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Teens Get Ready for the 2014 Summer Reading Program at Anacostia

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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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)   

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
May has certainly been an exciting month, and to cap it off, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library would like to celebrate two lesser known holidays: National Photography Month AND Get Caught Reading Month!
From now, until May 31, Anacostia’s "A-team" will be out and about the neighborhood, taking photos of residents that we “catch reading” (Prizes will be given!) We’ll display those photos during our Summer Reading Program, which begins June 1.

Look for us in the area, and be sure to check out books so you can “Get Caught Reading”!

Helping Our People Engage through Cinema

Published on Monday, May 19, 2014

In the spirit of revitalizing the historic cinema theaters of Anacostia, such as the Carver Theater, the Anacostia Theater, the Naylor Theater, and the Congress Heights Theater, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library proudly presents, H.O.P.E. Theater,Helping Our People Engage.  Come enjoy select weekly movie matinees on Friday morning at 11 a.m.  Afterwards, feel free to share your thoughts about the movie with other moviegoers and community members.  We are building hope one movie at a time.

Published on Monday, May 12, 2014

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is proud to offer job readiness training by Mr. James Kendlin. The training will assist with all facets of workforce development, including resume assistance, interview skills, and general job readiness help. Mr. Kendlin has a great deal of experience in this field, and his knowledge and passion for assisting individuals in their job search is evident in the quality of his work. 

Mr. Kendlin will be at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library every Wednesday morning, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please call 202-715-7707 before coming to set up an appointment time. In addition to the assistance from Mr. Kendlin, DC Public Library has a great number of books that can help with your job readiness titles. Below are just a few:

Let's Make a Craft to Show It!

Published on Thursday, May 8, 2014

mother'sA mother's love starts at birth
and grows stronger day by day.
What better way to thank her for the smiles that
she has given and encouraging words she's said
than with handmade crafts for Mother's Day?

Join us in the Children's Room 
Saturday May 10, 2014 1 to 3 p.m.

Check Out These Exciting Travel Books

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The summer is fast approaching and this is the perfect time to plan your next vacation, weekend getaway, or new adventure in Washington, D.C.  Come and visit the Anacostia Neighborhood Library today and check out these new travel books, which can help you save money and give you great ideas to make the most out of your trip.

Myrtle Beach & South Carolina Grans Strand Book CoverMyrtle Beach & South Carolina Grand Strand by Renee Wright