Neighborhood Library

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

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?

Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

familystorytimeThe Petworth Children's Room will take a break from programming Aug. 27 to Sept. 10 to make the transition from summer to fall programming. This will allow us to redesign and fine-tune programming needs for all ages.

We look forward to providing fresh, new programming for the coming school year.

In the meantime, please use the following link to see other library programs that are available for you to enjoy:

Published on Monday, August 13, 2012
Dream Big

On Wednesday, July 25, our pajama story time friends and some of their special bedtime buddies from home joined us for stories, songs, dances and a craft activity. After the children left and the library closed, the plush pals had a great time together! Let's see what antics our cameras caught after the library closed down for the night.


First, our friends challenged each other to a game  of Angry Birds, then they decided to have some popcorn and watch "The Muppets" starring the one and only Kermit, the Frog!

Published on Monday, August 13, 2012

celebrate summerKeep the fun rolling through the rest of August with even more unique, daily celebration days! Visit your friendly neighborhood library for books or DVDs to enjoy with children on these special days. Some suggested titles are provided below.

16 National Tell a Joke Day: The Everything Kids' Joke Book: Side-Splitting, Rib-Tickling Fun