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Genealogy 101

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:00 pm

Washington, DC has always been a city of history and intrigue. As a center of government, commerce, immigration and migration, Washington, DC carries its own history. So do many of the families that have lived here. Many kin have stayed and many folks have moved Southward, Westward and Northward, but they all have one thing common: each of them left a paper trail letting us know that they were here. This has made it easy for those of us trying to research our family trees.    
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Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 10:30 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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One on One Market Research Assistance for Small Businesses

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 11:00 am

From business magazines to meeting room spaces, libraries are great for small businesses.
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Baby Lap Time

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 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.
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Baby Lap Time

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 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.
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DC Writes! A Petworth Writers Workshop

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 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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Family Story Time

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 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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Tango

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2:30 pm

Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required.
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This is My Story: Memoir Writing at the Petworth Writers' Workshops

Monday, May 6, 2019, 9:30 am

Come join us at Petworth Library for our new writing program, This is My Story. Have you ever wanted to 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.
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Newspaper Club

Monday, May 6, 2019, 10:00 am

Do you like keeping up with the news? Do you enjoy reading print newspapers? Or maybe you just want someone to do the crossword with?  Come read the paper and discuss the news over a cup of coffee at the Petworth Newspaper Club. The club will meet in the Non-Fiction Reading Room on the second floor. Newspapers will be provided. Coffee will occasionally be provided as well. 

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