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LEGOs at the Library

It's a month-long extravaganza!

It's a LEGO extravaganza at the library! Why, you ask? Because we say so! LEGO activities are a wonderful way to encourage children to particpate in science-related activities by building, designing and testing solutions. Thus, while our love for LEGOS may simply have to do with the fun that can be had from this engaging activity, it appears that LEGOS offer more than just stimulating entertainment.  During the month of April, come to the children's room at Petworth library to engage in a variety of programs. These include:

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Poetry Month Kids' Scavenger Hunt

Discover great literature and win a prize!

April is National Poetry Month and we are celebrating all month long in the children's room with a poetry-themed scavenger hunt! Starting April 1, participants will use their inner sleuth to search through the library to find hidden clues. Each clue will have a title of a book as well as a call number. Find each book on the shelf and match it to its description on the questionnaire to win a prize.

101 Things You Didn't Know About Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Man of Mystery

Considering that William Shakespeare is one of the most influential authors in English literature, remarkably little is known about him.  It would be incredibly difficult to steal his identity!  For more informaton about Shakespeare and his cultural significance, see the following titles, some of which are on display at Palisades Library.

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Succeed...like a GIRL!

Women's History Month

As March comes to a close, so does the celebration of Women's History Month, but we at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library have had a wonderful time reading and learning about extraordinary girls and women! Among our favorite finds: Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name by Monique Davis and Hillary Beard

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Children's Book Illustrator Joe Cepeda at Petworth Library

Developing Creativity in Young Children

On April 2 at 4 p.m., Joe Cepeda, illustrator of beloved books Mice and Beans by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Big Bushy Mustache by Gary Soto and 

New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band by Sweet Emma and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Open Your Ears to Musical Treasures

Listen to music newly added to National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington added a number of new recordings to the National Recording Registry. Every year, the Librarian of Congress is charged with picking 25 recordings that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

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Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m.

Audience members will be treated to four short films from 2014 about the world all around. FINconceivable, Lucky Ducklings (Washington, D.C. premiere), The Marvelous Musical Report of the Marine National Monuments and Me...Jane are sure to delight. Ages 2-5.

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Kids LOVE Karaoke

You can be a shining star!

Celebrate National Karaoke Week on Monday, April 20 and Friday, April 24 at 4 p.m. with Kids Love Karaoke, two special programs to encourage confident public reading and singing as well as supportive listening in children ages 5-10. Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on American Idol and The Voice? Petworth Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered by the pros!

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Jazz in my Jammies

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at Petworth Library

Tax woes making you and your family sad? Well, jump into your jammies and let some jazzy beats make you glad! Join us April 7 at 6:30 p.m. for some swinging stories, recorded jazzy jams, dandy dances as well as vintage video clips with jazz themes. This program is appropriate for ages 3 to 7. Wearing comfortable pajamas to storytime is optional, but encouraged. Groups of 9 or more, please call 202-645-8337 to register in advance.

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