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Writers Working: A Petworth Library Writers Workshop

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 7:00 pm

The Petworth Library holds the writers workshop, Writers Working, on alternating Tuesdays. To inquire about the workshops, please send an email or call 202-243-1187.  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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Baby Lap Time

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 2:00 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. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Coloring Club

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 4:30 pm

Join us for Coloring Club. Every Wednesday we will have different themed coloring sheets to color in, as well as blank paper to draw. All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 5 and under.  

Bilingual Spanish Story Time/Hora De Cuentos Bilingüe

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:00 pm

Stories, songs and more in English and Spanish for children of all ages and their adults. Cuentos, canciones y más en inglés y español para niños de todas edades y sus adultos. 
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DIY Mending Workshop

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:00 pm

Have a loose button or a popped seam you're not sure how to fix? Bring your (clean) garment to this workshop and learn how to repair it. We will provide know-how as well as a sewing machine, needles, thread and limited notions. This class is a walk-in, so no registration is required. Sewing machine time is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.  
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Tech Club

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4:30 pm

Come experiment and tinker with new technologies. You’ll have an hour of free time to experiment, build and design. Technologies will include circuits, robotics, video game design and more.   This program is recommended for ages 8-13. Between the ages of 5-8? Check out our STEM club on Mondays at 4:30 p.m.

Kids' Club: Arts and Crafts

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4:30 pm

Kids ages 5 and up are invited to participate in an arts and crafts activity each Thursday afternoon. All supplies will be provided; you provide the creativity.
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Family Story Time

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:30 am

Story Time fun for the entire family. These 30-40 minute 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.

Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 9:45 am

*Please Note: Beginning March 1, this program will occur on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month until further notice.* Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-to-30-minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 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.