Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

Genealogy Resources

Finding Your Roots

Finding family history can be easy and also challenging at the same time. To help you on your quest for family history, the library has access to the following databases:Baltimore Sun – Historical

Health Apps

Losing weight can be a difficult challenge. There is food planning, time for exercise and additional care to certain diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and immune system problems. Here are a few apps that can assist you in making wise choices, good exercise choices and the management of diseases.

Roald Dahl Book and Film Club

A club of revolting distinction

“Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.”-- Roald Dahl 

Family May Day Celebration

Wednesday, May 1 from 4-7 p.m.

May-BasketsLet us take our baskets early to the meadows green, While the wild-flowers still are pearly with the dewdrops' sheen. Fill them full of blossoms rosy, violets and gay Cowslips, every pretty posy, welcoming the May. 

Urban Fiction Book Swap

Do you read Urban Fiction? Looking for something new to read? Do you have all the Kiki Swinson books you can read and could let somebody else have one? Come on down to the Watha T. Urban Fiction Book Swap on Wednesday, April 24 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Edward Hicks: Quaker Religious Painter

Artistic Encounters in the National Gallery

While walking through the West Building of the National Gallery, I found myself in the Early American section of the wing for American/English painting. I was surprised by what I saw in the room that was dedicated to showing Early American Paintings: Simply crafted portraits and landscapes that departed greatly from most rules of fine art.

Short Stories of Edward P. Jones

'Lost in the City'

Edward P. Jones, local novelist and short story writer, has given us a full picture of Washington D.C. life conducted away from the monuments in his classic collection of short stories, Lost in the City

Changes to Rhythm and Rhyme

Popular program moves to a ticketed system

Starting Thursday, March 28, we will start a new ticket system for the 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Rhythm and Rhyme music sessions for children ages 0-3. Here’s how it works:

Shooting Stars is Back!

Tryouts at 6:30 p.m. on April 10

Shooting Stars is a hip hop and contemporary dance class taught by mother-and-daughter team of Ahriana and LaConteau Merryweather. The classes are for boys and girls ages 5-12 and will be taking place on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.  Q: What types of skills are you looking for at the Shooting Stars auditon on April 10?

Craft-Along at Watha T. Daniel

Cherry Blossom Print

Spring is finally here, and in D.C. that means one thing: The cherry blossoms are in bloom!So, in the spirit of the season, please enjoy this tutorial for making your very own cherry blossom print.Materials: