Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Class groups and child care centers are welcome at these sessions. Please no children under 2 years of age unless attending with a sibling or class group.
Every other Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. the Anacostia Library will host Northstar Digital Literacy training and testing. Tuesday will be for practice sessions, and Thursdays will be for official testing. Earn your Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate in computer basics, Internet, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, social media, email and information literacy.
Coloring can be an incredibly calming and stress relieving activity; it's a simple way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Just like meditation, coloring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate worry.
Stop in every Friday at noon and discover why this trend has taken off. Coloring pages and materials will be provided.
This summer, join us for free yoga at the library with Om Shanti Yoga, a 60-minute Vinyasa Yoga flow that includes restorative meditation and Pranayama breathing. Class is suitable for all levels and includes a soulful rhythmic playlist.
Enjoy fitness and fun with Zumba, an aerobic dance exercise program inspired by the sounds of Latin American dance music!
An instructor from Twists and Turns Body Fitness will lead the class. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. No registration required and the class is free.
This event is part of the Library's Adult Summer Challenge programming.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Are you interested in buying a home, but feel that the process is confusing and you could use some guidance? Come to the Anacostia Neighborhood Library for one of two Home Buyer Workshops provided by Operation HOPE. Vera Parker, a Financial Well-Being Coach with Operation HOPE, will be giving a presentation designed to educate people about the home-buying process. After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to schedule a free one-on-one session to learn more about the services Operation HOPE can provide. This program will take place at 7 p.m.
In celebration of DC Public Library "A Right to the City" campaign. The Anacostia Neighborhood Library will read Mayor For Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr. written by Marion Barry, Jr. and Omar Tyree. A blurb from the book jacket reads, "Marion Barry four-term mayor of Washington, D.C.
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*Scientific Creative Innovative Engaging New Cool Experience A hands-on STEM and arts program focusing on health issues of concern to the local D.C. community. Presented by Children's National Health Systems, this month's topic is "Safety First!" Bicycle helmets will be given on a first come, first served basis.
A well put-together oral history is a beautiful thing. The organizational mind and narrative-building skills of a great writer can be paired with first-person quotes from some of the most interesting and talented people in a given field. Here is a sampling of some of the oral histories DC Public Library has to offer!
At the Anacostia Neighborhood Library, we want all of our visitors to feel welcomed when they walk through the doors. We strive to provide all the resources and services that our visitors look for when they come to the library. One important area we would like to improve is programs for teenagers. At the moment, we are looking to develop new teenage programs. The Anacostia Neighborhood Library wants these new programs to make our teenagers feel welcomed. However, we can't do it alone.
DC Public Library is participating in the 2019 Free Summer Meals Program.
Kids and teens eat free lunch on weekdays from July 1 - August 9. No registration is required.
Lunch will be provided Monday – Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the following library locations:
Sisters! Come to the Anacostia Library to read and discuss a great book. Our book club will meet the first and third Wednesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. to discuss chapters and have free talk. Teen girls. ages 15-17, will have an outlet to talk and express themselves in a comfortable environment with their peers. Light refreshments will be provided. The goal of the book club is to encourage self-love, build confidence and healthy relationships.
Welcome to The Homework Zone!
The Anacostia Library staff cares about the education and well being of the youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Anacostia Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity.
Each Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone in the children's room.
Anacostia Library will offer fun and exciting experiments and projects. Children and teens are invited to come and join us as we create, experiment, and design.
July 23rd - July 27th
2:30pm - 4:30pm for ages 7-19
Call ahead for registration: 202-715-7708