Dance, sing & play instruments with your friends at the library! Move along to the beats during this dynamic and interactive program that builds early literacy skills.
Recommended for children and caregivers.
Are you interested in 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.
Capitol View Library is offering free 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams to people who first pass a Jasperactive™ Benchmark. Jasperactive will give you the opportunity to test your skills on Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Come find out how much you know on these programs, and then prepare to be tested to become MOS certified.
Enjoy new and classic board games! Bring friends & family & challenge them to a game of Forbidden Island, The Resistance, Monopoly, Chess, Connect Four and more.
Recommended for children, teens, and families.
In this 1.5 hour session, you will engage in self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career.
Seats are limited to 10 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign in for a seat at one of the 10 workstations.
Required skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.
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 design 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.
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 are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, this program is free and open to the public.
Recommended for children and families.
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.
Have you heard? The computer lab at Capitol View Library is open and ready for you to come in and learn something new or brush up on a few skill sets. Our computer lab guru, Mr. Phil is ready to help you explore all that the computer lab and DC Public Library have to offer. Our lab features 10 PCs as well as an instructor’s station and a large overhead monitor for group learning.
Capitol View Library Friends will be collecting new and gently used books and games from Monday, May 20 to Friday, June 14 in the workroom located in the lower level of the Capitol View Library.
Suggested Book Donations:
Pre-teen & Teen
Audio Books and DVDs
Finance and Accounting
How tt make an App
Looking ahead to plan summer activities for children? Look no further than the Capitol View Library! With a wide array of engaging and hands-on programming, there is always something to do.
Welcome back to Capitol View Library! If you have not yet already visited the fully renovated library, we invite you grab a friend and bring the whole family to check out the space, take in some of the fantastic new art pieces, and participate in all of the exciting new programs. Listed below you will find a sampling of some of the engaging new programming being offered. For a full listing of all programs, including dates and times programs are being offered, please view our
March Madness is in full swing! Stop by the Children’s space and check out the books going head to head in our Book March Madness competition. Read and vote for your favorite books. You get to choose the winner!
Visit the bracket in the Children's Room every week to see who makes it to the next round, and who will be Capitol View Library’s Book March Madness Champion.
Welcome to (picture book) award season! Winners of the Randolph Caldecott Medal have been announced so put on your fanciest attire and settle in with one of these award winning children’s books. Check a copy out today or log in to get on to the wait list for one of these in-demand titles.
The colder weather has heated up the creativity here at Capitol View Library. With a host of one of a kind crafts for children, teens, and adults of all ages, it has been quite a fun winter season of activity thus far. Our Tuesday and Thursday “It’s Crochet Time” program participants have been hard at work designing and carefully bringing to life hand-woven creations just in time for winter sharing and warming up. Our generous volunteer, Ms.
DC Public Library is participating in the 2019 Free Summer Meals Program.
Kids and teens eat free lunch on weekdays from July 1 - August 9. No registration is required.
Lunch will be provided Monday – Friday from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the following library locations:
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.