Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

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

Why Do We Read the Classics?

Why do we read literary classics? One answer to this question might be that we seek to read the books that are the sources for our current literary forms and traditions. We seek the original thing.

Girls Rock! DC

We are excited to announce that the Watha T. Daniel Library will be hosting a Girls Rock! Instrument Share.  Come try your chops at electric guitar, bass, drums, DJ equipment, and more.  The Instrument Share also serves as an informational session about the Girls Rock! DC organization.  Check out this video interview with Ebony Dumas of Girls Rock!, featured on the Kojo Nnamde show:

Loneliness: The Cure

In high school my favorite books were not One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest or A Clockwork Orange, but Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.

Japan and Nuclear Events

If any country on earth knows about the devastation and aftermath of nuclear events it is Japan.

Cyber Bullying: A Hot Topic for Parents

What is cyber bullying? It is a term that refers to children and teens using social networking sites, cell phones and the Internet in general as a virtual "playground" in which to bully.

Meet Lucky the Hamster

If you’re a regular customer in the children’s area, you've probably noticed that Watha T. Daniel Library has a new mascot: Lucky, the pet hamster. Lucky arrived with our new children’s librarian, Anina Ertel, who joins us after working for five years at the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park branch.

Pathways to Paul Joseph Sweeney

Staff as a Resource Series - Part 2

Meet one of the treasures of the District of Columbia Public Library – Paul Joseph Sweeney.

America I Am

February is a busy time in the children's room.  Almost every child in the District has a report to do for black history month. 

Children's Books for Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and, in order to celebrate and educate, we at the Shaw library will be presenting programs for the very young to learn through picture books and art.

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