Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Catalog entry for The LoraxDid you know that we're celebrating Dr. Seuss all week at DC Public Library? All around the city, libraries are hosting story times, crafts and programs to commemorate the work of this highly imaginative, alliterative author.

Published on Saturday, February 27, 2010

Over the last year we've had the wonderful opportunity to work in partnership with some of the brilliant students at Seaton Elementary School. One of the most amazing projects that we did was build a local history page on Wikipedia for the Shiloh Baptist Church. After the students built the page we had them sit down for a Skype teleconference to talk about their experience on the project with teachers around the country.

Take a minute to meet Katherine, Norma, Jackson and Ibrahim, and learn about the work they did for this project. We're all so incredibly proud of them.

Published on Saturday, February 27, 2010

by Joe Hill
William Morrow, (c) 2010

Recently I had the misfortune of being terribly sick, laid up in bed and feeling awful. That said, I was incredibly lucky that I had, mere days before, checked out Joe Hill's latest novel Horns. Had I not been in bed for an entire day I would have not had the luxury of reading the entirety of this book in one sitting, and I would have had to steal every spare moment here and there to dive back into the book and find out what happened next.

Published on Saturday, February 13, 2010

 Nourish book coverThere is no activity that will make you feel as Cro-Magnon as a trip to the grocery store before a blizzard. Your hunter-gatherer instincts are heightened as you search the depleted aisles for water, eggs, bread, milk, frozen pizza and refrigerated cookie dough. Throughout your hunt, you dodge people who either wield their shopping carts like battering rams or cluelessly block your way as they stare gape-mouthed into space.
 

Published on Tuesday, February 9, 2010

cover art of The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsI've absolutely loved spending the last few days at home staying warm and dry from the snow. I spent the time watching movies with friends, baking, and working on a new quilt. We're open today, and if you make it before the next wave of snow hits you can come and pick up some entertainment to help you and your family get through this historic snow storm.

Here are a few wintry suggestions to get you started.

Movies

Published on Thursday, February 4, 2010

Kia DupreeAuthor Talk: Kia DuPree
Wednesday, February 24, 6 p.m.

Calling all urban fiction fans! Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Interim Library will host award-winning author Kia DuPree, who will talk about her new book, Damaged.

Published on Saturday, January 30, 2010

cover of DanteI have to admit, that when I read in today's New York Times that Electronic Arts is releasing a video game loosely based on Dante's Inferno, I had to both laugh out loud and then consider whether or not I would actually buy this game for myself.

Published on Friday, January 29, 2010

A lot of my friends are half-nerds. What I mean is they've seen and read The Lord of the Rings trilogy and agree the books are better. They love Blade Runner, but they've probably never actually read a book by Philip K. Dick.

Published on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

books and coffee togetherStarting in February the Watha T. Daniel Library will be partnering with the Starbucks Coffee shop in Logan Circle to bring you an all new book club program outside of our library walls. Join us for Great Coffee, Great Books, a monthly book discussion group held at 7:00 p.m. on the final Wednesday of the month at Starbucks Coffee, 1429 P St NW.

Our book for February 24 will be The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Published on Monday, December 21, 2009
Construction is moving swiftly at the new Watha T. site.  Check out this little video I made using the pictures I've taken from my phone over the last few months.

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