Petworth
Neighborhood Library

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Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 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.
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Baby Lap Time

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 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. Space is limited; first come, first served. 
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Baby Lap Time

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 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. Space is limited; first come, first served.
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Kids' Club: Arts and Crafts

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 4:30 pm

Kids ages 5 and up are invited to participate in an arts and crafts activity each Thursday afternoon. All supplies will be provided; you provide the creativity.
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Family Story Time

Saturday, December 22, 2018, 10:30 am

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.
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Newspaper Club

Monday, December 24, 2018, 10:00 am

Do you like keeping up with the news? Do you enjoy reading print newspapers? Or maybe you just want someone to do the crossword with?  Come read the paper and discuss the news over a cup of coffee at the Petworth Newspaper Club. The club will meet in the Non-Fiction Reading Room on the second floor. Newspapers will be provided. Coffee will occasionally be provided as well. 
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Petworth Playgroup

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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DC Writes! A Petworth Writers Workshop

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 7:00 pm

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, December 31, 2018, 9:30 am

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.

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