Experience the spirit of Africa with the Coyaba Dance Theater. Enjoy traditional West African dance and drumming while learning about the region’s history and culture. This is a family program for children of all ages.
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.
Florynce "Flo" Kennedy The Life of a Black Feminist Radical
Page Turner Thursday's is proud to present our book club book of the month. As you know, March is Women's History Month. To honor our women and the fight for justice in which many have embarked on, we decided to choose a person who may not be well known to many. However, her contribution to the feminist movement should not go unnoticed.
Earn your Northstar Digital Literacy Assesment (NDLA) Certificate during scheduled proctored sessions. A photo ID will be required to log on and a passing score of 85% on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate.
Assessments are available in the follow basic digital literacy skills:
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As part of the "NSO Music in Your Neighborhood" series, NSO musicians Heather LeDoux Green (violin) and Paul DeNola (bass) give a performance for children. A Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo” will be set up at the library.
The program is recommended for ages 5-8 years old. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Groups larger than 10 should contact the library at 202-715-7707 to reserve space.
We hope you enjoyed your summer and are in need of a new read heading into the fall. If so, we have just the book. The Turner House: A Novel by Angela Flournoy will kick off our Page Turner Thursday's Book Club series for the month of September. The Turner's are a vibrant American family that have endured a lot.
When you think of summer books, does your mind go to the thriller that you can't put down while you're at the beach? Do you think of setting aside some time to finally get to that classic book you've been meaning to read forever? Or maybe you just want to read about two people who definitely won't be getting together at the end (wink wink). I think that the books on this list would fit very nicely with a cold drink and the unbearable humidity that we know and love.
The Anacostia Book Club will celebrate and examine the life and work of the famed author Ralph Ellison. His book entitled Juneteenth: A Novel was published in 1999. This particular work was written over the course of forty years, and the manuscript narrowly escaped destruction in a house fire. Years later Ellison's friend and biographer John F.
In celebration of Women's History the month, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library will read and reflect upon one of the finest literary figures of American culture, Zora Neale Hurston. In particular, the book club will discuss, How It Feels to Be Colored Me. This title was and remains very important to the literary movement of the time.