Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Beat club returns toBeat Club Logo Northwest One to help us celebrate new extended Sunday Hours! Join us on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

Beat Club is a digital music workshop that gives participants the opportunity to create music together in a welcoming environment.
No previous musical experience is necessary. Using touch-screen digital synthesizers, come and play different instruments to create and record songs on the-fly.

Recordings are made available afterwards for free from

For ages 13-19.

Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kids Euro Festival logoOn Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m., we shall be "visiting" Great Britain with stories, songs and treats.

The stories shared will include "The Strawberries of the Little Men" and "The Teeny Tiny Woman."

For children ages 3 - 8.

Keyana Yates

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Keyana + Beats by Dre HeadphonesThe Northwest One library is elated to announce that one of our readers, Keyana Yates, won Beats by Dre headphone for completing Summer Reading! Keyana happened to be our SYEP teen, so we were especially excited that she won.

Keyana is a wonderful person who loves reading. Over the summer she got to experience some of what it's like to work at a library and we really enjoyed having her. Keyana made our Teen Space Summer Reading display. We also had "Keyana's Picks," where Keyana marked some of her favorite books with a special book mark so others might find books she likes.

Sept. 22-27

Published on Monday, September 9, 2013
Lord of the Flies

The reasons books are challenged or banned ranges from graphic sexual content to including depictions of "evil gods and black magic." From Harry Potter to Lolita, the list of banned books grows every year. Many of our favorite, most cherished, most canonized titles are on the list.

Published on Friday, August 30, 2013

Shaniah Newport, winner of the Kindle Fire Congratulations, Shaniah!

Shaniah Newport is the winner of the children's reading program raffle prize, a Kindle Fire. 

Shaniah is 9 years old and enjoys reading Goosebumps right now. Her favorite place to read is in the library.

The winner of the "Read to Me" program is Nikonen Johnson. He has won a basket of books.

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dig Into ReadingYou've done the reading.  Now it's time to do the partying.

Come to the Northwest One Library to celebrate the end of summer reading on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m.

We will have reading certificates, reader recognition, games, prizes and a craft.

Just in case you can't make it to our party, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be doing a grand summer reading finale on Saturday, Aug. 24, 1-4 p.m. 

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Blue Sky Puppet TheaterCome Thursday morning, July 31, at 11 a.m. for a lively puppet show which will help us "Dig Into Reading." This program is offered in conjunction with the Summer Reading program intended for ages 6-12.

There is a summer reading program for every age.  If you haven't done so already, sign up for one at the library!

Ushering in a new book club, online and at Northwest One!

Published on Friday, July 5, 2013

Something Wicked This Way Comes - Book CoverThere's something strange about the timing of this book. Someone at my library returned the graphic novel version of Fahrenheit 51, which I read in about an hour. I found myself lingering around the B's in the Adult Fiction section and my fingers seemed to seek out and clutch this novel, as though it was water and they had been turning pages full of dust and sand for too long. It was meant to be.

Library Poem

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tayvon TurnerTayvon Turner, one of our most loyal customers, wrote a poem to help the Northwest One Library usher in summer reading.

Mr. Turner moved from South Carolina to D.C. to find work. He now lives in the Northwest One community. Some of his hobbies include playing mmorpgs (massively multiplayer online role-playing games) at the library, listening to music, reading and writing poetry.

He received his GED in 2012 and hopes to major in photography. Below is the wonderful poem he wrote for Northwest One.

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013

picture of Dr. Sharon GastonRESCHEDULED PROGRAM!

Join us Thursday, July 11, at 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon for stories told by Dr. Sharon Gaston.

She uses a variety of teaching styles to present stories with a focus on character education.

For ages 4 and older. 

Sign up for Summer Reading at the library -- there is a program for every age!