Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

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 QMeditation@QInstitute.com 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!

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

CarnivalIt's Carnival season! Mardi Gras is a celebration of excess; the last chance to have some fun before the somber observance of Lent. More importantly, it's a good excuse to throw a party. People wear masks, make elaborate costumes, and throw parades. Children and adults alike line the streets to watch celebrities roll by on floats, catch beads, doubloons and other trinkets. 

Kids of all ages are invited to join us on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m. to learn more about the cultural tradition of Mardi Gras, make masks, try king cake and win beads! 

'Still I Rise': Teen Book Discussion and Pizza Party!

Published on Friday, January 11, 2013

Still I Rise

Published on Friday, December 21, 2012

Read and Rise by Sandra L. Pinkney and Myles C. PinkneyChildren ages 3 - 10 are invited to a reading challenge.  On Jan. 2 and Jan. 3, a children's librarian will be available to read one-on-one with children.

Read aloud for 10 minutes between the hours of 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (these times are negotiable) and receive a prize.

Published on Friday, December 21, 2012

It is the perfect time of year to do some moon watching.

The shortest day of the year is Dec. 21.  A new moon is predicted for Dec. 24.  A full moon should appear on Dec. 28.

There are many books, children's and adult, which have "moon" in the title.  Let the moon inspire you.

With help from your neighborhood library!

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012

On Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m., join us at Northwest One Neighborhood Library for a spWoman doing Yogaecial yoga class. The class will begin with a brief explanation of what yoga is, and what it can do for you. People of all levels are welcome, from beginners to experts. The class, taught by a professional yoga instructor from Yoga Activists, is free and open to the public.

Published on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Deogratias: A Tale of RwandaThe holiday season is one of the best times of the year. The food is great, the company is even better. There's nothing quite like the joy that comes from giving and getting gifts.

But, the season can also be overwhelming. Thanksgiving turns into Christmas. You've spent all of your money on gifts and parties. You're exhausted and stretched thin by your family. There's only so much you can take of those pesky grandparents or Aunt so-and-so marveling at how tall you've gotten. Or, maybe, the holiday season is rough because you don't have any of that.

Published on Monday, November 26, 2012
A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel Who Built the Stable by Ashley Bryan

Your New Best Friend: Online Databases!

Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dunbar learns to use online databases available through DCPLAre you struggling to find sources for your research paper? Maybe it's almost due and you don't have time to make it to your neighborhood library. Tisk Tisk. Don't worry, there's still time and we have something that might help.

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