Bored during break? Miss Julie will teach you fun games that you can easily play at home.
Also, sign up for Winter Reading Club, and earn a Chipotle Kids' meal over break.
Snacks will be provided.
For ages 5 and older.
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.
Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card!
This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.
The last few knitting club sessions had a lot of new faces learning to knit, and super experienced volunteers teaching others to crochet. We worked on projects such as crochet animals, knitted baby hats, and baby blankets.
We also had our first donation of a baby blanket for Knit Forward, a D.C.-based community knitting project, which will be donated to New Heights Program for Expectant and Parenting Students.
Help for enjoying the holidays after the death of a loved one
The holiday season can be a time of magic, wonder and excitement for many, but for those who have lost a loved one, they may be a time of torment, lonliness and misery.
On Saturday, Nov. 22 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, in partnership with the DC Public Library, will present a free Loss & Healing Holiday Workshop for anyone who has lost a loved one.
Ruben Castaneda shares his book detailing his experiences as a Washington Post reporter during DC's crack epidemic
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw neighborhood library was proud to host a talk on Tuesday, Oct. 21 by Shaw’s own Ruben Castaneda, author of the book S Street Rising. As a Washington Post journalist during the devastating crack epidemic of the early '90s, Castaneda covered the crime beat.
Do you have a young dancer in your life? Encourage their artistic passions by enrolling them in Shooting Stars, a peer-led hip-hop and modern dance class at Shaw Library.Enrollment and try-outs are Sunday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Subsequent classes will be held on Sundays 2-4 p.m. and will culminate in a recital on Feb. 15.
Please join us for an aromatherapy workshop. You will learn the relaxation and medicinal benefits of various oils and herbs, as well as how to mix, use, and create unique aromatherapeutic blends.In Conference Room 2 on the 2nd Floor of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library
Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 7 for our monthly Trashy Book Club meeting.We will be discussing our September readings (below), and assigning our SPOOKY October readings, just in time for Halloween!See you there!