Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Friday, June 30, 2017, 11:00 am

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. 
People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply in Community

Friday, June 30, 2017, 3:00 pm

You don’t have to love reading to enjoy a great story.   People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.   The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this eight-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!  
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 10:30 am

Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
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Lego Club

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 11:00 am

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 
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Early Literacy Baby/Toddler Play Date

Monday, July 17, 2017, 10:00 am

Enjoy homemade early literacy toys with your babies and toddlers, get inspired to make your own at home with every day objects, and get tips on building a foundation for your child to learn and read through play. We will meet from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. For children ages 0-3 and their caregivers.
In Julia's Kitchen

In Julia's Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child

Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6:30 pm

Listen to author Pamela Heyne discuss how Julia Child's kitchen design and practices influence the modern home.
Pacific Rhythm

Pacific Rhythm

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 1:00 pm

Traditional music and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa are presented with authentic costumes for each island. You will be up on your feet as they teach you some Polynesian dances. 
3D Print Robot

Instant 3D Prints!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 4:30 pm

Design and make a robot face with FutureMakers. For ages 13-19.
Living the American Indian Experience

Living the American Indian Experience

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 1:00 pm

Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning-through-play experience that teaches kids about Native American traditions: make a Sisku (clay) pot, practice safety archery at our Ahtu (deer) station, listen to a Piscataway story by the indoor fire and wrap things up with drumming and dancing! Ages 8 and up.

Totally Totes!

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 4:30 pm

In this three-week series, learn the basics of sewing from Fab Lab staff. Create your own tote bag, using old T-shirts. Bring your own shirt or use one of ours. Participants must come back for each session in this three-week class to finish their tote.   Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so please register at to reserve your spot.