Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, December 2, 2013

in a dark dark room cover imageOur friend Nia's favorite book is In a Dark, Dark Room, and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz. Nia likes this book because it's funny.

Description: "Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries."

Published on Friday, November 29, 2013

Chess Players Bible cover imageAaron told us about another of his favorite books, The Chess Player's Bible, by James Eade. Aaron likes this book for three major reasons.

1. It has information for both beginners and intermediate skilled players.

2. It has well-defined chapters, starting with pieces and movement, and progressing to strategies, openings, rules and techniques.

Published on Friday, November 29, 2013

The Grand Tour Cover ImageAaron says one of his favorite books is The Grand Tour: A Traveler's Guide to the Solar System by Ron Miller and William K. Hartmann. He says he likes this book for three major reasons.

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Grio
Source: TheGrio.com


You like to spend a great deal of time on the Internet, don't you? It's okay. We're all guilty of running to the nearest computer, tablet, or cell phone to attain our daily dose of news and entertainment. Technology and the Internet are power players in how we send and receive information and it can be quite lovely. Like books, you can discover new worlds and new stories via the web.

Because DC Public Library is a great place of information, and we value old and new media materials, THINK TANK now presents, THINK TANK: The Suggested Online Reading List.

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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THINK TANK is a monthly forum to explore and discuss art and contemporary topics at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
When was the last time you went to Wal-Mart or CVS to print out a photo of your mother? Even, of yourself?

With the popularity of Instagram and Twitter, we seem to feel safe with only electronically posting our photos for our "friends" and "followers" to see, but not for our family records.

But what will happen when, or if, social media platforms disappear like thieves in the night? Who will we be to our grandkids? 

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013

PariahAlike is a 17-year-old girl from New York struggling with her identity as a lesbian. As she fights for acceptance and love from herself and the world, Alike goes on a painful yet beautiful journey that will help shape her life.

Join us for our new program, THINK TANK, on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m., to view the critically acclaimed film, Pariah, in the large meeting room. An open discussion will follow. Food and drinks will be served.

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

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Black Teen WritingIn honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), we are kicking off our new Young Adult writing contest, The Write|Speak Writing Contest!

Young writers will have the opportunity to submit their best creative writing (poems, short-stories, essays, etc.) to the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library information desk from Nov. 5 to Dec. 2. The top three written collections will be featured on our website with customized cover art.                                                   
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Published on Friday, October 25, 2013
Spike Lee and Pharell
It’s such a pleasure, and a gift, to watch two passionately creative people engage in a conversation that inspires. Pharell Williams, contemporary music producer and all-around artist, sits down with the legendary film director, Spike Lee, to discuss life, wisdom and art. This four-part series, produced by the Reserve Channel, is sure to have you drooling on top of your keyboard. In such simplistic yet encouraging dialogue, the viewer is able to witness two of our greatest makers converse while self-examining his/her own mission.

Enjoy!

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