Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

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. 

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."