Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

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.

Valentine Family Story time

Published on Monday, February 6, 2012

Enjoy stories. Make Valentines. Sample chocolate. Learn to use and check out the storytime-to-go kits.

For ages 18 months - 8 years

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
6:30-8:00p.m.

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library
3935 Benning Rd., N.E.
(202) 281– 2583

Near the Minnesota Ave. Metro stop.

  

Mary Cardwell and Madame Lillian Evanti: African-American Women in Opera

Published on Monday, January 30, 2012

Mary Cardwell and Madame Lillian Evanti made history and international news in crossing a barrier of footlights in the world of opera.  Come join us Monday, February 13, at 1 p.m. 

All ages are welcome.  This program is free and open to the public.

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

Resume Writing Workshop

Published on Friday, January 27, 2012

There will be a Résumé Writing Workshop held Tuesday, February 7, from 3 to 4 p.m. on the lower level of the library.

Dragon Making

Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with songs, stories, coloring and dragon making.  Monday, January 23 at 10:15 a.m.  Ages 2-5.

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