Calendar

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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.

mustachesWe mustache you to read!

Kids, come to the library all week long to have your picture taken.

You will get to wear the mustache of your choice, and hold your favorite book.

The photos will be compiled and made into a poster.


7:30 p.m.

Read and talk about popular nonfiction titles!

Jan. 15: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Berlin by Erik Larson
Feb. 12: The Big Sea: An Autobiography by Langston Hughes
March 12: Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan 
April 9:  Bossypants by Tina Fey
May 14: Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
June 11: Radioactive: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss

Thursday, May 15, 2014

4:00 p.m.

mustachesWe mustache you to read!

Kids, come to the library all week long to have your picture taken.

You will get to wear the mustache of your choice, and hold your favorite book.

The photos will be compiled and made into a poster.


Friday, May 16, 2014

4:00 p.m.

mustachesWe mustache you to read!

Kids, come to the library all week long to have your picture taken.

You will get to wear the mustache of your choice, and hold your favorite book.

The photos will be compiled and made into a poster.


Saturday, May 17, 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.

4:00 p.m.

mustachesWe mustache you to read!

Kids, come to the library all week long to have your picture taken.

You will get to wear the mustache of your choice, and hold your favorite book.

The photos will be compiled and made into a poster.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

1:30 p.m.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: technology, entertainment, design.  TED Conferences feature today’s most fascinating thinkers and doers giving the talks of their lives… in 18 minutes or less!  

Each month we will watch 2-3 of these short, inspiring TED Talks, and follow them with a stimulating conversation. TED Talks image 

May's selections will tie into our non-fiction book club pick, Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks.  We will be viewing the following: 

  • Oliver Sacks -What hallucination reveals about our mind
  • Temple Grandin - The world needs all kinds of minds 
4:00 p.m.

mustachesWe mustache you to read!

Kids, come to the library all week long to have your picture taken.

You will get to wear the mustache of your choice, and hold your favorite book.

The photos will be compiled and made into a poster.


Monday, May 19, 2014

6:00 p.m.

eReaders imageDo you have an iPad, Kindle, Nook, or even a smartphone?  Did you know that you can download library materials to your device? 
 
Come to our Digital DCPL workshop and learn how easy it is to download books, music, and more—from anywhere!  Bring your own fully charged device, cords, and library card.  We will have a couple of devices for hands-on practice.

This is a drop-in workshop, no registration is required.  Meet in the Conference Room on the lower level.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Join us for songs, stories, finger plays and rhymes.

This story time is for ages birth to 2 years. 

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

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.
 

6:30 p.m.

KCDC logoLove reading comics and think it would be fun to try making your own? It is! This class will cover simple techniques for creating comics stories that are clear and understandable to the reader, while best communicating your ideas. Then, we’ll talk about turning your comics into physical objects. Everyone will leave with a one-page comic of his or her own that’s ready to be printed.

Whether you’re just starting out or have advanced questions about self-publishing, Josh is happy to help. No drawing experience is necessary. If you have tools—pens, brushes, pencils—you like to use, please bring them. We’ll have supplies on hand, though.

Instructor Josh Kramer is a cartoonist and journalist. He studied journalism at American University’s School of Communications and earned his M.F.A. in cartooning at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vt. He freelances locally and self-publishes The Cartoon Picayune, an anthology of comics journalism.

This class has limited seating.  Please pre-register with Knowledge Commons DC.

This class is presented in partnership with Knowledge Commons DC.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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.

3:00 p.m.

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.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Perfect Phrases for ESL coverIf 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.

7:00 p.m.

DC Bike Man Flag Image

As more cities work to support active transportation modes such as bicycling, they pose questions about the role of infrastructure in community change. Should planners work with existing communities when developing projects for future use? Can "complete streets" remain affordable in a property system that rewards trendiness and perceived safety? What does community-based bike promotion look like?


Join a panel of bicycling and urban development experts as they discuss how bicycling has been a part of community change in the District. 

Explore other National Bike Month events!

Adults

Saturday, May 24, 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, May 25, 2014

3:00 p.m.

chair stretchRelax, relate and release as you tone and stretch while practicing yoga using chairs and gentle stretching on a mat.

This program is especially tailored to adults aged 50+ and persons with limited mobility who have doctor consent. All participants are required to sign a liability waiver on their first day of attendance.

Mark your calendars... we will meet thereafter every second and fourth Sunday! Please call 202-243-1187 or stop by to register.

Petworth Neighborhood Library is accessible to wheelchairs and Metro (3 blocks north of Petworth station via Green Line).

Tuesday, May 27, 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.

10:00 a.m.

Join us for songs, stories, finger plays and rhymes.

This story time is for ages birth to 2 years. 

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

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.
 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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.

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).

Thursday, May 29, 2014

6:30 p.m.

KCDC LogoThe World Cup captures the attention of millions worldwide, and it’s the only soccer event many Americans follow. That doesn’t mean they have a clue what’s going on. Who are these teams? Why is Iran playing Nigeria and the U.S. playing Portugal? Who are the players? How did they get here? Why is this such a big deal?

All are welcome, but the class is primarily directed at those with a novice or intermediate level of soccer knowledge. With a little insight and context, you might join the rest of the world as a soccer fan for life. You may even start calling it football.

Instructor Seth Vertelney is an editor for Goal.com USA, one of the country’s largest soccer websites. He is also the host of the “Open Wide For Some Soccer” podcast. He has written for Howler Magazine and SB Nation Longform, and covers D.C. United and the U.S. National Team for The Washington Post Express.

This class has limited seating.  Please pre-register with Knowledge Commons DC.

This class is presented in partnership with Knowledge Commons DC.

Saturday, May 31, 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.

Monday, June 2, 2014

4:00 p.m.

parachuteJoin us to celebrate another great summer reading program! 

We're excited about this year's science theme, Fizz, Boom, Read!

We will play parachute games on the front lawn and enjoy snacks.

All children can sign up for summer reading and choose a book to keep.

This program is for children from birth to age 12.

Don't miss out on the fun!

Explore more children's Summer Reading events in the calendar.

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