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'Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg'

Book Review

As a young girl growing up in Gettysburg, I often heard about the experiences of the soldiers that fought in the three-day Civil War battle. But we rarely heard about the experiences of the townspeople.

Guess Who's Going To Prom?

Prom is fast approaching and the list of things that need to be done keeps growing and growing. From finding a date to picking out the perfect dress or tuxedo, prom can be a very stressful time. However, it does not have to be. So take a break from planning and check out one of the prom-themed books on display in the Teen Area. On display, you can find books such as:

Celebramos el Día de los Niños/el día de los libros

We celebrated Children's Day/Book Day


Teen Programs for May

National Bike MonthWednesday, May 1 @ 4 p.m. in the Meeting Room

NEW! Petworth Pacers

A walking fitness program for "Petworth's Mature and Motivated"

Do you want to stay FIT and FABULOUS at 50+?"Petworth Pacers," our new, FREE walking fitness program takes off on Tuesday, April 30! All walkers should bring their own water bottle (and a small face towel for perspiration if you prefer) and dress in comfortable, movement-oriented clothing.

"Toys Go Out" with the Petworth Kids' Book Club

Petworth Kids' Book Club members met together on Friday, April 12 to discuss Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins. The book consists of six tales about the three toy friends, who have fun adventures that teach them about themselves each other and the world beyond the child's bedroom in which they live.

Celebrate Día Week at Petworth Library

El Día de los Niños/el Día de los Libros is a nationally recognized program of the American Library Association that celebrates cultural diversity and promotes literacy.We will be having some special programs next week:

What You're Reading

A patron read Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz and couldn't put it down.Her review: "Romance, fantasy, science fiction and a happy ending, plus a bit of danger!"

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: