Neighborhood Library

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:

Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2011

In September 1850, California became a state.  Among other things, it is famous for its beaches, vineyards and mountains.  Or is it really famous for earthquakes, Donner Pass and Alcatraz?  Or maybe sea lions in San Francisco and sea otters in Monterey. 

Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pajama Story Time will continue through the fall! To accommodate children who will be going to bed earlier to wake up for school, the program will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, instead of 7:3 Goodnight Moon 0 p.m., starting in September.

Children may wear their pajamas and/or bring a favorite stuffed animal to Pajama Story Time. The program is for infants to six-year-olds.

We are looking forward to reading bedtime stories with you!

Published on Monday, August 29, 2011

MagnetsOn Wednesday, August 24, we had a great party at the Petworth LibrarPrizey.

We celebrated the children, all the books they read over the summer, and going back to school. We made back-to-school magnets, candy sushi, and played freeze dance. Every child was able to choose a prize from the treasure chest. Make sure to keep an eye on this page for the next party!

Published on Monday, August 15, 2011

Former Georgetown basketball star and current Boston Celtic Jeff Green traded his team jersey for a superhero costume at the Petworth Neighborhood Library last Friday.  Green was a special guest at “Create Your Own Superhero,” a library summer reading workshop.

Published on Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Petworth Neighborhood Library is now open. 

Published on Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Troubled Man book cover The Petworth Fiction Book Club will meet on Monday, August 15, at 7 p.m.  We are reading Troubled Man by Henning Mankell.

Please join us.