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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.

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit MySchoolDC.org to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email info@myschooldc.org for additional information.

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

State1Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. favored federal representation for District residents. In August 1965, he joined local civil rights leaders, home rule proponents and 5,000 people on a playground in the Shaw neighborhood. The group marched to Lafayette Square (seven acre public park directly north of White House), demanding the right to self-government. 

The struggle for permanent federal representation began as early as 1801.  Since then, congressional members have advanced five proposals:

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