Neighborhood Library

A Designer of Haute Couture

Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013

five women in jeansWhat's a Discount Diva?

It's a person devoted to fashion, particularly unique clothing or high fashion. A Discount Diva has a great sense of style and fashion but can put together head-turning outfits on a small budget and still keep on looking her best with extraordinary glamor.

Throughout this program our Discount Divas will:

Published on Sunday, April 7, 2013

Anacostia Saturday Cinema

Coming soon, to a neighborhood library near you!
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library invites you to join us on Saturdays for our movie matinee! Twice a month, we'll be showing some of your favorite childhood stories; from Corduroy to Max and Ruby, watch your favorite stories come to life!

Join us Saturday, April 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to join in the fun!

Ages 4 and older. Call 202-698-1959 for more information.

Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

testJazz and art blend perfectly at Anacostia Library when The Creative Class meets for its next workshop, Jazz Block Printing, Saturday, April 27, 2-4 p.m. The Creative Class uses materials from the library's collection to teach new crafting techniques to adults.

We will make block prints using books on jazz musicians and history as inspiration, and listen to jazz music as we create. Please email to register.

Published on Friday, March 22, 2013

March is Sing With Your Child Month! Lullabies, songs, and rhymes help prepare children for language and reading skills, and are an important part of early literacy. So help us celebrate by singing to your child with some of our favorite picture books that are easily turned into songs.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Published on Friday, March 1, 2013

Young children playing with toysThere’s a new play time program at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library! Beginning March 2, join us in the children’s room on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for constructive play and early literacy activities.

Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss!

Published on Friday, March 1, 2013

Dr. Seuss Day

It's a Seuss-a-bration!
In partnership with the National Education Association (NEA), the Anacostia Neighborhood Library proudly presents Dr. Seuss Day! Celebrated on Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday (March 2), this day celebrates children's books and seeks to create new readers through creative story times and read-alouds.
From 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., come celebrate with us as we read from our favorite Dr. Seuss books. While this program is suggested for 3- to 7-year-olds, remember "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."

Valentine's Day Party

Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentines DayStop by the children's room on Valentine's Day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for books, music, a sweet treat and some last-minute valentine making.

Great fun for ages 4 to 12!

Author Talk

Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

On Feb. 14 and Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m., the Anacostia Neighborhood Library will host an author talk with the Rev. H. Lionel Edmonds.

Rev. Edmonds has been the senior pastor at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Northwest Washington, D.C. for more than 20 years. At Anacostia, Rev. Edmonds will discuss excerpts from his book, The Believer's Guide to the Jesus Gym.  In addition, he will highlight the importance of spiritual formation and the important connection it shares with the African American experience.   

This event is free and open to the public.

Black History Month Lecture

Published on Monday, February 11, 2013

C.R. Gibbs On Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m., C.R. Gibbs, award-winning historian and international lecturer, will present a lecture entitled, "Trek to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia."