Neighborhood Library

A Spooky New Must-Read!

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

nightgardenerMany children come to the library looking for scary books. The Night Gardener is a page-turner that will give you the creeps!

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014
book cover of The Have a Good Day Cafe by Frances Park and Ginger Park

Enjoy an "awe-Summer" time at Petworth Library with our daily menu of Summer Youth Cafe activities:


Make It and Take It!
Food is fuel for your imagination! Use only the materials that we supply for your clever creations. Receive library giveaway books for participating. Visual art, crafts and cookbooks will be on display for check out.

Turn It Up Tuesday!

Reptiles Alive! at Petworth Library

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Interested in the U.S. Citizenship Process? Learn More About It!

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014

Saturday, July 19
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Petworth Neighborhood Library
statue and flagRepresentatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be at Petworth Neighborhood Library to discuss the naturalization process for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants.
Topics covered will include:

Come check out our purrtastic display!

Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Petworth Library Children's Room has a great collection of books about cuddly kittens and not so cuddly lions and tigers that are sure to please. In honor of Adopt a Cat Month, we have created a display for you so you can easily locate some old favorites and find some new ones.

Check out some of these titles and more:

Three-Afternoon Workshop Teaches Literary Criticism Through Hip-Hop

Published on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Think that Lil Wayne, Iggy Azalea and H.G. Wells don’t have anything in common?  Think again.

All three writers use tools called literary devices.  When a reader understands those devices, they can recognize and recreate them. Next week, teens at the Petworth Library will learn them at a three-afternoon workshop called Words Liive.  The teen who does the best over the three-afternoon workshop will win a Samsung tablet computer.
Words Liive uses hip-hop music to help teens understand the typical structures used by fiction writers. Students will annotate [add critical or explanatory notes] to song lyrics and then apply those structures to classic literature. In addition, students will write and record their own compositions. 

Have you read them all?

Published on Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Petworth Library Children's Room has recently received a plethorea of titles from Penguin's Who Was? and What Was? historical series. This exciting series features biographies ranging from Johnny Appleseed to Steve Jobs and covers historical events ranging from Pompeii to Pearl Harbor. These detailed accounts include biographical data, timelines, illustrations and photos of archival material. Aside from being fun and easy to read, they contain a wealth of information and would be a great resource for a school project. I can't get enough of this series, and once you start reading, I know you'll also be hooked. 

Check out these titles and more that can be found in the Petworth Library Children's Room: 

Published on Thursday, June 12, 2014

teddybearpicnicChildren enjoyed a teddy bear picnic on the front lawn of the Petworth Library. We spread our blankets in the shade of the big magnolia tree, and snuggled in with our teddy bears and other stuffed animal friends.
We read some poems about teddy bears and decided that they are good friends that stay with us all night, to protect us if we get scared.
Everyone enjoyed the poem "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around," and singing "The Teddy Bear's Picnic."
If you'd like to have your own teddy bear picnic, look for these books and cd's:

Show off your scientific knowledge!

Published on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Do you have a head for trivia? Do you have a head for science trivia? Our Trivia and Movie Night is the place to show off all your science knowledge. There will be all kinds of questions asked about the scientific world – from animals to planets to the human body. The questions will be of varying difficulty levels but rest assured, the more challenging ones will be multiple choice. You can compete individually or bring a friend (or the kids) to form a team but the one with the most knowledge will win a prize! 

If you need to brush up on science facts prior to trivia night, check out some of these books: 

Children's Book Week 2014

Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014

Children's Book Week, which takes place from May 12-16, has been celebrated every year since 1919.
That makes 2014 the 95th year!
At the Petworth Library, we asked children to wear a mustache and show us their favorite book.
Many children joined in this silly activity and had fun.
Even Ms. Bridgid and Ms. Lauren joined in!
We mustache you to come to the library and get lots of great books!