Petworth
Neighborhood Library

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Family Story Time

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, May 28, 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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 11:00 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.
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'Tween The Pages Book Club

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 4:30 pm

'Tween the Pages members will gather at 4:30 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday each month to discuss our book, enjoy a themed activity and vote on the next book to read.Copies of our monthly read may be picked up and checked out at the Children’s Information desk on the 2nd floor. Appropriate for youth who love reading middle grade & YA fiction. A snack will be provided when available    
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Haiku Contest

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (All day)

The Library invites you to participate in a Haiku Contest for all ages.   Write a haiku about your love of books, stories, the library or anything in DC and submit in person at the branch. Prize-winners will take home library swag and have their poem posted in the library and on the DC Public Library website in June.
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Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, May 29, 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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Baby Lap Time

Wednesday, May 29, 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.
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Baby Lap Time

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 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.
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DC Writes! A Petworth Writers Workshop

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7:00 pm

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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May Movie Mayhem

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 5:00 pm

Join us at Petworth Library as we enter the Spiderverse. Miles Morales becomes the masked superhero of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality!  Feel free to wear Spider fan clothing and bring your own snacks. Popcorn and fan art coloring pages provided. Our film day is for 'Tweens, Teens and Adults to enjoy (in the lower level meeting room). See you there web-slingers!

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