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Melinda Robertson

Author Talk: Melinda Robertson


On Saturday, May 2 at 3 p.m., come meet Melinda Robertson, the author ofMistaken Identity. This is a fast-paced story that takes you into the life of a single woman who plays by her own rules and ultimately changes the dating game.


Women's History Month

As March comes to a close, so does the celebration of Women's History Month, but we at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library have had a wonderful time reading and learning about extraordinary girls and women! Among our favorite finds: Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name by Monique Davis and Hillary Beard

Poetry at the Library

Louder Than a Library

Poetry Month Events for Teens!!!

April is National Poetry Month. Louder Than A Library is a Poetry Partnership with The Louder Than a Bomb-DMV Teen Poetry Slam Festival. Events will be throughout the month of April and will include teen poetry workshops and open mics. Teens will learn techniques on how to enhance their creative writing at the beginning of the month, and then get opportunities to show off their work at the end of the month.

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Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

Silver Sparrow

Page-Turner Thursday

Book Club: 'Silver Sparrow'

Our book of the month, Silver Sparrow, is a story of sisters and secrerts. Silver Sparrow will break your heart before you even know it. One of the sisters is fully aware her father is a bigamist. Find out what happens when the other sister and her side of the family discovers the dark secret their father has hidden for their entire lives.  

kente workshop

Kente Cloth Weaving Workshop

A family program to wrap up Black History Month

Come join us on Sunday, March 1 from 2-4 p.m. for the Kente Cloth Workshop hosted by the Anacostia Library and Master Weaver Andrew Kwasi Asare from Accra, Ghana. Asare is a Master Weaver of exciting and exquisite Kente cloth that blends mathematics, symbols, color, culture and art designs. 

Wii Move

Wii Move

Youth Program

Wii Move is a fun gaming activity to attend with your friends to get into the action and adventure. So come on make your MOVES!!! Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Ages 9-14.

S Street Rising

Book Talk

'S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C. '

S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C. discusses the streets of Washington, D.C. before gentrification took place in Northwest.

Indian Cooking


What will you do in 2015?

I have an embarassing confession: my New Year's resolutions never last a month, much less a whole year. Still, I do think the New Year is a valuable time to reflect about what you like -- and dislike -- about your life. This year, instead of trying to make sweeping changes that will probably overwhelm me and doom me to failure, I'm going to start small. This year, I'm going to try to cook more and eat out less in an effort to eat more healthily and save money. Luckily, the library has lots of great cookbooks to help me stay resolved! World cuisine

Instant DCPL

7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but is open 24/7!

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online! 1. Have your own film festival at home. View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.