DC Public Library wants to hear you roar in D.C.'s second annual Dinosaur Roaring Contest!
This year, DC Public Library once again called on dinosaur fans of all ages to share their best impressions of their dinosaur breed of choice. Across D.C., neighbors recorded their best killer pterodactyl shrieks, mean tyrannosaurus growls and wicked brontosaurus grunts! See the winning entries below!
The Capitol View Library would like to thank all of the people who entered the DC Public Library Haiku Contest! We received many great submissions and choosing winners was not easy.
Prize-winners have earned a bundle of library swag, an award certificate, and of course, eternal glory. We are happy to congratulate the following winners and hope that members of the community will visit the Capitol View Library to view the winning haikus on display in our front window.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with DC Public Library
Thank you for celebrating National Poetry Month with DC Public Library! This April, DC Public Library invited residents ages 6 and up to submit a haiku to the 2022 Haiku Contest around the following themes:
✎ Your love of books, reading or the library,
✎ Something small that gives you joy,
✎ DC in springtime, or
DC Public Library’s Evil Laugh Contest is officially underway, and the countdown to our deadline has begun. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Tick Tock. You have until the stroke of midnight on Friday, Oct. 15 to make a librarian shiver.
Throughout the summer, join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. outside and in front of the library for fun activities, programming, library resources and more! While all of our outdoor activities are open to all ages, weekly programming will rotate through Adult, Teen, and Children / Family-centered events.
Find the summer lineup below:
This is a story about two best friends -- growing up in some of the worst imaginable circumstances of abuse and poverty. One of those boys is on death row, and writing to his best friend via letters. As you read this book imagine and place yourself in their shoes and prepare yourself as things go spiraling out of control.
What would you do if you were in their shoes?
Read the letters that explain in more depth how things started changing in both boys lives. Sometime, the choices and decisions we make in life can change our paths dramatically.
We are very excited about the upcoming Halloween SPOOKtacular Party taking place on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Capitol View. Families are invited to join us for a special evening that will surely be a FRIGHTfully fun time. Crafts, games, music, prizes and trick-or-treating surprises will await all who dare to enter. We hope to see you there!