Celebrate National Poetry Month by enjoying some books from DC Public Library's poetry collection. Use the call number "811" to find haiku, limericks, concrete poems, shape poems and classics that you may remember from long ago.
Below are some of our favorite titles:
Published on Monday, April 4, 2011
Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2011
On Saturday, March 19, from 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a volunteer with the AARP Tax-Aide Program will be in the library conference room providing assistance with 2010 tax returns on a walk-in basis.
Individuals must bring their 1099s, W-2s and supporting documents. For more information about this free tax return assistance program, please visit the AARP web page.
Published on Friday, March 11, 2011
Help the Petworth Neighborhood Library celebrate
its renovation at a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here is a list of the day's programs:
- 10 a.m. Spring Art Project for Young Children
- 10:30 a.m Tour of Building
- 11 a.m Face Painting
- 12 noon Melvin Deal African Dancers & Drummers
- 12:30 p.m. Tour of Building
- 1p.m. HERstory – Art Program for Teen Girls
- 1:30 p.m. Movie Screening – Pelada (a documentary for all ages about pick-up soccer)
- 3 p.m. Petworth Oral History Panel
Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Happy Teen Tech Week 2011!
From March 6 through 12, teens across the nation are mixing, mashing, geeking out and celebrating technology at their local libraries.
Visit the library to use our awesome new iMac computers. Come in, log on, surf the web! Take photos, and upload them with iPhoto. Make music using GarageBand.
Go to these sites for cutting-edge applications:
Published on Monday, February 28, 2011
Petworth Library opens Monday, February 28. Join us for the Grand Opening Party on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Published on Friday, February 18, 2011
The Petworth Interim Library closed on Monday, February 7, 2011, and since then, staff have been busy moving materials, setting up computers and readying the remodeled library facility located at 4200 Kansas Ave, NW to welcome the community.
The library building, erected in 1939, has been renovated to better suit the needs of the community. Spaces and materials for children, teens and adults are all present within the remodeled building, as well as community meeting space and computers.
The Petworth Neighborhood Library will reopen on Monday, February 28, and it is hoped that you mark your calendars for the Grand Opening Celebration taking place Saturday, March 12!
Published on Monday, February 7, 2011
The Petworth Interim Library is now closed.
The newly renovated Petworth Neighborhood Library will open on February 28, 2011. Customers may pick up their holds at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library on the corner of the 7th St and Rhode Island Ave NW beginning Monday afternoon, February 7.
Returns may be made to any District of Columbia Public Library. Visit the library online at http://dclibrary.org.
Thank you for your patience.
Published on Friday, January 21, 2011
Celebrate Chinese and Vietnamese New Year with us on Thursday, February 3rd at 4pm. We will watch a dragon dance, find our Chinese Zodiac animal, and make a dragon puppet. All ages are welcome.
Published on Monday, January 3, 2011
Are you a long-term resident of Petworth? Or do you know someone who is? We are recruiting volunteers who can share their memories and experiences of living in Petworth and visiting the Petworth Neighborhood Library. We are compiling oral histories to share with the community at our grand reopening festivities in late February or early March 2011.
Contact us to schedule an interview with a member of our staff. Staff can transcribe your fond memories for future publication on our web page. We hope some of you will be willing to serve on a panel of speakers during our grand opening. No writing is required, just a willingness to speak about what you remember with a respectful audience.
Published on Thursday, December 30, 2010
Did you ever wonder what happened after "happily ever after" or after the dish ran away with the spoon? What if Cinderella were a cowboy on a ranch, instead of a young woman, or if the princess saved the prince from the dragon? We have these "fractured fairy tales" that are told with a twist, at the library. Come check some out, and hear the Big Bad Wolf's side of the story!;