Let's recreate the fun of a slumber party . . . without the overnight stay.
Pair your silliest winter sweater with you comfiest pajamas and wear them to our Silly Sweater & Pajama Party!
We will enjoy a group ice breaker game, winter crafts and a family film, “Zootopia”!
(Please Note: Pajama Storytime will be cancelled for the evening)
Keep your child's early literacy skills sharp this winter break! Register online for DC Public Library's Winter Reading Program and bring your eager and reluctant readers in kindergarten,1st and 2nd grade to the library on Wednesday, December 28 at 11 a.m. for some yummy hot cocoa (with marshmallows!) as they read aloud from some of our most popular Easy Readers (at levels that are most appropriate for each children).
Back by popular demand for our oh-so-clever 8 -12 year old Petworth pals!
On Tuesday, December 27 at 2:30 p.m., we are recruiting all super sleuths for our winter scavenger hunt!
Your mission is to complete several physical challenges and solve our series of clues to win the final prize. You and your friends have 70 minutes to finish! This program information will self-destruct in 5 . . .4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . .
Over a thousand libraries around the world will celebrate the ninth annual International Games Day @ Your Library, an annual celebration of games, play, libraries, learning and community! Help us close out National Games and Puzzles week with International Games Day @ Petworth Library. Last year’s event drew an enthusiastic group of gamers between the ages of 2 to 17 years old.
At the start of a new school season, children’s emotions can run the gamut. Although many children feel excited and confident about beginning school with new clothes or new supplies, some may display a bit of anxiety when it’s time to say goodbye to a parent at drop off. Early in the school year, returning students may feel reticent and unsure about interacting with different teachers and classmates, or their assignments may seem intimidating.
“Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.”
– U. Thant
Children are the key to a safer and more tolerant future for our nation. Only through education and understating will our future leaders be able to lead a nation full of promise, diversity, and freedom.
I have to admit that I am not an avid sports fan. Luckily, there are many well-written books about sports that I still find interesting because of their intriguing characters or plot points. Since the summer reading theme for this year is “Go for the Gold” and the summer Olympics are only a couple of months away, here is a timely list of 10 picture books that are good picks for sports lovers and non-lovers alike.
Picture Books That Bring Asia and the Pacific Islands into Focus
Thanks to a congressional act in 1992 Asian/Pacific American Month is annually observed in the month of May. May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.