Petworth
Neighborhood Library

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LEGOs at the Library

It's a month-long extravaganza!

It's a LEGO extravaganza at the library! Why, you ask? Because we say so! LEGO activities are a wonderful way to encourage children to particpate in science-related activities by building, designing and testing solutions. Thus, while our love for LEGOS may simply have to do with the fun that can be had from this engaging activity, it appears that LEGOS offer more than just stimulating entertainment.  During the month of April, come to the children's room at Petworth library to engage in a variety of programs. These include:

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Children's Book Illustrator Joe Cepeda at Petworth Library

Developing Creativity in Young Children

On April 2 at 4 p.m., Joe Cepeda, illustrator of beloved books Mice and Beans by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Big Bushy Mustache by Gary Soto and 

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Kids LOVE Karaoke

You can be a shining star!

Celebrate National Karaoke Week on Monday, April 20 and Friday, April 24 at 4 p.m. with Kids Love Karaoke, two special programs to encourage confident public reading and singing as well as supportive listening in children ages 5-10. Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on American Idol and The Voice? Petworth Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered by the pros!

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Jazz in my Jammies

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at Petworth Library

Tax woes making you and your family sad? Well, jump into your jammies and let some jazzy beats make you glad! Join us April 7 at 6:30 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 7. Wearing comfortable pajamas to storytime is optional, but encouraged. Groups of 9 or more, please call 202-645-8337 to register in advance.

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Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

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Libraries = Larger than Life Fun

What are we going to do next?

The months of January and February have seen exciting events here at Petworth Library.

Library Closed February 17

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to inclement weather.

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Congrats Powell Spelling Bee Winner!

Check out this motivated young lady's literacy success secrets and aspirations!

On Friday, Jan. 23, I had the distinct pleasure to be one of three judges for the local Spelling Bee at Powell Bilingual Elementary School, one of Petworth Library’s neighborhood schools. Sixteen top spellers from Powell's third, fourth and fifth grades earned the opportunity to participate in the Bee as contestants. The atmosphere in the room was electric with nervous and excited energy. Roughly more than 50 of the participants’ classmates and teachers comprised the very enthusiastic and supportive audience.

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National Backwards Day is Jan. 31st!

From the wacky to the wild, celebrate in style!

From wacky to wild and from silly to sardonic National Backwards Day is a holiday meant to inspire doing things a little differently. Commonly celebrated on Jan. 31, National Backwards Day aims to have people deviate from the norm. Children often enjoy this holiday in school or other related environments as a chance to participate in wacky events. You too can shake things up a little or step away from the humdrum by trying some of the following activites:   Walk or talk backwards

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YA Dystopian Literature on Display

Take a Bite Out of a Book Other Than The Hunger Games!

This month, D.C. public libraries will be celebrating George Orwell's novel 1984 through a series of programs (from Jan. 18 through Jan.

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