Petworth
Neighborhood Library

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Kids LOVE Karaoke

The Summer Sessions!

Our "Kids Love Karaoke" program encourages literacy, confident public performance, music appreciation as well as supportive listening in children ages 5-12.

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Global Stories and Songs

A story time romp around the world!

Hello, Bonjour, Buenos Dias! Good Day, Guten Tag, Konichiwa! Join us for Global Stories and Songs on Friday, June 17 at 3:00 p.m. Let Ms. Tea and Ms.Tracy help build multi-cultural awareness and appreciation in your young child. Our books and music will fuel the imagination as we enjoy stories, songs and languages from all around the world. Click here to visit DC Public Library's website for free access to Mango's Little Pim, online language learning lessons for children! 

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Blaze a Trail with us during Older Americans Month

So many of our older Americans currently live with dementia. While the causes related to advanced age and genetics are immutable, many people have committed to the prevention of the gradual decline in mental acuity with the adoption of healthier eating habits, adequate rest, physical and mental exercise. Mature and Motivated's Train Your Brain Games incorporates enjoyable puzzles, games and mental exercises to encourage social interaction, learning, memory, creativity and flexibility in thinking.

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Gearin' Up Cycles Bike Repair Clinic

A great "How-To" program for all ages!

Gearin' Up Bicycles is rolling over to our branch on May 26th at 1:30 p.m. for a FREE, two hour bike repair pop-up clinic! Get your bike ready for the summer by learning all about simple bike repairs, safety and general maintenance from this local non-profit.

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Electricity Has Been Restored

Electricity has been restored to the library. The Petworth Library will open at 11:45 on Saturday, May 7.

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It's Puzzling That Didn't Know This!

Celebrate National Puzzle Day January 29

Puzzles can enjoyed in many forms; from children's books like the Can You See What I See series to common crossword puzzles just about everyone has encountered this activity from time to time. Suduko, a type of number puzzle is just a recent example of how trendy and relevant puzzles continue to be.

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Jazz In My Jammies!

Annual Celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month

Tax woes making you and your family sad?Well, jump into your jammies and let some jazzy beats make you glad! Join us on April 27 at 7:00 p.m. for some swinging stories, recorded jazzy jams, dandy dances as well as vintage video clips with jazz themes!This program is appropriate for ages 3 to 8. Wearing comfortable pajamas to storytime is optional, but encouraged.The library has a great assortment of jazz themed books for children of all ages. Here are just a few you can bop along to:

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The Petworth Library Easter Egg Hunt

Meet Our Golden Egg Winner!

On Easter Monday, children gathered in the children's room of Petworth Library for an Easter egg hunt in the stacks. Children from ages 5-12 participated, and after finding all 70 eggs, were tasked with finding the golden egg for a special prize. After much fanfare, Sarem was our proud winner, and she received a book of her choice and a DCPL water bottle as her prizes! Here she is pictured with children's librarian Miss Tracy.

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March's Tough Topics: Special Needs and the Differently-Abled

In 1987 President Reagan proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month” to provide the encouragement, independence and opportunities Americans with developmental disabilities need to reach their potential. As interpreted by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, “Developmental disabilities are severe chronic disabilities that can be cognitive and/or physical, appear before the age of 22 and are likely to be lifelong. Some developmental disabilities are largely physical issues, such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy.

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Defiant Damsels of Historical Fiction

These gritty grrrls defy the damsel in distress trope!

Young people's literature is filled with characters of emotional depth and range, internal conflict, conviction, and courage that impressionable young girls can relate to and/or draw inspiration from. As this is the season for doling out awards to film, TV, and books, I am sharing my favorite historical fiction books teeming with gritty grrrls and intrepid womenfolk who defy the "damsel in distress" trope despite their complicated circumstances.

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