National Novel Writing Month: Come Write-In!

NaNoWriMoSaturday, November 22, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

November is NaNoWriMo, a free, annual event to encourage writers to complete a novel in just 30 days. Bring your laptop (or pen and paper) and come and work on your novel in the company of other writers. There will be minimal conversation, but there will be some fun activities and incentives. Go to to sign up and learn more, or find more events in the area.

A World Gone Mad: World War II

Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt Signing Declaration of War Following Japanese Bombing of Pearl Harbor Tuesday, December 2, 7:00 p.m.

In remembrance of Pearl Harbor, historian Jim Gibbons presents a mesmerizing account of one of the most catastrophic wars in our nation’s history. Important military and political leaders will be highlighted.

Choosing a Tablet

Choosing a TabletWednesday, December 3, 7:00 p.m.

Thinking of getting a new tablet? Not sure what type or size you need? Our Digital Services Librarian will discuss tablet basics and a representative from Best Buy will provide a variety of tablets for attendees to try.

Happy Holidays: Strategies for Families

Family TimeWednesday, December 10, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Social Worker Kristy Johnstone addresses positive communication and behavior strategies to help children, parents, and grandparents improve time spent together.

Introducing The Library now offers access to, which teaches the latest software, creative, and business skills through hundreds of online instructional videos. Subjects include MS Office, Windows 8.1, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, marketing fundamentals, photography, Web design, social media, and much more!

NEW! You can now access from home, work, or wherever you want to learn.
Science Fair Resources

ScienceIt's science fair season! Experiment with our hand-picked resources. We've mixed together the most useful databases for young scientists with websites that have project ideas. Need help using a database or want some books to use? Come see us at the Library!

From the Library Administrator

Welcome to WoodridgeWelcome to Woodridge is the title of the new local history page on our website. On August 22, 1959, residents of Woodridge voted 48 – 0 to incorporate as a Village. On this new page, residents will be linked to the full-text of first Mayor Leon Werch’s flier which urged residents to vote in favor of incorporation. As the Village of Woodridge and the Woodridge Park District celebrate their 55th and 45th anniversaries this month, respectively, the Library is adding to the occasion by making some of the materials in our archives available. Denise Murray, the library’s digital services librarian, did much of the website work, and many volunteers helped with the digitizing. This is a work in progress. Feedback can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Library Art Gallery: Downers Grove Artist’s Guild

Downers Grove Artists' GuildThe Downers Grove Artists’ Guild was organized in Downers Grove in 1941 after an open art exhibition was held at the Downers Grove Library. The guild includes artists from several surrounding suburbs as well as Downers Grove and provides instructional programs for its members. Regular meetings are held the second Monday of the month, September through May, from 6:30PM to 9:00PM at the Brigantine Gallery, 734 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove. New members are always welcome.

Member and Woodridge resident Nancy Staszak recently won Honorable Mention at the Chicago Cultural Center's "Later Impressions" show.


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