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A Conversation on D.C. Statehood

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. favored federal representation for District residents. In August 1965, he joined local civil rights leaders, home rule proponents and 5,000 people on a playground in the Shaw neighborhood. The group marched to Lafayette Square (seven acre public park directly north of White House), demanding the right to self-government. 

Happy New Year!

What are your resolutions?

Happy New Year!I love New Year's. It always makes me excited and hopeful about what the upcoming year will bring. Like many people, this burst of optimism often leads me to come up with a bunch of resolutions, even if I normally give up halfway through February...

"The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration"

Anacostia Library's African Diaspora Film Series

What is Kwanzaa?Is it only a holiday for African-Americans? How did it begin? For answers to these questions and many more, join Anacostia library for an all ages viewing

D.E.'s Choice Reads

Dr. J The Autobiography

Dr. J The Autobiography with Karl Taro Greenfeld takes the reader into the life and thoughts of Julius Erving, better known as Dr. J.

Brr... Books to help you get through the Winter!

Book recommendations

I admit - I do not like being outside when it's cold outside. But, I love curling up with a book and watching the snow fall. Here are some recommendations of books that reinforce that Winter Wonderland atmosphere, without actually causing a chill!

What is Your Family or Friend Tradition?

Traditions are important for teens

Traditions are events that friends or families do together on a regular basis, whether daily, weekly, monthly or yearly that bring people closer. Family and friendship traditions:

Molly's Pilgrim

My Favorite Thanksgiving Story

My favorite Thanksgiving story is a non-traditional one.

November is National Novel Writing Month!

November is National Novel Writing Month, and the library has lots of resources to help you participate!

Leaders are Readers

Special guest author/reader Eloise Greenfield!

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, Nov.

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