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A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese

Published on Monday, February 10, 2014

the_telling_room_book_coverThe Telling Room is a book that is about all of the things it claims in its title, as well as many others. The main character in the book is Ambrosio, a large and boisterous man who lives in Castile, a region of Spain that is known for its unforgiving climate as well as its history. 

Black History Month Celebration

Published on Saturday, February 8, 2014
Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance was a literary and intellectual force that fostered a new black cultural identity in the 1920s and 1930s throughout New York.

Critic and teacher Alain Locke described it as a "spiritual coming of age" in which the black community was able to seize upon its "first chances for group expression and self-determination."

Black History Month

Published on Friday, February 7, 2014

bookOn Aug. 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C, the March on Washington -- or the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom -- was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history.

The historic march ended at the Washington Monument across the National Mall to Lincoln Memorial. The organizers' goal was to improve the economic condition of the Black Americans. The march ended with the leaders and organizers of the march meeting with President John F. Kennedy at the White House.

The landmark event for the Civil Rights Movement is credited with winning passage of the federal Civil Right Act of 1963.

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014

valentines fingersFor this Valentine's Day
if you don't have much money to buy
rings, furs, or concert tickets, 
no worries; don't cry!
Just stop by Anacostia Neighborhood Library

Book recommendation

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

buck book coverM.K. Asante’s memoir, Buck, tells the story of a young man who, despite his African-centered upbringing, is drawn to the allure of the streets. Coming of age in North Philadelphia with an incarcerated brother, an often absent professor/activist father and a stressed-out mother, Asante finds more peace out in the world then in his own home.

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.