New Library Catalog Coming This Spring

Using your library is about to get even better.Patrons who enjoy using the library catalog to find and order books will have a lot more to like starting this spring. Woodridge Public Library along with other public libraries in the SWAN consortium will switch over to a new computer system in April 2015. Learn more at new.swanlibraries.net or come in and talk to us. We'll have more information on that site and in the Library.

 
Tax Help

Please see our page on tax help for information about tax forms, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, and mailing addresses.

 
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before KindergartenCalling all families with babies, toddlers and preschoolers: register today for the read-to-me program that leads to lifelong reading success.

Look how easy it is to reach the goal:
One story a day for 5 years equals 1825 stories!
One story a day for 4 years equals 1460 stories!
One story a day for 3 years equals 1095 stories!

Visit the Children's Reference Desk to get started.

 
Aromatherapy at Home

ReDiscover

Aromatherapy

Thursday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.

Essential Oils derived from plants are a natural way of improving sleep, aiding digestion, improving mental focus and lifting emotional states. Learn about where these oils come from, applications for using oils in a home setting, precautions, and what to look for when purchasing oils. Essential oils will be available for you to experience.

 
Free ACT Practice Test

ACT Practice TestSaturday, April 11, 1:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Build confidence with this simulated ACT test by Sylvan Learning of Woodridge.
Check-in begins at 1:15 p.m. Test starts at 1:30 p.m. Bring a calculator and #2 pencils. Wear comfortable clothing. No cell phones permitted. Results delivered via a conference call. Registration required in person at the Library, by phone at 630-487-2577, or online at woodridgelibrary.org. For students in Grades 9 – 12 only.

Update: The practice test will take place at the Woodridge Public Library.

 
The Music & Influence of Pete Seeger

Steve JustmanSunday, April 19, 2:00 p.m.

Local favorite Steve Justman entertains with songs from the roots of American folk music.

This program will be held at the Woodridge Park District Community Center, 2600 Center Drive, Woodridge.

 
Money Smart Week: Tips for Retirement Drop-In

Money Smart WeekSaturday, April 25, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Stefanie Synal from Primerica will be in the lobby offering tips and resources for retirement money matters.
 

 
Teen Poetry Contest

Teen Poetry ContestFor students in Grades 7 – 12

Celebrate National Poetry Month by writing your own poem and submitting it for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Choose a theme for your poem: Deadlines, The Game of Life, A Candle. Your creation should be 100 words or less. Submit your poem via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by April 4. Use Teen Poetry in the subject line. Include your name, grade and telephone number.

 
The Big Read is Now ReDiscover

ReDiscover

ReDiscover Home

This year The Big Read has been transformed into a new program: ReDiscover. Rather than focusing on a single novel, ReDiscover centers great programs on a single theme. ReDiscover: Celebrating Home is the 2015 theme, and programs will take place in March and April. Program guides are available at the Library.

Registration begins March 2 for movies, cooking demonstrations, book discussions, musical performances, and lectures. View and register for events at participating libraries on the ReDiscover event calender.

 
Library Art Gallery: Holly Tyson and Tina Tyson-Dunne

Augustina Tyson-Dunne PhotographyHolly and Tina are a mother and daughter team that share in the love of photography and art. Tina has degrees in photography and cinematography and Holly is a self-trained artist. Their pursuit of artistic subjects have taken them to Ireland, through bird sanctuaries, across wildlife preserves, and down farm roads all across the U.S.  They invite you to see the world through their eyes when you visit the March Art Exhibit featuring their view of old ancient sites, historical barns of the Midwest, eagles fishing the Mississippi and dragonflies resting in a swamp.

More of their work can be seen at Augustina Tyson-Dunne Photography.

Please join us at a reception for these two talented artists in the Library's lobby on Friday, March 6 from 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

 

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