Petworth
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Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, December 11, 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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Baby Lap Time

Wednesday, December 11, 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, December 11, 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, December 11, 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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#selfie: A Memoir Workshop

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 9:45 am

#Selfie: A New Thursday Night Memoir Group at Petworth Library The Petworth Library is offering a new memoir workshop called #Selfie, a 12-week workshop. Selfies are often brief glimpses into the soul, in this 12-week memoir writing workshop we’ll explore what soul looks like etched out in prose. The workshop will facilitate a space to recreate moments of your life through crucial elements of personal writing-craft, authenticity, and voice– via writing assignments, example, practice, and feedback.
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Family Story Time

Saturday, December 14, 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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It’s a Small World After All: Art Wraps on Historic Georgia Avenue

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 1:00 pm

This is the final event in a series that explores D.C. history, public art and storytelling. Ready to work on your own project? Community historian Peter Stebbins and Matt McFarland of Georgia Avenue Thrive will provide a how-to-guide on organizing, installing, and preserving public art in D.C. Also, a visit from DC Public Library's Memory Lab.  This event is recommended for ages 18+. 
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This is My Story: Memoir Writing at the Petworth Writers' Workshops

Monday, December 16, 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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Construction Crew

Monday, December 16, 2019, 4:30 pm

On the third Thursday of each month, kids can use their engineering skills to build using with Legos, Duplos, magnetic tiles, building discs and more. Put yourself to the test with our monthly building challenge, or construct your own creative structure straight from your imagination. This is an activity suited to ages 4-12; all children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 10:00 am

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs, and to actively participate in the program.

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