Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.

Watha T. Daniel Library Is Moving

Interim Library Closes July 13

The interim library will close Tuesday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m.  The NEW Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, located at 1630 7th Street, NW, opens Monday, August 2.  Don't forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, August 28 for the Grand Opening Party from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.The new three-level library is approximately 22,000 square feet and features a flexible design to provide inviting spaces for all.It includes: Separate reading areas for adults, teens and children Children’s program room

Meet the Staff at Watha T.

The Watha T. Daniel branch of the District of Columbia Public Library system is not your typical library. Very rarely do we enjoy pockets of "silence." There are activities all over the small, one-floor, interim building. Five-feet-tall bookshelves section off “different” areas -- children’s, young adult, and adult.

Wild Animals on the Loose at Watha T. Daniel

...Well, maybe they're not really "on the loose." Meet live animals and their handler Rachel on Saturday, June 12, when Wetlands Alive! comes to the Shaw/Watha T. Daniel branch. Kids, teens, and families are invited to come for an interactive, hands-on experience. Have a wildly exciting time at this live show! Afterward, sign up for D.C. Public Library's Make a Splash!

Memories of Back Home

For our Great Coffee, Great Books book club selection this month we're reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato-Peel Pie Society. I began reading it yesterday and fell so deeply in love that I made it halfway through the novel in an afternoon.

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