Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

Book Talk: Evil Genius

It's week three of our in house weekly book talks. Make sure you join us every Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Watha T. to hear about the latest crazy thing we're reading. This week's topic was the "Evil Genius." Here's what I picked:Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman

The WPA, the Arts and The New Deal

The WPA, Works Progress Administration, was an agency created by the New Deal in the thirties to promote the arts as well as build public works. It was responsible for hiring out-of-work artists to create posters, paint murals and put on plays. The WPA made possible the creation of a set of works of art that reflected a sense of community and social responsibility that made these works unique. It is useful to look back on this less individualistic time when the collective destiny of society was more in focus.

Spooky Books for Strange Children

Are your children a little....strange...? Do you find that strangeness refreshing?

In the News: To Cook or Not to Cook

As part of our efforts to expand the scope of the blog we're going to be doing a series of articles on here looking at hot topics in the news and how we at the library can help expand your understanding of the topic.

Under the Sea

It's been a busy summer, here at Watha T. (over 9,000, indeed!), and since we've had an influx of summer supplies, we've gone full tilt into our Saturday morning story-time crafts. Last week, we finally replaced our butterfly mobile with an aquatic counterpart, made from rainbow fish and paper-plate jellyfish. Now, when we go to the children's room we really have to fight the urge to hold our breath! Refreshing...

Finishing Touch Event

You've seen the images of the outside of the new Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library. Now come in and take a look at what the inside will look like! Check out the new interior finishes including furniture, carpet, and paint. Get the real feel of the chairs by actually coming in and sitting on them, right here in the interim library. You also get a chance to participate and make your voice heard by picking the best lounge chair. It's only here for four days, so don't miss this opportunity!

Naruto Nation

You know you want to be there!

Starting next friday, June 19th, and continuing every Friday during the summer our anime clube is going to be showing every episode of Naruto that we've got in massive 5 hour blasts starting at noon. Watch your favorite series again from the very beginning. We'll be giving away Naruto prizes all summer long. You know you want to be there!

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