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:
March: Book One
Awesome Con guest: co-author Andrew Aydin
Synopsis: Top Shelf Productions is proud to present the first volume of MARCH, a graphic novel trilogy co-authored by Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) and Andrew Aydin, with art by Nate Powell (a New York Times bestseller, Eisner Award winner, and finalist for the LA Times Book Prize). March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights (including his key roles in the historic 1963 March on Washington and the 1965 Selma-Montgomery March), meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation.
If you like this, also check out: The Silence of Our Friends, another amazing recent graphic novel about the African American Civil Rights movement, also illustrated by the extremely talented Nate Powell.
The Sandman #9: The Kindly Ones
Awesome Con guest: illustrator Marc Hempel
Synopsis: In the second to last collected trade paperback of Neil Gaiman's Sandman series, Dream plays the role of a character in a classic Greek tragedy, and the reader can do nothing but watch his slow, agonizing procession through the events that befall him. Many of the series' loose ends are tied up in this volume, such as the plots involving Hector and Lyta Hall's son Daniel, Thessaly the witch, Rose Walker, and more.
If you like this, also check out: the rest of the Sandman series, in particular the earlier volumes so you know the intricate backstories and understand their effective culmination in The Kindly Ones. Also, check out Mike Carey's Sandman spinoff Lucifer series, particularly if you enjoy the Lightbringer as a character in Sandman.
Page by Paige
Awesome Con guest: Laura Lee Gulledge
Synopsis: When Paige Turner and her family move to New York City from rural Virginia, she tries to make sense of her new life through her sketchbook, and it helps bring her true personality into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding.
If you like this, also check out: Will & Whit, Gulledge's second novel, another thoughtful look into the life of a creative teenage girl.
In collaboration with the DC Poetry Project
Published on Monday, April 14, 2014
Finding 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
Women 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
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
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
Instead 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.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.
Chinese New Year, Groundhog Day and Valentine's Day
Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014
Learn - Apply - Enroll
Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014
Which school will your child call My School?
For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit MySchoolDC.org to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.
Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email email@example.com for additional information.