Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

Film Screenings, Book Displays, and AIDS/HIV Testing

Published on Monday, July 23, 2012

In celebration of the International AIDS Conference, the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library will host:

Published on Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer mealsThe Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library will host DC Free Summer Meals Program July 2 - Aug. 10. 

Free lunches will be served, Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for ages 18 and younger. No ID or registration is required. 

And while you are here, join in one of many summer activities or take a look at our movies, games, stories, computers and good books. 

(Photo by DC Central Kitchen / Flickr)

Published on Wednesday, June 6, 2012

antique cameraThere will be photography classes for adults and seniors, on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 p.m.-3:45 p.m. from Wednesday, July 18 to Friday, August 10. 

All programs are free and open to the public. 

Please call for more information.

Story Time and Mini Dance Workshop for All Ages

Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Photo of Step Afrika! PerformanceStep Afrika! Reads promotes reading and literacy skills with a special story time, then invites kids to get up on their feet to participate in a mini workshop with the artists from Step Afrika!'s newest production, nxt/step at several of our library locations.

Day Care Centers

Published on Friday, May 25, 2012

Kids splashingJoin us June 4 at 10:15 a.m. to celebrate the start of summer and our awesome Summer Reading program, Dream Big -- Read!

Wear your swimsuit and prepare to get splashed -- but only after you have used sidewalk paint and chalk to draw what you DREAM!

Popsicles will be given out at the end of the program.

Day Care Centers and children ages 2 to 5 are invited!!

Photo by *CQ* / Flickr

Published on Friday, May 25, 2012

The Very Hungry CaterpillarJoin us as we celebrate the birthday of Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other fantastic books.

Published on Thursday, May 3, 2012

Free HIV testingIn the quiet, relaxed environment of the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library, on Thursday, May 17, Metro TeenAIDS will offer free, confidential HIV testing to teens and adults, ages 13-24 (though no one will be turned away).

The test is very short and can save your life.

Representatives will also be on hand to share vital information about how to live healthier. 

This program will be held every third Thursday of the month from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the small conference room.

Published on Friday, April 27, 2012

Cinco de Mayo or the 5th of May, commemorates the Mexican Army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library will celebrate the culture and heritage of Cinco de Mayo with stories, activities and movies on Saturday, May 5th.

10:30 a.m.: Ages 3 - 8
1:30 p.m.: Ages 9 - 12

Published on Friday, April 27, 2012

Springtime Fun BookcoverSpring into fun with your favorite friends!

On May 19 at noon, we will have a screening of six fun adventure movies as Thomas and Friends, Barney, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina, Fireman Sam and Kipper climb on board for some springtime merrymaking in Springtime Fun (Not Rated - 65 minutes).

All ages are welcome.

Published on Thursday, April 26, 2012

Family Literacy DayCome join us at the library on Saturday for Family Literacy Day, from noon to 3 p.m.

We will celebrate the occasion with a day of fun educational activities for children and families: FREE books, givaways and MORE!

The program is sponsored by DC Child Care Connections and Reading is Fundamental.