Petworth
Neighborhood Library

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 11:00 am

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2years 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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Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 11:00 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, August 22, 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, August 22, 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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Coloring Club

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 4:30 pm

Join us for Coloring Club. Every Wednesday we will have different themed coloring sheets to color in, as well as blank paper to draw. All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 5 and under.  
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DC Writes! A Petworth Writers Workshop

Wednesday, August 22, 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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Summer Challenge Finale Party

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 4:00 pm

Come get your August Summer Challenge prizes and celebrate the end of summer with music, dance, fun, and food! This program is for families and children of all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.  Please call 202 243-1188 or email petworthlibrary@dc.gov if you'd like to bring a group of 8 or more. 
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Kids' Club: Arts and Crafts

Thursday, August 23, 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, August 25, 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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Kids' Club: STEM Time

Monday, August 27, 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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