Northwest One
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Published on Friday, July 27, 2012

Image of bookmarksMy name is Ty’Yhona and for my 2012 SYEP Capstone Project I chose the Collection Development track. I chose to do this track because I thought it would be a great experience for me to learn how to merchandise and create different types of displays. My final product were bookmarks I created and a display highlighting my books of choice. 

Published on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey book coverI know you are. DCPL’s hold list for the trilogy is over 400.

Some people are simply curious about the books because of the media attention given to the series and some people are fans of the genre.

Either way, here are some titles to help you through that long wait list!

Black Jack by Lora Leigh

Published on Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Do you like scary books? Then read along with the Northwest One's Creepy Book Club. Check out any (or all) of the following titles, do one of the coordinating activities and earn a prize! Make sure you sign up for the Summer Reading Club to get even more prizes!

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Bod has several supernatural powers: the Slide, the Fade, and the Dreamwalk.
Invent a fourth supernatural power for Bod, draw a picture of him, and label his four special abilities with descriptions.

Published on Monday, June 18, 2012

Mary Shapiro singsNorthwest One library hosted its first official Summer Reading program on Friday, June 8. Mary Shapiro entertained students from Walker Jones Elementary School with songs and stories about dreams.

She asked the children: “What sorts of things do we wish on?” The children here wish on all types of things: stars, birthday candles, fountains and more.

Shapiro told the group that dreams and wishes are powerful things, and that we should share them in order to give them the strength to come true. She then shared original songs and inspiring stories from people in our nation’s history that had dreams.

Ten Titles for Teens

Published on Monday, June 18, 2012

Image of Pride DisplayDC Public Library Staff were out in full force at the 2012 Capital Pride Festival on Sunday, June 10. Festival attendees signed up for library cards, checked out books, and even participated in a Creative Class workshop on how to make your own DIY screen print!

In preparation for the festival, Northwest One Library Associate Bobbie Dougherty compiled a list of 50 LGBTQ reads for older teens that are all available at DC Public Library. 

Here are ten favorites:

Published on Monday, June 18, 2012

Don’t judge this book by the cover. I took The Name of the Star for another typical historical paranormal romance. The Name of the Star book coverNot even close. This is a great and original premise, and a wonderful break from the typical young adult book.

Aurora -- please call her Rory -- Deveaux is a Louisiana teen headed to London for a memorable senior year in boarding school. But she doesn’t realize how memorable. On the day she arrives, a “Jack the Ripper” copycat serial killer strikes London.

Published on Friday, June 1, 2012

Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger book coverHow can Casper Bengue, a seventh-grader from small-town Hairsprinkle, rob a bank, buy one of the largest novelty companies, then become President of the United States? By owning the Heidelberg Handlebar Number Seven of course! A mustache so amazing that it hypnotizes everyone that sees it!

Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Former Walker Jones SiteThe District of Columbia Department of General Services will host a public hearing to discuss the disposition of the former Walker Jones site, made up of surplus lots located at 200 M Street NW. (The lots are Square 05559, Lots 0082 and 0083.)

The meeting will take place at the Northwest One library located at 155 L Street NW in the meeting room on Saturday, May 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Northwest One Library at 202-939-5946.

Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Branch Manager Kathy Jenkins looks at the posters on displayThe month of April is a busy month for library awareness, as it plays host to National Library Week, School Library Media Month and National Library Workers Day.

"Join the circle of knowledge @ your library," was this year's theme for National Library Week, which was April 7-13.

In that spirit, Northwest One Library displayed posters created by students from Spring Mills Middle School in Berkeley County, W.Va.

At left, Northwest One Branch Manager Kathy Jenkins looks at the posters on display.