Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Books to Help Us Remember

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.

Tommy’s Traveling Book Club

Join 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.

WAMU 88.5 Presents an Oral History Recording Session

Record 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.

House of Watha T. Street Fashion

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

Happy Halloween from Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library Staff

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. 

Walt Whitman at the Coffee Shop

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 o

What I've Been Reading

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. 

You Know Nothing (About Song of Ice and Fire)

On Thursday I finally finished my month-long reading of the new George R.R.

Books for Back to School

We here at Shaw Library hope you are having a super summer, and that you took the time to enjoy books with your little one during the break. Children who read over the summer not only maintain their reading levels, but learn to read for enjoyment. Now is the time to bring your child in to pick a out a book of their choosing, before homework starts to encroach on precious free time. The freedom to follow their own interests and tastes on books is such a powerful motivator, leading to a lifetime of reading.

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