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Hush: A Thai Lullaby

Books for Bedtime

Read Your Child to Sleep

A potty break, a glass of water, the blankie tucked just so, and the most important element of the bedtime ritual - a bedtime story (or two or three). When it's time to select the perfect book(s), try these kid-approved choices to lull, cajole, and persuade your child to finally let you sleep after you've read "just one more book!"

New Times for Story Times

Changes start in January

The start times for our Baby Lap Time, Toddler Story Time, and Preschool Story Time are changing in January. The new times are listed below. Note: There are no changes to Happy Tails (Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.) and Family Story Time (Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.). New Times Baby Lap Time: Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Toddler Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.; Fridays at 11:00 a.m.

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Chess for Kids

Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Weekly chess instruction on Thursdays at 5 p.m. This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our Chess group and learn to make a risky move, Check, Mate, and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.  

Photo of Beetle the dog

Meet Beetle!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Beetle is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when his schedule permits.   Here are ten fun facts about Beetle:   Beetle was born in approximately 2003 and he was adopted from the Humane Society.

Internat'l games

International Games Day was a Winner!

Petworth Library hosted a full day of international gaming on November 21st.

On Saturday, November 21st Petworth Library opened its doors to an enthusiastic group of gamers between the ages of 2 to 17 years old. Throughout the day, the children learned that the many popular games they play actually have international origins.

Awaken the Force

Use the Force: Test Your Star Wars Knowledge

Star Wars trivia and books to check out.

The new Star Wars Movie is coming out soon. Use the Force to test your basic Star Wars knowledge below and learn more about the Star Wars universe with these books from DCPL’s collection. We will be celebrating all things Star Wars on Dec. 13. Click here to learn more about the event for kids.   

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Pre-K Film Fun: Elmo's Happy Holidays

Learn about holidays all around the world, with Elmo!

Come spend some of your winter break time with us at Petworth Library! Elmo is gearing up to celebrate Christmas. But what present will he give Dorothy, his beloved goldfish? As he searches for an answer, he learns about holidays around the world. Pre-K friends (ages 2 1/2 to 5) can watch this cheery holiday "movie" at 2:30 p.m. with popcorn (please bring your own individual drinks) and coloring pages. Afterward, the children are welcome to remain with us for "Fun & Games Monday" until 4:30 p.m.

First Place Winner-Werewolf by Shannun Newton

Halloween Drawing Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the first Southeast Library Halloween Drawing Contest! Public voting was held October 31st and November 1st.  And the top winners from each category are... Adult Category: Starr Page- Pink and Purple High Heeled Monster Teen Category: Shannun Newton- Werewolf Kids Category:  Alexis Mayo- Skeleton & Paris Mayo- Scary Clown Runners-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.

Black Threads

Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience. Here are a few great reads that are sure to inspire:    Stitched from the Soul: Slave Quilts from the Antebellum South, Gladys-Marie Fry

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