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STEAM Ahead Club: Mad Scientist Challenge

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 4:30 pm

In honor of Halloween, it's time to don your science googles. It's a mad, mad science related adventure as we try to make slime. It should be spectacularly gross but fun!
Halloween picture of owl and cat

Halloween Storytime

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:30 am

What was that sound! Was it coming from the library? Why yes, it's our terrifyingly fun Halloween themed family storytime.  Dress up in your favorite costume and listen to some spooktacular stories. We'll have a simple craft afterwards that you can take home. No tricks but plenty of treats! For all ages. 
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Yoga at Your Library

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 11:00 am

Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required, and the class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one yoga mats are available for use during the class.
book cover for "Unnatural creatures" stories selected by Neil Gaiman with Maria Dahvana Headley.

Creatures of the Night Tune-Up Clinic

Monday, October 31, 2016, 3:00 pm

“Darkness falls across the land... night hour is close at hand… Creatures crawl .. The evil of the thriller.. HAHAHAHA” Teens: Come learn simple make-up techniques that can be used to make your costume more gruesome and scary.
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Halloween Costume Karaoke and Craft

Monday, October 31, 2016, 4:30 pm

No need to scream or growl if your looking for something fun to do on Halloween! Join us for some ghastly themed music as we sway to a terrifying beat. Join us in the children's room for some karaoke and a simple craft. You can dress in your favorite costume or come as you are. For ages 6 and up. 
Book cover for "Super Mario : how Nintendo conquered America" by Jeff Ryan.

Teen Gaming

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 4:00 pm

Teens, you are invited to come and get your game on. Whether you like video games or board games, this is your time to make new friends, show off your gaming skills, and have fun.  
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus book cover

Pigeon Presents: a Mo Willems craft

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 4:30 pm

That cheeky pigeon is stopping by the children's room to say hello! Join us for some great Mo Willems related stories and a craft.

Small Business Development Workshop

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:30 pm

Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin? Come to this free two-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.
Retro Film

Retro Film Matinee

Friday, November 18, 2016, 10:30 am

Petworth's Mature and Motivated invites you to come to the library the third Friday of every month as we watch a classic or retrospective film from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and even early 2000s that received critical and popular acclaim! *Special Note: DC Public Library will be closed for Emancipation Day on April 15. We will instead show our film on the fourth Friday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. Bring a friend and join us in the Lower Level Meeting Room. You are welcome to bring a small snack to enjoy during the film.
Picture of Strega Nona book cover

Harvest Time with Strega Nona

Monday, November 7, 2016, 4:30 pm

It's harvest time! What better way to celebrate than inviting our favorite magical grandmother - Strega Nona - to visit the children's room? Maybe she will even agree to cook us something special. In the meantime though why not join us for some lovely stories and a craft? All craft supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up.