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.
Children ages 5-12 are invited to explore the connection between science and art. Using science in our techniques, we'll create butterfly-themed art. Participants will be able to take their work home. While you're here, check out the progress of our real caterpillars, as they form chrysalides and become butterflies before your very eyes through the month of June.
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.
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: Beginning Level
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. The class is FREE. No need to register.
Tuesdays, June 4 – August 20, 2019
7 – 8 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The most talked about television series of this decade just concluded with an eight season run at the top. As many hardcore fans already know, HBO's Game of Thrones is based on George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. If you're an avid reader of fantasy realms, heroic quests, strange magic, or grandiose battles -- please consider the following recommendations.
The Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) is a prestigious honor that acknowledges groundbreaking work in the literary world. As Women's History Month is celebrated all throughout the month of March, please consider these award winning titles that are available at DC Public Library.
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Engaging intros to science topics for preK-2nd graders
Why is the sky blue?
Why do dogs wag their tails?
Why don’t I float away when I hold a balloon?
If you have a kiddo in your life, you probably encounter questions like these all the time. These questions are beautiful proof that children are budding scientists, eager to explore how and why things work. But, um, they’re really dang tough to answer.
Pop culture has been abuzz over the latest book to film adaptation: Netflix's Bird Box. The overnight sensation walks the line of a post-apocalyptic, psychological thriller featuring Sandra Bullock and her two children evading a mysterious presence to reach safety. The film has generated much curiosity toward the source material and DC Public Library has everything you need for your movie to book comparison needs.
In 2018, teens used their voices to demand change. They advocated for themselves, for their families and for each other by attending protests, participating in campaigns, and contacting representatives in their local and federal governments.
The advocacy of teens has often been overlooked and their power is minimized. These books highlight the issues teens face today, how you can affect change in your community, and introduce the voices of teen activists.
Please join us across the city for a three-part structured community dialogue in June 2018.Each dialogue will build on the previous one. And while some may not be able to attend all three dialogues, we are hoping for a core group to be part of all three dialogues so the conversation can deepen over the three weeks. Refreshments will be served at all dialogue sessions.
I love October for its Halloween creepiness, but I'm most in the mood to read weird fiction once the weather turns warm. Maybe it's some early childhood influences at work: my grade-school summers were filled with trips to the library, where I could check out whatever I wanted, and for a long time that was solely stories of UFOs, Bigfoot, ghosts and telekinesis.