Kids

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A Million Thanks: Letter Writing to Veterans

Join us to write letters and draw pictures thanking veterans and current members of the U.S. military for their service! We'll be sending the letters through the nonprofit A Million Thanks. A perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day and to honor their sacrifices.  Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 202-724-4691.
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D.C.Central Kitchen's Truck Farm

Come learn about good nutrition and how fruits and vegetables are grown through a presentation by the D.C. Central Kitchen’s Truck Farm. Visitors get the opportunity to plant seeds and sample foods grown on the truck. Join us here at Capitol View Library on Friday, May 29th at 1:00 p.m.
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Art Attack: Boondoggle

Boondoggle, scoubidou, lanyard or whatever your name for this fun craft is, join us for Art Attack in the teen space!  
Cinderella

Pajama Movie Night

With the help of her fairy godmother and two lovable mice, a fair maiden makes it to the royal ball. (View trailer.) Food, pillows, blankets, and PJs are welcome. 
Maker Camp

Maker Camp

The Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library is a Maker Camp site! Maker Camp is sponsored by Make: and Google.  From July 6 - August 14 2015, we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2:00-3:30 p.m.  Children eight and above and teens up to age thirteen are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or to just drop in whenever they are free.  
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Greek Adventure!

Celebrate Rick Riordan’s birthday with Ancient Greek heroes, volcanic eruptions, and more!  Ages 8 and older.

Children's Movie Nights

Join us in the children's room for weekly movie screenings of new family films and classic favorites. Recommended for families and children ages 4-12.
Every Hero Has a Story

Every Hero Has a Story Writing Workshop

Join the staff from 826DC for a drop in writing workshop on the theme "Every Hero Has a Story." The workshop will take place 1-3 p.m. in the Children's Room on the Second Floor.  These workshops are recommended for kids ages 6-12.
Books

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 1-4 p.m. You'll find terrific bargains, great books for the whole family, and even a special children's section!
Book cover for "Avengers/Invaders" by Jim Krueger.

Free Comic Book Day

Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day; a national event to promote reading for all ages. As long as supplies last on May 2, we’ll be giving away various comics donated by multiple comic book distributors. Comics will be available until the library closes or we run out of books to give away.  Don't forget to browse our fantastic collections of graphic novels and manga that are always available for you to check out!

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