Story Time

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Stuffed Animal Storytime

Bring your favorite furry (stuffed) companion and join us for some fun stories! Appropriate for ages 3-5.

New Night: Pajama Story Time

A family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed. For kids of all ages. 
Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Stories, songs, crafts and movies for children ages 3-5.
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Pride Stories & Craft

People and families are all unique, and that's something to be proud of! Celebrate Pride month with stories about being proud of who you are, followed by a craft. Ages 5 and older. Be sure to check out other Pride events & LGBTQA resources at DC Public Library!
DCPL Summer Reading

Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

Join your Southeast Neighborhood Library to celebrate the start of Summer Reading!  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: All ages can enjoy hero-themed crafts and activities, plus snacks and a superhero photo booth 11 a.m.: Hero story time for families with children ages 0-8. 
Super Family Story Time

Super Family Story Time

To kick off Summer Reading, join us for this special Family Story Time, featuring books, songs, and other fun about heroes.  While you are at the library, sign up for Summer Reading. Also, make superhero-themed crafts following story time.   This year's Summer Reading theme is Every Hero Has a Story. 
One Hundred Butterflies by Harold FeinsteinButterflies and moths by John Feltwell. Fabulous fluttering tropical butterflies by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Butterfly Lesson and Craft

Children can learn about butterflies through a brief story time with fiction and nonfiction books, and then make their own butterfly to take home. For ages 6-12.  

Father’s Day Story Time and Crafts

Children can enjoy a brief story time focused on father figures. Afterward, they can make a special present to give to their father figures on Father’s Day.  
Summer Reading Logo for teens. Summer Reading Logo for children.

Summer Reading Kickoff

Start your summer off by signing up for DC Public Library's Summer Reading Program! Swing by the Petworth Neighborhood Library for this fun event and enjoy a day of laughter and sunshine.   At 10:30, we’ll have a special hour long story-time on the lawn with parachute games. Enjoy more festivities from 12-4 p.m.; we’ll have crafts, a movie, an animation workshop, and more!
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Storytime at Petworth Community Market

Join us for songs, finger plays, movement, stories and rhymes. This program is for children of all ages. We will meet at the Petworth Community Market located near Upshur Street NW and 9th Street NW, about a block from the Petworth Library.