Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

Come Rock Out at the Library

Published on Sunday, April 25, 2010

Girls Rock!DC 2009 ShowcasePlease join us for a library instrument share on Saturday, May 1, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., courtesy of Girls Rock! DC. An instrument share is a way for kids to get their hands on electric + bass guitars, full drum sets, DJ equipment, keyboards and more!

Presented by Housing Opportunities Unlimited

Published on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Picture of a Help Wanted AdCome meet employers who are currently hiring, get help with your résumé and job search, and even receive assistance with a personal professional makeover!

The job fair is Friday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms. Enjoy free snacks and door prizes.

All are welcome to stop!

Get Them While They're Hot!

Published on Monday, March 29, 2010

Image of District 9 DVD CoverToday, much to the delight of the resident cinéastes at Northwest One, we received a box of seventy new DVDs! The films range from cinematic classics like Metropolis and To Kill A Mockingbird to many new blockbusters and award winners.

A Selection of Films

Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Akira Kurosawa ImageJapanese cinema meets Hollywood!  In honor of Akira Kurosawa's 100th birthday, Northwest One Library is screening an original film by the acclaimed Japanese filmmaker and two American film adaptations.

Join us this Tuesday, March 23, for Yul Brenner, Paul Newman and Steve McQueen on the big screen--plus delicious Japanese snacks. 

Film screenings are at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Call 202-939-5946 for more information.

Edgar Allan Poe Investigates Murder Most Foul at West Point

Published on Monday, March 15, 2010

Jacket for "The Pale Blue Eye"Recommended for fans of: Literary Thrillers, Historical Mysteries, Edgar Allan Poe, Unreliable Narrators

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.