Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

Free Computer Classes

The library, in cooperation with Byte Back, is offering free PC Basics computer classes and Office Track classes at Capitol View Library, Anacostia Library, Northwest One Library and Watha T. Daniel Library starting January 3.You must be a D.C. resident to enroll in this program. All students must present proof of residency on the first day of class to be admitted. To register, call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reading King: The Dream, Then and Now

  Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds (Civil Disobedience, December 1, 1955) A boy and his mother witness history when their friend, Mrs. Parks, is removed from the Montgomery, Alabama, bus they've been riding. JUV E REYNOLDS Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack (Jim Crow Laws, 1950s) 'Tricia Ann journeys alone, for the first time to the one place all are welcome in her segregated, southern town. Along the way, others offer encouragement when 'Tricia Ann encounters the obstacles in the form of Jim Crow laws designed to keep Blacks and Whites separate. JUV E MCKISSACK     The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson (Segregated town, 1950s or 60s) Two girls develop a friendship over the summer in their racially divided town. JUV E WOODSON Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins by Carole Boston Weatherford (Civil Disobedience, 1960) Eight-year-old Connie witnesses growing activism in her college-aged brother and sister following a visit to Greensboro by Dr. King. Brother and Sister assist others in registering to vote and later join the picket lines and sit-ins following the initial protest of four college students at a Woolworth's lunch counter. JUV E WEATHERFORD     Birmingham, 1963 by Carole Boston Weatherford (Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing, September 15, 1963) A fictionalized young narrator guides the reader through events leading up to the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and the killing of four girls less than a month after Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. JUV 811.6 WEATHERFORD Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles (The Civil Rights Act, 1964) Joe and John Henry are best friends, but cannot enjoy the same things, even after a law is passed to abolish segregation and discourage discrimination. JUV E WILES     I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (the speech, August 28, 1963) The speech, in its entirety, is illustrated by paintings by Coretta Scott King Award honor and medal recipients. JUV 323.11 KIN and JUV 305.89 KING I Have a Dream by Karen Price Hossel (civil rights movement up to 1968) Dr. King's famous words delivered August 28, 1963, are given context through and exploration of United States History and the Civil Rights Movement of Dr. King's own times. Excerpts from the speech are provided throughout the book.     Busing Brewster by Richard Michelson (busing, Boston, 1974) Brewster and his brother Bryan are bused from their neighborhood to school across town amid protests and ambivalence among blacks and whites, children and adults. JUV E MICHELSON Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (gender and ethnic diversity, present day) Grace loves to pretend and is eager for a part in her class production of Peter Pan, but when two classmates state that she cannot play certain parts because she is black and female, Nana takes Grace to the ballet. Grace's eyes are opened, and she soon proves her classmates wrong. JUV E HOFFMAN     Destiny's Gift by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley (community action, present day) Destiny rallies her diverse community to help keep her neighborhood's bookstore open. JUV E TARPLEY Girls Hold Up This World by Jada Pinkett Smith (diversity, present day) Rhyming text and full-page photographs illustrate commonality among diverse individuals and groups. JUV E PINKETT      What a Wonderful World by George Weiss (diversity, present day) Children of various hues put on a puppet show based on the song made famous by Louis Armstrong. JUV E WEISS

Story Time Now on Mondays and Wednesdays

Baby/Toddler Lap TimeMondays and Wednesdays 10amAges birth - 2Tales for Twos and ThreesMondays and Wednesdays 11amAges 2 - 3

We're Having a Birthday Party!

Join us in celebrating the first year of the Northwest One Neighborhood Library. We'll have crafts, games, snacks, activities, and more!

R.I.P. Mary Ann Luby

The staff at Northwest One were very saddened to hear of the passing several weeks ago of one of our regular patrons, Ms. Mary Ann Luby. She was well known throughout Washington, D.C. for her tireless work on behalf of disenfranchised people of all kinds. To learn more about Ms. Luby and her long life of advocacy and service, read her Washington Post obituary.

Introduction to Meditation Workshops

Join us Thursday nights at 7 p.m. for informative workshops on Jyoti Meditation.** This series is presented by Raymond Holmes, a local community member with 32 years of meditation experience. The workshops are free and open to the community. Are thoughts about the upcoming holidays already stressing you out? Interested in learning more about meditation? Here are a few books to get you started:

Northwest One Library Closed 11/11

All DC Public Libraries are closed Thursday, November 11, in observance of Veteran's Day.

New DVDs Invade the Library

Yikes! We just had five -- yes, five! -- boxes of DVDs delivered today.

Are Zombies the New Vampires?

Sure, vampires are still hot in popular culture, but all the cool kids know that zombies are where it's at. Maybe you heard about the zombies trying to stumble around the Lincoln Memorial the other day? Or at Farragut North? Or these guys on the Orange Line?

Estate Planning Workshop

Who should decide what happens to your assets and personal property after you depart? You, your loved ones or a government agency? If you want to be in control, you need to have an estate plan. If you’re over 60 years old and living in D.C. on a limited income, you can have these important legal documents prepared free by the AARP’s Legal Counsel for the Elderly staff.

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