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Rain or Shine: A Block Party Highlight

Congratulations are in order for all of the excellent Summer Challenge participants here at the Capitol View Library!  Readers of all ages logged thousands of hours of reading this summer and to celebrate, the Summer Finale Block Party was hosted on Tuesday, Aug. 20.  The rain did not stop the celebration as community partners and friends came together with music, food, raffles, free haircuts, prizes and more!

surf's up

A Whale of a Good Read

Whale-forward sea stories for younger readers

The beach without books to read is like the sea without whales. Kids and parents alike will love these creative and sweet whale tales this summer.     Surf’s Up by Kwame Alexander

Palisades Staff Featuring Me

Summer Challenge Arts and Crafts

Hi! My Name is DeVaughn Proctor. I am a Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) worker and I am assigned to the Palisades Library. In the attached staff photo, I'm the one wearing a Super Mario Hat. One of the things we’ve been doing this summer is arts and crafts on Tuesday afternoons. It’s a part of the 2019 Summer Challenge. Here’s an example of one of the Tuesday programs. We made a wind sock with puffy clouds made out of shaving cream mixed with glue. Hope you enjoy the pictures. 

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.

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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.

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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.

Lost Picnic

Tales of Summer

Picture Books on Family, Fun and Adventure

Summer can be a great time to enjoy a story or create one through experiences.  Below is a book list inspired by summer and the National Building Museum’s upcoming exhibit, Lawn.  Free admission is available to D.C. residents on their ward day, beginning in July.

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

Different Seasons

Welcome to Castle Rock, Population: Your Nightmares

Books to Accompany the Stephen King Hulu Original Show

Original programming on streaming platforms have been all the rage for several years now, gaining even more prominence after Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale became the first online streaming show to win the Emmy for Outstanding Series. There’s a lot of quality television being produced for online platforms, including another recent Hulu adaptation, Castle Rock. The new horror-mystery series, executive produced by J.J. Abrams, is based on the stories, settings, and characters of Stephen King.

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