Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

Summer Programming for Youth at the Shaw Library

Our summer programming schedule is finalized! Please see below for times and appropriate age ranges. Please call if you intend to bring a camp or school group, as these programs fill up! We will also be continuing our regularly scheduled story times and rock-alongs through the summer.Martha Speaks! Book ClubTuesdays at 4:30 p.m., July 12 through August 23.

Gleek Out

This is where I admit that I have been completely obsessed with Glee, and am going to miss the singing and dancing shenanigans of the Glee kids until they return this fall.

Mother Goose Video Series

Our Mother Goose on the Loose children's program is more popular than ever.  Every Friday we see nearly 200 parents, caregivers and children for our 10 and 11 a.m. programs.  It's always an amazing and happy sight to see. However, many of the people who come to Mother Goose do not know the rhymes and songs that we sing.  Some of them were not raised with these songs, some of them are not native speakers of English, and some of them just haven't heard them in so long that they have completely forgotten them. 

A Dance with Dragons

George R.R. Martin made the big announcement that set all our fandom hearts alight when he posted one word on his website. Yes, that's right.  The fifth installment of the Song of Ice and Fire entited A Dance with Dragons comes out this July.  It was years in the making, but the saga finally continues.  And, just so you know, it's already on order at DC Public Library, so keep checking the library catalog to get onto the waitlist as soon as it shows up.  It'll hit the shelves in about two months.  

Two-Day Writing Workshop with Eugenia Kim

Eugenia Kim, author of The Calligrapher's Daughter will present a two-day prose writing workshop on Sa

Why Do We Read the Classics?

Why do we read literary classics? One answer to this question might be that we seek to read the books that are the sources for our current literary forms and traditions. We seek the original thing.

Girls Rock! DC

We are excited to announce that the Watha T. Daniel Library will be hosting a Girls Rock! Instrument Share.  Come try your chops at electric guitar, bass, drums, DJ equipment, and more.  The Instrument Share also serves as an informational session about the Girls Rock! DC organization.  Check out this video interview with Ebony Dumas of Girls Rock!, featured on the Kojo Nnamde show:

Loneliness: The Cure

In high school my favorite books were not One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest or A Clockwork Orange, but Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.

Japan and Nuclear Events

If any country on earth knows about the devastation and aftermath of nuclear events it is Japan.

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