Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

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

Published on Friday, January 28, 2011

Image of Tax FormsWe are pleased to announce free tax return preparation at Northwest One Library. Meet with an IRS-certified counselor Fridays between 10am and 2pm. The program starts February 11th and continues through April.

This service is made possible through a partnership with the AARP's Tax-Aide Program. Tax return assistance is free, confidential, and available to all middle and low income taxpayers - especially those ages 60 and over.

Please bring as many of the following as possible to the library with you:

Published on Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Image of eBook By now, everyone should know about the downloadable materials available through the DC Public Library Overdrive catalog. We are excited to announce an additional 15,000 books now available to download! What's special about these books? You can check them out...forever! They have no expiration date and will not count towards the checkout limit.

Published on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The library, in cooperation with Byte Back, is offering free PC Basics computer classes and Office Track classes at Capitol View Library, Anacostia Library, Northwest One Library and Watha T. Daniel Library starting January 3.

You must be a D.C. resident to enroll in this program. All students must present proof of residency on the first day of class to be admitted. To register, call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those who complete the course and who qualify (by income) will also get a free computer and free Cricket broadband card, good for one year's free Internet.

If you miss this round of classes, another set will be offered beginning in March.

Partners:  DC Public Library, DC Office of the Chief Technology Office, ByteBack, First Time Computers, Cricket Communications.

Published on Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Cover of the book Back of the Bus 
Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds (Civil Disobedience, December 1, 1955) A boy and his mother witness history when their friend, Mrs. Parks, is removed from the Montgomery, Alabama, bus they've been riding. JUV E REYNOLDS
Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack (Jim Crow Laws, 1950s) 'Tricia Ann journeys alone, for the first time to the one place all are welcome in her segregated, southern town. Along the way, others offer encouragement when 'Tricia Ann encounters the obstacles in the form of Jim Crow laws designed to keep Blacks and Whites separate. JUV E MCKISSACK  Cover of the book Goin Someplace Special
 Cover of the book The Other Side The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson (Segregated town, 1950s or 60s) Two girls develop a friendship over the summer in their racially divided town. JUV E WOODSON
Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins by Carole Boston Weatherford (Civil Disobedience, 1960) Eight-year-old Connie witnesses growing activism in her college-aged brother and sister following a visit to Greensboro by Dr. King. Brother and Sister assist others in registering to vote and later join the picket lines and sit-ins following the initial protest of four college students at a Woolworth's lunch counter. JUV E WEATHERFORD  Cover of the book Freedom on the Menu
 Cover of the book Birmingham 1963 Birmingham, 1963 by Carole Boston Weatherford (Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing, September 15, 1963) A fictionalized young narrator guides the reader through events leading up to the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and the killing of four girls less than a month after Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. JUV 811.6 WEATHERFORD
Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles (The Civil Rights Act, 1964) Joe and John Henry are best friends, but cannot enjoy the same things, even after a law is passed to abolish segregation and discourage discrimination. JUV E WILES  Cover of the book Freedom Summer
 Cover of the book I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (the speech, August 28, 1963) The speech, in its entirety, is illustrated by paintings by Coretta Scott King Award honor and medal recipients. JUV 323.11 KIN and JUV 305.89 KING
I Have a Dream by Karen Price Hossel (civil rights movement up to 1968) Dr. King's famous words delivered August 28, 1963, are given context through and exploration of United States History and the Civil Rights Movement of Dr. King's own times. Excerpts from the speech are provided throughout the book.  Cover of the book I Have a Dream by Karen Price Hossel
 Cover of the book Busing Brewster Busing Brewster by Richard Michelson (busing, Boston, 1974) Brewster and his brother Bryan are bused from their neighborhood to school across town amid protests and ambivalence among blacks and whites, children and adults. JUV E MICHELSON
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (gender and ethnic diversity, present day) Grace loves to pretend and is eager for a part in her class production of Peter Pan, but when two classmates state that she cannot play certain parts because she is black and female, Nana takes Grace to the ballet. Grace's eyes are opened, and she soon proves her classmates wrong. JUV E HOFFMAN  Cover of the book Amazing Grace
 Cover of the book Destiny Destiny's Gift by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley (community action, present day) Destiny rallies her diverse community to help keep her neighborhood's bookstore open. JUV E TARPLEY
Girls Hold Up This World by Jada Pinkett Smith (diversity, present day) Rhyming text and full-page photographs illustrate commonality among diverse individuals and groups. JUV E PINKETT  Cover of the book Girls Hold Up This World
 Cover of the book What a Wonderful World  
What a Wonderful World by George Weiss (diversity, present day) Children of various hues put on a puppet show based on the song made famous by Louis Armstrong. JUV E WEISS

Published on Thursday, December 23, 2010

Baby/Toddler Lap Time
Mondays and Wednesdays 10am
Ages birth - 2

Tales for Twos and Threes
Mondays and Wednesdays 11am
Ages 2 - 3

Published on Friday, December 10, 2010

Join us in celebrating the first year of the Northwest One Neighborhood Library. We'll have crafts, games, snacks, activities, and more!

4:00 to 5:00 — Holiday Cookie Decorating w/ Ms. Bobbie
Come decorate freshly baked sugar cookie snowmen! The fun starts at 4:00pm and ends when all the cookies are decorated and devoured!

4:00 to 5:00 — Friends & Family Holiday Photo Shoot w/ Mr. Ross
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!

5:00 to 6:00 — Potato Stamp Crafting w/ Ms. Tammie
Create unique holiday gift wrap and holiday cards with stamps hand-carved from...potatoes!

Published on Friday, December 10, 2010

The staff at Northwest One were very saddened to hear of the passing several weeks ago of one of our regular patrons, Ms. Mary Ann Luby. She was well known throughout Washington, D.C. for her tireless work on behalf of disenfranchised people of all kinds. To learn more about Ms. Luby and her long life of advocacy and service, read her Washington Post obituary.

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Join us Thursday nights at 7 p.m. for informative workshops on Jyoti Meditation.** This series is presented by Raymond Holmes, a local community member with 32 years of meditation experience. The workshops are free and open to the community.

Are thoughts about the upcoming holidays already stressing you out? Interested in learning more about meditation? Here are a few books to get you started:

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Image of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
All DC Public Libraries are closed Thursday, November 11, in observance of Veteran's Day.

Learn more about Veteran's Day.