Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Kids can make you smile or they can make you cry. Kids can make you laugh or they can make you scream, or they can do both
at the same time. They can also make you feel like the oldest person on the Earth---don't you just love them! No matter the case,
these little cuties are always entertaining. Check out this amazing video "Kids React To Walkmans!" It's the most hilarious reaction you'll see all week!

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014

oam logoMay is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.

From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month. 

Each year, the Administration for Community Living, an organization of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, selects a theme for Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow,” focuses on injury prevention.

Published on Friday, March 28, 2014

Cassandra the Lucky cover imageJasmine shares with us that her favorite books are from the Goddess Girls series, such as Cassandra the Lucky by Joan Holub. Jasmine says that these are her favorite books because they have wonderful adventures together.

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014

100 by summer Every person deserves a library card! The challenge? Let’s get 100 DC Public Library cards to 100 Washingtonians by the summer!

Are you a school, recreation center, senior citizen home, or any other kind of group or organization that wants to help your community receive access to their own library cards?  If so, feel free to join The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library "100 by Summer" Challenge. We will visit your group or organization and sign your community members up for DC Library cards on the spot!

Published on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Hands: growing up to be an artist cover image

Jonae shares with us that her favorite book is Hands: Growing Up To Be an Artist by Lois Ehlert. Jonae says that it is her favorite book because it is a book about art and the tools!

Description: When a child works alongside her parents doing carpentry, sewing, and gardening, she thinks of being an artist as well when she grows up.

Published on Monday, March 24, 2014
dorothy i height google doodle
As Google users across the country found out this morning, today is Dorothy I. Height's 102nd birthday!

April 1 and April 2

Published on Monday, March 10, 2014
The Arts Book Fair

In honor of National Poetry Month, join the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library for its first: The Arts Book Fair. 

In the essence of celebrating poetry as an art, we will also feature other books that  celebrate art and artists of all forms: dance, music, painting and so much more! So bring your library card, or sign up for one, and check out something great!

Monday, April 1 | 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2 | 5 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Small Meeting Room 1
Light refreshments will be served.

Published on Friday, February 21, 2014

dog days coverJuan shares with us that his favorite book is Diary Of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney. Juan says that it is his favorite book because it is very fun to read!

Description: In the latest diary of middle-schooler Greg Heffley, he records his attempts to spend his summer vacation sensibly indoors playing video games and watching television, despite his mother's other ideas.

D.C. Back in the Day: Roundtable Brunch

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014

DC Do you see the new D.C.?
Do you hear the new D.C.?
Do you feel the new D.C.?

Join the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library, on Feb. 18 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., for our roundtable brunch: “The Way We Were: DC Back in the Day."

Here, we will discuss D.C.’s past, present, and future through the eyes and memories of our local residents. This open dialogue is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served.

Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

grinch cover imageJessica is back with another favorite book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. She like it because it tells you how he was a mean person and did not like Christmas and then he became nice because someone told him to.