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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.

Published on Monday, May 7, 2012

computer classThis hands-on adult computer class is designed to let you enter the personal computer world on the ground floor.

The class was created for people who feel they need to learn the basics of computers including parts, terminology, Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, mouse skills (including right-click and left-click) and using the laptop mouse pad.

The PC Basics class will be one session and taught on Thursday, May 10 and Thursday, May 17. Class will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Space is limited, so please call 202-541- 6226 during library hours to register.

C.R. Gibbs Tells the Story of the First United States Colored Troops

Published on Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C R Gibbs DC Emancipation DayIn honor of D.C. Emancipation Day, noted, local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs will tell the story of the first United States Colored Troops, the District’s black Civil War regiment at a lecture entitled “Their Valor Purchased Liberty for All: The District of Columbia’s Black Civil War Regiment.” The program will be held on Wednesday, April 11, at  7 p.m.

Published on Saturday, March 31, 2012

meditation program at WoodridgeThe scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join William Smith, retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonial as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation in reducing stress-related responses, improving concentration and enhancing clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.

He will present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally and spiritually.
At the Woodridge Neighborhood Library, Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 1 p.m.

Will This Be the Next Book-to-Movie Phenomenon?

Published on Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Daughter of Smoke and Bone book coverForget Twilight; here's a truly forbidden love story, that of chimaera and seraph, beast and angel.  

With her bright blue hair and omnipresent sketchbook full of drawings of animal-beasts, Karou appears to be a typical art student.  Except: Karou’s hair grows out of her head in a brilliant shade of blue, and the animal-beasts do not exist only in her drawings.

Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Woodridge Library opening will be delayed to 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, February 21 due to lack of heat.

Movies Based on Books Dominate 2012 Academy Award Nominees

Published on Monday, February 13, 2012

In respect to movies, 2012 may go down in history as the year of the book!  Six of the 12 movies nominated for Best Picture are based on books. Some of the Best Actor and Best Actress nominees are also for films that are based on books.

Check out some of the books on which these Oscar nominees are based: