Neighborhood Library

Preschool StoryTime

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, June 20, 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-to-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 are welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.
Glowing Circle Teen

Light Painting Lab: Glowing Selfies

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 4:00 pm

Come learn how to make light paintings (or take a glowing selfie) using brushes created with LEDs, batteries and conductive materials.
Picture of coloring page

COLORS - Adult Coloring Program

Friday, June 22, 2018, 12:00 pm

Coloring can be an incredibly calming and stress relieving activity; it's a simple way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Just like meditation, coloring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate worry.  Stop in every Friday at noon and discover why this trend has taken off. Coloring pages and materials will be provided. We hope to see you.

Yoga at the Library

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10:00 am

Get your summer off to a mindful start with free yoga classes at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. No matter your level of experience, join us every other Saturday morning for a 60-minute Vinyasa yoga flow that includes restorative meditation and Pranayama breathing. The session is enhanced by a soulful and rhythmic playlist. For more information, please call: (202) 715-7707.  

Summer Challenge Yoga

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 11:00 am

This summer, join us for free yoga at the library with Om Shanti Yoga—60-minute Vinyasa Yoga flow that includes restorative meditation and Pranayama breathing. Class is suitable for all levels and includes a soulful rhythmic playlist.   
Bike Repair Clinic

Free Bike Repair at Anacostia Library

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 12:00 pm

Volunteers from The Bike House, Gearin' Up Bicycles, Phoenix Bikes, and Velocity Coop will provide bike repair services at no cost to the public outside of Ana
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, June 25, 2018, 11:00 am

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 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 to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.

Northstar Digital Literacy

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 6:00 pm

Every second and fourth Thursday starting Feb. 8, from 6-7 p.m., Anacostia Library will be hosting Northstar Digital Literacy training and testing. The second Thursday will be for practice sessions and the fourth Thursday will be for official testing. Earn your Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate in computer basics, Internet, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, social media, email and information literacy. 

Learn How to DJ

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 3:00 pm

Bring the party to life. Experts from Words, Beats and Life will teach you how to DJ. Learn how to mix beats and create playlists that will keep everyone on the dance floor.

Zumba at the Library

Monday, July 16, 2018, 7:00 pm

Looking for a new way to keep fit this summer? Try Zumba, the aerobic exercise program inspired by the sounds of Latin American dance music.  Burn calories while grooving to the beats of salsa, merengue and flamenco. Known to resemble a dance party more than a fitness class, Zumba is a great way to workout without hitting the gym.