Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

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.

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.