The first knitting circle at Watha T. Daniel was a great success. Five beginning knitters attended, and learned the basic cast-on and knit stitches. There was also some demonstration of circular knitting and discussion of books and beginner projects. Join us on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. as we demonstrate more cool fiber techniques, including crochet!
On Sunday, June 29, The DC Public Library hosted a new premier annual literary event called WordsOut. WordsOut is a scholarly component to the Library's participation in the Annual Pride parade and the Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue, and was the name of a prominent gay men's writing group of the MLK Library in the 1980s and 1990s. The keynote speaker for WordsOut 2014 was the esteemed mathematics professor and fiction author
The LGBTQ Summer Literary Fair for Readers, Writers & Librarians
The DC Public Library is pleased to present the first annual WordsOut LGBTQ Literary Fair on June 29, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Shaw Library.WordsOut is the DC Public Library's scholarly component to its annual participation in Pride month.The keynote speaker for WordsOut 2014 will be PEN/Faulkner nominated fiction writer and professor Manil Suri, who's latest release The City of Devi has been received to critical acclaim and nominated for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay General Fiction.
We are proud to be part of the largest free summer lunch program in the United States for a second year. The DC Summer Meals Program begins at Watha T. Daniel Library on Tuesday, July 8. Lunch is from 1-3 p.m. every weekday in our lower level meeting room. Youth 0-18 can receive a free meal each day through August 15th, and no advanced registration or ID is required. Check out our lunch/movie board each day to find out what we are serving up!
Stop by on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the Friends of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library Book Sale. Find bargain treasures for adults, children, and teens, as well as DVDs and CDs! Located on the Lower Level.
Celebrate Black Music Month with the artistry of the late Michael Jackson on the 5th Anniversary of his passing. Wear your favorite Michael Jackson-style clothes and come check out Library offerings about the late superstar, as we listen to music and watch videos to acknowledge the passing this musicalicon.