Capitol View
Neighborhood Library

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Congratulations Haiku Contest Winners!

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.  

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DC Public Library Haiku Contest 2021

Do you HAIKU? Celebrate National Poetry Month this April by participating in our Haiku Contest! Click here to sign up. En abril,  celebre el Mes Nacional de la Poesía participando en nuestro concurso de Creación de Haiku. Haga click aquí para entrar. 

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We'll Fly Away

None of us are ever finished

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. 

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A SPOOKtacular October

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!

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Rain or Shine: A Block Party Highlight

Congratulations are in order for all of the excellent Summer Challenge participants here at the Capitol View Library!  Readers of all ages logged thousands of hours of reading this summer and to celebrate, the Summer Finale Block Party was hosted on Tuesday, Aug. 20.  The rain did not stop the celebration as community partners and friends came together with music, food, raffles, free haircuts, prizes and more!

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Coretta Scott King Book Award

Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the distinguished Coretta Scott King Book Award.  This award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honors his wife, Mrs.

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Capitol View Friends - Book & Game Drive

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: Children Pre-teen & Teen Audio Books and DVDs Academic Textbooks Reference Books/Medical Religion Cooking, Nutrition/Diet Self-Help Finance and Accounting How tt make an App IT/Coding/Computer

Summer at Capitol View

Activities for children all summer long

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.  Summer Challenge

New At Capitol View

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