Petworth
Neighborhood Library

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DC Writes! A Petworth Writers Workshop

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 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.
#selfie

#selfie: A Memoir Workshop

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 9:45 am

#Selfie: A New Thursday Night Memoir Group at Petworth Library The Petworth Library is offering a new memoir workshop called #Selfie, a 12-week workshop. Selfies are often brief glimpses into the soul, in this 12-week memoir writing workshop we’ll explore what soul looks like etched out in prose. The workshop will facilitate a space to recreate moments of your life through crucial elements of personal writing-craft, authenticity, and voice– via writing assignments, example, practice, and feedback.
Let the Right One In

Frightening Film Night

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 6:30 pm

Celebrate the season with a screening of Let the Right One In.
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Family Story Time

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 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.
Tim Howard

Senior Care Monthly Series

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 1:00 pm

The Petworth Neighborhood Library is pleased to host Timothy Howard, advisor to Senior Advisors Plus, for a free monthly series on providing care to aging seniors. Mr. Howard will present the following information over a six month period.  At-home care Configuring the home Companion care Home care Home health Other at-home services Community care Independent living or active adult
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This is My Story: Memoir Writing at the Petworth Writers' Workshops

Monday, November 4, 2019, 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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 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.
ASL

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:30 pm

Join us for a weekly program that covers both beginners and advanced beginners American Sign Language. A beginners class will feature 100+ ASL vocabulary words and helpful rules of grammar. A second class for advanced beginners will present opportunities to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  Anyone can join one or both classes despite experience level. This is a FREE community program spanning 10 weeks.  Tuesdays, Oct. 15 – Dec. 17, 2019
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Writers Working: A Petworth Library Writers Workshop

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 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, November 6, 2019, 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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