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Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 10:15 am

Share the fun of reading with your children, ages 3-5 years. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. 

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Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:15 am

Share the fun of reading with your children, ages 3-5 years. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. 

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Spring Break Fun at Woodridge Neighborhood Library
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 2:00 pm
Kids ages 6-12, come on out to Woodridge Neighborhood Library for spring break fun. Monday, April 15: Fun Spring Crafts – 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16: Board Games – 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17: Reader’s Theater – 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18: More Fun Spring Crafts – 2 p.m. Friday, April 19: Movie and Popcorn – 2 p.m.    

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Math Circle
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 2:30 pm
A space for 3rd through 6th grade students to develop a positive relationship with mathematics that is rooted in curiosity. Ideal for homeschoolers or any student from age 8 to 12 who may be struggling with basic concepts in math. Sessions are led by Julia Grisar-Shryock.  

Free Legal Help at DC Public Library
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 3:00 pm
Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) brings free legal help to DC Public Library branches in neighborhoods throughout the city. At the clinics, you can get help with the following:
 

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Wednesday Wii
Join us in the children’s room to play the Wii. Recommended for ages 6-12.

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Girls Who Code!
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 4:30 pm
/start program “Girls Who Code”
/print “Hello World!”Are you looking to learn to code? Do you want to build something amazing? Woodridge Library has just the thing – we’re starting our very own Girls Who Code club!

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Kid Dance Party
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 10:30 am
Join us on the first and third Thursday of the month for a dance party! This 25 minute program is designed to help develop motor skills and encourage an appreciation of music. Come and dance to the beat of your drummer. Recommended for ages birth to 5.

spring break fun

Spring Break Fun at Woodridge Neighborhood Library
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 2:00 pm
Kids ages 6-12, come on out to Woodridge Neighborhood Library for spring break fun. Monday, April 15: Fun Spring Crafts – 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16: Board Games – 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17: Reader’s Theater – 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18: More Fun Spring Crafts – 2 p.m. Friday, April 19: Movie and Popcorn – 2 p.m.    

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LEGO Club
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO Club. Come and try something different every Thursday at LEGO Club: First Thursday – Lego Robots Second Thursday – Lego Free Play Third Thursday – All ages karaoke starts at 5:30 p.m. Fourth Thursday – Collective Design Challenge (build together – share together)  Recommended for ages 4-12

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Saying Farewell to Women’s History Month
With a Peek at Our Displays!
As Women’s History Month draws to an end, we wanted to share some of the beautiful bulletin boards our staff created for those who haven’t been for a visit recently to see them in person. Featuring influential women of the past and present, these displays have been a highlight of the first floor all month long. 

The incantations of Daniel Johnston.

Graphic Novels about Musicians
I love music, and I love graphic novels. This was a fun list to make.
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Get Reading, Get Coding!
And Get Ready for Girls Who Code at Woodridge
Girls Who Code is an organization founded by Reshma Saurani with the mission of closing the gender gap in technology. Since 2012, Girls Who Code has worked with schools, libraries and other public institutions to bring coding to girls in all 50 states, and several US territories. And now – Woodridge gets to be a part of it! Open to all interested children in Grades 3rd-5th, here are some books to get you and your child acquainted with the world of coding before or after our first meeting on Wednesday,

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Colorful zine page copies lay on a table, created and photocopied at our January Zine Lab

Zine Lab
A New Creative Space Emerges
Woodridge kicked off the New Year with a burst of creativity at Zine Lab on Jan. 8.

Presented with support from DC Zinefest, which moved to the neighborhood last summer with its 8th Annual Fest at Art Enables, Zine Lab provides a creative space for anyone curious about zines, or already making them, to brainstorm and get to work at the library.

We’re continuing the flow of ideas with two more Zine Labs this spring, open to Teens and Adults. Mark your calendars for:

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C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture
In celebration of Black History Month, distinguished historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver presentations throughout February.

The award-winning historian, humanities scholar and exhibitor of artifacts has appeared at DC Public Library since 1989. He has spoken at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Museum, Arena Stage, colleges/universities and other venues locally, nationally and internationally.

The Terror by Dan Simmons

Winter Horror
Spooky things hide in the snow.
The snow makes it seem peaceful and quiet… almost too quiet. Weird things abound in the coldness outside. What’s out there? I think I see something in the distance, but the snow is too thick. Is there something moving out there? You go check. I’m going to stay inside by the fire, and drink my hot cocoa.
 
All is quiet. Nothing is moving. What’s scarier than that

White paper with black writing reading "Constellation of Books"

Constellation of Books!
Favorites from Our Young Readers
The Grand Staircase at Woodridge has a few obvious purposes- going up and down between floors, and relaxing on the benches. A new collaborative project also brings book recommendations from young library readers in the form of the Constellation of Books! Friends wrote down their favorite books for inclusion in this fun display along the staircase glass, taking us from the stairs all the way to the stars. See anything you’d like to revisit?

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Introducing Homework Central at Woodridge Library
Your spot for getting it done.
Beginning on Nov. 7, a weekly space for teens to focus on assignments will be set aside at Woodridge Library.  From 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Homework Central will provide a quiet place for teens to read, research, study and write. Laptops and reference books will be available to help you organize and complete your work. Library staff will be there to show you how to use our research databases.

 
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The Writer’s Den Returns!
Stack your pages at this NaNoWriMo event
Drop into our pop-up writer’s lounge for coffee, tea and contemplation every Wednesday in November from 6-8 p.m.

Register for NaNaWriMo and get swag to keep you writing!

Writing references, WiFi and library staff will be available for your convenience, so that you can stack your pages towards your word count goal.

Dino and Lego

Stuffy Sleepover
Recently, Woodridge Library hosted a sleepover for stuffed animals.

The event began with the Family Story Time on Saturday, Sept. 15. The kids brought their favorite stuffed animal to participate. When story time was over we made beds for them by decorating shoe boxes, and gave them all felt blankets to stay war

 

Hours

Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Location

1801 Hamlin Street NE

Washington,  D.C.  20018
 woodridgelibrary@dc.gov

202-541-6226

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