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Non-Stop Page Turners

Urban Fiction

Urban Fiction are books about street drama, many with characters that are forced into the street life, learning how to survive at a young age. Many of the books feature "mature content."There are three words that I use to describe these books: non-stop page turners.

Balm: A novel

Page Turner Thursday's Book Club Presents:

'Balm: A Novel'

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library invites you to join us June 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss our book of the month, Balm: A Novel.  

Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles

Page Turner Thursdays Book Club

'Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles'

Join us May 28 at 7 p.m. as we discuss our book club selection for the month of May, Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles by A.L. Herbert.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Page Turner Thursday's Book Club

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Join us April 23 at 7 p.m. as we discuss our book club selection for April, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. This story is about a delightful, cunning and enormously engaging lady named, Precious Ramotswe. Precious uses her detective skills to help people solve the problems in their lives.  

Melinda Robertson

Author Talk: Melinda Robertson


On Saturday, May 2 at 3 p.m., come meet Melinda Robertson, the author ofMistaken Identity. This is a fast-paced story that takes you into the life of a single woman who plays by her own rules and ultimately changes the dating game.


Women's History Month

As March comes to a close, so does the celebration of Women's History Month, but we at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library have had a wonderful time reading and learning about extraordinary girls and women! Among our favorite finds:Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name by Monique Davis and Hillary Beard

Poetry at the Library

Louder Than a Library

Poetry Month Events for Teens!!!

April is National Poetry Month. Louder Than A Library is a Poetry Partnership with The Louder Than a Bomb-DMV Teen Poetry Slam Festival. Events will be throughout the month of April and will include teen poetry workshops and open mics. Teens will learn techniques on how to enhance their creative writing at the beginning of the month, and then get opportunities to show off their work at the end of the month.

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Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

Silver Sparrow

Page-Turner Thursday

Book Club: 'Silver Sparrow'

Our book of the month, Silver Sparrow, is a story of sisters and secrerts.Silver Sparrow will break your heart before you even know it. One of the sisters is fully aware her father is a bigamist. Find out what happens when the other sister and her side of the family discovers the dark secret their father has hidden for their entire lives.  

kente workshop

Kente Cloth Weaving Workshop

A family program to wrap up Black History Month

Come join us on Sunday, March 1 from 2-4 p.m. for the Kente Cloth Workshop hosted by the Anacostia Library and Master Weaver Andrew Kwasi Asare from Accra, Ghana. Asare is a Master Weaver of exciting and exquisite Kente cloth that blends mathematics, symbols, color, culture and art designs.