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CSK program at Capitol View

Coretta Scott King Book Award

Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the distinguished Coretta Scott King Book Award.  This award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honors his wife, Mrs.

Barefoot in Babylon by Bob Spitz

Peace, Love, and Rock 'n' Roll

Celebrating Woodstock 50 years later

August 15, 2019 marks 50 years since the first Woodstock in Bethel, N.Y. Revisit inimitable acts such as The Who, Jimi Hendrix and The Grateful Dead to celebrate the enormous cultural impact the “three days of peace and music” had on America and the world. From nonfiction tell-alls from those who had a hand in organizing the festival to young adult novels written from today’s perspective, there’s something groovy for everyone here.

Dr. Bear

Discover SCIENCE* with Dr. Bear: Nutrition!

*Scientific Creative Innovative Engaging New Cool Experience* A hands-on STEM and arts program focusing on health issues of concern to the local D.C. community.

book on improving handwriting

The Art of Cursive Writing

What’s your style of handwriting? Which do you prefer, long or shorthand? During this four week workshop, we will explore the different levels of penmanship leading up to cursive writing. We will experiment with various writing instruments such as pencils, pens, markers and crayons.

sfty

Shakespeare for the Young

Thursday, June 20, 10:30 am & 11:30am

Shakespeare For The Young is a company of puppeteers and designers dedicated to bringing Shakespeare's stories and poetry to young audiences through the medium of puppets.

Summer Challenge

Kicking Off Summer Challenge!

Read 20 All Summer Long

Woodridge is celebrating the start of Summer Challenge 2019 with special events and sign-up opportunities for the first week starting on Saturday, June 1! We're encouraging library users of all ages to read 20 minutes a day, every day from June 1 to Aug. 31 to earn prizes along the way, including a free book and tickets to see the Washington Nationals! We'll have fun activities all summer long, but here's how we're kicking it off Woodridge-style:

Summer at Capitol View

Activities for children all summer long

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.  Summer Challenge

Witches Abroad, by Terry Pratchett

Something For Both of Us

Books for you, and the young reader in your life

It’s sometimes hard to find a book that you and your child can tolerate. With that in mind, here is a list of chapter books that can be enjoyed by anyone, from your middle grade reader to your grandmother. It will certainly make reading before bed more fun, or you can read them on your own to recapture your inner child.  

Fall in Line HOlden by Daniel Vandever

#OwnVoices in Indigenous Picture Books

While there’s a wealth of picture books depicting the Native American experience, many of them are by white authors. The importance of #OwnVoices works, particularly when it comes to pieces for children who may not yet have the skills to determine what is an accurate portrayal of Native life and culture, is clear.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

A Short History of Harry Potter Events with Tolonda Henderson

The DC Public Library first hosted Harry Potter scholar Tolonda Henderson in 2015, with the presentation “When Fandom Wears a Cap and Gown: Academic Perspectives on Harry Potter,” which took place at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library. Since then, Mx. Henderson has presented lectures at Tenley-Friendship Library, Southeast Library, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on the significance of birthdays in Harry Potter, banned books and information in Hogwarts’ library, plus “Ask a Harry Potter Scholar.” Mx.

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