For some, August in Washington, D.C. can feel oppressively humid and lengthy with no major U.S. holidays to offer a break from it all. Well, cheer up, because there are plenty of unique August celebration days to observe if you seek quirky party planning ideas or random vacation day excuses.
DCPL tiene una colección de películas que está llena de una variedad que todo el mundo puede ver, seleccionar, ver y disfrutar. Esta colección pasa a incluir los clásicos del pasado y muchas de las últimas películas españolas que todo el mundo está hablando!DCPL has a movie collection that is full of a variety that everyone can view, select, view and enjoy. This collection happens to include the classics of the past and many of the latest Spanish films that everyone is talking about!
To celebrate Anti-Boredom Month this July, the Petworth Library created a display featuring all of the “hidden treasures” in our collection. These are the items that most people don't even know we have!
What books have influenced your life and why? The Library of Congress currently has an exhibit of the American books they think have been most influential in our lives. The exhibit, Books that Shaped America, is intended to get viewers thinking and talking about books, and offers an opportunity to suggest additional influential books. Petworth Library has a display of some of these books, including:
(Daily activities with a free, light lunch for ages 18 and under)
Mondays“Music and Murals”Let kid-friendly pop and world tunes inspire you as you make mural art and munch your lunch. Tuesdays“Wii Love Summer”Get active with Wii Sports (you can also bring your own Wii games to play with others) and recharge with lunch. Wednesdays“Crafty Kids Corner”
Have you ever imagined what fun can be had at the library after lights are out and the doors are locked? Well, expert photo documentarians Stokely the Black Bear, Kermit the Frog and friends (pictured left) are eager to share the joy of the library “afterhours” with your stuffed animal companions!
Use Books to Initiate, Illustrate and Inform your Discussions
All children deserve to be happy, healthy, secure and care-free as they live and learn.However, as life would have it, issues and challenges inevitably come our way and despite our best protective efforts, children are not immune to experiencing them as well. Sometimes it may seem difficult to broach these subjects with young children and inform them in positive, honest and realistic manner. But good fiction and non-fiction books, when read with your children, can help you and your child grapple with tough topics such as adoption, autism, bullying, death and divorce.Rest assured that the Petworth Children’s library staff is ready to assist you in choosing appropriate titles for the situation at hand. Below are some works that tackle some of life’s tough topics, listed with their authors and suggested grade reading levels.You are welcome to select the title links of your choice in order to place the books on hold at your neighborhood library branch.
Born in June, 1858, Charles Chesnutt was the first African-American to publish a novel. In addition to his writing, Chesnutt owned a successful court stenography business and passed the Ohio bar exam. He was awarded the Spingarn Medal by the NAACP in 1928 "for distinguished literary service to African-Americans." In addition to his literary career, Chesnutt served on the founding General Committee of the NAACP. Petworth Library has a display of books by and about Charles Chesnutt, including: