Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

C.R. Gibbs Black History Month Lecture Tour

African History and Culture Lecture Tour

C.R. Gibbs, noted, local, award-winning historian international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, will present two lectures and presentations for Black History Month at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library.

Overheard at the Reference Desk . . .

Online Occupation Test Prep

Heading out of the library, a customer complains to her companion. "I can't find the book I need here," she says. "I'm going to order the book from I hope it gets here on time!"I catch her before she passes the reference desk. "What were you looking for?" I ask.

Looking for a Job or Tired of Your Old Job ?

Job Seeker Workshops are now being held at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neigborhood Library, every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.Please call the library for more details about the program.

Property Virgins 101

Homeownership: Why Rent When You Can Buy?

On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1-2:30 p.m., the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library and Realtor Ericka S. Black will present a crash course in homeownership.This free seminar will help you understand how the dreams of homeownership can become a reality. Get your questions answered and learn how millions of Americans build financial security and wealth through homeownership.

Beat Club

Digtal Music for Young Adults

Join the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library for Beat Club, Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. No experience in necessary, make your own style of music using digital instruments. All programs are free and open to the public. Please call for more details. Ages 12-19.

Reading Lolita in Tehran

In celebration of D.C. Reads pick, Reading Lolita in Tehran, the Dorothy I. Hieght/ Benning Neighborhood Library will be hosting a Young Adult's book discussion, Thursday, Nov.

911 and Beyond

National Emergency Preparedness Month

Plan today for what's on the way.The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library will celebrate National Preparedness Month during September. There will be book displays for children, young adults and adults. Please call for more information. All programs are free and open to public.

DC Reads


Year-Round Gentle Hatha Yoga Classes

Sign-up for yoga classes being held every Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m.  Join us as Yoga Activitist presents Hatha Yoga, a geat way to relax, become stress-free and stretch your body! Please wear comfy clothes, and we will provide the mats or you may bring your own. Come and make new friends.  All programs and free and open to the public.

Healthy Living for Physical and Spiritual Health

Looking for more vitality, better health and an enhanced sense of well-being? Join Karin Silverman on Monday, September 13, at 7 p.m., in the large meeting room as she discusses the many benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. She will explore how the vegetarian diet is gentle to the planet and how it can enhance our spiritual development. Silverman, who has been meditating for over 40 years, will offer the audience a chance to practice a simple meditation technique. Through meditation, each of us can experience more peaceful, enriching and meaningful lives.