Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

New Watha T. Daniel Library to Open

Library Opens August 2

The interim library closed Tuesday, July 13, at 5:30 p.m.  The new Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, located at 1630 7th St. N.W., opens Monday, August 2.  Don't forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, August 28, for the Grand Opening Party from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.The new three-level library is approximately 22,000 square feet and features a flexible design to provide inviting spaces for all.A light sculpture by local artist Craig Kraft will be installed outside the library. 

All Aboard the Soundscape Express!

Sometimes while watching a film with great music, I think, "Wow, I don’t even need the dialogue—I can tell what’s going on just by the music."

Eat Drink Read Watch

I have had an insatiable sweet tooth all my life. When I'm "full," I mean that I can't have another bite of the main course; there’s always room for dessert. Fortunately I've grown enough to appreciate more than just sweets.

Watha T. Daniel Library Is Moving

Interim Library Closes July 13

The interim library will close Tuesday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m.  The NEW Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, located at 1630 7th Street, NW, opens Monday, August 2.  Don't forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, August 28 for the Grand Opening Party from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.The new three-level library is approximately 22,000 square feet and features a flexible design to provide inviting spaces for all.It includes: Separate reading areas for adults, teens and children Children’s program room

Meet the Staff at Watha T.

The Watha T. Daniel branch of the District of Columbia Public Library system is not your typical library. Very rarely do we enjoy pockets of "silence." There are activities all over the small, one-floor, interim building. Five-feet-tall bookshelves section off “different” areas -- children’s, young adult, and adult.

Wild Animals on the Loose at Watha T. Daniel

...Well, maybe they're not really "on the loose." Meet live animals and their handler Rachel on Saturday, June 12, when Wetlands Alive! comes to the Shaw/Watha T. Daniel branch. Kids, teens, and families are invited to come for an interactive, hands-on experience. Have a wildly exciting time at this live show! Afterward, sign up for D.C. Public Library's Make a Splash!

Memories of Back Home

For our Great Coffee, Great Books book club selection this month we're reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato-Peel Pie Society. I began reading it yesterday and fell so deeply in love that I made it halfway through the novel in an afternoon.

WTD Photo Shoot - Take 2

Hey Neighbors!

Beguiled Into Beading

When my Dad passed away a few years ago, I was devastated with grief, and driven from home by engulfing memories.  So after work, I began to wander the malls, the stores, the theaters…. I happened on a craft store that held my interest for a while. Browsing around, I noticed classes of all kinds were being offered, and, to while away the hours, signed up for a two-hour class on beading that was starting just then. And that has made all the difference!

Playing Those Mind Games

Of late, I have been completely obsessed with watching back episodes of LOST.

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