Neighborhood Library

Anacostia Library is open on Veterans Day (observed), Nov. 10 along with seven other libraries (Mt. Pleasant, Georgetown, Tenley-Friendship, Petworth, Woodridge, Shaw, Benning). All other branches are closed. More information at

Programs in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

 The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C.

Book Discussion

Local author R.J. Champ talks about his new book

Come join the discussion with local author R.J. Champ at Anacostia Library.About the book

Dig Into Summer Reading

Book Recommendations: Picture Books

Are you as excited about "digging into reading" this summer as I am?I love a themed story time, so I put together a short list of picture books about gardening and digging.

Dig Into Summer Reading

Book Recommendations - Middle Grade Readers

 What do you think of when you hear "dig into reading"?Gardening? Sure! But what about digging about dinosaur bones, or other general archaeological finds? Or how about digging into the past? I think "dig into reading" can incorporate all those topics, and more!

Happy Fourth of July

Book recommendations for July 4th

It's almost independence day, when we party in the USA.

Eyone Williams : Author Visit

Money Ain't Everything

Come join us on June 4 at 6 p.m. in the Ora Glover Community Room as we welcome Eyone Williams and discuss his book, Money Ain't Everything.About The BookVicioso was born into a world of poverty in the projects of Santa Cruz in Panama City, Panama. He longs for one thing and one thing only: a better life in a better place.

Young Playwrights' Theatre Comes to Anacostia

"All the World's a Stage..."

Attention all (young) playwrights!  Thanks to a LSTA grant, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library will have a representative from the Young Playwrights Theatre on Wednesdays throughout May from 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Wahida Clark: Author Visit

Newest Book: 'Honor Thy Thug'

Come out and welcome Wahida Clark and talk to her about her newest hot title, Honor Thy Thug.About the Book

Author Talk: Natalie Hopkinson

'Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City'