Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

Benning's Picks: 'In a Dark, Dark Room' (Nia)

Our friend Nia's favorite book is In a Dark, Dark Room, and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz. Nia likes this book because it's funny.

Benning's Picks: The Chess Player's Bible (Aaron)

Aaron told us about another of his favorite books, The Chess Player's Bible, by James Eade. Aaron likes this book for three major reasons.

Benning's Picks: 'The Grand Tour' (Aaron)

Aaron says one of his favorite books is The Grand Tour: A Traveler's Guide to the Solar System by Ron Miller and William K. Hartmann.

THINK TANK: Obsessed with Facebook

 Source: OneExtraPixel.comTHINK TANK is a monthly forum to explore and discuss art and contemporary topics at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

THINK TANK: All in the Family with LaToya Ruby Fraizer

When was the last time you went to Wal-Mart or CVS to print out a photo of your mother? Even, of yourself?With the popularity of Instagram and Twitter, we seem to feel safe with only electronically posting our photos for our "friends" and "followers" to see, but not for our family records.But what will happen when, or if, social media platforms disappear like thieves in the night? Who will we be to our grandkids? 

THINK TANK: 'Pariah' Movie Screening

Alike is a 17-year-old girl from New York struggling with her identity as a lesbian. As she fights for acceptance and love from herself and the world, Alike goes on a painful yet beautiful journey that will help shape her life.

The Write|Speak Writing Contest

In honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), we are kicking off our new Young Adult writing contest, The Write|Speak Writing Contest!