Neighborhood Library

African-American Artists in Italian Opera

On Friday, September 23, at 1 p.m., we will look at the repertoire of black singing artists Robert McFerrin, Marian Anderson, Leontyne Price and Shirley Verrett in Italian opera. We will examine D.C. origins, in particular the efforts of Mary Cardwell Dawson and the National Negro Opera Company, with musical selections from Aida, La Forza del Destino, ll Barbiere di Siviglia and Madama Butterfly

Opera and Broadway

Come and explore how classical and operatic composers have adapted to public tastes. Enjoy "West Side Story/Candide, La Rodine and Lady in the Dark and Street Scene."Discover Puccini, Weil and Bernstein and the talents of the Washington National Opera singing artists.The program is open to all ages, and seniors are especially invited.  Friday, July 29, at 1 p.m.  All programs are free and open to the public.

National Geographic: Race to the End of the Earth

Join the National Geographic Museum in an epic race to the South Pole.  Discover the tricks and tools used by Antarctic explorers through time as you head out on your own expedition.  Will you choose dog sleds or skis?  Fishing or hunting? What combination of decisions led to the success of explorers through time, and what will lead to yours?Thursday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m.Ages 5-12.

American Sign Language Story Time

Come and join us for Kami and the Yaks told in American Sign Language by Andrea Stenn Styer.Tuesday, July 19, at 1:30 p.m.Ages 5-12.

Coyaba Dance Theater: Africa in Motion

Explore West Africa through dance, music and song.Children will experience traditional West African dance and drumming, which depicts daily life in  Africa.When:  Thursday, July 14 Time:  11 a.m.Where: Deanwood Library 

First Anniversary Celebration

The Deanwood Neighborhood Branch Library and Recreation Center will mark its one-year anniversary Saturday, June 25, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

Deanwood Neighborhood Library Closed

Deanwood Neighborhood Library and Recreation Center will be closed Friday, June 17.  The Department of Parks and Recreation is having a staff training day. Please visit the nearest libraries: Dorothy I. Height/Benning at 3935 Benning Rd. N.E. or Capitol View at 5001 Central Ave. S.E. Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre: "If Pigs Could Fly"

On Tuesday, June 21, at 4 p.m., come and travel with Chester, Buster and Suzy Pig as they go to the library to participate in the summer reading program "One World, Many Stories."  Travel to Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to see four types of puppetry:  shadow, rod, hand and toy theater with a special feature of a "cranky." Recommended for ages 3-8, but enjoyable by all ages. For more information, please call.  All programs and free and open to the public.

Sushmita Mazumdar: Animal Rhymes

Make rhymes into fun stories that look like the animals themselves.  Come and make your own book, or just enjoy an activity and rhyme sheet.  Thursday, June 9, at 10 a.m. Recommended for ages 5-12 years. Please call for more information.

Career-Building Seminar: Interview Skills

Join us for the secrets of Interviewing Success for that Right Job, Monday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m.