The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieSay You're One of Them by Uwem AkpanA Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael BeahThey Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys by Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Alephonsian Deng, and Judy BernsteinWhat is the What by Dave Eggers with Valentino Achak Deng
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
Do you love urban fiction? Do you enjoy reading authors like:Teri Woods, Nikki Turner, Shannon Holmes, K'wan and Deja King?Benning Library is forming an urban fiction book group that will meet once a month. The first book group discussion will meet Tuesday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. For further information, call 202-442-7740.Recent releases:Damaged by Kia DuPree10 Crack Commandments by Erica HiltonAlibi by Terri WoodsNotorious by Kiki Swinson
In 1926 Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week. Woodson believed that national attention needed to be brought to the contribution of black people throughout American history. The month of February was chosen because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976 the weeklong holiday was extended to the month of February and renamed Black History Month. The 2010 theme for Black History Month is "The History of Black Economic Empowerment."
Ages 12-17 are invited into the teen space at Benning library on Fat Tuesday to make Mardi Gras masks, listen to traditional Zydeco music, and taste authentic New Orleans snacks.Wear your purple, green, and gold... all materials for crafts will be provided.
Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream; what’s yours? Participate in an
essay contest, and you could win a prize. Submit entries between
December 15 and January 13. A first-, second- and third-place winner will
be selected. For more information, call 202-442-7740/7741. Ages 6 -