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.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with The Washington Ballet at the Petworth Library! Receive instruction in different Latin dance styles from a Washington Ballet artist. No experience necessary; this is a program for adults, teens, and children ages 8+. *Please note: This class was originally advertised as beginning at 2:00pm but due to unforeseen circumstances, the time has changed to 1:00pm. Apologies for any inconvenience.*
Come join us at Petworth Library for our new writing program, This is My Story.
Have you ever wanted to 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.
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.
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.
Are you still humming some of the hottest songs of the summer on your way to school? If you answered "Yes," thenjoin us for "Kids LOVE Karaoke: School Days, Music Replays" on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Come to Petworth Library after school to sing/rap your favorite songs (clean versions, of course) and show off those sweet "Just Dance" moves this in our welcoming environment.
The Petworth Library holds the writers workshop, Writers Working, on alternating Tuesdays.
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.
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.
Are you looking for a job? Do you need help with your cover letter, resume or application?
Come to Job Seekers Clinics at Petworth Library! Library staff will provide one-on-one assistance for job seeking patrons. Patrons will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis. Job Seeker Clinics will occur every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
I didn't want to overwhelm you with too many titles in my first Raina readalikes post, but boy do I have more. If you love Raina Telgemeier's books so much that the only ones you haven't read are the ones she hasn't published yet, there are so many other books you can enjoy in the meantime!
Come into the studio, on tour, and to the afterparty with some of the most intriguing and commanding women of punk. Historically, music biographies place men center stage while women have been relegated to the margins.
For classic anime fans around the world, reading the manga source material can provide a slightly different view of the overall story. Here at DC Public Library, we offer a number of classic titles that span the genres of action, suspense, comedy, slice of life, dystopian, dark undertones and many more. If you are familiar with classic anime and would like to delve into classic manga, consider the following titles below.
Dark fairy tales & magical stories written for grown-ups.
✔ Fairy tale fan
✔ Believe magic might exist
✔ Enchanted by magical wizards and worlds that grant wishes
✔ Attracted to descriptors like bleak, dark and disturbing
✔ Have a penchant for the macabre
✔ Delight in the shadowy, unsettling parts of your favorite fantasy worlds
The most talked about television series of this decade just concluded with an eight season run at the top. As many hardcore fans already know, HBO's Game of Thrones is based on George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. If you're an avid reader of fantasy realms, heroic quests, strange magic, or grandiose battles -- please consider the following recommendations.
The Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) is a prestigious honor that acknowledges groundbreaking work in the literary world. As Women's History Month is celebrated all throughout the month of March, please consider these award winning titles that are available at DC Public Library.
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Engaging intros to science topics for preK-2nd graders
Why is the sky blue?
Why do dogs wag their tails?
Why don’t I float away when I hold a balloon?
If you have a kiddo in your life, you probably encounter questions like these all the time. These questions are beautiful proof that children are budding scientists, eager to explore how and why things work. But, um, they’re really dang tough to answer.
Pop culture has been abuzz over the latest book to film adaptation: Netflix's Bird Box. The overnight sensation walks the line of a post-apocalyptic, psychological thriller featuring Sandra Bullock and her two children evading a mysterious presence to reach safety. The film has generated much curiosity toward the source material and DC Public Library has everything you need for your movie to book comparison needs.