Anacostia
Neighborhood Library

I am not your negro

Author in Focus: James Baldwin and His Legacy, featuring Jason Reynolds

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 2:00 pm

Join the National Book Foundation and the DC Public Library for a celebration of the literary legacy and seminal works of James Baldwin, a four-time National Book Award Finalist (Giovanni’s RoomNobody Knows My NameThe Fire Next Time, and Just Above My Head).
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:00 am

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.
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Home Buyer Workshops at Anacostia Neighborhood Library

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 7:00 pm

Are you interested in buying a home, but feel that the process is confusing and you could use some guidance? Come to the Anacostia Neighborhood Library for one of two Home Buyer Workshops provided by Operation HOPE. Vera Parker, a Financial Well-Being Coach with Operation HOPE, will be giving a presentation designed to educate people about the home-buying process. After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to schedule a free one-on-one session to learn more about the services Operation HOPE can provide. This program will take place at 7 p.m.
Preschool StoryTime

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:30 am

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 child care centers are welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.
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COLORS: Adult Coloring Program

Friday, June 28, 2019, 12:00 pm

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. 
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A Right to the City Lecture Series: Barry Farm/Hillsdale Settlement

Monday, July 1, 2019, 6:30 pm

For the month of July, A Right to the City will host a lecture series. Anacostia Community Museum curator and author Alicione M. Amos will lecture on the history of Barry Farm/Hillsdale, a settlement created by the Freemen's Bureau in 1867 to deal with the housing problems faced by African Americans in Washington, D.C. after the Civil War.  We hope you can join us on Monday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. for this thought provoking discussion.  
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COLORS: Adult Coloring Program

Friday, July 5, 2019, 12:00 pm

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. 
Yoga

Summer Yoga at the Library

Saturday, July 6, 2019, 10:00 am

This summer, join us for free yoga at the library with Om Shanti Yoga, a 60-minute Vinyasa Yoga flow that includes restorative meditation and Pranayama breathing. Class is suitable for all levels and includes a soulful rhythmic playlist.   
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, July 8, 2019, 11:00 am

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.
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Strong Start Community Playgroup for 24-36 months (Registration Required)

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 10:00 am

Advance registration is required for this program. See below for registration information.  

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