Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

Reason and Myth in American Politics

There has been much discussion of late about the correct policies of Congress and the administration over taxes. We have seen on CNN and MSNBC how both sides are agonizing over how much to tax the upper brackets and how to stimulate the economy with tax policy. Each side predicts that coming to the correct decision will advance them in the coming election cycle. But there are many indications from political scientists and commentators that effective policy has little to do with voter behavior.

Winter Is Coming

I have just begun the fourth book in George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and I can hardly contain myself from writing about it any longer.

Free Computer Classes

The library, in cooperation with Byte Back, is offering free PC Basics computer classes and Office Track classes at Capitol View Library, Anacostia Library, Northwest One Library and Watha T. Daniel Library starting January 3.You must be a D.C. resident to enroll in this program. All students must present proof of residency on the first day of class to be admitted. To register, call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Book of the Movie of the Book

Rant 1Many books are made into movies, to varying degrees of commercial and artistic success. There are healthy debates on how faithful a movie should be to the book, which I think are fascinatingly pointless. A song about an historical person would never be expected to contain everything about that person. Even biographies that take decades to write can’t claim to be all inclusive. This is how art works. Likewise, a movie based on a book cannot be expected to contain the whole book.

We Live in a Science-Fictional World

Science fiction (SF) has always been a place for us to explore the unusual places where human ingenuity can take us.

Finding Eric Riley

Staff As Resource - Part 1 Eric Riley

Oh, yes, he is the manager of the Watha T. Daniel Library.  And, yes, the Library Journal selected him for the Movers and Shakers Award for 2010.

Bollywood Dance at the Library

The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw library recently offered an eight-week course on Bollywood Dance by dancer/teacher Mrs. Kumud Mathur.

Get Your Free EBooks On!

Thank you digital books!

The Pre-Raphaelite Pen

There's a wonderful photography exhibit going on at the National Gallery of Art right now,

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