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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.