Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fortunately the Milk"There was only orange juice in the fridge. Nothing else that you could put on cereal, unless you think that ketchup or mayonnaise or pickle juice would be nice on Toastios..."

This is how Neil Gaiman's novel Fortunately the Milk begins. From here, the novel leaves the mundane and becomes an adventure involving time travel, pirates and dinosaurs. The book is filled with excitement and illustrations that are sure to engage children.

Children ages 8-13 are invited to join us at 3 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 27 at the Northwest One Neighborhood Library for a discussion of Fortunately the Milk. Copies of Fortunately the Milk are on display in the children's section and are available for checkout.

Published on Friday, August 29, 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! 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 September, 13 at 3 p.m. 

Or, "Exeunt, Pursued by a Bear"

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Every summer from August 19-31, the Shakespeare Theatre Company presents a series of free Shakespeare performances. This year, their free performance is none other than William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale--not to be confused with Mark Helprin's novel Winter's Tale. The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's later comedies, and it is a play about love at first sight, disguises, twins, and practical jokes.

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.

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:

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