The Big Read is Now 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.

Tax Help

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

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.

Check Out E-books

e-booksWednesday, March 11, 10:00 a.m.

Not all of our books are on shelves. Come find out about the e-books you can download from the library for free. The e-books can be read on computers, tablets, smartphones, and most e-readers.

Library Renovation Overview

Library RenovationThursday, March 12, 10:00 a.m.

The Library Director and members of the Library Board will share highlights of planned building improvements and images of the new Library floorplan. Time for questions and a building tour is planned.

Library Needlers

Knit HeartMonday, March 16, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Calling all needle workers! Join us for conversation and companionship and to work on any needle-related project. Bring your own supplies and learn from each other. Everyone is welcome, beginners to advanced.

No registration required, just come in any time.

Senior Home Sharing: A Unique Option for Senior Living


Senior Home Sharing

Tuesday, March 17, 2:00 p.m.

It’s not a retirement community or an assisted living center. Come learn about the unique senior living option of Senior Home Sharing which provides seniors with the opportunity to live independently in an affordable family style home. Homes are located in residential neighborhoods of Lombard, Downers Grove, Elmhurst and Naperville, and offer housing and dining in small, comfortable settings.


Creating a Habitat: Birds & Butterflies


Birds & Butterflies

Thursday, March 19, 7:00 p.m.

Nina Koziol, local gardener and frequent Chicago Tribune and Chicagoland Gardening contributor, shows us how to create welcoming spaces in our gardens for our winged friends. Inspiring for gardeners and birders alike!

Greening Your Home


Greening Your Home

Saturday, March 21, 10:00 a.m.

Kay McKeen, founder of SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education), will show you how to conserve water and energy in your home through hands-on demonstrations. Kay’s tips will motivate you to compost, properly dispose of household hazardous waste and create a “greener home”.

Lee Murdock: We Shall Always Remember


Lee Murdock

Sunday, March 22, 2:00 p.m.

Noted folk musician Lee Murdock weaves a story of home through songs of finding our roots, and remembering our ancestors. Combining ragtime, Irish, blues and folk styles Lee documents and celebrates regional histories and the people that influence our memories of "home".

iPad Basics

iPad BasicsWednesday, March 25, 10:00 a.m.

Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask. How to get apps, deal with misbehaving apps, organize your home screen, and more. Bring your tablet and questions.

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 or come in and talk to us. We'll have more information on that site and in the Library.

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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