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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!

Published on Friday, March 22, 2013

teenemploymentAccording to recent newspaper accounts, summer jobs for teenagers are disappearing quickly.  Today, fewer that three in ten American teenagers now have employment.  Over the course of the past few years, the teen unemployment rate has been above 20 percent. It is crucial for teenagers to gain as much knowledge as possible in order to successfully compete for the summer jobs that are available.

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013

tutordotcomIt can be a challenge trying to find qualified professionals to help computer saavy children, youth and teenagers with homework assignments.

If you want help, we can assist by showing your kids how to use, an online classroom resource that is designed to provide instruction in the the following subject areas:

  • Math
  • English
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Standardized Tests

Send your kids for one-to-one help or demonstrations now, March 25 through March 30.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

HeritageQuest Online Databases

Published on Monday, February 25, 2013

The  Capitol ViewThe Warmth Of Other Suns Library will be hosting a HeritageQuest Online Databases demonstration at 3 p.m. on March 13.

Librarians will go online to demonstrate how to obtain free access to HeritageQuest, a database containing a wealth of historical information as well as genealogy.

The main audience will be readers of the Capitol Veiw Book Club, who are currently reading The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of  America's Great Migration.

Published on Monday, February 4, 2013

Join us for two great movies for Teen Monday Movie Madness, showing at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays in February.