Neighborhood Library

Four Nationals Players Swing by Four Neighborhood Libraries

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014
Four members of the Washington Nationals team took a break from the diamond last Saturday, July 19 to visit four neighborhood libraries.
The Anacostia, Deanwood, Mount Pleasant, and Tenley-Friendship Libraries hosted ballplayers Denard Span, Drew Storen, and Scott Hairston along with manager Matt Williams for an afternoon or fun and reading. Each Nationals member read one of their favorite baseball-themed stories to a crowd of excited youngsters and parents, then took some time to answer a few questions about reading and life in the big leagues. Check out a few pictures from the events below:

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The Washington Nationals are sponsoring Summer Reading 2014. Every child who completes the required reading will receive two free tickets to a Washington Nationals Game. Thanks Nationals!!

Meet the Nationals Centerfielder on Saturday, July 19

Published on Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Love Washington Nationals baseball?  

On Saturday, July 19 at 12 noon, swing by the Anacostia Neighborhood Library for the chance to meet Washington Nationals' very own Denard Span! 

Published on Monday, July 7, 2014


Studying for the SAT test can be tough and expensive!  However, the DC Public Library is here to help!  The Testing Education Reference Center is one of many FREE  resources on our online databases.  On July 17, 24 and 31, come talk with Anacostia staff as we walk you through the steps on how to properly access this FREE resource.  The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a private, nonprofit organization in the United States.   

Thursdays, July 17, 24 and 31  2 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Backyard LaboratorySummer  Sizzlers
The Anacostia Neighborhood will be hosting Summer Sizzlers, a youth activity program which focuses on the DC Public Libraries summer reading theme of science. These activities are free and open to the public for children ages  5-12. Come enjoy fun activities such as:
·  Games
·  Dramatic play
·  Karaoke
·  Arts and crafts
·  Movies  

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Book cover of Rosie Revere Engineer
In collaboration with the Anacostia Community Museum, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library is excited to continue our "Community Leaders Are Readers" program. 

Recommendations Inspired by Joe Romano's Fizz Boom Read Magic Show

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

Magician Joe Romano came to the library on Monday, June 30th and did an awesome magic show for us. I had such a great time that it made me want to learn more about how to do my own magic tricks, and the science behind some of them! Luckily, the library has lots of materials to help me on my journey to become a magician.

Teens Get Ready for the 2014 Summer Reading Program at Anacostia

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

DCPL 2014 Teen Summer Reading Logo

The summer is fast approaching and with the arrival of the new season, what better way for young adults to stay on top of their game than to sign-up for the 2014 Teen Summer Reading program, Spark a Reaction.  Young adults can win cool prizes, such as Chipotle coupons, an iPad mini, Washington Nationals tickets, and even a pair of Beats by Dre Headphones, simply by completing various activities starting on Sunday, June 1, 2014.  For more details on how to win these great prizes, please visit DCPL 2014 Teen Summer Reading

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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Picture Book Recommendations

Published on Monday, June 2, 2014

Father's Day is June 15 this year, and the library has lots of books that families can read together to celebrate this special day and the important relationships between fathers and their children.

Peer Reading Program

Published on Monday, June 2, 2014

martha speaksJoin us as we kick off the Martha Speaks Reading Buddies Program.  This initiative is a collaboration with Howard University's WHUT TV and the Girl Scout's of America.
The peer reading program seeks to encourage early literacy in children ages 4-7 years old by having students in grades 4th-5th read with them and discuss the story. 

Helping Our People Engage

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

movieThe Anacostia Neighborhood Library invites you to HOPE Theater.  
Helping Our People Engage (HOPE) Theater will take place every Friday.  
Starting Friday, May 30 at 11:30 a.m. 
We will showcase old movie classics as well as new blockbuster hits.
This event is free and open to the public.  
1800 Good Hope Road S.E. Washington, DC 20020 (parking lot is available)