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Who runs the world? Teddy Bears! Well, not really, but at Petworth Library they will rule for a day! Many Americans celebrate teddy bears twice a year: Sept. 9 (National Teddy Bear Day) and Nov. 14 (National American Teddy Bear Day). Bring your favorite teddy bear to Petworth Neighborhood Library for a cozy and fun teddy-themed Family Story Time with parachute songs, poems and a group photo. Afterwards, be sure to check out some teddy-centric tales for you and your plush pal to enjoy at home!
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist.No experience is required. The class is free.You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.
Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us for the DC Poetry Project Traveling Open Mic Poetry Reading.
For anyone diagnosed with Diabetes, pre-diabetes or caring for a diabetic. Healthcare professionals will give educational information and answer questions on food choices, exercise and medicine. We meet the third Saturday of every month. For email or phone updates, leave your information at the Adult Information Desk. Light refreshments. Every third Saturday at 12pm. This program is free and open to all.
Can't get enough of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: The Gathering?Prepare to exhibit your trading card prowess at this day-long event in the Great Hall. Enjoy swapability at the expense of your opponents and win weekly bragging rights.
If you love Pokémon, you won't want to miss this! Battle Subway is an official league of the Pokémon Company International.
It’s the holiday season! Come party with us in the large conference room. We’ll be playing games, making crafts, enjoying treats, listening to holiday tunes, and reading Jan Brett’s winter classic The Mitten. There’ll even be a photo booth! Open to all ages.
Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system. This class will be led by Library Associate and certified Zumba instructor Christine. No experience is necessary, but all participants must sign a waiver. Come comfortably dressed for moving.
Gear up for Hanukkah at the library. Create your own Dreidel ornament and get some ideas for other fun Hanukkah-themed crafts you can do at home. Children ages 2 and older will enjoy this simple holiday craft. For questions about the program, please contact Elaine Pelton at 202-541-6100.
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.