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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
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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!

Published on Friday, April 19, 2013

This April, the Anacostia Neighborhood will offer special progams in celebration of National Poetry Month! From haiku to epic, here are a few of our favorite books.

Newest Book: 'Honor Thy Thug'

Published on Monday, April 15, 2013

Honor Thy ThugCome out and welcome Wahida Clark and talk to her about her newest hot title, Honor Thy Thug.

About the Book

'Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City'

Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013

Go-Go Live is a social history of black Washington told through its go-go music and culture.  Encompassing dance moves, nightclubs and fashion -- as well as the voices of artists, fans, business owners, and politics -- Natalie Hopkinson's Washington-based narrative reflects the broader history of race in urban America in the second half of the 20th century and the early 21st.

Join us on April 25 at 7 p.m.

For questions, call 202-715-7708.