Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

A collaboration between A Vegan Life and the library

Published on Monday, December 9, 2013


On Dec. 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., A Vegan Life and Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library will be showing the documentary Vegucated

Vegucated follows three New Yorkers who agree to forgo meat and cheese and adopt a vegan diet for six weeks, all while learning more about animal agriculture.

The film will be shown in the lower level meeting room.

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2013

Book Sale GraphicAre you looking for romance, history, intrigue, advice, mystery, self-help, biography, science fiction, or just a good read?

Then come by the Friends of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library Book Sale on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.! You'll find hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, CDs and materials for all ages on the lower level.

A collaboration between A Vegan Life and the library

Published on Monday, November 25, 2013

Peaceable Kingdom

On Dec. 2 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., A Vegan Life and Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library will be showing the documentary Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom explores the lives of many who come from farming backgrounds, their connections with the animals they raise, and changes in the way they view their way of life.

The film will be shown in the lower level meeting room.

The Unified Jazz Ensemble

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2013

BalloonsCelebrate Sunday hours at the library on Nov. 24!

Stop by for children's crafts, digital downloads, a Chinese conversation group, and a performance by the Unified Jazz Ensemble at 3 p.m.

The Unified Jazz Ensemble (UJE) is dedicated to bringing the best of jazz to audiences of all ages. Founded in 1992, the UJE engages listeners in innovative performances of jazz standards and original compositions. The Ensemble members include Mike Noonan, John Pineda, Dominic Smith and Tim Stanley.

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Statue of Frederick Douglass Statuary HallFrederick Douglass, whose new statue has recently been unveiled in the Statuary Hall of the Capitol building is being remembered yet again with a new book edited by DC Public Library staff member John Muller. This collection of historical essays was selected by the Library as the book featured in the DC Reads program.

Watha T./Shaw Gives Thanks

Published on Monday, November 18, 2013

Thankfulness tree displaySince Thanksgiving is just around the corner, Shaw Library has brought out our Thankfulness Tree. We invite the Shaw kids to think about what they're thankful for, write it on a colorful leaf, then add it to the tree! Whether it's big or small, serious or silly, we want to read about what makes your life easier, more special, or just more fun. 

Some wonderful entries so far: 

"Story time." --Kaleb

"I'm thankful for my home." 

"My family a home and the library." --Arjinae

"Food." --Salt and Pepa (the library gerbils)

Q&A with Salt and Pepa: Part 2

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Salt and Pepa on their logHello everyone! It was terrifying, ghoulish, and ghostly to see some of you at the Shaw Library Halloween Party!

Now that the spooky festivities are over, we're ready to settle down with paws to the keyboard and give you the next installment of questions and answers with us, the beloved Shaw Library gerbils, Salt and Pepa. 

Q: What are you reading now?

Published on Thursday, October 3, 2013

Teen Halloween Come join us on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. for a fun-filled night of teen Halloween festivities.

Crafts and snacks will be available, and we will be showing a Halloween-themed film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

Published on Monday, September 23, 2013

Knowledge Commons DC logoWhether you’re a recent transplant to the D.C. area or a jaded veteran, this class will help you dress for success in the District.

We’ll focus on three areas:

Q&A with Salt and Pepa: Part 1

Published on Friday, September 20, 2013

This month, we're giving our fans what they really want: answers! We've gotten so many questions from the kids at Shaw that we convinced the librarians to put out a question box so our many admirers could get all their questions in without pushing, shoving, or shouting. Each day, the librarians read us the question of the day, and our thoughtful answers are recorded for posterity (or at least the rest of the day) on our chalkboard.

But, since our fans hail from all around D.C., the U.S., and... the world, we're going to answer some of our most frequently asked questions here today.

Salt and Pepa snuggled upQ: Are you brother and sister?