Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Petworth Neighborhood Library is pleased to present the following computer classes in December:

Wednesday, December 7
PC Basics (for those who are unfamiliar with a computer)

Wednesday, December 14
Word Basics (for those who are comfortable using a computer and want to learn to format documents)

Wednesday, December 28
Internet/E-mail Basics (for those who are comfortable using a computer and want to learn more about using the Internet, create an email account or get more comfortable using e-mail)

All classes begin at 7 p.m..  Please stop by the library, or call 202-243-1188 to sign up, as classes are limited to 10 students.

Learn About the Culture with Books from the Petworth Library

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Come visit the children's room at the Petworth Library to get books about Native Americans past and present, myths and legends, art and culture, food and crafts, picture books and chapter books:

wilmamankillerbookWilma Mankiller, Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1985-1995

Join Us Thursday, November 10, to Play Wii and Board Games

Published on Monday, October 31, 2011

The American Library Association has designated November 12, as the fourth annual National Gaming Day. To learn more about National Gaming Day, visit the ALA website.

We will be celebrating two days in advance, on November 10, by playing Nintendo Wii and an assortment of other games, including Monopoly, Scrabble and Checkers! 

Thursday, November 10
4 p.m.
Ages 8 to 12
Groups: please call to register: 202-243-1188.

More Than 115 Attended, with Many in Costume

Published on Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween PumpkinsAt Friday afternoon's Halloween Party, neighborhood children and their families/caregivers gathered in the library's Meeting Room (decorated for the occasion with spiderwebs, pumpkins and bats) for Halloween rhymes and a spooky story, and then we all paraded through the library to show off our costumes and get treats from each of the librarian's desks! After that, we had a snack, and each child decorated a pumpkin to take home.

Published on Monday, October 17, 2011

Have you read The Other Wes Moore?  Are you a fan of The Wire or Ace of Cakes?  Are you a not-so-secret supporter of the Ravens and the Orioles?  Discover some books set in Baltimore at Petworth Library.  Among them are:

Baltimore Chronicles

Baltimore Chronicles

Published on Saturday, October 15, 2011

Join the Petworth Fiction Book Club on Monday, October 17, at 7 p.m. to discuss The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore.

Though our book club usually reads fiction, we are making a departure to read this memoir because October's topic is DC Reads. DC Reads is a DC Public Library literacy program that promotes reading for pleasure by having city-wide celebrations focusing on one book. The goal is to appeal to a wide audience--high school students and adults of all ages--to generate in-depth questions and discussion. DC Reads uses various artistic means to discuss, display, entertain and celebrate the joy of reading.

Published on Friday, September 30, 2011

Petworth Neighborhood Library customers have been enjoying free yoga classes, courtesy of Yoga Activist, twice each month since August. The skilled yoga instructors have just scheduled additional classes through the end of the year! Please see below for dates and times.

Drawing of a woman doing yogaThese beginner level classes are open to everyone. No experience is necessary. If you've ever wanted to try yoga, this is the perfect opportunity!

Classes begin at 11 a.m. Dress comfortably, and bring your water bottle to stay hydrated. Yoga mats are available. There is no need to register in advance.

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15, 2011!

Come to the Petworth Neighborhood Library to check out books about famous Latinos in history and countries in Latin America, along with books by Hispanic authors, Spanish language films, Latin music CDs and more!

Published on Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jose Luis OrozcoWe had a wonderful Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with Jose Luis Orozco.

Over 200 children and adults sang, danced and clapped together in this bilingual program.

Orozco provided us with a performance that was both lively and warm.Pinata

After the concert, the children took turns swinging at a pinata.

Nos divertimos mucho! We had a lot of fun!

Published on Friday, September 9, 2011

The National Book Festival will be September 24-25. Petworth Library has a display featuring some of the authors who will be at this year's festival.  Among them are: