Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

DC Public Library is closed for Veterans Day on Friday, November 10 with the following select locations open: Mt. Pleasant, Georgetown, Tenley-Friendship, Petworth, Woodridge, Shaw, Benning, Anacostia. More information at

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Horror Film Series

Every Third Thursday at 6 p.m.

Please join us every month in 2014 for our Shaw Horror Movie Series.We will be viewing standards from across the genre, including one documentary on conspiracy theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick and the making of The Shining.Movies will be screened in the second floor conference room at 6 p.m.Check back monthly for descriptions of each month's film.

MLK Reflections

 Listen to the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.:"I Have a Dream""A Drum Major Instinct""Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution""The Drum Major Instinct"Listen, reflect and learn Monday, Jan. 13, 6-9 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room on the Lower Level.


Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

The Third Movie in the Veg Film Festival Series at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood LibrarySPECIESIM: The Movie is a smart, funny, documentary that deals with the most pressing issues of our time. 

Craft-Along at Watha T. Daniel: (Big) Kid's Holiday Edition

Mini Stab-Bound Notebooks

The clock is ticking, only a few days are left before many of us will exchange gifts for the holidays. Are you a procrastinator like me? Did you under-budget and forget someone on your list?Have no fear! I have a tutorial for a fun and easy handmade gift made out of materials you may already have at hand.

Craft-Along at Watha T. Daniel: Kid's Holiday Edition

Glitter Pine Cones

If you haven't heard, Christmas is next week. Lots of kids are out of school, and they are no doubt bored already.With that in mind, I thought I'd share a tutorial for a festive craft that kids (and adults!) love.I used to make this with my grandmother every year when I was a child, and it is just as popular today as it was then.

Happy Holidays from the Watha T. Staff!

Stop by the Watha T. Daniel Library and check out our amazing book tree!The tree is made out of neighborhood book donations, which are sold in the Friends of the Library book sales. Check back frequently to find out when our next sale will be. Warmest wishes from our family to yours this holiday season.

Gerbil Diaries

Q&A with Salt and Pepa: Part 3

Winter is coming, friends, and so are more questions and answers with us, the Shaw Library gerbils!Hey Salt and Pepa - What are you guys doing? You guys are pretty and cool. Love, Anasia

The History and Future of Duct Tape

Many people have heard the stories of the orange, powdery drink Tang being developed by NASA for astronauts or Silly Putty's original use as an eraser. Less well-known is the history of duct tape.

NaNoWriMo Exquisite Corpse Story

How Will Our Story End?

November was National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWrimo), and at Shaw Library, we gave customers the opportunity to contribute a sentence or two to our exquisite corpse story. If you haven't done an exquisite corpse story before, it's fun and easy to do at home or school with friends.

DC Music Salon Documentary Screening

Urban Myth or DC Music History?

Jan. 20, 1969. Wheaton Youth Center up Georgia Ave.Were you there?