Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, June 10, 2011

Image of Woman on Phone with Credit CardNorthwest One Library is excited once again to partner up with our neighbors, the North Capitol Collaborative, in hosting a series of financial literacy workshops for teens.  The next session begins on July 26. These classes are for youth ages 16-21 residing in Sursum Corda, Tyler House, Turn Key, Golden Rule, Sibley Plaza or surrounding areas in Ward 6 only.

Published on Thursday, May 26, 2011

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Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

All DC Public Libraries are closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

Check out these books from the library to learn more about the history and celebration of this 40-year-old holiday.

Published on Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Image of BicycleWant to learn how to change a bike tire? Need to figure out what that weird noise is? Ride on over to Northwest One Library on Saturday, May 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for free bicycle repair.

Mechanics from Mt. Rainier Bike Co-op will volunteer their skills and time to get you ready for spring time rides. The volunteers will set up shop right outside Northwest One on L Street.

Come by early - there was a wait for repair last year!

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The teens and kids at Northwest One had a great time writing haiku book reviews and snacking on home-made candy sushi last Tuesday. Here are our reviews:

Greg is so funny
Has to go to middle school
Bullied every day.
    --Nicole H. reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney 

I like reading books
Black and White is a good book
It’s interesting.  
    --Malik C. reading Black and White by Paul Volponi

My favorite book
Diary of a Wimpy
Kid..and all of them!   
    --Jayna H. reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Greg hates school dances
Every summer is the worst!
Rowley loves to play.
    --Kierra A. reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Published on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Image of Woman Reading BookThe April selection for Ladies Night Book Club is here! Pick up your copy of Kimberla Lawson Roby's A Deep, Dark, Secret at the Northwest One information desk.

Published on Monday, April 4, 2011

Cartoon Image of Sushi RollStop into the library on Tuesday, April 5, at 4 p.m. for crafts and snacks celebrating the Sakura Matsuri, a part of DC's annual Cherry Blossom Festival. This year's festival started March 26 and goes through April 10. 

On Tuesday we will write haiku book reviews, create cherry blossom origami, draw our favorite Manga characters, and finish the afternoon by snacking on our own candy sushi rolls.

Published on Monday, March 14, 2011

In addition to our normal library programming, we have some special events this week!

Join us on Wednesday, March 16th, at 1 p.m. for a St. Patrick's Day concert. Ms. Nancy returns this year to sing some traditional Irish songs with the help of her guitar and some spoons. There will be yummy Irish soda bread and jam to snack on after the concert.

On Thursday, March 17th, at 1:30 p.m., we are hosting films from this year's DC Environmental Film Festival.

Enjoy animated films for children ages 5-12. We will be screening these films:

Published on Saturday, February 19, 2011

Image of Help Wanted signHey Northwest One teens, don't be bored and broke this summer!

Come to the Northwest One Library this Friday, February 25, at 3:15 p.m. to register for the Mayor’s 2011 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). The teen computers will be reserved all afternoon 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.

Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Answers from last week's questions:

  1. Name Piri Thomas' three autobiographies.  Down These Mean Streets; Savior, Savior, Hold My Hand; Seven Long Times
  2. Which District of Columbia Public Library facility owns his first autobiography in English and Spanish?  Martin Luther King Memorial Library
  3. Where did Piri grow up?  El Barrio (Spanish Harlem)

February 7, 2011