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 engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-243-1187.
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.
These 20-30 minutes storytimes 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 storytime 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.
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.
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.
Where has summer gone – no, really? Soon enough the weather will get nippy again and school buses will be rattling down the street. If you have been too busy this summer to read, here are some great book and movie combinations to get you caught up. These selections are fantastic for books clubs or for those of us who just plan to skip ahead and watch the movie!
After learning about this book from a review of Get Out, I knew that it was a must read. Set in 1963 Maricopa County, this mystery deals with racism, police brutality and reproductive rights in a strikingly relevant way. Author Dorothy B. Hughes’ precognition was clearly on point and this book proves that the past is truly prologue.
Meet your neighbors and learn how to take beautiful photos at our Petworth Photography Classes this summer. All classes are free but require online registration.
Click on the class title below to register. (Note: Registration for June and August classes will not open until a later date.) If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Warwick.
On Saturday, January 14, 2017, we will be very pleased to present author and musician Eric Litwin! He is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times best - selling author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. It’ll be all good!
Let's recreate the fun of a slumber party . . . without the overnight stay.
Pair your silliest winter sweater with you comfiest pajamas and wear them to our Silly Sweater & Pajama Party!
We will enjoy a group ice breaker game, winter crafts and a family film, “Zootopia”!
(Please Note: Pajama Storytime will be cancelled for the evening)
Keep your child's early literacy skills sharp this winter break! Register online for DC Public Library's Winter Reading Program and bring your eager and reluctant readers in kindergarten,1st and 2nd grade to the library on Wednesday, December 28 at 11 a.m. for some yummy hot cocoa (with marshmallows!) as they read aloud from some of our most popular Easy Readers (at levels that are most appropriate for each children).
Back by popular demand for our oh-so-clever 8 -12 year old Petworth pals!
On Tuesday, December 27 at 2:30 p.m., we are recruiting all super sleuths for our winter scavenger hunt!
Your mission is to complete several physical challenges and solve our series of clues to win the final prize. You and your friends have 70 minutes to finish! This program information will self-destruct in 5 . . .4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . .
Over a thousand libraries around the world will celebrate the ninth annual International Games Day @ Your Library, an annual celebration of games, play, libraries, learning and community! Help us close out National Games and Puzzles week with International Games Day @ Petworth Library. Last year’s event drew an enthusiastic group of gamers between the ages of 2 to 17 years old.