A New Website is Coming!

October 03Coming soon is a new website that will be easier to navigate on mobile devices with smaller screens, have an attractive new events calendar, and be easier to navigate. Look for the new site in  

 
Almost Home Kids Donation Drive

September 3 - November 11

Members of the library's Group of Advising Teens—GOATs—will be collecting supplies for donation to Almost Home Kids, a nearby transitional facility for children with complex medical needs. Donations will be accepted in the Woodridge Library's lobby. All items must be new. For more details and a list of needed items, please see the event flyer.

 
Computer Classes in Spanish

We are offering free computer classes taught in Spanish throughout the fall. Register by using the links below, calling the Library, or visiting the Computer Assistance Desk.

Introducción a Microsoft Word - Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 p.m.
Introducción a Microsoft Excel - Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 p.m.
Introducción a Microsoft PowerPoint - Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.

 
Voter Registration

Tuesday, September 20, 6 - 8 p.m. AND
Tuesday, September 27, 6 -8 p.m.

The League of Women Voters will be in the library's lobby from to register voters for the upcoming presidential election.

 
Video Marketing Using YouTube

Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m.

Learn how to establish a YouTube channel to promote your business or other project. Presented by local digital media expert Tony Roberts.

 
Genealogy Research in the Training Lab

Friday, September 30, 2 -3 p.m.

Patrons interested in using Ancestry or HeritageQuest library databases for genealogy research are invited to reserve their seat in the computer training lab. Attendees will work independently on their own projects and a library staff member familiar with the databases will be available to assist.

 
The 16th Annual Woodridge Art Show

This popular show gives Woodridge residents 18 years old and over a chance to display up to three original pieces of art. Exhibitors range from beginners to experienced artists. 

 
NaNoWriMo Prep

Sunday, October 2, 1 - 3 p.m.

What the heck is an agonist? One who is engaged in a struggle. Seems easy enough. Until you start strapping prefixes and suffixes to the word and you end up in a mortal fight to the death. You can always develop characters through their actions and relationships with each other. Antagonist vs. Protagonist, age old story. What about developing them with scenery? Paint a picture so vivid with your words that the reader won't just understand, but actually empathize with your characters. Your characters deserve so much more than good vs evil.

These are all areas we will go through in the workshop, and with time permitting we will even have some practice time. There will also be a short introduction to National Novel Writing Month. Bring your questions and a pen, hope to see many of you there.

 
Introducing: Lynda.com

Thursday, October 6, 7 p.m.

An overview of lynda.com, the popular online training library that teaches the latest technology, software, creative, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts. (A Woodridge Public Library card is required to access lynda.com).

 
Annual Woodridge Art Show Reception

Friday, October 7, 6 - 8 p.m.

The public is invited to meet all of the talented artists--both familiar and new to the Library Gallery--at a reception in the library lobby.

 
Guitarist/Singer Rick Pickren

Sunday, October 9, 2 - 3 p.m.

Songs presented by guitarist, singer and harmonica player Rick Pickren.

 
Clubs & Meetings

Book Discussions See our Book Discussion page for titles, dates, and times.

Lisle Township Job Club: Learn effective interviewing and networking strategies in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Job leads are shared. Mondays, 10 a.m.

Between the Lines: A drop-in coloring club for adults. Supplies are provided, or bring your own. 2nd Mondays, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Library Needlers: Bring your needle-related project and join us for conversation and useful tips. We help each other! 3rd Mondays, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Chess Club: Beginners and experienced chess players are wanted for friendly games of chess. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

 
Library Art Gallery: Mirela Kolce

Mirela Korce Local artist Mirela Kolce will exhibit  Artworks & Drawings  in the Woodridge Library Gallery beginning September 15.

Ms. Kolce is a contemporary painter from Albania. She started painting when she was in high school and has participated in many exhibitions in the city of her youth, Korca. She has received recognition for her work's originality and use of color. Her art work consists of portraits, landscapes, compositions, and "wallpainting" or murals.

She shares that she expresses her emotions, and her vision of life, through her work.

Mirela moved to the United States five years ago and settled in the Woodridge area, hoping to find better opportunities.

 

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