Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

Big Girls Do Cry

Big Girls Do CryCarl WeberDafina Books, 2010

The Pleasures of Biography

What attracts us so to biographies? When a college student, I always went right to the biographies of major figures of an era to spice up my research on a historical topic.

Side by Side

The other day I took a photo of the front entrance of the new Watha T. Daniel building. Shortly after I took that picture I went to the construction page to see the drawings of the building and how it compared to the reality of the building. I was totally shocked to see how completely similar they were to each other, and I think you will be as well. Check out this side by side photo and drawing array and get a feeling for the new Watha T. Daniel Library.

Getting Crafty for Dr. Seuss Week

Did you know that we're celebrating Dr. Seuss all week at DC Public Library?

I Am a Historian

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.

Wicked Awesome

by Joe HillWilliam Morrow, (c) 2010Recently 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.

Nourish Yourself

There is no activity that will make you feel as Cro-Magnon as a trip to the grocery store before a blizzard.

Wintry Mix

I'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.

Meet Kia DuPree, Author of "Damaged"

Author 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.

Literary Mashups

I 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

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