Read-In for Kids

Drop into the Children's Room until 4 p.m. and "read-in" with us!A librarian will be on hand to read you a story, or help you read one of your choosing! This is also a great opportunity to sign up and get a head start on your Summer Reading.We hope to see you there!  

Petworth Kids' Book Club

What if you never had to do homework again?Well, four quirky fifth graders at Grand Canyon School in Arizona, share a BIG secret...a machine does their homework for them! Will keeping the secret of the powerful homework machine prove to be more than these classmates can handle?

Science in the Summer: Level 2

How do magnets work?  What makes electricity? 

Science in the Summer: Level 1

How do magnets work?  What makes electricity? 

Summer Reading Kickoff

Join us on the front lawn for parachute games, music and snacks. Sign up for summer reading, get your activity packet and get a free book. Kids can read and get prizes all summer long.All ages can participate in the summer reading program. All ages are welcome to the party.Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to register.

Indoor/Outdoor Herb Gardening

This date was originally scheduled for June 13; due to weather, it has been moved to June 15.Sign-up for the Dig Into Reading summer reading program, get a free herb seeded shovel and learn how to grow and use them.Ages 12 and younger.

Apple Pie Saturday

Come by and listen to apple pie stories and enjoy an arm chair trip around the world.Apple pie will be served!

Food Crafts! Nom, nom, nom!

Did your mom ever tell you not to play with your food?  Well we won't! Play, build and eat beautiful and delicious snacks at our summer food craft program. Make doughnut-hole hedgehogs and other cute food crafts that tie in with our weekly themes, as part of DCPL's Summer Reading Programs.

Children's Summer Cinema

Join us in the children's room this summer, as we screen films to tie in with our summer reading programs. Our Read With Me program focuses on children ages 0-5, while the Dig Into Reading program is for children 6-12.

Science Friday: Crawl Through Caves at Your Library

Watch a video featuring Bill Nye the Science Guy, who will takes viewers to an underground world where the sun never shines but a unique universe of living things exists.Join us to learn about caves and crystals, as we also make rock candy. Ages 6-12.