Neighborhood Library

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Tech Club

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 4:30 pm

Every month we’ll work with a different technology. You’ll learn a bit  and have lots of free time to experiment, build and design.   Technologies will include circuits, robotics, video game design and more.   This program is recommended for ages 8-13. Between the ages of 5-8? Check out our STEM time on Mondays at 4:30 p.m.
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Family Story Time

Saturday, April 28, 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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Petworth Playgroup

Monday, April 30, 2018, 10:30 am

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. 

Computer Basics Class

Monday, April 30, 2018, 10:30 am

Come learn about computers from the certified trainers at the Petworth Neighborhood Library. Pop in to learn from scratch, master new tricks or even just sit in for a refresher. 
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Kid's Club: STEM Special Edition: El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros

Monday, April 30, 2018, 4:30 pm

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to this special edition of of our Kid's STEM Club, where we'll be celebrating El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros, or "Children's Day/Book Day," inspired by a popular celebration across Latin America (and many other countries). At our Día event, we'll celebrate children with a focus on language and cultural diversity in books and literacy. Join us for:
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DC Writes! A Petworth Writers Workshop

Wednesday, May 2, 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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Death Cafe

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:30 pm

At a Death Cafe, we drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death to help ourselves make the most of our (finite) lives. What's on your mind about death and dying? We will cover whatever topics or questions you bring to the group. This is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.  
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This is My Story: Memoir Writing at the Petworth Writers' Workshops

Monday, May 7, 2018, 9:30 am

Come join us at Petworth Library for our new writing program, This is My Story. Have you ever wanted 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. Contact Christopher Stevenson by email or phone (202-243-1187) for more information. 
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Kids' Club: STEM Time

Monday, May 7, 2018, 4:30 pm

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to participate in a STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) activity each Monday afternoon. Come experiment, build, create, solve puzzles and more.
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Learn to Use a Sewing Machine

This beginner's level class will teach you how to use a sewing machine over your lunch break. Learn how to thread the machine, fill a bobbin and sew a straight line.  Sewing machines provided. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up.