Get support from staff and the learn basic activities for an online job search:
Create an email account
Start a resume or cover letter
Work on an online application
Learn about the job seeking process
Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room on the lower level. Staff will be available for one hour, until 2:30 p.m.
Our Crafty Tween Workshop is back this month and we're trying a new project. Try out your creativity as we make some fun, whimsical and downright silly felt key chains to decorate and use. Examples and craft supplies will be provided but as always you're welcome to bring your own inspiration. For ages 8-13.
The P.E.T. Clique Anime Club gives teens a place to gather, watch and talk about Japanese animation.
Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles and include classics as well as new releases. C
ome check out the latest anime shows and anime/manga magazines or come and share your own fan fiction (writing) and fan art (drawing).
Join us for a spooktacular afternoon!
From 2:00 to 2:30 we will have a special Halloween themed story time.
From 2:30 to 4:00 there will be a Halloween themed craft, trick-o-treating and a costume contest.
It's sure to be frightfully entertaining...
“Darkness falls across the land... night hour is close at hand… Creatures crawl .. The evil of the thriller.. HAHAHAHA”
Teens: Come learn simple make-up techniques that can be used to make your costume more gruesome and scary. While you’re here join us for Costume Karaoke.
Trivia Day is a fun day typically recognized on Jan. 4th. It is an opportunity to share those many little trinkets of knowledge through question and answer games. It doesn't matter how "important" or how "trivial" the information is.
Dazzle your friends and family with the astounding amount of (sometimes under-utilized) knowledge you have stored in your memory banks, or simply take an educated guess at the multiple choice answers!
"Maybe...he has a master plan to get all the points he can by charming ... [and] getting them to read a lot. Maybe it's not even his masterplan; maybe it's, like, the American Library Association's master plan, and they are stocking high schools across the country with hot young librarians as part of a massive literacy initiative."
-- Evil Librarian by Micheele Knudson, page 22-23
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.
"Meme" Me Fashion Thursday, Jan. 8 at 4 p.m.
"Are you reading? ... BARELY!!!" “Are you going to attend this week’s teens program or Nah?!?” “You have overdue fees, but that ain’t none of my business!” Do you like these memes? Do you think you can come up with more creative ones? Would you like to rock your own memes as a graphic on a shirt? Teens are invited to come out and create memes shirts to express their love of the library or their creativity.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Week with the Petworth Library Jan. 11-18.
Teens are encouraged to artistically express themselves and continue the nonviolent fight towards equality for all. Come decorate a “dream cloud” that will state your dream for the future for yourself, your community and/or this country.
Winter is coming. It's a great time to take on reading a long fantasy series like A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.
The series that inspired the popular HBO show, Game of Thrones, is known for its intricate web of characters and surprising plot twists. Five books have been written and two more are on the way. Learning the motives and histories of each house (or family) throughout the series is hugely rewarding.
Don we now our silly sweaters, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.
Wacky clothes for winter weather, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!
Join us for our "Wacky Winter Wear" party at 5 p.m.** in the Lower Level Meeting Room on Monday, Dec. 29.
Put together your most creative, colorful, kitschy winter ensemble and prepare for an evening of tacky, wacky winter-themed stories, a craft, group games, a fashion show and snacks! This event is most appropriate for children ages 4 - 10 and their chaperones.
If you're looking for gifts, come to Petworth neighborhood on Saturday, Dec. 13.
Petworth Library will be having its Winter Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Petworth Library. The sale will be in the lower level meeting room from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.