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Published on Monday, July 22, 2013

Science in the Summer logoDid you have a great time at Science in the Summer the last two weekends, or do you just want to learn more about circuits?

Published on Thursday, July 18, 2013

Science in the Summer at the DC Public LibrarySummer fun is under way at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library!

There are still a few spaces available to join our “Science in the Summer” program. Children are encouraged to join us as we conduct science experiments with electricity on Saturday, July 20.

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
free summer meals
Free Meals Served Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. The Free Summer Meals Program (FSM) is a federally funded program which enables state and local governments to establish feeding sites that offer free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in particularly low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

What libraries are offering the FSM?

Published on Thursday, July 4, 2013

March2 The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C. in order to influence the federal government to end discrimination, provide the disadvantaged with opportunities for work, establish a $2.00-an-hour minimum wage and to grant self-government to the District of Columbia. 

Local author R.J. Champ talks about his new book

Published on Monday, July 1, 2013
Come join the discussion with local author R.J. Champ at Anacostia Library.

About the bookA woman on the cover of the book

Newly married Angel Rising has it all, beauty, a handsome husband, a professional career, an estate in Suburban Maryland, with more designer clothes and toys than one could imagine. With a life of luxury comes just one problem. A husband who said I do when he really meant I won't. Jovan just can't seem to shake the streets or all the women in it! Hurt, confused and wanting revenge, Angel vows there will be no mistress, no more!

The hunt is on......!

Book Recommendations: Picture Books

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013
Dig into reading logo

Are you as excited about "digging into reading" this summer as I am?

I love a themed story time, so I put together a short list of picture books about gardening and digging.

Book Recommendations - Middle Grade Readers

Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Dig Into Reading What do you think of when you hear "dig into reading"?

Gardening? Sure! But what about digging about dinosaur bones, or other general archaeological finds? Or how about digging into the past? I think "dig into reading" can incorporate all those topics, and more!

Of course you can read about anything you want for our summer reading program, but I wanted to make a list of a couple great chapter books that tie into our theme anyway!

Book recommendations for July 4th

Published on Monday, June 24, 2013

Money Ain't Everything

Published on Friday, May 31, 2013

Come join us on June 4 at 6 p.m. in the Ora Glover Community Room as we welcome Eyone Williams and discuss his book, Money Ain't Everything.

About The Book
black and green cover of a bookVicioso was born into a world of poverty in the projects of Santa Cruz in Panama City, Panama. He longs for one thing and one thing only: a better life in a better place.

He leaves Panama and heads to the U.S. in an effort to provide a better life for himself and his family. Money is the only thing that can change his life for the better, yet the power of the dollar is also the very thing that can tear his life apart.

"All the World's a Stage..."

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013
Attention all (young) playwrights! 


Thanks to a LSTA grant, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library will have a representative from the Young Playwrights Theatre on Wednesdays throughout May from 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Students 8 to 16 are invited to come with any ideas, questions they may have about developing scripts and producing plays. We'll be developing scripts, with a possibility to produce them later on! All students with a flair for the dramatic are invited to attend!