Family Programs


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

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!
National Symphony Orchestra Music In Your Neighborhood

NSO In Your Neighborhood

National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) performance and instrument petting zoo.   As part of the "NSO Music in Your Neighborhood" series, NSO musician Marissa Regni (violin) will be joined by guest vocalist Kari Paludan to perform a concert for children.  A musical instrument “Petting Zoo” will be set up at the library.   The program is recommended for children ages 5-8 years old. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Groups larger than 10 should contact the library at 202-724-4691 to reserve space.  
Story of Ruby Bridges

Monthly Movie for Children and Families

Our monthly film is happening again for children and families!   We'll be hosting a great movie for ages 4 and older. This month's film (for Martin Luther King Jr. week) is "The Story of Ruby Bridges". Please join us!
Owls in pajamas

Pajama Storytime

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Winter Games Day

Winter is here and the library is a warm place for an afternoon of board games and snacks. International Games Day was a hit, so we're bringing back new games and dusting off the classics.  A war gaming expert will be on hand to teach and play a historical board game.  Best for ages 8 to 100 - it's an intergenerational activity!  
National Symphony Orchestra In Your Neighborhood logo

National Symphony Orchestra String Quartet Performance

Enjoy the sensational live sounds of a specially assembled and highly accomplished string quartet.
Happy New Years text in front of fireworks

Noon-Year's Eve Party

Join us at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Room for crafts, board games, and books about New Year’s around the world. Make your own mask to celebrate 2017 and then count down to noon!  
craft supplies

Winter Party

Come celebrate the chilly season at a party with stories, crafts, games and a movie at the end. This program is for all ages.