Tired of completing the same puzzle over and over again? Ready for a new one? Come to the DCPL Jigsaw Puzzle Swap, hosted every three months, to keep your puzzle collection fresh! 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.
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.
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 pm.
Story time for ages 3-5 featuring picture books, storytelling and movement.This is also the open call for class and daycare groups.If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a different time.
Story time for ages 3-5 featuring picture books, storytelling, and movement.This is also the open call for class and daycare groups. If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-717-0971 to schedule a different time.
Come to the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library and get some easy holiday shopping done at our Friends of the Library Book Sale. We've got a ton of books that are priced to move between $.25 and $1, and even a table full of FREE books that you can just bag up and walk right out the door. All proceeds support the awesome programming at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library.
Help us brighten up during the dreary months with art from the Shaw community. We are looking for submissions from children and teens between the ages of 2-18 to hang in our lower level meeting room. This room is the home of nightly events ranging from lectures and musical performances to the local ANC meetings each month.
I wisecracked to a friend that I was grateful to have survived the most recent political conventions. Even though my experience of the convention was limited to watching a few important speeches for two nights, nevertheless, it was an event difficult to endure. The abundance of partisan assertions and red meat affirmations of political orthodoxy were a bit much to take.
It's a sad week in the Watha T. Daniel children's room, because we are getting ready to say goodbye to Miss Jamilla.Jamilla Coleman has worked in the children's room as a Library Associate for three and a half years, and she will be truly missed. I sat down with my dear coworker to ask her some questions so the community can get to know her better, even as we send her on her way.
Winning Submission, Watha T. Daniel Scary Story Contest for Teens
The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library held a scary story contest during the month of October for children and teens. The prize for the winner of the teen contest was to have their story published on the Library's website. Here is our winner.--------------------
I don’t like bluegrass. It’s not because it is simple—it is not simple. In fact, the instrumentalists are technically incredible and musically tasteful. This genre of music can be energetic and bubbly and fun for any person, under the right conditions.