Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.
Got Bars?! Got Poems?! Or just have a story to tell? This interactive cipher is the first step to transform your stories into so much more.
In this program, you’ll explore what Frederick Douglass and Cole have in common, and what drama and poetry have in common. This workshop is for aspiring, inspired, and established writers and fans of hip hop, poetry and theatre.
Are you interested in having a say in what services and books the library provides for teens? Do you need a fun way to earn community service hours? Teen Advisory Group meets in the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library teen space every Wednesday from 4:30 -6:30 pm. All youth ages 13-18 are welcome; you do not need to sign up!
Please contact Anina at 202-717-0971 with any questions.
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.
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:
If you’re a regular customer in the children’s area, you've probably noticed that Watha T. Daniel Library has a new mascot: Lucky, the pet hamster.
Lucky arrived with our new children’s librarian, Anina Ertel, who joins us after working for five years at the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park branch.