Teddy Bear Picnic

It's picnic time for teddy bears, and their friends! Bring a blanket to sit on, and your teddy bear or other stuffed animal friend. We will sit on the front lawn to enjoy stories, songs, and poems about teddy bears. This program is for children from birth to age 4.

Petworth Friends of the Library 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 1 pm to 4 pm. You'll find terrific bargains, great books for the whole family, and even a special children's section!
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Last Day of Summer Reading!

Today is the last day of Summer Reading! Stop by the Children's Desk at Palisades Library to get your final prizes -- thanks for participating!
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Summer Reading!

Summer Reading is currently ongoing -- don't miss out on all the fun! Stop by the Children's Desk to sign up and get started earning prizes!
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Sign up for Summer Reading!

Sign up for Summer Reading, and join us for an action-packed summer! Summer Reading officially begins today, and runs through the end of August. Sign up today, and start earning prizes!
Come to the Halloween Party in the Children's Room

Children's Halloween Party!

Come celebrate Halloween at the library! There will be games, stories, and trick-or-treating. Costumes encouraged! For ages birth to 12. See you there!
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Children's Movie

Hiro and his robot Baymax team up with friends to form a band of high-tech heroes!   Rated PG, 102 minutes  
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Kids' Club

Join us for a different activity each week -- games, crafts, science experiments, and more! Ages 5-12, in the basement program room.April activities: Apr. 7 Fun With Sign Language Learn to use your hands and facial expression to communicate with others. Apr. 14 Construction Junction
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Children's Writing Workshop

Join us for a children's writing workshop led by a published author! Kids will play a fun writing game, creating art to inspire each other's short stories, while learning about character, want, and obstacle. We will also do a simple, fun poetry exercise. Appropriate for ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.
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Wii Games

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play Wii games in the Children's Room.   Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.