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This is My Story: Memoir Writing at the Petworth Writers' Workshops

Monday, July 2, 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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Pacific Rhythm

Monday, July 9, 2018, 3:00 pm

Enjoy traditional music and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, the Cook Islands and Samoa, presented with authentic costumes for each island. You’ll be up on your feet as this dance troupe teaches you some Polynesian dances. A family program for children of all ages.
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Be an Artist

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10:00 am

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to create art inspired by the illustrations of great children's books using interesting materials and techniques. We provide the literary inspiration and materials—all you need to bring is your creativity. No registration required, but please call 202.243.1188 or send an email ahead of time if you plan to bring a group of eight or more. All children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.      

Hunger Wall Poster Making Workshop

Saturday, July 14, 2018, 1:00 pm

Join an artists-in-residence event to create original posters in this hands-on workshop, incorporating imagery from the Poor People’s Campaign Collection in DC Public Library's Special Collections.
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123 Andrés

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 2:00 pm

Take a musical journey around the Americas with Latin Grammy-winning 123 Andrés and Christina. Their high-energy, bilingual Spanish program is full of movement, rhythm and fun. For children ages birth to 6.
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Movie Sing-Along

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 1:00 pm

Want to see a movie without shelling out for pricey tickets and popcorn?    Join us for our Summer Movie Sing-Along. We'll be showing a kid's movie that the whole family can groove to.  Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.    This event is geared towards children ages 3 and older. Children under the age of 9 should be accompanied by an adult. 
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Night Photography

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 7:00 pm

Learn how to take photos in low light and how to best capture night scenes using either a digital camera or camera phone.   This workshop will last 90 minutes and will be taught by photography teacher Amanda Archibald. We will meet in the lower level meeting room. 
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Explore Cooperative Board Games

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 3:00 pm

Cooperate or Die! Learn how to play popular board games that require you to work as a team. You will have to communicate and cooperate with each other in order to save the world, escape danger and find hidden treasure.  
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Small Business Development Workshop

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 2:00 pm

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.