Capitol View
Neighborhood Library

Beginning Monday, July 6, you can return your materials from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Please note, you will not be able to enter the building.
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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.      

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Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

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.

Library Closed February 17

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to inclement weather.

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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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7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online! 1. Have your own film festival at home. View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.

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C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

In celebration of 2016 African American History Month, distinguished historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation at the Capitol View and Dorothy I. Height/Benning neighborhood libraries in February, beginning at 7 p.m. The award-winning historian, humanities scholar and exhibitor of artifacts has appeared at DC Public Library since 1989. He has spoken at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum, Arena Stage, colleges/universities and other venues locally, nationally and internationally.

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The State of U.S.Race Relations

Improved or Worsened?

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech as a part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The oration sought an end to racial injustice in America and called for an integrated society.

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  

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