Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, May 5, 2014

We're sorry for the inconvenience, young yogis, but we must postpone our Parent-Child Yoga class scheduled for Saturday, May 3. Please check back on our calendar where we will post information once we reschedule the class. Or, if you would like to be notified via email of our next class, please contact children's librarian Theresa Wang at 202-727-0971 or theresa.wang@dc.gov

Free health screenings for seniors

Published on Saturday, May 3, 2014

Blood Pressure graphicIf you’re over 50, please stop by this Senior Health Fair for:

  • blood pressure, diabetes and cataract screenings
  • eye exams
  • weight evaluations
  • wellness tips
  • healthy eating information
  • flexibility classes and more!

In the Lower Level Meeting Room, on May 10, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Published on Saturday, April 26, 2014

Latino Economic Development Center LogoThe Latino Economic Development Center, in partnership with the DC Public Library, is presenting a basic course on Money Management that will provide a basic step-by-step approach to help you improve your FICO score.

After attending this course, you will have a better handle on making efficient use of your income and maximizing the value of your money.

Spring Edition

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

Pepa with paper flowerDay 1: Ah spring! In like a lion, out like a gerbil! Fresh grass, cherry blossoms, and magnolias to sniff. It's really a gerbil's paradise. 

Day 2: Tried to help the teens make rubber band bracelets. They told us chewing the bands isn't exactly helping. We parted due to artistic differences. Maybe making flower pens is where Salt and I can really make our artistic mark. 

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

At Shaw Library, we recently had a special yoga class for children and caregivers with instructor Sarah Alim. We will have another class in May. If you'd like to continue your child's practice in the meantime or try out yoga at home, the library has many great resources such as:

Sleepy Little YogaSleepy Little Yoga by Rebecca Whitford and Martina Selway

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

You there! I see you! Step out of the shadows!
Gone are the days where we have to hang our heads in shame. No longer should you hide that book cover on the metro, or use your guilty pleasure as a sole excuse to buy a Kindle. I put this call out to my brothers and sisters! It’s time to start a revolution! It’s time to claim our place! It’s the age… of the romance novel!

Explore and Discover During National Park Week April 19 -27, 2014

Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014
National Park Service

Join the National Park Service, the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Public Library, and Professors Sandra Jowers-Barber, Ph.D, and Holly Cowan Shulman, Ph.D., on April 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a lively discussion that will explore the efforts and achievements of interracial women during the Civil Rights Movement that broke down racial and class barriers to mobilize women in America.

Teen Tech Week Wrap Up

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

At Shaw Library, we celebrated this year's Teen Tech Week theme of DIY @your library by inviting teens to bring in their cell phones or other devices for a DIY decorating session.

We provided the baubles, sequins, studs, rhinestone, and decals, and they provided the design creativity.

Check out our teens' fancy new tech!

National Poetry Month Activities for Children

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Poetry display featuring children's poetry books, haiku poems, and a flyer for the Kids' Poetry Reading
April is National Poetry Month! Wondering how you can celebrate? Try some of the following activities to enjoy and spread the love of poetry all throughout the month of April:

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014

If you weren't there, you missed one heck of a party!

We made viking shields, helmets and swords, listened to Old Norse music, and tried some crazy fishy dishes.

Party-goers listened to stories of the Gods and Goddesses of the Northmen, played "feed the dragon" and watched a great Viking movie. Quite a few books were plundered from the collection in the raid, and overall it was a successful, glorious day.

See you next time!