Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

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.

East of the River Jazz

Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

 Maintaining TraditionOn Saturday, June 2, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., we will host "Jazz FM: Maintaining Tradition," a presentation on jazz music and history in the D.C. and Baltimore areas.

With help from veteran broadcasters Miyuki Williams of WPFW-FM and George "Doc" Manning of WEAA-FM, we will explore the media's role in jazz preservation as Williams and Manning share their on-air and off-air experiences on presenting jazz music and related cultural offerings in their communities.

This program/event is free and open to the public. 

First Impressions Are Lasting Impressions

Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ms. Vicki FlemingMs. Vicki Fleming, certified etiquette trainer for children, will be holding classes for youth ages 6-8 in the month of May. 

Though activities that encourage learning through movement and interaction with their peers, Fleming's classes will be address topics such as rudeness, good hygiene and teasing, in a conversational, upbeat and relaxed manner. 

Classes will include role-playing, so children can practice practice proper manners and good social skills before encountering real-life situations.

Lessons will take place in the Children's Room:

Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Louder Than a Bomb

On Wednesday, June 6 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and the DC Youth Poetry Slam Team presents a screening of Louder Than a Bomb, a 2010 documentary by Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel.

The film highlights an annual high school team poetry slam competition with teens from 60 Chicago-area schools.  The DC Youth Poetry Slam Team will perform their amazing poetic compositions before the film's screening.

All programs are free and open to the public. 

Published on Monday, March 5, 2012

Join us Monday, April 30, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for stories and music to introduce children to the wonders of Duke Ellington, one of the most famous jazz musicians and composers.

Ages 3-5.

For more information, please call 202-281-2583.

Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Come and join us at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library on Saturday, March 10, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. for fun stories from the first books ever written. 

We will be exploring with chalk and paint; you can tell a story of your choice on stone and in color at our program.  Also, discover our new family literacy program "FLIP" for take-home fun family actives for parents and children. 

All programs are free and open to the public.  Please call for more information.

From Stone Age to Digital

Published on Monday, February 27, 2012

Join us on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m., to hear stories from the first books ever written. Use chalk and paint to illustrate a story of your choice on stone and in color at the library. Visit the Children's Room for stories so that you can join in the illustrations, and check out one of our new "FLIP Kits" to continue reading activities at home with the family. For more information, call 202-281-2583.