The DC Public Library celebrated King Week Jan. 12-19. During this time, there were many activities for children, teens and adults to learn about and honor Dr. King. At the Petworth Neighborhood Library, children were able to participate in the "Let's Promote Peace!" program, by signing a peace pledge and decorating our peace mural.
On Jan. 18, the Petworth Children's department hosted the first session of Tween Creations!We built roller coaster tracks for marbles using only colored paper and tape. Our participants cut out paper templates for the center tower, support shelves and narrow turns and then folded and taped the pieces together to make wonderful spiral roller coasters.Be sure to check our calendar for more upcoming events for tweens!
Started with a focus on technology, entertainment, and design (TED), TED Talks are short presentations that now cover a variety of topics – from history to science to storytelling and more – all given by today’s most inspiring and innovative thinkers and doers. Two great things about TED Talks:
On Jan. 14, Petworth Neighborhood Library hosted its first round of LEGO Wars for our tween customers (children between ages 8-13)! Each participant was given approximately 150 LEGO bricks and had 30 minutes to create a themed construction.
Petworth's "You Can't Make This Up" Nonfiction book club begins with Erik Larson's instant classic, 2011's In the Garden of Beasts. Each month, we will discuss popular and well-written nonfiction titles that rival fiction in their readability.
ESL Café Thursday, Jan. 2; Thurs., Jan. 16; and Thurs. Jan. 31 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. Petworth Digital Photo ClubSunday, Jan. 5 at 1:30 p.m.