Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

Youth Reads Eternal

Remember the week you passed around Judy Blume’s Forever to all your girlfriends, covertly whispering and giggling about “Ralph”? Was it Elizabeth's squeaky-clean image or Jessica's wild streak you admired in Sweet Valley High? What exactly did you imagine Turkish Delight to be in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe? Was Holden Caulfield a hero for the youth of today, or simply a spoiled, directionless iconoclast prone nervous breakdowns?

D.C. Music Salon: Joyce Bryant

Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 p.m.

Art Appreciation Program and the “Opera Series” Paintings

The concept of the art appreciation program is to present contemporary artists to our patrons along with their work, methods and vision.

A Visit to Woodley Park Zoo

While walking along Connecticut Avenue for exercise one Sunday afternoon, I decided to pay a visit to the National Zoo in Woodley Park.

Summer Reading Kickoff

Students who read over the summer maintain their brainpower and do better in school the following year!  This is why at the library, we always offer incentives for those who read.Sign up for Summer Reading Club and get prizes.  Sign-ups begin June 1, and to celebrate we are having an all ages party with games, crafts and snacks starting at 4:30 p.m.  If you can't make it, stop by to sign up during the month of June.

Summer Programming for Youth at the Shaw Library

Our summer programming schedule is finalized! Please see below for times and appropriate age ranges. Please call if you intend to bring a camp or school group, as these programs fill up! We will also be continuing our regularly scheduled story times and rock-alongs through the summer.Martha Speaks! Book ClubTuesdays at 4:30 p.m., July 12 through August 23.

Gleek Out

This is where I admit that I have been completely obsessed with Glee, and am going to miss the singing and dancing shenanigans of the Glee kids until they return this fall.

Mother Goose Video Series

Our Mother Goose on the Loose children's program is more popular than ever.  Every Friday we see nearly 200 parents, caregivers and children for our 10 and 11 a.m. programs.  It's always an amazing and happy sight to see. However, many of the people who come to Mother Goose do not know the rhymes and songs that we sing.  Some of them were not raised with these songs, some of them are not native speakers of English, and some of them just haven't heard them in so long that they have completely forgotten them. 

A Dance with Dragons

George R.R. Martin made the big announcement that set all our fandom hearts alight when he posted one word on his website. Yes, that's right.  The fifth installment of the Song of Ice and Fire entited A Dance with Dragons comes out this July.  It was years in the making, but the saga finally continues.  And, just so you know, it's already on order at DC Public Library, so keep checking the library catalog to get onto the waitlist as soon as it shows up.  It'll hit the shelves in about two months.  

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