Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

Spring Forward in Style

Published on Monday, March 10, 2014
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Published on Friday, March 7, 2014
The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library and A Vegan Life

Presents PLANEAT, a British documentary by Or Shlomi and Shelley Lee Davies about adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet. Explore the ways that our dietary choices impact disease, our environment and why the polar ice caps are melting. 

March 12
6:30 p.m.
Large Meeting Room

We will also have a dish from D.C.'s own Woodlands Vegan Bistro. 

Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014

TeaDo not fear, tea lovers! Due to the library closing during inclement weather on Thursday, Feb. 13, our tea swap has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m.

Join us for a short presentation on tea, tea samples, snacks, and our swap! Please bring different teas from your stash to trade.

Latino Economic Development Center Seminar

Published on Friday, February 7, 2014

Imagine how wonderful it would feel to be handed $40,000 to help you buy a home! LEDC Logo

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014
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The Cost Then and Now

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014

March on WashingtonDue to inclement weather, the Civil Rights in America discussion has been postponed to Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m.

Join the National Park Service, the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library and Professor Sandra Jowers-Barber (Associate History Professor, University of the District of Columbia) for a lively discussion with witnesses and participants of the Civil Rights Movement up-close and personal, to explore the benefits and changes that American citizens endured to obtain freedom for all. 

A Preservation Workshop

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Join the National Park Service, the Watha T. Daniel Neighborhood Library and Dr. Lopez Matthews from the Moorland Spingarn Research Center for a Preservation Workshop, in honor of Carter G. Woodson, an African-American historian, author, journalist and founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He is often cited as the Father of Black History. 

Carter G. WoodslonHow important is your family's history?

Would you like to learn how to:

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite celebrations here in the Watha children’s room.  It incorporates a few of our favorite things, including paper crafts, the color red, and sugar.  Join us for a Valentine’s party where we will make cards, decorate cookies, and read some of our favorite L-O-V-E stories together.

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

DC Public Library will be participating in the ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival again this year.

ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

The film festival will run Feb. 6-13. DC Public Library will screen films and host speakers at the following locations, dates and time:

Published on Friday, January 24, 2014

Celebrate Chinese New YearFriday, Jan. 31 is the first day in the 15 day celebration of Chinese New Year this year - the Year of the Horse!