Family Programs

Picture of LEGO block

It's a LEGO movie!

During the month of April, the library is celebrating all that makes LEGOS so unique and wonderful. What better tie-in than a related movie of the same name? Join us for a snack as we sit down to watch Emmet attempt to save the universe from the evil Lord Business. For children, parents and caregivers. 
easter basket


It's time for our annual Eggstravaganza! Join the egg hunt on the front lawn and make a fun craft. Hear springtime stories and play games. For ages birth-12 and families. 

Joe Cepeda: Children's Book Illustrator

Capitalizing on the exuberance of young minds, this workshop looks to plant the seeds of innovation. Through drawing and interactive demonstrations that will engage and inspire, children will realize what it is to be a creator, to be an innovator. Anything is possible when a young person feels they have the basic tools of invention right at hand.
Bookcover  for Pete The Cat; Big Easter Adventure By Kimberly Dean

Family Fun For Everyone

Get ready for Easter and enjoy a read aloud adventure story with Pete the Cat. Easter goodies and a craft will round out the fun. All ages welcome.

Spring Egg Hunt and Story Time

The event will be outdoors, weather permitting. Egg baskets will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. The egg hunt will last until all eggs have been retrieved.  Story time will begin at 11 a.m.  Ages 8 and younger.

Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Four short films celebrating nature will be shown in the Children's Story Room on the second floor.  Featured are two films based on children's books and two films about life in the ocean. Suggested age for all films is 2-5.

Poetry Writing Workshop for Kids

Like animals? Think you'd like to be a poet? Hear a few animal poems and then try making your own! Appropriate for ages 6-10.
easter eggs

Eggs-quisite Colors of Easter!

"Eggs-quisite Colors of Easter" is a b.y.o.b.e. ("bring your own boiled eggs") event.  :) Dress for mess: wear your brightest, pastel-iest "play clothes" and bring a small basket of up to four plain boiled eggs for some Easter fun! We will enjoy an Easter-themed stories, dye and decorate our eggs and take pictures of the visual eggs-quisiteness of it all! We will supply the non-toxic food color dye, stickers, crayons and markers for the egg decoration. This program is appropriate for children ages 3-7 years old.

Kids LOVE Karaoke

Celebrate National Karaoke Week with "Kids Love Karaoke," a special program to encourage confident public reading and singing as well as supportive listening in children ages 5-10.  Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on American Idol and The Voice? Petworth Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered by the pros!
May Day

Children's May Day Program!

Please join us in the Shaw children's room for a May Day program on Thursday, April 30th! Activities will include: face painting, games, spring crafts, light snacks, tomato potting (ages 7 & up), and music! See you there!