Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

D.C. Volunteer Snow Team

Monday, December 18, 2017, 5:00 pm

Mayor Bowser and Serve DC need your help clearing sidewalks and front walkways for our seniors and those with access and functional needs during winter weather. Come learn how you can join our D.C. Volunteer Snow Team and help your neighbors. This event will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can register for the Snow Team at or call 202-727-7925.
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 6:00 pm

Every Tuesday at 6 p.m., please join us to share the fun of reading with your children ages 3 - 12 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. This program is free and open to the public
Spanish Story Time

Calling All Preschool Readers

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 10:30 am

Calling all readers ages 3-5! Do you like stories? Grab your grown up and pay us a visit.  Be advised: This program may expose the reader in you!  The 30-40 minute reading programs are designed to promote language and listening skills.  Join us and exercise your mind with stories and activities that spark the imagination and arouse curiosity. This program is free and open to the public. SEE YOU THERE!

Baby-Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 1:30 pm

A story time experience for our youngest library users. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to two years old.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be on a lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.  This program is free and open to the public.

Pajama Story Time

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:00 pm

Story time fun for the entire family, join us for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required.  These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages.  Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination.  This program is free and open to the public.
Twisty Paint Night

Twisty Paint Night

Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 5:00 pm

How does the night sky look to you? Come and express your creativity while embracing the challenge. Light refreshments will be served. FREE Ages 13-19
Issa Rae Co-crreator of HBOs TV Series Insecure

Issa Talk

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1:00 pm

For fans of HBO's TV Series Insecure, you are invited to join a friendly conversation. Fans of the show will discuss friendship, relationship, workplace and other issues depicted on the show. Bring a friend. Meet some one new. Refreshments will be served. This program is for adults.    
Martin Luther King,Jr.

Select Libraries Open on MLK Day 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018 (All day)

Select D.C. public libraries will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on MLK Day: Ward 1 – Mt. Pleasant Ward 2 – West End Library Ward 3 – Tenley-Friendship Ward 4 – Petworth

Unlocking Employment: Job Seekers Legal Clinic

Monday, January 22, 2018, 10:00 am

Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one on one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to learn more about any legal barriers to employment you may have that an attorney might be able to help you resolve.

C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

Monday, February 5, 2018, 7:00 pm

In celebration of 2018 African American History Month, noted historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series entitled "The District's Black Dough-boys during World War I."   Join us for this thought-provoking lecture.