Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

The DC Public Library will be closed on the following dates: Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Jan. 20 for Inauguration Day

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 10:00 am

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. join us to share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

Pajama Story Time

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required.  These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages.  Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination.  This program is free and open to the public.
Upcycle Art for Children

Upcycled Art: For Kids

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:00 pm

Children are invited to join our weekly art workshop with a focus on preserving the environment. Sponsored by EYL (Enjoy Your Life) 365 Project.  This program is free and open to all.    
LEGO'S

LEGO Time - Booktalk

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00 pm

Saturday is Family Play Time!  Come to the Library and build, explore, and play with LEGOs and share a favorite book in the Children's Room from  2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every other Saturday.  This program is designed for children ages 5-13 years old.
Chess for all ages

Chess for All Ages

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 3:00 pm

Players of all ages are invited to play and learn from others in a friendly game of chess on a jumbo chess board. No registration required. This program is free and open to the public. Join us in the lower-level conference room.  Free and open to the public.    
Weekly ALATeen Meeting

Weekly Alateen Meeting

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 3:00 pm

Alateen is a support program for teenagers who are affected by the drinking and related problems of a parent, family member or friend. It is not AA for teens. It is a safe place for teens to gather & share their experiences, strength and hope. This program is free and for ages 13-18. All are invited to join us. Find out more at: www.alateenmddc.com    
jobseekers

Unlocking Employment: Job Seekers Legal Clinic

Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:00 am

Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve.
Join us for coffee and conversation. Meet library          employees and other customers who enjoy the library. Talk about personal interests or  current  events. This program is for adults.  We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Coffee & Conversation

Friday, February 3, 2017, 1:00 pm

Join us for Coffee and Conversation. Meet library employees and other customers who enjoy the library. Talk about personal interests or current events. This program is for adults. We’re looking forward to meeting you. Remember all library programs are free and open to public.  
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C. R. Gibbs Presents a Lecture on "Lost Kingdoms & Ancient Mysteries of Africa."

Monday, February 27, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.  This presentation will begin at 7 p.m.    
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The Regulatory Process of Starting a Small Business

Monday, July 17, 2017, 6:30 pm

Are you interested in starting a small business in the District?  Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started?The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about: Business Licensing Corporate registration