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Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, November 2, 2012

monstermashWow, we had so much fun at our Halloween Party!

We listened to The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, danced the "Monster Mash," and had a parade and trick-or-treating.

If you missed it, make sure you come next year!

Kids Can Read About Elections and the Presidency and Vote for President

Published on Thursday, October 25, 2012
electionpic Hey kids! Have you ever wondered how the presidential election works? Do you want to learn more about what the president does? Would you like to vote for the next president?

Kids can vote for president on Nov. 6 at the Petworth Library. Cast your ballot from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. We will announce the winner at 5 p.m., and post the winner on Facebook.

Check out these great books to learn more about how the president is elected, and what the president's job is:

Petworth Library's Winner: Olivia Renne!

Published on Friday, September 28, 2012

Olivia winsCongratulations to Olivia Renne, Petworth Library’s winner of “The Book that Shaped Me” Essay contest! Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and DCPL, our writing contest required rising fifth- and sixth-grade students to craft a 500-word essay on a book that made an indelible impression on them.

Published on Friday, September 28, 2012

The National Book Festival is sponsored each year by the Library of Congress, and was the brainchild of First Lady Laura Bush. Petworth Library has a display of books by some of the authors who were featured at the 2012 Festival, including:


A Story of Kindness and Hope

Published on Wednesday, September 12, 2012

wonderbookcoverWonder, by R.J. Palacio, is the story of August Pullman, a regular 10-year-old kid who loves Star Wars, playing video games, hanging out with his friends, and playing with his dog.

First Man on the Moon

Published on Monday, September 10, 2012

In October, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched the first human-made satellite, Sputnik, into space.  Four years later, in April 1961, Yuri Gagarin, also from the Soviet Union, became the first human to orbit Earth. In response, in May, 1961, President John Kennedy announced, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” 

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins successfully achieved this goal in July, 1969.

Save the Date: Tuesday, Sept. 11

Published on Friday, September 7, 2012

welcome backWe’re baaaack! It's the moment we've all been waiting for: On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Petworth Neighborhood Library’s children’s programming resumes.

We're ready and refreshed this autumn with a few special additions.

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Baby/Toddler Lap Time (ages 0 – 2)
Stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and baby bounces.

Wednesdays at 7 p.m.: Pajama Story Time (ages 0 – 7)
Stories, songs, movement and to captivate your body and brain before bed.

Thursdays at 10:30 am: Preschool Story Time (ages 3 – 5)
Stories, songs, movement, rhymes and finger plays.

Published on Thursday, September 6, 2012

Have you been to the Petworth Library in the last few weeks? You might have noticed the new display: "Now Showing" in the lobby.

With autumn quickly approaching, a new movie season is about to start; a movie season filled with movies based on books! If you are anxiously awaiting the movie premiere, come down to the library and check out the book first.

photo of Petworth Library display tableCosmopolis
In theaters:  Aug. 17

Published on Thursday, September 6, 2012
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Campers from the YMCA Calomiris Center learned about Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden, symbolism, collages and masks of the world.

They made plaster masks and collage self-portraits, which are on display on the second floor in the children's room.

Petworth's Kindle Fire is presented to...Diego Nicolas Acajabon!

Published on Thursday, August 30, 2012

Nico's KindleOn Wednesday, Aug, 29, I took some time to interview 10-year old Diego Nicolas Acajabon (friends and family call him "Nico"), winner of the Petworth Library's Summer Reading Challenge lottery prize. He was given several rounds of applause by curious and admiring children and family patrons in the Children's room.

What school and grade do you attend?
I’m in fifth grade at Murch Elementary.

What was your favorite book that you read this summer?

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