Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 10 a.m.

An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages birth to five. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or larger, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special group story time. We will not meet 5/24/16.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.   For ages birth to 5. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of 8 or larger, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special group story time. We will not meet 5/24/16.   
What's my m3

What's Your M3?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 12 p.m.

May is Mental Health Awareness month. A clinician from the Hillcrest Children and Family Center will provide brief mental health screenings using an app called, "What's My M3", and provide guidance on next steps in order to improve your mental health. The results of this app are meant as a screening, and are not a substitute for a visit to your physician.

ESL English Conversation Club

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 7 p.m.

Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 10 a.m.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and daycares welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and daycares welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
An image of the BARS logo featuring pencils and prison bars

BARS

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

BARS, a workshop for youth that enjoy rapping and writing Spoken Word poems.  Join us to write new songs to original beats and poems to record and perform. Spend your time making art that makes a difference in your community.  No sign-up necessary, just stop by the lower level meeting room Wednesdays between 4:30 and 6:30.  Presented by Words, Beats & Life.
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

Queer Book Club

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 7 p.m.

Join us for the new Queer Book Club at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library! In June we're reading Under the Udala TreesThis debut novel by Chinelo Okparanta (author of the well-received short story collection Happiness, Like Water) portrays a young girl’s coming-of-age against a backdrop of the Nigerian Civil War in the late 1960s.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Friday, June 3, 2016, 10 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

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