Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

Adult Learning Lab

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 4:00 pm

Join us for skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Tutoring takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Assessments take place on Wednesdays only. Please note: In order to qualify for tutoring, you must take the assessment first.
Maker Camp

Tuesday Maker Afternoons

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 4:00 pm

Create, experiment and learn with us at the Shaw Library. Join us every Tuesday for a variety of fun activities, such as arts and crafts and STEM projects. Recommended for kids ages 5-12. Groups of eight or more children must call 202-727-0971 to ensure that space is available.
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English Conversation Circle

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 10:00 am

A drop-in group for adult speakers of other languages to improve their oral skills in English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 10:00 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and daycares are welcome at these sessions. No children under 2 years of age are permitted unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 10:30 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and daycares are welcome at these sessions. No children under 2 years of age are permitted unless attending with a sibling or class group.  
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Library Play Group

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 11:00 am

On weekdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.*, the program room is open for free play for caregivers and their young children. Please note, no eating is allowed in this room. After 3 p.m., young children must vacate the room so that it can be used for quiet study.

Adult Learning Lab

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 4:00 pm

Join us for skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Tutoring takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Assessments take place on Wednesdays only. Please note: In order to qualify for tutoring, you must take the assessment first.
Teen Lounge

Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.)

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 4:30 pm

Need community service hours? Consider joining Teen Advisory Group. We are seeking responsible teens between the ages of 13 and 17 who help with service projects and plan events at the library. Come to our monthly meeting every first Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Room and ask for Gayle.
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Coffee and Conversation

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10:00 am

Join other DC Public Library customers, library staff and local community members for free coffee and conversation every first Thursday of the month until Sept. 5, 2019. Please note: we will not meet on July 4.

Lego Challenge!

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 4:00 pm

Come build your best Lego creation. Lego pieces are small. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

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