Celebrate National Poetry Month with DC Public Library
Thank you for celebrating National Poetry Month with DC Public Library! This April, DC Public Library invited residents ages 6 and up to submit a haiku to the 2022 Haiku Contest around the following themes:
✎ Your love of books, reading or the library,
✎ Something small that gives you joy,
✎ DC in springtime, or
The Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library would like to congratulate Gregory Robinson who was First Runner Up in the Music Category of the 2021 Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest! His piece is titled Community Change. He said about the piece:
"This is my song I made about my community when I was 11 years old."
Read the lyrics of his rap below!
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