Our resident crochet expert, Mrs. Darlene, is going to be teaching a special Mother/Daughter Christmas project.
All ages, and experience levels are welcome.
You'll need to bring an 'I' or 'J' needle for each person.
You'll also need a ball of yarn (Christmas colored, or any other color you like).
Come in and create something unique, learn a new craft, and spend time with your loved ones.
Join us on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9:30 to 12 p.m. Drop in anytime.
Look How I Dance
Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Are you interested in dancing?
Parents and children, you do not want to miss this opportunity for fun and dance.
Look How I Dance is an interactive performance where children will learn about the elements of dance and have an opportunity to use dance moves in a short story. Children, ages 4 to 8, and adults are invited to attend this 30-minute program. The dances will focus on customs from Finland.
Activities begin on Monday, Nov. 4, at 10:30 a.m. See you there!
Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013
Children and youth, do you like plays or wish to see one in production?
You do not want to miss a drama production by one of the community's most talented seniors, Kelly-Marie Berry. Ms. Berry, a retired playwright and college professor who taught theater and drama classes, gained notoriety in the San Francisco Bay area in the late 1970s when she launched Danse Uhuru, a multicultural entertainment program for young people. Baku; or How To Save A Whale's Tale is Ms. Kelly's latest production -- a children's story about how to save a whale.
A Book Club for Girls, Grades 4 through 6
Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Children's book clubs are important. According to experts, they offer kids a way to share experiences, discuss challenging ideas and more. Participants often can increase their language skills. Overall, book clubs promote literacy, comprehension, vocabulary and social interaction, as well as encourage lifelong learning through the practice of reading.
Children's book clubs are also fun!
Girls -- ages 9 through 11 or grades 4 through 6 -- are you interested? You do not want to miss this opportunity to join "The Reading Divas" book club.
Sign up on "Sunday Fun Day," Oct. 6, beginning at 3 p.m. as the Library celebrates its expanded hours, services and programs.
Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
People choose a vegetarian lifestye for various reasons. Scientific research reveals that vegetarian diets help prevent cadiovascular diseases and contribute to weight maintenance.
Aside from a healthier life, some people want to do their part in preserving the earth, saving animals, and more.
What do vegetarians eat? Are there different types? Is this way of life costly? If you desire basic information, you do not want to miss the documentary Vegucated, a sociological and adventurous film that covers the life of three meat-loving New Yorkers that agree to become vegans for six weeks.
What Is There to Know?
Published on Monday, July 8, 2013
A home is an investment.
Many financial experts content that a house is typically the biggest and most expensive purchase consumers will make. Accordingly, first-time homebuyers need to be familiar with a series of matters.
Some of the finer points include but are not limited to qualifying for a mortgage, shopping for a home, downpayment and the closing process.
If you are in the market for the first time, you do not want to miss this presentation by a certified home mortgage consultant about the advantages of buying, new rules governing mortgage lending practies that protect consumers, special homeownership grants, understanding what you can afford and more.
Published on Friday, July 5, 2013
Are you 18 years old or younger? If so, The DC Free Summer Meals Program is for you.
The federal nutritional program -- targeted at children and teenagers -- is funded under the auspices of the United States Department of Agriculture and is administered through the D.C. Office of the Superintendent of Education. A typical lunch consists of a sandwich, milk, a fruit and a salad.
The progam begins on Monday July 8 and ends on Friday, Aug. 16. Lunch will be served from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. No registration is required.
Turn up for a free a meal and hopefully borrow books or attend a variety of planned summer activities.
See you starting July 8!
Published on Thursday, July 4, 2013
The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C. in order to influence the federal government to end discrimination, provide the disadvantaged with opportunities for work, establish a $2.00-an-hour minimum wage and to grant self-government to the District of Columbia.
Georgia Douglas Johnson's 'Washington: Heart and Home'
Published on Monday, June 3, 2013
Come and enjoy a summer long series of book discussions and film documentaries that hightlight the enormous influence of Washington's George Douglas Johnson on emerging writers, poets, and scholars such as Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Marita Bonner, Jessie Redmon Faust, Alain Locke and others.
Born, reared and educated in Atlanta, Georgia Douglas Camp moved to the nation's capital in 1901 and married Henry Johnson in 1903. Washington, D.C. was home to Georgia Douglas Johnson for 56 years until her death in 1966.
Published on Friday, May 24, 2013
In recognition of African American Music Appreciation Month, come out, sit back, relax and enjoy the smooth gospel music of Outreach 24/7 on Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m.
Published on Friday, May 17, 2013
Are you curious about the 2013 DC Public Library's Summer Reading Program?
If so, you want to attend the kick off festival tailored just for you. The purpose of the summer reading program is to foster indepenedent reading or learning new information.
In addition to reading for leisure or study, the kick-off will also focus on safety awareness and other community activities. Representatives from the Metropolitan Police Department, Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department and other agencies will be present to share timely information. A local DJ will provide music. Be sure to dig into summer reading at your Capitol View Neighborhood Library.