Watha T. Daniel-Shaw
Published on Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Published on Saturday, December 18, 2010
Science fiction (SF) has always been a place for us to explore the unusual places where human ingenuity can take us. SF writers have dreamed of worlds beyond the stars, humans traveling faster than light, barriers of languages broken down and amazing devices that can accomplish things that we never would have thought possible. The reality is science and technology are actually leading us down roads that make the technological marvels seen in science fiction books and television a reality, not just sometime out in the far-flung future, but today.
Staff As Resource - Part 1 Eric Riley
Published on Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Published on Sunday, December 12, 2010
The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw library recently offered an eight-week course on Bollywood Dance by dancer/teacher Mrs. Kumud Mathur.
Published on Saturday, December 11, 2010
It seems the era of eBooks has finally hit its stride. We've got a number of options open to us for electronic reading, and every week seems to bring more and more. And you faithful library fans are the ones helping get us there. I know you're out there looking for those free eBooks, so here's a little rundown of some of the major players out in eBook land.
Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2010
There's a wonderful photography exhibit going on at the National Gallery of Art right now, The Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting, 1848-1875. I had the good fortune to get over and see it yesterday, and there were moments that just took my breath away. To see Dante Gabriel Rossetti's The Blue Dress
Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Members of our group house entered into a discussion recently about a possible decline in morality and social discipline in various Asian societies as a result of modernization. The consensus was that those societies are corrupted by the influence from our advanced economic and social order.
Reviewing different Asian countries such as Japan and China, many maintained that moral corruption was the rule when modern social forms emerge. Capitalist commerce, trade and modern communications, it is argued, drain virtue from a people. So a modern national of Singapore or Japan is less moral and less disciplined than one of his or her forebears.
Published on Friday, November 5, 2010
Dr. Quinn will discuss the personal journal and sketchbook of Carl Jung composed during his breakdown just before World War I.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 7 p.m.
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library
1630 7th St. N.W.
Lower Level Floor Meeting Room
Call 202-727-1288 for more information.
Published on Friday, September 17, 2010
If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm an extraordinarily busy person. I'm constantly trying to balance the myriad components of my work day, the complexities of my home life, and all of my work with social groups. If I didn't create methods of dealing with all of these pieces, my life would completely fall apart. Being a techie kind of person, I use a lot of software and mobile phone apps to keep myself sorted. Here are a few of my own tips and tricks that you can use, too.
Use a Shared Work Environment
Published on Monday, September 13, 2010
Many recent discussions of the “end of nature” have stimulated new thinking about our relation with nature. That debate along with our increasing detachment from the outdoors invite reflection on our general cultural orientation toward nature, negative and positive. The way visual artists approach nature may help us develop a more nuanced view of what nature means to us and how we engage nature in our way of life. Both Japanese and American Artists seem to have an affinity for depicting nature and reflecting on the power of nature. However the Japanese have a particular reverence for nature based on Taoism and the Shinto religion while Americans have their own approach that is more pragmatic, reflective of our pioneer experience.