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Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 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, August 16, 2017, 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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DIY Cutoffs

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:00 pm

Summer is nearly over, but DC tempertures will remain warm for weeks yet. Bring a pair of old jeans and turn them into a pair of end-of-summer cutoffs! Needles, thread, and sewing machine provided. 
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Writers Working and DC Writes: The Petworth Library Writers Workshops

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

The Petworth Library holds writers workshop on alternating Tuesdays (Writer's Working) and Wednesdays (DC Writes). To inquire about the workshops, please send an email to or call 202-243-1187. 

End-of-Summer Party!

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 4:00 pm

Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year at the library! We'll have games, snacks, and lots of fun indoor & outdoor activities! Kids & families of all ages welcome. (And if you haven't already finished summer reading, now's a good time to complete the program and pick up your prizes!)
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Family Story Time

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:30 am

Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes 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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Yoga at Your Library

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 11:00 am

Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required, and the class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one yoga mats are available for use during the class.
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Petworth Playgroup

Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:30 am

Each Monday, we invite our youngest patrons and their caregivers to color, 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. 

Computer Basics Class

Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:30 am

Come learn about computers from the certified trainers at the Petworth Neighborhood Library. Pop in to learn from scratch, learn new tricks, or even just sit-in for a refresher. 
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Kids' Club: STEM Time!

Monday, August 21, 2017, 4:30 pm

Kids ages 5 and up are invited to participate in a STEM (science, engineering, technology, and math) activity each Monday afternoon. Come experiment, build, create, solve puzzles, and more!