Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, September 28, 2009

Through OverDrive, the library offers free music downloads.

You can listen to classical, folk, pop & rock, blues, choral or world music.

You must have a library card to use this service.  To get started, visit the help page.

Published on Monday, September 14, 2009

Books and Authors allows you to search by character, subject, location and/or time period.

For example, if you choose detective, adventure and the 2000s decade, you will find Michael Connelly’s A Darkness More than Night: A Novel, about a former FBI profiler who “agrees to try his hand at identifying a murderer whose modus operandi suggests he may be a budding serial killer.”  You will also find the John Deal series by Les Standiford, a series of action thrillers that feature “gritty private detective John Deal who, often aided by police detective Vernon Driscoll, faces a wide array of dangers including terrorists and other assorted criminal types. Most of the cases are somehow related to government intrigue.”

Published on Monday, July 20, 2009

Book Adventure is a free reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes.

Kids can search books by grade level,  fiction/nonfiction and types of books.

Prizes include an activity booklet, a free six-month subscription to Highlights and free one-week access to Quiz Hub.