Late Opening

The Library will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 26. We will be closed in the morning for a staff in-service.

 
Thank You, Donors!

A big THANK YOU to all the donors to the Children's Department Summer Reading Program. Their contributions help us encourage kids and families to keep reading over the summer. You can see all the donors here and posted outside the Children's Department.

 
Teen Summer Readers

Attention teens: the last day to pick up Summer Reading prizes is Saturday, August 27. Teens that read and logged 3 or 5 books have through that Saturday to pick up their candy bars and/or gift cards.

 
Pokémon GO: Lures and Team Challenge

Saturday, August 27, 1 - 2 p.m.

We'll be putting out Lures at the clock tower PokéStop. Pokémon GO trainers of all ages are invited to hunt for Pokémon throughout Town Centre and the Library's Pokémon Gym.

Cold drinks and smartphone recharging stations will be provided in the Woodridge Library lobby.

Players will receive a cool bracelet from their Pokémon Team to wear with pride. Members of the team that controls the Woodridge Library’s Gym at 2 p.m. on August 27 will have their photo put on the Library's "Pokémon Wall of Fame."

Participants can play Pokémon GO on their smartphones using the Pokémon GO app.

 
A Morning with Elizabeth Strout: One Author—One Community program

Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m.

We are joining together with nine or more other libraries to create the opportunity for patrons to hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout at Ashton Place in Willowbrook. There will be a 45-minute onstage moderated conversation with author Elizabeth Strout, followed by a 15-minute audience Q&A and book signing. Coffee, ice tea, and lemonade will be served.

Tickets are required--register here.

 
Apply to the Annual Woodridge Art Show

Woodridge artists 18 and older are invited to exhibit their work in the 16th annual Woodridge Art Show which will be held from October 1st through October 27th.  Please Note: This annual exhibit is to showcase the artwork of Woodridge residents, both amateur and professional.  Only works that have NOT been submitted in the past 3 years will be eligible. See the guidelines for more information and print out an application if you'd like to enter your work.

 
Introducing: Lynda.com

Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m.

An overview of lynda.com, the popular online training library that teaches the latest technology, software, creative, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts. (A Woodridge Public Library card is required to access lynda.com).

 
Almost Home Kids Donation Drive

September 3 - November 11

Members of the library's Group of Advising Teens—GOATs—will be collecting supplies for donation to Almost Home Kids, a nearby transitional facility for children with complex medical needs. Donations will be accepted in the Woodridge Library's lobby. All items must be new. For more details and a list of needed items, please see the event flyer.

 
Legal Checkup Seminar

Thursday, September 8, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. OR
Tuesday, September 13, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Attorney David J. Boone will present an educational seminar for retirees or those approaching retirement. Protecting assets, avoiding probate expenses and distribution of an estate will be discussed.

 
Medicare 101

Monday, September 12, 7 p.m.

David Wylly from Medicare Solutions Network will give an overview of Medicare issues important to those approaching retirement and related Medicare strategies for soon-to-be and already retired persons.

 
Clubs & Meetings

Book Discussions See our Book Discussion page for titles, dates, and times.

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

Between the Lines: A drop-in coloring club for adults. Supplies are provided, or bring your own. 2nd Mondays, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Library Needlers: Bring your needle-related project and join us for conversation and useful tips. We help each other! 3rd Mondays, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Chess Club: Beginners and experienced chess players are wanted for friendly games of chess. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

 
Library Art Gallery: Scott Yao

Painting by Scott YaoScott 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.”

 

 

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