Petworth
Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Family Story Time 
Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Story time event for all ages.

Yoga imageYoga
Every Saturday at 11 a.m.
Beginner level yoga class for adults and teens, brought to you by Yoga Activist.  Free, no experience required; bring your own mat if you have one otherwise mats are available for use during class.
 
AARP Tax Assistance
Every Monday, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., and every Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tax assistance free to taxpayers with low and moderate income with special attention to those 60 and older.

Chess and Scrabble!

Published on Monday, March 10, 2014

words in different languagesDC Public Library has many resources for learning new languages.

On Monday, March 10 at 3 p.m., become more acquainted with ebooks and audiobooks on Overdrive, the visually-driven Powerspeak program, the aurally-driven Mango Languages program, and the Little Pim program for the little ones.

Check out some children's books from our display!

Published on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March is Women's History Month and we here at Petworth have a plethora of wonderful resources to commemorate this annual celebration of influential females.

Here are a few titles on display during the month of March in the Children's Department. Come take a look and see what fun and fascinating books you'll discover!

Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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A Visit from Petworth's Own Engine 24

Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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On Saturday, Feb. 15, firefighters from Engine 24 in Petworth came to the library to talk to families about how to prevent fires, and what to do in case of a fire. On the side of the fire engine was written "Pride of Petworth" and "Petworth Predators" with a picture of a panther holding a fire hose.

Published on Monday, February 10, 2014

Picture of paper-bag Dragon puppet that a participant madeOn Jan. 31, the Petworth Children's department hosted a Chinese New Year celebration.

Attendees tried some Chinese sweets and fortune cookies as they made paper-bag dragon puppets and listened to Chinese New Year-themed stories and songs. We also discovered our Chinese horoscope animals and colored some "Year of the Horse"-themed lanterns and handouts for everyone to take home.

We had tons of fun, and we hope to see you next year!

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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The Petworth Neighborhood Library recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. It was formally dedicated the evening of Jan. 27, 1939.

Petworth citizens had been campaigning for a library since 1927; they argued that their neighborhood, with a population of 50,000 people and 11,000 school children, was a natural choice for a neighborhood library. It was not until 1936 that Congress approved $75,000 for the construction of the Petworth Branch, with another $75,000 promised the following year. 

Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. 
Come out and become the star of your own game show. And if you don't want to be a contestant, feel free to be a part of our live studio audience. All games will be based on Black History and Civil Rights Movement trivia.

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miércoles, 5 de febrero at 4 p.m.

Published on Saturday, February 1, 2014

Yoga
Every Saturday at 11 a.m.
Beginner level yoga class for adults and teens, brought to you by Yoga Activist.  Free, no experience required; bring your own mat if you have one otherwise mats are available for use during class.
 
Cover of Vegetarian Cooking for EveryoneVegetarian Cooking Club
Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m.
Bring your favorite recipes to share with others and participants will be encouraged to make a dish of their own to bring to the meeting. Refreshments will be provided.
 
Digital Photo Club
Sunday, Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Published on Friday, January 31, 2014
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The DC Public Library celebrated King Week Jan. 12-19. During this time, there were many activities for children, teens and adults to learn about and honor Dr. King. 

At the Petworth Neighborhood Library, children were able to participate in the "Let's Promote Peace!" program, by signing a peace pledge and decorating our peace mural.
Together, we can establish peace which will give hope to all humanity, especially to the children of our world.

Children from ages 3-12 promised to promote non-violence, equality and cooperative community by signing the peace pledge, which featured these quotes from Dr. King:

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