Visitors 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
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
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).
The Electoral Roots of the Northwest One Library's Name
People often wonder what the name "Northwest One" means. Most assume it's some kind of slick real-estate branding, and don't realize the name hearkens back to the urban renewal programs of the late 1960s. In the years following WWII, the neighborhood became rather notorious for its run-down buildings, and there was a lot of interest in revitalizing it.
Local publishers of the Tidal Basin Review are hosting a reading with the 2010 winners of the Tidal Basin Review Editorial Prize. This year's winners are Kim Coleman Foote and Reginald Flood. The reading is this Saturday August 21st and starts at 12:30pm. All ages are welcome!
Our library is a part of the same complex as DCPS's Walker-Jones Education Campus, a Pre-K through 8th grade school. Since we opened our doors eight months ago we have seen Walker-Jones staff and students come to the library every day - even over the Summer! We love having a school so close to the library and we were very excited to hear about their newest proje