Neighborhood Library

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."

Published on Friday, February 8, 2013

Mardi GrasCome celebrate Fat Tuesday at the Anacostia Library on Feb. 12 at 4 p.m.

There will be mask-making, music, traditional Mardi Gras beads, and information about the holiday. Come learn and celebrate with us!

This activity is great for ages 6-12.

Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last StrawCome to the Anacostia Neighborhood Library this Saturday for our Diary of a Wimpy Kid book club! We’ll be eating snacks and talking about Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (the green one). Haven’t read it yet? No problem! Copies will be handed out at during book club.
When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Anacostia Neighborhood Library Children’s Programming Room
Who: Ages 7-12

Book Club: 'The New Jim Crow'

Published on Friday, January 18, 2013

The New Jim Crow flyerIn observance of Black History Month, we will discuss The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.

Join us most Tuesdays on February at 7 p.m. -- F
eb. 5, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26!

Published on Friday, January 18, 2013

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of HopeIn collaboration with the Anacostia Community Museum, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library is pleased to present "Community Leaders Are Readers."

This bi-monthly program invites children ages 4-8 and their families to listen and discuss stories read by community leaders, and participate in crafts.

Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

As we usher in 2013, we'd like to take a moment to look back at some of the wonderful books that were published this past year.  If you had any favorite books in 2012, please stop by the children's desk and tell us about them!  Here are a few of our favorites: