Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

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.

A Short Introduction to Muhammad

Muslim Journeys Event

Please join local author Jonathan Brown of Georgetown University on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of his book, Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction.

Read In

Book Discussion on Jackie Robinson

Please come out and join us on Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. There will be a book discussion -- Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert: The Wild saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson by Timothy M. Gay -- and a movie trailer viewing on #42, "Jackie Robinson." 

Dearest Mummy

Craft Ideas That Make Awesome Mother Day Gifts

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in April or May. In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on May 12. It is a day to make your mom feel special. We live in a world where we tend to forget the value of motherhood. It is time people realize that this day is more special than bestowing her with a few materialistic gifts.Take time out of your day and make something truly from the heart this year. Gifts could rage from a card, hand-made crafts (flower pot, vase, basket, etc.), a poem, or a custom-made rings. There are so many creative ideas that would make a wonderful gift. Check out some of the arts and crafts books at your local library for more ideas and remember .... make it special! 

Jazzing with the Times

Jazzing with the Duke

The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library will present a brief history about jazz with important facts about D.C.'s own Duke Ellington and how he was a major influence for jazz music.Then we will take a little time to "Jazz" along to some of the Duke's music! On Wednesday, April 24 at 1:15 p.m.For ages 7-10.

Ask a Librarian

What questions do you have?

When you first walk into a library, I am sure there are a few questions that you will need answers to. Some common questions are:

Great Urban Fiction Read

Hey, looking for a good read?

Snuggle Up This Winter With A Good Book

Spring is slowing approaching and Winter will be leaving us soon. Use this time to enjoy the rest of the Winter with a classic book. Parents can share an exciting book right next to the fireplace with their little ones. Stop past your local library to pick up some of these items!

So You Say You Can Dance?

For Seniors! Part 2

Just as you thought the game was over, the staff at Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library is ready to start it back up!

Its A New Year, New Goals!

What Are Some Goals You Want To Accomplish This Year?

So, 2012 is finally over and it's time to say goodbye!This is the right time to look back at 2012 and learn from all the mistakes we made, and to come up with a list of goals for 2013.According to, here is the top list of goals people make: