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.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.
Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required.
To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.
Shooting Stars is back!
A hip-hop and modern class for young dancers ages 6-12 on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Class list will be determined by attendance on Jan. 8, Jan. 15, and Jan. 22, so come on these dates to get a slot, as the program fills up fast. Students will create choreography, sets, and costumes, and class will culminate in a recital at the end of April.
Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 7 for our monthly Trashy Book Club meeting.We will be discussing our September readings (below), and assigning our SPOOKY October readings, just in time for Halloween!See you there!
Day 1: Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness!* The calendar might still say summer, but the weather has us ready for fall! Pumpkins, leaf sniffing, and snuggling in for naps with brother Salt. Life is good!
Have you memorized how to complete every jigsaw puzzle in your closet? Bored with the same old search and fit?Snap out of those doldrums, grab those puzzles, and come to the September edition of the DCPL Jigsaw Puzzle Swap to freshen up your puzzle stash!
The third Adult Knitting Circle saw new faces and new projects. Knitters were creating scarves and a sweater, trading patterns, and helping one another with simple knitting techniques. Join us Sundays at 3 p.m. to socialize, create, and learn something new!
The first knitting circle at Watha T. Daniel was a great success. Five beginning knitters attended, and learned the basic cast-on and knit stitches. There was also some demonstration of circular knitting and discussion of books and beginner projects. Join us on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. as we demonstrate more cool fiber techniques, including crochet!
On Sunday, June 29, The DC Public Library hosted a new premier annual literary event called WordsOut. WordsOut is a scholarly component to the Library's participation in the Annual Pride parade and the Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue, and was the name of a prominent gay men's writing group of the MLK Library in the 1980s and 1990s. The keynote speaker for WordsOut 2014 was the esteemed mathematics professor and fiction author
The LGBTQ Summer Literary Fair for Readers, Writers & Librarians
The DC Public Library is pleased to present the first annual WordsOut LGBTQ Literary Fair on June 29, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Shaw Library.WordsOut is the DC Public Library's scholarly component to its annual participation in Pride month.The keynote speaker for WordsOut 2014 will be PEN/Faulkner nominated fiction writer and professor Manil Suri, who's latest release The City of Devi has been received to critical acclaim and nominated for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay General Fiction.