Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

junie b jones cover imageDestiney says that one of her favorite books is Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday by Barbara Park, illustrated by Denise Brunkus. Destiney likes this book because it is very interesting and Junie B. is funny.

Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

John EdmondsJohn Edmonds is a fine art photographer with something to say. Living and working in Washington D.C., Edmonds creates art that colorfully “explores themes of masculine identity, beauty, race and sexuality. Fascinated by the veiling and unveiling of these identities, his work is as personal as it is universal, social and political.”

 Join us Monday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. to listen to the artist speak about his telling work. Food and drinks will be served. This program is free and open to the public.

THINK TANK is a new monthly forum to explore and discuss art and contemporary topics at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library.

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email for additional information.

Published on Friday, January 10, 2014


Published on Friday, January 10, 2014

Rainbow fish cover imageTraevon shared with us that his favorite book is The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. Traevon likes this book because the fish has a lot of scales and shares them.

Description: "The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship."

The Rainbow Fish is available at the DIH/Benning library in the Children's Picture Books section.

Thanks, Traevon!

Published on Tuesday, January 7, 2014

i funny cover imageSheila says that her favorite book is I Funny by James Patterson and Chris Grabstein. She likes I Funny because it is funny (as advertised!).

Published on Friday, January 3, 2014

amber brown cover imageAlexis shares that her favorite books are the Amber Brown books, such as Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon, by Paula Danzinger. Alexis likes Amber Brown because Amber has a little brother like Alexis. 

Description: "The year she is in the third grade is a sad time for Amber because her best friend Justin is getting ready to move to a distant state."

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Watch your whiskers cover imageErin tells us she likes Watch Your Whiskers, Stilton! by Geronimo Stilton. She says she likes it because Stilston is so, so funny because of the way he gets mad.