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Published on Friday, April 26, 2013

toysbookclub1Petworth Kids' Book Club members met together on Friday, April 12 to discuss Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins. The book consists of six tales about the three toy friends, who have fun adventures that teach them about themselves each other and the world beyond the child's bedroom in which they live. Our book club friends listened to a few excerpts from the audiobook, shared which of the toys' tales was their favorite, and spoke of the qualities they appreciate most in their own best friends and the games and activities they enjoy with them.

Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013

dialogoEl Día de los Niños/el Día de los Libros is a nationally recognized program of the American Library Association that celebrates cultural diversity and promotes literacy.

We will be having some special programs next week:

Published on Sunday, April 21, 2013

Dream Eyes

A patron read Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz and couldn't put it down.

Her review: "Romance, fantasy, science fiction and a happy ending, plus a bit of danger!"

Keep talking about what you're reading.

Published on Saturday, April 20, 2013

Chinua Achebe (1930-2013), a native of Nigeria, was one of the first prominent postcolonial African authors.  His first novel, Things Fall Apart, came out in 1958, and is now read in schools around the world.  Achebe won the Man Booker Prize in 2007.  Petworth Library has a display of books by and about Achebe, including:

Oblivion Watch-A-Likes

Published on Friday, April 19, 2013

Movie poster for OblivionNeed a break from your schoolwork? Come by the library and check out one of our book displays in the teen section!

Currently on display in the teen section are YA humor books for National Humor Month, YA poetry books for National Poetry Month, new YA books, books that have been turned into movies, and watch-a-likes for the new Tom Cruise movie Oblivion

Oblivion hits theaters this Friday, April 19. Oblivion is a futuristic movie based off of the graphic novel of the same name by Joseph Kosinski. 

Grow It, Cook It, Eat It!

Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013

kidsgardeningVeggies taste so much better when you've grown them yourself! Get your hands in the dirt and plant some seeds or seedlings! Kids and adults alike can enjoy growing vegetables, fruits and flowers, whether you have an acre, a plot, or just a window box.

It's fun to watch your plants grow bigger, and so satisfying to be able to eat them and cook with them.

Check out these books and find out how it's done. Some books include recipes that you can try.

Two Jazz-Themed Pajama Story Time Sessions

Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013

potdrumjazzLet’s celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month!

Jump into your jammies, grab a rhythm instrument and join us for some recorded jazzy jams, swinging stories, dandy dances, plus a take-home craft.

We're offering two special Pajama Story Times at 7 p.m. in the children's programming room on the second floor, for children ages 3 to 7 years:

  • Wednesday, April 17
  • Wednesday, April 24

Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to register.

Programas de Adolescentes para Abril

Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Young Playwrights Theater logoYoung Playwrights’ Theater
Tuesday, April 2 to Thursday, April 4 at 3 p.m. in the Meeting Room.
Tuesday, April 9 to Thursday, April 11 at 4 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

Teens, you have the opportunity to be a part of a theater company here at the Petworth Library. The six-day workshop series will prepare you for the collaborative creation of a play that confronts issues in the playwrights’ cultural history and community.

Teatro de Jóvenes Dramaturgos'
Martes 2 de abril- jueves 4 de abril @ 3 p.m. en la Sala de Reuniones.
Martes 9 de abril - jueves 11 de abril @ 4 p.m. en la Sala de Reuniones.

Published on Monday, March 25, 2013

seedsOn Wednesday, March 20, the Petworth Library Children's Room welcomed spring.

We learned what seeds need to grow, we read some poems and books about seeds and plants, and then we planted seeds! Each child was able to plant one flower (daisy, sunflower, morning glory) and one vegetable (green bean, spinach, carrot).

After we planted seeds, children enjoyed dirt cake. Don't worry -- it's not really dirt! It's chocolate pudding, chocolate cookies and gummi worms.

Stay tuned here for the next fun children's program!