Neighborhood Library

There's no shame when you are absorbed in a great book

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

GCRdgGreetings Petworth Library patrons,

Are you reading an amazing new book that you just do not want to put down?
Are your fingertips sore from turning pages, swiping the screen or pressing the play button as you read or listen to a tantalizing tale?

Stop by the Petworth Library Children's room and pose for our staff paparazzi with the book of your choice, or email us a quirky yet tasteful picture of you reading ( by Wednesday, May 29. The book cover must be visible and an adult must sign a photo consent form for youth under age 18 prior to our use of the picture.

Book Review

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

tillipiercebookAs a young girl growing up in Gettysburg, I often heard about the experiences of the soldiers that fought in the three-day Civil War battle. But we rarely heard about the experiences of the townspeople.

Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

No Way BackSeal Team Six: Hunt the Scorpion

A patron read No Way Back by Andrew Gross, but didn't finish it.

Their take: "Not very original."

Published on Friday, May 10, 2013

scrapbook page of prom pictures from petworth library staff membersProm is fast approaching and the list of things that need to be done keeps growing and growing. From finding a date to picking out the perfect dress or tuxedo, prom can be a very stressful time. However, it does not have to be. So take a break from planning and check out one of the prom-themed books on display in the Teen Area. On display, you can find books such as:

24 Girls in 7 Days by Alex Bradley

We celebrated Children's Day/Book Day

Published on Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Children's Day/Book Day is nationally recognized by the American Library Association, and is a celebration of cultural diversity and literacy. 

Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Premuim Rush movie cover National Bike Month
Wednesday, May 1 @ 4 p.m. in the Meeting Room
Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day’s work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the best of the New York’s agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. But a guy who’s used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when his last envelope of the day -- a routine “premium rush” run -- turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. 91 minutes. 2012. Rated PG-13.

DIY: Hardware Jewelry

A walking fitness program for "Petworth's Mature and Motivated"

Published on Saturday, April 27, 2013

Walkers1Do you want to stay FIT and FABULOUS at 50+?

"Petworth Pacers," our new, FREE walking fitness program takes off on Tuesday, April 30! All walkers should bring their own water bottle (and a small face towel for perspiration if you prefer) and dress in comfortable, movement-oriented clothing.

Our walks will be low impact and moderately paced on either a track or throughout the Petworth neighborhood.  We will focus on elevating the heart rate, regulating pace and breath, staying hydrated and enjoying each other’s company in the great outdoors! 

Don't delay, tell a friend and call 202-243-1187 to register today!

Published on Friday, April 26, 2013

toysbookclub1Petworth Kids' Book Club members met together on Friday, April 12 to discuss Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins. The book consists of six tales about the three toy friends, who have fun adventures that teach them about themselves each other and the world beyond the child's bedroom in which they live. Our book club friends listened to a few excerpts from the audiobook, shared which of the toys' tales was their favorite, and spoke of the qualities they appreciate most in their own best friends and the games and activities they enjoy with them.

Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013

dialogoEl Día de los Niños/el Día de los Libros is a nationally recognized program of the American Library Association that celebrates cultural diversity and promotes literacy.

We will be having some special programs next week:

Published on Sunday, April 21, 2013

Dream Eyes

A patron read Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz and couldn't put it down.

Her review: "Romance, fantasy, science fiction and a happy ending, plus a bit of danger!"

Keep talking about what you're reading.