Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.
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Heartbroken During the Holidays?

Help for enjoying the holidays after the death of a loved one

The holiday season can be a time of magic, wonder and excitement for many, but for those who have lost a loved one, they may be a time of torment, lonliness and misery. On Saturday, Nov. 22 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, in partnership with the DC Public Library, will present a free Loss & Healing Holiday Workshop for anyone who has lost a loved one.

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30 Days + 50,000 Words = Your Novel

What do the novels, The Night Circus, Water for Elephants, and

Author Ruben Castaneda speaks at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

'S Street Rising'

Ruben Castaneda shares his book detailing his experiences as a Washington Post reporter during DC's crack epidemic

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw neighborhood library was proud to host a talk on Tuesday, Oct. 21 by Shaw’s own Ruben Castaneda, author of the book S Street Rising. As a Washington Post journalist during the devastating crack epidemic of the early '90s, Castaneda covered the crime beat.

Shooting Stars Is Back!

Free hip-hop/modern dance class for ages 6-12

Do you have a young dancer in your life?  Encourage their artistic passions by enrolling them in Shooting Stars, a peer-led hip-hop and modern dance class at Shaw Library.Enrollment and try-outs are Sunday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Subsequent classes will be held on Sundays 2-4 p.m. and will culminate in a recital on Feb. 15.

Aromatherapy Workshop at Shaw Library

Please join us Saturday, November 14 at 2 p.m. for an aromatherapy workshop. You will learn the relaxation and medicinal benefits of various oils and herbs, as well as how to mix, use, and create unique aromatherapeutic blends. In Conference Room 2 on the 2nd Floor of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library

'7th and T'

Film screening and discussion

Jazz historian and WPFW radio personality Rusty Hassan will lead a discussion of this documentary, which depicts the rich musical heritage of 7th and T streets in the heart of the Shaw neighborhood.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Program

Recent headlines graphically demonstrate that domestic violence is an epidemic in American society.

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October Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 7 for our monthly Trashy Book Club meeting.We will be discussing our September readings (below), and assigning our SPOOKY October readings, just in time for Halloween!See you there!

Gerbil Diaries

We All Fall for Autumn

Day 1: Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness!* The calendar might still say summer, but the weather has us ready for fall! Pumpkins, leaf sniffing, and snuggling in for naps with brother Salt. Life is good!

Jigsaw Puzzle Swap

Coming to Watha T. Daniel/Shaw!

Have you memorized how to complete every jigsaw puzzle in your closet? Bored with the same old search and fit?Snap out of those doldrums, grab those puzzles, and come to the September edition of the DCPL Jigsaw Puzzle Swap to freshen up your puzzle stash!