Memorial Day

US FlagThe Library will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Outdoor item returns will still be available at the front and side of the building. We will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

Writer's Voice Workshop

Saturday, June 4, 1:30 p.m.

Your writer's voice is the distinctive quality of your writing that characterizes it in the minds of those who read your works. Readers fall in love with their favorite authors’ writing voice and seek out their books. Becoming aware of your own writing voice is a helpful step towards mastering the craft of writing. This free three-hour workshop held at the Woodridge Public Library is designed to help you understand what your writer's voice is. Registration is required; participation is limited to 18 people. Participants should bring paper and pen and/or their laptop computer as there will be writing exercises. A second session may be scheduled if there is sufficient interest.

Free Babysitting Clinic

Monday, June 6, 9:00 a.m. - noon

For students entering Grades 6 – 10 in August.

Learn how to get and keep a babysitting job as well as basic first aid skills, hands-only CPR, discipline, safety rules and how to make playtime fun.  Receive a personalized certificate.  Role playing is part of the class. Please bring a baby doll to the class.

Registration required by June 2.

iPad Basics

Tuesday, June 7, 7 p.m.

Everything you need to know about your iPad but were afraid to ask. Learn how to dig into and adjust settings, gestures that make using your device easier, how to organize your home screen, and more. Bring your iPad and questions.

Wrigley Field's Last World Series: Wartime Chicago Cubs & the Pennant Of 1945

Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m.

Author and sports historian Charles Billington discusses the Chicago Cubs as an athletic, business, and social institution ingrained into Chicago's cultural fabric. Billngton explores the Chicago Cubs' domination during the team's first 70 years of existence (1876-1945) and the profound effests World War II had on baseball. Includes rare footage of the 1945 World Series alongside 1940's music dealing with war and baseball.

Kickboxing Demo

Tuesday, June 14, 7 p.m.

Trainers from the local 9 Round Kickboxing club will demonstrate techniques and forms while using feed mitts. The demo's focus will be on adding fun to your workout routine when you incorporate kickboxing. The club will be donating a one month gym membership to one demonstration attendee as part of the Exercise Your Mind Summer Reading Program.

Chess Clubs

The Library has two chess clubs. There are no fees or registration, please drop-in. Some boards will be provided, players are welcome to bring their own boards or clocks if they have them. Woodridge residents and members of the greater local area are welcome.

Morning Chess Club: Second and Fourth Wednesdays  
Beginners, novices and experienced chess players are welcome to meet and play friendly games of chess at the Woodridge Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the meeting room.

Evening Chess: Third Thursdays
Adult and teen chess players are welcome to meet and play friendly games of chess at the Woodridge Public Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Third Thursday of each month in the Lobby. Tables will be reserved for chess players.

Library Art Gallery: Thread Art by Jay Moore

Thread Art by Jay MooreThe Woodridge Public Library Gallery will exhibit over 30 portraits created by local artist Jay Moore beginning May 3, and running through May 29.

Each portrait has been created through an artistic process involving digital tools and embroidery techniques. Ms. Moore describes her work as "Thread Art," and has been perfecting her craft for over 26 years. From the artist's website, "I digitize portraits of individuals. I then take that digitized image and using fabric as my canvas and thread as my paint create an Embroidered Portrait."

Ms. Moore was featured in the Library Gallery in February of 2010. Assembled in observance of Black History Month, the 2010 exhibit represented Ms. Moore's perspective on black history.

The upcoming May 2016 exhibit will feature pieces influenced by technological advances that have impacted the way the artist works, as well as art pieces that highlight the impact of color selection.


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