Upcoming Events

Mondays in February, students are invited to learn and play chess and checkers.

Lessons and play will start Mondays 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Children of all ages and levels are encouraged to come and join the fun.

There will be prizes for children who participate. Chess and checkers will help students to continue to develop their critical thinking skills in a safe, fun and competitive environment.

Mr. Lawrence, our children's librarian, will be in charge of instruction and coordination.

We hope to see you here!
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 4:00pm
Students are invited to learn and play chess and checkers on Mondays.

Lessons and play will start at 4 p.m. and continue into the evening for all who are interested.

All ages and levels are encouraged to come and join the fun! There will be prizes for children who participate.

Chess and checkers will help students to continue to develop their critical thinking skills in a safe, fun and competitive environment. Mr. Lawrence, our children’s librarian, will be in charge of instruction and coordination.

We hope to see you here!!! 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 4:00pm
Celebrate National Karaoke Week with "Kids Love Karaoke," a special program to encourage confident public reading and singing as well as supportive listening in children ages 5-10. 

Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on American Idol and The Voice?

Petworth Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered by the pros!
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 4:15pm
Learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: D. P. Grogan
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class.

You will learn to:
  • Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.
  • Execute multiple text-selection techniques.
  • Apply basic formatting features.
  • Perform the Copy/Cut and Paste functions.
  • Execute the "Find and Replace" and "Go To" features.
  • Explore a variety of templates for creating letters, résumés, faxes, reports, stationery and more.
  • Apply themes, page borders, page colors and watermarks.
Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 5:00pm
We will play Wii games, watch movies, play board games, talk about awesome books, and hang out with girls from the neighborhood.

In April, we will learn about flower arranging.

If this sounds like fun, join us here at Capitol View.

Girls ages 8-14 are welcome to attend.
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 5:00pm
So you think your moves are hot enough for the game? Come join a friendly competition of dance off! Let's see who has the real dance EXPERIENCE!!!

Let's see how well you drive! Come dance your pain away every Monday.

Ages 13-19.
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:00pm
Join master chess instructor Vaughn Bennet as he leads and instructs children and teens in winning strategies for playing chess.

Don't forget to pick up your copy or place a hold on Chess for Children by Sabrina Chevaness.

Best for ages 5 years to 16 years.
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Miss Jessie's—Creating a Successful Business from Scratch—Naturally is a memoir and business guide rich with inspirational life lessons and unique business advice from Miko Branch, the Chief Executive Officer of the dynamic Miss Jessie’s —the company that revolutionized the hair care industry. 

Signed copies of the book are available for pre-order and day-of purchase. Pre-orders come with a grab bag of Miss Jessie's products and a #IamMissJessie T-shirt.

This program is held in partnership with the Oracle Group. To register for the event or pre-order a copy of the book visit theoraclegroupinc.net.

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:00pm
Check out the Saxophone master and improvisational genius in the film, Sonny Rollins: Live '65 & '68 in the Black Studies Center.

It's Jazz Appreciation Month!
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:30pm
Come to the library every third Monday as we watch classic films that received critical and popular acclaim throughout the decades!

Please call for more detailed movie information.

You are welcome to bring your own snack to enjoy during the film.