Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

CaminoBoots

My Journey on The Camino De Santiago (The Way of St. James)

Trips of a Lifetime Series

You may have seen the feature film The Way with Martin Sheen or have heard of the Camino through friends or on the news.

Photo of Malcolm X and Peter Bailey

Visit from a Witness to History

Malcolm X Black History Month Program Recap

On Feb. 21, 1965, Peter Bailey stood feet away and witnessed the assassination of his friend, Malcolm X.

Library Closed February 17

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to inclement weather.

Saving Our Sons Bookcover

'Saving Our Sons' Revisited

A 20th anniversary commemoration of ground-breaking book

Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. for a timely discussion in honor of the 20th anniversary of Saving Our Sons: Raising Black Children in a Turbulent World. Marita Golden's groundbreaking book sparked national discussion about the fate and lives of young Black men when it was published in 1995.

Knit items

Shaw Knitting Circle

Donates handmade hats and scarves for charity

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library's dedicated weekly knitting group not only socializes and knits, but enjoys making items for charity!

The Thrive Diet Vegan Nutrition Guide Book Cover

Second Annual Shaw Library Vegan & Vegetarian Seminar!

Discover eating to thrive

Many life-saving benefits can be derived from a vegan lifestyle. It has been proven to reverse some chronic diseases and can extend life by up to 10 years! Come explore the benefits and examine strategies for converting from a carnivorous diet to a diet that is high in fruits and vegetables. Free vegan samples will be provided by the Woodland Cafe for all who register, and materials about vegan foods and cooking will be available for checkout.

CompassCoffee

Coffee 101

Are you passionate about your coffee? Do you dream about the perfect cup of Joe?

Instant DCPL

7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online! 1. Have your own film festival at home. View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.

Sock Monkey Making

Sock Monkey Mayhem!

Sock Monkey Mayhem was a great bit of fun, where our young participants sewed and stuffed their colorful socks into beautiful little monkeys! Each monkey had a personality as unique as its creator. We learned how to sew on buttons and create colorful pom poms, and our creations were going to be given as gifts to family or teachers, or kept for ourselves! It was very fun program, one that will be repeated in the years to come.

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  

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