Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2010

The library, in cooperation with Byte Back, is offering free PC Basics computer classes at Capitol View Library and Anacostia Library starting in November. Classes will be offered morning, early afternoon and late afternoon.

You must be a D.C. resident to enroll in this program. All students must present proof of residency on the first day of class to be admitted. To register, call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those who complete the course (6 weeks) and who qualify (by income) will also get a free computer and free Cricket broadband card, good for one year's free Internet.

Partners:  DC Public Library, DC Office of the Chief Technology Office, ByteBack, First Time Computers, Cricket Communications  .

Published on Saturday, October 30, 2010

 Blacks Without Borders

Blacks Without Borders
November 4, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
African-Americans go to South
Africa to live the African Dream. This funny and heartwarming film will
surprise you and leave you deeply moved.

Published on Friday, September 24, 2010

Sing, Talk and Read for Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers

Come sign up for the S.T.A.R. (Sing, Talk and Read) Workshop at Benning Neighborhood Library on September 28th at 6:30pm. The workshop is design for parents, grandparents and caregivers with children ages 3 to 5 year olds to get them ready to read.
Spaces are limited so call and register now at 202-281-2583.

Workshop is based on the work of Saroj Ghoting.

New iMacs Are Here!

Published on Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sending out a construction update to all the eager teens getting ready for Benning Library's re-opening...

Brand new iMacs are available for teen usage in Benning's new teen space. Come join us in the teen space when we open on Monday, April 5th or come in Saturday, April 10 for our grand opening and be the first in line to use one of our iMacs. 

Provided especially for teen usage, the new iMacs will give teens an opportunity to play around with music, pictures, video and more... all wrapped up in an environmentally friendly design that works in perfect tandem with the green design specs of your new library!

Need more information on these computers? Check them out HERE...  

Published on Thursday, March 4, 2010

Benning Library will offer basic computer classes in the month of April.  
Come and sign up today!

Monday  4/12/10 Computer Basic - 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday 4/13/10 Computer Basic - 7 p.m.
Monday   4/19/10 Basic E-mail - 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday  4/20/10 Basic E-mail - 7 p.m.

For more information, call 202-442-7740 or 202-442-7741.


First Teen Program at the New Benning Library!

Published on Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Benning Teen Book Club is scheduled to meet on April 6, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the teen space at the BRAND NEW Benning Library. We will be discussing the book: The Complete Horowitz Horror by Anthony Horowitz.

And the Winners Are...

Published on Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Benning Interim Library wants to congratulate the top 3 winners of Martin Luther King's, "My Dream Is..." Essay Writing Contest. 




1st Place Winner - Ashley Kibler

2nd Place Winner - Jade Hall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3rd Place Winner - John Clark

Grand Opening Party: Saturday, April 10

Published on Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The new Benning Library at 3935 Benning Rd. N.E. is open.Benning Library

Join the Library for a Grand Opening Party filled with crafts for kids, story time, and lots of entertainment on Saturday, April 10. Come check out spoken word artist Jali-D, participate in games unplugged and a hand dancing demonstration, and enjoy performances by Double Nickels Theater, Washington National Opera and Beat Ya' Feet Kings. Hope to see you there.

Read answers to frequently asked questions about the Benning Neighborhood Library.

Titles You Won't Want to Miss

Published on Friday, February 19, 2010

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys by Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Alephonsian Deng, and Judy Bernstein

What is the What by Dave Eggers with Valentino Achak Deng

The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays by Chinua Achebe

Coming Soon to Benning Road...

Published on Friday, February 19, 2010

Our excitement grows as we move closer to the grand opening of the new Benning Neighborhood Library. The new building will include:

  • 80,000 books, DVDs, CDs, and other library materials
  • Children's Program Room 
  • Separate reading areas for adults, teens, and children  
  • 32 public access computers with free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Mobile laptop cart with 20 computers 
  • Comfortable seating for 200 customers 
  • Large program room that accommodates up to 100 people 
  • Two twelve-person conference rooms 
  • Parking for 14 vehicles 
  • Vending area 
  • Public art by a Ward 7 artist 

Stay tuned for the upcoming Grand Opening!!!