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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!

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.