Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

WTD Photo Shoot - Take 2

Hey Neighbors!

Beguiled Into Beading

When my Dad passed away a few years ago, I was devastated with grief, and driven from home by engulfing memories.  So after work, I began to wander the malls, the stores, the theaters…. I happened on a craft store that held my interest for a while. Browsing around, I noticed classes of all kinds were being offered, and, to while away the hours, signed up for a two-hour class on beading that was starting just then. And that has made all the difference!

Playing Those Mind Games

Of late, I have been completely obsessed with watching back episodes of LOST.

Want to Be in Pictures?

The new Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, located at 7th and Rhode Island Avenue, NW, opens this summer. The new Shaw library will feature a large photo mural depicting 300 faces of the Shaw community. If you would like your face to be included in the mural, please come to the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Interim Library, Monday, May 17, from 4-5:30 pm.

Wedded Blitz

If you've ever witnessed a "bridezilla" giving a verbal smack-down to her cowering fiancé on a wedding reality TV show, then you know that weddings and the women who plan them have gotten a bad rap lately.

History of the World Through Film

The other day I was watching the new Spartacus series on cable and that got me to read the article about Spartacus on Wik

Have You Been Living Underground?

I love getting the NPR updates on my Facebook, because I'll find fabulous gems like this article about the new underground bunker company Vivos. Make sure to watch the video as well.

Big Girls Do Cry

Big Girls Do CryCarl WeberDafina Books, 2010

The Pleasures of Biography

What attracts us so to biographies? When a college student, I always went right to the biographies of major figures of an era to spice up my research on a historical topic.

Side by Side

The other day I took a photo of the front entrance of the new Watha T. Daniel building. Shortly after I took that picture I went to the construction page to see the drawings of the building and how it compared to the reality of the building. I was totally shocked to see how completely similar they were to each other, and I think you will be as well. Check out this side by side photo and drawing array and get a feeling for the new Watha T. Daniel Library.