We know you love them, so we brought them back: It's LEGO month at the library! You can build yourself an adventure while you make some new friends.
Each Thursday this month we will feature LEGOs for you to enjoy, but each week we will present a different program challenge. So prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!
For ages 6 and older.
But don't forget to look for other LEGO-related activites throughout April, including a special craft and a movie.
Capitalizing on the exuberance of young minds, this workshop looks to plant the seeds of innovation.
Through drawing and interactive demonstrations that will engage and inspire, children will realize what it is to be a creator, to be an innovator. Anything is possible when a young person feels they have the basic tools of invention right at hand.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.
Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required.
To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aideis available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older.Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.
Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today.
Service available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April is National Poetry Month!
Children can choose a poem from our collection or write one of their own.
They will put them in a special pocket that can be taken home, or put on display.
This program is for children age 5 and older.
"Eggs-quisite Colors of Easter" is a b.y.o.b.e. ("bring your own boiled eggs") event. :)
Dress for mess: wear your brightest, pastel-iest "play clothes" and bring a small basket of up to four plain boiled eggs for some Easter fun! We will enjoy an Easter-themed stories, dye and decorate our eggs and take pictures of the visual eggs-quisiteness of it all!
We will supply the non-toxic food color dye, stickers, crayons and markers for the egg decoration. This program is appropriate for children ages 3-7 years old.
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.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. This class will be your introduction to basic terminology of the computer, and to acquire basic navigational skills in the Windows environment.
Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: J. Johnson
Venue: Meeting Room
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.
NOTE: Due to staffing issues, there will be no tax assistance on Feb. 2.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aideis available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older.
Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.
Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today.
Service available from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Join us for an informative workshop: Know Your Library
What can the library offer you today is a question that you might have asked yourself recently. A better question, however, might be what doesn't the library offer you? Have you, for instance, ever wondered about the following topics:
Are children's books leveled in the library?
How do I pick books for my child based on their age, ability, etc. ?
Where can I go for hoework help if I need it?
Are there resources that the library provides besides books if I need research help?
Trivia Day is a fun day typically recognized on Jan. 4th. It is an opportunity to share those many little trinkets of knowledge through question and answer games. It doesn't matter how "important" or how "trivial" the information is.
Dazzle your friends and family with the astounding amount of (sometimes under-utilized) knowledge you have stored in your memory banks, or simply take an educated guess at the multiple choice answers!
"Maybe...he has a master plan to get all the points he can by charming ... [and] getting them to read a lot. Maybe it's not even his masterplan; maybe it's, like, the American Library Association's master plan, and they are stocking high schools across the country with hot young librarians as part of a massive literacy initiative."
-- Evil Librarian by Micheele Knudson, page 22-23
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.
"Meme" Me Fashion Thursday, Jan. 8 at 4 p.m.
"Are you reading? ... BARELY!!!" “Are you going to attend this week’s teens program or Nah?!?” “You have overdue fees, but that ain’t none of my business!” Do you like these memes? Do you think you can come up with more creative ones? Would you like to rock your own memes as a graphic on a shirt? Teens are invited to come out and create memes shirts to express their love of the library or their creativity.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Week with the Petworth Library Jan. 11-18.
Teens are encouraged to artistically express themselves and continue the nonviolent fight towards equality for all. Come decorate a “dream cloud” that will state your dream for the future for yourself, your community and/or this country.
Winter is coming. It's a great time to take on reading a long fantasy series like A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.
The series that inspired the popular HBO show, Game of Thrones, is known for its intricate web of characters and surprising plot twists. Five books have been written and two more are on the way. Learning the motives and histories of each house (or family) throughout the series is hugely rewarding.
Don we now our silly sweaters, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.
Wacky clothes for winter weather, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!
Join us for our "Wacky Winter Wear" party at 5 p.m.** in the Lower Level Meeting Room on Monday, Dec. 29.
Put together your most creative, colorful, kitschy winter ensemble and prepare for an evening of tacky, wacky winter-themed stories, a craft, group games, a fashion show and snacks! This event is most appropriate for children ages 4 - 10 and their chaperones.