The Petworth Children's Room will take a break from programming Aug. 27 to Sept. 10 to make the transition from summer to fall programming. This will allow us to redesign and fine-tune programming needs for all ages.We look forward to providing fresh, new programming for the coming school year.In the meantime, please use the following link to see other library programs that are available for you to enjoy:
On Wednesday, July 25, our pajama story time friends and some of their special bedtime buddies from home joined us for stories, songs, dances and a craft activity. After the children left and the library closed, the plush pals had a great time together!
Keep the fun rolling through the rest of August with even more unique, daily celebration days! Visit your friendly neighborhood library for books or DVDs to enjoy with children on these special days. Some suggested titles are provided below.
John Keegan (1934-2012) was one of the foremost military historians of the 20th century. Born on the eve of World War II, he taught at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst and worked as a reporter for the The Telegraph newspaper.
For some, August in Washington, D.C. can feel oppressively humid and lengthy with no major U.S. holidays to offer a break from it all. Well, cheer up, because there are plenty of unique August celebration days to observe if you seek quirky party planning ideas or random vacation day excuses.
DCPL tiene una colección de películas que está llena de una variedad que todo el mundo puede ver, seleccionar, ver y disfrutar. Esta colección pasa a incluir los clásicos del pasado y muchas de las últimas películas españolas que todo el mundo está hablando!DCPL has a movie collection that is full of a variety that everyone can view, select, view and enjoy. This collection happens to include the classics of the past and many of the latest Spanish films that everyone is talking about!
To celebrate Anti-Boredom Month this July, the Petworth Library created a display featuring all of the “hidden treasures” in our collection. These are the items that most people don't even know we have!
What books have influenced your life and why? The Library of Congress currently has an exhibit of the American books they think have been most influential in our lives. The exhibit, Books that Shaped America, is intended to get viewers thinking and talking about books, and offers an opportunity to suggest additional influential books. Petworth Library has a display of some of these books, including:
(Daily activities with a free, light lunch for ages 18 and under)
Mondays“Music and Murals”Let kid-friendly pop and world tunes inspire you as you make mural art and munch your lunch. Tuesdays“Wii Love Summer”Get active with Wii Sports (you can also bring your own Wii games to play with others) and recharge with lunch. Wednesdays“Crafty Kids Corner”