Neighborhood Library

Summer Reading and Back to School Celebration

Join us as we celebrate Summer Reading and Back to School at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. The celebration will take place on Thursday, August 19, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Planned activities include:

Free Health and Computer Literacy Class

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is proud to host P.I. Advocates International, Inc. (PIA), for a dynamic workshop.  On July 31, PIA will offer a free computer training class to teach community members new skills, such as understanding software applications and navigating the Internet. 

Real Estate Series

Presented by AAA Home Solutions and Anacostia Public Library

Have you ever thought about owning your own home, but didn’t know how to begin the process?  Help is on the way!  The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is partnering with AAA Home Solutions for a multiple part-series on the rewards of home ownership.

New Anacostia Library: Now Open

The new Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. S.E., is now open.  The new 22,000 square foot library opens with more than 40,000 books, areas for children, teens and adults, Mac computers for teens, 32 computers for the public, community meeting rooms and more.  Check it out.A Grand Opening Party is planned for Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Story times, arts and crafts, performances and more. 

Black History Month

February Film Series at Anacostia

The Marva Collins Story 2/22 at 3:30 p.m. (Cicely Tyson)Black Mama, White Mama 2/23 at 6:30 p.m. (Pam Grier)Car Wash, 2/24 at 3:30 p.m. (Richard Pryor)Shaft in Africa, 2/25 at 6:30 p.m. (Richard RoundTree)Friday Foster, 2/26 at 3:30 p.m. (Pam Grier)All movies are rated R except for the Marva Collins Story.

Black History Month

Decorate a heart of Martin Luther king Jr. every Tue and Wed at 10am and 3:30pm during the month of February, 2010 ages 2-11Make a Abraham Lincoln booklet using your own thoughts and words on February 4th, and the 16th   at 3:30pm ages 2-11Make a colorful booklet about the history of Harriet Tubman on February 8th, and the 11th at 1:30pm and 3:30pm ages 6-11

Hot New Arrivals

Urban Fiction

NEW URBAN FICTION:1. Terri Woods Presents Deadly Reigns by Ginger Laine2. The Face That Launched A Thousand Bullets by T. Styles3. Hush by Amaleka McCall4. Immortal by Erica Barnes5. Naughty by Brenda Hampton6. Snow White: A Survival Story by Anna J.7. West End Girls by Lena Scott

Anacostia Book Club

Anacostia Book ClubThe Shack by William Paul Young, 1/28/10 @ 6:30pmMama Dearest by E. Lynn Harris, 2/25/10 @ 6:30pmLovely Bones by Alice Sebold, 3/18/10 @ 6:30pm

Check Out the New DVDs at Anacostia!

Come on in to the Anacostia Library to see our recent DVD acquisitions.  Children's Titles The Tale of Despereaux Open SeasonBedtime Stories Evan Almighty A Wrinkle in Time Inkheart