Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our July meeting of Trashy Book Club to discuss our June reading selections, Invisible Life and Highlander Most Wanted

Please join us on Tuesday, August 5 at 4 p.m. to discuss our July reading selections:

Firelight by Kristen Callihan

Firelight Book Cover

Dark Lover  by J.R. Ward

Dark Lover Book Cover

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014
On Sunday, June 29, The DC Public Library hosted a new premier annual literary event called WordsOut.
WordsOut is a scholarly component to the Library's participation in the Annual Pride parade and the Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue, and was the name of a prominent gay men's writing group of the MLK Library in the 1980s and 1990s.
The keynote speaker for WordsOut 2014 was the esteemed mathematics professor and fiction author Manil Suri. Watch his talk and Q&A below.

The LGBTQ Summer Literary Fair for Readers, Writers & Librarians

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WordsOut The LGBTQ Summer Literary Event - June 29 at Watha T. Daniel Shaw Library

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, tissue paper, balloons, tape, glue, craft sticks, pipe cleaners, yarn... Surely, you may be familiar with each of these things individually. Perhaps you've even used some of them to make your own beautiful artwork during I Made It Myself on Sundays or Crafternoons on Mondays. Consider this, though: how could you use these materials together to create a structure that would protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped from various heights? That is exactly what we attempted to do in the Children's Room at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library this past Wednesday.

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

We are proud to be part of the largest free summer lunch program in the United States for a second year.  The DC Summer Meals Program begins at Watha T. Daniel Library on Tuesday, July 8.  Lunch is from 1-3 p.m. every weekday in our lower level meeting room.  Youth 0-18 can receive a free meal each day through August 15th, and no advanced registration or ID is required.  Check out our lunch/movie board each day to find out what we are serving up!  

Summer Feeding begins at most DC Recreation sites on June 24.  To find other participating locations near you, check out this map provided by DC Hunger Solutions.  

Published on Friday, June 20, 2014

Meditation GraphicLearn to meditate with a master in this two-part series. Learn techniques for stress reduction from David Newcomb, who has been teaching meditation techniques for over 36 years.

June Reading Selections

Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Thanks to everyone that joined us for our June meeting of Trashy Book Club to discuss our May reading selections, Destiny's Embrace and Outlander

Please join us on Tuesday, July 1 at 4 p.m. to discuss our June reading selections:

Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014

Book Sale GraphicStop by on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the Friends of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library Book Sale. Find bargain treasures for adults, children, and teens, as well as DVDs and CDs! Located on the Lower Level.

Black Music Month

Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014

Michael Jackson graphicCelebrate Black Music Month with the artistry of the late Michael Jackson on the 5th Anniversary of his passing. Wear your favorite Michael Jackson-style clothes and come check out Library offerings about the late superstar, as we listen to music and watch videos to acknowledge the passing this musical icon. RSVP at: EVENTBRITE.com - Michael Jackson Memorial: Celebrate the King.

Published on Monday, May 19, 2014

Last month, teens gathered at Shaw Library to make rubber band bracelets in all colors and patterns using looms or just their own fingers. 

loom and rubber bandsloom and bracelets

Published on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hello, fellow romance addicts! We are pleased to say our May meeting was a great success! We reviewed our April reads (Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati, The Demise of Alexis Vancamp by Karen Williams), and had a great discussion about the definition of the modern romance novel, as well as the modern urban fiction novel. We hope you will join us next time to continue our discussion!