Holiday Closings

Our book drops are always open.

The Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and be closed on Thursday, December 25. The Library will also close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31 and be closed on Thursday, January 01. We wish you safe and happy holidays!

The outside book drops at the side of the Library (facing the Village Hall parking lot), and the return slot in the front of the library (facing the Town Center flags) are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

 
Songs of the Season: Joel and Amy Simpson

Flute and GuitarSunday, December 21, 2:00 p.m.

Classical guitar and flute duet Joel and Amy Simpson share the music and the stories of beloved holiday music. Elegant and passionate, they inspire joy and will invite audience members to join in with song.

 
Paper Management at Home in the Digital Age

Paper ManagementThursday, January 8, 7:00 p.m.

Overwhelmed by paper clutter? Professional organizer Barbara Tischler discusses strategies for managing, organizing, and reducing the amount of paper you store.

 
Teen Winter Photo Contest

CameraFor students in Grades 7 - 12. Submit an original, 8 x 10 color or black and white photo that represents one of these themes: Best Sign, Art in Nature, Architecture. Entries accepted at the Adult/Young Adult Reference Desk from December 20 through January 10. List your name, telephone number, grade, and theme on back of each entry. Entries will be displayed on library-provided white mattes. You may enter one photo per theme. Winners announced January 26. First place award for each theme: $50 gift card!

 
College Planning and Preparation
ACT Practice Test

Free ACT Practice Test
Saturday, January 10, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 21, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Build confidence with this simulated ACT test by Sylvan Learning of Woodridge. Check-in begins at 12:50 p.m. Test starts at 1 pm. Bring a calculator and #2 pencils. Wear comfortable clothing. No cell phones permitted. Results delivered via a conference call. For students in Grades 9 - 12 only.

ISAC

ISAC: Making College a Reality
For students in Grades 9 - 12, and Parents Making college accessible and affordable for Illinois students is the goal of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. ISAC experts will offer insights and strategies during the following programs:

Prepare for the ACT
Tuesday, January 6, 7 p.m.
Know what to expect on the ACT, how to study for it, and what preparation tools and resources are available.

College Financial Aid Process
Thursday, January 15, 7 p.m.
A clear introduction will be given on the financial aid process for juniors and seniors including the FAFSA.

Breaking Down the College Application
Thursday, February 19, 7 p.m.
Step-by-step tips about the application essay as well as how to search for scholarships.
 
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!

NEW! You can now access lynda.com from home, work, or wherever you want to learn.
 
Library Art Gallery: Morton Arboretum Photographic Society

Dancing BluesThe Morton Arboretum Photographic Society, MAPS, is a non-competitive photography club, established in 2010.  The focus of the club is nature and education as inspired by the mission of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL.  Its' membership of 196 members includes beginning as well as advanced photographers.   Membership in MAPS is open to anyone interested in photographing the beauty in nature, in wildlife, and in the landscapes around us. 

 
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 .

 

Outside of the Woodridge Public Library

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