Are you looking for romance, history, intrigue, advice, mystery, self-help, biography, science fiction, or just a good read?
Then come by the Friends of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library Book Sale on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.! You'll find hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, CDs and materials for all ages on the lower level.
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
A collaboration between A Vegan Life and the library
Published on Monday, November 25, 2013
On Dec. 2 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., A Vegan Life and Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library will be showing the documentary Peaceable Kingdom.
Peaceable Kingdom explores the lives of many who come from farming backgrounds, their connections with the animals they raise, and changes in the way they view their way of life.
The film will be shown in the lower level meeting room.
The Unified Jazz Ensemble
Published on Thursday, November 21, 2013
Celebrate Sunday hours at the library on Nov. 24!
Stop by for children's crafts, digital downloads, a Chinese conversation group, and a performance by the Unified Jazz Ensemble at 3 p.m.
The Unified Jazz Ensemble (UJE) is dedicated to bringing the best of jazz to audiences of all ages. Founded in 1992, the UJE engages listeners in innovative performances of jazz standards and original compositions. The Ensemble members include Mike Noonan, John Pineda, Dominic Smith and Tim Stanley.
Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Frederick Douglass, whose new statue has recently been unveiled in the Statuary Hall of the Capitol building is being remembered yet again with a new book edited by DC Public Library staff member John Muller. This collection of historical essays was selected by the Library as the book featured in the DC Reads program.
Watha T./Shaw Gives Thanks
Published on Monday, November 18, 2013
Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, Shaw Library has brought out our Thankfulness Tree. We invite the Shaw kids to think about what they're thankful for, write it on a colorful leaf, then add it to the tree! Whether it's big or small, serious or silly, we want to read about what makes your life easier, more special, or just more fun.
Some wonderful entries so far:
"Story time." --Kaleb
"I'm thankful for my home."
"My family a home and the library." --Arjinae
"Food." --Salt and Pepa (the library gerbils)
Q&A with Salt and Pepa: Part 2
Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Hello everyone! It was terrifying, ghoulish, and ghostly to see some of you at the Shaw Library Halloween Party!
Now that the spooky festivities are over, we're ready to settle down with paws to the keyboard and give you the next installment of questions and answers with us, the beloved Shaw Library gerbils, Salt and Pepa.
Q: What are you reading now?
Published on Thursday, October 3, 2013
Come join us on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. for a fun-filled night of teen Halloween festivities.
Crafts and snacks will be available, and we will be showing a Halloween-themed film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.
Published on Monday, September 23, 2013
Whether you’re a recent transplant to the D.C. area or a jaded veteran, this class will help you dress for success in the District.
We’ll focus on three areas:
- how to develop a personal style/wardrobe that’s work-appropriate yet unique;
- how to transition your look (from office to bar or summer to autumn, for example);
- and where to shop.
We’ll end with a Q&A, so bring your style questions!
Stop by on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. for this program presented by the DC Public Library and Knowledge Commons DC.
Q&A with Salt and Pepa: Part 1
Published on Friday, September 20, 2013
This month, we're giving our fans what they really want: answers! We've gotten so many questions from the kids at Shaw that we convinced the librarians to put out a question box so our many admirers could get all their questions in without pushing, shoving, or shouting. Each day, the librarians read us the question of the day, and our thoughtful answers are recorded for posterity (or at least the rest of the day) on our chalkboard.
But, since our fans hail from all around D.C., the U.S., and... the world, we're going to answer some of our most frequently asked questions here today.
Q: Are you brother and sister?
Meet Our Kindle Fire Winner
Published on Monday, September 9, 2013
Congratulations to our 2013 Summer Reading Final Prize Winner... Arjinae!
We interviewed Arjinae and would like to share what we learned about her:
What's your favorite thing about Shaw Library?
It's fun, and I can come here a lot. I really like doing arts and crafts and getting to use the computers.