National Novel Writing Month: Come Write-In!

NaNoWriMoSaturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Saturday, November 22, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

November is NaNoWriMo, a free, annual event to encourage writers to complete a novel in just 30 days. Bring your laptop (or pen and paper) and come and work on your novel in the company of other writers. There will be minimal conversation, but there will be some fun activities and incentives. Go to nanowrimo.org to sign up and learn more, or find more events in the area.

 
eBay 101—Selling Basics

ebayThursday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.

Ready to make some money selling stuff on eBay? Jack Waddick will conduct this fun and informative program including real-time demos.

Click here to register.

 
GPS: More than Maps

Location Aware AppsWednesday, November 12, 7:00 p.m.

Your smartphone can do more with your location than get directions. Find out about the useful and fun things you can do with location-based apps. Coupons, reminders, and recommendations are just some of the
things you may find.

Click here to register.

 
Introducing lynda.com
lynda.com The Library now offers access to lynda.com, which teaches the latest software, creative, and business skills through hundreds of online instructional videos. Subjects include MS Office, Windows 8.1, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, marketing fundamentals, photography, Web design, social media, and much more!

Current access is restricted to computers located within the Woodridge Public Library. Remote access--which will allow lynda.com to be used from home, work, or on the go--will be available soon.
 
Affordable Care Act Information

Affordable Care Act QuestionsRepresentatives from the DuPage County Health Department will be at the Woodridge Public Library, sharing information regarding the Affordable Care Act, each Wednesday from 2 - 6:00 p.m., now through November 12th.

The Open Enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act will begin November 15th.

 
Science Fair Resources

ScienceIt's science fair season! Experiment with our hand-picked resources. We've mixed together the most useful databases for young scientists with websites that have project ideas. Need help using a database or want some books to use? Come see us at the Library!

 
All About the Big Bands: Kym Frankovelgia

Kym FrankovelgiaSunday, November 16, 2:00 p.m.

Cabaret singer Frankovelgia will transform you to the Swing Era: the Dorsey bands, Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Glenn Miller, and more. She has a unique blend of warmth and humor and guarantees laughter and tears.

Click here to register.

 
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 .

 
Library Art Gallery: Downers Grove Artist’s Guild

Downers Grove Artists' GuildThe Downers Grove Artists’ Guild was organized in Downers Grove in 1941 after an open art exhibition was held at the Downers Grove Library. The guild includes artists from several surrounding suburbs as well as Downers Grove and provides instructional programs for its members. Regular meetings are held the second Monday of the month, September through May, from 6:30PM to 9:00PM at the Brigantine Gallery, 734 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove. New members are always welcome.

Member and Woodridge resident Nancy Staszak recently won Honorable Mention at the Chicago Cultural Center's "Later Impressions" show.

The group will hold a Meet the Artists Reception on Sunday, November 2 from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. in the Library Lobby.

 

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