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Help End Child Hunger

Published on Thursday, March 8, 2012

Child Hunger ImageThis month, as we celebrate the premiere of the film adaptation of Suzanne Collin's riveting YA novel Hunger Games, DC Public libraries throughout the District are hosting their very own "Hunger Action Stations."  From Saturday March 10th through Saturday March 31st, Northwest One Library visitors are encouraged to pick up literature about child hunger and food insecurity in Washington, D.C. Bring donations of canned foods and dry goods for Martha's Table.

Published on Monday, March 5, 2012

Dr. Seuss Book Cover“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

You are invited to a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration! Children of all ages are welcome to attend a special program with read-alouds and arts and craft activities all about the one and only Dr. Seuss. The program will take place at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, and is brought to you by Northwest One Library and the organization WitKids

Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Congratulations to Tu'ziah Hall, the winner of last month's MLK Jr. essay contest. Tu'ziah is an 8th grader at Walker-Jones Education Campus. Teens were prompted to reflect in 250-500 words on how they see the work and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. expressed in their community today. Great job to Tu'ziah and all the other entrants! Below is Tu'ziah's winning essay:

Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 11, 1929. He was the son of Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. He was the father of two daughters and two sons and the husband of Coretta Scott King. He left the world April 4, 1968, at 39 years of age.

Registration Begins January 27

Published on Friday, January 20, 2012

Hey teens - thinking ahead to summer already? 

Come to the Northwest One Library on Friday, January 27th and register for Mayor Gray's One City Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) for Summer 2012. The teen computers will be reserved all afternoon on January 27th so as many teens can register as possible!  Library staff will be on hand to assist with registration.  You will need proof of age, proof of D.C. residency and your Social Security number to participate in SYEP, but for online registration just make sure you know your email address and Social Security number.  Make sure you have a VALID email address too because that is how you get informed of placement and important information relating to SYEP after you register.

Published on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Northwest One Library is happy to announce free tax return preparation Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning Feb. 10 and continuing until April 13. All middle- and low-income taxpayers are invited to take advantage of free, first-come, first-served tax preparation by IRS-certified tax preparers. 

Update: There will be no tax return preparation on Friday, March 16 at Northwest One Library. View alternative sites.

To ensure an accurate filing, please bring any of the following that apply to you:

Published on Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year, New You?

America's Top Ten New Year's Resolutions

1. Lose Weight
2. Exercise More
3. Quit Smoking
4. Reduce Debt
5. Save Money
6. New Job
7. Drink Less
8. Reduce Stress
9. Take a Trip
10. Volunteer

Don't Stress! Visit your local library for books, CDs and materials to support your resolutions!

Published on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

MLK Jr.Explore the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and participate in our essay contest! The contest is open to all teens ages 12 - 19. Teens must have a DC Public Library card to submit an entry.

In 250-500 words, reflect on how you see the work and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. expressed in your community today.

The winner will receive a special prize, and Northwest One Library will publish the winning essay on the library website. 

Happy New Year!

Published on Thursday, December 22, 2011

All DC Public Library locations will close on Sunday, Jan. 1 and Monday, Jan. 2.  Visit the Library 24/7 at to download books + music, renew materials, sign up for eNews and eNotices and much more. 

Have a safe and happy new year!

Join Us Tuesday Night

Published on Saturday, December 17, 2011

Image of Snowflake

Please join us Tuesday evening in celebrating the second year of the Northwest One Neighborhood Library. We'll have crafts, story time, snacks, an author talk and more.

4 to 5 p.m. — Potato Stamp Holiday Crafts
Create unique holiday gift wrap and holiday cards with stamps hand-carved from...potatoes!

4 to 5 p.m. — Friends & Family Holiday Photo Shoot
Bring your smiles and styles to a free photography session. We’ll take up to five photos of your group, and turn them into holiday e-cards for you to use this season.  You can even customize your message!

Treats and Crafts for Family and Friends

Published on Saturday, December 10, 2011

Image of Holiday CookiesEveryone knows that holiday shopping is total madness. Do yourself a favor, and take some time to create unique and meaningful gifts for family and friends this holiday season. 

Need help with ideas? Check out these books on display at Northwest One to find inspiration and straightforward tutorials.

Simply Sublime Gifts: High-Style, Low-Sew Projects to Make in a Snap by Jodi Kahn