Neighborhood Library

Introducing Our "Dream Big, Read! Grand Prize Recipient!

Petworth's Kindle Fire is presented to...Diego Nicolas Acajabon!

On Wednesday, Aug, 29, I took some time to interview 10-year old Diego Nicolas Acajabon (friends and family call him "Nico"), winner of the Petworth Library's Summer Reading Challenge lottery prize. He was given several rounds of applause by curious and admiring children and family patrons in the Children's room.What school and grade do you attend?I’m in fifth grade at Murch Elementary.

Children's Programming Break

The Petworth Children's Room will take a break from programming Aug. 27 to Sept. 10 to make the transition from summer to fall programming. This will allow us to redesign and fine-tune programming needs for all ages.We look forward to providing fresh, new programming for the coming school year.In the meantime, please use the following link to see other library programs that are available for you to enjoy:

Pajama Story time Presents…The Stuffed Animal Slumber Party

On Wednesday, July 25, our pajama story time friends and some of their special bedtime buddies from home joined us for stories, songs, dances and a craft activity. After the children left and the library closed, the plush pals had a great time together!

...Let's Celebrate, It's Alright!

Keep the fun rolling through the rest of August with even more unique, daily celebration days! Visit your friendly neighborhood library for books or DVDs to enjoy with children on these special days. Some suggested titles are provided below.

John Keegan

John Keegan (1934-2012) was one of the foremost military historians of the 20th century.  Born on the eve of World War II, he taught at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst and worked as a reporter for the The Telegraph newspaper. 

Celebration Time, Come On!

For some, August in Washington, D.C. can feel oppressively humid and lengthy with no major U.S. holidays to offer a break from it all. Well, cheer up, because there are plenty of unique August celebration days to observe if you seek quirky party planning ideas or random vacation day excuses.

Cine español de Petworth!

Newly Added Spanish Language Movies

DCPL tiene una colección de películas que está llena de una variedad que todo el mundo puede ver, seleccionar, ver y disfrutar. Esta colección pasa a incluir los clásicos del pasado y muchas de las últimas películas españolas que todo el mundo está hablando!DCPL has a movie collection that is full of a variety that everyone can view, select, view and enjoy. This collection happens to include the classics of the past and many of the latest Spanish films that everyone is talking about!

XIX International AIDS Conference Comes to D.C.

This week the Petworth Neighborhood Library welcomes The XIX International AIDS Conference to the city with a display of related materials and a screening of the documentary After Stonewall.

Celebrate Anti-Boredom Month

To celebrate Anti-Boredom Month this July, the Petworth Library created a display featuring all of the “hidden treasures” in our collection. These are the items that most people don't even know we have!

Books that Shaped America

The Most Influential American Books

What books have influenced your life and why?  The Library of Congress currently has an exhibit of the American books they think have been most influential in our lives.  The exhibit, Books that Shaped America, is intended to get viewers thinking and talking about books, and offers an opportunity to suggest additional influential books. Petworth Library has a display of some of these books, including: