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.
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.
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.
Sisters! Come to the Anacostia Library to read and discuss a great book. Our book club will meet the first and third Wednesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. to discuss chapters and have free talk. Teen girls, ages 15-17, will have an outlet to talk and express themselves in a comfortable environment with their peers.
Light refreshments will be provided. The goal of the book club is to encourage self-love, build confidence and healthy relationships.
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.
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.
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.
This is a short list of the movies that I find myself going back to over and over. Some may have more humor than others, some may be a bit more bleak and serious, but they all have a great vision from the director, amazing acting, and a way of looking at the world that I find unforgettable.
Happy New Year!
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is kicking the new year off right with our book of the month entitled, Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. The book club will meet on January 21 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the novel. Parking is available in our parking lot and off-street parking is available.
Register for a PC Basics class with Byte Back. Classes begin the week of January 11th. In PC Basics you will learn to:
Be able to name basic computer parts and functions
Practice typing and using a mouse correctly
Learn how to use email
Search the Internet
Create and manage files and folders
Understand memory and storage basics
Read another great page turner in the month of October, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. The book follows Harry Potter, a young wizard, in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Along with friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry investigates Sirius Black, an escaped prisoner from Azkaban whom they believe is one of Lord Voldemort's old allies. Reserve your copy today.
There’s a saying in music: a band has their whole lives to record their first album, and a year to record their second. I think that this idea could definitely apply to authors as well. Pressure that often appears after a great first novel can sometimes affect their entire creative process. Maybe that’s why first novels are often remembered fondly as introductions to fresh and idiosyncratic voices. Listed here are a few of my favorite first novels.
Books for People (Like Me) Who Are Inexperienced Sci-Fi Readers
I've never had a particularly strong interest in science fiction, but over the last few years I've become more intrigued. These are a few of the titles that grabbed my attention through strong reviews, word-of-mouth, or talking with other DC library employees. I hope that these titles open up new avenues for you, or remind you of a time when you were just getting into science fiction as well.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is happy to present a 12-week program offered by HRAP, Inc., Human Resources Achievement Program. HRAP, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C. that strives to empower young adults. This program will focus on job searching, but not in the way that many such programs do. Instead of focusing on things like resumes and online job searching strategies, this program will be concerned with the inter-personal aspects of the process.
Birthdays and the new year: as these two days approach, we tend to do a self-evaluation. You may sit and reflect about the changes you want, you need or should make in your life both professionally and personally. However, once you have completed your list, you can likely get stuck on the method of making the changes. All of these books were recommended to me by various people to read. I started out reading these books for pleasure. Over time, however, these books have assisted me in overcoming some issues I was suffering from during different periods of my life.