Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.

Free HIV Testing

In the quiet, relaxed environment of the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library, on Thursday, May 17, Metro TeenAIDS will offer free, confidential HIV testing to teens and adults, ages 13-24 (though no one will be turned away).The test is very short and can save your life.Representatives will also be on hand to share vital information about how to live healthier. 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo or the 5th of May, commemorates the Mexican Army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library will celebrate the culture and heritage of Cinco de Mayo with stories, activities and movies on Saturday, May 5th.10:30 a.m.: Ages 3 - 81:30 p.m.: Ages 9 - 12

Springtime Matinee Movie

Spring into fun with your favorite friends!

Family Literacy Day

Come join us at the library on Saturday for Family Literacy Day, from noon to 3 p.m.We will celebrate the occasion with a day of fun educational activities for children and families: FREE books, givaways and MORE!The program is sponsored by DC Child Care Connections and Reading is Fundamental.

Jazzing up the Radio: Maintaining Tradition

East of the River Jazz

On Saturday, June 2, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., we will host "Jazz FM: Maintaining Tradition," a presentation on jazz music and history in the D.C. and Baltimore areas.

Etiquette/Manners Classes

First Impressions Are Lasting Impressions

Ms. Vicki Fleming, certified etiquette trainer for children, will be holding classes for youth ages 6-8 in the month of May. Though activities that encourage learning through movement and interaction with their peers, Fleming's classes will be address topics such as rudeness, good hygiene and teasing, in a conversational, upbeat and relaxed manner. 

'Louder Than a Bomb': On Film, in Person

On Wednesday, June 6 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and the DC Youth Poetry Slam Team presents a screening of Louder Than a Bomb, a 2010 documentary by Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel.

Chill with the Duke

Join us Monday, April 30, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for stories and music to introduce children to the wonders of Duke Ellington, one of the most famous jazz musicians and composers.Ages 3-5.For more information, please call 202-281-2583.

Read-In: From Stone Age to Digital

Come and join us at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library on Saturday, March 10, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. for fun stories from the first books ever written. We will be exploring with chalk and paint; you can tell a story of your choice on stone and in color at our program.  Also, discover our new family literacy program "FLIP" for take-home fun family actives for parents and children. All programs are free and open to the public.  Please call for more information.

DC Read-In

From Stone Age to Digital

Join us on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m., to hear stories from the first books ever written. Use chalk and paint to illustrate a story of your choice on stone and in color at the library. Visit the Children's Room for stories so that you can join in the illustrations, and check out one of our new "FLIP Kits" to continue reading activities at home with the family. For more information, call 202-281-2583.