Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

boy hold homework books on his backAttention all students!

As a new school year begins, there will be loads of homework, test, and quizzes that you will have to complete. While some assignments may seem easy, others will appear to be a little more challenging.

Published on Friday, August 30, 2013

Each year, Americans throw away tons of amounts of waste. Instead of sending the waste to the landfill, some practice recycling.

Recycling can be defined as a process that turns one manufactured product, such as paper or glass, into another product. Products are changed into new ones by mechanical or chemical methods. The positive effects of recycling are always told, however the challenges are just as important too.

Within the process of recycling, there are many negative factors that contradict whether recycling really helps the environment and the people in it. Recycling is not the most time-, quality-, cost-, or environmentally efficient. Just as much as it helps the environment, it hurts it as well.

To find out more about the challenges of recycling in more detail, check out some of these titles that are located at your local library.

Published on Monday, July 22, 2013

free summer meals program sign

The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library Neighborhood Library is participating in the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program for children 18 and under and for disabled adults. From July 8 through Aug. 16, the library will be providing free lunch Monday to Saturday at 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. No registration, application or ID necessary --- just show up for a healthy meal.

An example of a typical lunch: a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, milk, a pear and a salad.

Published on Thursday, July 4, 2013

March2 The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C. in order to influence the federal government to end discrimination, provide the disadvantaged with opportunities for work, establish a $2.00-an-hour minimum wage and to grant self-government to the District of Columbia. 


Published on Friday, June 7, 2013

Americas Islamic Heritage Museum signPlease join us for a discussion with Amir Muhammad of Americas Islamic Heritage Museum on the history of Muslims in the colonies and early United States.


Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013

a hand holding dirt and a flowerJoin the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m for the Beneath the Surface (Teen) and Groundbreaking Reads (Adults) Summer Reading Program Kickoff. Come learn about the DC Public Library summer reading program and participate in a gardening activity. Light refreshments will be served.

Ages 12 and older.

This program is free and open to the pubic.

Sidewalk Art

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

sidewalk artSummertime means hot weather, outside fun, bathing suits and popsicles.

Add a lot of colored chalk, a group of day care centers and we have a Summer Reading Adventure.

Join us for some special summer time fun -- especially for the younger set -- at 10:30 a.m. on the following Mondays:

  • June 3 (Kick-off for Summer Reading)
  • July 22
  • Aug. 16

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

play doughJoin us as we make a mess of fun with Play Dough.

Want a flower in a pot? Make one with some Play Dough!
Want a toy car? Make one with some Play Dough!

Join us in the Benning Library Children's Room at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

  • June 24
  • July 19
  • Aug. 19

Best for ages 2-7.

Muslim Journeys Event

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

BOOK COVERPlease join local author Jonathan Brown of Georgetown University on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of his book, Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction.

Book Discussion on Jackie Robinson

Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

book coverPlease come out and join us on Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. There will be a book discussion -- Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert: The Wild saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson by Timothy M. Gay -- and a movie trailer viewing on #42, "Jackie Robinson."