History has always been fuel for fiction, and with the recent passing of 9/11 on the calendar, my thoughts turned to how writers have dealt with it in their storytelling. It turns out that quite a number of writers have used 9/11 in their work -- often as a catalyst for characters to reexamine their lives (just as so many of us did in our own worlds).
The Electoral Roots of the Northwest One Library's Name
People often wonder what the name "Northwest One" means. Most assume it's some kind of slick real-estate branding, and don't realize the name hearkens back to the urban renewal programs of the late 1960s. In the years following WWII, the neighborhood became rather notorious for its run-down buildings, and there was a lot of interest in revitalizing it.
Local publishers of the Tidal Basin Review are hosting a reading with the 2010 winners of the Tidal Basin Review Editorial Prize. This year's winners are Kim Coleman Foote and Reginald Flood. The reading is this Saturday August 21st and starts at 12:30pm. All ages are welcome!
Our library is a part of the same complex as DCPS's Walker-Jones Education Campus, a Pre-K through 8th grade school. Since we opened our doors eight months ago we have seen Walker-Jones staff and students come to the library every day - even over the Summer! We love having a school so close to the library and we were very excited to hear about their newest proje
Are you a local 16- to 21-year-old who could use some money this summer? Sign up for the Financial Literacy for Teens Workshop Series and learn all about saving and managing your money! Free dinner is included with each workshop and Suntrust Bank offers a $200 savings account stipend upon completion of the series.
Session 1: June 29, July 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27
Graduation July 29,
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Session 2: August 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, September 2, 7
Graduation September 9,
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
We will be closed temporarily on Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11, for construction. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you need a library, both the Martin Luther King Jr. Library and Watha T.