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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.

A Fancy, Fun, Family Affair!

Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

obama famCome one, come all and hail to the chief! Dress to impress and join us on Jan. 16th at 6 p.m. in our lower level meeting room for family photos, music, snacks, inauguration-themed readings, trivia, word puzzles and crafts. Especially appropriate for families with children aged 4 and older. Special recognition will be given to trivia champs and those with the most patriotic outfits!

To ensure that there is enough for all, please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 11 to our Facebook event notice or call us at 202-645-8337, thank you! 

Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dick Francis's BloodlineOne person's 5-second review of Bloodlines by Dick and Felix Francis: "Fun if you like horses and racing." They rated it "OK."

Keep reading and tell us what you think.

Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Life of ObjectsA Petworth patron couldn't put Life of Objects by Susanne Moore down.

Remember to check the back flap and tell everyone what you thought.

Historical Tales of Adventure for Kids

Published on Friday, December 21, 2012

blue&greyThe Civil War determined what kind of nation America would be by answering two major, unresolved issues:
Would America be a confederation of independent states or "an indivisible nation with a sovereign national government; and would this nation, born of a declaration that all men were created with an equal right to liberty, continue to exist as the largest slave-holding country in the world?”*  

Published on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Petworth Book Sale

The Petworth Library cordially invites you to the Winter Wonderland Book Sale sponsored by the Friends at the Petworth Library on Dec. 15 in the lower level Meeting Room. 

Join in the fun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., when you'll find terrific bargains, great books for the whole family, and even a special children's section.

Published on Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The game of basketball was invented by James Naismith in Springfield, Mass. in December 1891. The first baskets had bottoms, and so, after every basket, the ball had to be retrieved with a ladder.

Naismith later went on to coach basketball at the University of Kansas; Senda Berenson Abbott introduced basketball to women at Smith College in 1892. 

Petworth Library currently has a display of books about basketball, including:

Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Would you like more information on adopting a child, or raising an adopted child?

Do you want to know what it's like to be adopted?

We have lots of great books that depict forever families, and how they came together: