Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Calling all teen CSI enthusiasts!!! Join educators from the National Museum of Health and Medicine for an exciting afternoon in forensic investigation.  This program is free and open to all.

August 13, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

100 by Summer

I’d already shelved my books and was running back and forth to help customers. It was a regular day.But, I noticed something. I’d engaged with a number of customers who didn’t have library cards. How could this be? Then I remember saying, “100 by Summer.” This was sometime in March.
My vision  for “100 by Summer” was to develop an initiative that could not only get me out  into the community but, more than anything,  benefit the people of DC in a great way.
Working at the library, I get to experience, first-hand, the amazing resources that we

Published on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lauryn Hill
Join us on Wednesday, June 11 as we present the legendary 1998 album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. In honor of Black Music Month: we will play this album in its entirety along with other amazing tracks from the outstanding Lauryn Hill! Food and drinks will be provided. This program is free and open to the public.

Location: Large Meeting Room 

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!