Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

The Veg Film Festival: Peaceable Kingdom

A collaboration between A Vegan Life and the library

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

Celebrate Sunday Hours!

The Unified Jazz Ensemble

Celebrate 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.

Frederick Douglass: Lion of Anacostia

Frederick 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.

The Thankfulness Tree

Watha T./Shaw Gives Thanks

Since 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. 

Gerbil Diaries

Q&A with Salt and Pepa: Part 2

Hello 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?

Teen Halloween Party

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.

An Insiders Guide to DC Style

Whether 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.

Gerbil Diaries

Q&A with Salt and Pepa: Part 1

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.

Author Talk: Set in D.C.

DC by the Book

Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

Congratulations, Arjinae!

Meet Our Kindle Fire Winner

Congratulations to our 2013 Summer Reading Final Prize Winner... Arjinae!