Upcoming Events

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:00am
Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

We will not meet on Sept. 11 and Sept. 18.
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:00am
Children ages 1 to 5 are invited to join us on Friday mornings for developmentally appropriate song and dance!
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:00am
This story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian.

Ages 3-5 in the Children's Room. 
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:00am
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages 0-5 and their adults. 

For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

Remember there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m.

To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.


Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.

Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento.

Recuerden hay una hora del cuento a las 10 a.m. y repite a las 11 a.m.

Para programar una visita para su clase por favor llame al 202-671-3125.
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:00am
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books in Spanish and English for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. 

Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first-come, first-served basis.

Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:00am
Fridays at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.!

Books & Beats is a weekly outdoor music series in front of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Check out a book from the Uni, sign up for Summer Reading (through Aug. 16) or simply enjoy the beats outside the historic Mies van der Rohe building.

Let Words, Beats and Life spin your mood! Guest DJs provide the entertainment July 24, Aug. 7 and Aug. 21, Sept. 4 and Sept 11. 

...and remember, it's all FREE!
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:30am
Join us for a fun, interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs and rhymes.

This story time is a caregiver and child program for children that are walking up to and including age 2.

NEW: Tickets are now required to attend this program and are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.  
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 3:00pm
Please join the Black Studies Center and the Adult Services Department to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of Emmett Louis Till, a 14-year-old African American from Chicago who was slain in Money, Mississippi. DC Public Library is participating  in a nation-wide screening of Keith Beauchamp’s documentary film, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2005), in collaboration with libraries across the country, including the NY Public Library's Schomburg Center, and public libraries in Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit and Miami.

The film screening is part of the Schomburg Center's Emmett Till Project, an initiative that includes an infographic website featuring podcasts, a selection of archival materials, commissioned essays and a short film related to the legacy of this landmark moment in American history.  For more information about the Emmett Till Project, please visit emmetttillproject.com.
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 4:00pm
Family Film and Story!

Fridays at 4 p.m.

Recommended for all ages.
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 4:00pm
After the school day is done, come to the Anacostia Library for some Friday fun! 

Join us on last Friday of the every month at 4 p.m. for Game Day in the children's room! There will be board and Wii games available to play and enjoy.

Light refreshments will be served.

Game Day is for children ages 6 and older and all are welcome to join in on the fun.

This will be a great way to end your Friday and start your weekend!