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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Spring SAT registration is approaching fast. To take the test on March 14, register by February 13.
To help students prepare for the test, Odyssey Tutors will be coming to Petworth Library to give tips on how to get the highest score possible. Learn about the test layout and strategies for test-taking.
Join us for an informative workshop: Know Your Library
What can the library offer you today is a question that you might have asked yourself recently. A better question, however, might be what doesn't the library offer you? Have you, for instance, ever wondered about the following topics:
Are children's books leveled in the library?
How do I pick books for my child based on their age, ability, etc. ?
Where can I go for hoework help if I need it?
Are there resources that the library provides besides books if I need research help?