Petworth Library opens Monday, February 28. Join us for the Grand Opening Party on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Published on Friday, February 18, 2011
The Petworth Interim Library closed on Monday, February 7, 2011, and since then, staff have been busy moving materials, setting up computers and readying the remodeled library facility located at 4200 Kansas Ave, NW to welcome the community.
The library building, erected in 1939, has been renovated to better suit the needs of the community. Spaces and materials for children, teens and adults are all present within the remodeled building, as well as community meeting space and computers.
The Petworth Neighborhood Library will reopen on Monday, February 28, and it is hoped that you mark your calendars for the Grand Opening Celebration taking place Saturday, March 12!
Published on Monday, February 7, 2011
The Petworth Interim Library is now closed.
The newly renovated Petworth Neighborhood Library will open on February 28, 2011. Customers may pick up their holds at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library on the corner of the 7th St and Rhode Island Ave NW beginning Monday afternoon, February 7.
Returns may be made to any District of Columbia Public Library. Visit the library online at http://dclibrary.org.
Thank you for your patience.
Published on Friday, January 21, 2011
Celebrate Chinese and Vietnamese New Year with us on Thursday, February 3rd at 4pm. We will watch a dragon dance, find our Chinese Zodiac animal, and make a dragon puppet. All ages are welcome.
Published on Monday, January 3, 2011
Are you a long-term resident of Petworth? Or do you know someone who is? We are recruiting volunteers who can share their memories and experiences of living in Petworth and visiting the Petworth Neighborhood Library. We are compiling oral histories to share with the community at our grand reopening festivities in late February or early March 2011.
Contact us to schedule an interview with a member of our staff. Staff can transcribe your fond memories for future publication on our web page. We hope some of you will be willing to serve on a panel of speakers during our grand opening. No writing is required, just a willingness to speak about what you remember with a respectful audience.
Published on Thursday, December 30, 2010
Did you ever wonder what happened after "happily ever after" or after the dish ran away with the spoon? What if Cinderella were a cowboy on a ranch, instead of a young woman, or if the princess saved the prince from the dragon? We have these "fractured fairy tales" that are told with a twist, at the library. Come check some out, and hear the Big Bad Wolf's side of the story!;
Published on Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Hey kids and parents! Do you need something to read over the winter break? DC Public Library has great links to help you find super books! You can explore BookFlix which pairs picture books and nonfiction books that have similar themes. Children can read the books, and listen to them as well! Click here to try it. Another great resource is Novelist K-8. You can look up books for ages 0-8, 9-12, and teens. You can search for books based on genre, author, title and series.
Published on Thursday, December 16, 2010
Published on Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The interim library will close at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, February 5.
Customers can pick up holds at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library and library
materials may be returned to any DC Public Library.
The NEW Petworth Library will open Monday, February 28 at 4200 Kansas
Avenue, N.W. Mark your calendars for the Grand Opening Party on
Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The parking lot will be temporarily closed for six weeks after the
library opens to remove the interim building and to resurface
the parking lot.
Published on Monday, December 6, 2010
Come to the Petworth Library to make a marshmallow snowman! We will read snowman stories, then make an edible snowman that children can take home. This activity will take place Monday,December 13th at 4:00 pm. All ages are welcome, but younger children may need an adult's help.