Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

Every Third Thursday at 6 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Carrie Book CoverPlease join us every month in 2014 for our Shaw Horror Movie Series.

We will be viewing standards from across the genre, including one documentary on conspiracy theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick and the making of The Shining.

Movies will be screened in the second floor conference room at 6 p.m.

Check back monthly for descriptions of each month's film.

Published on Saturday, January 4, 2014

MLK Reflections Listen to the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.:

  • "I Have a Dream"
  • "A Drum Major Instinct"
  • "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution"
  • "The Drum Major Instinct"

Listen, reflect and learn Monday, Jan. 13, 6-9 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room on the Lower Level.

Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

SPECIESISM: The MovieThe Third Movie in the Veg Film Festival Series at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library

SPECIESIM: The Movie is a smart, funny, documentary that deals with the most pressing issues of our time. 

"Modern farms are stuggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre factories, hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic "manure lagoons," and coming face-to-face with their owners."

Mini Stab-Bound Notebooks

Published on Saturday, December 21, 2013

The clock is ticking, only a few days are left before many of us will exchange gifts for the holidays. Are you a procrastinator like me? Did you under-budget and forget someone on your list?

Have no fear! I have a tutorial for a fun and easy handmade gift made out of materials you may already have at hand.

Mini Bound Notebooks

Glitter Pine Cones

Published on Saturday, December 21, 2013

If you haven't heard, Christmas is next week. Lots of kids are out of school, and they are no doubt bored already.

With that in mind, I thought I'd share a tutorial for a festive craft that kids (and adults!) love.

I used to make this with my grandmother every year when I was a child, and it is just as popular today as it was then.

Published on Friday, December 20, 2013

Stop by the Watha T. Daniel Library and check out our amazing book tree!

The tree is made out of neighborhood book donations, which are sold in the Friends of the Library book sales. Check back frequently to find out when our next sale will be. 

Warmest wishes from our family to yours this holiday season.

Book Tree Photo

Q&A with Salt and Pepa: Part 3

Published on Monday, December 16, 2013

Salt and Pepa with their questions boxWinter is coming, friends, and so are more questions and answers with us, the Shaw Library gerbils!

Hey Salt and Pepa - What are you guys doing? You guys are pretty and cool. Love, Anasia
Why thank you, Anasia! This week we're keeping busy by helping the librarians wrap up children's books in colorful wrapping paper as "presents" for kids to check out and unwrap at home. We also helped chew some paper snowflakes for the super cool winter-themed books display.

Published on Friday, December 13, 2013

DuctigamiMany people have heard the stories of the orange, powdery drink Tang being developed by NASA for astronauts or Silly Putty's original use as an eraser. Less well-known is the history of duct tape.

How Will Our Story End?

Published on Thursday, December 12, 2013
NaNoWrimo display

November was National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWrimo), and at Shaw Library, we gave customers the opportunity to contribute a sentence or two to our exquisite corpse story. If you haven't done an exquisite corpse story before, it's fun and easy to do at home or school with friends.

Urban Myth or DC Music History?

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Led Zeppelin album coverJan. 20, 1969. Wheaton Youth Center up Georgia Ave.

Were you there? 

It's 1969: Man lands on the moon. Half a million strong at Woodstock. Sesame Street makes its debut…. and Led Zeppelin perform in the gym of the Wheaton Youth Center on Georgia Avenue in front of 50 confused teenagers.

Or did they?