Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, July 1, 2011

JTeddy Bear in pajamas and bunny slippers.oin us Wednesday evenings in July and August at 7:30 p.m. for Pajama Story Time!

We will meet in the Children's Programming Room on the second floor of the library for stories, songs, and rhymes. Wear pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal.

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Petworth Neighborhood Library is participating in the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program for kids and teens. From July 5 through August 19, the library will be providing free lunch Monday to Friday at 1:30 p.m. to children ages 18 and younger. No registration or ID necessary -- just show up for a healthy meal.

An example of a typical lunch: a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, milk, an apple and a salad.

For more information on the Summer Meals Program or to find other meal locations, please visit the D.C. Free Summer Meals website. 

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

On Friday, June 17, more than 50 people came to the Petworth Neighborhood Library to decorateChildren showing off the cookies they decorated cookies for Father's Day.

Each child decorated one cookie to take home to Dad, and one cookie to eat. We had a blast! This is something that we will definitely do again in the future.

Check back for details about upcoming children's programs.

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Her Fearful Symmetry book coverHer Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger tells the story of Valentina and Julia, Illinois twins who inherit the London flat and finances of their dead aunt Elsbeth (their mother Edie’s twin sister).

Published on Monday, June 13, 2011


Join us at the Petworth Neighborhood Library Saturday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m.

We will hear the story Kallaloo, listen to Caribbean music and make a mask.

Wear your mask to the Caribbean Parade and Carnival on June 25!

All ages are welcome, but young children will need adult assistance.

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Please join us this Saturday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the children's programming room on the second floor of the library for stories, songs and rhymes.

All ages welcome!

Published on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bookcover JapanOur Summer Reading program, One World, Many Stories, has begun!

Read books, attend programs and travel the world all summer. 

The first destination of the journey is Japan. Get your passport, learn about Japan and make candy sushi! Join us Wednesday, June 1, at 4 p.m.

All ages are welcome, but young children may need adult assistance.

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2011

J A Book About Peace oin us on Friday, May 27, at 4 p.m. to "Reflect on War." We will read & discuss The Enemy: A Book about Peace by Davide Cali and Serge Bloch, and make a potato print craft!

Children ages 6-12 (younger children are welcome, but may need adult assistance).

Groups: please call to register.

Published on Monday, May 23, 2011

Meetings of the Board of Library Trustees are generally held on the fourth Wednesday every other month at various library locations throughout the system. These meetings are open to the public.

Important Notice
Effective November 18, 2009, the public participation process at the Board of Library Trustees meetings has changed.  More information is available in the revised public comments procedures.

The District of Columbia Public Library was created in 1898 by an Act of Congress. It was set up as an independent agency that would serve as the “people’s university.” 

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m., Kent C. Boese and Lauri Hafvenstein, the authors of Park View, a recently published book about the Park View neighborhood of Washington D.C., will be speaking in the Petworth Neighborhood Library Meeting Room. 

Come hear stories about the history of the Park View neighborhood, and find out how a local history book such as this is researched. 

After the talk, Boese and Hafvenstein will be available to sign copies of their book.