Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

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Job Seekers Clinic

Monday, February 24, 2020, 10:30 am

Looking for a job? Stop by our Job Seekers Clinic where staff can assist with a variety of job search activities including:   Creating an email account Building and typing a resume Conducting online job searches Completing online job applications *Please be advised all clients are required to take an online computer literacy assessment prior to receiving assistance*  
Mardi Gras

"The Order of Myths: Racism in Mardi Gras Celebrations"

Monday, February 24, 2020, 2:00 pm

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Library. Enjoy light refreshments, get your beads (while supplies last) and watch this award-winning documentary. A discussion will follow the film.  Join us in the Large Lower-Level Meeting Room.   DOCUMENTARY “The Order of Myths: Racism in Mardi Gras Celebrations”

Mardi Gras Craft

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 5:00 pm

Make your own mask at the library. For ages 6-12. All programs are free and open to the public.

Family Story Time

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 6:00 pm

Looking for a fun, family oriented story time? Look no further. Children and their families are encouraged to join us for a lively story time in the library. Every Tuesday at 6 p.m., come prepared to listen to a story and have fun. All ages welcome.

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 10:00 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children's imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. All programs are free and open to the public.
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Baby-Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 1:30 pm

A story time experience for our youngest library users. These 20-to-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to 2 years old. Baby-Toddler Story Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. 
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Patrice Lumumba: Assassination Colonial Style Film Screening

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 7:00 pm

Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the newly independent Congo, was a hero to his fellow Africans but a communist threat to the West. The West believed Lumumba was pro-soviet and would open the door to communist control of this mineral rich region. Within months of becoming Prime Minister in 1960, Lumumba was ousted in a military coup, inspired by the West. It was led by a turncoat colonel, Desire Mobutu who would be Congo's military dictator for the next thirty years.

Pajama Story Time

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:00 pm

Story time fun for the entire family, join us on Thursdays for an evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-to-40-minute evening programs, designed to delight children of all ages, are filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination. 

Preschool Story Time

Friday, February 28, 2020, 10:00 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children's imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. All programs are free and open to the public.
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AOKI: An Asian-American Black Panther

Friday, February 28, 2020, 1:00 pm

AOKI chronicles the life of Richard Aoki (1938-2009), a third-generation Japanese American who became one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party. Filmed over the last five years of Richard's life, this documentary features extensive footage with Richard and exclusive interviews with his comrades, friends and former students.  

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