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 -
What was being a slave in the United States really like? This database has links to more than 4,000 interviews with former slaves in the 1930s. The stories cover both what it was like to be a slave and what it was like to be free. Here are some excerpts:“One instrument of torture is worthy of particular description. This was an oak club, a foot and a half in length and an inch and a half square. With this delicate weapon she would beat us upon the hands and upon the feet until they were blistered.” –Lewis Clarke
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.
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.