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.
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.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. The class is FREE. No need to register.
Mondays, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Georgia Douglas Johnson's 'Washington: Heart and Home'
Come and enjoy a summer long series of book discussions and film documentaries that hightlight the enormous influence of Washington's George Douglas Johnson on emerging writers, poets, and scholars such as Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Marita Bonner, Jessie Redmon Faust, Alain Locke and others.
Are you curious about the 2013 DC Public Library's Summer Reading Program?If so, you want to attend the kick off festival tailored just for you. The purpose of the summer reading program is to foster indepenedent reading or learning new information.
The Internet has forever changed the job searching process. Today, fewer adults circle newpaper adds. Many retailers require jobseekers to learn about employment opportunities online, because they list vacancies there and require the completion of applications electroncially.
According to recent newspaper accounts, summer jobs for teenagers are disappearing quickly. Today, fewer that three in ten American teenagers now have employment. Over the course of the past few years, the teen unemployment rate has been above 20 percent.
The Capitol View Library will be hosting a HeritageQuest Online Databases demonstration at 3 p.m. on March 13.Librarians will go online to demonstrate how to obtain free access to HeritageQuest, a database containing a wealth of historical information as well as genealogy.
Join us for two great movies for Teen Monday Movie Madness, showing at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays in February.Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3: Dog DaysSchool's out, but Greg's well-laid plans for summer go all wrong. What is he going to do?Rated PG, 2012, 94 minutes.