Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

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

Image of Man Reading
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.

The Electoral Roots of the Northwest One Library's Name

Published on Saturday, August 28, 2010

Map of Northwest One areaPeople 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. The city's initial urban renewal designation for the area back then was "Northwest One."

September Selection - "A Man's Worth"

Published on Saturday, August 21, 2010

Image of Book CoverJoin Ms. Perry and Ms. Robinson for Northwest One's monthly book club discussion. Pick up a copy of Nikita Lynnette Nichols’
A Man’s Worth at the desk. Ladies Night Book Club will meet Thursday, September 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the library.

Tidal Basin Review Inaugural Reading

Published on Thursday, August 19, 2010

Image of TypewriterLocal 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! More information about the Tidal Basin Review can be found on their website

See You September 8!

Published on Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Image of Adult Reading to KidsThere will be no Storytime at Northwest One on Wednesday August 25th or Wednesday September 1st. We look forward to seeing your bright and happy faces again on Wednesday September 8th.

Taking Root Next to Northwest One

Published on Thursday, July 29, 2010

Image of Girl GardeningOur 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 project - a school farm!

Sign Up Today!

Published on Thursday, July 1, 2010

Are you a local 16- to 21-year-old who could use some money this summer? Sign up for the Financial Literacy for Teens Workshop Series and learn all about saving and managing your money! Free dinner is included with each workshop and Suntrust Bank offers a $200 savings account stipend upon completion of the series.

Session 1: June 29, July 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27

Graduation July 29,
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Session 2: August 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, September 2, 7

Graduation September 9,
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Contact Tiana Venable with North Capitol Collaborative for more information and to register.

Meet Local Cartoonists, Comic Artists and Graphic Novelists

Published on Saturday, June 19, 2010

Link to Trickster in DCPL CatalogJoin us Saturday June 26, at 1 p.m.