Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

"Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune"

Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Film poster for Phil Ochs: There But For FortuneJoin us for the documentary Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune on Wednesday, February 8, 7 to 9 p.m. Folksinger "Phil Ochs is a figure both glorious and tragic who haunts the history of the 1960s" (allmusic.com). "An unbelievable story of a true believer... one of the greatest the most passionate voices of the 1960's was the first to be forgotten" (philochsthemovie.com).

Published on Thursday, January 26, 2012

Calling All Teens: Learn how to design and sew your own fashions at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library.Image of sewing machine

Youth ages 12 to 19 can stop by the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library on Monday, January 30, to talk fashion with professionals from SiNGA, a fashion and textile design program that teaches people how to design, sew and market their own clothing. Learn the ins and out of using a sewing machine, and work your way up to selling your own creations!

Books to Help Us Remember

Published on Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year everyone!  As we commit to making changes to better our own lives during the next year, our thoughts can turn to those of community betterment and making the world better for people less fortunate. This was the message of Martin Luther King Jr.

Published on Thursday, November 10, 2011

Triumph of the CityJoin Councilmember Tommy Wells for the first installment of Tommy’s Traveling Book Club, a quarterly discussion group coordinated by the Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library. The first book club meeting will be on Monday, December 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Watha T. Daniel Shaw Neighborhood Library, located at 1630 7th St. N.W.

Published on Thursday, November 3, 2011

Door to Door at DC Public Library on Metro ConnectionRecord your story of the place you call home on Saturday, November 19th. This session will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library story time room.

Bring family or friends, photographs and your stories.

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Want to be featured on the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library blog because you’re lookin’ fresh to death?

Helmut Newton photographCome visit the library during regular hours of operation to tell the world your style story. After all, the clothes you wear create a narrative about yourself and what you want to present to the world. Accessories can either punctuate or anchor the presentation. So, are you a free-verse anything goes rhythmic essay, a la Gertrude Stein? Or a cynical Bret Easton Ellis novel in your ascot and sneer? Are you a stunning libretto in that mint-green peignoir? What’s your story? We’re ready to hear it – and see it.

Published on Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween is a favorite of the staff at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library.  Luckily, the library will be open until 9 p.m. on Monday, October 31, so please come celebrate with us between school and trick-or-treating.  We will be passing out treats, and will have crafts, spooky stories and face painting for all ages from 4:30-7:30 p.m.  Come in costume, so we can see how cute you are!

Also, bring your carved pumpkins.  We will display them behind our front circulation desk, and a prize will be awarded for the best pumpkin. 

The Hall-o-wiener by Dav Pilkey

Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Picture of Young Walt Whitman I was relaxing at the well-known coffee shop in Adam’s Morgan on a day off when I began to reflect upon how useful and how American the institution of the coffee shop can be. The coffee shop is a very open type of establishment where anyone can come in without a reservation and enjoy a cup of coffee, sit anywhere they want and enjoy reading, people-watching or conversation with others. There are no strict rules, and one stays as long as one wishes.

Published on Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sorry if I dropped off the face of the earth the last few weeks.  I've been reading up a storm.  Here's what's been in my bookbag.  If they sound interesting to you, please do check them out. 

The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

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