Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

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." 

Craft Ideas That Make Awesome Mother Day Gifts

Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013

family with heart in the centerMother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in April or May. 

In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on May 12. It is a day to make your mom feel special. We live in a world where we tend to forget the value of motherhood. It is time people realize that this day is more special than bestowing her with a few materialistic gifts.

Take time out of your day and make something truly from the heart this year. Gifts could rage from a card, hand-made crafts (flower pot, vase, basket, etc.), a poem, or a custom-made rings. There are so many creative ideas that would make a wonderful gift. Check out some of the arts and crafts books at your local library for more ideas and remember .... make it special! 

Jazzing with the Duke

Published on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

duke ellingtonThe Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library will present a brief history about jazz with important facts about D.C.'s own Duke Ellington and how he was a major influence for jazz music.

Then we will take a little time to "Jazz" along to some of the Duke's music! 

On Wednesday, April 24 at 1:15 p.m.

For ages 7-10.

What questions do you have?

Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

small people with question marksWhen you first walk into a library, I am sure there are a few questions that you will need answers to. Some common questions are:

Published on Monday, March 25, 2013

The CartelHey, looking for a good read?

The staff at  the Dorothy I Height/Benning Library highly recommends The Cartel  by Ashley & JaQuavis, as a good urban fiction read for the month of April. It is very suspenseful and has action throughout, it is one of those books you just can't put down.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Spring is slowing approaching and Winter will be leaving us soon. Use this time to enjoy the rest of the Winter with a classic book. Parents can share an exciting book right next to the fireplace with their little ones. Stop past your local library to pick up some of these items!

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