Here's to Great Women; May we know them, May we be them, May we raise them
Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.
Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
There is one thing you will notice about Eddie Huang fairly early on in his new memoir: he hates you. There are only two things he loves: food and hip-hop -- both the music and the culture.
Petworth Library kids receive an Obama appreciation letter!
Published on Monday, February 25, 2013
On Jan. 16, we successfully hosted the fun and fancy Petworth Kids’ Inaugural Ball.
During this special family affair, our young people created a mural, entitled “Dear Mr. President” containing their thoughts and congratulations for our re-elected Leader of the Free the World. Upon the children’s request, we mailed a letter and some event photos along with the mural to the White House forthe President’s perusal.
Much to our delight, the President took time out of his busy schedule to write back to the students!
A Black History Month Program by the Smithsonian African American History Museum
Published on Thursday, February 21, 2013
Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
On December 1, 1955, a shy, unassuming woman became internationally prominent.
Rosa Parks never intended to have one seemingly simple decision transform her life and history. But because she couldn’t think of any reason to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus, Martin Luther King Jr. was catapulted to the forefront of the nascent civil rights movement, and America was changed forever.
Petworth Library currently has a display of books about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott, including:
Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A patron couldn't put down Killer Crust, by Chris Cavender.
It has "likable characters, clever plot," they said.
Keep telling us what you think about the books you are reading!
Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
We learned about Chinese New Year customs, watched a video of a dragon dance, found our Chinese zodiac animals, and danced with red crepe paper to Chinese music. Each child received a red good luck envelope with candy and a fortune cookie inside. We made dragon puppets because dragons are lucky.
We also made snakes because 2013 is the year of the snake.
Stay tuned for more fun kids' programs at the Petworth Library!
Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A patron reading Rapture by J. R. Ward said they couldn't put it down.
Published on Friday, February 1, 2013
There are some librarian stereotypes that just don't describe me.
- I'm not 200 years old.
- I don't "shhhhh" every child that makes a sound.
- I have perfect vision without coke-bottle glasses.
- I'm definitely not neat and tidy.
There are some librarian stereotypes that DO describe me:
- I'm obsessed with cats.
- I often wear a bun in my hair.
- Cardigans are a fashion must!
- ... and most of all, I love books.
2012 might have been my busiest year of reading... EVER. I was so excited about so many of the books I've read over the past year, I decided to bring them all together in one place and recreate my 'bookshelf' for everyone to check out.