Summer Reading Programs

The last day of the Summer Reading Program is Saturday! Remember to bring in your folders, or submit your reviews!

On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! Reaching Every Adventurer's Dream Exercise Your Mind, Read!
Children from birth to age 13 can sign up in the Children's Library. We have three different programs to fit all levels of readers. Teens can sign up for R.E.A.D. Register and log books online, or at the Adult & Teen Reference Desk. Adults can sign up for Exercise Your Mind: READ! Register and log books online, or at the Adult & Teen Reference Desk.
 
Teen Summer Photo Contest Winner

Winning PhotographCongratulations to the winner of the Teen Summer Photo Contest, Kyle Leonard! The theme was Patterns. Kyle captured these natural patterns in a way that really rocked the judges.

 
Free Summer Lunch

Mondays & Thursdays, Noon - 1 p.m.

Children age 18 and younger are welcome to come in for a free and nutritious lunch with milk, similar to a school lunch. Come early at 11:30 a.m. to work with a teacher and stay until 1:30 p.m. for books and fun.

Sponsored by Northern Illinois Food Bank. This program is designed to support families by providing a free healthy lunch and encouraging summer learning and reading.

 
Imagination and Reader's Theater Extravaganza

Thursday, July 28, 7 p.m.

Our Imagination Theater (grades 1 - 2) and Reader's Theater (grades 3 - 7) groups have been practicing and are ready put on a great show. Join us for this family presentation, where you can enjoy the performances of our amateur actors. A guaranteed great time for everyone!

 
Donuts & Downloads

Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m.

Have a snack while learning about all the things you can download for free from the Library. The Library offers free e-books, audiobooks, magazines, streaming movies, and top-notch online tutorials. These services will all be demonstrated—no tablet, smartphone, or computers required to attend but one is needed to use these services.

 
Pokémon GO: Hunt at the Woodridge Library

Saturday, July 30, 2 - 4 p.m.

We'll be putting out Lures from 2 - 4 p.m. at the clock tower PokéStop. Pokémon GO trainers (players) of all ages are invited to hunt for Pokémon throughout Town Centre and the Library's Pokémon Gym.

Snacks, cold drinks and smartphone recharging stations will be provided in the Woodridge Library lobby. Players can also save their data by using the library's free Wi-Fi. Players that catch a Pokémon will receive a button from their Pokémon Team to wear with pride. Members of the team (Mystic, Instinct, or Valor) that control the Woodridge Library’s Gym at 4 p.m. on July 30 will be treated with candy. Real life candy that you can really eat.

 
Houdini, His Life & His Legend

Tuesday, August 2, 7 p.m.

Fascinating, informative and astounding! William Pack will expose the amazing truth behind the myth of the legendary escape artist, magician, daredevil and ghost hunter. Along with dramatic storytelling the history of Houdini will be revealed through Magic, Sideshows and Escapes! Entertaining and educational: for adults, teens and families with pre-teens(ages 10 - 12).

 
Resume Workshop

Thursday, August 4, 6 p.m.

Workshop topics will include:
What should and shouldn’t be on your resume
The 5 categories of information your resume must contain
How to make your resume move to the top of the stack
Breaking down your work experience using action verbs
Examples of actual resumes
1 on 1 resume review with participants

 
Can You Eat A Raspberry Pi?

Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m.

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer that connects to a mouse, keyboard and a computer monitor or TV. People of all ages use the Pi to learn about coding and to create all kinds of computer projects. We’ll explore the basics of the Raspberry Pi and the variety of things that you can do with it.

 
Clubs & Meetings

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

Library Needlers
3rd Mondays, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Bring your needle-related project and join us for conversation and useful tips. We help each other!
Book Discussions
See our Book Discussion page for titles, dates, and times.
Chess Club
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Beginners and experienced chess players are wanted for friendly games of chess.
 
Library Art Gallery: Scott Yao

Painting by Scott YaoThe Woodridge Library Art Gallery will feature the work of fine art painter Scott Yao throughout July. Scott Yao began to express the beauty of his hometown, Beitou, Taiwan (known for "a hot springs near the sea" and the surrounding Yangming mountains), through art from an early age.

Although Scott does not have formal training, he appreciates art in its various forms, most notably portraiture. Through experimentation, exploration and effort, Scott has honed his own painting style, influenced and refined by his background in engineering and architecture. He believes that his “life and soul are dedicated to art.”

 

 

Outside of the Woodridge Public Library

Copyright  © 2016 Woodridge Public Library
3 Plaza Dr, Woodridge, Illinois 60517
Tel: 630-964-7899    Fax: 630-964-0175   TTY: 630-964-7986
askus@woodridgelibrary.org

Library Hours
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.