What do you do if you find out you’re pregnant? Do you decide to keep the baby and raise it on your own? Do you give the baby up for adoption? Do you decide to have an abortion? Or do you throw the baby in the garbage and hope that no one finds it? These are the issues that confront the main characters in two different books, After and My Life as a Rhombus.
Come and celebrate Black History Month with us at the Washington Highlands Interim Library. Elementary schools are welcome to register a date for a black history program. Childcare centers are invited to our black history preschool story time every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Can’t make it on Wednesdays? No problem, just call 202-243-1184, and schedule a visit!
The Black History Film series kicks off tonight at the library at 6 pm. Every Thursday night in February, we will be showing a different film related to black history. Tonight's film is Tuskegee Airmen.Be sure to join us the rest of the month for the following films:
Book by Karen English, Illustrations by Laura Freeman
Deja and Nikki are best friends. They live right by one another. They go to the same school and are inseparable. Antonia moves in next door but she can’t break these two girls apart. But that’s before Deja has an idea to start a drill club during recess. Deja and Nikki is a lovely chapter book, with regular African-American girl characters in everyday situations; trying to do each other hair, having friendship drama and hoping that the loud kids in line don’t get the whole class in trouble. The book is also about friendships, jealousy, miscommunication an
January 15 is the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the civil rights leader who was assasinated in 1968. The DC Public Library is celebrating the life of Dr. King with a week-long series of events at all of our neighborhood libraries. Please visit the Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library to participated in our Wall of Hope, where you can share your hopes and dreams. On Thursday, January 14 at 5 p.m. we will have a special family celebration called "Happy Birthday, Dr. King." There will be films and refreshments for all.
Happy New Year!This month, the staff at the Washington Highlands Library is pleased to bring a new program to the library. We invite you and your baby (up to 24 months) to join us on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. for songs and stories. This will be an ongoing program throughout the year. Parents, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome!