Neighborhood Library

Thank you for your support of our services!

Published on Friday, December 28, 2012

Customer appreciation sigh in gold letters in front of a blue backgroundCome celebrate Customer Appreciation Day at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library.

We thank you for your continued support of our programs and services, and new plans and goals await us all for the upcoming New Year.  

On Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., come and enjoy complimentary coffee, cocoa and tea along with cookies. Tokens of appreciation will be handed out to customers while supplies last.

Children's Election at Anacostia Library

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

Voting at Anacostia.As a reminder that civic responsibility can begin at any age, the Anacostia Neighborhood library was proud to be a polling site for the 2012 Children's Election, open to citizens 17 and under! The children were given ballots to let their voices be heard on the following categories:

President: Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney
Political party: Republican vs. Democrat
Color: Red vs. Blue
Animal: Donkey vs. Elephant

The “polls” were open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the results were:

Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Social media iconsBack by popular demand!! The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is proud to present marketing specialist Kimberlee Baker on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. She will share successful and proven techniques on how to use social media networks.

Find out what social media is and how to select the right social media channel that will help grow your business or increase your success with job searching, while building a stronger professional network.  This class will be one in a series of classes offered by Ms. Baker, which also will include Facebook and LinkedIn in the upcoming weeks. 

Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Two puppets performing on stageAs part of the 2012 Kids Euro Festival, Anacostia Neighborhood Library invites you to join us as we celebrate the country of Romania!

On Oct. 26, we'll partner with the Romanian embassy for an interactive art workshop. Three Romanian puppeteers will show us how to build from basic materials puppets that represent favorite characters from The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy, the Lion, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man will come to life and take on new adventures!

Ages 7-10. Registration required.

Movie Screening of Brooklyn Castle

Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Brooklyn CastleCome to a FREE screening of the film Brooklyn Castle (PG) at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library!  We’ll be showing it on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.  Recommended for children and adults with an interest in chess, but all viewers will find this remarkable story compelling.

Published on Monday, September 10, 2012

Photo of keyboard and stethscopePhoto of keyboard and stethoscopeThe Anacostia Neighborhood Library, in partnership with P.I. Advocates International, Inc., presents "Hands-on Health Literacy, Basic Computer Literacy and Web Navigation Workshop," a free hands-on computer and health literacy workshop held every third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Monthly Dental Van

Published on Monday, September 10, 2012

Bright Smiles for a Bright Future is a program offered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
and the Anacostia Neighborhood Library that provides dental vanChildren smiling. visits to the community.  Through a partnership with Smiles Center Dental Group, a dental van equipped with the latest technology will bring top-quality care to patients in a gentle, prompt and reliable manner.

A dental van will park in front of the library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. These services come at no cost to individuals covered under Medicaid/Managed Care and no out-of-pocket expenses for the dental work provided through the program. Other insurances are accepted.

Published on Friday, August 17, 2012

Job Seekers

Did you know having the right resume can be the difference from being called for an interview and being overlooked? 

Join us for our resume workshop series. It will help put the finishing touches on your resume from a trained professional.  For more information regarding resumes and job searching, visit

This workshop will take place on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m.

Published on Friday, August 3, 2012

Are you unemployed?  Need help on where to begin searching for a job?  Perhaps DC Job Seekers is just for you!

Every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., trained staff are available to assist you at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE.

We will assist you with your job search, show you examples of how to create a resume and a cover letter.

For more information, please call 202-715-7708 or visit

Published on Friday, July 27, 2012

The 201National Night Out logo2 National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 5 p.m-9 p.m. at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library.  It is an evening for law enforcement agencies and communities share an evening with to celebrate, commemorate and develop partnerships.

National Night Out is designed to: