Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

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I Made It Myself

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2:00 pm

Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.  

Tax Assistance

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:00 am

From February 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit
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African American Leisure Activities Discussion and Exhibit with Patsy M. Fletcher & Marya McQuirter

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00 pm

Author and historian Patsy Mose Fletcher, Historically African American Leisure Destinations around Washington, D.C., and historian Marya McQuirter will discuss the history of African American leisure activities. A Q&A will follow the discussion.   A photography exhibit related to the discussion will be on view at the Shaw library during the month of February 2017.

Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us from 3 p.m. for a knitting and crocheting circle. All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory knitting instruction to beginners. In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.
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Black History Jeopardy

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 4:30 pm

Test your knowledge about the contributions of Black Americans and win glory!  For ages 6-12, in the children's programming room.  
Frog and Toad are Friends

Valentines For Your Pal-entines!

Monday, February 13, 2017, 4:00 pm

Celebrate love and friendship by making a fun craft or card to give to your favorite pal! For kids ages 5 and up and their caregivers.
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Black Power Mixtape

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 5:30 pm

Previously unseen footage of Malcolm X, Stokey Carmichael, Angela Davis and other leaders, set to music with commentary by modern hip-hop artists such as Talib Kweli.  Directed by Goran Olsson.  Adults.
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Family Chinese Conversation Corner

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 3:00 pm

Are you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese-speaking families and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already and are encouraged to use Chinese exclusively during conversations.  We will meet in the Children's Area.  For kids ages 5 and up.你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭.地点:我们的儿童读物区.
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Make Your Own Protest Signs

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 4:30 pm

Join Teen Advisory Group as they host a discussion about protest movements, such as Black Lives Matter. Create your own protest sign to decorate our Teen Space.  Refreshments will be served and community service hours given for attendance.  We will meet upstairs in teen space.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 10:30 am

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. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and daycares welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.