Neighborhood Library

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Zora Neale

Page Turner Thursdays Presents:

How It Feels to Be Colored Me

In celebration of Women's History the month, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library will read and reflect upon one of the finest literary figures of American culture, Zora Neale Hurston.  In particular, the book club will discuss, How It Feels to Be Colored Me. This title was and remains very important to the literary movement of the time.  

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My Favorite Movies

This is a short list of the movies that I find myself going back to over and over. Some may have more humor than others, some may be a bit more bleak and serious, but they all have a great vision from the director, amazing acting, and a way of looking at the world that I find unforgettable.

Girl on the Train

Page Turner Thursdays Presents: Girl on the Train

Happy New Year! The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is kicking the new year off right with our book of the month entitled, Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.  The book club will meet on January 21 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the novel. Parking is available in our parking lot and off-street parking is available.  

Byte Back Registration

Register for a PC Basics class with Byte Back. Classes begin the week of January 11th. In PC Basics you will learn to:    Be able to name basic computer parts and functions Practice typing and using a mouse correctly Learn how to use email Search the Internet Create and manage files and folders Understand memory and storage basics

harry potter

Page Turner Thursday's Presents:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Read another great page turner in the month of October, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. The book follows Harry Potter, a young wizard, in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Along with friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry investigates Sirius Black, an escaped prisoner from Azkaban whom they believe is one of Lord Voldemort's old allies. Reserve your copy today.  

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Fantastic First Novels

There’s a saying in music: a band has their whole lives to record their first album, and a year to record their second. I think that this idea could definitely apply to authors as well. Pressure that often appears after a great first novel can sometimes affect their entire creative process. Maybe that’s why first novels are often remembered fondly as introductions to fresh and idiosyncratic voices. Listed here are a few of my favorite first novels.

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Science Fiction for Beginners

Books for People (Like Me) Who Are Inexperienced Sci-Fi Readers

I've never had a particularly strong interest in science fiction, but over the last few years I've become more intrigued. These are a few of the titles that grabbed my attention through strong reviews, word-of-mouth, or talking with other DC library employees. I hope that these titles open up new avenues for you, or remind you of a time when you were just getting into science fiction as well.


Human Resources Achievement Program

Workforce Development Training

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is happy to present a 12-week program offered by HRAP, Inc., Human Resources Achievement Program.  HRAP, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C. that strives to empower young adults. This program will focus on job searching, but not in the way that many such programs do. Instead of focusing on things like resumes and online job searching strategies, this program will be concerned with the inter-personal aspects of the process.

The Noticer



Birthdays and the new year: as these two days approach, we tend to do a self-evaluation. You may sit and reflect about the changes you want, you need or should make in your life both professionally and personally. However, once you have completed your list, you can likely get stuck on the method of making the changes. All of these books were recommended to me by various people to read. I started out reading these books for pleasure. Over time, however, these books have assisted me in overcoming some issues I was suffering from during different periods of my life.

DC Bookdiva Publications

D.C. Bookdiva Publications Presents...

An author visit series

Do you love to write? Are interested in becoming an author? Look no further!