Neighborhood Library

Around the World in Eight Books

Did you know that International Children’s Book Day falls in the month of April?Come along with us as we tour the world. Go on a global trip as we stop through eight fictional ports, exploring different authors' take on the world. But wait - we'll also make a postcard to commemorate the journey! You can sketch a part of your voyage or create something entirely abstract; it’s up to you.

Sisters on the Battlefield

Throughout the ages, women have always fought beside, behind, with men and alone when the need arose. In the United States, women fought in the Wild West, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.Native American and African American women also made great contributions on the battle front.

Poetic Musings

Book spine poetry challenge

Image by covs97/ FlickrIf your looking for inspiration or feeling creative, then join us as we pay tribute to National Poetry Month. We’ll start with a short read aloud session - share a favorite poem or sample one of the library’s anthologies for fun.

Connecting to Your Roots Using Genealogy Online Research

Are you planning a family reunion this year?  Do you have photos of family members that you can't identify or you know little about the people in those photos? Use the next family gathering at a funeral, wedding or holiday celebration to begin your search for your family history. 

Cinderella Folk Tales From Around the World

Not every Cinderella goes to a ball dressed in glass slippers. Some girls don’t even have a fairy godmother to give them a ride in a pumpkin carriage! Can you imagine?

Zora Neale Hurston Book Talk

Celebrating Women's History Month

Love is in the air...

Valentine's Day Event in the Library

Valentine's Day is over. Did you enjoy your day like we did? Dare I say that there is a feeling of love left over in the air?

Job Hunting with Social Media

 Image by Yoel Ben-Avaraham / FlickrWhat do sites like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn have in common? As forms of social media, both job seekers and employers are using technology such as this more and more. If you have ever been hesitant to join an online site but are interested to learn, then this workshop is for you!In this program, we will explore the following topics:

Black History Film

This film is based on the 1995 Million Man March in Washington, D. C., in which 1 million African American men marched peacefully in a bid for greater unity and understanding.The story follows men on a charter bus from Los Angeles to D.C. Their issues, personalities and concerns begin to erupt on the long trip.  

Recreation in Segregated Washington, D. C.

Photo exhibit at the library

The month of February, come view a photo exhibit of theaters, restaurants, hotels and other places of recreation for African Americans during the era of segregation in Washington, D. C.