New Director, Pam Dubé

Pam DubéWelcome Pam Dubé, new Library Director!

The Library Board unanimously selected Pam Dubé to be Woodridge’s Library Director following the retirement of the current Library Administrator, Susan McNeil-Marshall. Board President Jay Tiede cited Dubé’s depth of experience and her ability to communicate a clear vision for the Library’s future as reasons for her selection.

For more than a decade Dubé has been involved with the coordination of operational needs, staff supervision, budgeting and strategic planning work essential to the administration of a public library. Her advocacy work and collaboration with patrons at the Joliet Public Library, as well as with community groups and staff match well with the culture of the Woodridge Public Library.

Dubé holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Paint Your Garden with Plants

Paint Your Garden with PlantsTuesday, May 3, 7 p.m.

Local gardening expert Nina Koziol presents “Paint Your Garden with Plants,” a look at how to use color in containers, and in borders in sun or shade. Get inspired, get the facts before you search for the right plant to give that special mom in your life (Mother's Day is May 8).

College Planning 101

Illinois Student Assistance CommissionThursday, May 5, 7 p.m.

This introduction to college planning focuses on decisions students and families have to make when choosing colleges to apply to. Tips, Q&A. Presented By ISAC: Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book DaySaturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m.

This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. Come by for a free comic. They went fast last year so plan to come early. Swing by to see our friends at Chimera's Comics in Woodridge and pick up another comic.

Costumes of Downton Abbey

Costumes of Downton AbbeyMonday, May 9, 7 p.m.

In 2016, The Driehaus Museum hosts an exhibition of costumes used in the wildly popular PBS/BBC series Downton Abbey. Art historian Jeff Mishur discusses costumes on exhibit that are original to the period as well as garments that were newly constructed to imitate vintage dress. Most importantly, Mishur places each costume into a historic context and relates each to the narrative of the series.

All About E-books (& More)

e-booksTuesday, May 10, 7 p.m.

The Library has two e-book collections as well as digital magazines, movies, and audiobooks. Learn about them and see them demonstrated. A tablet or e-reader is not required to attend this program.

Hearing Loss and Your Health: Screening

Hearing Loss, ScreeningSaturday, May 14, 10 a.m.

Doctor of audiology Kathleen Boyce presents a general overview of hearing loss, followed by free pass/fail hearing screening. Topics will include connections between overall health and hearing loss, symptoms of hearing loss, ear anatomy, and the vocabulary of hearing loss. Strategies related to improving hearing health will also be presented and Br. Boyce reminds us, "Not all hearing loss needs hearing aids."

Mo' Beat Blues Show

Mo' Beat BluesSunday, May 15, 2 p.m.

Samuel Lozada "The Louis Armstrong of the Harmonica" along with his wife, talented singer Janice, perform familiar tunes remade in a unique style that will keep you dancing, engaged and exuberant. Featured on CBS Chicago News segment "Someone you should know", Samuel's energetic live show covers blues, jazz, country, R & B, Swing and more.

Chess Clubs

ChessThe Library has two chess clubs. There are no fees or registration, please drop-in. Some boards will be provided, players are welcome to bring their own boards or clocks if they have them. Woodridge residents and members of the greater local area are welcome.

Morning Chess Club: Second and Fourth Wednesdays  
Beginners, novices and experienced chess players are welcome to meet and play friendly games of chess at the Woodridge Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the meeting room.

Evening Chess: Third Thursdays
Adult and teen chess players are welcome to meet and play friendly games of chess at the Woodridge Public Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Third Thursday of each month in the Lobby. Tables will be reserved for chess players.

Library Art Gallery: Thread Art by Jay Moore

Thread Art by Jay MooreThe Woodridge Public Library Gallery will exhibit over 30 portraits created by local artist Jay Moore beginning May 3, and running through May 29.

Each portrait has been created through an artistic process involving digital tools and embroidery techniques. Ms. Moore describes her work as "Thread Art," and has been perfecting her craft for over 26 years. From the artist's website, "I digitize portraits of individuals. I then take that digitized image and using fabric as my canvas and thread as my paint create an Embroidered Portrait."

Ms. Moore was featured in the Library Gallery in February of 2010. Assembled in observance of Black History Month, the 2010 exhibit represented Ms. Moore's perspective on black history.

The upcoming May 2016 exhibit will feature pieces influenced by technological advances that have impacted the way the artist works, as well as art pieces that highlight the impact of color selection.


Members of the community are welcome to meet Jay Moore and to discuss her unique artistic methods at a reception in the lobby of the Woodridge Library on Saturday, May 14, between 2 and 4 p.m.


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