Get support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:
Create an email account
Start a resume or cover letter
Work on an online application
Learn about the job seeking process
Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room on the lower level. Staff will be available for one hour, until 2:30 p.m.
In celebration of Pride Month, teens are invited to come out to view a film that focuses on LGBTQ issues and depicts LGBTQ characters.
This is the perfect opportunity to socialize and discuss prevalent issues facing teens today.
Feel free contact us at 202-243-1188 for the film’s title.
Do you want to learn more about history, but your short attention span gets in the way? Do you wish speakers would just get to the most interesting part and leave the rest out? Do you wish history lectures felt more like story telling?
Come to Petworth Library's history series! Hear fun speakers talk about some of their favorite historical events.
Becka Wall will be returning to talk about Teddy Roosevelt
John Tong, Speakeasy DC alum, will be talking about the Communist Revolution in China and his family history
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.
Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required.
To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist.
No experience is required. The class is free.
You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.
"Meme" Me Fashion Thursday, Jan. 8 at 4 p.m.
"Are you reading? ... BARELY!!!" “Are you going to attend this week’s teens program or Nah?!?” “You have overdue fees, but that ain’t none of my business!” Do you like these memes? Do you think you can come up with more creative ones? Would you like to rock your own memes as a graphic on a shirt? Teens are invited to come out and create memes shirts to express their love of the library or their creativity.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Week with the Petworth Library Jan. 11-18.
Teens are encouraged to artistically express themselves and continue the nonviolent fight towards equality for all. Come decorate a “dream cloud” that will state your dream for the future for yourself, your community and/or this country.
Winter is coming. It's a great time to take on reading a long fantasy series like A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.
The series that inspired the popular HBO show, Game of Thrones, is known for its intricate web of characters and surprising plot twists. Five books have been written and two more are on the way. Learning the motives and histories of each house (or family) throughout the series is hugely rewarding.
Don we now our silly sweaters, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.
Wacky clothes for winter weather, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!
Join us for our "Wacky Winter Wear" party at 5 p.m.** in the Lower Level Meeting Room on Monday, Dec. 29.
Put together your most creative, colorful, kitschy winter ensemble and prepare for an evening of tacky, wacky winter-themed stories, a craft, group games, a fashion show and snacks! This event is most appropriate for children ages 4 - 10 and their chaperones.
If you're looking for gifts, come to Petworth neighborhood on Saturday, Dec. 13.
Petworth Library will be having its Winter Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Petworth Library. The sale will be in the lower level meeting room from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what goes into making a great cup of coffee? How does the location where the beans are grown affect the taste? Come learn the answers from Joel Finkelstein, owner and head roaster at Qualia Coffee.
Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card!
This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.
Teen Open Mic NightThursday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.
Are you ready to audition for American Idol? Are you talented enough for the X-Factor? Well here is your chance to find out. Teens, come out and showcase your talent at this month’s Open Mic Night.
DIY Duct Tape GiftsMonday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m.
Wordless picture books present an interesting challenge for parents and children alike; after all, what do you do with a book that you can't read?
Yet, this genre allows children to foster their creativity as well as helps them to develop skills such as understanding and interperting context.
Although there is no specific method to reading a wordless picture book, there are ways that you and your child can enjoy them together. For instance, you can:
Narrate your own version of a story that corresponds to the pictures.