Pitter-patter on soft feet/ they always like to come up and creep/ with all these ghosts who the heck could possibly sleep?
Ghost stories are a must this time of year as the days shorten and turn nippy. Come and listen to some spooky tales and leave with a ghostly friend who is just dying to come home with you. All craft supplies will be provided. For ages 7 and up.
Come to the library the third Friday of every month as we watch a classic film that received critical and popular acclaim throughout the decades!
Bring a friend and join us in the Lower Level Meeting Room. You are welcome to bring a snack to enjoy during the film.
Please call 202-243-1188 for more detailed movie information.
Calling all fantasy fankids ages 5 to 9: our stories, basic crafts and activity pages will feature mythical creatures--some beautiful, some bizarre...
A curated selection of age-appropriate books will also be available for checkout.
Get support from staff and the learn basic activities for an online job search:
Create an email account
Start a resume or cover letter
Work on an online application
Learn about the job seeking process
Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room on the lower level. Staff will be available for one hour, until 2:30 p.m.
Recently, some of the Petworth Library staff attended training at our main branch, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, in order to prepare for the Google Maker Camp. By now, hopefully you have heard about the library's participation in this wonderful program.
Who says libraries and learning have to be confined within four walls? Join us during the month of June as we host a number of programs outdoors (weather permitting) to appreciate fresh air, blue skies, warm weather and fun in the sun!
Pre-K Friends celebrate Great Outdoors Month with stories, music and art
June is Great Outdoors Month! Celebrate with us during "Tea Time Under the Trees"!
On Monday, June 8 at 11 a.m., Pre-Kindergarteners ages 3 - 5 will listen to stories like Friends Help Each Other (featuring Daniel Tiger!), dance and make art on the front lawn during a late morning of summer breezes and shady trees.
The characterization of the African American male homosexual on screen has come a long way since the early days of film. How has the gay black man been portrayed on film?
What impact have these early roles had on future depictions of race and sexuality?
Join Kevin Beard in conversation Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. for an in-depth analysis, from the early days of film to Empire.
(Monthly activities and group games for the Fabulous at 50+)
With many older Americans living with dementia, there is much talk about memory-loss prevention and "neuroplasticity."
Join us at Petworth Library each month for fun games, individual mental exercises, group competition, and discussion informed by books from our collection as well as other media resources. This program is especially for mature adults aged 50+ years to support active and varied learning, memory, flexibility and fluidity in thinking and communicating.
Small collections of books united by theme to inspire family fun!
Looking for ways to keep your child's creative mind engaged over Spring break? Stop by to pick up a thematic book bundle for you and your youngster to enjoy! With a variety of themes to delight and inspire, these book bundles showcase 5-7 fiction and non-fiction printed books, audiobooks -- plus a music CD or DVD -- and range in age-appropriateness from Pre-K to Second Grade.
Examples of themes that can inspire extension activities:
There are just two more opportunities for you to participate in this awesome program. The "Animation Unplugged" workshop is a dynamic program created by MEDIA SAVVY's founder Denaise Seals.
This course is an introduction to the basics of animation and is designed to stimulate recognition, discussion and comprehension of animated cinematic releases and video game technology. "Animation Unplugged" invites animators of all ages and artistic levels to create flip books, thaumotropes and other optical toys.
It's a LEGO extravaganza at the library!
Why, you ask? Because we say so!
LEGO activities are a wonderful way to encourage children to particpate in science-related activities by building, designing and testing solutions. Thus, while our love for LEGOS may simply have to do with the fun that can be had from this engaging activity, it appears that LEGOS offer more than just stimulating entertainment.
During the month of April, come to the children's room at Petworth library to engage in a variety of programs. These include: