An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.
Petworth's Mature and Motivated invites you to come to the library the third Friday of every month as we watch a classic or retrospective film from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and even early 2000s that received critical and popular acclaim!
*Special Note: DC Public Library will be closed for Emancipation Day on April 15th. We will instead show our film on the fourth Friday, April 22nd, at 10:30 am. Bring a friend and join us in the Lower Level Meeting Room. You are welcome to bring a small snack to enjoy during the film.
Prom is fast approaching and the list of things that need to be done keeps growing and growing. From finding a date to picking out the perfect dress or tuxedo, prom can be a very stressful time. However, it does not have to be. So take a break from planning and check out one of the prom-themed books on display in the Teen Area. On display, you can find books such as:
A walking fitness program for "Petworth's Mature and Motivated"
Do you want to stay FIT and FABULOUS at 50+?"Petworth Pacers," our new, FREE walking fitness program takes off on Tuesday, April 30! All walkers should bring their own water bottle (and a small face towel for perspiration if you prefer) and dress in comfortable, movement-oriented clothing.
Petworth 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.
El 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:
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:
Veggies 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.