Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Neighborhood Library

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?

DC by the Book

Published on Friday, September 13, 2013
Photo of Danielle Evans Photo of Richard McCann

Meet Our Kindle Fire Winner

Published on Monday, September 9, 2013

Congratulations to our 2013 Summer Reading Final Prize Winner... Arjinae!
We interviewed Arjinae and would like to share what we learned about her:

Arjinae, our Kindle Fire winner

What's your favorite thing about Shaw Library?
It's fun, and I can come here a lot. I really like doing arts and crafts and getting to use the computers. 

Published on Friday, August 30, 2013

Pirate party books, snacks, and decorationsIt was a right fine sight to see so many of our readers, frequent story time attendees, and parents at our End of Summer Reading Pirate Party!

Everyone had on their most seaworthy pirate costumes complete with eye patches, bandanas, and sailor stripes ahoy. The older pirates participated in a swashbuckling information treasure hunt, learning about the diet of pirates and their parrot friends, and the meaning of scurvy. There was plenty of lemon grog on hand to ward off the dreaded disease, and some Pirate's Booty snacks so we didn't have to resort to hardtack.

The influence of the "I have a Dream" speech

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. at march on washingtonThe Aug. 26 Time Magazine declared Martin Luther King Jr. another “Founding Father” in an article by John Meacham. The new title was conferred on King in relation to the success of his vision of a new understanding of the American Creed and our collective mission as a nation articulated in his speech at the March on Washington, 1963. 

Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ladies of DanceShooting Stars is a peer led hip-hop and contemporary dance class for girls and boys ages 5-12. If you missed their Christmas recital, now is your chance to redeem yourself and get a free ticket to the best show in town! 

Shooting Stars will be performing on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level meeting room at Watha T. Daniel Library.  This summer, they have topped themselves by writing a theater piece entitled “The Hip Hop Wiz,” which includes lots of awesome original choreography. All costumes and sets are designed and orchestrated by the dancers and their guardians.

Summer Edition

Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Salt and Pepa, the library gerbils, begging for a CheerioDay 1: Ah the dog days of summer... Well I don't know what dogs do in the summer besides sweat and drool, but we gerbils have it good. At least Salt and I do. We get to hang out all day in the nice, cool library, and it seems like every day we get even more fans. The librarians tell us not to get too big headed or we won't be able to fit through our tunnel. The kids are in to do Summer Reading not to admire us and tell us how cute we are.