Victor Estes is an artist, musician, and poet. In honor of National Poetry Month, we featured the works of young people who frequent our library. I sat down to talk with Victor and ask him a few questions about his creative process.Boys Cry TooBy Victor EstesThe sense of leaving is not enough.The art of dreaming balance the scale of believingWho am i? the number one questionIn my book of unanswered prayers.Im not a stoneI do break
House of Watha T Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library. It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please contact My Nguyen at email@example.com for more information.Meet Sherry.Eighth-grader Sherry is a Watha T. Daniel/Shaw patron who brightens its stacks with her unique, bohemian flair for fashion. Toughening girly basics such as leggings and flats with a distressed army-green jacket, Sherry knows that by mixing it up, she channels what she calls the "unique" and "crazy" fashion ethos of her revered style icons, Nikki Minaj and Rihanna. Her trademark is the charming, fashion-forward headscarf she dons with confidence. Read more about her after the jump.
“Your right tire is low on air, Mimi,” my friend said authoritatively. Nonplussed, I peered at the circular mass of rubber that had hugged potholes and puddles and hub cabs, but had never once embraced a single portion of my thoughts.Until, however, one recent and fateful day when I got a flat so severe I could barely make it to the curb in time to call AAA to rescue me from sheer terror (it was my first flat and I had no idea what was happening). The AAA technician patched up my tire, but neglected to tell me I needed to put air in it. And why should he? Possessing the ability to detect a semi-deflated tire is apparently sort of like breathing, or telling time: every functioning member of society somehow knows how to do it. Everyone, it seemed, except me.“Should I get it replaced, then?” I asked nervously, trying to calculate the cost of one tire by how many pairs of Warby Parkers I could have purchased instead.“…Uh, Mimi,” he trailed off, with that mixture of concern and condescension only friends of several years can get away with. “Tires are filled with air. When they get low on air, you don’t replace them. You just add more air.”
There have been some pretty monumental and groundbreaking works important to black history coming from the world of graphic novels over the last few years. Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece's Incognegro tells the story of an African-American journalist working for a black n
The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 27 – Wednesday, Feb. 29 to improve the sewage equipment in order to handle more capacity. The Library will re-open on Thursday, March 1. Library users are encouraged to use and can pick up holds at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW. We apologize for the inconvenience.
House of Watha T Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library. It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please contact My Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Meet Renaiya.
Join us for the documentary Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune on Wednesday, February 8, 7 to 9 p.m. Folksinger "Phil Ochs is a figure both glorious and tragic who haunts the history of the 1960s" (allmusic.com). "An unbelievable story of a true believer...