Please join local author Jonathan Brown of Georgetown University on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of his book, Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction.
Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library
Muslim Journeys Event
Published on Monday, May 20, 2013
Book Discussion on Jackie Robinson
Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Please come out and join us on Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. There will be a book discussion -- Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert: The Wild saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson by Timothy M. Gay -- and a movie trailer viewing on #42, "Jackie Robinson."
Craft Ideas That Make Awesome Mother Day Gifts
Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in April or May.
In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on May 12. It is a day to make your mom feel special. We live in a world where we tend to forget the value of motherhood. It is time people realize that this day is more special than bestowing her with a few materialistic gifts.
Take time out of your day and make something truly from the heart this year. Gifts could rage from a card, hand-made crafts (flower pot, vase, basket, etc.), a poem, or a custom-made rings. There are so many creative ideas that would make a wonderful gift. Check out some of the arts and crafts books at your local library for more ideas and remember .... make it special!
Jazzing with the Duke
Published on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library will present a brief history about jazz with important facts about D.C.'s own Duke Ellington and how he was a major influence for jazz music.
Then we will take a little time to "Jazz" along to some of the Duke's music!
On Wednesday, April 24 at 1:15 p.m.
For ages 7-10.
What questions do you have?
Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013
When you first walk into a library, I am sure there are a few questions that you will need answers to. Some common questions are:
Published on Monday, March 25, 2013
Hey, looking for a good read?
The staff at the Dorothy I Height/Benning Library highly recommends The Cartel by Ashley & JaQuavis, as a good urban fiction read for the month of April. It is very suspenseful and has action throughout, it is one of those books you just can't put down.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.
Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Spring is slowing approaching and Winter will be leaving us soon. Use this time to enjoy the rest of the Winter with a classic book. Parents can share an exciting book right next to the fireplace with their little ones. Stop past your local library to pick up some of these items!
For Seniors! Part 2
Published on Friday, January 11, 2013
Just as you thought the game was over, the staff at Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library is ready to start it back up!
The King of Pop may be gone, but his memory will live on in this game that lets you experience the greatness of Michael Jackson. On Feb. 28 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., come and enjoy Michael Jackson, The Experience -- a game full of fun and entertainment on the Wii game system.
For ages 50 and older.
Hope to see you there and don't forget to bring your moves!
This program is free and open to the public.
Questions? Call us at 202-281-2583.