Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gentle Hatha Yoga Classes have resumed, every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Join us as Yoga Activist presents Hatha Yoga, a great way to relax and stretch your body!  Please wear comfy clothes.  Mats will be provided or you may bring your own.  Hope to see you there.

Published on Monday, November 14, 2011

All Gentle Hatha Yoga Classes are canceled for Saturday, November 26, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Classes will resume on Saturday, December 3, at 10 a.m.

Published on Monday, October 31, 2011

Come and have a light breakfast, and listen to a story at 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 years old, celebrate with songs and stories and a movie at noon, Cars 2

Saturday, November 12, bring your kids and enjoy a snack and fun inside the Children's Circle Room.  All ages are welcome. 

All programs and activities are free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact the Children's Room.

Published on Monday, October 3, 2011

Come and join us Wednesday, October 19, at 10:30 a.m. for a visit from the D.C. Fire Department.

Children aged 2 to 5 are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caretaker.

Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The water main break has been repaired. Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library will open on time today.

Published on Friday, July 29, 2011

Effective Monday, August 1 through Wednesday, November 30, 2011, the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library parking lot will be closed due to the Benning Road construction project. 

The parking lot is closing because the construction project is shifting from the north side of Benning Road, N.E. to the south side.  As an alternative, the Minnesota Ave. Metro station on the Orange line is located just blocks from the library.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Read more about the construction project.

Published on Monday, July 25, 2011

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library will be closed on Monday, July 25, for maintenance.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Books and other library materials may be returned to any DC Public Library location.  You can always visit the Library’s website 24/7 to download books, videos or music, access databases, and place holds or renew books.

Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Benning Neighborhood Library is one of the five finalists for ArchDaily's 2010 Building of the Year Award.  This award recognizes the best buildings featured during 2010 on ArchDaily, one of the of the leading architectural websites in the world.

Between now and February 13, the public can vote, and on February 15 the winners for each category will be announced.

To vote, visit this link.

Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 5:  Noon - 2 p.m.
Craft Workshop/ Freedom Necklace with Ward 7 Arts Collaborative (W7AC)

February 9:  7 - 8 p.m.
Performance and workshop by the African Heritage Dancer and Drummers (AHDD)

February 10:  7 - 8 p.m.
Film Festival hosted by Ophelia Egypt Planned Parenthood Youth Center  

February 12: Noon - 2 p.m.
Artist Talk/ D.Bell

February 16: 11 a.m. - Noon
Performance by AHDD

February 17:  7- 8 p.m.
Teen's Night with a performance of the "DA Originals"

February 19: Noon - 2 p.m.
Dance Performance/ Julia Jones; performance by "The Ensemble Cast"

February 24: 7 - 8 p.m.
Performance by AHDD

Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Photo of Author Talk 

Local urban fiction authors Darryl King (Dirty South and Mo Dirty) and James Tanner (Diary of a Thug will visit Benning Neighborhood Library on February 8, 2011 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM. They will read from their urban street tales, discuss how they became authors and what inspired them.