February Adult Programs

Petworth Library

February Adult Programs

Yoga
Every Saturday at 11 a.m.
Beginner level yoga class for adults and teens, brought to you by Yoga Activist.  Free, no experience required; bring your own mat if you have one otherwise mats are available for use during class.
 
Cover of Vegetarian Cooking for EveryoneVegetarian Cooking Club
Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m.
Bring your favorite recipes to share with others and participants will be encouraged to make a dish of their own to bring to the meeting. Refreshments will be provided.
 
Digital Photo Club
Sunday, Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m.
Discuss technique and offer positive critique.  Amateur photographers of all skill and experience are welcome.
 
Bibliophiles’ Book ClubCover of Lowboy 
Monday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
The Bibliophiles is an offbeat book club for offbeat people in their 20s and 30s.  February’s book is Lowboy by John Wray and copies are available for checkout at Petworth Library.
 
Jobseekers’ Drop-in Clinic
Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
One-on-one help for jobseekers including help job searching, formatting resumes, and more. 
 
Image of keyboardDatabases for Students (and Students of Life)
Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m.
February’s workshop will cover DC Public Library’s databases for students and lifelong learners.  Basic computer and internet skills required.
 
Afternoon Asanas
Sunday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m.
In this program that’s especially tailored to adults 50+, you’ll tone and stretch while practicing yoga using chairs.  Please call 202-243-1187 or stop by to register.
 
Retro Movie Night
Monday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Watch a movie from a different decade each month. In February we’ll be viewing a classic from the 1950s starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman.
 
Cover of The Big SeaYou Can’t Make This Up
Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Read smart, well-written popular non-fiction titles with likeminded people.  This month is Langston Hughes’ autobiography The Big Sea and copies are available at the library.
 
ESL Cafe
Thursday, Feb. 13 and Thurs. Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
Come to our casual conversation group to practice speaking English.  No registration is required but a basic knowledge of English is preferred.
 
Chess!
Sunday, Jan. 19  at 1:30 p.m.
All ages are welcome to test your brain and have fun while playing this classic game of strategy.
 
Train Your Brain GamesNeuroplasticity image
Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m.
Enjoy puzzles, games, and other fun activities that help promote healthy brain functioning, memory improvement, creativity, flexibility in thinking and more. 
 
TED Talks
Sunday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m.
TED Talks are short presentations by today’s most inspiring thinkers and doers. Join us to watch 2-3 TED Talks and stay for the discussion afterward.
 
eReaders and eBooksDigital DCPL
Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
This workshop will teach you how easy it is to download DCPL’s digital materials to your tablet, e-reader, smartphone and more.  Please bring your fully charged device, cords and library card.
 
Environmental Book Club
Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Read, learn and discuss the controversial issue of the impact of human activity on our planet.

Whodunnit ClubCover of The AlienistThursday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Petworth’s new mystery book club will be discussing The Alienist by Caleb Carr.  Copies are available for checkout at the library. 

Please see our calendar or give us a call at 202-243-1188 for more information on these February programs and more!