Discover SCIENCE (a Scientific Creative Innovative Engaging New Cool Experience) is a hands-on STEM and arts program that focuses on health issues of concern to the local District of Columbia community. Discover SCIENCE: Deep in Sleep will dive into the science of sleep. Children and their caregivers are invited to explore topics including healthy sleep habits, astronomy and brain waves through science and art projects for scientists in grades K-5.
All programs are free and open to the public.
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. Free and open to the public.
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. This program is free and open to the public.
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. This program is free and open to the public.
Story time fun for the entire family, join us 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. This program is free and open to the public.
Join us for Coffee & 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. This program is free and open to the public.
Please join us across the city for a three-part structured community dialogue in June 2018.Each dialogue will build on the previous one. And while some may not be able to attend all three dialogues, we are hoping for a core group to be part of all three dialogues so the conversation can deepen over the three weeks. Refreshments will be served at all dialogue sessions.
Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m."Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"
In celebration of Women's History Month, a self defense class will be taught at Benning Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, March 15, from 6-8 p.m.
This two hour session will be led by D'Angelo Kinard of Advanced Sports Performance and will teach basic self defense techniques to use in various situations. There will be an emphasis on defending against larger/stronger assailants.
A waiver must be signed by each participant before class to participate.
Register for a PC Basics class with Byte Back. Classes begin the week of January 11th. In PC Basics you will learn to:
Be able to name basic computer parts and functions
Practice typing and using a mouse correctly
Learn how to use email
Search the Internet
Create and manage files and folders
Understand memory and storage basics
The sun is out, the flowers are blooming and TED is here! Come join the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library for its TED Talks Summer Screening Series. We will be showing a collection of talks that will make you laugh, maybe cry, and most importantly, make you think.
Tuesday, June 16, 2 p.m.:
"What Does My Headscarf Mean to You?" by Yassmin Abdel-Magied
"The Little Problem I Had Renting a House" by James A. White Sr.
Tuesday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 28, 2 p.m.:
The characterization of the African American male homosexual on screen has come a long way since the early days of film. How has the gay black man been portrayed on film? What impact have these early roles had on future depictions of race and sexuality?
Join Kevin Beard in conversation Thursday June 25 at 7 p.m. for an in-depth analysis, from the early days of film to Empire.
On April 24 at 3 p.m., a Capital Area Asset Builder (CAAB) representative will paint a picture of the holistic process of becoming financially fit. We will discuss old money behaviors, habits and triggers that play a vital role in how we control our finances.
Basic investing & budgeting, how to get out of debt and the importance of savings will also be discussed.