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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy marvelous tales of unlikely heroes who defy the impossible. From stories about the original spider man to fantastic friendships, storyteller Diane Macklin will spin adventures using rhythm, movement and classic tales. For children ages 6 and up.
Page Turner Thursday in tandem with DC Reads brings to you the book club book of the month entitled The Refugees, by Viet Thanh Nguyen. In this book, the author discusses collections of short stories exploring the lives of Vietnamese immigrants and refugees in the United States. This literary fiction touches on issues that affect our lives here in Washington, D.C. We will meet to discuss the book on May 24 at 7 p.m.
April is National Poetry month, and to celebrate, our book club will be readingA Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughterby Nikki Giovanni: "As energetic and insightful as ever, Nikki Giovanni now offers us an intimate and affecting look at her personal history and the hidden corners of her own heart.
Open Mic Competition with E. Ethelbert Miller and Alan
Are you a poet? Come read at the open mic Saturday, April 14, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a chance to be selected as a finalist in the DC Poet Project.
Listen to poets E. Ethelbert Miller and Alan King read their work, and stay to read your own poetry or listen to other local poets read theirs. At the end, Mr. Miller and Mr. King will select one open mic reader as “the winner” and award a $100 dollar cash prize.
For the month of September, Page Turner Thursdays will be reading Furiously Happyby Jenny Lawson. Furiously Happy explores the author's battle with mental illness and provides humor and laughter in fighting through such a difficult subject.
Do you feel like there is not enough time in the day? Do you find it difficult to balance your work and personal time? Have you tried meditation? On Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. the Anacostia Neighborhood Library will be offering a free event entitled: Meditation: a Tool to Balance Your Life. This life changing event is offered by David Newcomb. Mr.
For the month of May, we have selected a provocative biography Street Poison: The biography of Iceberg Slim by Justin Gifford. Literature professor Justin Gifford has been researching the life and work of Robert Beck for a decade culminating in Street Poison, a colorful and compassionate biography of one of the most complicated figures in twentieth-century literature.