Petworth
Neighborhood Library

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Writers Working: A Petworth Library Writers Workshop

Tuesday, May 8, 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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Family Story Time

Saturday, April 28, 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.
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Petworth Playgroup

Monday, April 30, 2018, 10:30 am

Each Monday, we invite our youngest patrons and their caregivers to color, listen to music, play with Duplos, socialize and more! Supplies provided (but feel free to bring toys to share!). Playgroup meets in our 2nd floor Children's Room. Recommended for ages 4 and under. 
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Computer Basics Class

Monday, April 30, 2018, 10:30 am

Come learn about computers from the certified trainers at the Petworth Neighborhood Library. Pop in to learn from scratch, master new tricks or even just sit in for a refresher. 
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Kid's Club: STEM Special Edition: El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros

Monday, April 30, 2018, 4:30 pm

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to this special edition of of our Kid's STEM Club, where we'll be celebrating El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros, or "Children's Day/Book Day," inspired by a popular celebration across Latin America (and many other countries). At our Día event, we'll celebrate children with a focus on language and cultural diversity in books and literacy. Join us for:
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 10:00 am

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two 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 1, 2018, 11:00 am

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two 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.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 4:30 pm

The Petworth Teen Advisory Board (TAB) helps to brainstorm, plan, and promote teen programs and services at Petworth Library. At TAB meetings, teens ages 13-19 can: -Meet with staff to help decide on events and programming for teens -Get community service hours* -Build leadership and professional skills -Have a say in what happens at your community library We meet on the second floor of the Petworth Library every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. 
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Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, May 2, 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, May 2, 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 30-40 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 day care groups.

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