Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

Tuesday, June 4 at 4:30 p.m.

Published on Friday, May 24, 2013
Pet Rock picture

Pet rocks are loyal creatures. They never get hungry, bite, or pee on your rug. Plus, they're fun to make!

This year, we're kicking off the Beneath the Surface Teen Summer Reading at Northwest One with free pet rocks! Sign up for summer reading and get cool prizes just for entering.

Check out the Summer Reading home page for more information on fun events and great programming happening throughout the summer at all of the DC Public Library locations.

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Uncle Devin

Come to the Northwest One Library on Wednesday, June 4, for the children's summer reading kick-off. Uncle Devin will delight us with drumming and storytelling at 11 a.m.

Sign up for summer reading and receive a reading log and a bookmark with a shovel of seeds.

It is time to dig into reading! Intended for ages 5-12.

Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013

Uno, Dos, Tres Con AndresIn celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros, the Northwest One Neighborhood Library will be hosting Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés, Monday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m.  

This is an interactive children's show that teaches Spanish language and Latin American culture.

The program is approximately 45 minutes long and is geared to children ages 3-8. 

Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Creating poetry is incredibly difficult. The form is dependent on condensed story and exact language, rhythm and invention. I had some of our teens create poems out of book spines in celebration of National Poetry Month, and I was really impressed by some of the poems they created.  Check them out for yourself!

A Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration

Published on Friday, April 5, 2013

Jazz : an introduction to the history and legends behind America's musicThe history and evolution of jazz is rich and complex, much like the nation where it was born. Jazz has been called the American classical music, an art form that can be elevated to the same level of depth, complexity and ingenuity as Bach or Beethoven.

Published on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring brings to mind eggs and chickens, bunnies and chocolate, and green and yellow baskets.

Here are a few of my favorite egg books:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Published on Monday, February 11, 2013

Scooby-Doo the Essential GuideScooby-Doo and Shaggy are coming to the Northwest One Neighborhood Library on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. to meet children and share a book.  

Since Scooby-Doo was adopted, there will be a representative from the Mutt-i-grees Program and the North Shore Animal League of America. Part of the program will be dedicated to teaching young children how important it is to adopt pets.

(Photography consent forms are required, as this is a media event.  If you need a photography consent form, please inquire at the Northwest One Information Desk.)

Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Logo for Quintessence InstituteYou are invited to a free overview of Quintessence Institute’s upcoming spring semester class on how to “Live Your Best Life Beyond Stress.”

Enjoy a short meditation practice session and learn two myths about what causes stress. The sessions are taught by Raymond Q. Holmes, Founder/Director of Quintessence Institute, who has over 37 years of experience meditating and practicing optimum health and wellness.

Register at to request your seat confirmation.  RSVP is required.

'145th Street Short Stories'

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

145th StreetJoin daBook Club for a discussion of some of the great stories in this collection of shorts Walter Dean Myers. These stories all take place on the 145th block in Harlem and feature characters like Big Joe, who wants to attend his own funeral, fine Peaches and her girl, Squeezie, Monkeyman, and Benny, a fighter on the way to a knockout.

145th Street Short Stories
is sure to get a few laughs, though at times it is wrenchingly sad; it's guaranteed to be a great read!