Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

DC Public Library's Soul Tent: A Resurrection City Installation

Monday, July 16, 2018 (All day)

The Soul Tent: A Resurrection City Installation will be at the Benning/Dorothy Height Neighborhood Library for two weeks beginning on Monday, June 9th. Stop by and see collections from the Poor People's Campaign, write on the chalk wall and sit down to hear the music, speeches and stories from 1968 Resurrection City. The week will include live events with music and dialogue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of 1968, The Poor Peoples Campaign and Resurrection City. Highlights include: 

Summer Stories and Paper Collage

Monday, July 16, 2018, 1:00 pm

What do you imagine when you think of summer? Do you envision warm sunshine, flowers, picnics, ice cream or fun? Join us for stories and collage crafts to erase the cold weather memories and evoke hot weather fun. For ages 5-10. All programs are free and open to the public.
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The Regulatory Process of Starting a Business

Monday, July 16, 2018, 6:30 pm

Are you interested in starting a small business in the District?  Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started? The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about: Business Licensing Corporate registration
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Preschool Movie Time

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 11:00 am

Weekly Scholastic Storybook Treasures for ages 3-7. All programs are free and open to the public.

Family Story Time

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 6:00 pm

Looking for a fun, family oriented  story time? Look no further. Children and their families are encouraged to join us for a lively story time in the library. Every Tuesday at 6 p.m., come prepared to listen to a story and have fun. All ages welcome.

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 10:30 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children's imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. All programs are free and open to the public.
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NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 12:30 pm

The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills. A photo ID will be required to log on, and a passing score of 85 percent on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate during this two-hour proctored session. Seats are limited to six customers and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Reptiles Alive

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 1:00 pm

Enjoy an exciting live animal show. Professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences with funny and fascinating facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals. A family program for children ages 5 and up.    

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 1:30 pm

A story time experience for our youngest library users. These 20-to-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to 2 years old. Baby-Toddler Story Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This program is free and open to the public.
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Spoken Word Workshop

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 3:00 pm

Let’s get deep. Learn the art of performing spoken word and creating your own poetry to express yourself like never before.