Upcoming Events

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 4:30pm
This month we are reading The Giver by Lois Lowry.

"Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth."

At this first book club of the new school year, we will record a podcast for DC Public Library about our reactions to The Giver and other classic children's books that have been banned/challenged in honor of Banned Books week. There will be permission slips available.
  1. Pick up a copy of The Giver at Northeast Library
  2. Read the book at home, at school, at the library... wherever
  3. Come to the book club meeting for discussion, activities, and PIZZA!
Best for ages 10-12.

No need to pre-register, but if you have questions please contact Ms. Lizzie, Children's Librarian, at 202-698-0183, or elizabeth.nolan@dc.gov.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:00am
YogaJoin us every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am for Adult Yoga Class.

Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.

The classes are taught by Yoga Activist and are held on the lower level of the library in the Larger Meeting Room.
This class is free and open to the public.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:00am
Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga!

Everyone is welcome, beginners especially! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability).
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:00am
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children with constructive play.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:00am
Build, explore, and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday!

This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:00am
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.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:15am
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: D. P. Grogan
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.

You will learn to:
  • Identify basic computer components and operating system features.
  • Execute basic mouse techniques.
  • Perform basic keyboard strokes and functions.
  • Identify and navigate the features of the desktop.
  • Open and exit software programs.
  • Identify and navigate the Windows environment of Microsoft software applications.
  • Create and save a document to the desktop or to a flash drive.
Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents, or send them to your email account.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:30am
Join us for an all-ages story time. 

We will not meet on Sept. 12 and Sept. 19.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:30am
Looking for a fun, family-oriented weekend activity? Look no further!

Children and their families are encouraged to let loose and have a ball in the library. Every Saturday, come prepared to laugh, play and have fun!

All ages welcome.

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:30am
Join us for Family Story Time. We will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, movement and rhymes.

This program is for children ages birth-7 and their caregivers.