Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library


Learn How to DJ

Monday, July 23, 2018, 4:00 pm

Bring the party to life. Experts from Words, Beats and Life will teach you how to DJ. Learn how to mix beats and create playlists that will keep everyone on the dance floor. Recommended for ages 13-19.

Feeder's Advisory: A Book Club for Those Who Love Food

Monday, July 23, 2018, 7:00 pm

July’s selection is Melissa Clark’s Dinner: Changing the Game, a James Beard award nominee for Best General Cookbook.
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Coffee & Conversation

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 11:00 am

Join other DC Public Library customers, library staff, and local community members for free coffee and conversation every fourth Thursday of the month until Sept. 27, 2018.
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123 Andrés

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:30 am

Take a musical journey around the Americas with Latin Grammy-winning 123 Andrés and Christina. Their high-energy, bilingual Spanish program is full of movement, rhythm and fun. For children ages birth to 6 years old.
Black Panther Movie poster

Matinee - Black Panther

Monday, July 30, 2018, 3:00 pm

Join us for a showing of the smash hit Marvel movie featuring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita N'yongo. This movie is rated PG-13. It will be shown in the lower level meeting room. 
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Mapping Segregation in Washington, DC: Restrictive Covenants, Racial Steering, and the Fight for Fair Housing

Monday, July 30, 2018, 6:30 pm

Join Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Shoenfeld of Prologue D.C. to explore the long history of displacement, race and real estate in D.C. The legal segregation of housing, schools and public space led to disinvestment and white flight in the 1950s and 60s. Learn about the demands of black home seekers, civil rights attorneys and fair housing advocates, and the legacy of their efforts. For more information contact Washingtoniana librarian Michele Casto at  *   *   *
DC Jazz

DC Jazz: An Author Talk

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 7:00 pm

Maurice Jackson and Blair Ruble, co-editors and contributors to the recently published collection of essays, DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington DC, will discuss the social, economic and historical conditions surrounding DC’s jazz music history.
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Doggie Story Time

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 7:00 pm

Join dogs from People Animals Love (P.A.L.) for a special story time featuring a dog story read aloud and time to meet and read with dogs. A great opportunity for your budding reader to get some reading practice in with an attentive and patient audience.  We meet the first Thursday of each month. Recommended for children ages 4 and up. For the safety of the children and the dogs, children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 
Story Time Owl Dances with books

Stories and Stretches

Monday, August 6, 2018, 11:00 am

Who says kids need to sit still when listening to stories? Stories and Stretches is a monthly story time for children ages 3-5 years that incorporates the entire body. During this 30-to-40-minute program, children and their grownups will learn how to engage with books and storytelling through movement as we experiment with poses, shapes and stretches.

Coyaba Dance Theater

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 2:00 pm

Experience the spirit of Africa with the Coyaba Dance Theater. Enjoy traditional West African dance and drumming while learning about the region’s history and culture. A family program for children of all ages.