Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

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!

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.