Family Programs

P.A.L. (People. Animals. Love.) Dog Visit

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2:30 pm

Children ages 4-12 are invited to read aloud to a P.A.L. dog.  Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
National Symphony Orchestra logo

NSO In Your Neighborhood

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) visits the Anacostia Library.  NSO musicians Heather LeDoux Green (violin) and Paul DeNola (bass) will give a performance for children. A Musical Instrument “petting zoo” will be set up at the library following the performance.  
Early Stages Photo

Early Stages Workshop

Early Stages offers an interactive workshop for families to learn about stages of child development, while engaging in various activities for pre-school age children to stimulate learning and growth.  
Teatro de la Luna Bilingual Magician

Teatro de la Luna

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 4:00 pm

Teatro de la Luna presents bilingual magician Juan Estrella from Ecuador.    
This is the Pokemon logo which reads, "Pokemon - Gotta Catch 'Em All!"

Pokémon Celebration Party!

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 3:00 pm

2016 was a year packed with Pokémon, with Pokémon Go on mobile phones, the Pokémon Company celebrating its 20th anniversary, and the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, the newest additions to the handheld games.  Let's start 2017 off Pokémon style - with a celebration! Join us in the Children's Room and Teen Spaces on Saturday, January 21, 3 - 5:30 p.m.  We will:   Screen a Pokémon movie on a big screen in the Programming Room adjacent to the Children's Room! 

Family Storytime

Friday, January 27, 2017, 10:30 am

Storytime fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. 
Music Time

Drop-in Playtime

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 3:00 pm

Looking for something to do with your baby or toddler? Drop in anytime between 3 - 4 p.m. for playtime at the library. We will have toys, music, board books, and more!  For birth-5, with parent/caregiver. 

Baby Sign Language Class

Bring your baby to the Petworth Library to learn baby sign language basics! This program is hosted by the Gallaudet University Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging. It is appropriate for babies from three months to one year.  
Zootopia film poster: shows a cartoon rabbit and a cartoon fox

After School Movie: Zootopia

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 4:30 pm

Join us in the Children's Room for a showing of the recent Disney film "Zootopia", followed by a short discussion about its themes. This program is designed for ages 5 and up.  
Curious George

Book Share: Curious George Party

Come celebrate all things Curious George with us in the Children’s Room!