Even if you're far away from your DC Public Library this holiday season, you can still use our digital collections to help you with recipes, stories for the children and music to give you the holiday spirit. Our digital collection has a plethora of eBooks, Audiobooks, Video and Musical titles not only for the holidays but for your general listening and reading pleasure.
Happy holidays everyone! Getting packages delivered to your door is always exciting. Here at the library it's like Christmas every day, because we get new books in our mail.It's always fun to rip off the packing tape and peek inside, but it's been especially awesome lately because we have been getting tons of new holiday books. Here are a few of my recent favorites, kid-tested at story times over the past few weeks:
Salt and Pepa on Life, the Library, and What it Means to be a 21st Century Rodent
Nearly every morning at Watha T. Daniel Neighborhood Library, you will see small children pour out of story time, toddle up to the children’s desk, and stop dead in their tracks. Once they’ve caught a glimpse of library rock stars, Salt and Pepa, it’s all over. When these two spotlight-loving gerbils decide to turn on the charm, it’s impossible to miss their mesmerized fans laughing, clapping, jumping and squealing in delight.
Ahriana Merryweather is a 10-year-old phenom who attends KIPP in Northwest D.C. For the past two months, she has been teaching the Shooting Stars dance class at Watha T. Daniel Library on Wednesdays nights. This class will culminate in a recital on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Ms. Nina: What styles of dance have you been working on at the library?
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.