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.
Saturday is Family Play Time! Come to the Library and build, explore, and play with LEGOs and share a favorite book in the Children's Room from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every other Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 5-13 years old.
JoinThe Sign of the Times with Mr. Greggs for a photography workshop for ages 10-15.
This workshop will teach the youth how to use different types of cameras focusing on basic camera functions, good picture taking skills and documenting changes in the community. All workshop will expose the youth to books of famous, local and national professional minority artist in photography. This program is free and offers a great experience for youth.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
June 27 - August 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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
Build a Better World! One Book at a Time!
Come out and learn some basic techniques that will increase your knowledge of reading to young scholars. Pass on the gift of reading and share some great books in the process.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
This program is free and open to the public
Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.
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.
You are invited to learn about the D.C. Public Library’s online services. We have research tools you can use at home, at school or on the go. Learn how our online services can save you from a trip to the library.This program is for students of all ages, but free to all who attend.
Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m."Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"
In celebration of Women's History Month, a self defense class will be taught at Benning Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, March 15, from 6-8 p.m.
This two hour session will be led by D'Angelo Kinard of Advanced Sports Performance and will teach basic self defense techniques to use in various situations. There will be an emphasis on defending against larger/stronger assailants.
A waiver must be signed by each participant before class to participate.
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
The sun is out, the flowers are blooming and TED is here! Come join the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library for its TED Talks Summer Screening Series. We will be showing a collection of talks that will make you laugh, maybe cry, and most importantly, make you think.Tuesday, June 16, 2 p.m.:
"What Does My Headscarf Mean to You?" by Yassmin Abdel-Magied
"The Little Problem I Had Renting a House" by James A. White Sr.
Tuesday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 28, 2 p.m.:
The characterization of the African American male homosexual on screen has come a long way since the early days of film. How has the gay black man been portrayed on film? What impact have these early roles had on future depictions of race and sexuality?
Join Kevin Beard in conversation Thursday June 25 at 7 p.m. for an in-depth analysis, from the early days of film to Empire.
On April 24 at 3 p.m., a Capital Area Asset Builder (CAAB) representative will paint a picture of the holistic process of becoming financially fit. We will discuss old money behaviors, habits and triggers that play a vital role in how we control our finances.
Basic investing & budgeting, how to get out of debt and the importance of savings will also be discussed.