Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

The Book of the Movie of the Book

Rant 1Many books are made into movies, to varying degrees of commercial and artistic success. There are healthy debates on how faithful a movie should be to the book, which I think are fascinatingly pointless. A song about an historical person would never be expected to contain everything about that person. Even biographies that take decades to write can’t claim to be all inclusive. This is how art works. Likewise, a movie based on a book cannot be expected to contain the whole book.

We Live in a Science-Fictional World

Science fiction (SF) has always been a place for us to explore the unusual places where human ingenuity can take us.

Finding Eric Riley

Staff As Resource - Part 1 Eric Riley

Oh, yes, he is the manager of the Watha T. Daniel Library.  And, yes, the Library Journal selected him for the Movers and Shakers Award for 2010.

Bollywood Dance at the Library

The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw library recently offered an eight-week course on Bollywood Dance by dancer/teacher Mrs. Kumud Mathur.

Get Your Free EBooks On!

Thank you digital books!

The Pre-Raphaelite Pen

There's a wonderful photography exhibit going on at the National Gallery of Art right now,

A Matter of Perspective

Members of our group house entered into a discussion recently about a possible decline in morality and social discipline in various Asian societies as a result of modernization. The consensus was that those societies are corrupted by the influence from our advanced economic and social order.

"Carl Jung: The Red Book" Lecture

Dr. Quinn will discuss the personal journal and sketchbook of Carl Jung composed during his breakdown just before World War I.Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 7 p.m.

The Efficient Life

If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm an extraordinarily busy person. I'm constantly trying to balance the myriad components of my work day, the complexities of my home life, and all of my work with social groups. If I didn't create methods of dealing with all of these pieces, my life would completely fall apart.

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