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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.

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2013

For Black History Month, we'll be showcasing highlights of black cinema. Both movies will show at 4 p.m. Learn something and have fun at the same time!

Published on Monday, January 28, 2013

scienceprojectLooking for ideas for a Science Fair Project? Drop by our Science Fair Project Help Night to get a few tips and enjoy a movie from the Disney Presents Bill Nye the Science Guy TV series.

The hour-long session will include demonstrations of simple science experiments, discussions on how to set up a project and suggestions on how to use library resources to complete a project. Attendees will also have an opportunity to enjoy a short movie on science topics, and get to know other students from the neighborhood that are working on projects.

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

blackhistorymonth2Looking for exciting Black History Month events in the Capitol View and Marshall Heights communities?  We have arranged a variety of programs with you in mind.

For children and youth, the excitement begins on Feb. 7 at 10:30 a.m. with a visit from the Colgate Dental Health Van.  While waiting for free dental checkups and referrals (ages 3 – 12 years), children and youth will engage in arts and crafts activities about famous African Americans.

On Feb. 12 at 3:30 pm, the Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour will present a special performance of “How Old is a Hero.”

Holiday Cookbooks

Published on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Need some help figuring out what to cook for your Thanksgiving feast? Here's a few ideas.

What is There to Know?

Published on Thursday, October 4, 2012

crocheting1Visit Capitol View Library and learn how to crochet a granny square blanket and more.  The meet-and-greet session is designed for ages 7 and older. Be sure to stop by the circulation desk to sign up for the class.

Do not miss out on the fun, which starts on Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at noon.