Family Programs

Winter Time Crafts

Simple holiday crafts to make and share for ages 6-12.

Christylez Bacon Performs

Christylez Bacon is a GRAMMY Nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist and multi-instrumentalist from Southeast, Washington, DC.As a performer, Christylez multi-tasks between various instruments such as the West African djembe drum, acoustic guitar and the human beat-box (oral percussion), all while continuing the oral tradition of storytelling through his lyrics.He will give a performance as part of our Sunday Celebration.

Let's Promote Peace Mural

Families, please stop by any time Monday, Jan. 13 through Saturday Jan. 18 to participate in DC Public Library's King Week Project, the Let's Promote Peace Mural.Each child will decorate one paper representation of peace (a dove, a two finger peace sign or a peace symbol) for our mural. Then they can add their name to our promote peace pledge drawn from Dr. King’s inspirational words on the subject.

Day of Dr. King Documentaries

Stop by and familiarize yourselves with the library’s collection of DVD documentaries on Dr. King. They provide so much information to discuss and debate. Petworth Library invites you to view the following movies with us as a means for broadening our understanding about the socio-political climate and events that affected King’s background, mission and death.

Polar Express Party

Join us for an interactive reading of the classic Christmas tale by Chris Van Allsburg.Pajamas Optional.

Peanut Butter Lovers Month: 'Peanut Butter and Jelly'

Enjoy a PB & J story time and make your own peanut and butter sandwich.

Peanut Butter Lovers Month Activities

Nov. 4: It’s For the BirdsCome in for a story time and make a bird/squirrel feeder with an ice cream cone, peanut butter and seeds.Nov. 14: Peanut Butter and JellyEnjoy a PB&J story time and make your own peanut butter and jelly sandwich.Nov. 27: Pre-Thanksgiving Peanut Butter and Apple PurgeGet the kids out of the house. Be sure to send your in-laws to the library for a peanut butter extravaganza where the kids will make peanut butter cup-dipped apples and the adults can enjoy a Peanut Butter Cup Caramel Latte.

Celebrate Ireland!

Come to Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library to learn about Ireland!In addition to making Irish art, and sharing some books about Ireland, we will also learn some Irish words.

Hanukkah Crafts for Kids

Gear up for Hanukkah at the library. Create your own Dreidel ornament and get some ideas for other fun Hanukkah-themed crafts you can do at home. Children ages 2 and older will enjoy this simple holiday craft. For questions about the program, please contact Elaine Pelton at 202-541-6100.