Capitol View
Neighborhood Library

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Cool Happenings at Capitol View

Capitol View Library

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.

Juneteenth 2016

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 Distinction will 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.  

If I Built a Car

Staff Pick: If I Built a Car

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- Don't delay!

Drum Dream Girl

Staff Pick: Drum Dream Girl

Drumming is not gender specific.

Maisy Goes on a Plane

Staff Pick: Maisy Goes by Plane

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!

Byte Back Registration

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

Amelia Bedilia

Back-to-School Reading

Start the school year off with Amelia Bedelia

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!    

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Back to School Health and Fitness Program

Thank You for Participating!

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.

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Escape From Slavery

The Pearl Incident of 1848

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.      

Michael W. Brookins

Michael W. Brookins and Friends

A Concert in Celebration of 2016 African American History Month

In recognition of African American History Month, come out and enjoy the smooth gospel and jazz music of Michael W. Brookins and Friends. Mr. Brookins earned his B.A. degree from Washington Bible College-Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, Md. 

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