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Paul Merklein appears Monday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m.

Published on Friday, September 12, 2014

Caricature art book cover

The ALA's list of top ten most frequently challenged books for 2013 include Captain Underpants, The Hunger Games and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Banning a book is an awful thing. It is an attempt to restrict o
ur personal rights. It is an act that limits rather than liberates. Every year, libraries rally against those who wish to limit access to some of our most revered books by promoting, celebrating and bringing awareness to those dangerous titles that make it to the exclusive Banned Books club.

Join us at Northwest One Neighborhood Library on Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. to celebrate Banned Books Week with local caricature artist Paul Merklein. He will be making caricature art inspired by some of our most beloved banned books and characters. Or check out one of these provocative titles at your neighborhood library.

Published on Monday, September 8, 2014

Shira and Ms. Davis holding the War of the Worlds Special Edition prizeCongratulations to Maxine Davis, winner of the War of the Worlds: Special Edition in the Adult Summer Reading program, pictured here receiving her prize from Northwest One staff.

Ms. Davis is a regular at Northwest One Library, and staff couldn't be more excited for her!

Congratulations also to Emily Annick, winner of the Amazon Kindle, another prize in the Adult Summer Reading program!

Published on Friday, September 5, 2014

Winner of the summer reading program for ages 6-12Congratulations to Shayne Pedroso, winner of the Kindle Fire in the summer reading program for ages 6-12!

Shayne came to the summer reading kickoff party on June 5, signed up for summer reading, and returned her completed reading log during the last week of August.  

And congratulations to the winner of the summer reading program for ages 0-5, Wynter White, who won a basket of books for her own personal 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.

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: