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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:

Thank you for your support of our services!

Published on Friday, December 28, 2012

Customer appreciation sigh in gold letters in front of a blue backgroundCome celebrate Customer Appreciation Day at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library.

We thank you for your continued support of our programs and services, and new plans and goals await us all for the upcoming New Year.  

On Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., come and enjoy complimentary coffee, cocoa and tea along with cookies. Tokens of appreciation will be handed out to customers while supplies last.

Children's Election at Anacostia Library

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

Voting at Anacostia.As a reminder that civic responsibility can begin at any age, the Anacostia Neighborhood library was proud to be a polling site for the 2012 Children's Election, open to citizens 17 and under! The children were given ballots to let their voices be heard on the following categories:

President: Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney
Political party: Republican vs. Democrat
Color: Red vs. Blue
Animal: Donkey vs. Elephant

The “polls” were open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the results were:

Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Social media iconsBack by popular demand!! The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is proud to present marketing specialist Kimberlee Baker on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. She will share successful and proven techniques on how to use social media networks.

Find out what social media is and how to select the right social media channel that will help grow your business or increase your success with job searching, while building a stronger professional network.  This class will be one in a series of classes offered by Ms. Baker, which also will include Facebook and LinkedIn in the upcoming weeks. 

Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Two puppets performing on stageAs part of the 2012 Kids Euro Festival, Anacostia Neighborhood Library invites you to join us as we celebrate the country of Romania!

On Oct. 26, we'll partner with the Romanian embassy for an interactive art workshop. Three Romanian puppeteers will show us how to build from basic materials puppets that represent favorite characters from The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy, the Lion, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man will come to life and take on new adventures!

Ages 7-10. Registration required.

Movie Screening of Brooklyn Castle

Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Brooklyn CastleCome to a FREE screening of the film Brooklyn Castle (PG) at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library!  We’ll be showing it on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.  Recommended for children and adults with an interest in chess, but all viewers will find this remarkable story compelling.