Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

A Library Concert

Published on Monday, March 15, 2010

Irish Harp CartoonCelebrate St. Patrick's Day with a concert at Northwest One!

Ms. Nancy will sing traditional Irish songs with the help of her guitar and maybe even some spoons. Bring your dancing shoes--if there is time we will all learn how to dance an Irish jig. The concert starts at 11:30 a.m. on St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday March 17. All ages are welcome.

Don't forget to wear green!

"Even the Stars Look Lonesome"

Published on Sunday, March 7, 2010
Book jacket of Even the Stars Look Lonesome

I'm not the biggest Maya Angelou fan. I must admit that. I am, however, a fan of deckled edges. What is a deckled edge? A deckled edge is the term used for the technique of making the pages of a book look torn and ragged. I’m not sure why, but I’ve always liked the idea of reading books that look and feel old and worn-out.

Murder Most Foul During the London Blitz

Published on Monday, March 1, 2010

Jacket image for Recommended for fans of: British Mysteries, Offbeat Protagonists

Black History Month Staff Picks

Published on Thursday, February 18, 2010

Black History Month is in full swing here at Northwest One Library.
Check out the circulation desk book display for our favorite works
by black authors. Try to figure out who picked what!

Here is a taste of what you will see:

"The Getaway Man" by Andrew Vachss

Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Book Jacket of "The Getaway Man" by Andrew VachssTeen Book Club sign up is now available.

This month, we're reading The Getaway Man by Andrew Vachss. It's a story about Eddie, a young getaway man for a bank robbery gone completely wrong. When Eddie figures out that the people closest to him may be his greatest enemies, the fireworks begin!

You can pick up a copy of the book at the Northwest One Neighborhood Library. 

We will be talking about the book on Wednesday, February 17, at 4 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Come meet the newest member of the D.C. Public Library system at our all-day Open House! We'll have story time, face painting, cupcake decorating, button-making, a quick lesson on how to upload your videos to YouTube, demonstrations for parents and teachers of the free Tutor.com homework help system, and a special lecture for seniors on improving mental health!

Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Children carrying MLK banners

In celebration of MLK Jr. Day we are putting on a Civil Rights Film Festival! We will present four films showcasing a range of issues that were important to Dr. King’s work. The films' subjects range from real news footage of a turbulant time in our history to stories of desegregation and civil rights marches. These films remind us of the struggles of our past and why King's work continues to inspire us today. The films will be played all day Monday January 11th - check in with NW1 staff for the titles and schedule!

Published on Saturday, December 12, 2009

winter landscape

Pop by the newest addition to DC Public Libraries for holiday fun and cheer. Join us on Saturday 12/19 at 1pm for some DIY holiday crafting! We will create cards for friends and family using home-made potato stamps and stencils. If you can't make it Saturday, make sure to join us at our holiday party on Monday 12/21. Enjoy holiday music while decorating freshly baked sugar cookie snowmen! The fun starts at 3:30pm and ends when all cookies are eaten.

Find these great books on holiday crafts and food at Northwest One:

Published on Friday, December 11, 2009

If you enjoy the photography of Gordon Parks, you’re in for a treat. Parks was not only an award-winning photographer. He was also a poet, director, author and composer.

Check out our display on one of the most versatile artists of the 20th century. We’ve got his books, photography, poems, films and more!

Published on Friday, December 11, 2009

Computer lab at Northwest One LibraryThere are 32 good reasons for people to check out the new Northwest One Neighborhood Library branch.

Our public computers!

Check out Northwest One’s new computer lab. You'll be able to get onto a computer faster than an Olympic runner.  Twenty-four new Dell computers are available to the public. Plus, I'm sure you'll be pleased with the greater space between stations. No longer will you have to ward off jarring elbows from the next station's user.

That’s not all. There are four adult PCs in the reading room as well as four children's PCs in the children's room. 

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