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DC Punk Archive Rooftop Show At Woodridge Library This Wednesday

We thought music loving neighbors would be interested in this upcoming event showcasing DC Public Library’s DC Punk Archive collection. From the event page:

The DC Punk Archive is taking it to the roof this summer for a series of concerts outside on the 3rd floor terrace at Woodridge! Join us for a night of local music overlooking Langdon Park and learn more about the DC Punk Archive collection.

Woodridge Library is located at 1801 Hamlin Street NE.

Woodridge Interim Library Grand Opening This Saturday

One of the most exciting development projects in the area is the new Woodridge Library, which is expected to be completed in 2015. In the meantime, the Woodridge Interim Library, located at 1790 Douglas St. NE, will take the place of the old Woodridge Library until the new one is completed. The interim library, a 4,200-square-foot modular unit, will have a Grand Opening Celebration this Saturday, January 25th. Keep up with the Library’s progress via the Woodridge Library’s blog and check out the announcement below.Woodridge Interim Library

Woodridge Library Mega Used Book Sale And Summer Reading Kickoff Saturday

Woodridge Library. Image courtesy of DC Public Library.
Woodridge Library. Image courtesy of DC Public Library.

Grab the kids and check out the 2013 Summer Reading Kickoff and The Friends of the Woodridge Library’ s Mega Used Book Sale this Saturday. The event will run from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin Street, NE. Beside the book sale there will be lots of activities and fun for everyone including Chalk Art, Gardening Tips, Storytelling, Reading on the Green and Computer Demonstrations. Support your local library and go Ward 5!

New Woodridge Library Update Meeting Next Wednesday

Woodridge Library Rendering. View from Rhode Island Ave NE. Photo courtesy of the Friends of Woodridge Library Blog.
Woodridge Library Rendering. View from Rhode Island Ave NE. Photo courtesy of the Friends of Woodridge Library. 

One of my favorite development projects in the wider area is the overhaul of the Woodridge Library. I hope that the modernized and expanded library will be a catalyst for increased investment in the Woodridge area of Rhode Island Avenue NE, an area that seems to be on the cusp of homegrown renewal thanks to folks like the Friends of Rhode Island Ave (FoRIA). The design plans for the library are impressive and decidedly modern. Forward-thinking Wiencek and Associates and Bing Thom Architects were selected to lead the overhaul. I find their designs thoughtful and beautiful, for example, Bing Thom was behind the popular Arena Stage Theatre in Southwest DC.  The current library will close late this summer and the new library is scheduled to be completed in 2015. Interested in learning more? There will be a meeting on Wednesday May 1st to discuss updates and status.  The meeting will take place at the Woodridge Library, located at 1801 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, starting at 6:00 pm. Keep up with the Library’s progress via The Friends of Woodridge Library’s blog.

This Saturday – Woodridge Library Book Sale And Off-Rhode Art Show

Image: Deputy. Photograph by Nancy Joseph. Courtesy of Art Enables
Image: Deputy. Photograph by Nancy Joseph. Courtesy of Art Enables.

Here are a few things you could get into this Saturday around the area:

  • The Friends of the Woodridge Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A  wide selection in almost every subject and genre will be available for purchase.  All proceeds benefit the Woodridge Neighborhood Library. Woodridge Library is located at 1801 Hamlin Street NE.
  • Art Enables is hosting OFF-RHODE STUDIO, which is described as  “an auxiliary arts space dedicated to local, emerging, and self-taught artists. Exhibits, panels, discussions, and more happen in this small-scale and intimate environment.”  This Saturday the OFF-RHODE STUDIO will have an opening reception for their latest show Glitterbomb, from 1:00 -4:00 pm.  The show will feature over 50 pieces curated from the personal collection of one of Art Enables board members. Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
  • Chocolate City Beer will be having their usual weekly growler hours this Saturday from 12:30 – 4:30. If you haven’t checked them out, give it a try, plus get a tour of the brewery and sample some of their brews. This week they will have the BBQ Bus DC food truck out there as well, should be good food and good times. Chocolate City Beer is located at 2801 8th St, NE.

Woodridge Library Celebrates Black History Month With A Variety Of Programs

Woodridge Library. Image courtesy of DC Public Library.
Woodridge Library. Image courtesy of DC Public Library.

