Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time for school, preschool and day care groups.
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.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
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, and 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.
Starting November 23, Petworth Library will be introducing "Fun and Games Mondays," a new after school program for children ages 7 and up! Each week we will work as a team to learn or make a new game together. Game on!
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
May is National Bike Month. To celebrate, Petworth is holding a free bike repair day in our meeting room/patio area outside.Come on down to the library and learn how to fix your bike. Volunteers will be available to perform and teach basic bike repair and maintenance. We'll be here, rain or shine!
Join the Petworth Fiction Book Club to discuss our April selection:A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.On April 23 at 7 p.m., we will discuss our latest selection, which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2010.
Join us at the Petworth Library on Wednesday, April 25 at 4 p.m. for a special presentation by the National Geographic Museum in conjunction with the museum's exhibit Samurai: Warrior Transformed. Samurai warriors followed Bushido, the way of the samurai. This philosophy encouraged warriors to follow the "twin ways," martial arts as well as peaceful or cultural arts.
Teens!Join us in the teen section of the library to create something cool with duct tape.It could be a wallet, a clutch, a phone case or something else creative.We will provide the instructions and duct tape; you provide the fun.
"The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963" by Christopher Paul Curtis
Join DC Council Member Tommy Wells for his Travelling Book Club! The featured book will be The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. The Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor award-winner tells the story of the Watson Family and their trip from Flint, Michigan, to Birmingham, Alabama in the summer of 1963.
Julie is in year six at school in Liverpool, England. She's mostly interested in getting Shocky to like her, and getting invited to her friend Mimi's house. But everything changes when Chingis and Nergui, two nomad boys from Mongolia, come to her school. They appoint Julie as their "good guide," and it becomes her duty to show them how things work in their new land. As she teaches them playground rules, British slang and how to play soccer, they teach her about yurts, horses, Xanadu and Chingis Khan.
Join the Petworth Neighborhood Library on Wednesday, April 4 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for a presentation by Linda Easely Stroman, Director, Financial Education for CAAB- Capital Area Asset Builders. The workshop will include such topics as:Setting Financial GoalsBudgetingSavingDebt ManagementUnderstanding Credit
Discuss "The Gathering" by Anne Enright on March 26
Come to the Petworth Neighborhood library on Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. to chat about our March Book Club pick, The Gathering by Anne Enright. Our theme for the month of March was "Irish writers/ Ireland," and as the winner of the 2007 Man Booker Prize, this book fits the bill. Each year the Man Booker Prize is awarded to a full-length novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland and published in the United Kingdom.
Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma in March 1914. After three years at Tuskegee Institute, Ellison moved to New York City in the hopes of earning enough money to finish college. Instead, he got involved with other members of the Harlem Renaissance, who encouraged him to continue with his writing. In celebration of Ellison's work and March birthday, Petworth Library has put up a display, including:
Parents and children came to the library to celebrate the joy of reading.We all had so much fun enjoying stories, songs and rhymes.Some parents brought favorite books from home, and others picked out books at the library.The books that they chose at the library were: