Introducing lynda.com
lynda.com The Library now offers access to lynda.com, 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!

Current access is restricted to computers located within the Woodridge Public Library. Remote access--which will allow lynda.com to be used from home, work, or on the go--will be available soon.
 
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!

 
Voter Registration

Register to VoteRepresentatives form the Downers Grove/Woodridge/Lisle League of Women Voters will be registering voters at two times in the Lobby. Times are Monday, September 22 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, September 24 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. People may also register to vote at the Woodridge Village Hall weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

 
The Sandwich Generation: Balancing Aging Parents and Busy Families

Sandwich GenerationMonday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

What happens when your parents start to decline and you are faced with the realization that they need more care than you are capable of providing? The Senior Resource Alliance of Chicago will talk about how to balance work and your own family while dealing with the elderly.

Click here to register.

 
Woodridge Town Meeting

Town MeetingThursday, October 2, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Join the Village of Woodridge, library, park district, fire districts, and school districts for Woodridge's Town Meeting on October 2nd! Learn about the services available to you as a Woodridge resident and get to meet some of the men and women helping to provide those services. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an Open House, where individuals are free to visit tables set up with information and staff from governmental entities. What should you bring? Bring your questions to be answered!  Besides yourself (and if you can, other Woodridge residents), your input is wanted! As the Open House wraps up, there will be brief group table discussions on the Village's community goals. The Town Meeting will be held at Bobak's Signature Room located at 6440 Double Eagle Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

 
Peter Fletcher: Classical Guitar

SPeter Fletcherunday, October 5, 2:00 p.m.

Fletcher is on a nationwide tour and is returning to perform selections from his new CD, an all-Grieg album, as well as other works. Don’t miss this outstanding performance.

Click here to register.
 

 
Check Out e-Books from Media On Demand

e-booksWednesday, October 8, 7:00 p.m.

Learn to browse and check out e-books from the Library’s Media On Demand collection. Books can be read on a PC, e-reader, smartphone, or tablet. Bring your device if you like.

Click here to register.

 
Woodridge Art Show

Woodridge Art ShowThe 14th 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. A Meet-the-Artists reception will be held on Friday, October 3, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 
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: Dharma and Evangeline Alagaratnam

Dharma AlagaratnamDharma Alagaratnam is a retired radiologist, originally from Sri Lanka. He has been in the U.S. for the last 39 years. He has dual interests, birds and photography. He calls himself a “lazy birder” because he waits for the birds to come to him! By providing food, water, shelter, and nesting areas in his backyard, the birds come close enough that he can sit on his couch and use his telephoto lenses to execute his photographs. He also takes his camera with him when he travels so he can photograph birds wherever he goes.

Evangeline AlagaratnamEvangeline Alagaratnam is also from Sri Lanka. She enrolled in her first art class at the College of DuPage 12 years ago and she has been hooked ever since. Oil paint is her medium of choice and she is inspired by the world around her—flowers, birds, landscapes, and people, with vibrant color and depth. Evangeline has gone back to Sri Lanka with donated art supplies: paper, pencils, crayons, and canvases. Many impoverished children were then able to begin exploring art. She is planning to visit again this fall in an effort to continue the progress.

 

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