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Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March is National Nutrition Month.  Eathing a healthy and balanced diet can be challenging. 

For more information, consult the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Petworth Library has a display of books about nutrition and healthy eating, including:

A new Petworth's Mature and Motivated event

Published on Monday, March 18, 2013

senior friendsJoin us as we kick-start our new programming, "Petworth's Mature & Motivated," specifically targeted to adults who are fabulous at 50+ years of age!

Our first event, the "Get To Know Your Neighborhood Fair," takes place in the Petworth Library meeting room on Tuesday, March 26 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Come learn about various local senior advocacy and outreach organizations that offer programs specifically for YOU at low or no cost! Share your suggestions on upcoming library programs designed for our savvy "seasoned" patrons. 

Our featured organizations will be:

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Here's what Petworth Library patrons have been reading.

Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

Check In @ Your Library

Here's to Great Women; May we know them, May we be them, May we raise them

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013

wecandoitMarch is Women's History Month. Come to the Petworth Library to get books about great women and girls:

The Pirate Queen: The story of Grace O'Malley, a 16th-century Irish pirate

Mighty Jackie the Strike Out Queen: A 17-year-old who struck out basebell legend Babe Ruth!

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

Book cover for Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie HuangThere 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

having our sayOn 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
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Quiet Courage

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: