Northwest One
Neighborhood Library

Free Tax Return Prep Begins Feb. 10

Northwest One Library is happy to announce free tax return preparation Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning Feb. 10 and continuing until April 13. All middle- and low-income taxpayers are invited to take advantage of free, first-come, first-served tax preparation by IRS-certified tax preparers. Update: There will be no tax return preparation on Friday, March 16 at Northwest One Library. View alternative sites.

New Year's Resolutions

New Year, New You?America's Top Ten New Year's Resolutions1. Lose Weight2. Exercise More3. Quit Smoking4. Reduce Debt5. Save Money6. New Job7. Drink Less8. Reduce Stress9. Take a Trip10. VolunteerDon't Stress! Visit your local library for books, CDs and materials to support your resolutions!

MLK Week Essay Contest

Explore the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and participate in our essay contest! The contest is open to all teens ages 12 - 19. Teens must have a DC Public Library card to submit an entry.In 250-500 words, reflect on how you see the work and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. expressed in your community today.

Holiday Closings

Happy New Year!

All DC Public Library locations will close on Sunday, Jan. 1 and Monday, Jan. 2.  Visit the Library 24/7 at to download books + music, renew materials, sign up for eNews and eNotices and much more. Have a safe and happy new year!

Northwest One Holiday Party

Join Us Tuesday Night

Please join us Tuesday evening in celebrating the second year of the Northwest One Neighborhood Library. We'll have crafts, story time, snacks, an author talk and more.4 to 5 p.m. — Potato Stamp Holiday CraftsCreate unique holiday gift wrap and holiday cards with stamps hand-carved from...potatoes!

Give Handmade This Holiday Season

Treats and Crafts for Family and Friends

Everyone knows that holiday shopping is total madness. Do yourself a favor, and take some time to create unique and meaningful gifts for family and friends this holiday season. Need help with ideas? Check out these books on display at Northwest One to find inspiration and straightforward tutorials.

Cooking This Thanksgiving?

Find Inspiration at the Library

The holiday season is upon us once more, so now is as good a time as ever to check out cookbooks from the library. Before pouring through recipes, be sure to take advantage of the wonderful Thanksgiving Turkey baskets provided by our friends at the North Capitol Collaborative and Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative. The collaboratives will be distributing turkey baskets, clothing, books, toiletries and more to any D.C. resident on a first come, first serve basis.

Ladies Night Book Club

November Selection: "Silenced" by Kia DuPree

Join Ms. Perry and Ms. Robinson for Ladies Night Book Club on Thursday, November 17, at 6:30 p.m.

Halloween Fun at NW One

Sinister Snacks and Creepy Crafts

Halloween is here! Stop by the library on Monday afternoon before trick or treating. We'll have sinister snacks and creepy crafts for all to enjoy. Come get zombiefied and participate in our 2nd annual zombie parade around Northwest One Library and R.H. Terrell Recreation Center. Drop in right after school because we've got pumpkins and books to give away and they are sure to go fast. The party begins at 3:30 p.m.

D.C. Reads Book Discussion of "The Other Wes Moore"

Come join your neighbors on Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m.