Petworth
Neighborhood Library

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Writers Working: A Petworth Library Writers Workshop

Tuesday, February 27, 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, February 26, 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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Petworth Playgroup

Monday, February 26, 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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Learn to Use a Sewing Machine

Monday, February 26, 2018, 12:00 pm

This beginner's level class will teach you how to use a sewing machine over your lunch break. Learn 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.

Tax Assistance

Monday, February 26, 2018, 12:00 pm

From Feb. 1 through April 18, meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2017 income tax filing.   For more information and to find other sites offering tax assistance, please visit our tax page.
Black scientists, inventors, engineers, and mathematicians: (Clockwise starting top left) Norma Merrick Sklarek, Mae Jemison, Granville Woods, Madame C.J. Walker, Benjamin Banneker, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Dr. Daniel Hale

STEM Time: Black History Month Edition

Monday, February 26, 2018, 4:30 pm

This month, each Monday afternoon activity will be inspired by the discoveries and work of a different black scientist, engineer, mathematician or inventor. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to come learn, experiment, build and create.                                               
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 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.

Tuesday Teen Lounge

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 3:30 pm

Come hang out in the Teen Lounge every Tuesday afternoon at Petworth Library. This is an open-ended, drop-in lounge where you can come to use computers, do homework, play Xbox and Wii, read, play cards, chess or board games, and/or participate in our Teen Advisory Board. Recommended for ages 13-19.
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Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, February 28, 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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