Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

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

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 Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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Free Meals Served Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. The Free Summer Meals Program (FSM) is a federally funded program which enables state and local governments to establish feeding sites that offer free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in particularly low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

What libraries are offering the FSM?

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.