Children's Programming Break: August 18 - September 4

It's intermission time! Pardon us as we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming for vacation and planning/preparatory time for our Fall schedule.Our programming will resume on Friday, September 5 with a special story time to honor Grandparents' Day at 4 p.m.

Quality Time With "Grand-Friends": Honoring Grandparents' Day!

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed National Grandparents' Day would be celebrated annually, the first Sunday after Labor Day, thanks to the advocacy efforts of Ms. Marian McQuade.  A West Virginia home-maker, Ms.

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

WE MUSTACHE YOU TO GET A LIBRARY CARD!September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Starting September 8th, children ages birth to 12 who sign up for their first card on our special "MUSTACHE MONDAYS," can opt to take a silly, mustachioed photo with their new card and favorite library book! Signed consent and I.d. from an accompanying adult is needed to obtain the library card and to take photo.

Back to School Party

Celebrate the new school year at the Petworth Library!We will hear stories about going to school, make a special craft, and play LEGO Bingo.This program is for ages 6-12.

Library Card Sign Up Month Celebration/ Open House

Visit the Northwest One Library.  Meet your librarians and get your library card.  Find out the many ways a library card can be useful at school, work home or even when traveling.

Kid's Graphic Novel Book Club

Kid's ages 9 and up are invited to read our monthly graphic novel selection and then join us to discuss the book. Copies of the month's book are available for checkout at the circulation desk. Please call 202-282-3073 to register.

S.T.E.M. Summer Fun

Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics?

Egg Drop

Join us for our first Egg Drop! Children will be given a box, a raw egg, and materials to protect the egg from a drop from the second floor window.Children will make predictions and see which materials best protect their eggs.This program is for ages 6 and up.

Kids' Karaoke

Come sing some tunes in the children's room! Open to kids 12 and under, as well as their caregivers. 

Art Attack: Beading

Art Attack: Children can delve into a different types of art projects at Art Attack in the children's room.  On Wednesday, August 13 we will be making bead earrings and animals.