Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood 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

Halflings, Half-Nerds, Worms...

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.

Great Coffee, Great Books

Starting 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.

New Construction Video

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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