May Book Discussions

The Invention of WingsOn May 19 at 10:00 a.m., the Tuesday Morning Book Group will be discussing The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd, a novel about two women from Charleston, South Carolina whose lives are connected from the day Sarah Grimke turns eleven and is given Handful to be her slave.

On May 26 at 7:00 p.m., the Tuesday Evening Book Group will be discussing In The Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides, a real life adventure story about a polar expedition which began in 1879 when the USS Jeannette left San Franciso, heading for the Bering Sea.

Both Tuesday groups will be meeting in the library’s 2nd floor Mahlke Meeting Room.

Super Summer Reading Kick-off

Bam! Pow! Read!All Day Drop-In Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7

Stop by the library to register for a Summer Reading Program and have a little superhero fun.

Visit the superhero photo booth in the lobby where all readers can dress like a superhero. We will have capes, masks and superhero props.

Children – Stop by the lobby for a photo, super sticker, temporary tattoo, and mask. Visit the 2nd floor to register for the Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program. Parents/grandparents don’t forget to register for the Adult Reading Program—reading to a child earns you a bonus raffle ticket.

Teens – Stop by the photo booth and you will be sweetly rewarded. Register for the C.O.L.O.R. Summer Reading Program.

Adults – Stop by the photo booth, register, enter the “Early-Bird Raffle”, and get Escape the Ordinary Summer Reading Program and raffle prizes details.

Thanks for Sharing Yourshelf!

Our celebration of National Library Week 2015 (April 12-18) led to this wonderful collection of photos displaying the bookshelves of Woodridge. Take a look at what our community is reading, collecting and sharing. If you would like to add your shelfie to this collection please send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thank you to everyone who shared a shelfie with us!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before KindergartenCalling all families with babies, toddlers and preschoolers: register today for the read-to-me program that leads to lifelong reading success.

Look how easy it is to reach the goal:
One story a day for 5 years equals 1825 stories!
One story a day for 4 years equals 1460 stories!
One story a day for 3 years equals 1095 stories!

Visit the Children's Reference Desk to get started.

Teen Summer Photo Contest

cameraFor students entering Grades 7 – 12 in August.

Submit an original, 8 x 10 or 11x13, color or black and white photo that interprets one of these themes: clouds, contrast, or street photography.
Entries accepted at the Adult/YA Desk from June 19 through July 1. List your name, telephone number, grade, and theme on back of each entry. Entries will be displayed on library provided white mattes. You may enter one photo per theme. Winners announced July 30. First place award for each theme will receive a gift card.

Improve Your Memory: Don’t forget—register today!

Don't forget!Tuesday, June 9, 2:00 p.m.

An amusing and informative workshop presented by octogenarian Burton L. Fischman, a jazz pianist, certified personal trainer, and motivational speaker who holds a PhD in English. Tips and strategies will be shared that can immediately be put to good use. Don’t forget – sign-up today.

Home Buying Seminar: Ask the Experts

Home BuyingTuesday, June 9, 7:00 p.m.

Why is now a great time to buy a home? Should I buy a distressed property? What is happening in the real estate market today? Get answers to these questions and more at this information-packed Home Buyer Seminar. A panel of experts—real estate agent, mortgage lender, credit advisor, and real estate attorney—will discuss mortgage programs, home buying strategies, credit repair and identity theft, and legal issues. Be sure to bring YOUR questions and ask the experts!

Mary Yezek

Mary YezekMary Yezek, Woodridge resident, is an artist of many mediums.  In addition to working in the traditional, two dimensional mediums of acrylics and pastels, she enjoys creating art from everyday objects such as toilet paper tubes, labels from cat food cans and envelope liners. Mary's talented use of these unconventional materials results in highly imaginative, three dimensional or sculptural works of art. Patrons who come to the Library regularly have seen her clock-face collages decorating the walls near the computer work areas on the main level.

Mary will exhibit a variety of art works throughout the month of May in the Library Art Gallery.  She will be available to discuss her techniques and answer questions during an artist's reception in the lobby of the Woodridge Public Library on Friday, May 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


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