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“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” – Audre Lorde

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Celebrating Banned Books Week Through Film

September 6 The Color PurpleFrancis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library, 6 p.m. September 16 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneFrancis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library, 6 p.m. September 21

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Picture Books About Sports for People Who Don’t Like Sports

Just in Time for Summer Reading!

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.

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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.

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Global Stories and Songs

A story time romp around the world!

Hello, Bonjour, Buenos Dias! Good Day, Guten Tag, Konichiwa! Join us for Global Stories and Songs on Friday, June 17 at 3:00 p.m. Let Ms. Tea and Ms.Tracy help build multi-cultural awareness and appreciation in your young child. Our books and music will fuel the imagination as we enjoy stories, songs and languages from all around the world. Click here to visit DC Public Library's website for free access to Mango's Little Pim, online language learning lessons for children! 

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Brain Games Chat & Chew

Blaze a Trail with us during Older Americans Month

So many of our older Americans currently live with dementia. While the causes related to advanced age and genetics are immutable, many people have committed to the prevention of the gradual decline in mental acuity with the adoption of healthier eating habits, adequate rest, physical and mental exercise. Mature and Motivated's Train Your Brain Games incorporates enjoyable puzzles, games and mental exercises to encourage social interaction, learning, memory, creativity and flexibility in thinking.

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Gearin' Up Cycles Bike Repair Clinic

A great "How-To" program for all ages!

Gearin' Up Bicycles is rolling over to our branch on May 26th at 1:30 p.m. for a FREE, two hour bike repair pop-up clinic! Get your bike ready for the summer by learning all about simple bike repairs, safety and general maintenance from this local non-profit.

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Electricity Has Been Restored

Electricity has been restored to the library. The Petworth Library will open at 11:45 on Saturday, May 7.

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Library-Con: Anime, Comics, Manga, and Beyond

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:

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It's Puzzling That Didn't Know This!

Celebrate National Puzzle Day January 29

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.

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