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How To Be A Hero: The Sequel!

(Summer Reading Program Series)

"How to Be a Hero: The Sequel" is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for our Summer Readers, ages 6 - 9.   Let’s explore the continuing adventures of those superhero “alter egos” and bring the adventures to an exciting end! This program can count towards 1 hour (= 4 colored masks) of Summer Reading credit!

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How To Be A Hero!

(Summer Reading Program Series)

"How To Be A Hero" is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for our Summer Readers, ages 6 - 9.   Let’s create cool origin stories with illustrations to explain our superhero names, powers and personalities (also known as “alter egos”)! This program can count towards 1 hour (= 4 colored masks) of Summer Reading credit!  

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The Google Maker Camp is Almost Here!

Who doesn't like science?

Recently, some of the Petworth Library staff attended training at our main branch, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, in order to prepare for the Google Maker Camp. By now, hopefully you have heard about the library's participation in this wonderful program.

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June is Great Outdoors Month!

Fresh air fun and learning for all ages!

Who says libraries and learning have to be confined within four walls? Join us during the month of June as we host a number of programs outdoors (weather permitting) to appreciate fresh air, blue skies, warm weather and fun in the sun!

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Tea Time Under the Trees!

Pre-K Friends celebrate Great Outdoors Month with stories, music and art

June is Great Outdoors Month! Celebrate with us during "Tea Time Under the Trees"! On Monday, June 8 at 11 a.m., Pre-Kindergarteners ages 3 - 5 will listen to stories like Friends Help Each Other (featuring Daniel Tiger!), dance and make art on the front lawn during a late morning of summer breezes and shady trees.

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Rise of An 'Empire'

The Black Gay Man on Screen

The characterization of the African American male homosexual on screen has come a long way since the early days of film. How has the gay black man been portrayed on film? What impact have these early roles had on future depictions of race and sexuality?   Join Kevin Beard in conversation Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. for an in-depth analysis, from the early days of film to Empire.

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Petworth Community Market Opening Day

Hear about the market redesign at the library

The Petworth Community Market's opening day is May 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.! The market is on the corner of Upshur and 9th streets NW.

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Petworth’s Mature and Motivated Presents...Train Your Brain Games!

(Monthly activities and group games for the Fabulous at 50+)

With many older Americans living with dementia, there is much talk about memory-loss prevention and "neuroplasticity."   Join us at Petworth Library each month for fun games, individual mental exercises, group competition, and discussion informed by books from our collection as well as other media resources. This program is especially for mature adults aged 50+ years to support active and varied learning, memory, flexibility and fluidity in thinking and communicating.

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Book Bundles Over Break!

Small collections of books united by theme to inspire family fun!

Looking for ways to keep your child's creative mind engaged over Spring break? Stop by to pick up a thematic book bundle for you and your youngster to enjoy! With a variety of themes to delight and inspire, these book bundles showcase 5-7 fiction and non-fiction printed books, audiobooks -- plus a music CD or DVD -- and range in age-appropriateness from Pre-K to Second Grade. Examples of themes that can inspire extension activities:

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Animation Unplugged

A MEDIA SAVVY workshop

There are just two more opportunities for you to participate in this awesome program. The "Animation Unplugged" workshop is a dynamic program created by MEDIA SAVVY's founder Denaise Seals.  This course is an introduction to the basics of animation and is designed to stimulate recognition, discussion and comprehension of animated cinematic releases and video game technology. "Animation Unplugged" invites animators of all ages and artistic levels to create flip books, thaumotropes and other optical toys. 

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