Petworth
Neighborhood Library

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DC Writes! A Petworth Writers Workshop

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 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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Kids' Club: Arts and Crafts

Kids ages 5 and up are invited to participate in an arts and crafts activity each Thursday afternoon. All supplies will be provided; you provide the creativity.
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Family Story Time

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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This is My Story: Memoir Writing at the Petworth Writers' Workshops

Monday, December 3, 2018, 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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Newspaper Club

Monday, December 3, 2018, 10:00 am

Do you like keeping up with the news? Do you enjoy reading print newspapers? Or maybe you just want someone to do the crossword with?  Come read the paper and discuss the news over a cup of coffee at the Petworth Newspaper Club. The club will meet in the Non-Fiction Reading Room on the second floor. Newspapers will be provided. Coffee will occasionally be provided as well. 
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Petworth Playgroup

Each Monday, we invite our youngest patrons and their caregivers to color, listen to music, play with Duplos, socialize and more! Supplies provided (but feel free to bring toys to share!). Playgroup meets in our 2nd floor Children's Room. Recommended for ages 4 and under. 
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Kids' Club: STEM Time

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to participate in a STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) activity each Monday afternoon. Come experiment, build, create, solve puzzles and more.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

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.
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2years 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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Teen Advisory Board

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 4:30 pm

Do you need community service hours for school? Are you looking for experience to add to your resume or college application?  Look no further! Join us at our weekly Teen Advisory Board meetings. The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) provides students with the opportunity to plan, promote and run library programs in exchange for community service hours. TAB meets every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Programming Room on the 2nd floor.

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