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First Robotics & Lego League Competition

Northwest One Hosted an "Animal Allies" Themed Gaming Station

Library Associate, Janelle Ricks had the pleasure to attend the First Robotics & Lego League competition on Saturday June 4, 2016 at the Walker-Jones Education Campus. It was nice to see school aged children with so much enthusiasm about engineering and the wonderful inventions that were created as a result of it. There were small groups of children, parents and supporters from both DC public schools and local charter schools.

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What's Herstory?

Suggested reading for Women's History Month

Why do we celebrate Women's History Month? Well, why do we learn history? To help us build a better future. It's important we learn every side of history, and that includes the roles of women and their influence on the present. Below, I have compiled a small list of books that everyone should read, especially during Women's History Month. Not only are these books informative, but you will enjoy every word as well. Happy Women's History Month and enjoy!

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Self Defense Class During Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, a self defense class will be taught at Northwest One Neighborhood Library on Thursday, March 24, from 1-3 p.m.

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Teen Read Week: Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

October 19 & 20, 2015

To celebrate Teen Read Week the Northwest One Neighborhood Library is hosting a Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt. The hunt will begin on October 19 and end on October 20. Ask library staff for a book scavenger hunt clue sheet and return to staff once completed.  1st Place Winner: Headphones, a free book, and an aluminum water bottle 2nd Place Winner: Headphones and a free book 3rd Place Winner: Headphones

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Uh...What Was That?

Books that boggle the mind.

I've read a few books in my lifetime that, try as I might to stretch my imagination, I just can't get my head around. These are books that are so weird and so puzzling, I can't help but wonder if my reading comprehension is not what it used to be. By no means am I saying that the books are terrible. Quite the contrary. It's just whenever I think of the books, I end up with more questions than answers. Below are a list of books that I think are worth the read, but (cue Keanu Reeves:) "Whoa!"


Matriarchal Societies in Fiction

Novels set in women-ruled societies

Ever wonder what the world be like if females were the dominant sex? By dominant, I mean if women held the marjority of political offices, were CEO's, and dominated the science and technology fields. I'm sure you have. We all have. A few authors have even gone as far as to write about it! Here are a few books set in matriarchal societies.

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Summer Reading Prize Winners


Congratulations from the Northwest One staff to all of our Summer Readers! This year we are especially proud of our three grand prize winners; Layla, Aniya, and Steven. Layla won a Kindle Fire! Aniya received an amazing pair of Beats by Dre headphones! Steven was excited to win a new Kindle! Thank you all for your participation. We had a great summer hearing about all the books you read. Join us next year for summer reading and you too could win incredible prizes!

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Ruben Castaneda Author Talk

'S Street Rising'

Join author Ruben Castaneda on July 30 at 7 p.m. as he shares his professional experiences around S Street NW as a crime reporter in late 1980s and 1990s Washington.  S Street Rising is a study of the city itself as it tried to rise above an era of crime and violence that earned Washington the title of “Murder Capital.”

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Read This NOT That!

Overrated books with a much better alternative

Ever read a book that people made such a big deal over only to be disappointed? Maybe you loved the genre or the story, but the delivery just wasn't good enough. Check out these popular (perhaps overrated) books with a better alternative.


Read This NOT That!

Episode 6: Female Comedians

This episode is LONG overdue. Sorry for the delay!