¡DC Cooks Ahorita!

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month please join us for a cooking demonstration featuring local cook, author and storytellerJonathan Bardzik
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After-School Tutoring with 826DC

826DC provides D.C. students ages 6-18 with free one-on-one homework help for all subject areas in an after-school tutoring program. With the support of volunteer tutors, students focus first on their homework, complete required reading their teachers assign and participate in creative writing activities. After-School Tutoring will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the large meeting room on the first floor. The program will run from September 15th through October 29th.
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Crafty Tween Workshop: Stringdolls

Tweens are invited to a fun-filled craft program tailored to their age group. In this second installment, we will be learning how to make a string doll. You can use it as a cell phone strap or to decorate a piece of clothing, but the entertainment is in your creativity! Supplies will be provided. For ages 9-13.   
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Crafty Tween Workshop: Learn to Sew

Tweens are invited to join a fun-filled craft program tailored to their age group. In this first installment, we will be learning how to sew, which will include simple instruction on basic stitches, how to sew a seam as well as other techniques like reading a rudimentary pattern and cutting the item out. Supplies will be provided. For ages 9-13. 
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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.  
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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.