These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.
All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.
In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.
Ruben Castaneda shares his book detailing his experiences as a Washington Post reporter during DC's crack epidemic
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw neighborhood library was proud to host a talk on Tuesday, Oct. 21 by Shaw’s own Ruben Castaneda, author of the book S Street Rising. As a Washington Post journalist during the devastating crack epidemic of the early '90s, Castaneda covered the crime beat.
Do you have a young dancer in your life? Encourage their artistic passions by enrolling them in Shooting Stars, a peer-led hip-hop and modern dance class at Shaw Library.Enrollment and try-outs are Sunday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Subsequent classes will be held on Sundays 2-4 p.m. and will culminate in a recital on Feb. 15.
Please join us for an aromatherapy workshop. You will learn the relaxation and medicinal benefits of various oils and herbs, as well as how to mix, use, and create unique aromatherapeutic blends.In Conference Room 2 on the 2nd Floor of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library
Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 7 for our monthly Trashy Book Club meeting.We will be discussing our September readings (below), and assigning our SPOOKY October readings, just in time for Halloween!See you there!
Day 1: Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness!* The calendar might still say summer, but the weather has us ready for fall! Pumpkins, leaf sniffing, and snuggling in for naps with brother Salt. Life is good!
Have you memorized how to complete every jigsaw puzzle in your closet? Bored with the same old search and fit?Snap out of those doldrums, grab those puzzles, and come to the September edition of the DCPL Jigsaw Puzzle Swap to freshen up your puzzle stash!
The third Adult Knitting Circle saw new faces and new projects. Knitters were creating scarves and a sweater, trading patterns, and helping one another with simple knitting techniques. Join us Sundays at 3 p.m. to socialize, create, and learn something new!