Family Programs

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Girls RockDC! Instrument Swap with The CooLots and The Cool Kids

This Women's History Month, find out the definition of COOL at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Girls RockDC! will facilitate an instrument swap at 1 pm. The Cool Kids will perform at 2 pm. The CooLots will perform at 2:30 pm.  Realize the right to rock.  A5

Family Feature Movie: Coach Carter

“Our Greatest Fear it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.” —Marianne Williamson
Book cover for "African-American poetry : an anthology, 1773-1927" edited by Joan R. Sherman.

Game Show Live: BHM Edition

Come out and become the star of your own game show. And if you don't want to be a contestant, feel free to be a part of our live studio audience. All games will be based on Black History and Civil Rights Movement trivia.  
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Life Size Candyland

Looking for more than a bite-size treat? Then hop on over (past Peppermint Pass of course) for a game of life-size Candyland. It's nostalgic treat that's sure to bring a smile to your face! For children, teens, parents and caregivers. 
Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter Week!

It's Harry Potter Week!!! Join us for a week of Harry Potter themed festivities, crafts, book clubs, films and more.  Harry Potter programs are appropriate for children and teen ages 6-18. Film ratings are listed and parents can judge whether the films are appropriate for their child.  If you have any questions about Harry Potter Week please feel free to contact us at 202-727-0257.   Schedule of Events
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Black Girls Code D.C.: Women of Color in STEM

This educational experience for girls between the ages of 7 and 17 and their parents/guardians will expose young minds to a panel of women working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM) to discuss the significant gender gap in these fields in the United States.9:30 a.m. Registration/check-in10 a.m. Welcome with keynote speaker Dr. Njema Frazier, Physicist at U.S. Department of Energy10:30 a.m. Career Panel with:
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Winter Book Sale

The Petworth Library cordially invites you to a book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Petworth Library in the lower level meeting room.  Join in the fun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You'll find terrific bargains!


This rat (Remy) was so inspired by his favorite chef Auguste Gusteau to do what he loves most —-to cook. His family and friends thought that he was weird for being a rat who wanted to cook. But every day he watched Chef Auguste Gusteau talk about why it’s so important to believe in yourself, and Remy knew nothing is impossible. Join us for our movie  program.      

International Game Day

In celebration of International Game Day Join us for a series of afternoon fun and  competition for everyone. All  Ages  
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Black History Month Quilt Making with the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library

Join the William O. Lockridge/ Bellevue Library as we celebrate the rich history of quilt making in the African- American and African Diaspora tradition by embarking on a 2-week quilt making experience.The Main Meeting Room will be open and available during the following dates and times for Quilt construction:Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.