These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Wind down on Wednesday with art therapy at Capitol View Library.
If you like jazz and coloring you should pay us a visit. Relax to the sounds of old and new jazz while coloring and exercising your mind.
We are looking forward to coloring with you. Jazzy Colors is recommended for adults, and is free and open to the public.
Got crochet needles? Come put them to work during our crochet lessons.
Whether you are a beginner or experienced, this crochet circle is for you. You'll be able to receive expert instruction on creating beautiful pieces for yourself or others.
All ages are welcome. This program is free and open to the public.
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-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Seniors, do you need help with your devices? We're here for you.
Bring your smartphones and other devices to receive basic instruction on how to get the most out of technology.
This program is free and open to the public.
Are you interested in sparking your imagination and expressing yourself? Color my World is just for you. Let your creativity shine by selecting coloring sheets or take a chance and designing your own.
No matter what you choose, we're saving a spot just for you in the Children's Room.
Recommended for ages 5-12. This program is free and open to the public.
Do you feel competitive? Board games are a great way to develop and maintain cognitive skills while having fun. We've got games.
Grab a friend and challenge them to a board game. You will be glad you did.
Stop by on Friday and let's play. This program is free and open to the public.
Are you interested developing skills in constructive problem solving, organization and experimentation? LEGO construction is a great way to achieve this while having fun.
Bring your ideas or develop new ones when you get there. We have the LEGO blocks and are waiting to see what you create.
This program is recommended for children and families, and is free and open to the public.
Headphones not required. Check out our audio collection when you stop by the children’s room and listen to a popular audio book every Sunday with family and friends. This program is recommended for children and families, and is free and open to the public.
On Dec. 17, 2017, Capitol View Library opened its doors to the public after being closed for several months for renovations. There were many changes that were incorporated, including the new Children and Teens Space, Computer Lab Room, study rooms and meeting rooms.
The Teen Space is very spacious and appealing. We've hosted several events within the space thus far, including making bath bombs. They were fairly simple to make, with the right ingredients, materials and guidance, of course. We were able to make something fabulous, while helping each other in the process.
The Role of African American Women in the Civil War and a Celebration of Freedom
In recognition of Juneteenth 2016, the Female RE-Enactors of Distinctionwill share stories about the accomplishments of African American women during the Civil War and local historian C.R. Gibbs will discuss the evolution of the commemorative holiday.
Take a ride in a car that’s equipped with a pool and an instant snack bar--
This car is way cool!
This car has a fish tank and can be used as a plane. It’s also a boat--
This car is insane!
This rhyming book, I recommend that you read,
I’m sure that you’ll finish it with great speed.
Get lost in Jack’s vivid imagination-
Kids, if you want to get the inside scoop on taking a trip on a plane, this book is for you! Maisy highlights just how exciting it can to be to take a flight. Join Maisy and get a preview of her wonderful experiences before your next flight.
Check Out Maisy Goes on a Plane by Lucy Cousins the next time you visit the library, or place a hold at the link!
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
SUMMER READING IS OVER
A NEW SCHOOL YEAR HAS BEGUN
GRAB A BOOK
TAKE A LOOK
THERE’S STILL ROOM FOR FUN
Get a fun introduction to idioms with Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish… Amelia takes Mrs. Roger’s instructions literally and so began a series of housekeeping mishaps.
Check out the Amelia Bedilia series from your library today!
A hearty thanks to the Capitol View and Marshall Heights communities for their participation in our Third Annual Back-to-School Health and Fitness Program.
On Thursday, Aug. 20, 131 children, youth, teens and adults turned out for the exciting four-hour event. In addition to receiving school supplies that included 125 backpacks, kids and teens enjoyed hip-hop music, face painting, double dutch jump rope and plenty of hot dogs, chips, cookies and soft drinks.
In recognition of the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, community leader David W. Smith Sr. will discuss slave culture in the United States, Civil War interpreter Marquett Milton will portray the life of United States Colored Troop Andrew Green and freelance writer Omarr Lee will pay tribute to the commemorative holiday through poetry.
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is considered the oldest celebration that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States.
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes!
Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook. Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week! We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.