Thursday, May 1, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Pop-up booksCome into the library on Thursday evenings for stories, songs, crafts and fun for the whole family. For this program, we will be using some of our special collection of pop-up books. 

At story time, the librarians will give a short presentation on our collection of pop-up books, some of which are very delicate and must be handled with care. Many of these books are very delicate and not available to check out, but you will be able to read them and handle them in the library!

Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.

We will also have a craft where you can get started on making your own pop-up cards and other craft creations.

Recommended for ages 4-12.

6:00 p.m.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction SitePut on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear and join us in the Children's Room for a story time before heading to bed! 

We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

People Animals Love logoPAL therapy dogs are coming to Capital View Library!

15-minute sessions are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Dog's paw in girls' hand

7:00 p.m.

Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family storytime!

Every Thursday night ,we will share stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages as we get ready for bedtime.

Friday, May 2, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Join us as we celebrate Dia (Diversity in Action) with bilingual songs, stories and rhymes. 

Recommended for ages 0-5. 

10:30 a.m.

Family Story TimeStory time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes. 

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

1:00 p.m.

Get your green on!

Create a silly face flowerpot and watch your creation sprout.

For ages 6-12.

4:00 p.m.

Family Film and Story!

Fridays at 4 p.m.

Recommended for all ages.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.

10:30 a.m.

family readingLooking for a fun, family-oriented weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

All ages welcome.

10:30 a.m.

Start your weekend off with a fun family story time filled with songs, rhymes and good books. Book

10:30 a.m.

Family Story TimeJoin us on Saturday morning for a fun family story time as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo from Saturday, May 3 through Monday, May 5.

We will read Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales Stories and make luchador masks! 

Join our Braille Book Club for Kids which is for children in grades 1-6 (and their parents) who are Braille readers. This program is sponsored in partnership with Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.

The Braille Book Club for Kids meets the first Saturday of every month, at 11 a.m. (except holidays or as advertised) in the Adaptive Services Division, Room 215.

For more information, contact the Adaptive Services Division at 202-727-2142 or

11:00 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

11:00 a.m.

Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.

This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.

Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 

11:00 a.m.

Family Fun TimeLooking for a fun, family oriented, weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 to find out the specific theme for the week. 

11:00 a.m.

Join a rotating team of readers every Saturday for stories, action rhymes and songs.

For ages 2 - 5 and caregivers.


12:00 p.m.

Dress-upUse your imagination to dress-up, build with blocks, perform with puppets and do puzzles in a weekend play session. 

Ages 0-12 and families.

12:00 p.m.

All abroad! Join us for the reading, crafts and a movie train. 

For ages 3-6.

2:00 p.m.

Image of fish piñataJoin us in making papier-mâché piñatas in preparation for Cinco de Mayo.  Make one for the library's Cinco de Mayo celebration and make one to take home!

Come prepared to get messy!

All ages welcome 2-3:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

facesJoin us to make crafts for Mother's Day on Sunday, May 11, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  

Open to all ages.

Presented in conjunction with East of the River Family Strengthening Collaborative.  

3:00 p.m.

Babar and friends doing yogaJoin us for a parent-child yoga class with instructor Sarah Alim for children ages 2-9 and their caregivers. Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or towel.  

Due to space considerations, we will give out free tickets on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the class. Because this is an exercise class, a signed waiver is required for each participant, and parents should sign one for their child. Waiver forms can be picked up from the children's desk and must be turned in before you receive a ticket.

Please contact children's librarian Theresa Wang or call 202-727-0971 for more information.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Come play with us! We will provide classic board and card games, as well as Duplo blocks!

All day Sunday (1-5 p.m.) in the Children’s Room.

1:00 p.m.

Family Math, Engineering and Science Sundays is a bi-weekly program that encourages children 3-12 to learn more about the world around them through experiments, building and other activities.

Parental/caregiver participation is suggested.

2:00 p.m.

All ages arts and crafts.

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided. 

This program is intended for children ages 4-12 and their families. 

2:00 p.m.

May the 4th Be With YOuCalling all young Jedis, Wookies, Ewoks, Stormtroopers, and other friends: come celebrate all things Star Wars with crafts, games, music, books, and refreshments.

And May the Force Be With You! 

Ages 5-12.

2:00 p.m.

Come spend a Sunday afternoon at the library and watch family movies.

For ages 5-12.

2:00 p.m.

Mom image with flowerStop by for our weekend Mother's Day celebration. We will be doing a Mother's Day related craft and and a special mothers-and-children themed story time. Books will be available for mothers and children to read together.

This program is appropriate for children ages 6-12 and their mothers. Fathers, etc, are also welcome. Refreshments will be served.

This program will take place in the Children's Story Circle.

3:00 p.m.

Are you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese speaking families, and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already.

We will meet in the Children's Area. 

你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭.


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