Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I was not trained as a traveling troubador or a singing monkey or even a musical storyteller (not that there's anything wrong with that :) What I do know how to do is write music and play instruments and, I think, how to bring people together using this universal language. I've also taught music theory and music lessons to make extra money in college so I could pay for textbooks. So, I will be trying out some really fun interactive music programs at Watha T. Daniel Library in August, starting next Tuesday and every following Tuesday at 10:00am.
So I've put together a bunch of homemade percussion instruments to hand out, I'll be playing guitar and drums and who knows--maybe we'll start a band and get a record deal! :) I guess I am a sort of self-taught music therapist. If you've ever picked up a hand-drum and played around, you've probably felt the energy I'm talking about, and that's what I'm hoping to do with these programs. It's an experiment, but I know it'll work--it worked for me! See you there!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Here's what we've got going on this week at Watha T.
Monday, July 28
4:00 p.m. Anime Club
Tuesday, July 29
1:30 p.m. Catch the Reading Bug
Wednesday, July 30
10:00 a.m. Story Time for 3-5 year olds with Miss Tracy
6:00 p.m. Youth Chess Club
6:00 p.m. Classic Film Series - Singin' In The Rain
Thursday, July 31
9:45 a.m. Mother Goose On The Loose for Toddlers
Saturday, August 2
10:00 a.m. Youth Chess Club
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
A little while ago we were interviewed by the Gannett News Service, who produce news pieces for news papers across the country, USA Today among them. The article was about the changing face of the Public Library and what we're doing to make the library relevant to today's information society.
Check out the video of Eric and Tracy on the Gannett News Service
And here's a copy of the article from The Leaf Chronicle of Clarksville, Tenn.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Tuesday, July 22
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Starting July 24th 2008
Audiences will be fascinated by lively stories and tales focusing upon school, family, pets and other animals, journeys, scrapes and bruises, and things that go bump in the night.
Tuesday, July 22nd 1:30 pm
Friday, July 18, 2008
Presented by Washington National Opera
Saturday, July 19th, 1:00 p.m.
This Saturday we're lucky to have a performance by the Washington National Opera. Their outreach division will present a program on the opera Madama Butterfly by Puccini, including performing selected songs from the show, learning about the Japanese Fan Dance, and an arts & crafts activity. Each child will also get a Madama Butterfly student guide explaining the opera and Japanese culture more in detail.
After the performance children are invited to stay to help the library plant a butterfly garden with Miss Tracy.
Please give us a call if you have any questions: 202-671-0265
Monday, July 14, 2008
Here's what we've got on tap this week at Watha T.
Monday, July 14
1:30 p.m. - The Storyman, Baba Jamal Koram
4:00 p.m. - Anime Club
Tuesday, July 15
1:30 p.m. - Catch the Reading Bug
Wednesday, July 16
10:00 a.m. - Story Time for 3-5 year old with Miss Tracy
6:00 p.m. - Youth Chess Club
7:00 p.m. - Adult Book Club, Revenge by Mary Morris
Thursday, July 17
10:30 a.m. - Fast Freddy The Clown
3:30 p.m. - Teen "Any Book" Book Club
Saturday, July 19
10:00 a.m. - Youth Chess Club
1:00 p.m. - Washington National Opera presents Madama Butterfly
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Today 1:00 p.m.
Do you see this cart? This sad pitiful beige thing needs some work. And we're looking for you to help make it into something awesome.
Today at 1:00 we're going to be brainstorming and coming up with a really hot design to make this cart into something far more amazing than it ever dreamed of being. We're going to come up with a design, work with a budget and two weeks from now we're going to be doing some serious painting, trimming, tricking, and detailing on this bad boy.
So come to Watha T. and get in on this book cart action!
This is part of the Metamorphosis series of programs for teens.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Join us Monday, July 14th at 1:30 pm for Baba Jamal Koram "The Story Man". Using the tradition of oral histories in combination with music, books and visuals. Baba Jamal Koram promotes African-American culture in a captivating performance. Participants will learn about the accomplishments of various cultures while enjoying a positive and wholesome storytelling experience!
Ages 7 and up
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
- Bruce Wayne: Fugitive
- Batman: Chronicles
- The Dark Knight Returns
- The Dark Knight Strikes Again
- Dark Victory
- Death and the Maidens
- The Long Halloween
- Turning Points
- Batman: Year One
Check it out!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Do you know this girl? If not, then you need to come to the Watha T. Daniel Anime Club and get to know her. She's Haruhi Suzumiya leader of the S.O.S. Brigade and she's out saving the world looking for aliens, psychics and time travelers. But The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is just one of the FOUR anime series we'll be showing each week at Watha T.
Here's the lineup:
4:00 - Fruits Basket
4:30 - Noein
5:00 - Mushi-Shi
5:30 - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Stop by, enjoy the shows and have a chat with Eric the Librarian about anime, manga, Japan and otaku culture. You'll be glad you did.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Yesterday two young women showed up at our branch with smiles as their secondary objective, their primary objective being, of course, education. And what a show it was! There were Slinkys, Bunsen burners, explosions and many many bright shining smiles. I guess I could try to describe it in words, but this time let's let the pictures speak for themselves.
We have lots more programming coming up this summer for kids and adults. For more information about upcoming programs please give us a call or stop by the branch:
945 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
- Architectural Digest
- Atlantic Monthly
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
- Men's Health
- The New Yorker
- Popular Science
- Shonen Jump
- Shojo Beat
- Utne Reader
Stop by and check it out!