Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

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

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

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.                                                   

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.


Come and Learn the Basics of Emailing

Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Do you need help using your exisiting email account? 
Do you need an email account and don't have one?

On Oct. 29, join Dorothy I.Height/Benning Neighborhood Library for Get Your Email On! This basic adult technology workshop will assist you, step by step, in becoming the best email user you can be. Whether you need help creating an email account or simple assistance in sending emails, help is here!

There will be two workshops available (10-11:15 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m.) held within our large meeting room on the first floor of the library. This is a first come, first serve workshop. This program is free and open to the public.

Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

'Stuffed' Book CoverThe first book I picked up as a new Library Associate, a few short weeks ago, was Stuffed by Eric Walters. A petite piece of literature with only 14 short chapters, I would have never guessed that this Young Adult material was heavy enough to hold down my attention. Ian Cheevers, the story's main character and resident teenage "smart-ass," kept me alert, as-well. 

Sunday Program

Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013

man walking with magnify glass In honor of celebrating the new Sunday hours, the library presents a thrilling scavenger hunt.

Think you have what it takes to be a detective?
Are you fast at navigating through different web pages?

If so, come and join the race as you discover all the exciting features that the library offers you through our DC Public Library website. The first five people to complete the online scavenger hunt will receive a cool prize!

When: Sunday, Oct. 6
Time: 1:30 p.m.
For ages 13-19