Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

Teen Tech Week Wrap Up

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

At Shaw Library, we celebrated this year's Teen Tech Week theme of DIY @your library by inviting teens to bring in their cell phones or other devices for a DIY decorating session.

We provided the baubles, sequins, studs, rhinestone, and decals, and they provided the design creativity.

Check out our teens' fancy new tech!

National Poetry Month Activities for Children

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Poetry display featuring children's poetry books, haiku poems, and a flyer for the Kids' Poetry Reading
April is National Poetry Month! Wondering how you can celebrate? Try some of the following activities to enjoy and spread the love of poetry all throughout the month of April:

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014

If you weren't there, you missed one heck of a party!

We made viking shields, helmets and swords, listened to Old Norse music, and tried some crazy fishy dishes.

Party-goers listened to stories of the Gods and Goddesses of the Northmen, played "feed the dragon" and watched a great Viking movie. Quite a few books were plundered from the collection in the raid, and overall it was a successful, glorious day.

See you next time!

Published on Friday, March 21, 2014

SaltVikingSalt wanted to drop all you guys and gals a reminder to come out to our Viking Day party Saturday, March 22 at 2 p.m. in the Shaw Library children's room.

There will be all sorts of activities, stories, snacks, songs, and even a movie!

We hope to see you there!

Published on Thursday, March 20, 2014

May I be FrankJoin Frank Ferrante on his journey to good health.

Frank is overweight with hepatitis C. He stumbles in the vegan Cafe Gratitude in New York. 

Frank goes through 42 days of a life changing experience by being coached physically, emotionally and spiritually by young staff members. Come and watch a metamorphosis of Frank as he deals with addiction, bad food habits and family dysfunction.

On March 26 at 6:30 p.m., witness this powerful story of change.

We'll meet in the Large Meeting Room in the basement.

Published on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Swap PhotoOur tea swap was a success!

We were excited to have several members of the community attend, many with their large tea stashes in tow! The snacks and tea samples were a big hit...even the kombucha.  

We hope to plan a quarterly tea swap going forward, so keep an eye out for future tea swap announcements. 

-- Jesse Sigman

Spring Forward in Style

Published on Monday, March 10, 2014
woman wearing flower headband teen wearing headband


Published on Friday, March 7, 2014
The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library and A Vegan Life

Presents PLANEAT, a British documentary by Or Shlomi and Shelley Lee Davies about adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet. Explore the ways that our dietary choices impact disease, our environment and why the polar ice caps are melting. 

March 12
6:30 p.m.
Large Meeting Room

We will also have a dish from D.C.'s own Woodlands Vegan Bistro. 

Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014

TeaDo not fear, tea lovers! Due to the library closing during inclement weather on Thursday, Feb. 13, our tea swap has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m.

Join us for a short presentation on tea, tea samples, snacks, and our swap! Please bring different teas from your stash to trade.

Latino Economic Development Center Seminar

Published on Friday, February 7, 2014

Imagine how wonderful it would feel to be handed $40,000 to help you buy a home! LEDC Logo