Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.

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? 

The Veg Film Festival

A collaboration between A Vegan Life and the library

On Dec. 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., A Vegan Life and Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library will be showing the documentary VegucatedVegucated follows three New Yorkers who agree to forgo meat and cheese and adopt a vegan diet for six weeks, all while learning more about animal agriculture.

Friends of the Shaw Library Book Sale

Are you looking for romance, history, intrigue, advice, mystery, self-help, biography, science fiction, or just a good read?Then come by the Friends of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library Book Sale on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.! You'll find hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, CDs and materials for all ages on the lower level.

The Veg Film Festival: Peaceable Kingdom

A collaboration between A Vegan Life and the library

On Dec. 2 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., A Vegan Life and Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library will be showing the documentary Peaceable Kingdom

Celebrate Sunday Hours!

The Unified Jazz Ensemble

Celebrate Sunday hours at the library on Nov. 24!Stop by for children's crafts, digital downloads, a Chinese conversation group, and a performance by the Unified Jazz Ensemble at 3 p.m.

Frederick Douglass: Lion of Anacostia

Frederick Douglass, whose new statue has recently been unveiled in the Statuary Hall of the Capitol building is being remembered yet again with a new book edited by DC Public Library staff member John Muller.