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Some Funny Advice

Life tips from unexpected places

I'm not much for self help books, so finding good advice in a book is rare for me. Each of these titles have unexpectedly provided pieces of wisdom that have stuck with me months and years later. 

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Hero Stories on Film: 'The Incredibles'

Our Summer Reading movie choice

Join us on Friday, Aug. 21 from 3 p.m. to 5pm as we watch The Incredibles. It is the perfect incorporation of our Summer Reading theme, "Every Hero Has a Story!" 

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How To Be A Hero: The Sequel!

(Summer Reading Program Series)

"How to Be a Hero: The Sequel" is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for our Summer Readers, ages 6 - 9.   Let’s explore the continuing adventures of those superhero “alter egos” and bring the adventures to an exciting end! This program can count towards 1 hour (= 4 colored masks) of Summer Reading credit!

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How To Be A Hero!

(Summer Reading Program Series)

"How To Be A Hero" is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for our Summer Readers, ages 6 - 9.   Let’s create cool origin stories with illustrations to explain our superhero names, powers and personalities (also known as “alter egos”)! This program can count towards 1 hour (= 4 colored masks) of Summer Reading credit!  

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The Google Maker Camp is Almost Here!

Who doesn't like science?

Recently, some of the Petworth Library staff attended training at our main branch, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, in order to prepare for the Google Maker Camp. By now, hopefully you have heard about the library's participation in this wonderful program.

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June is Great Outdoors Month!

Fresh air fun and learning for all ages!

Who says libraries and learning have to be confined within four walls? Join us during the month of June as we host a number of programs outdoors (weather permitting) to appreciate fresh air, blue skies, warm weather and fun in the sun!

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Tea Time Under the Trees!

Pre-K Friends celebrate Great Outdoors Month with stories, music and art

June is Great Outdoors Month! Celebrate with us during "Tea Time Under the Trees"! On Monday, June 8 at 11 a.m., Pre-Kindergarteners ages 3 - 5 will listen to stories like Friends Help Each Other (featuring Daniel Tiger!), dance and make art on the front lawn during a late morning of summer breezes and shady trees.

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Rise of An 'Empire'

The Black Gay Man on Screen

The characterization of the African American male homosexual on screen has come a long way since the early days of film. How has the gay black man been portrayed on film? What impact have these early roles had on future depictions of race and sexuality?   Join Kevin Beard in conversation Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. for an in-depth analysis, from the early days of film to Empire.

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Petworth Community Market Opening Day

Hear about the market redesign at the library

The Petworth Community Market's opening day is May 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.! The market is on the corner of Upshur and 9th streets NW.

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Petworth’s Mature and Motivated Presents...Train Your Brain Games!

(Monthly activities and group games for the Fabulous at 50+)

With many older Americans living with dementia, there is much talk about memory-loss prevention and "neuroplasticity."   Join us at Petworth Library each month for fun games, individual mental exercises, group competition, and discussion informed by books from our collection as well as other media resources. This program is especially for mature adults aged 50+ years to support active and varied learning, memory, flexibility and fluidity in thinking and communicating.

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