Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

Learn About Two Women of Washington, D.C.

Mary Cardwell and Madame Lillian Evanti: African-American Women in Opera

Mary Cardwell and Madame Lillian Evanti made history and international news in crossing a barrier of footlights in the world of opera.  Come join us Monday, February 13, at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome.  This program is free and open to the public.For more information, please call 202-281-2583.

Job Seekers

Resume Writing Workshop

There will be a Résumé Writing Workshop held Tuesday, February 7, from 3 to 4 p.m. on the lower level of the library.

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Dragon Making

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with songs, stories, coloring and dragon making.  Monday, January 23 at 10:15 a.m.  Ages 2-5.

Gentle Hatha Yoga Classes

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.

Gentle Hatha Yoga

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.

Saturday Family Day

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.

The Big Red Truck

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.

Library Open on Time Today

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

Parking Lot Closing Temporarily

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.

Closed for Maintenance

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.

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