Are you interested in having a say in what services and books the library provides for teens? Do you need a fun way to earn community service hours? Teen Advisory Group meets in the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library teen space every Wednesday from 4:30 -6:30 pm. All youth ages 13-18 are welcome; you do not need to sign up!
Please contact Anina at 202-717-0971 with any questions.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.
Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required.
To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.
Presented by Jenny of Yoga Activist, this class is perfect for beginners, featuring soothing Hatha yoga and meditation. No one under 18.
Please bring your own mat or towel. Session takes place in the sunny story time room on the first floor.
Many life-saving benefits can be derived from a vegan lifestyle. It has been proven to reverse some chronic diseases and can extend life by up to 10 years! Come explore the benefits and examine strategies for converting from a carnivorous diet to a diet that is high in fruits and vegetables.
Free vegan samples will be provided by the Woodland Cafe for all who register, and materials about vegan foods and cooking will be available for checkout.
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.
Sock Monkey Mayhem was a great bit of fun, where our young participants sewed and stuffed their colorful socks into beautiful little monkeys!
Each monkey had a personality as unique as its creator.
We learned how to sew on buttons and create colorful pom poms, and our creations were going to be given as gifts to family or teachers, or kept for ourselves!
It was very fun program, one that will be repeated in the years to come.
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.