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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.


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Florynce "Flo" Kennedy The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Page Turner Thursday's is proud to present our book club book of the month.  As you know, March is Women's History Month.  To honor our women and the fight for justice in which many have embarked on, we decided to choose a person who may not be well known to many.  However, her contribution to the feminist movement should not go unnoticed.  


NorthStar Proctoring Session

Every Sunday at 2 p.m.

Earn your Northstar Digital Literacy Assesment (NDLA) Certificate during scheduled proctored sessions. A photo ID will be required to log on and a passing score of 85% on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate.  Assessments are available in the follow basic digital literacy skills: Computer Basics Internet Windows Mac OS X E-mail MS Word Social Media MS Excel MS PowerPoint Info Literacy

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NSO in your Neighborhood series

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 1:30 pm

As part of the "NSO Music in Your Neighborhood" series,  NSO musicians Heather LeDoux Green (violin) and Paul DeNola (bass) give a performance for children.  A Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo” will be set up at the library. The program is recommended for ages 5-8 years old. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Groups larger than 10 should contact the library at 202-715-7707 to reserve space.


Page Turner Thursday's Presents:

Major: A Black Athlete, a White Era, and the fight to be the world's fastest human being

Page Turner Thursdays is offering a two for one deal this month.  Please read our book of the month Major: A Black Athlete, a White Era, and the fight to be the world's fastest human being by Todd Balf.