Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

Shaw Library is open on Veterans Day (observed), Nov. 10 along with seven other libraries (Mt. Pleasant, Georgetown, Tenley-Friendship, Petworth, Woodridge, Benning, Anacostia). All other branches are closed. More information at http://www.dclibrary.org/holidaysopen.

Book Sale

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:00 am

Join the Friends of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library for a book sale on the lower level. Hundreds of used books for sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the large meeting room. Proceeds help the Friends support library programs.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:30 am

Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
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Lego Club

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11:00 am

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 
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I Made It Myself

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2:00 pm

Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.  
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English Conversation Circle

Monday, November 20, 2017, 10:00 am

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 noon, Conference Room 1 A drop-in group for adult speakers of other languages to improve their oral skills in American English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.
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Early Literacy Baby/Toddler Play Date

Monday, November 20, 2017, 10:00 am

Enjoy homemade early literacy toys with your babies and toddlers, get inspired to make your own at home with every day objects, and get tips on building a foundation for your child to learn and read through play. We will meet from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. For children ages 0-3 and their caregivers.
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Adult Learning Lab

Monday, November 20, 2017, 4:00 pm

Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. 
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Lego Challenge!

Monday, November 20, 2017, 4:00 pm

Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 10:00 am

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.  This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
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Adult Learning Lab

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 10:00 am

The Adult Learning Lab will be from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Assessments on Wednesdays.   

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