Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.

DC Free Summer Meals Program

The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library will host DC Free Summer Meals Program July 2 - Aug. 10. Free lunches will be served, Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for ages 18 and younger. No ID or registration is required. 

Signs of the Times Photography Classes

There will be photography classes for adults and seniors, on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 p.m.-3:45 p.m. from Wednesday, July 18 to Friday, August 10. All programs are free and open to the public. Please call for more information.

Step Afrika! Reads

Story Time and Mini Dance Workshop for All Ages

Step Afrika! Reads promotes reading and literacy skills with a special story time, then invites kids to get up on their feet to participate in a mini workshop with the artists from Step Afrika!'s newest production, nxt/step at several of our library locations.Each year, Step Afrika!

2012 Summer Reading Kick-Off

Day Care Centers

Join us June 4 at 10:15 a.m. to celebrate the start of summer and our awesome Summer Reading program, Dream Big -- Read!Wear your swimsuit and prepare to get splashed -- but only after you have used sidewalk paint and chalk to draw what you DREAM!

A 'Very Hungry Caterpillar' Birthday Party

Join us as we celebrate the birthday of Eric Carle, author of

Free HIV Testing

In the quiet, relaxed environment of the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library, on Thursday, May 17, Metro TeenAIDS will offer free, confidential HIV testing to teens and adults, ages 13-24 (though no one will be turned away).The test is very short and can save your life.Representatives will also be on hand to share vital information about how to live healthier. 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo or the 5th of May, commemorates the Mexican Army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library will celebrate the culture and heritage of Cinco de Mayo with stories, activities and movies on Saturday, May 5th.10:30 a.m.: Ages 3 - 81:30 p.m.: Ages 9 - 12

Springtime Matinee Movie

Spring into fun with your favorite friends!

Family Literacy Day

Come join us at the library on Saturday for Family Literacy Day, from noon to 3 p.m.We will celebrate the occasion with a day of fun educational activities for children and families: FREE books, givaways and MORE!The program is sponsored by DC Child Care Connections and Reading is Fundamental.

Jazzing up the Radio: Maintaining Tradition

East of the River Jazz

On Saturday, June 2, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., we will host "Jazz FM: Maintaining Tradition," a presentation on jazz music and history in the D.C. and Baltimore areas.