Neighborhood Library


Page Turner Thursday Presents: Giovanni's Room

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:00 pm

Page Turner Thursday is back from our summer break!  For the month of September we will be reading Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin.  The book takes place in Paris during the 1950s.  A young man dealing with American expatriates, liaisons and violence, finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality.  With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly

COLORS: Adult Coloring Program

Friday, September 27, 2019, 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. 

Living Well Self Management Workshops

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10:00 am

In partnership with DC Health and other major health care providers, the Anacostia Library is offering the Living Well Self Management Workshops. These workshops are free to adults seeking help to manage health conditions such as cancer, depression or anxiety, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and more. The workshops will offer techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty. Living Well Workshops will take place at 10 a.m. every Saturday,  Sept. 7 - Oct. 19.
Bike Repair Clinic

East of the River Free Bike Repair Clinics

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 12:00 pm

Due to excessive heat, this Saturday's Free Bike Repair Clinic has been RESCHEDULED. The next Free Bike Repair Clinic will take place on Saturday, September 7 - see you then and stay cool this weekend!
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, September 30, 2019, 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.

Game Night

Monday, October 8, 2018, 5:00 pm

If you enjoy playing games, then visit the Anacostia Neighborhood Library on Monday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. for Game Night! Kids and teens will enjoy a variety of fun and competitive challenges from video games, to card games, to board games! For ages 7-16.
Preschool StoryTime

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 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 child care centers are welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.

Anacostia Library Homework Zone

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3:30 pm

Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Anacostia Library staff cares about the education and well being of the youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Anacostia Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone in the children's area. 
Paper Flowers

Crafternoon: Celebrating, Culture, and Cuentos

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 4:00 pm

Enjoy being creative? Does your inner artist yearn to experiment with new styles?  Then, join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by creating art in traditional Hispanic forms such as molas, paper flowers, and papel picado. We will be making molas on Sept. 19, paper flowers on Sept. 26, and papel picado on Oct. 3.   Ages 5 to 12 welcome. This event is free.      
craft supplies


Thursday, October 3, 2019, 4:00 pm

Come and try your hand at making something. Join us every Thursday for Crafternoon, a fun and simple drop in craft! Parents/Caregivers can make something too! Each week will feature a different activity. All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 5 and up.  Supplies are limited, first 15 children will be able to attend. If you have a group with more than eight children, please call ahead at 202-715-7707.