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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:

AARP Foundation Volunteers to Help with Tax Returns

Published on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Free Tax HelpBeginning Friday, February 3, and continuing every Friday through April 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., volunteers with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program will be assisting individuals with tax preparation.  The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program is a volunteer-run, free tax-preparation and assistance service offered to low- and middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those age 60 and older. The volunteers are trained and IRS-certified to understand individual federal-tax issues.

Walk-ins are welcome for the tax return assistance, just make sure that you bring along all of the following the documents that are applicable to you:

Published on Sunday, January 8, 2012

On Exhibit

Authentic Adinkra Cloth from Ghana
Authentic Adinkra cloth woven with Kente cloth patterns from Ghana. Adinkra fabric is stampedwith Adinkra symbols from Ghana. Facts sheets available on the history of Adinkra cloth and Kente cloth will be available.
February 1-28
All ages.
 

C.R Gibbs African History and Culture Series

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 7 p.m.
Ages: Junior High & up.
 

Black History Month Films

The Help
The Help is  an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project--one that breaks society's rules and puts them at risk.

Published on Wednesday, January 4, 2012

c.r.gibbs photoNoted, local, award-winning historian international lecturer, author, and historian of the African Diaspora C.R. Gibbs will present five lectures and presentations for Black History Month at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.

C.R. Gibbs to Host "Courage to Make a Difference Lecture Series"

Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Noted, local, award-winning international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs, will host three ground-breaking presentations on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contemporaries at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library.

The "Courage to Make a Difference" Lecture Series will be held on Wednesdays, January 11 to 25 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929.  King promoted nonviolent means to achieve civil-rights reform and was awarded awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.
 

Download Music Free and Lawfully from the Library

Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The library now has a new service that allows you to permanently download up to three songs per week.  That's right, permanently!  Unlike our most of the library's other media downloads, songs downloaded from the library via the Freegal Music service are yours to keep.

To access Freegal, simply visit the library's Downloadable Media page, click on Freegal Music, and then enter your library card number and PIN to sign in.  You may browse for songs by artist, genre and newly added to name a few, or you may search for the songs or artists that you would like to add to your collection. 

Time to Write Your Novel!

Published on Monday, November 7, 2011

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? 

What is NaNoWriMo?
NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, and it takes place annually during the month of November.  The goal of participants is to finish a 50,000 word, (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30.  Even though the event started on November 1, it’s not too late to register and get writing!  For more details, visit the National Novel Writing Month website.

If you need just a little bit of “professional advice” on how to write your novel, the library is the place to look:

Published on Friday, September 23, 2011

The wait is finally over! Overdrive, the company that supplies many of the library's downloadable materials, is now able to lend Kindle-compatible books. 

Are you new to the library's downloadable media collection?  In addition to Kindle books, you may check out and download eBooks, audiobooks, music and video to your home computer or a variety of different devices; Kindles, iPads, Nooks and iPods are just a few of the many compatible devices

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