Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

Piet Mondrian's WorkDid you know that the library can be a great place for children to learn about art history? Once a month, come learn to make art in the style of a famous artist from history. Each event will highlight a specific artist, such as Piet Mondrian or Salvador Dali. Supplies will be provided, and no previous knowledge of art history is required. We have a trained artist who’s ready to guide you on a hands-on adventure through art history.

The next Adventure in Art will be on Saturday, August 16 at 3 p.m. Children ages 3-10 are welcome to attend.

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

A Board Game EducationDid you know that your local library is more than a place to learn and read books? It’s a community space too! Escape the summer heat for an afternoon of gameplay at the Northwest One Library! We’ve got games including Sorry!, checkers and more. Bring your friends or come and make more.

Children ages 6-12 are welcome to join us on August, 30 at 3 p.m. 

Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014

Array of knitting needles and crochet hooksDid you know that Northwest One has started a knitting and crochet circle for teens and tweens? Once a month, come to the library and learn how to knit or crochet. Yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks will all be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own. The next Hook & Needle Club will be on Monday, June 9. We will go over knitting basics such as casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off.

Published on Saturday, May 31, 2014

Spark a Reaction logoThis year, we're kicking off the Spark a Reaction Teen Summer Reading at Northwest One with free pizza and a hip hop dance party on Thursday, June 5 at 5 p.m.! Get a prize for signing up for Summer Reading and earn badges to win cool prizes including Beats By Dre headphones and an Amazon Kindle! 

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

This past weekend D.C.'s very own comic convention, Awesome Con, was at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, just a few blocks away from Northwest One. As if that isn't exciting enough, DC Public Library had a table at the convention where you could sign up for a library card! With your shiny new library card and your newfound craving for comics to read, come to your neighborhood library and check out some comics and graphic novels written and illustrated by Awesome Con guests:

In collaboration with the DC Poetry Project

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

American Poetry Book CoverFinding the Visible in the Invisible is a poetry workshop for homeless men. The program is designed to assist individuals in rediscovering creativity and self expression through five senses poetry.

We're extremely excited about this program at Northwest One because it is for a part of our community that is typically overlooked and under served. We are hoping this program will provide a creative outlet for people who might not often get to express themselves in a forum where someone will listen.

Published on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Amelia to Zora by Chin-Lee

Girls Rebel by Heather SchwartzWomen are honored in March with National Women's History Month.

The library has many good books in the collective biographies section featuring women. There are also many individual biographies.

Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014
And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss

On Saturday, March 1, come read or listen to a Dr. Seuss story. 

March 2 is Dr. Seuss' birthday. His first book was And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street.

The fun begins at 3 p.m. Families are welcome.

Other favorites of Dr. Seuss include:

Thursday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m.

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014

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Prove your gaming skills at Northwest One!

Join us Thursday, Feb. 20th at 5 p.m. for an epic showdown. Many will fight, but there can be only one winner of this battle royale. There will be snacks and prizes for first and second place!

Sign up at the front desk!

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Girl wearing orange shirtInstead of wearing Valentine red and pink this February, wear orange to promote healthy relationships. People are wearing orange on Feb. 11 to spread knowledge about Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, which happens every February.

Check out these links for more information:

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.