Neighborhood Library

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

Picture Book Recommendations

Published on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

There are lots of great picture books celebrating the bond between mothers and children, and this mother's day is a great time to read some of them!

Garden of Surprises

Published on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

older american month

"Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye"

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Divided SoulDivided Soul The Life of Marvin Gaye is a biography written by David Ritz.  The book covers parts of Marvin's childhood, through his time spent in Washington, DC.  Detroit, and Motown, and ultimately his death in California.  The author conducts various interviews with those who spent time with Marvin throughout his 44 years of life.  There are many quotes and thoughts from Marvin himself.  

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Jazz Appreciation Month

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

milesCalling 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!