Neighborhood Library

Get Scared - Halloween is Coming!


Halloween is a fun holiday - what could be better than costumes and candy!? Here are some recommendations of books and movies to help get you in the mood to have a spooky, scary, and super-fun time:

Volunteer for 50+ Program Series

The Anacostia and Lamond-Riggs libraries are currently seeking qualified volunteers for a new series of events designed by DC Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation.

Craft time for Kids

On Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3:30 p.m., gather up the scissors, paper, paint and your creativity and come participate in our craft time for kids.Create a special art project to share with your family. Ages 7 to 12.

Harry Potter Movie Marathon

If you are a Harry Potter fan you, will surely be interested in viewing the afternoon marathon of movies about the magical students of Hogwarts.Join us Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. Great for ages 7 to 12.

Sept. 22 is Elephant Appreciation Day!

I just learned that Sept. 22 is Elephant Appreciation Day!I love elephants. I love their big ears and long trunks and intimidating tusks. And I love how there are tons of books with important elephant characters!

Banned Books Week

Sept. 22-28, 2013

'Killing Mr. Griffin' by Lois Duncan

Great Book for Teens Returning Back to School

Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan is a great book for teens returning back to school from their summer vacation.

Back to School

Book Recommendations

Going back to school can bring up lots of emotions. For me, it made me alternately excited to see my friends and learn new things, but also nervous about what changes the new year would bring. Not so surprisingly, there are lots of books to about going back to school and the mixed-up feelings it can bring!

Aug. 11 is Presidential Joke Day!

Since 1984, when President Reagan made a joke about outlawing the existence of the USSR without knowing his microphone was on, Aug. 11 has been Presidential Joke Day! Even though I'm not the president, I do love a good joke.Here are some of my favorite joke books:

Stories By Hand

"Stories by Hand," a program featuring storyteller Kathy MacMillan and American Sign Language, is coming to the Anacostia library on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m.Want to learn more about ASL before her perfomance? The DC Public Library has lots of great books to help you learn!