Petworth
Neighborhood Library

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Writers Working: A Petworth Library Writers Workshop

Tuesday, June 19, 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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This is My Story: Memoir Writing at the Petworth Writers' Workshops

Monday, June 18, 2018, 9:30 am

Come join us at Petworth Library for our new writing program, This is My Story. Have you ever wanted 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. Contact Christopher Stevenson by email or phone (202-243-1187) for more information. 
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Kids' Club: STEM Time

Monday, June 18, 2018, 4:30 pm

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to participate in a STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) activity each Monday afternoon. Come experiment, build, create, solve puzzles and more.
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Learn to Use a Sewing Machine

Monday, June 18, 2018, 7:00 pm

This beginner's level class will teach you how to thread the machine, fill a bobbin and sew a straight line.  Sewing machines provided. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, June 19, 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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 11:00 am

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2years 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.
Zine Making 101

Teen Zine Making

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 4:30 pm

Zines (pronounced “zeens”), are a D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) magazine usually written by one person or a group of people. They can be about anything—lists, letters, true stories, fiction, etc. Zines are a great way for teens to express their individual interests and passions. In this program, teens will design and create their own zines. Snacks and materials provided. Recommended for ages 13-19.
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Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 10:00 am

Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-30 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.  Please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time for preschool, school or day care groups.
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Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 11:00 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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Baby Lap Time

Wednesday, June 20, 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.

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