Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

Film screening and discussion

Published on Friday, September 26, 2014

howard theaterJazz historian and WPFW radio personality Rusty Hassan will lead a discussion of this documentary, which depicts the rich musical heritage of 7th and T streets in the heart of the Shaw neighborhood.

Domestic Violence Awareness Program

Published on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Domestic Violence Awareness GraphicRecent headlines graphically demonstrate that domestic violence is an epidemic in American society.

The Centers for Disease Control's 2014 report indicates that 31 percent of women living in the United States have experienced domestic violence. Every year, one in three female homicide victims is murdered by her current or former intimate partner, with women more to be killed by an intimate partner than men. Young women ages 20 to 24 are at the greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.

October Meeting

Published on Friday, September 12, 2014

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!

We All Fall for Autumn

Published on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Salt and Pepa the gerbilsDay 1: Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness!* The calendar might still say summer, but the weather has us ready for fall! Pumpkins, leaf sniffing, and snuggling in for naps with brother Salt. Life is good!

Coming to Watha T. Daniel/Shaw!

Published on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Puzzle GraphicHave you memorized how to complete every jigsaw puzzle in your closet? Bored with the same old search and fit?

Snap out of those doldrums, grab those puzzles, and come to the September edition of the DCPL Jigsaw Puzzle Swap to freshen up your puzzle stash!

Bring a 500+ piece puzzle without any missing pieces to trade for one that's new-to-you! Spread the word so there will be more puzzles to choose from.

Younger puzzle lovers should bring easy puzzles/games to play or trade (we have a special request for princess puzzles).

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Picture of Watha T. Daniel Adult Knitting CircleThe third Adult Knitting Circle saw new faces and new projects. Knitters were creating scarves and a sweater, trading patterns, and helping one another with simple knitting techniques. Join us Sundays at 3 p.m. to socialize, create, and learn something new! Also, if you are a member of Ravelry, please feel free to join our group!

Published on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Knitting PictureThe first knitting circle at Watha T. Daniel was a great success.  Five beginning knitters attended, and learned the basic cast-on and knit stitches. There was also some demonstration of circular knitting and discussion of books and beginner projects. Join us on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. as we demonstrate more cool fiber techniques, including crochet! As always, remember to bring your own projects! If you don't have a current project, we have start-up materials!

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:

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.