Northwest One
Neighborhood 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.

HIV Education Programs + Free Rapid Testing

Published on Saturday, June 19, 2010

Image of Red AIDS RibbonCome by Northwest One Library for free educational programs on HIV/AIDS all week, culminating in free rapid testing this Saturday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

A 2009 report from the DC HIV/AIDS Administration states, “At least 3% of District of Columbia residents are living with HIV/AIDS, greater than the 1% level that constitutes a ‘generalized and severe’ epidemic.”

And out of those 15,120 people, about one-third to one-half of them may be unaware of their infection.

Empower yourself and empower your community - know your status!

HIV Prevention: Educate Your Peers
Tuesday, June 22, 7 p.m.

This Thursday and Friday

Published on Monday, June 7, 2010

Image of Constuction ToolsWe will be closed temporarily on Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11, for construction. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you need a library, both the Martin Luther King Jr. Library and Watha T. Daniel Interim Library are nearby. Come by Saturday, June 12th and see our new look!

Programs for Teens and Children

Published on Thursday, June 3, 2010
Picture of Girl Sitting on Bench

In addition to regular library programs, we have five awesome performers stopping into Northwest One in June. Please come by and check them out. Make sure to give us a call if you are bringing a group!

Children's Programs
Monday June 7 @ 4 p.m.
Signs Under the Sea
Learn to talk with your hands and listen with your eyes as American Sign Language storyteller Kathy MacMillan splashes into stories, songs and fun activities that explore the world of underwater animals.