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 caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children's imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Join DC Public Library customers and staff for coffee and conversation on the last Wednesday of each month at the Northwest One Neighborhood Library in the second floor meeting room. Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee. Please join us!
New Meeting Space!
If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this. Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.
Players will meet on Saturdays from 2 - 5 p.m. Games are open to Pokémon lovers of all ages and League Leaders will be on hand to moderate.
Did you know you can download free music with your DC Public Library card? Have you ever attended a loud music show at a quiet library? Would you like to learn about Go-Go as a musical genre? We'll explore all of these possibilities at the "Future Funk Ready: DCPL Music Resources and Beyond" workshop, hosted by librarian, Margaret Gilmore. You'll learn how to navigate dclibrary.org to find resources pertaining to music, about DCPL's physical music collections, and what local music artifacts exist in the DCPL archives. Don't have a library card?
Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning-through-play experience that teaches kids about Native American traditions: make a Sisku (clay) pot, practice safety archery at our Ahtu (deer) station, listen to a Piscataway story by the indoor fire and wrap things up with drumming and dancing!
Ages 8 and up.
123 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) and brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn!
Explicit language, homosexuality, politics, violence. Just a few reasons why certain books are deemed unsuitable for society by the "conservative" reader. Imagine what our world be like if we did not have those who dared to push the envelope? As Banned Books Week approaches, let us take some time out of our busy day to honor those authors who not only crossed the line, but erased it. But let's not limit that acknowledgement to authors in the United States. Let's cross our borders and look at writers around the world who shook things up in their homeland. Enjoy!
Graphic Novels for Readers Who Don't Like Graphic Novels
I have a love-hate relationship with graphic novels. On the one hand the stories are just as great as the non-graphic novels. On the other, what's with all the pictures? I am told they are supposed to enhance the story which I suppose is true, but sometimes it feels as if my mind was made up for me. Being a librarian pretty much implies that I am a book lover and I cannot discriminate against my literature babies. I'm not a monster! So I have decided to give these graphic novels a try and thought I would share my experience with you. Happy Reading!
On Tuesday, August 30, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., there will be a Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party at the Northwest One Library. This party is for ALL ages as the summer reading program was for ALL ages. This party will also be our Back to School celebration! We will have local artist Rajan Sedalia for our special guest. He will be drawing caricatures of children. In addition, we will have a crafts table, a games table, a Library Information table, and snacks.
On June 28, the Northwest One Library was honored to have Uncle Devin perform "The Uncle Devin Show" for an audience of over 70 people, including a camp group from Friendship Public Charter School. Students joined us as we hosted this spectacular event for our public audience. Children in attendance ranged in age from 3 to 10 and all enjoyed the program with enthusiasm.
Need some suggestions or want some fun programs to attend this summer? Well, stop into the Northwest One Library and view our map or pick up a calendar. We have lots of exciting things going on this summer! We've created an optional map you can follow. It's sure to help guide you to cross the finish line of Summer Reading 2016!Map Keys:Ballons - Represent our Summer Reading Kick-Off and Midpoint
Northwest One Hosted an "Animal Allies" Themed Gaming Station
Library Associate, Janelle Ricks had the pleasure to attend the First Robotics & Lego League competition on Saturday June 4, 2016 at the Walker-Jones Education Campus. It was nice to see school aged children with so much enthusiasm about engineering and the wonderful inventions that were created as a result of it. There were small groups of children, parents and supporters from both DC public schools and local charter schools.
Why do we celebrate Women's History Month? Well, why do we learn history? To help us build a better future. It's important we learn every side of history, and that includes the roles of women and their influence on the present. Below, I have compiled a small list of books that everyone should read, especially during Women's History Month. Not only are these books informative, but you will enjoy every word as well. Happy Women's History Month and enjoy!