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Women's History Month Film! Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl New York City

Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl New York City This film is showing at   Petworth Library Saturday, March 26th at 2:00 p.m.  Northwest One Library Tuesday, March 29th at 6:30 p.m. Mt. Pleasant Library Thursday, March 31st at 7:00 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.

Layla Plater

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!

Ruben Castaneda

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!

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This Week's Pick!

'The Monstrumologist' by Rick Yancey

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey is a very interesting version of a horror story -- even introducing a type of creature that may or may not have even existed.


Check It or Leave It?

Episode 14: Running in Bed

Your favorite book club is back! With Pride coming up in a month (June 2015), Peter and TaChalla discuss Running In Bed by Jeffrey Sharlach, an LBGT novel.