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A Book Club for Girls, Grades 4 through 6

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

girlbookclub4Children's book clubs are important. According to experts, they offer kids a way to share experiences, discuss challenging ideas and more. Participants often can increase their language skills. Overall, book clubs promote literacy, comprehension, vocabulary and social interaction, as well as encourage lifelong learning through the practice of reading.

Children's book clubs are also fun!

Girls -- ages 9 through 11 or grades 4 through 6 -- are you interested? You do not want to miss this opportunity to join "The Reading Divas" book club.   

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

People chvegan1oose a vegetarian lifestye for various reasons. Scientific research reveals that vegetarian diets help prevent cadiovascular diseases and contribute to weight maintenance.

Aside from a healthier life, some people want to do their part in preserving the earth, saving animals, and more. 

What do vegetarians eat? Are there different types? Is this way of life costly? If you desire basic information, you do not want to miss the documentary Vegucated, a sociological and adventurous film that covers the life of three meat-loving New Yorkers that agree to become vegans for six weeks. 

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
free summer meals
Free Meals Served Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. The Free Summer Meals Program (FSM) is a federally funded program which enables state and local governments to establish feeding sites that offer free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in particularly low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

What libraries are offering the FSM?

What Is There to Know?

Published on Monday, July 8, 2013

homebuying1A home is an investment.

Many financial experts content that a house is typically the biggest and most expensive purchase consumers will make. Accordingly, first-time homebuyers need to be familiar with a series of matters.

Some of the finer points include but are not limited to qualifying for a mortgage, shopping for a home, downpayment and the closing process. 

If you are in the market for the first time, you do not want to miss this presentation by a certified home mortgage consultant about the advantages of buying, new rules governing mortgage lending practies that protect consumers, special homeownership grants, understanding what you can afford and more.

Published on Friday, July 5, 2013

Are you 18 years old or younger?  If so, The DC Free Summer Meals Program is for you.

The federal nutritional program -- targeted at children and teenagers -- is funded under the auspices of the United States Department of Agriculture and is administered through the D.C. Office of the Superintendent of Education. A typical lunch consists of a sandwich, milk, a fruit and a salad.

The progam begins on Monday July 8 and ends on Friday, Aug. 16. Lunch will be served from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. No registration is required.

Turn up for a free a meal and hopefully borrow books or attend a variety of planned summer activities.

See you starting July 8!

Published on Thursday, July 4, 2013

March2 The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C. in order to influence the federal government to end discrimination, provide the disadvantaged with opportunities for work, establish a $2.00-an-hour minimum wage and to grant self-government to the District of Columbia. 

Georgia Douglas Johnson's 'Washington: Heart and Home'

Published on Monday, June 3, 2013

Johnson1Come and enjoy a summer long series of book discussions and film documentaries that hightlight the enormous influence of Washington's George Douglas Johnson on emerging writers, poets, and scholars such as Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Marita Bonner, Jessie Redmon Faust, Alain Locke and others.

Born, reared and educated in Atlanta, Georgia Douglas Camp moved to the nation's capital in 1901 and married Henry Johnson in 1903.   Washington, D.C. was home to Georgia Douglas Johnson for 56 years until her death in 1966.

Kick-Off Festival

Published on Friday, May 17, 2013

summerreading2013Are you curious about the 2013 DC Public Library's Summer Reading Program?

If so, you want to attend the kick off festival tailored just for you. The purpose of the summer reading program is to foster indepenedent reading or learning new information.

In addition to reading for leisure or study, the kick-off will also focus on safety awareness and other community activities. Representatives from the Metropolitan Police Department, Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department and other agencies will be present to share timely information. A local DJ will provide music. Be sure to dig into summer reading at your Capitol View Neighborhood Library.

Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

jazz1In recognition of Jazz Appreciation Month, come out to hear the smooth jazz music of the Michael Brookins Project on Wednesday, Apri 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

jobs2The Internet has forever changed the job searching process. Today, fewer adults circle newpaper adds. Many retailers require jobseekers to learn about employment opportunities online, because they list vacancies there and require the completion of applications electroncially. 

What part and full-time jobs are available in your area? Do you want to prepare an online profile in order to apply for a job instantly and/or to enable potential employers to find you? We have apps for you!  You do not want to miss this exciting, educational opportunity!