Petworth
Neighborhood Library

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Labs at the Library: Volcanoes

Monday, February 24, 2020, 4:30 pm

On the last Monday of the month, elementary-school-aged scientists ages 5 and up are invited to explore interactive STEM-related activities. This month, volcanoes are going to blow our minds. All children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Have children younger than 5?
Trivia Night

Trivia Night

Monday, February 24, 2020, 7:00 pm

Are you a walking encyclopedia? Have room for one more trophy on the shelf? Join the Petworth Library for its monthly battle of wits. Bring friends, or we'll team you up with your fellow brainiacs -- groups should not exceed six people. Win prizes and the cherished title of trivia night champion! Recommended for ages 13 and up. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 10:00 am

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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 11:00 am

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.
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Writers Working: A Petworth Library Writers Workshop

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 7:00 pm

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.
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Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 10:30 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-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.
Job Seekers at PET

Job Seekers Clinic

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 11:00 am

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.   
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Baby Lap Time

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 1:00 pm

These 20-to-30-minute story times 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 story time 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.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 2:00 pm

These 20-to-30-minute story times 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 story time 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.
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(Just) Dance Party

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 4:00 pm

Tweens & teens ages 9-15 are invited to dance the afternoon away with Just Dance on Nintendo Switch. Grab some friends & learn the choreography for popular songs, or just go solo! More of a singer than a dancer? We'll keep it in lyrics mode so you can belt out your renditions. Dance fuel will be provided in the form of snacks.

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