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Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (1930-2013), a native of Nigeria, was one of the first prominent postcolonial African authors.  His first novel, Things Fall Apart, came out in 1958, and is now read in schools around the world.  Achebe won the Man Booker Prize in 2007.  Petworth Library has a display of books by and about Achebe, including:

Teen Area Book Display

Oblivion Watch-A-Likes

Need a break from your schoolwork? Come by the library and check out one of our book displays in the teen section!

Gardening with Kids

Grow It, Cook It, Eat It!

Veggies taste so much better when you've grown them yourself! Get your hands in the dirt and plant some seeds or seedlings! Kids and adults alike can enjoy growing vegetables, fruits and flowers, whether you have an acre, a plot, or just a window box.It's fun to watch your plants grow bigger, and so satisfying to be able to eat them and cook with them.

Pajama Story Time: Jazz In My Jammies!

Two Jazz-Themed Pajama Story Time Sessions

Let’s celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month!Jump into your jammies, grab a rhythm instrument and join us for some recorded jazzy jams, swinging stories, dandy dances, plus a take-home craft.We're offering two special Pajama Story Times at 7 p.m. in the children's programming room on the second floor, for children ages 3 to 7 years:

Teen Programs for April

Programas de Adolescentes para Abril

Young Playwrights’ TheaterTuesday, April 2 to Thursday, April 4 at 3 p.m. in the Meeting Room.Tuesday, April 9 to Thursday, April 11 at 4 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

Spring is Here!

On Wednesday, March 20, the Petworth Library Children's Room welcomed spring.We learned what seeds need to grow, we read some poems and books about seeds and plants, and then we planted seeds! Each child was able to plant one flower (daisy, sunflower, morning glory) and one vegetable (green bean, spinach, carrot).

What Should I Eat?

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:

Get To Know Your Neighborhood Fair

A new Petworth's Mature and Motivated event

Join 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.

What Did You Think?

Here's what Petworth Library patrons have been reading.

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