Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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:

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Image of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
All DC Public Libraries are closed Thursday, November 11, in observance of Veteran's Day.

Learn more about Veteran's Day.

Published on Monday, November 1, 2010

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

Published on Friday, October 29, 2010

Zombies on the Orange LineSure, 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? They were out to promote the new TV series Walking Dead, based on the acclaimed graphic novel series (which the library has).

Today, we got not one, but two massive short story collections of zombie stories, just in time for Halloween reading. So, in honor of our undead friends, here are 10 zombie books available from DC Public Library:

Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Picture of a womanWho 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.

The first step is to come to an informational workshop at Northwest One Library. The workshop will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 5.

Call 202-939-5946 to reserve your seat, or e-mail

Published on Friday, October 22, 2010

Picture books, flannelboard pieces and puppets for the Story Petting ZooVisitors of all ages enjoyed a day of imaginative play and thought- provoking literature, beginning with the Graffiti Wall and Story Petting Zoo. The Graffiti Wall program consisted of a large paper banner on which children
wrote messages, wrote about their favorite books and drew pictures.  During the Story Petting Zoo, children shared interactive stories from picture books and re-told the with puppets and flannel-board scenery and characters.  

Published on Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Image of Yoga Book PoseNorthwest One is excited to announce that free yoga classes start up next Tuesday at the library! The classes are geared towards beginners and all are welcome regardless of experience.

Classes are lead by qualified instructors and are provided courtesy of Yoga Activist. Mats are provided too - so just come on by in comfortable clothes! The class size is limited to the first twenty people, so make sure you come on time!

Tuesday Nights Starting October 12th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room 1 (Upstairs)

Published on Sunday, October 3, 2010

 Greg HeffleyGreg Heffley Series by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Greg Heffley's Journal

Greg Heffley is given a journal, not a diary, by his mother to record his early years before he becomes famous, not to record his feelings as his mother suggests.  Greg Heffley's Journal follows the cheese touch avoiding, social climbing first year of middle school in words and drawings.  Prankster big brother Rodrick and clueless best friend Rowley feature largely in this first installment in the series.

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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DC Loves to Read Day
is just around the corner. Come Read-In at the library on Saturday, October 2, to celebrate the pleasure of books and reading .  Northwest One Neighborhood Library will have snacks, fun crafts, story time and a poetry reading!

10 a.m. - 1p.m.: Literary Graffiti Wall
Draw your favorite character from a book, write your favorite line or just doodle away on our graffiti wall. All supplies are provided.

10 a.m. - 12 noon: Story Petting Zoo
Stop in for some fun for the whole family with this interactive puppet and flannel board story time!

Published on Friday, September 10, 2010
History has always been fuel for fiction, and with the recent passing of 9/11 on the calendar, my thoughts turned to how writers have dealt with it in their storytelling. It turns out that quite a number of writers have used 9/11 in their work -- often as a catalyst for characters to reexamine their lives (just as so many of us did in our own worlds).

And of course, reading fiction can also serve as a form of therapy (one that has its own name, "bibliotherapy," and is used by professional therapists), and reading fiction about 9/11 is another way of grappling with our own fears and anxieties about life. Below are 16 works of adult fiction in which 9/11 plays a major role, by writers famous and relatively unknown, all available through your library.