Manga mania video games : how to draw the characters & environments of Manga video games by Christopher Hart book cover.

Teen Gaming

Teens, come and get your game on. Whether you like video games or board games, this is your time to make new friends, show off your gaming skills and have fun.
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DIY- Duct Tape

Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month by applying for a library card and checking out all the awesome things the library has to offer.  While you’re here, head over to the Teen Area to craft something out of duct tape.  
Insurgent by Veronica Roth book cover.

Teen Movie Night

Join us for a screening of the movie based on the book, Insurgent. Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. PG-13. 119min. 2015.   
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Virtual Read-Out

Ready to celebrate Banned Books Week? Join Petworth Library for a Banned Books Virtual Read-Out! Exercise your right to read.  
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Teen Halloween Party

Please join us in conference room two on the second floor between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for a teen Halloween party! There will be stations to learn about various forms of fortune telling, creating your own witchy scents with essential oils, Halloween-themed snacks,and a spooky movie! Can't wait to see you there!

UNCENSORED! A Conversation with Banned YA Authors

Join award-winning authors Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Deborah Hautzig for a conversation about book banning, censorship, and intellectual freedom.

The Great Central American Exodus Towards the U.S.: What is Driving It?

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month please join us for a lecture by Joseph Eldridge, Adjunct Faculty at American University and Patrick Ahern.

¡DC Cooks Ahorita!

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month please join us for a cooking demonstration featuring local cook, author and storyteller Jonathan Bardzik.   Jonathan will conduct a cooking/kitchen workshop demonstrating the proper handling of kitchen utensils, basic kitchen skills (i.e. how to dice and chop an onion, etc.) and the preparation of two to three side dishes highlighting the beauty of Latin cuisine. This demonstration will take place in the Large Meeting Room.
Language Learning

Language Learning Workshop

Have you ever wanted to teach yourself Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, or even Shakespeare and Pirate? Is English your second language and you want to practice? Join us for this fun and informative workshop where we will demonstrate the numerous language learning resources DC Public Library provides!
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Harry Potter Movie Marathon

The DC Public Library invites all wizards and muggles to an UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week special event...Harry Potter Movie Marathon!