Life in today’s world is stressful. Doctors and medical practitioners are promoting the benefits of meditation to relieve stress and anxiety. Once we connect to a place of happiness and peace within us, we experience a reduction in our anxiety. Meditation helps us replace anxiety with joy and peace.
Join David Newcomb, long time meditator this informative lecture. There will even be a short meditation sitting. We will meet in the lower level meeting room. The lecture will last an hour with time for questions after.
Are you thinking of starting your own business? Don't know how to begin?
Come to this free two-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center. This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why.
Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.
Join us for Petworth’s annual Library-Con! This event is a multi-generational program that will provide information and expose the world of anime/manga, comics, Star Wars, and more to the DC community. We will have special offerings such as a door prizes for children and a free raffle for teens and adults. Cosplay/costumes are welcome!Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 1 - 5 p.m.
For All Ages
Come out and connect with the community through culturally based activities such as:
Puzzles can enjoyed in many forms; from children's books like the Can You See What I See series to common crossword puzzles just about everyone has encountered this activity from time to time. Suduko, a type of number puzzle is just a recent example of how trendy and relevant puzzles continue to be.
Tax woes making you and your family sad?Well, jump into your jammies and let some jazzy beats make you glad! Join us on April 27 at 7:00 p.m. for some swinging stories, recorded jazzy jams, dandy dances as well as vintage video clips with jazz themes!This program is appropriate for ages 3 to 8. Wearing comfortable pajamas to storytime is optional, but encouraged.The library has a great assortment of jazz themed books for children of all ages. Here are just a few you can bop along to:
On Easter Monday, children gathered in the children's room of Petworth Library for an Easter egg hunt in the stacks. Children from ages 5-12 participated, and after finding all 70 eggs, were tasked with finding the golden egg for a special prize. After much fanfare, Sarem was our proud winner, and she received a book of her choice and a DCPL water bottle as her prizes! Here she is pictured with children's librarian Miss Tracy.
In 1987 President Reagan proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month” to provide the encouragement, independence and opportunities Americans with developmental disabilities need to reach their potential. As interpreted by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, “Developmental disabilities are severe chronic disabilities that can be cognitive and/or physical, appear before the age of 22 and are likely to be lifelong. Some developmental disabilities are largely physical issues, such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy.
These gritty grrrls defy the damsel in distress trope!
Young people's literature is filled with characters of emotional depth and range, internal conflict, conviction, and courage that impressionable young girls can relate to and/or draw inspiration from. As this is the season for doling out awards to film, TV, and books, I am sharing my favorite historical fiction books teeming with gritty grrrls and intrepid womenfolk who defy the "damsel in distress" trope despite their complicated circumstances.
"You see I'm searching for a real love and I don't know where to go. Been around the world and high and low and still I'll never know. How it feels to have a real love 'cause it seems it's not around. Gotta end it in this way because it seems he can't be found."
- Mary J. Blige
The African diaspora is comprised of global communities whose ancestry descends from the abduction/exile/immigration/relocation of people from the African continent. Whether the stories take root in the Americas, the Caribbean or Europe, the characters in these books have African parental origins, yet their riveting, colorful life experiences run the gamut. In celebration of the African diaspora during Black History Month and beyond, check out this assortment of intriguing tales, some almost lyrically told, with characters you will cheer, chasten and/or comfort.
Three cheers for our successful launch of the new Mature and Motivated Program, "Awesome Adult Coloring Cafe!" In January, a total of 15 adults joined us for our two sessions. While coloring to their collective heart's content, our participants sipped herbal tea and reveled in the room's atmosphere permeated with the sounds of meditative music and the scent of aromatherapeutic oils. A reporter from Reuter's news agency was on hand to film and interview participants on the nascent popularity and therapeutic benefits of this leisure activity aimed at adults.