Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

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Unlocking Employment: Job Seekers Legal Clinic

Monday, January 22, 2018, 10:00 am

Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one on one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to learn more about any legal barriers to employment you may have that an attorney might be able to help you resolve.
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Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:00 pm

Every Tuesday at 6 p.m., please join us to share the fun of reading with your children ages 3 - 12 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. This program is free and open to the public
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Calling All Preschool Readers

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10:30 am

Calling all readers ages 3-5! Do you like stories? Grab your grown up and pay us a visit.  Be advised: This program may expose the reader in you!  The 30-40 minute reading programs are designed to promote language and listening skills.  Join us and exercise your mind with stories and activities that spark the imagination and arouse curiosity. This program is free and open to the public. SEE YOU THERE!
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Baby-Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 1:30 pm

A story time experience for our youngest library users. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to two years old.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be on a lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.  This program is free and open to the public.

Pajama Story Time

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:00 pm

Story time fun for the entire family, join us for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required.  These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages.  Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination.  This program is free and open to the public.
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Coffee & Conversation

Friday, January 26, 2018, 1:00 pm

Join us for coffee and conversation. Meet library employees and other customers who enjoy the library. Talk about personal interests or current events. This program is for adults. We’re looking forward to meeting you.
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C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

Monday, February 5, 2018, 7:00 pm

In celebration of 2018 African American History Month, noted historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series entitled "The District's Black Dough-boys during World War I."   Join us for this thought-provoking lecture.   
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NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment - Practice Session

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 12:30 pm

The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills. This 1.5-hour practice session will allow you to prepare for the proctored sessions of the NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment to earn a NDLA Certificate. However, certificates are not awarded during this practice session.  Seats are limited to six customers and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  
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Congressman Robert Smalls: A Patriots Journey from Slavery to Capitol Hill

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:30 pm

In honor of Black History Month  join us for a screening of Congressman Robert Smalls: A Patriot's Journey from Slavery to Capitol Hill. This documentary tells the story of Smalls' humble beginnings to his election as one of the first African American congressman in 1875. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A session with producer and director Adrena Ifill. This program is free and open to the public.
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NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 9:30 am

The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basic digital literacy skills. A photo ID will be required to log on, and a passing score of 85 percent on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate during this two-hour proctored session.Seats are limited to six participants and will be assigned to customers on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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