Join Councilmember Tommy Wells for the first installment of Tommy’s Traveling Book Club, a quarterly discussion group coordinated by the Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library. The first book club meeting will be on Monday, December 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Watha T. Daniel Shaw Neighborhood Library, located at 1630 7th St. N.W.
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw
Published on Thursday, November 3, 2011
Record your story of the place you call home on Saturday, November 19th. This session will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library story time room.
Bring family or friends, photographs and your stories.
Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Want to be featured on the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library blog because you’re lookin’ fresh to death?
Come visit the library during regular hours of operation to tell the world your style story. After all, the clothes you wear create a narrative about yourself and what you want to present to the world. Accessories can either punctuate or anchor the presentation. So, are you a free-verse anything goes rhythmic essay, a la Gertrude Stein? Or a cynical Bret Easton Ellis novel in your ascot and sneer? Are you a stunning libretto in that mint-green peignoir? What’s your story? We’re ready to hear it – and see it.
Published on Thursday, October 13, 2011
Halloween is a favorite of the staff at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library. Luckily, the library will be open until 9 p.m. on Monday, October 31, so please come celebrate with us between school and trick-or-treating. We will be passing out treats, and will have crafts, spooky stories and face painting for all ages from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Come in costume, so we can see how cute you are!
Also, bring your carved pumpkins. We will display them behind our front circulation desk, and a prize will be awarded for the best pumpkin.
Published on Monday, October 3, 2011
Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I was relaxing at the well-known coffee shop in Adam’s Morgan on a day off when I began to reflect upon how useful and how American the institution of the coffee shop can be. The coffee shop is a very open type of establishment where anyone can come in without a reservation and enjoy a cup of coffee, sit anywhere they want and enjoy reading, people-watching or conversation with others. There are no strict rules, and one stays as long as one wishes.
Published on Thursday, September 8, 2011
Published on Saturday, August 6, 2011
On Thursday I finally finished my month-long reading of the new George R.R. Martin book, A Dance with Dragons. And while I could sit down right now and reveal a ton of spoilers, I will instead take a different road and talk about the overarching story themes across all five novels that I’ve only just realized.
Published on Thursday, August 4, 2011
We here at Shaw Library hope you are having a super summer, and that you took the time to enjoy books with your little one during the break. Children who read over the summer not only maintain their reading levels, but learn to read for enjoyment. Now is the time to bring your child in to pick a out a book of their choosing, before homework starts to encroach on precious free time. The freedom to follow their own interests and tastes on books is such a powerful motivator, leading to a lifetime of reading.