These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time for preschool, school, or day care groups.
The Petworth Anime Club gives teens a place to gather, watch and talk about Japanese animation. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles and include classics as well as new releases. Come check out the latest anime shows and anime/manga magazines or come and share your own fan fiction (writing) and fan art (drawing).
An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
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 15th. We will instead show our film on the fourth Friday, April 22nd, at 10:30 am. 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.
(Focusing on Math and Sciences with your bright beginners)
S.T.E.M. stands for the studies of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This term is typically used for curricula, educational policies implemented within all core subjects in schools from kindergarten through college. Several middle schools and high schools in the U.S. have emphasized a S.T.E.M. curriculum to help bolster students' skills and raise the nation's competitiveness in math and sciences.
Last year's event was a hit with Petworth families so we're making this an annual affair!Bring a stuffed animal friend with you for our special Pajama Story Time on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. We will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, movement and a craft to support early literacy, fine and gross motor development and "bedtime awareness."
Teen of Distinction ApplicationWednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. Teen AreaTeens, the Teens of Distinction application deadline is fast approaching. The Teen Job Seekers Clinic will help with resume and application prep, and provide helpful tips for the interview process. DIY Duct Tape
Amelia, age 7, enjoyed participating in the Summer Reading Program.She had to read for eight hours for her name to be put in the drawing for the Kindle Fire. And what do you know, Amelia won!She says she will share the Kindle Fire with her two brothers, and will use it to read e-books and to play games on the Internet. One of her favorite places to read is in the tree house in her backyard.
Louis Armstrong, one of the most famous performers of his time, was born in New Orleans, probably in August, 1901. He had little formal education or musical training. At the height of his popularity, Armstrong sold more records than the Beatles.Armstrong travelled all over the world introducing jazz, a uniquely American style of music, to his legions of fans. Petworth Library has a display of books and other materials about Louis Armstrong and jazz, including:
Have you ever wondered what happened after "happily ever after," or after the dish ran away with the spoon?There are many picture books available that explore traditional fairy tales after the "happily ever after" ending, or offer a different point of view.We've been having a lot of fun reading them, and exploring how we would change aspects of our favorite tales.
Are you 50+ years old and have a story you’d love to put down on paper, share with friends, family, your community, (or dream of selling via Amazon)? Are you currently writing or would you like to begin a short story, novel, or screenplay?