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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?  

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

Paper FlowersTweens, join us Friday, May 9 at 4 p.m. for a fun paper flower craft in honor of Mother's Day. Come make something special for the lovely ladies in your life!

Ages 9-12.

Japan's Gift to America

Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

cherryblossomsThousands of people visit Washington, DC each year to see the beautiful cherry trees that surround the Tidal Basin. Do you know how the cherry trees got here?
If you'd like to know this fascinating story, you need to read the book Eliza's Cherry Trees: Japan's Gift to America

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

Image of people walkingAre you fabulous at 50+?  Are you looking for a way to get out, meet new people, get some exercise and fresh air, and explore the Petworth neighborhood?  The Petworth Pacers, our walking fitness program for seniors, began last summer and fall to foster fitness and friendship.  We’re getting the Pacers group up and running, err, walking again on May 4, just in time for Older Americans Month. 


Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

incorrigibleHave you ever heard the expression, "Those children must have been raised by wolves!" to refer to children that are exceptionally naughty?

Well, Alexander, Beowulf and Cassiopeia Incorrigible were!

Their young nanny, Miss Penelope Lumley, had taught them the Greek classics, stopped them from chasing squirrels and given them lots of love and affection. Now they only howl at the full moon, and chase chickens once in a while. 

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014

oam logoMay is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.

From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month. 

Each year, the Administration for Community Living, an organization of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, selects a theme for Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow,” focuses on injury prevention.

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

Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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 April:

Published on Saturday, March 29, 2014

Jobseekers ImageJobseekers’ Drop-in Clinic
Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
One-on-one help for jobseekers including help job searching, formatting resumes, and more. 
AARP Tax Assistance
Every Monday, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., and every Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tax assistance free to taxpayers with low and moderate income with special attention to those 60 and older.  The last date will be Monday, April 14.
Family Story Time
Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Story time event for all ages.
Every Saturday at 11 a.m.