any better -- plus it's free! -- so invite yourself to new dimensions in "hearing a book" and share your favorite read with us and your friends.