Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
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Making a Valid Will in the District of Columbia

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 1 p.m.

Many Americans have never seen a will and far too many do not have one. Join Amy Gellatly of Neighborhood Legal Services Program for an engaging talk on the history of wills and how historical figures have used wills – sometimes in highly unexpected ways. Participants will also learn the legal requirements for a valid will in the District of Columbia, the information needed to prepare a will, what happens during a will execution and how to find free, legal help to prepare a will.

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

A story time experience for our youngest library users. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to two years old.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be on a lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
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LEGO Time - Booktalk

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10 a.m.

Saturday is Family Play Time!  Come to the Library and build, explore, and play with LEGOs and share a favorite booktalk in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every other Saturday.  This program is designed for children ages 5-13 years old.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 10 a.m.

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. join us to share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

A story time experience for our youngest library users. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to two years old.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be on a lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
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Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Monday, June 6, 2016, 10 a.m.

Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.
Coffee and Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Monday, June 6, 2016, 1 p.m.

Join us for coffee, conversation and a craft. This is an opportunity to meet library staff, other people who enjoy the library, and to share your interests and skills with others. We will meet in the large meeting room on the Lower Level from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All are welcomed. Coffee and Conversation will be held the first and third Monday of each month.  This program is FREE and open to the public.  

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10 a.m.

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. join us to share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

A story time experience for our youngest library users. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to two years old.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be on a lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.
LEGO'S

LEGO Time - Booktalk

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

Saturday is Family Play Time!  Come to the Library and build, explore, and play with LEGOs and share a favorite booktalk in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every other Saturday.  This program is designed for children ages 5-13 years old.

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