Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

We Live in a Science-Fictional World

Science fiction (SF) has always been a place for us to explore the unusual places where human ingenuity can take us.

Finding Eric Riley

Staff As Resource - Part 1 Eric Riley

Oh, yes, he is the manager of the Watha T. Daniel Library.  And, yes, the Library Journal selected him for the Movers and Shakers Award for 2010.

Bollywood Dance at the Library

The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw library recently offered an eight-week course on Bollywood Dance by dancer/teacher Mrs. Kumud Mathur.

Get Your Free EBooks On!

Thank you digital books!

The Pre-Raphaelite Pen

There's a wonderful photography exhibit going on at the National Gallery of Art right now,

A Matter of Perspective

Members of our group house entered into a discussion recently about a possible decline in morality and social discipline in various Asian societies as a result of modernization. The consensus was that those societies are corrupted by the influence from our advanced economic and social order.

"Carl Jung: The Red Book" Lecture

Dr. Quinn will discuss the personal journal and sketchbook of Carl Jung composed during his breakdown just before World War I.Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 7 p.m.

The Efficient Life

If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm an extraordinarily busy person. I'm constantly trying to balance the myriad components of my work day, the complexities of my home life, and all of my work with social groups. If I didn't create methods of dealing with all of these pieces, my life would completely fall apart.

Japanese and American Art

Many recent discussions of the “end of nature” have stimulated new thinking about our relation with nature. That debate along with our increasing detachment from the outdoors invite reflection on our general cultural orientation toward nature, negative and positive. The way visual artists approach nature may help us develop a more nuanced view of what nature means to us and how we engage nature in our way of life.

Bragging Shaw-Style

It's usually impolite, but sometimes you just feel the urge to brag. I started early when I learned to snap my fingers before my older brother. It’s been twenty-seven years and I haven’t stopped reminding him. Hey, sometimes you have to toot your own horn.