Summer Reading Programs
On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! Reaching Every Adventurer's Dream Exercise Your Mind, Read!
Children from birth to age 13 can sign up in the Children's Library. We have three different programs to fit all levels of readers. Teens can sign up for R.E.A.D. Register and log books online, or at the Adult & Teen Reference Desk. Adults can sign up for Exercise Your Mind: READ! Register and log books online, or at the Adult & Teen Reference Desk.
 
Free Summer Lunch

Mondays & Thursdays, Noon - 1 p.m.

Children age 18 and younger are welcome to come in for a free and nutritious lunch with milk, similar to a school lunch. Come early at 11:30 a.m. to work with a teacher and stay until 1:30 p.m. for books and fun.

Sponsored by Northern Illinois Food Bank. This program is designed to support families by providing a free healthy lunch and encouraging summer learning and reading.

 
Clubs & Meetings

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

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

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

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

 
Stump the Genealogy Expert

Monday, July 25, 7 p.m.

A fun Q & A program presented by genealogist Grace DuMelle. Ask questions that focus on search categories and genealogy methodology (not the details of your specific ancestor). Examples: How do I start looking for adoption records? How can I learn more about the business my ancestor operated? How do I find the parents of my furthest generation?

If you truly “Stump the Expert” your name goes in the drawing for a gift card to an office supply store for all those supplies you need as you research your family history!

 
Donuts & Downloads

Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m.

Have a snack while learning about all the things you can download for free from the Library. The Library offers free e-books, audiobooks, magazines, streaming movies, and top-notch online tutorials. These services will all be demonstrated—no tablet, smartphone, or computers required to attend but one is needed to use these services.

 
Pokémon GO: Hunt at the Woodridge Library

Saturday, July 30, 2 - 4 p.m.

We'll be putting out Lures from 2 - 4 p.m. at the clock tower PokéStop. Pokémon GO trainers (players) of all ages are invited to hunt for Pokémon throughout Town Centre and the Library's Pokémon Gym.

Snacks, cold drinks and smartphone recharging stations will be provided in the Woodridge Library lobby. Players can also save their data by using the library's free Wi-Fi. Players that catch a Pokémon will receive a button from their Pokémon Team to wear with pride. Members of the team (Mystic, Instinct, or Valor) that control the Woodridge Library’s Gym at 4 p.m. on July 30 will be treated with candy. Real life candy that you can really eat.

 
Houdini, His Life & His Legend

Tuesday, August 2, 7 p.m.

Fascinating, informative and astounding! William Pack will expose the amazing truth behind the myth of the legendary escape artist, magician, daredevil and ghost hunter. Along with dramatic storytelling the history of Houdini will be revealed through Magic, Sideshows and Escapes! Entertaining and educational: for adults, teens and families with pre-teens(ages 10 - 12).

 
Resume Workshop

Thursday, August 4, 6 p.m.

Workshop topics will include:
What should and shouldn’t be on your resume
The 5 categories of information your resume must contain
How to make your resume move to the top of the stack
Breaking down your work experience using action verbs
Examples of actual resumes
1 on 1 resume review with participants

 
Library Art Gallery: Scott Yao

Painting by Scott YaoThe Woodridge Library Art Gallery will feature the work of fine art painter Scott Yao throughout July. Scott 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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