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Cover for the book "Here Comes the Sun"

Almost Like Being There

Fiction with a Strong Sense of Place

Maybe you’ve been itching to take a trip but don’t have the time or the funds; maybe you have a trip on the horizon but need a break from the day-to-day; or maybe you prefer the comfort of your own home or hometown, but love reading about far off places. Sometimes there’s nothing like fiction to paint such a clear picture of a place that it’s almost as good as traveling there yourself.

All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Feels Like Summer

YA and Children's fiction with summer vibes for all ages

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… The weather is starting to warm up, but it’s not quite summer yet. If you’re yearning for those hot-hot days and warm nights around the campfire, visit June, July and August through these stories. These YA and juvenile reads are great for their target audience -- and adults too!

In the News - STAR: Books from Birth

In the three years since the STAR: Books from Birth program started, more than 43 thousand children have participated. Recently Voice of America profiled the program and a family that has benefitted from having books delivered every month. To see the story, click here

The Gap of Time cover

Retelling Shakespeare

Shakespeare Retold To mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Hogarth Press commissioned several acclaimed and popular contemporary authors to write novels retelling a Shakespeare play of their choice. Shakespeare fans will easily recognize the characters, plots and familiar themes of jealousy, ambition, revenge and the destructive and redemptive power of love.

Book March Madness

Book March Madness

Books Always Win!

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.

Solicitation Number: DCPL-2019-R-0070

Issue Date:  March 11, 2019 Questions Due:  March 26, 2019 (3:00pm) Closing Date: April 5, 2019 (4:00pm) RFP Closing Date: April 19, 2019 (2:00pm) Description: Exhibition Development, Design, Fabrication and Installation Services for the Martin Luther King Memorial Library DCPL-2019-R-0070 Solicitation

Capitol View Interim Library Closing March 16

Renovated Capitol View Library to Open March 23

The Capitol View Interim Library, located at 220 49th Street SE, will close on March 16 at 5:30 p.m. The renovated Capitol View Library, located at 5001 Central Ave. SE, will open on Saturday, March 23 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and community day starting at 11 a.m.   The updated library features: - A new exterior facade - Improved entrance into the building - Expanded windows  - New public art  

Lovely cover

Learning About Differences

Not just for adults any more!

In cities like Washington, D.C. there are so many people and they are all unique. This curated list contains a variety of protagonists and thoughts about differences. Let's celebrate the beautiful diversity of our city with diverse reads! Picture books for early readers Lovely by Jess Hong

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Conquering Computers at Your Library!

New Class Series at Northwest One

"I just don't know what I don't know."  Many patrons of the Northwest One Neighborhood Library express this sentiment in regards to computers and wrapping their heads around the ever-present piece of technology. Staff of the library decided to create a curriculum of learning and understanding, starting at the very basic components of a computer, to helpful tools, such as Google and its various applications.

Connecting Hearts Series

Tenley Library Introduces Connecting Hearts Series

Enhance your quality of life to help yourself and members of your community

Do you want to enhance your quality of life to help yourself and members of your community? Join us for our "Connecting Hearts" seminar and workshop series, and learn more about how to connect and foster meaningful relationships.

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