Neighborhood Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.


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.


Page Turner Thursday's

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.  


Page Turner Thursday's

The Turner House: A Novel

We hope you enjoyed your summer and are in need of a new read heading into the fall.  If so, we have just the book. The Turner House: A Novel by Angela Flournoy will kick off our Page Turner Thursday's Book Club series for the month of September. The Turner's are a vibrant American family that have endured a lot.

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Beach Reads 2016

When you think of summer books, does your mind go to the thriller that you can't put down while you're at the beach? Do you think of setting aside some time to finally get to that classic book you've been meaning to read forever? Or maybe you just want to read about two people who definitely won't be getting together at the end (wink wink). I think that the books on this list would fit very nicely with a cold drink and the unbearable humidity that we know and love.

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More Than Just Music!

Music Moguls Write About Their Life Experiences

From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside, Queens by 50 cent and Ex, Kris


Page-Turner Thursdays Presents:

Juneteenth: A Novel

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.