Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

Get 'Stuffed'!

The first book I picked up as a new Library Associate, a few short weeks ago, was Stuffed by Eric Walters. A petite piece of literature with only 14 short chapters, I would have never guessed that this Young Adult material was heavy enough to hold down my attention.

Online Scavenger Hunt

Sunday Program

In honor of celebrating the new Sunday hours, the library presents a thrilling scavenger hunt.Think you have what it takes to be a detective?Are you fast at navigating through different web pages?

Challenging Assignments? Let Us Help You!

Attention all students!As a new school year begins, there will be loads of homework, test, and quizzes that you will have to complete. While some assignments may seem easy, others will appear to be a little more challenging.

Cons of Recycling

Each year, Americans throw away tons of amounts of waste. Instead of sending the waste to the landfill, some practice recycling.Recycling can be defined as a process that turns one manufactured product, such as paper or glass, into another product. Products are changed into new ones by mechanical or chemical methods. The positive effects of recycling are always told, however the challenges are just as important too.

Programs in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

 The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C.

Forgotten Roots: Muslims in Early America


Please join us for a discussion with Amir Muhammad of Americas Islamic Heritage Museum on the history of Muslims in the colonies and early United States. 

Summer Reading Kickoff

Join the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m for the Beneath the Surface (Teen) and Groundbreaking Reads (Adults) Summer Reading Program Kickoff. Come learn about the DC Public Library summer reading program and participate in a gardening activity. Light refreshments will be served.Ages 12 and older.This program is free and open to the pubic.

Summer Read

Sidewalk Art

Summertime means hot weather, outside fun, bathing suits and popsicles.Add a lot of colored chalk, a group of day care centers and we have a Summer Reading Adventure.Join us for some special summer time fun -- especially for the younger set -- at 10:30 a.m. on the following Mondays:June 3 (Kick-off for Summer Reading)July 22Aug. 16

Let's Play with Some Dough -- Play Dough That Is!

Join us as we make a mess of fun with Play Dough.Want a flower in a pot? Make one with some Play Dough!Want a toy car? Make one with some Play Dough!Join us in the Benning Library Children's Room at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:June 24July 19Aug. 19Best for ages 2-7.