Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  

Forensic Mystery Workshop

Calling all teen CSI enthusiasts!!! Join educators from the National Museum of Health and Medicine for an exciting afternoon in forensic investigation.  This program is free and open to all.August 13, 2014 at 2 p.m.

WE DID IT!: '100 by Summer' Made 140+ Sign-ups!

I had already shelved my books and was busy helping customers. It was just another regular day. But, I noticed something. A lot of the customers who I had engaged with did NOT own a library card. How could this be? Then I remember saying, “100 by Summer.” This was in March.  

In Honor of Black Music Month:'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' Listening Party

Join us on Wednesday, June 11 as we present the legendary 1998 album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. In honor of Black Music Month: we will play this album in its entirety along with other amazing tracks from the outstanding Lauryn Hill! Food and drinks will be provided. This program is free and open to the public.Location: Large Meeting Room 

Laugh of the Week: 'KIDS REACT TO WALKMANS'

Kids can make you smile or they can make you cry. Kids can make you laugh or they can make you scream, or they can do bothat the same time. They can also make you feel like the oldest person on the Earth---don't you just love them! No matter the case,these little cuties are always entertaining. Check out this amazing video "Kids React To Walkmans!" It's the most hilarious reaction you'll see all week!

Celebrate Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month. 

Benning's Picks: 'Goddess Girls' (Jasmine)

Jasmine shares with us that her favorite books are from the Goddess Girls series, such as

The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library "100 by Summer" Challenge

Every person deserves a library card! The challenge? Let’s get 100 DC Public Library cards to 100 Washingtonians by the summer!