Join 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.
Summertime 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 22Aug. 16
Join 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 24July 19Aug. 19Best for ages 2-7.
Mother'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!
The 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.