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Show off your scientific knowledge!

Published on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Do you have a head for trivia? Do you have a head for science trivia? Our Trivia and Movie Night is the place to show off all your science knowledge. There will be all kinds of questions asked about the scientific world – from animals to planets to the human body. The questions will be of varying difficulty levels but rest assured, the more challenging ones will be multiple choice. You can compete individually or bring a friend (or the kids) to form a team but the one with the most knowledge will win a prize! 

If you need to brush up on science facts prior to trivia night, check out some of these books: 

Children's Book Week 2014

Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014

Children's Book Week, which takes place from May 12-16, has been celebrated every year since 1919.
That makes 2014 the 95th year!
At the Petworth Library, we asked children to wear a mustache and show us their favorite book.
Many children joined in this silly activity and had fun.
Even Ms. Bridgid and Ms. Lauren joined in!
We mustache you to come to the library and get lots of great books!

"Come back, and come often."

Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful week in New Orleans. We enjoyed walking through the city and admiring the beautiful homes.
Curious to see some of NOLA's great buildings for yourself? Try these books about New Orleans architecture: 

New Orleans Style Past and Present
New Orleans, a Pictorial History

Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

OrigamiTweens, join us for a weekly origami craft on Wednesdays in June where you’ll learn the basics of this Japanese tradition and make your own creations to take home.
What is Origami?

Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lego BingoTweens, join us for a fun game of Bingo with a twist. Test your skills at identifying Lego pieces and see if you’re the lucky winner.

The fun begins Tuesday, June 3 at 4 p.m. on the second floor.

Knit and Crochet Club

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

yarnPetworth Purls is a fiber arts club for anyone who wants their knit and crochet with talk and tea.  

All are welcome to come and work on their projects-in-progress, from simple scarves to heirloom pieces. 

Purls meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  The next meeting is on June 3.  Happy stitching!

Tweens, come see what Petworth Library has planned just for you!

Published on Friday, May 2, 2014
Tweens, come see what Petworth Library has planned just for you!

We are happy to feature programming for children of all ages, including tweens. Who are tweens, might you ask? Well, they have outgrown story time for little ones but are not quite old enough to be in the teen space. So, if you happen to be an older elementary student/early middle schooler who is somewhere between the ages of say 9-12, tween programming is for you! 

Here's what we have lined up for tweens in May:

Published on Friday, May 2, 2014

Book cover of  JLA, divided we fall by Mark WaidFree Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 3 All Day 
Join us for our inaugural participation in Free Comic Book Day; a national event to promote reading for all ages. As long as supplies last on May 3, we’ll be giving away various comics donated by multiple comic book distributors. Comics will be available until the library closes or we run out of books to give away.  Don't forget to browse our fantastic collections of graphic novels and manga that are always available for you to check out! We hope to see you here for this fun, FREE event for everyone!

We celebrated Children's Day/Book Day

Published on Friday, May 2, 2014

El Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) is a celebration of cultural diversity and literacy, and is nationally recognized by the American Library Association.
Día week is celebrated from April 28 to May 5.

At the Petworth Library we celebrated with bilingual and multicultural stories, songs and rhymes, and made Mexican tissue paper flowers.

Improve English Skills and Make New Friends

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Perfect Phrases for ESL cover imageWould you like to improve your English conversation skills?  Enjoy conversation and fun activities?  Get to know people from all over the world?  Learn more about the library and its services?