Interim Library

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

Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This fall, the Woodridge Neighborhood Library is offering a six-week series of baby lap time sessions for children ages birth to 18 months, and their parents or caregivers, called STAR Workshops. 

Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Do you need to update your résumé?  Are you unclear about where you should begin your job search?  Do you find online job applications confusing and hard to complete? 

In this difficult economy, we feel that job seekers deserve all the help that we can give.  Every Tuesday, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the D.C. Resources Room, the Woodridge Library is offering a drop-in clinic to provide job seekers with a librarian's undivided attention so that you may prepare your résumé, fine tune a cover letter, search the many available resources for specific jobs and complete online job applications.  This drop-in clinic does not require registration; however, space is limited to three people at any given time.

Please call the library at 202-541-6226 with any questions. 

Published on Monday, August 1, 2011

ballet dancers with booksDoes your child, ages 2-6 years old, want to learn ballet techniques?  Maybe her or his favorite books include Angelina Ballerina

Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

From now until August 19, children and teens may come to the Woodridge Neighborhood Library every Monday through Friday between 1 and 2:45 p.m. for a free nutritrous lunch. 

No application is needed, and children and teens 18 years of age and younger do not need to sign up for this lunch opportunity.  A typical lunch will include a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, milk, an apple and a salad.