Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

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 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. 

Published on Friday, December 11, 2009

Senior photo courtesy of Anissat at Stock XchangeOpen House for Seniors
Monday, December 14.
11:00 a.m.

Join us Monday December 14th for the Open House for Seniors event at the new Northwest One Library.

Residents of Northwest One will have an opportunity to tour the new library, see the new computer lab that’s generating so much buzz, as well as have refreshments and hear about some of the hot new books available at the library.  

Come and check out copies of the hottest new bestsellers including the latest novels by authors James Patterson, David Baldacci, and Dan Brown. It’s a sure bet that the Northwest One Neighborhood Library users who check them out will find them hard to put down.

Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Visit the new 4,300-square-foot library filled with thousands of books, DVDs, CDs and much more. Enjoy story times for children, spaces for teens, programs for adults and space for community meetings. Library users can take advantage of the computers, free WiFi and high speed

The Northwest One Library is co-located with a recreation center and the Walker Jones School.   

Published on Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bummed that your favorite author hasn’t written anything new lately?  Try NoveList’s read-alike to discover other authors who might fit the bill.  Based on the author you like, NoveList will suggest other writers you might like.  For example, if you like Janet Evanovich’s mystery series, NoveList will suggest Nancy Bartholomew and Sarah Strohmeyer.

If James Rollins is more your style, NoveList will suggest Steve Berry for his ingeniously clever Suspense Stories that should hold great appeal to readers of Rollins's books. Berry's books might ease up a little on the relentless pacing found in Rollins's novels, but they feature the same irresistible combination of international intrigue and action-packed plots combined with a story linking some historical subject to a present day mystery found in Rollins's books. and Dan Brown.

Children Can Watch, Listen and Learn to Read

Published on Monday, November 16, 2009

Scholastic’s BookFlix encourages kids to read on their own.  Video storybooks such as Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! offer music, animation/artwork and narration. Fiction titles are paired with nonfiction books. For example, Curious George Rides a Bike is paired with a book on monkeys.  Dot the Fire Dog is paired with A Very Busy Firehouse. Some titles are available in Spanish.  Algunos títulos están disponibles en español.

Watch at home or in the library.