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Check Out These Exciting Travel Books

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The summer is fast approaching and this is the perfect time to plan your next vacation, weekend getaway, or new adventure in Washington, D.C.  Come and visit the Anacostia Neighborhood Library today and check out these new travel books, which can help you save money and give you great ideas to make the most out of your trip.

Myrtle Beach & South Carolina Grans Strand Book CoverMyrtle Beach & South Carolina Grand Strand by Renee Wright

Picture Book Recommendations

Published on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

There are lots of great picture books celebrating the bond between mothers and children, and this mother's day is a great time to read some of them!

Garden of Surprises

Published on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

older american month

"Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye"

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Divided SoulDivided Soul The Life of Marvin Gaye is a biography written by David Ritz.  The book covers parts of Marvin's childhood, through his time spent in Washington, DC.  Detroit, and Motown, and ultimately his death in California.  The author conducts various interviews with those who spent time with Marvin throughout his 44 years of life.  There are many quotes and thoughts from Marvin himself.  

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Jazz Appreciation Month

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

milesCalling all musicians!!!
Join Anacostia Neighborhood Library as we celebrate the first true American art form: JAZZ!

Watch as the Anacostia Neighborhood Library is transformed into its very own Cotton Club,
I promise it's guaranteed to be a real gas!

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014

oam logoMay is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.

From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month. 

Each year, the Administration for Community Living, an organization of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, selects a theme for Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow,” focuses on injury prevention.

Published on Friday, April 4, 2014
Dinosaur SchoolIn 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.  

Book Recommendations

Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April is National Poetry Month. I often use this month to help remind myself how beautiful a poem can be, and I want to highlight some of my favorites.

Published on Saturday, March 15, 2014

March 15 is National Quilting Day! While I must admit that I personally have no skills with a needle, the DC Public Library has lots of resources to help you explore this exciting craft.