Petworth
Neighborhood Library

What You're Reading

A patron read Pacific by Tom Drury.They didn't finish it."Too much like bad television," they wrote, "shallow, superficial and tedious."

What Did You Think?

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

Science in the Summer!

A Free Science Lab for Kids

Science 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)

Summer Reading Completion Goal

Mr. Jordan has a special incentive!

 Teens, it's that time of year again... Teen Summer Reading!!

Sharing Stories With Our Grand-Friends

A DC Read-In event to cherish grandparents

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.

Caribbean American Heritage Month

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

Renata Digs Reading!

Dig Into Reading at the Petworth Library

Meet 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.

Who Got Caught Reading?

Petworth 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.

Teen Summer Reading Book Display- June

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. 

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