Capitol View
Neighborhood Library

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.

Fun and Inspirational Reading

Published on Tuesday, September 4, 2012

For High School Readers

Pact The Pact
by Sampson Davis
The inspiring story of three young, lower-middle-class black friends who live in Newark, N.J., and make a pact to help each other to reach their shared goal of becoming doctors. How do they make it, despite innumerable daunting experiences?

Another Exciting School Year!

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Thank You for a Successful Black History Month Celebration

Published on Thursday, March 29, 2012

Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In Her wordsLiberated Muse Arts, in association with Soul Pixie Productions and the DC Public Library, presents "In Her Words," a performance celebrating the lives of African-American women. Join us for a theatrical musical presentation, "An Artist Speaks," examining the lives of artists Lena Horne, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Zora Neale Hurston and Lucille Clifton--creative women who used their artistic prowess to ignite and support social and political movements. Enjoy music and spoken monologue from the legendary women, culled from transcripts of speeches, autobiographical excerpts and interviews.

Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2011

lanierThank you for joining us at Capitol View to hear DC Police Chief, Cathy L. Lanier, speak on current crime trends and ways citizens can assist law enforcement.  I am sure that you would agree that the information provided on Wednesday, November 9, was very informative to the community. 

We especially appreciate the time she took to thoroughly answer all of your questions.  We encourage you to return to this page for information about other exciting speakers.