Back to School
Center for Accessibility
We play Wii games, watch movies, play board games, talk about awesome books and hang out with girls from the neighborhood. In September, we learned how to walk like real models. Who knows what will happen in October! We meet on Monday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. If this sounds like fun, join us here at Capitol View. Here are a few future dates: November 16 and December 21. Girls ages 8 to 14 are welcome to attend.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
Welcome to "The Homework Zone!" The Parklands-Turner Library staff cares about the education and well being of youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Parklands-Turner Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called "The Homework Zone" in the children's room.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further! Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians. Relax, let loose, and have a ball! For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.
Join us Thursday, October 22 at 3pm to meet the DC firefighters and police officers who help us every day! Learn what it’s like to be a firefighter and a police officer, and get an up-close look at a fire truck and police car.
Running out of time for a costume? Is everything you have to wear just ghastly? Stop by the library and join us for this fun craft; we'll have masks for you to cut out and decorate. Stay for a spooky story or two - it's sure to bring you a shiver of delight! All craft supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up.
Have your family’s home movies personally inspected by Film and Video Archivist professionals! View and share your family’s home movies together with an audience! Learn about how to digitize and preserve your family’s home films and videos. See exciting home movies from the growing collection of at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and DC Public Library Special Collections. Use the hashtag #homemoviedaydc to follow and share.
Bring the family and join us on Saturday mornings for a fun, interactive story time followed by open play time at 11:30 a.m. Children ages birth to 7 years and their caregivers are welcome. For questions, please contact the children's librarian at 202-541-6025.
Join Infinite Possibilities International (IPI) and Rosedale Neighborhood Library for a free screening of award-winning film, "Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush". This film tells the story of Mama C, an African-American woman who grew up in Kansas City and became a community activist and member of the revolutionary Black Panther party in the 1960’s, leading protests to force the local administration to recognize the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King. This film will be followed a discussion. This program is co-sponsored by IPI’s Culture In Your Community Series.