From the Library Administrator

Welcome to WoodridgeWelcome to Woodridge is the title of the new local history page on our website. On August 22, 1959, residents of Woodridge voted 48 – 0 to incorporate as a Village. On this new page, residents will be linked to the full-text of first Mayor Leon Werch’s flier which urged residents to vote in favor of incorporation. As the Village of Woodridge and the Woodridge Park District celebrate their 55th and 45th anniversaries this month, respectively, the Library is adding to the occasion by making some of the materials in our archives available. Denise Murray, the library’s digital services librarian, did much of the website work, and many volunteers helped with the digitizing. This is a work in progress. Feedback can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Labor Day
Labor Day

Your Library will be closed on Monday, September 1 in honor of Labor Day. The outside book drops are always available so you can return items any time you want. All materials except e-readers can be returned in the drops.

We hope you have a safe, happy, and relaxing day!

iPad Round Table

Wednesday, September 3, 7:00 p.m.

iPadShare your favorite tips and apps and learn from other iPad users. Our Digital Services Librarian will be on hand to answer questions, too.

Click here to register.

ACT Practice Test

Practice TestFree ACT Practice Test  - Saturday, September 6, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

If the ACT makes you nervous, try building confidence with this simulated test presented by Sylvan Learning of Woodridge. Registration is required. Seating is limited and reserved for high school students. Check-in begins at 12:50 p.m. Test starts promptly at 1:00 p.m. Bring a calculator and multiple #2 pencils. Cellphones will not be permitted. Results will be delivered via telephone conference call. Register in person, by phone, or online.

The Limitations! Classic Rock

Sunday, September 7, 2:00 p.m.

The LimitationsThe Limitations return! They play classic rock, including Johnny Cash, Elvis, Ricky Nelson, and more.

Always fun!

Click here to register.

Check Out e-Books from eRead Illinois

Wednesday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.

eRead IllinoisLearn to use our new e-book service, eRead Illinois. The site, checkout process, and how to have Blio e-books read out loud will be demonstrated.

Click here to register.

Library Needlers

Monday, September 15, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Diamond Crochet CowlCalling all needle workers! Join us for conversation and companionship and to work on any needle-related project. Bring your own supplies and learn from each other. Everyone is welcome, beginners to advanced.

No registration required, just come in any time.

Click the picture for a free pattern for a crocheted cowl.

Library Art Gallery: Dharma and Evangeline Alagaratnam

Dharma AlagaratnamDharma Alagaratnam is a retired radiologist, originally from Sri Lanka. He has been in the U.S. for the last 39 years. He has dual interests, birds and photography. He calls himself a “lazy birder” because he waits for the birds to come to him! By providing food, water, shelter, and nesting areas in his backyard, the birds come close enough that he can sit on his couch and use his telephoto lenses to execute his photographs. He also takes his camera with him when he travels so he can photograph birds wherever he goes.

Evangeline AlagaratnamEvangeline Alagaratnam is also from Sri Lanka. She enrolled in her first art class at the College of DuPage 12 years ago and she has been hooked ever since. Oil paint is her medium of choice and she is inspired by the world around her—flowers, birds, landscapes, and people, with vibrant color and depth. Evangeline has gone back to Sri Lanka with donated art supplies: paper, pencils, crayons, and canvases. Many impoverished children were then able to begin exploring art. She is planning to visit again this fall in an effort to continue the progress.

There will be a reception to meet the artists on Saturday, September 6, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.


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