Neighborhood Library

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:

Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's never too late to join the Petworth Kids' Book Club...origami yoda

Stop by and grab a copy of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. You will giggle at a group of sixth-grade Star Wars fans who try to uncover whether their classmate's wise origami Yoda is just an ordinary paper puppet or if he really uses "the force" to predict the future!

Presidential Elections

Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2012

In the next week, we will hear a lot about the two Presidential candidates.  Four years ago, Barack Obama became the first African-American president.  If Mitt Romney wins the election, he would be the first Mormon president. 

Between the unsettled areas of the Middle East and southeast Asia, and economic uncertainty in the United States and Europe, the entire world is watching the outcome of the election. Petworth Library has a book display about the two main candidates, the history of U.S. elections, and political activism, including:

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.