Neighborhood Library

Dear Mr. President

Black History Month Celebration

Have you ever written a letter to the President of the United States?In celebration of Black History Month, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library community will be writing letters to President Obama.  In the letter be sure to mention the Anacostia neighborhood in some way. After writing the letter, hand it to staff and we will ensure the letter is sent to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20001.  

Readers Are Leaders

In collaboration with the Anacostia Community Museum, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library is excited to continue our "Community Leaders Are Readers" program.This monthly program invites children ages 4-8 and their families to listen and discuss stories read by community leaders and participate in crafts. 

D.E.'s Choice Reads

'You Herd Me! I'll Say It If Nobody Else Will'

You Herd Me! I’ll Say It if Nobody Else Will is a thought-provoking read centered around sporting topics.

Touch, Play and Learn: Explore African Art with Paula Coleman

Have you ever been curious about African Art? Thought it was beautiful but wondered what certain art objects felt like and what materials they were made from?

Zora Neale Hurston: Jan. 7,1891- Jan. 28,1960

"There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you."

Along with celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January is also the month we celebrate the literary and anthropological contributions of Zora Neale Hurston.

A Conversation on D.C. Statehood

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. favored federal representation for District residents. In August 1965, he joined local civil rights leaders, home rule proponents and 5,000 people on a playground in the Shaw neighborhood. The group marched to Lafayette Square (seven acre public park directly north of White House), demanding the right to self-government. 

Happy New Year!

What are your resolutions?

Happy New Year!I love New Year's. It always makes me excited and hopeful about what the upcoming year will bring. Like many people, this burst of optimism often leads me to come up with a bunch of resolutions, even if I normally give up halfway through February...

"The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration"

Anacostia Library's African Diaspora Film Series

What is Kwanzaa?Is it only a holiday for African-Americans? How did it begin? For answers to these questions and many more, join Anacostia library for an all ages viewing

D.E.'s Choice Reads

Dr. J The Autobiography

Dr. J The Autobiography with Karl Taro Greenfeld takes the reader into the life and thoughts of Julius Erving, better known as Dr. J.