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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. 

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Teddy Bear Picnic ImageBring a blanket and your teddy bear or other favorite stuffed animal to Family Story Time on Saturday.

We will sit on the front lawn and hear stories, poems and songs about teddy bears. 

Saturday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. All ages are welcome.

Published on Saturday, May 7, 2011

Story TimeWe have seen a steady increase in attendance at our weekly Story Time programs since the library's re-opening. While we are delighted to reach as many children as possible, the children's programming room can no longer accommodate all of the neighborhood children and parents/caregivers who visit the Petworth Library to participate in Story Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Beginning the second week of May, Baby/Toddler Lap Time (Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.) and Preschool Story Time (Thursdays at10:30 a.m.) will be held in the large meeting room on the library's lower level. We look forward to seeing you there!

Published on Monday, April 25, 2011

Jazz musiciansJazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is ending soon, even though you should really celebrate America's music 365 days a year!

In honor of the music and the 10th Anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month, help us celebrate by attending our Jazz Concert, Wednesday, April 27, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the  Smithsonian Institute's JAM Program, the concert will feature live jazz music by teen musicians of the Music Teaching Project All-Stars. This concert is for all ages.

Published on Friday, April 22, 2011

Join us for a bilingual English/Spanish story time and craft for the whole family, Monday, April 25, at 4:00 p.m., followed by the Maru Montero Latin American dancers at 5 p.m.

Published on Thursday, April 14, 2011

If you missed the Girls Rock! DC Instrument Share, check out these library materials about girls who rock and women musician: