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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

12:00 p.m.

SuperfestCome unveil your inner super hero and celebrate anime, manga, graphic novels and Spiderman's fifty-second anniversary with Rosedale.  

From 12 noon to 4 p.m., Rosedale will have fun, games, a photo booth, a special appearance by the DC Anime Club, and a special movie showing about anime and comics! 

12:15 p.m.

Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers.

Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are available in the Children's Room 10 minutes before Lap Time begins.

2:00 p.m.

scientist groupExplore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with hands-on activities. Each week will be a different adventure!

  • Wednesday, June 25 - Volcano Madness
  • Wednesday, July 2 - Bubble Mania
  • Wednesday, July 16 - Space Exploration with 826DC
  • Wednesday, July 23 - Make Your Own Ice Cream with 826DC
  • Wednesday, July 30 - Make-Believe Science with 826DC
  • Wednesday, August 6 - Build a Bridge
  • Wednesday, August 13 - Marshmallow Engineering
  • Wednesday, August 20 - Gross Out Science


826dc logo826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

These activities are recommended for kids ages 6-12.

3:30 p.m.

Join us for songs, books and more!

A program for children 12-24 months.

Registration required: To sign up, come in or call us at 202-282-0021.

4:00 p.m.

Chess instruction for kids of all ages.

4:00 p.m.

storytimehenPlease join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers.

For questions, please call the children’s reference desk at 202-727-1449.

4:00 p.m.

fine arts Children are invited to explore their creative side during this fun, monthly program. Come discover a passion for dance, painting, music and more as we learn it's never too early to appreciate the Arts!

Arts in the Library is held on the third Wednesday of every month

Children ages 5-12. 

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions.

4:00 p.m.

The Graphic Novel Book Club meets once a month to talk about graphic novels, enjoy themed snacks and complete crafts and activities related to the book of the month.

Recommended for ages 7-10. 

4:00 p.m.

Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics? HSTEAMow about adding some Art? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more! 

Ages 6-12

Please call 202-698-0183 if you have any questions.

4:00 p.m.

Explore with a different hands-on Science activity every Wednesday afternoon.  Ages 5+.  

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.

4:30 p.m.

Come in after school to play board games, cards or do puzzles. 

Recommended for ages 4-12. All children under 9 must be supervised by a parent or guardian over the age of 13. 

6:30 p.m.

Owl readingWe'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Come with your family and enjoy a a story before bedtime.  

Ages birth to 5 with family.  

7:00 p.m.

PJ BearA family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed.

For kids of all ages. 

7:00 p.m.

Ages 4 and up are invited to come explore scientific concepts and conduct fun experiments. For the final week of this program we will learn about catapults. Participants will create their own specimens and test them with a variety of safe materials.

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.

7:00 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children's of all ages.

A program for children and their families.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

(All day)

intermissionIt's intermission time! Pardon us as we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming for vacation and planning/preparatory time for our Fall schedule.

Our programming will resume on Friday, September 5 with a special story time to honor Grandparents' Day at 4 p.m.

4:30 a.m.

LEGOs!Join us for an hour of building and playing with LEGOs! Kids will be given a theme each session to guide their creations, which will be featured on our branch’s website. 

10:00 a.m.

Wonderful Ones at MLK Children's RoomAn interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.

Ages 12 - 24 months.

11:00 a.m.

Tales for Twos and Threes at MLK Children's RoomChildren will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 

Ages 2-3.

11:00 a.m.
Summer Fun
City Center Logo

Enjoy stories, songs, and fun in the sun at CityCenterDC. Located at 9th and H Street NW, CityCenter's Plaza can be accessed via H or I Street NW, in between 9th and 10th Street NW. Our preschool story time is geared towards children ages 3-5 and will help them develop early literacy skills and enjoy our beautiful summer at the same time!

Weather permitting.  Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 with any questions.

CityCenterDC Map


1:30 p.m.

A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants.

For children ages 0-12 months.

Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

2:00 p.m.

mouse and clock Slow your busy afternoon down with a stop at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a story break for kids.

A short story time: a couple books, a couple songs. A nice break!  

2:30 p.m.

A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants, for children ages 0-12 months. Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

4:00 p.m.

Storytime in French for children of all ages and skill levels.

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.

5:00 p.m.

Film slate imageTeens will create Vine or Instagram videos using weird props & DIY backdrops on their own mobile devices or a DCPL iPad. Earn the STEM and Get Crafty 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.

6:00 p.m.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction SitePut on your pajamas, grab your teddy bear and join us in the Children's Room for a story time before heading to bed! 

We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.  

Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

bookwormWe will sing songs, read books and perform finger plays! Pajama story time is best children ages 2-6 and their adults, but older and younger children are also welcome.

This program will last approximately 20-30 minutes and will take place in the Children's Story Circle.

Pajamas are welcome but not required!