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Differing Views About Sister Souljah's Follow-Up to "The Coldest Winter Ever"

Published on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Book cover of Midnight: A Gangsta Love Story by Sister SouljahAfter being encouraged to read Midnight: A Gangster Love Story by Sister Souljah for a book club discussion at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library, I was left feeling empowered and challenged to continue to strive to be a man of character, honor, integrity, and complete love and adoration for family.  Midnight, along with Ned Stark and Jon Snow of George R.R. Martin's Series

The Second Novel of a Song of Fire and Ice

Published on Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. MartinA Clash of Kings, Book CoverAfter the literary genius of his first novel in the series of A Song of Fire and Ice, A Game of Thrones, George R.R.

Hands-on Health Literacy, Basic Computer Literacy and Web Navigation Workshop

Published on Friday, December 30, 2011

stehoscope and computerThe Anacostia Neighborhood Library, in partnership with P.I. Advocates International, Inc., presents a free hands-on computer and health literacy workshop every third Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

This great training opportunity will give students the chance to improve their basic computer and web navigation skills, and demonstrate how to use the computer to gain health information.  Please contact the Anacostia Neighborhood Library at 202-715-7707 or P.I. Advocates International at 202-575-0046 to register for this free class. 

Published on Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Harriet TubmanCalling all young people of Anacostia! 

If you are between ages 6 and 18 and enjoy acting, sign up for "Journey to Freedom," a play celebrating Black History Month. Written by a local community member, "Journey to Freedom" is a modern-day tale inspired by Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2011

full moon, with houses on the hill Come join us as we try to scare you straight with mystery and suspense. TMZ has another round of thrilling movies.

Throughout the month at 6:30 p.m., the following movies will be shown:

October 4
When a Stranger Calls

October 11
Boogeyman

October 18
Sixth Sense

October 25
Coraline

This program is open to all ages.

Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sign up for this introductory class to personal computing.  For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you!  Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace! Seating is limited to 6 students. 

Call 202-715-7708 to register.

Required Skills:  The ability to read and comprehend English well.

The classes will be held every Tuesdays beginning October 4, through November 22.

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. in  Meeting Room 2.

Published on Monday, September 12, 2011

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Back by popular demand: Yoga!

Yoga is a great way to relax, unwind and get grounded.  Even if you’ve never done yoga before, this class is for you.  Open to people of all abilities, ages and body types. All you need to bring is yourself, comfortable clothing and an open mind. This is a judgment-free zone: Having a great time is encouraged!

Register in person at Anacostia Neighborhood Library, or call 202-715-7708.

Classes will be held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Published on Monday, September 12, 2011

FootballTo celebrate the National Football League (NFL) 2011-2012 season, we will be showing football movies every Tuesday. Throughout the month at 6:30 p.m., the following movies will be shown:

September 6  The Express: The Ernie Davis Story

September 13  Remember the Titans

September 20  Radio

September 27  Friday Night Lights

Are you ready for some football?

Published on Monday, June 6, 2011

Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, Book One of a Song of Fire and Ice.

I have to admit that I was drawn to this book after viewing the first episode of the HBO miniseries Game of Thrones. After reading the first few chapters, I made an effort to read the entire book in two weeks, so that I could be ahead of the show. 

This book is simply amazing.  Martin's detailed character development is flawless, from the main character Lord Ned Stark of Winterfell's unflinching integrity and honor, to even the obscure Lord Walder Frey of the Crossings, who could never understand why no one wanted to marry his daughters.

Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Anacostia Neighborhood Library will be closed Friday, May 6; Saturday, May 7; Friday, May 13; and Saturday, May 14 while contractors resurface the floors.  Customers may return library materials to any DC Public Library. You can also check out and renew materials online.

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