Calling all musicians!!!
Join Anacostia Neighborhood Library as we celebrate the first true American art form: JAZZ!
Watch as the Anacostia Neighborhood Library is transformed into its very own Cotton Club,
I promise it's guaranteed to be a real gas!
Are you a musician? A jazz enthusiast? Or do you just want to snap your fingers and have a good time?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then Anacostia Neighborhood Library will be the place to be on
Friday April 25, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m.
This jam session is open to all ages- bring your instrument, dancing shoes or listening ears!
Published on Monday, April 7, 2014
May is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.
From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month.
Each year, the Administration for Community Living, an organization of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, selects a theme for Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow,” focuses on injury prevention.
Published on Friday, April 4, 2014
This monthly program invites children ages 4-8 and their families to listen and discuss stories read by community leaders and participate in crafts.
Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
April is National Poetry Month. I often use this month to help remind myself how beautiful a poem can be, and I want to highlight some of my favorites.
Published on Saturday, March 15, 2014
March 15 is National Quilting Day! While I must admit that I personally have no skills with a needle, the DC Public Library has lots of resources to help you explore this exciting craft.
Published on Friday, March 7, 2014
Do you need help setting up an email account for your job search or for keeping in touch with family and friends?
Are you having trouble getting your resume just right using Microsoft Word?
Would you like to learn how to use all of the digital resources that DC Public Library has to offer, such as electronic books, audiobooks, magazines and music downloads?
A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese
Published on Monday, February 10, 2014
The Telling Room is a book that is about all of the things it claims in its title, as well as many others. The main character in the book is Ambrosio, a large and boisterous man who lives in Castile, a region of Spain that is known for its unforgiving climate as well as its history.
Black History Month Celebration
Published on Saturday, February 8, 2014
The Harlem Renaissance was a literary and intellectual force that fostered a new black cultural identity in the 1920s and 1930s throughout New York.
Critic and teacher Alain Locke described it as a "spiritual coming of age" in which the black community was able to seize upon its "first chances for group expression and self-determination."
Black History Month
Published on Friday, February 7, 2014
On Aug. 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C, the March on Washington -- or the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom -- was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history.
The historic march ended at the Washington Monument across the National Mall to Lincoln Memorial. The organizers' goal was to improve the economic condition of the Black Americans. The march ended with the leaders and organizers of the march meeting with President John F. Kennedy at the White House.
The landmark event for the Civil Rights Movement is credited with winning passage of the federal Civil Right Act of 1963.
Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014
For this Valentine's Day
if you don't have much money to buy
rings, furs, or concert tickets,
no worries; don't cry!
Just stop by Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
M.K. Asante’s memoir, Buck, tells the story of a young man who, despite his African-centered upbringing, is drawn to the allure of the streets. Coming of age in North Philadelphia with an incarcerated brother, an often absent professor/activist father and a stressed-out mother, Asante finds more peace out in the world then in his own home.