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The DC Poet Project

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:00 pm

Join us for a Poetry Reading and Open Mic Competition. Listen to poets Susan Meehan, Michael Cameron and Rose Strode read their work, and stay to read your own poetry and listen to other local poets read theirs. At the end, Ms. Meehan, Ms. Strode and Mr. Cameron will select one open mic reader winner, and award a $100 cash prize.   The winner will be invited to compete in the final DC Poet Project event on May 5. The winner will receive a chance to have their book published and a $500 cash prize.   About the DC Poet Project: 
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The DC Poet Project: Final Event

Join us to cheer on the final four DC Poet Project authors and help select the winner. Reserve your seat online in advance.   The finalists competing for audience votes to win a book contract are: Michael Cameron John Johnson Susan Meehan Rose Strode The finalists were selected out of three separate reading/open mic events held at the library.  

Select Libraries Open on Presidents Day 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018 (All day)

Select D.C. public libraries will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Presidents Day: Ward 1 – Mt. Pleasant Ward 2 – West End Library Ward 3 – Tenley-Friendship Ward 4 – Petworth
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Storytime

Monday, February 19, 2018, 11:00 am

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Cortenia Smith as Harriet Tubman

The Legacy of Harriet Tubman: A One-Woman Performance by Cortenia Smith

Monday, February 19, 2018, 2:00 pm

Celebrate Black History Month at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library! Please join us on Monday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m.for "The Legacy of Harriet Tubman." This one-woman performance reveals the true spirit of Harriet Tubman, a legendary former slave, abolitionist and hero who defined courage and strength.
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Wii Game Night

Join us every Monday night at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library to play Wii games. Ages 6 and up.  

Tax Assistance

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 11:00 am

From Feb. 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2017 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our tax page.
Preschool StoryTime

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 10:30 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, 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. Class groups and daycares welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.

Tax Assistance

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 1:30 pm

From Feb. 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2017 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our tax page.
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Community Connections

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 2:00 pm

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is pleased to be partnering with Community Connections, who will be here every Tuesday and Thursday to provide supportive services to promote housing stability and to prevent homelessness. Services offered include assistance with obtaining IDs, completing applications for services, and guidance with regards to Social Security Disability Income. Community Connections staff will be located in one of our study rooms and no appointment is needed. 

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