Neighborhood Library

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.

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.