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Page Turner Thursday Presents: "The Refugees"

Page Turner Thursday in tandem with DC Reads brings to you the book club book of the month entitled The Refugees, by Viet Thanh Nguyen. In this book, the author discusses collections of short stories exploring the lives of Vietnamese immigrants and refugees in the United States. This literary fiction touches on issues that affect our lives here in Washington, D.C. We will meet to discuss the book on May 24 at 7 p.m.


Page Turner Thursday Presents: "A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter"

April is National Poetry month, and to celebrate, our book club will be reading A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter by Nikki Giovanni: "As energetic and insightful as ever, Nikki Giovanni now offers us an intimate and affecting look at her personal history and the hidden corners of her own heart.


Poetry Reading and Open Mic Competition

Open Mic Competition with E. Ethelbert Miller and Alan

Are you a poet? Come read at the open mic Saturday, April 14, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a chance to be selected as a finalist in the DC Poet Project.  Listen to poets E. Ethelbert Miller and Alan King read their work, and stay to read your own poetry or listen to other local poets read theirs. At the end, Mr. Miller and Mr. King will select one open mic reader as “the winner” and award a $100 dollar cash prize.  


Read Across America

Dr. Seuss Story Time

On Thursday, March 1, at 11 a.m., Anacostia Library presents Read Across America. In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, please join us for a special story time of Dr. Seuss stories for children.


Poetry Presentation with Regie Cabico

Poetry through the power of autobiography

In her poem, “Power,” Audre Lorde wrote,  "I am lost without imagery or magic  trying to make power  out of hatred and destruction."


Page Turner Thursday Presents:

The Nest

For the month of October, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library will be reading The Nest by Cynthia Sweeney. 

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Anacostia Library Closing Early October 6

Anacostia Library will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 6 due to water shut off in the neighborhood for a DC Water emergency repair.


Page Turner Thursdays Presents: Furiously Happy

For the month of September, Page Turner Thursdays will be reading Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson.  Furiously Happy explores the author's battle with mental illness and provides humor and laughter in fighting through such a difficult subject.  



A Tool to Balance Your Life

Do you feel like there is not enough time in the day?  Do you find it difficult to balance your work and personal time?  Have you tried meditation?  On Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. the Anacostia Neighborhood Library will be offering a free event entitled: Meditation: a Tool to Balance Your Life.  This life changing event is offered by David Newcomb. Mr.


Page Turner Thursday Presents:Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim

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.