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.

An Insiders Guide to DC Style

Whether you’re a recent transplant to the D.C. area or a jaded veteran, this class will help you dress for success in the District.

Gerbil Diaries

Q&A with Salt and Pepa: Part 1

This month, we're giving our fans what they really want: answers! We've gotten so many questions from the kids at Shaw that we convinced the librarians to put out a question box so our many admirers could get all their questions in without pushing, shoving, or shouting. Each day, the librarians read us the question of the day, and our thoughtful answers are recorded for posterity (or at least the rest of the day) on our chalkboard.

Author Talk: Set in D.C.

DC by the Book

Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

Congratulations, Arjinae!

Meet Our Kindle Fire Winner

Congratulations to our 2013 Summer Reading Final Prize Winner... Arjinae!

Avast! A Pirate Party Success!

It was a right fine sight to see so many of our readers, frequent story time attendees, and parents at our End of Summer Reading Pirate Party!

Martin Luther King Jr. as Founding Father

The influence of the "I have a Dream" speech

The Aug. 26 Time Magazine declared Martin Luther King Jr. another “Founding Father” in an article by John Meacham.

Shooting Stars Dance Recital

Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Shooting Stars is a peer led hip-hop and contemporary dance class for girls and boys ages 5-12. If you missed their Christmas recital, now is your chance to redeem yourself and get a free ticket to the best show in town! 

Gerbil Diaries

Summer Edition

Day 1: Ah the dog days of summer... Well I don't know what dogs do in the summer besides sweat and drool, but we gerbils have it good. At least Salt and I do. We get to hang out all day in the nice, cool library, and it seems like every day we get even more fans.

Allow Me to Recommend: Atwood!

Time to read 'Oryx and Crake'

I would like to recommend a book to readers who are into post-apocalyptic future dystopian literature, or those who just love author Margaret Atwood.


A Film Screening @ Watha T. Daniel Library

Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.