Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014

valentines fingersFor 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

Book recommendation

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

buck book coverM.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.

Fiction Choices for Children

Published on Saturday, February 1, 2014

February is Black History Month, but that doesn't mean we only need to celebrate nonfiction! Fiction can be a great mechanism to examine history and the legacy of the past, and that makes February a great time to read fiction with African and African-American protagonists. Here are some suggested children's books to read this February!

Black History Month Celebration

Published on Friday, January 31, 2014

President ObamaHave you ever written a letter to the President of the United States?

In celebration of Black History Month, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library community will be writing letters to President Obama.  In the letter be sure to mention the Anacostia neighborhood in some way. After writing the letter, hand it to staff and we will ensure the letter is sent to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20001.  

The last date to submit a letter will be on Feb. 20 at 9 p.m.  Envelopes will be provided.  


Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tambourine Moon

In collaboration with the Anacostia Community Museum, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library is excited to continue our "Community Leaders Are Readers" program.

This monthly program invites children ages 4-8 and their families to listen and discuss stories read by community leaders and participate in crafts. 

On Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m., the book will be Tambourine Moon, read by the author herself, Joy Jones! 

'You Herd Me! I'll Say It If Nobody Else Will'

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

You Herd MeYou Herd Me! I’ll Say It if Nobody Else Will is a thought-provoking read centered around sporting topics.

Author Colin Cowherd jumpstarted his reporting career in Las Vegas covering local sports teams. If you are familiar with Mr. Cowherd radio show (The Herd on ESPN radio) this book reads very similar to how he presents his arguments and backs them up with hard facts.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
national museum of art

Book cover of African art bookHave you ever been curious about African Art? Thought it was beautiful but wondered what certain art objects felt like and what materials they were made from?

At most museums, the policy is “look but don’t touch.” Fortunately that won’t be the case at Anacostia Neighborhood Library!

"There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you."

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

zora smilingAlong with celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January is also the month we celebrate the literary and anthropological contributions of Zora Neale Hurston.