Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

Join Us Tuesday Night

Published on Saturday, December 17, 2011

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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

Find Inspiration at the Library

Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The holiday season is upon us once more, so now is as good a time as ever to check out cookbooks from the library. Before pouring through recipes, be sure to take advantage of the wonderful Thanksgiving Turkey baskets provided by our friends at the North Capitol Collaborative and Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative. The collaboratives will be distributing turkey baskets, clothing, books, toiletries and more to any D.C. resident on a first come, first serve basis. The distribution takes place on Tuesday November 22, at two sites: 113 Q St. N.W. and 200 K St. N.W., Suite 3. Residents should bring photo identification and proof of DC residency with them.

November Selection: "Silenced" by Kia DuPree

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Book CoverJoin Ms. Perry and Ms. Robinson for Ladies Night Book Club on Thursday, November 17, at 6:30 p.m. This month's selection is Kia DuPree's Silenced.  This book has a special connection to Northwest One because it takes place in our neighborhood -- Sursum Corda.

Sinister Snacks and Creepy Crafts

Published on Friday, October 28, 2011

Image of SkeletonHalloween is here! Stop by the library on Monday afternoon before trick or treating. We'll have sinister snacks and creepy crafts for all to enjoy. Come get zombiefied and participate in our 2nd annual zombie parade around Northwest One Library and R.H. Terrell Recreation Center. Drop in right after school because we've got pumpkins and books to give away and they are sure to go fast. The party begins at 3:30 p.m. and will be upstairs in the Meeting Room. Hope to see you there!

Published on Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Other Wes MooreCome join your neighbors on Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss, The Other Wes Moore. This book tells the real life story of two kids with the same name living in the same decaying city.

One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder. 

Learn About Schools, Financial Aid and More

Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October is College Awareness Month in D.C., so head over to the library to learn about schools, majors, financial aid and more!

This year's DC College Fair is October 18 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Mt. Vernon Square -- just down the road from Northwest One Library. So before you head to the college fair, come do some research, and find out what schools you want to learn more about. 

Check out these books:
Getting Financial Aid: 2012
378.3097 G3943A

Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ladies Night book club will discuss Vanessa Miller's Yesterday's Promise on Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m.

Published on Saturday, September 10, 2011

Image of Child Standing on BooksSeptember 24 to October 1 is Banned Books Week at public and school libraries around the country. Celebrate your freedom to read and pick up a challenged or banned book!

Ever wonder why books are challenged? These are the top reasons listed for 2010: homosexuality, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group, offensive language, inaccurate, sex education, sexually explicit, violence, insensitivity, drugs, sexism, racism and political viewpoint.

Published on Friday, August 26, 2011

The library is open today.