Neighborhood Library

'The Telling Room' by Michael Paterniti

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

The 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. 

Harlem Renaissance Night

Black History Month Celebration

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

African American Historic Event in Washington, D.C

Black History Month

On 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.

Let's Make Valentines!

For this Valentine's Dayif you don't have much money to buyrings, furs, or concert tickets, no worries; don't cry!Just stop by Anacostia Neighborhood Library

'Buck: A Memoir'

Book recommendation

M.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.

Black History Month

Fiction Choices for Children

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!

Dear Mr. President

Black History Month Celebration

Have 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.  

Readers Are Leaders

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. 

D.E.'s Choice Reads

'You Herd Me! I'll Say It If Nobody Else Will'

You Herd Me! I’ll Say It if Nobody Else Will is a thought-provoking read centered around sporting topics.

DC Public Library Opens On Two-Hour Delay

Wednesday, Jan. 22

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.