Wednesday, December 31, 2008


For all of you who love to bring the kids to story time, and those of you who love to bring the kids to Rock Along we've got some important news to share.

Starting next week Story Time with Eric is moving to Tuesdays at 10:00 and Rock Along with Casey is moving to Wednesdays at 10:00.

You still get the same awesome programs, just on a different day.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, December 29, 2008

This Week at Watha T. Dec. 29 - Jan. 4

Good Morning Neighbors!

It's been a lovely holiday season over here at Watha T. I hope you're family is enjoying it as much as we have.

Here's what we've got in store this week.

Tuesday, December 30

10:00: Rock Along with Casey
4:00: Tech Tuesday: Introduction to PowerPoint

Wednesday, December 31

10:00: Story Time with Eric
We will close at 5:00 for New Year's Eve celebrations

Thursday, January 1

Closed for new Year's Day

Friday, January 2

3:30: Anime Club presents: Bleach

Saturday, January 3

10:00: Story Time for Parents and Children

Sunday, January 4

2:00: Sunday Stories with Nick for ages 6-12

Friday, December 19, 2008

New Arrivals Update

Looking for something new to curl up with over this rainy weekend? Check out our New Arrivals list to the left for a fresh batch of titles that just came in this week. There's something for everyone this week, from the newest Nick Stone mystery to Tiki Barber's Pure Hard Workout.

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Feature: New Arrivals

We've added a new feature to the WTD blog, the New Arrivals list. If you go to the blog at, you'll see on the top left hand corner the 10 most recent additions to the collection here at the interim library.

So check out the site every Friday afternoon and see what's new!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ground Breaking Ceremony

This morning we had the ground breaking ceremony to kick-start the construction of the new Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library. There were news media personalities, community activists, local politicians Jack Evans and Alex Padro, folks from library administration including Director Ginnie Cooper and President of the Board of Trustees John Hill and even Mayor Adrian Fenty.

In addition to the big names there were a whole bunch of little names as well, Ms. Smith's fourth grade class from Seaton Elementary School came to the ceremony and with their little hard hats and big gold shovels they dug the first few holes for the new building. Towanda Gravitt and I came over from the interim library and I got some pictures of the kids digging. Way to go guys!

This Week at Watha T. - December 8-14

Good Afternoon Neighbors!

My apologies for the delay in this week's calendar of events, but we experienced an internet outage over Sunday and Monday that prevented all sorts of things from happening. But we're back on track now! Service resumed on Monday evening and we're here to tell you what's going on at Watha. Swing by and check it out!

Monday, Dec. 8

3:30: Homework Help from Capitol Letters Writing Center

Tuesday, Dec. 9

10:00: Rock-Along with Casey
10:45: Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library
4:00: Tech Tuesday: Email Basics

Wednesday, Dec. 10

10:00: Storytime for 3-5 year olds with Micki Freeny
6:00: Youth Chess Club
7:30: Open Knitting Group

Thursday, Dec. 11

9:45: Mother Goose on the Loose

Friday, Dec. 12

3:30: Anime Club presents Bleach episodes 1-3

Saturday, Dec. 13

10:00: Storytime with Tracy

Sunday, Dec. 14

2:00: Sunday Stories, Nick reads No Talking by Andrew Clements