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Black History Month

Fiction Choices for Children

February is Black History Month, but that doesn't mean we only need to celebrate nonfiction! Fiction can be a great mechanism to examine history and the legacy of the past, and that makes February a great time to read fiction with African and African-American protagonists. Here are some suggested children's books to read this February!

Dear Mr. President

Black History Month Celebration

Have you ever written a letter to the President of the United States?In celebration of Black History Month, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library community will be writing letters to President Obama.  In the letter be sure to mention the Anacostia neighborhood in some way. After writing the letter, hand it to staff and we will ensure the letter is sent to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20001.  

Readers Are Leaders

In collaboration with the Anacostia Community Museum, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library is excited to continue our "Community Leaders Are Readers" program.This monthly program invites children ages 4-8 and their families to listen and discuss stories read by community leaders and participate in crafts. 

D.E.'s Choice Reads

'You Herd Me! I'll Say It If Nobody Else Will'

You Herd Me! I’ll Say It if Nobody Else Will is a thought-provoking read centered around sporting topics.

DC Public Library Opens On Two-Hour Delay

Wednesday, Jan. 22

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

DC Public Library Closed Today

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Touch, Play and Learn: Explore African Art with Paula Coleman

Have you ever been curious about African Art? Thought it was beautiful but wondered what certain art objects felt like and what materials they were made from?

Zora Neale Hurston: Jan. 7,1891- Jan. 28,1960

"There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you."

Along with celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January is also the month we celebrate the literary and anthropological contributions of Zora Neale Hurston.

My School DC: School Lottery Information Sessions

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Which school will your child call My School?

A Conversation on D.C. Statehood

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. favored federal representation for District residents. In August 1965, he joined local civil rights leaders, home rule proponents and 5,000 people on a playground in the Shaw neighborhood. The group marched to Lafayette Square (seven acre public park directly north of White House), demanding the right to self-government. 

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