Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library


Sports Nutrition Seminar

Monday, June 19, 2017, 6:30 pm

Are you an athlete or gearing up to train for your next race? Come join Roxana Ehsani, Giant Food's in-store Nutritionist and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, to learn how food impacts your performance on and off the field. Learn when to eat and what to eat to help you maintain your peak performance. This free event will take place in the Lower Level Meeting Room. Please RSVP on Eventbrite.
Roxane Gay

Author Roxane Gay @ All Souls Church

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30 pm

Author Roxane Gay will be in conversation with Alicia Montgomery, editorial director, WAMU. Join DC Public Library for a night of insight and discussion with this prolific author and modern female voice.
Mad Science

Mad Science: Spectacular Science

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 1:00 pm

Learn the science behind magic, explore air pressure, and see spectacular indoor fireworks. Discover the secret behind sublimation with our bubbling potions. Ages 8 and up.
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!  
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.  

Small Business Development Workshop

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:30 pm

Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin? Come to this free two-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why.Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.