We know you love them, so we brought them back: It's LEGO month at the library! You can build yourself an adventure while you make some new friends.
Each Thursday this month we will feature LEGOs for you to enjoy, but each week we will present a different program challenge. So prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!
For ages 6 and older.
But don't forget to look for other LEGO-related activites throughout April, including a special craft and a movie.
Celebrate National Karaoke Week with "Kids Love Karaoke," a special program to encourage confident public reading and singing as well as supportive listening in children ages 5-10.
Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on American Idol and The Voice?
Petworth Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered by the pros!
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. 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.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. This class will be your introduction to basic terminology of the computer, and to acquire basic navigational skills in the Windows environment.
Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.
Instructor: J. Johnson
Venue: Meeting Room
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.
Interested in the U.S. Citizenship Process? Learn More About It!
Saturday, July 191 p.m. - 3 p.m.Petworth Neighborhood LibraryRepresentatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be at Petworth Neighborhood Library to discuss the naturalization process for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants.
The Petworth Library Children's Room has a great collection of books about cuddly kittens and not so cuddly lions and tigers that are sure to please. In honor of Adopt a Cat Month, we have created a display for you so you can easily locate some old favorites and find some new ones.Check out some of these titles and more:
Three-Afternoon Workshop Teaches Literary Criticism Through Hip-Hop
Think that Lil Wayne, Iggy Azalea and H.G. Wells don’t have anything in common? Think again.All three writers use tools called literary devices. When a reader understands those devices, they can recognize and recreate them. Next week, teens at the Petworth Library will learn them at a three-afternoon workshop called Words Liive. The teen who does the best over the three-afternoon workshop will win a Samsung tablet computer.
The Petworth Library Children's Room has recently received a plethorea of titles from Penguin's Who Was? and What Was? historical series. This exciting series features biographies ranging from Johnny Appleseed to Steve Jobs and covers historical events ranging from Pompeii to Pearl Harbor. These detailed accounts include biographical data, timelines, illustrations and photos of archival material. Aside from being fun and easy to read, they contain a wealth of information and would be a great resource for a school project.
Children enjoyed a teddy bear picnic on the front lawn of the Petworth Library. We spread our blankets in the shade of the big magnolia tree, and snuggled in with our teddy bears and other stuffed animal friends.We read some poems about teddy bears and decided that they are good friends that stay with us all night, to protect us if we get scared.
Do you have a head for trivia? Do you have a head for science trivia? Our Trivia and Movie Night is the place to show off all your science knowledge. There will be all kinds of questions asked about the scientific world – from animals to planets to the human body. The questions will be of varying difficulty levels but rest assured, the more challenging ones will be multiple choice. You can compete individually or bring a friend (or the kids) to form a team but the one with the most knowledge will win a prize!
Children's Book Week, which takes place from May 12-16, has been celebrated every year since 1919.That makes 2014 the 95th year!At the Petworth Library, we asked children to wear a mustache and show us their favorite book.Many children joined in this silly activity and had fun.Even Ms. Bridgid and Ms. Lauren joined in!We mustache you to come to the library and get lots of great books!
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful week in New Orleans. We enjoyed walking through the city and admiring the beautiful homes.Curious to see some of NOLA's great buildings for yourself? Try these books about New Orleans architecture: New Orleans Style Past and Present