Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library is temporarily closed Friday, Dec. 2 for emergency repairs.

Roald Dahl Book and Film Club

A club of revolting distinction

“Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.”-- Roald Dahl 

Family May Day Celebration

Wednesday, May 1 from 4-7 p.m.

May-BasketsLet us take our baskets early to the meadows green, While the wild-flowers still are pearly with the dewdrops' sheen. Fill them full of blossoms rosy, violets and gay Cowslips, every pretty posy, welcoming the May. 

Urban Fiction Book Swap

Do you read Urban Fiction? Looking for something new to read? Do you have all the Kiki Swinson books you can read and could let somebody else have one? Come on down to the Watha T. Urban Fiction Book Swap on Wednesday, April 24 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Edward Hicks: Quaker Religious Painter

Artistic Encounters in the National Gallery

While walking through the West Building of the National Gallery, I found myself in the Early American section of the wing for American/English painting. I was surprised by what I saw in the room that was dedicated to showing Early American Paintings: Simply crafted portraits and landscapes that departed greatly from most rules of fine art.

Short Stories of Edward P. Jones

'Lost in the City'

Edward P. Jones, local novelist and short story writer, has given us a full picture of Washington D.C. life conducted away from the monuments in his classic collection of short stories, Lost in the City

Changes to Rhythm and Rhyme

Popular program moves to a ticketed system

Starting Thursday, March 28, we will start a new ticket system for the 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme music sessions for children ages 0-3. Here’s how it works:

Shooting Stars is Back!

Tryouts at 6:30 p.m. on April 10

Shooting Stars is a hip hop and contemporary dance class taught by mother-and-daughter team of Ahriana and LaConteau Merryweather. The classes are for boys and girls ages 5-12 and will be taking place on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.  Q: What types of skills are you looking for at the Shooting Stars auditon on April 10?

Craft-Along at Watha T. Daniel

Cherry Blossom Print

Spring is finally here, and in D.C. that means one thing: The cherry blossoms are in bloom!So, in the spirit of the season, please enjoy this tutorial for making your very own cherry blossom print.Materials:

DC Public Library Open Today

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

STAR back by Popular Demand

Call to sign up today!

Early literacy is not about teaching babies to read, or about teaching young children to read earlier.  Learning to read is difficult for most, and each child learns at their own pace. Rather, early literacy is the sum of the experiences young ones have with verbal and nonverbal communication, books, print and storytelling before they are ready to read.