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July is National Ice Cream Month

Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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There's nothing better than ice cream on a hot summer day.
Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month, and that July 20 is National Ice Cream Day?
Would you ever try bacon ice cream, salted licorice ice cream or seaweed ice cream?

The International Ice Cream Association has determined the top five ice cream flavors in the United States:
1.Vanilla
2.Chocolate
3.Cookies and Cream
4.Strawberry
5.Mint Chocolate Chip

If you'd like to know how ice cream is made, try these books:

Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Shadows Do you have a child interested in science? Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Then join us for afternoon of fun as we learn about shadows! You can read some books about shadows but why not stick around for an experiment or two? We'll start by learning how to make our own shadow puppet; a shadow puppet is derived from older forms of story telling. In shadow puppetry, a puppeteer uses a puppet to project images onto a flat screen and create a stylized play. You can discover how entertaining this art form is as you learn how to manipulate a figure that you have created.
 

A Spooky New Must-Read!

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

nightgardenerMany children come to the library looking for scary books. The Night Gardener is a page-turner that will give you the creeps!

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014
book cover of The Have a Good Day Cafe by Frances Park and Ginger Park

Enjoy an "awe-Summer" time at Petworth Library with our daily menu of Summer Youth Cafe activities:

Mondays 

Make It and Take It!
Food is fuel for your imagination! Use only the materials that we supply for your clever creations. Receive library giveaway books for participating. Visual art, crafts and cookbooks will be on display for check out.

Tuesdays
Turn It Up Tuesday!

Reptiles Alive! at Petworth Library

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Interested in the U.S. Citizenship Process? Learn More About It!

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014

Saturday, July 19
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Petworth Neighborhood Library
statue and flagRepresentatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be at Petworth Neighborhood Library to discuss the naturalization process for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants.
Topics covered will include:

Come check out our purrtastic display!

Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Petworth Library Children's Room has a great collection of books about cuddly kittens and not so cuddly lions and tigers that are sure to please. In honor of Adopt a Cat Month, we have created a display for you so you can easily locate some old favorites and find some new ones.

Check out some of these titles and more:

Three-Afternoon Workshop Teaches Literary Criticism Through Hip-Hop

Published on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Think that Lil Wayne, Iggy Azalea and H.G. Wells don’t have anything in common?  Think again.

All three writers use tools called literary devices.  When a reader understands those devices, they can recognize and recreate them. Next week, teens at the Petworth Library will learn them at a three-afternoon workshop called Words Liive.  The teen who does the best over the three-afternoon workshop will win a Samsung tablet computer.
 
Words Liive uses hip-hop music to help teens understand the typical structures used by fiction writers. Students will annotate [add critical or explanatory notes] to song lyrics and then apply those structures to classic literature. In addition, students will write and record their own compositions. 
 

Have you read them all?

Published on Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Petworth Library Children's Room has recently received a plethorea of titles from Penguin's Who Was? and What Was? historical series. This exciting series features biographies ranging from Johnny Appleseed to Steve Jobs and covers historical events ranging from Pompeii to Pearl Harbor. These detailed accounts include biographical data, timelines, illustrations and photos of archival material. Aside from being fun and easy to read, they contain a wealth of information and would be a great resource for a school project. I can't get enough of this series, and once you start reading, I know you'll also be hooked. 

Check out these titles and more that can be found in the Petworth Library Children's Room: 

Published on Thursday, June 12, 2014

teddybearpicnicChildren enjoyed a teddy bear picnic on the front lawn of the Petworth Library. We spread our blankets in the shade of the big magnolia tree, and snuggled in with our teddy bears and other stuffed animal friends.
We read some poems about teddy bears and decided that they are good friends that stay with us all night, to protect us if we get scared.
Everyone enjoyed the poem "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around," and singing "The Teddy Bear's Picnic."
If you'd like to have your own teddy bear picnic, look for these books and cd's:

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