Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

Ultimate Spider-Man 1

Superheroes Reimagined

Your favorite characters reinvented!

Graphic novels today are more diverse and have more variety than ever. The following titles and series explore classic characters in new ways, or completely reinvent them for a new generation. While I like the classic Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and Captain Marvel, I love their newest versions!

Hush: A Thai Lullaby

Books for Bedtime

Read Your Child to Sleep

A potty break, a glass of water, the blankie tucked just so, and the most important element of the bedtime ritual - a bedtime story (or two or three). When it's time to select the perfect book(s), try these kid-approved choices to lull, cajole, and persuade your child to finally let you sleep after you've read "just one more book!"

Image still of the Count's shadow from the movie Nosferatu

Nosferatu

With live musical accompaniment

Nosferatu presented in 16mm film with live experimental guitar sounds and drones from Tristan Welch. Nosferatu is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Keep Calm and Read a Zombie Story

Zombie reads for Halloween

It's the perfect time of year for a good zombie story! These are some of the best, or most fun! Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Halloween Sign

Teen Halloween Party

Please join us on October 28th at 4 p.m. in Conference Room Two on the second floor for a teen Halloween Party! There will be stations to learn about various forms of fortune telling, creating your own witchy scents with essential oils, Halloween-themed snacks, and a spooky movie! Can't wait to see you there!

Zora, our 6 - 12 year olds winner

Congratulations to the Summer Reading Children's Raffle Winners!

A big congratulations to the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library Summer Reading children's raffle winners! 

The Unwritten

If You Like This, Read This!

Great titles I have read or re-read in the last year

If you like . . .

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Back to School Break

Story times will resume mid-September

We're taking a break! From Sept. 8 to Sept. 22, there will be no story times or craft times at the Watha T. Daniel Library. We will use this time for mandatory trainings and to prepare for the new school year. Story times will resume Sept. 23. 

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Wily Young Women

Teen protagonists who live by their wits

There's plenty of fun, smart, brave, or just plain good female heroes to root for in teen fiction, but I'm most drawn to the young women who use guile, cunning, and necessary subterfuge to live, survive, and even thrive. These heroines lead interesting lives that are sometimes tragic, sometimes exhilarating, and sometimes life-threateningly dangerous. But through it all, they use their wits to find adventure, (temporary) safety, joy, and success, secretly defying those who would thwart them or harm them. 

Black Boy book cover

Celebrate Author Richard Wright's Birthday!

Also, 70th Anniversary of Wright's memoir, Black Boy!

Please join the Hurston/Wright Foundation and DCPL's Special Collections in a celebration of the birthday of Richard Wright and the 70th anniversary of the publication of his memoir, Black Boy.

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