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Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
On Monday, Feb. 11, the Petworth Children's Room celebrated Chinese New Year.

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

RaptureA patron reading Rapture by J. R. Ward said they couldn't put it down.

Published on Friday, February 1, 2013

Librarian stereotypeThere 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.

(a "new" book review)

Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Published on Monday, January 28, 2013
We are excited to announce the arrival of many new Spanish language DVDs for kids. All your kids' favorite characters are here: Elmo, Charlie and Lola, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Bert and Ernie and more!

Come to the Petworth Library, pick out some movies, and snuggle in for a cozy family movie night!

The titles featured in the photo are:

A Joyful Petworth Kids' Inaugural Ball

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

On Jan. 16, Petworth Library hosted its first Inaugural Ball for children and their families! We began the evening with an energetic follow-the-leader style dance, called “Ziggy Says” (akin to Simon Says). Then we greeted our guests and had a brief discussion about the significance of the presidential inauguration, which includes the oath of office and the inaugural address.
change has come

Great Teen Events in January and February

Published on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Teens it's 2013. This is your year!

The P.E.T. Clique (Petworth Exuberant Teens) would like to extend an invitation for you and your friends to come out for some great programs in January and February:

Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Last ManA patron couldn't put down The Last Man by Vince Flynn.

Their take: "Flynn's best yet!"

Keep reading and telling everyone what you think.

Gateway to America

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

On Jan. 1, 1892, Ellis Island opened as an immigration station in New York harbor. Approximately 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. In 1965, Ellis Island, together with the Statue of Liberty, became part of the National Park System. 

Petworth Library has a display of books about Ellis Island, including:

Published on Monday, January 7, 2013

Off the GridA second patron has said that they couldn't put down Off the Grid by P.J. Tracy. 

So far, this is the only book that has been rated twice.

Keep reading and telling us what you think.