Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Picture of a family

Anacostia Neighborhood Library, in partnership with the Public Media Corps, is launching its first ever family portrait project – a photo collage of the diverse families that live, work, and play in our community. Come have your family professionally photographed for FREE! While printed family portraits are free, participation requires that each eligible participant registers or currently possesses a valid District of Columbia library card – your digital passport to computers, books, movies, music and fun!

Gather your family for a free professional photo, and  learn about all the great things your library has to offer!

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The library, in cooperation with Byte Back, is offering free PC Basics computer classes at Capitol View Library and Anacostia Library starting in November. Classes will be offered morning, early afternoon and late afternoon.

You must be a D.C. resident to enroll in this program. All students must present proof of residency on the first day of class
to be admitted. To register, call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those who complete the course (6 weeks) and who qualify (by income) will also get a free computer and free Cricket broadband card, good for one year's free Internet.

Partners:  DC Public Library, DC Office of the Chief Technology Office, ByteBack, First Time Computers, Cricket Communications  .

Published on Thursday, August 12, 2010

Back to School display at the library

Join us as we celebrate Summer Reading and Back to School at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. The celebration will take place on Thursday, August 19, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Planned activities include:

Published on Monday, July 12, 2010

Picture of computersThe Anacostia Neighborhood Library is proud to host P.I. Advocates International, Inc. (PIA), for a dynamic workshop. 

On July 31, PIA will offer a free computer training class to teach community members new skills, such as
understanding software applications and navigating the Internet. 

PIA will also offer health information to promote a healthy lifestyle
to Anacostia residents. 

What a winning combination!
How can you lose when you know how to use a computer as
well as the secrets to maintaining a healthy body? So
take a megabyte out of health!

Presented by AAA Home Solutions and Anacostia Public Library

Published on Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Have you ever thought about owning your own home, but didn’t know how to begin the process?  Help is on the way!  The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is partnering with AAA Home Solutions for a multiple part-series on the rewards of home ownership.

Published on Friday, June 4, 2010

The New Anacostia Library opened on Monday, April 26th with a fun-filled celebration with Mayor Adrian Fenty, Council Chairman Vince Gray, Ward 7 Councilperson Yvette Alexander and a lots of neighborhood residents .  Check out a clip of the ribbon cutting ceremony:

Published on Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The new Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. S.E., is now open. 

The new 22,000 square foot library opens with more than 40,000 books, areas for children, teens and adults, Mac computers for teens, 32 computers for the public, community meeting rooms and more.  Check it out.

A Grand Opening Party is planned for Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Story times, arts and crafts, performances and more. 

February Film Series at Anacostia

Published on Friday, February 19, 2010

The Marva Collins Story 2/22 at 3:30 p.m. (Cicely Tyson)

Black Mama, White Mama 2/23 at 6:30 p.m. (Pam Grier)

Car Wash, 2/24 at 3:30 p.m. (Richard Pryor)

Shaft in Africa, 2/25 at 6:30 p.m. (Richard RoundTree)

Friday Foster, 2/26 at 3:30 p.m. (Pam Grier)

All movies are rated R except for the Marva Collins Story.

Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Decorate a heart of Martin Luther king Jr. every Tue and Wed at 10am and 3:30pm during the month of February, 2010 ages 2-11

Make a Abraham Lincoln booklet using your own thoughts and words on February 4th, and the 16th   at 3:30pm ages 2-11

Make a colorful booklet about the history of Harriet Tubman on February 8th, and the 11th at 1:30pm and 3:30pm ages 6-11

Urban Fiction

Published on Wednesday, January 6, 2010


1. Terri Woods Presents Deadly Reigns by Ginger Laine
2. The Face That Launched A Thousand Bullets by T. Styles
3. Hush by Amaleka McCall
4. Immortal by Erica Barnes
5. Naughty by Brenda Hampton
6. Snow White: A Survival Story by Anna J.
7. West End Girls by Lena Scott