Benning/Dorothy I. Height Neighborhood Library

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:

Uncovering the Roots of Your Family Tree

Researching your family history can be an enlightening and rewarding experience. The DC Public Library has a wealth of resources to assist you in your family history project. Whether you’re a beginner or a novice, the library can play an effective role in helping you discover your family roots.

C.R. Gibbs Black History Month Lecture Tour

African History and Culture Lecture Tour

C.R. Gibbs, noted, local, award-winning historian international lecturer, author and historian of the African Diaspora, will present two lectures and presentations for Black History Month at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library.

Overheard at the Reference Desk . . .

Online Occupation Test Prep

Heading out of the library, a customer complains to her companion. "I can't find the book I need here," she says. "I'm going to order the book from I hope it gets here on time!"I catch her before she passes the reference desk. "What were you looking for?" I ask.

Looking for a Job or Tired of Your Old Job ?

Job Seeker Workshops are now being held at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neigborhood Library, every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.Please call the library for more details about the program.

Property Virgins 101

Homeownership: Why Rent When You Can Buy?

On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1-2:30 p.m., the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library and Realtor Ericka S. Black will present a crash course in homeownership.This free seminar will help you understand how the dreams of homeownership can become a reality. Get your questions answered and learn how millions of Americans build financial security and wealth through homeownership.