Benning/Dorothy I. Height Neighborhood Library

Free PC Basics Classes

The library, in cooperation with Byte Back, is offering free PC Basics computer classes at Capitol View Library and Anacostia Library starting in November. Classes will be offered morning, early afternoon and late afternoon.You must be a D.C. resident to enroll in this program. All students must present proof of residency on the first day of class to be admitted. To register, call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

S.T.A.R. Workshop

S.T.A.R. @ THE LIBRARYSing, Talk and Read for Parents, Grandparents and CaregiversCome sign up for the S.T.A.R. (Sing, Talk and Read) Workshop at Benning Neighborhood Library on September 28th at 6:30pm. The workshop is design for parents, grandparents and caregivers with children ages 3 to 5 year olds to get them ready to read. Spaces are limited so call and register now at 202-281-2583. Workshop is based on the work of Saroj Ghoting.

Basic Computer Classes

Benning Library will offer basic computer classes in the month of April.   Come and sign up today!Monday  4/12/10 Computer Basic - 9:30 a.m.Tuesday 4/13/10 Computer Basic - 7 p.m.Monday   4/19/10 Basic E-mail - 9:30 a.m.Tuesday  4/20/10 Basic E-mail - 7 p.m.For more information, call 202-442-7740 or 202-442-7741. 

Benning Teen Book Club

First Teen Program at the New Benning Library!

The Benning Teen Book Club is scheduled to meet on April 6, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the teen space at the BRAND NEW Benning Library.

"My Dream Is..." Essay Writing Contest

And the Winners Are...

Benning Interim Library wants to congratulate the top 3 winners of Martin Luther King's, "My Dream Is..." Essay Writing Contest.                      NO                 PHOTO              AVAILABLE1st Place Winner - Ashley Kibler

New Benning Library Now Open

Grand Opening Party: Saturday, April 10

The new Benning Library at 3935 Benning Rd. N.E. is open.

African Author Must-Reads

Titles You Won't Want to Miss

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieSay You're One of Them by Uwem AkpanA Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael BeahThey Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys by Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Alephonsian Deng, and Judy BernsteinWhat is the What by Dave Eggers with Valentino Achak Deng

Update on the New Library

Coming Soon to Benning Road...

Our excitement grows as we move closer to the grand opening of the new Benning Neighborhood Library. The new building will include: 80,000 books, DVDs, CDs, and other library materials Children's Program Room  Separate reading areas for adults, teens, and children   32 public access computers with free Wi-Fi Internet access Mobile laptop cart with 20 computers  Comfortable seating for 200 customers 

Great African-American Reads!

Pick up a Good Book This Month

Looking for a great read? Try some of these African-American authors:River, Cross My Heart by Breena Clarkson  Orange, Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice Push by Sapphire