These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Wind down on Wednesday with art therapy at Capitol View Library.
If you like jazz and coloring you should pay us a visit. Relax to the sounds of old and new jazz while coloring and exercising your mind.
We are looking forward to coloring with you. Jazzy Colors is recommended for adults, and is free and open to the public.
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.
For seniors and beginners who need to be introduced to the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this hour and a half class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills to become more familiar and comfortable with the computer.
Seats are limited to 10 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign up for a seat at one of the 10 workstations.
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.
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.
DC favorites, Latin Grammy Award-winning 123 Andrés and Christina bring their high-energy bilingual program back to the library! Learn or practice Spanish words, and travel with them around the Americas.
Recommended for children and families.
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.
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:
Pre-teen & Teen
Audio Books and DVDs
Finance and Accounting
How tt make an App
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.
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
March Madness is in full swing! Stop by the Children’s space and check out the books going head to head in our Book March Madness competition. Read and vote for your favorite books. You get to choose the winner!
Visit the bracket in the Children's Room every week to see who makes it to the next round, and who will be Capitol View Library’s Book March Madness Champion.
Welcome to (picture book) award season! Winners of the Randolph Caldecott Medal have been announced so put on your fanciest attire and settle in with one of these award winning children’s books. Check a copy out today or log in to get on to the wait list for one of these in-demand titles.
The colder weather has heated up the creativity here at Capitol View Library. With a host of one of a kind crafts for children, teens, and adults of all ages, it has been quite a fun winter season of activity thus far. Our Tuesday and Thursday “It’s Crochet Time” program participants have been hard at work designing and carefully bringing to life hand-woven creations just in time for winter sharing and warming up. Our generous volunteer, Ms.
DC Public Library is participating in the 2019 Free Summer Meals Program.
Kids and teens eat free lunch on weekdays from July 1 - August 9. No registration is required.
Lunch will be provided Monday – Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the following library locations:
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.
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 Distinctionwill 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.