Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

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.

Vote for the Benning Library

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.

The 2011 Black History Month Celebration @ Benning Neighborhood Library

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

Benning Neighood Library Presents

 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.

Bingo's Birthday

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.

Winter Movie Time

Thursdays in December at 5 p.m., the Benning Neighborhood Library will be showing winter movies for ages 5-12.December 9 - Snow BuddiesDecember 16 - Frosty the Snowman

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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.

Giving Thanks

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.