Petworth
Neighborhood Library

Petworth Library is open on Veterans Day (observed), Nov. 10 along with seven other libraries (Mt. Pleasant, Georgetown, Tenley-Friendship, Woodridge, Shaw, Benning, Anacostia). All other branches are closed. More information at http://www.dclibrary.org/holidaysopen.
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Programs for the "Mature and Motivated"

Films, fitness & learning for the fabulous at 50+!

Reminder to all mature and motivated persons who are fabulous at 50+ years old: Save these dates and join us at Petworth Neighborhood Library each month for free films, fitness and learning! "Petworth Pacers": Outdoor walking fitness meets every 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 4:00pm (December 2nd & 16th). Please bring your own water bottle, wear comfortable, weather-appropriate attire & gym shoes--Indoor workouts planned for cold/inclement weather!

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November's Tough Topic--Adoption

A specially curated selection of materials to facilitate family discussion

November is National Adoption Month! Below I've listed several age-appropriate books that tackle the sometimes tough topic of adoption in interesting ways. Try setting aside 25 minutes with your children to read and have ongoing discussions of these and other topical books. As always, feel free to click the book titles of choice in order to place a hold on each one. You will receive an email when your requested books are available at the library for pick up!

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International Games Day @ Petworth Library

(It's time to bring your "A" game!)

More than one thousand libraries around the world will celebrate the 8th annual International Games Day @ Your Library, an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning.  On Saturday, November 21, 2015, beginning at 10 a.m., children are invited to Petworth Library to play a variety of games from around the world at the library. Active group games, multi-player table top games and online games will be available for adult-supervised children ages 3 - 9.

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October's Tough Topic: Anti-Bullying

A specially curated selection of materials to facilitate family discussions.

First introduced two years ago by Ms. Tammeric, "Tough Topics" is a monthly series of carefully curated materials covering a specific difficult theme in order to prompt and facilitate important family discussions. All children deserve to be happy, healthy, secure and care-free as they live and learn. However, as life would have it, issues and challenges inevitably come our way and despite our best protective efforts children are not immune to experiencing them as well.

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BYO Pumpkin Primping

A day to decorate your personalized pumpkin at Petworth!

Following our Family Story Time on Saturday, October 24 and beginning at 11:15 am, every child may bring a small-to-medium sized pumpkin to the library for a fun time of decorating. No carving tools will be used, just art supplies, knick-knacks and inspiring visual aids to help creativity run wild as children personalize their pumpkins! This program is appropriate for ages four and up.

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Happy National Comic Book Day!

Creating Comic Strips with Fankids from Around the Globe

Petworth fankids had a great time discussing  comic books, comic strips, and graphic novels on National Comic Book Day (celebrated September 25th annually)! A custom-designed template guided the children in the creation of their own colorful, four-panel superhero comic strips. Afterwards, these anxious authors were excited to receive free comic books courtesy of "nice guy" Nick at Big Planet Comics, along with Chipotle meal coupons, DCPL tattoos, and congratulatory stickers.

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Dragons and Unicorns and Monsters...Oh My!

(Stories and Activities for Fantasy Fankids)

Calling all fantasy fankids ages 5 - 9, join us on Monday, October 19 at 4 p.m. The stories, basic crafts and activity pages will feature mythical creatures--some beautiful, some bizarre... A curated selection of age-appropriate books will also be available for checkout.

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Create Your Own Comic

Especially for young fans of comic books and comic strips!

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. for a fun program in honor of National Comic Book Day (Sept. 25). We will be reading Easy Reader "comic books," picture books written in the style of comic books and creating our own comic strips! This is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for children ages 6 - 9.  

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Play Dough Play Day

Celebrate National Play Dough Day on September 16!

September 16 is National Play Dough Day! Join us on Monday, Sept. 14 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Children ages 2.5 - 4 years old will LOVE squishing, kneading and creating new things with dough. Ms. Tea will follow a simple non-toxic recipe that requires no cooking, and provide other resources and household items as dough modeling tools to prompt creative thinking/exploration. 

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