Educational Programs

Poetry in the Library

Louder Than A Library: Community Open Mic

April is National Poetry Month. Louder Than A Library is a DC Public Library Poetry series that brings spoken word to your local library. Bellevue Library will host a community open mic on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The event starts at 3 p.m. and is open to the public. Come early if you would like to get on the open mic sign up list to perform. Share your original work, your favorite O.P.P. (other people’s poetry), or just come hear from the amazing poets in our community!  

D.I.Y. Indoor Gardening: Kokedama Plants

Join us as we create kokedama ("moss ball") plants for this D.I.Y. indoor gardening project. A variation of Japanese bonsai, kokedama is a small plant bound in a ball of clay-like soil and moss. The plant can then be suspended from string to incorporate into a hanging garden or simply placed in a decorative dish.

Pruning Woody Plants

Come into the library and listen to Christopher Elenstar, horticulturalist at Brookside Gardens, discuss the proper method for pruning woody plants.  Whether you want to learn the basic principles of pruning trees and shrubs, or refresh your memory on techniques and strategies, this lecture will cover it all.  Mr. Elenstar will discuss why, when and how to prune all of your favorite woody plants.  This lecture is presented by the Takoma Horticultural Club.
Truck Farm Picture

D.C.Central Kitchen's Truck Farm

Come learn about good nutrition and how fruits and vegetables are grown with a presentation by the D.C. Central Kitchen’s Truck Farm. Visitors get the opportunity to plant seeds and sample foods grown on the truck. Join us here at Capitol View Library on Monday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. Children and adults are welcome. Please call to make a reservation if your group is five or more by contacting Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Glover or Ms. McIntyre at 202-645-0755.
Model of the human figure

Biotensegrity Discussion

Biotensegrity asks why the tendons, ligaments, and other material that hold our skeletons together are important. Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi will lead the discussion. She has studied kinesthetic learning, t'ai chi, and other forms of movement for over thirty years. 
Boys and Girls Standing in Line at Northminster Presbyterian Church

Preserving Your Past

Come to this special presentation with Jaime Mears, archivist, National Digital Stewardship Resident, and creator of the Memory Lab, on preserving your history through personal archiving.  Learn how to save:  Home movies Photographs Social media accounts Papers Audio recordings  Email And more... 
Money Smart Week

Digital Financial Literacy Resources at the Library

Join us for an informational session centered on the many digital financial literacy resources available through your library. Learn about money management tools, stock research, small business resources and much more.  The session will be held in the large meeting room on the 2nd floor. 
Marita Golden

Tell Your Story: An Introduction to the Art of Memoir Workshop

Are you interested in memoir writing?   Award winning author, Marita Golden, will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop, featuring four 90-minute sessions once a week during the months of April and May. The workshop will focus on how to turn memories, ideas and life into literature and create a compelling narrative that touches the mind and heart of the reader. Participation is limited to 25 people.  
Roxana Ehsani, Nutritionist

CANCELED: Mindful Eating : Nutrition Workshop for Adults

This event has been canceled by the presenter. You can find more health-related library events here.
Lucial Hassell

Google Apps 101 with Lucia Hassell

Feeling  stressed, confused and overwhelmed with trying to keep up with all the digital tools competing for your attention? Come out and learn the secrets of Google sharing and collaboration from Academic Technology Coordinator, Lucia Hassell.   The one-hour crash course is designed to break down the basics of Google Drive and Docs, sharing tricks and tips for getting the most out of Google's free technology. See you on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2 p.m. sharp.  Please sign up at the Information Desk to participate!