Welcome in the new year by creating a vision board of your goals, hopes, aspirations and desires. Use our provided craft supplies or bring your own to create a board of images that will help you visualize your future and make it a reality. We will also have library materials on hand for you to check out about common resolutions and goals for the future like fitness, home ownership and career transitions. We will meet in meeting room one.
Dance, sing and 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.
Lead by Coach Cynthia Luna, this workshop introduces participants to eight distinct fitness types and presents options that each type may wish to explore in order to engage in fitness routines that actually stick. By leveraging the power of self-understanding around the why (motivation), how (approach and focus) and context (environment and interpersonal connections) of their fitness personality, participants will be able to take proactive, guided and concrete steps on their journey to a more physically active lifestyle.
The workshop is 90 minutes in duration
Enjoy new and classic board games! Bring friends and family, and 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.
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.
Warm up with family and friends while enjoying winter stories and songs during Pajama Story Time. 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.
After story time, engage with fellow Capitol View families and create a winter craft to take home.
Recommended for children and families.
Learn a new crochet project, just in time for Christmas.
Our resident crochet expert, Mrs. Darlene, is going to be teaching a special Mother/Daughter Christmas project.All ages, and experience levels are welcome.You'll need to bring an 'I' or 'J' needle for each person.You'll also need a ball of yarn (Christmas colored, or any other color you like).
Children's book clubs are important. According to experts, they offer kids a way to share experiences, discuss challenging ideas and more. Participants often can increase their language skills. Overall, book clubs promote literacy, comprehension, vocabulary and social interaction, as well as encourage lifelong learning through the practice of reading.Children's book clubs are also fun!
People choose a vegetarian lifestye for various reasons. Scientific research reveals that vegetarian diets help prevent cadiovascular diseases and contribute to weight maintenance.Aside from a healthier life, some people want to do their part in preserving the earth, saving animals, and more.
A home is an investment.Many financial experts content that a house is typically the biggest and most expensive purchase consumers will make. Accordingly, first-time homebuyers need to be familiar with a series of matters.Some of the finer points include but are not limited to qualifying for a mortgage, shopping for a home, downpayment and the closing process.
Are you 18 years old or younger? If so, The DC Free Summer Meals Program is for you.The federal nutritional program -- targeted at children and teenagers -- is funded under the auspices of the United States Department of Agriculture and is administered through the D.C. Office of the Superintendent of Education. A typical lunch consists of a sandwich, milk, a fruit and a salad.
The 1963 March on Washingtonfor Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C.
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.