As usual, the Woodridge Library has a lot of activities going on that appeal to a wide array of people and ages. This month there is an extra emphasis on African-American history programs in celebration of Black History Month. Here is a rundown:

  • PC Basics, February 7th, 2:00 pm
  • Reading Notes: Violin Lessons with a Reading Flair, February 9th, 3:30 pm
  • The Smithsonian Presents Mission:Preservation, February 11th, 1:00 pm
  • Teen Trivia: African and African-American Who’s Who,  February 11th and 25th, 3:30 pm
  • Black History Month Film Festival, February 11th, 6:300 pm
  • I <3 Books, February 13, 4:00 pm
  • C.R. Gibbs African Culture and History Lecture Series – African Genesis: The Rise of Humanity in Africa, February 6th, 7:00 pm 
  • C.R. Gibbs African Culture and History Lecture Series – Black Miners: A Buried Legacy, February 13th, 7:00 pm
  • C.R. Gibbs African Culture and History Lecture Series – Great Black Women, February 20th, 7:00 pm
  • C.R. Gibbs African Culture and History Lecture Series – Let Your Motto Be Resistance: Great Slave Revolts, February 27th, 7:00 pm
  • Job Seekers Drop In Clinic, Every Tuesday, 10:00 am
  • Preschool Story Time, Every Tuesday, 10:30 am
  • Tales for Twos and Threes, Every Tuesday, 10:30 am
  • Senior Fitness Fridays, Every Friday 10:00 pm
  • Chess Instruction for Younger Children, Every Thursday at 10:15 am
  • Chess Instruction for Older Children, Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm
  • Chess Club, Every Monday at 5:30 pm (except Monday, February 18th)
  • Story Time With Crafts, Every Thursday, 10:30 am

Check the library’s website for the particulars (target age, etc.) of each activity. The library is located at 1801 Hamlin Street NE.

Woodridge Library Features Civil Rights Focused Programs And More This Month

Woodridge Library. Image courtesy of DC Public Library.
Woodridge Library. Image courtesy of DC Public Library.

As usual, the Woodridge Library has a lot of activities going on that appeal to a wide array of people and ages. This month there is an extra emphasis on Civil Rights programs. Here is a rundown:

  • Civil Rights Film Festival, January 14th, 6:30 pm
  • Job Seekers Walk In Clinic, January 15th, 10:00 am
  • African-American Teens & the Civil Rights Movement, January 16, 7:00 pm
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Story Time, January 17th, 10:30 am
  • Sewing With Samira – Beginning Sewing Class, January 26th, 9:30 am
  • Civil Rights Film Festival, January 28th, 6:30 pm
  • Make A Calligraphy Scroll, January 23rd, 4:00 pm
  • Make Marshmallow Snowman Popsicles, January 30th, 4:00 pm
  • Tales for Twos and Threes, Every Tuesday, 10:30 am
  • Chess Club, Every Thursday at 10:00 am, Every Monday at 5:30 pm
  • Story Time With Crafts, Every Thursday, 10:30 am

Check the library’s website for the particulars (target age, etc.) of each activity. The library is loacted at 1801 Hamlin Street NE.

Woodridge Library Overhaul Meeting Coming Up Next Monday

Woodridge Library Rendering. View from Rhode Island Ave NE. Photo courtesy of the Friends of Woodridge Library Blog.

One of my favorite development projects in the area is the overhaul of the Woodridge Library. We covered the last update meeting on the development back in August. There will be another meeting in January to discuss updates and status. I suspect that the modernized and expanded library will be a catalyst for increased investment in the Woodridge corner of Rhode Island NE, an area that seems to be on the cusp of homegrown renewal thanks to folks like the Friends of Rhode Island Ave (FoRIA). The design plans for the library are impressive and decidedly modern. We are fortunate that forward-thinking Wiencek and Associates and Bing Thom Architects were selected to lead the overhaul. I find their designs thoughtful and beautiful, for example, Bing Thom was behind the popular Arena Stage Theatre in Southwest DC. The update meeting will take place on Monday January 7th at the Woodridge Library, located at 1801 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, starting at 6:00 pm. Keep up with the Library’s progress in the virtual world, check out The Friends of Woodridge Library’s blog.