Labor Day
Labor Day

Your Library will be closed on Monday, September 7 in honor of Labor Day. The outside book drops are always available so you can return items any time you want.

We hope you have a safe, happy, and relaxing day!

 
Woodridge Art Show

Woodridge Art ShowThe 15th annual Woodridge Art show will be held during October. This popular exhibit provides an opportunity for our residents 18 years old and older to exhibit up to three pieces of art for viewing by the rest of the community. Beginners as well as experienced artists are welcome. Download information and registration forms or pick them up at the Circulation Desk. Artists may sell up to eight unframed works on paper or canvas.

Forms must be returned to the Library by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 25. All works being exhibited must be in the Library by 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 27.

A Meet-the-Artists reception will be held on Friday, October 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 
Renovation News

Library renovations have begun! There are temporary walls up where construction will be happening. The mornings and afternoons may be noisy while work is being done. Most of the study rooms are unavailable and we are no longer taking reservations for them. We do have plenty of spaces to sit and study or work so just ask if you need help finding one, or anything else.

For more updates and details about the work being done, go to our renovation page.

 
A Moving Experience

Wondering how the nonfiction section was moved? Wonder no more--here's how it was done.

 

 
Bookcases on the Move
Posted by Woodridge Public Library on Thursday, August 20, 2015

 

 
Library Needlers

Safety Cone. Click for pattern.Monday, September 21, 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.

The Needlers will be meeting in the Lobby during the Library renovation. Click the safety cone for a free pattern.

No registration required, just come in any time.

 
Library Art Gallery: Nancy Wu and Susan Barlett
Nancy Wu and Susan Bartlett

Nancy Wu has been a Woodridge resident since 2002. She started taking drawing/painting classes at Morton Arboretum after her retirement, and is a member of Nature Artists’ Guild of Morton Arboretum. Most of her work is inspired from nature subjects and is done in graphite and charcoal, her favorite mediums. From practicing Chinese calligraphy, she also developed interest in ink drawing with the use of Chinese brushes and nibs. Her most recent challenge is adding color to her botanical art work. Fascinated by human faces, her portrait drawing is another attempt to understand and interpret art from a different perspective.

Nature provides endless inspiration for Nancy. These drawings and paintings capture unique lines, patterns, and forms of objects in nature and use various mediums to depict their everlasting beauty from unique perspectives.

Susan Bartlett has lived all over the country. The various gardens and landscapes have inspired her to be creative in many different mediums. She currently resides in Downers Grove, Illinois. In pursuit of furthering her art, she went through the Botanical Art Illustration program at the Morton Arboretum. Susan is currently a member of the Nature Artist Guild.

As a botanical artist, she is inspired everyday by nature. Susan works mainly in graphite, colored pencil, and botanical collage. Through her art, she plays with the transparency of light and the drama of shadows. Her work shares glimpses of what she sees and feels in her connection with nature.

There will be an Artists' Reception on Saturday, September 12 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 

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