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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Please join us for rhymes, songs, finger plays and baby bounces.

This program is for children age 0-2 and their caregivers.

Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a program for your group.

1:30 p.m.

Jobseekers ImageDrop in for one-on-one support with basic online job search activities:

  • Create an email account
  • Start, revise, save, and upload a resume
  • Save a profile on job searching websites
  • Work on an online application

Computers will be reserved for job-searching activities on a first-come, first served basis.  You will be asked a few questions to help us meet your needs.  Time limits will apply.
 

4:30 p.m.
Jim Henson statue It's Snuffleupagus' birthday! What a great opportunity to learn more about the wonderful creatures created by Jim Henson and the Jim Henson workshop. We will have a short informal discussion concerning puppetry and then watch a movie. Light refreshments will be served. For ages 6 and up.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

(All day)

brain gamesWith many older Americans living with dementia, people are talking about prevention and "neuroplasticity." 

Join us at Petworth Library for fun a workout for your brain as we enjoy puzzles, games and other activities that help prolong healthy functioning, learning, memory, creativity and flexibility in thinking.



10:30 a.m.

Please join us for stories, songs, movement, and rhymes.

This program is for children age 3-5 and their caregivers.

Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time.

4:00 p.m.

board gamesTweens, looking for a way to spend your summer afternoons? Join us for some board game action at Petworth Library! Challenge your friends and make new ones while playing some classic favorites such as Clue, Candy Land, Life, Monopoly and many more. 

Program will occur in the Children's Program Room.
Ages 9-12.

cowmoonBring your stuffed animal buddy, wear your pj's, and enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, music and movement.
This program is for children from birth to age 6.

7:00 p.m.

sleepoverJoin us for the third annual Petworth Library Stuffed Animal Sleepover!
Wear your pj's and bring a stuffed animal that will spend the night at the library for exciting adventures.
All children will make a keepsake photo album that will feature pictures of their plush pals.
This program is for ages 0-6.


7:30 p.m.

Read and talk about popular nonfiction titles!

May 14: Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
June 11: Radioactive: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss
July 9: At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
August 20: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
September 10: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
October 8: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
November 12: You are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier
December 10:  Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

Thursday, August 21, 2014

4:00 p.m.

book cover for Fanzines : the DIY revolution by Teal TriggsMake awesome things! Get your DIY on! Explore cool STEAM innovations! Win stuff!

At the End of the Summer Maker Party, visit a variety of maker stations, meet new friends, and have fun. Earn the STEM Badge, Get Crafty, Game On and Digital DIY Badges at this event.

Spark a Reaction this summer to win prizes!

Check our calendar for more events at your library.

Click here for complete info about the Library's Summer Reading Programs and sponsors.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

11:00 a.m.

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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

(All day)

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.

1:30 p.m.

Jobseekers ImageDrop in for one-on-one support with basic online job search activities:

  • Create an email account
  • Start, revise, save, and upload a resume
  • Save a profile on job searching websites
  • Work on an online application

Computers will be reserved for job-searching activities on a first-come, first served basis.  You will be asked a few questions to help us meet your needs.  Time limits will apply.
 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Anime explosion! : the what? why? & wow! of Japanese animation by Patrick Drazen book coverThe Petworth Anime Club gives teens a place to gather, watch and talk about Japanese animation. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles and include classics as well as new releases.

The Anime club will meet on the last Wednesday of every month.

Come check out the latest anime shows and anime/manga magazines or come and share your own fanfiction (writing) and fan art (drawing). 

4:00 p.m.

Naruto. Vol. 60, Kurama / story and art by Masashi Kishimoto book coverThe P.E.T. Clique Anime Club gives teens a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles and include classics as well as new releases.  Come check out the latest anime shows and anime/manga magazines or come and share your own fan fiction (writing) and fan art (drawing).  

Adolescentes, vengan y revisen los últimos espectáculos de las revistas de anime y anime/manga. Vengan a compartir su fan fiction (escritura) y fan art (dibujo).

4:00 p.m.

board gamesTweens, looking for a way to spend your summer afternoons? Join us for some board game action at Petworth Library! Challenge your friends and make new ones while playing some classic favorites such as Clue, Candy Land, Life, Monopoly and many more. 

Program will occur in the Children's Program Room.
Ages 9-12.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

4:00 p.m.

book cover for Oblivion by Anthony HorowitzOn a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man's confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. PG-13. 126min. 2013. 

Spark a Reaction this summer to win prizes!

Check our calendar for more events at your library.

Click here for complete info about the Library's Summer Reading Programs and sponsors.

7:00 p.m.

Perfect Phrases cover imageIf you are a non-native English speaker, join our conversation group to practice English in a casual setting. No tests, no quizzes, just fun conversation with other English learners!

Free and no registration is required.  Basic English speaking and reading levels preferred.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

11:00 a.m.

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.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

(All day)

ball of yarnStop stitching solitaire!
 
Petworth Purls is a fiber arts club for anyone who wants their knit and crochet with talk and tea. 
 
We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. 

All are welcome to bring their projects.
 

1:30 p.m.

Jobseekers ImageDrop in for one-on-one support with basic online job search activities:

  • Create an email account
  • Start, revise, save, and upload a resume
  • Save a profile on job searching websites
  • Work on an online application

Computers will be reserved for job-searching activities on a first-come, first served basis.  You will be asked a few questions to help us meet your needs.  Time limits will apply.
 

4:00 p.m.

DC Job Seekers LogoTeens, the Teens of Distinction application deadline is fast approaching.

The Teen Job Seekers Clinic will help with resume and application prep, and provide helpful tips for the interview process.

Click here
 for more information on Teen of Distinction opportunities at the library.   

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

4:00 p.m.

DC Job Seekers LogoTeens, the Teens of Distinction application deadline is fast approaching.

The Teen Job Seekers Clinic will help with resume and application prep, and provide helpful tips for the interview process.

Click here
 for more information on Teen of Distinction opportunities at the library.   

cowmoonBring your stuffed animal buddy, wear your pj's, and enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, music and movement.
This program is for children from birth to age 6.

cowmoonBring your stuffed animal buddy, wear your pj's, and enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, music and movement.
This program is for children from birth to age 6.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Puzzle PiecesTweens, come to Petworth on Thursdays in September and work together to complete a jigsaw puzzle. If you're able to successfully complete the puzzle, you may receive a prize!

Don't miss this fun and challenging activity and opportunity to make new friends. The activity will be held in the Children's Program Room. Ages 9-12. 


4:00 p.m.

DC Job Seekers LogoTeens, the Teens of Distinction application deadline is fast approaching.

The Teen Job Seekers Clinic will help with resume and application prep, and provide helpful tips for the interview process.

Click here
 for more information on Teen of Distinction opportunities at the library.   

Saturday, September 6, 2014

11:00 a.m.

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.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

1:30 p.m.

WalkersPart of our Mature & Motivated program for our patrons who are 50+, Petworth Pacers is a walking fitness program to help you add a little more pep to your step! Look and feel great and make new friends as we explore the neighborhood, share best practices and use library resources to further our knowledge on health and well-being.

Wear comfortable, movement-oriented clothing and make sure to bring a water bottle.  

This program meets in the Second-Floor Program Room and then we'll be going out into the neighborhood for our walk.

Please call 202-243-1187 or stop by to register. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Book cover Karaoke culture : essays by Dubravka UgrešićAre you ready to audition for American Idol?

Are you talented enough for the X-Factor?

Well, here is your chance to find out.

Teens, come out and showcase your talent at this month’s Open Mic Night.