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.

Knot Your Mothers Knitting Club

The third Adult Knitting Circle saw new faces and new projects. Knitters were creating scarves and a sweater, trading patterns, and helping one another with simple knitting techniques. Join us Sundays at 3 p.m. to socialize, create, and learn something new!

Adult Knitting Circle

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!

Trashy Book Club: July Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our July meeting of Trashy Book Club to discuss our June reading selections, Invisible Life

Watch Manil Suri's Talk at WordsOut 2014

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.

Fizz, Boom, Read: The Egg Drop

Cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, tissue paper, balloons, tape, glue, craft sticks, pipe cleaners, yarn... Surely, you may be familiar with each of these things individually.

Our Library is a Summer Feeding Site!

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!  

Meditate with A Master

Learn to meditate with a master in this two-part series. Learn techniques for stress reduction from David Newcomb, who has been teaching meditation techniques for over 36 years.

Trashy Book Club

June Reading Selections

Thanks to everyone that joined us for our June meeting of Trashy Book Club to discuss our May reading selections, Destiny's Embrace and Outlander

Shaw Library Book Sale

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.