Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Monday, May 24, 2010

The Fire Next Time CoverWhat happens after the revolution? You have ousted your oppressors, and now you hold the power. What will you do with it? How will you rule those who have ruled you?

Making a Stop at Northwest One

Published on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Image of a BicyclePlanning on participating in Bike to Work Day May 21st? Then why not Bike to Your Library on May 22nd! Join us this Saturday for the Tour de DCPL and explore D.C. through your libraries! The Tour de DCPL is a library-oriented bicycle ride of downtown D.C., stopping at five DC Public Libraries. It is being organized by bicycle-loving library staff as a way to promote environmentally friendly transportation to D.C.'s libraries. The ride meets at the Martin Luther King Library (901 G St. N.W.) at 9 a.m. and begins shortly after. Northwest One Library is a stop on the route! The ride will end back at Martin Luther King Library around 12:30 p.m.

Making Sense of M. Day

Published on Friday, April 30, 2010

House of M JacketSuperheroes aren't supposed to die. They're not supposed to lose their powers and get old like the rest of us. They're supposed to win and keep winning.

And they did win. They stayed young and strong. The bad guys lost, and we waited for the next issue. This narrative was working fine until M. Day. Somehow, the bad guys win, the superheroes lose, and we're left waiting for Wolverine to wake up and say it was all a dream. But there is no dream. This is the Marvel Universe's Earth-616. 

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.