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It’s a Small World After All: Art Wraps on Historic Georgia Avenue

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 1:00 pm

This is the final event in a series that explores D.C. history, public art and storytelling. Ready to work on your own project? Community historian Peter Stebbins and Matt McFarland of Georgia Avenue Thrive will provide a how-to-guide on organizing, installing, and preserving public art in D.C. Also, a visit from DC Public Library's Memory Lab.  This event is recommended for ages 18+. 
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This is My Story: Memoir Writing at the Petworth Writers' Workshops

Monday, December 16, 2019, 9:30 am

Come join us at Petworth Library for our new writing program, This is My Story. Have you ever wanted to write a memoir? Is there something you've always wanted to say, but are afraid to say it? Join us as we explore the craft of writing memoirs and learn from other memoir writers the best way to take from our own memories—our own stories—and put them to paper.

Construction Crew

Monday, December 16, 2019, 4:30 pm

On the third Thursday of each month, kids can use their engineering skills to build using with Legos, Duplos, magnetic tiles, building discs and more. Put yourself to the test with our monthly building challenge, or construct your own creative structure straight from your imagination. This is an activity suited to ages 4-12; all children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Monday, December 16, 2019, 6:30 pm

Bring a stuffed animal friend to the library for a story and craft activity. Your stuffed animal will spend the night at the library, and when you come to pick your pal up, you will receive a personalized photo album filled with photos of all the sleepover adventures they had! Children of all ages and families are welcome; pajamas are encouraged but not required.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 10:00 am

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs, and to actively participate in the program.

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 6:30 pm

Join us for a weekly program that covers both beginners and advanced beginners American Sign Language. A beginners class will feature 100+ ASL vocabulary words and helpful rules of grammar. A second class for advanced beginners will present opportunities to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  Anyone can join one or both classes despite experience level. This is a FREE community program spanning 10 weeks.  Tuesdays, Oct. 15 – Dec. 17, 2019
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Writers Working: A Petworth Library Writers Workshop

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 7:00 pm

The Petworth Library holds the writers workshop, Writers Working, on alternating Tuesdays.  The Petworth Library's writers workshops are made up of people from a variety of backgrounds and writing levels: beginners, veteran wordsmiths and emeriti. We write creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry and scripts.
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Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 10:30 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time for preschool, school or daycare groups.
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Job Seekers Clinic

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 11:00 am

Are you looking for a job? Do you need help with your cover letter, resume or application?  Come to Job Seekers Clinics at Petworth Library! Library staff will provide one-on-one assistance for job seeking patrons. Patrons will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis. Job Seeker Clinics will occur every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   
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Baby Lap Time

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 1:00 pm

These 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.