Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Monday, November 8, 2010

Celebrate the invention of the game Bingo in 1929 by Edwin S. Lowe on Tuesday, December 7, at 5 p.m. Ages 6-12.

For more information, please call 202-281-2583.

Published on Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursdays in December at 5 p.m., the Benning Neighborhood Library will be showing winter movies for ages 5-12.

December 9 - Snow Buddies

December 16 - Frosty the Snowman

December 23 - Polar Express

For more information, call 202-281-2583.

Published on Friday, November 5, 2010

A scenic winter village will be on display for all ages to see at the Benning Neighborhood Library starting December 1st. Come and view an amazing animated winter village along with wide variety of seasonal books.

The village will consist of animated musical pieces, moving train cars, lit buildings, children frolicking in the snow and many more special features.

For more information, call 202-281-2583.

Published on Friday, November 5, 2010

Read stories and make seasonal crafts about Thanksgiving for ages 3-6 on Tuesday, November 23, at 4 p.m. Come join us in giving thanks!

For more information, please call 202-281-2583.

Published on Friday, November 5, 2010

Winter is almost upon us. Visit the Benning Neighborhood Library and discover a winter wonderland. The winter wonderland fun day will include seasonal stories and things to make or eat.

Your winter adventure starts here:

  • 5:00pm Story Time
  • 5:30pm Something Good to Eat
  • 6:00pm Seasonal Crafts to Make
  • 6:30pm Picture Keepsakes (Get your pictures taken and decorate holiday inspired frames)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010. Ages 5-12.

For more information, call 202-281-2583.

Published on Friday, November 5, 2010

On Friday, November 26 & Saturday, November 27 from 2-4pm. Ages 5-12.

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