El Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) is a celebration of cultural diversity and literacy, and is nationally recognized by the American Library Association.Día week is celebrated from April 28 to May 5.At the Petworth Library we celebrated with bilingual and multicultural stories, songs and rhymes, and made Mexican tissue paper flowers.
Are you fabulous at 50+? Are you looking for a way to get out, meet new people, get some exercise and fresh air, and explore the Petworth neighborhood? The Petworth Pacers, our walking fitness program for seniors, began last summer and fall to foster fitness and friendship. We’re getting the Pacers group up and running, err, walking again on May 4, just in time for Older Americans Month.
May is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month.
Tweens, come see what Petworth Library has planned just for you!
We are happy to feature programming for children of all ages, including tweens.Who are tweens, might you ask?Well, they have outgrown story time for little ones but are not quite old enough to be in the teen space. So, if you happen to be an older elementary student/early middle schooler who is somewhere between the ages of say 9-12, tween programming is for you! Here's what we have lined up for tweens in April:
Jobseekers’ Drop-in ClinicEvery Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. One-on-one help for jobseekers including help job searching, formatting resumes, and more. AARP Tax AssistanceEvery Monday, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., and every Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.