Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, July 5, 2013

Helsinki Blood

A patron read Helsinki Blood by James Thompson. They didn't finish it. "Too depressing," they said.

Keep reading and telling us what you think.

A Free Science Lab for Kids

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013

scienceinthesummerScience in the Summer is a fun, free experiment-oriented course taught by certified teachers to groups of 15 children in two age groups: children entering second and third grades (Level I)
children entering fourth through sixth grades (Level II)

These programs are designed to get kids excited about science through hands-on experiments. This year's theme is Physical Science and Electricity.

The programs are by registration only and are limited to 15 students. Please come to the Petworth Library children's room to fill out a parental permission form.

There are still spaces available, so come in today!

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This Book is Full of Spiders

A patron read This Book is Full of Spiders by David Wong.

They thought it was OK. "Better than OK, but not quite 'couldn't put it down,'" they said. "Good, fun summer read."

Mr. Jordan has a special incentive!

Published on Friday, June 21, 2013
mr. jordan in the pie booth
teen hitting mr. jordan in the face with a pie

Teens, it's that time of year again... Teen Summer Reading!!  The Teen Summer Reading Program runs from June 1 to Aug. 24. If you missed the Kick-Off at Petworth, you missed a chance to pie me, Mr. Jordan, in the face with a shaving cream pie.

A DC Read-In event to cherish grandparents

Published on Thursday, June 20, 2013
Stories with Our Grandfriends

On Saturday, June 15, Petworth Library hosted its annual D.C. Read-In Event. D.C. Read-In is a day-long reading event hosted at all DC Public Library locations. It consists of activities to promote reading as a pleasurable activity, and celebrates readers of all ages.

This year, we chose an intergenerational theme, Stories With our Grand-Friends.  Grandparents or other senior friends were invited to dig into a bit of family history and join children for this special program.

Published on Monday, June 17, 2013

What do Julia Alvarez, Jamaica Kincaid, and V. S. Naipaul have in common?  They were all born in the Caribbean.

Petworth Library currently has a display of fiction written by authors born in the Caribbean, including:

Dig Into Reading at the Petworth Library

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

RenatadigsreadingMeet Renata, our first summer reader who has completed eight hours of reading! She got to choose a book to keep, put her name on a flower pot in our "Garden of Readers," get a certificate of completion, and she put her name in a drawing to win a Kindle Fire or two tickets to a Washington Nationals game.

Children age 0-12 can come into the library to sign up for the Summer Reading program, "Dig Into Reading." 

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

PatronsGCRPetworth Neighborhood Library encourages others to be shameless about their love of books! It's never too early to begin reading with your baby, nor is it too late to encourage good reading habits in your older child. Strong readers are typically better communicators, as well as critical and creative thinkers.

Published on Monday, June 10, 2013

Have you signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Program?

If you answered no to that question, you're in luck -- the program goes till Aug. 24. Click here to sign up now. 

For those who said yes to that question... yay!

If you need some suggestions for books to read feel free to come by and check out our awesome book displays. 

I "Mustache" You To Read:


book cover for the fault in our stars

June Programs

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Book cover for Level Up by Gene YangTeen Summer Reading Kick-Off
Monday, June 3 at 4 p.m.
Front Lawn

Teens! It is that time of year again: Summer Reading! 

That's right -- it's that time of year when you get rewarded for doing something that you love doing, reading! Not only do you get an awesome charging dock for signing up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, but the chance to "pie" one of our staff members.

So join us for an afternoon of cool refreshments, music, and prizes. 

Tween Gaming
Thursday, June 6 at 4 p.m.
Meeting Room