Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

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

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.