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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

4:00 p.m.

OrigamiTweens, join us for a weekly Origami craft on Wednesdays in June where you’ll learn the basics of this Japanese tradition and make your own creations to take home.
 

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.

Saturday, October 25, 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, October 28, 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.
 

Wednesday, October 29, 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.

OrigamiTweens, join us for a weekly Origami craft on Wednesdays in June where you’ll learn the basics of this Japanese tradition and make your own creations to take home.
 

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.

7:30 p.m.

Cover image Beautiful Things Heaven BearsJoin us at the Petworth Library as we discuss The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bearsthe 2014 DC Reads selection.

Set in D.C. of the 1970s, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears tells the story of Sepha Stephanos, an Ethiopian immigrant who fled his country's revolution 17 years prior. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American neighborhood, with only other African immigrants for friends, and all the while longing for his home continent.

As his environment begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter. But when a series of racial incidents disturbs the community, Sepha may lose everything all over again.

It is the debut novel by Dinaw Mengestu, an Ethiopian immigrant and resident of Washington D.C.  Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Petworth Library.   

Friday, October 31, 2014

4:00 p.m.

trickortreatTrick or treat!

Join us for our annual Halloween party.

We will enjoy spooky stories, dance the monster mash, and trick or treat in the library.

This program is for all ages.

Saturday, November 1, 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, November 4, 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.
 

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.

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, November 5, 2014

5:00 p.m.

Is This Thing On cover imageNeed one-on-one help with your computer, devices, or the internet? We’re here for you the first and third Wednesday of the month!
 
Help Desk is a drop-in clinic focused on mobile technology such as tablets, laptops and smartphones.  We’re experts at downloading books, magazines, and music onto your device and can answer the odd software or internet question, too. 
 
No registration required—first come, first served.  Time limits may apply.  If you have a device-specific question, please bring it and related power cords and USB cables.
 

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.

denmarkChildren will enjoy a Danish lesson, fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, a snack and a craft.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Perfect Phrases for ESLIf you are a non-native English speaker, join our conversation group to practice speaking and listening to English in a casual setting. Learn about American culture and share experiences and knowledge with other English language learners.  No tests, no homework, just fun discussion!

Meets the first and third Thursday of every month.  Free and no registration is required.  Basic English speaking and reading levels preferred. 

Saturday, November 8, 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.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

(All day)

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

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.

Saturday, November 15, 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, November 17, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Come to the library as each month we celebrate the work of one of America's most influential directors through the decades. Join some strangers on a train and come north by northwest to Petworth, whether you're a foreign correspondent or a saboteur you'd have to be psycho to miss it!  This month's film is a mystery from the 1950s.

Tuesday, November 18, 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.

10:00 a.m.

NLSP Logo¿Necesita ayuda para entender un contrato de arrendamiento o documento legal? ¿Tiene alguna pregunta acerca de cómo obtener manutención o custodia? Los abogados que hablan español de Program Neighborhood Legal Services estarán en la Biblioteca durante el bebé / niño Hora de Cuentos y español Hora de Cuentos para responder a sus preguntas sobre el derecho de familia y derecho de la vivienda en DC. Program Neighborhood Legal Services proporciona ayuda gratuita y legal de los residentes de bajos ingresos del Distrito de Columbia y tenemos especialistas bilingües para ayudarle.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with Neighborhood Legal Services Program.

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, November 19, 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.