Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, February 7, 2014

bully cover imageJazmine's favorite book is The Bully by Paul Langan. She likes this book because at the end it shows that Darrell sticks up for himself.

Description: "Darrell Mercer, a ninth-grader at Bluford, is at the center of this story. Darrell and his mother move to the Bluford area in the middle of the school year. Physically smaller than his peers, Darrell quickly becomes a target for Tyray Hobbs, the freshman class bully."

Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2014

favorite dress cover imageKinayja says that her favorite book is I Had a Favorite Dress, by Boni Ashburn and illustrated by Julia Denos. Kinayja likes this book because she has a favorite dress too.

Description: "A young girl loves her favorite dress, but when it gets worn, goes out of fashion or she grows too big for it, her mother fixes up her old favorite dress into something new."

Published on Saturday, February 1, 2014

contee1Safe neighborhoods represent a major concern for residents of the Metropolitan Police Department's (MPD) Sixth District. Among the seven police districts, as reported in MPD’s Crime Totals by Districts, the Sixth District has one of the highest number of homicides.

Published on Friday, January 31, 2014

judy moody coverKyiniyah's favorite book is Judy Moody Was In a Mood by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. She likes it because Judy does the same things that she does all the time.

Description: "Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage."

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

DC Public Library will be participating in the ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival again this year.

ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

The film festival will run Feb. 6-13. DC Public Library will screen films and host speakers at the following locations, dates and time:

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

not a crook cover imageShaniya says she loves the book Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook by Barbara Park, illustrated by Denise Brunkus. She likes it because it is funny and awesome.

Description: "Junie B. Jones experiences glee while showing off her new furry mittens in kindergarten, but disaster strikes when they disappear from the playground."

Published on Friday, January 24, 2014
dork diaries cover

Jamya tells us that her favorite books are the Dork Diaries series, beginning with Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell. She likes Dork Diaries because it's about a girl and she has this worst enemy/friend.

Published on Friday, January 24, 2014
dara contest book art

I was a fairly new Library Associate way back in October and my focus was to program my life away! I greatly enjoy uniting and engaging people, ideas, and experiences through creativity and conversation. There's something about providing learning opportunities through an artistic scope that just makes me all tingly inside.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

14 fibs cover imageAaliyah tells us that her favorite book is The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. by Greg Pincus. She likes this book because it is funny and enjoyable.

Description: "Gregory Korenstein-Jasperton is an eleven-year-old boy who likes to write stories and poems and is not excited by math, but he has a problem--he is the middle child in a family of math geniuses and his father expects him to participate in the City Math contest."